On the surface, Landry’s sixth-round ADP makes little sense. He finished the 2019 season as the No. 13 receiver (half-PPR) after a No. 20 finish the year before. The conventional wisdom that Odell Beckham would take over the Cleveland passing game in 2019 never materialized, as Landry led the team in targets (138), receptions (83), yards (1,174) and touchdowns (6). Landry had offseason hip surgery (and is reportedly “looking great”), and the run-heavy Kevin Stefanski took over as head coach for Freddie Kitchens. Beckham apparently played through a core injury and is “free and clear” after offseason surgery, and the Browns added target-heavy TE Austin Hooper via free agency. These factors have combined to sink Landry’s ADP into the sixth round, where he looks like a good value, assuming Stefanski was so run-heavy in Minnesota at Mike Zimmer’s request. Through six weeks (prior to Adam Thielen’s injury), Thielen was the No. 6 receiver while Stefon Diggs was No. 15. So Stefanski’s offense was able to support two fantasy receivers, though both players were up and down during that stretch and the Minnesota tight ends were a non-factor to that point in the season.
Oct 23 · 5:41 PM EDT