It’s going to be tough for Landry to meet his historical production in 2019. The first red flag is that Landry’s usage fell off a cliff in the eight games after Freddie Kitchens took over as the offensive coordinator. (Kitchens is now the head coach.) Under Kitchens, Landry turned 6.9 targets into 4.0 catches, 56 yards and 0.25 touchdowns. That’s a fantasy WR3 pace, though he’s being drafted as a high-end WR3. The other issue is that Odell Beckham is now on the team, and he’s likely to soak up 9-10 targets per game at a minimum. So unless this offense explodes and the fantasy pie gets a lot bigger, Landry owners might be frustrated with his week-to-week production. Optimistic owners can point to his usage over the last four seasons--he has had a minimum of 131 targets in that span--and hope that Kitchens finds ways to get him more involved than he was in the back half of 2018. There’s also an argument that Landry will be able to do more with fewer targets since the defense will be geared to stop Beckham. If that happens, Landry will have a chance for a fantasy WR2 season.
Wide receiver Derrick Willies entered training camp uncertain to make the 53-man roster. By the Aug. 3 scrimmage at FirstEnergy Stadium, he was already working with the first team alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
Antonio Callaway was, perhaps, at his best when the Browns had various other elements clicking on offense. That should be the case on a weekly basis in 2019, providing an opportunity for Callaway to thrive and exploit some potential mismatches while opposing defenses try to stop Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and other weapons in the Cleveland offense. “We have been very pleasantly and very happy with how he came back from the offseason ready to go,” Mayfield said. “Just how quick he is and you can tell he has been working on his craft. That is very exciting to see that. You bring in a guy like Odell and you re-sign some guys, and he is going to try and compete with them. That is the most important part. Competition brings out the best in them and Callaway is doing that.”
The story said this may be the most talent the Browns have had at WR - ever. Callaway is ranked just 90th on our list and is going to have to fight for targets with not only Beckham and Landy, and possibly even HIggins, but also TE David Njoku.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has expanded his circle of workout partners beyond Mark Wahlberg.
Wide receiver Jarvis Landry shared pictures and video of him, Mayfield and other members of the Browns working out in California on his Instagram account. A full roster of the players in attendance is unknown, although wideout Rashard Higgins is in one of Landry’s pictures and tight end David Njoku has posted from the workouts as well.
It's not believed that Beckham is working out with the rest of the crew, although, as the story said, no one is really sure. Landry had an undisclosed injury in OTAs, so the two are likely trying to play catch up. The story added Landry is running without any obvious issues in the posted social media videos.