Jarvis Landry

Jarvis Landry

WR - CLE
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 196 lbsAge: 25College: LSUDrafted: #63 (2nd Rd. by Miami)

Week 7 Outlook

CLE @ TB
Sun 1:00pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) WR #13
Projection 11.2 pts

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After the way you say Mayfield and Landry connect against the Jets when Mayfield came off the bench, you had to think there'd be fireworks between the two going forward. Well, it's been the opposite of that, as Landry has seen a solid 29 targets, but totaled just 11 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. That 37.9 percent catch-rate is terrible, and it doesn't help that he's dropped three of Mayfield's passes to him. Even while playing in the slot, his catch-rate is just 47.6 percent, which ranks dead last among wide receivers who've run at least 25 percent of their routes from the slot. The two need to connect in this game, as the Bucs secondary has been as atrocious as advertised. Rookie M.J. Stewart has covered the slot and has also been routinely burned. There've been 28 passes that have come his way, and just three of them have hit the ground. Over the last two weeks, he's allowed four touchdowns on just nine targets in coverage. I'm not kidding, the passer rating when targeting him his 151.5, which is the second-highest in the NFL of full-time cornerbacks. If Landry can't get it done here, there's cause for concern, but I think he will. He's a high-end WR2 and one you need to trust.

Landry has slowed a bit since QB Baker Mayfield took over as the starter, but the Tampa Bay secondary should be the perfect slump buster for Landry.

Chemistry with QB Mayfield a work in progress, but Landry's go-to role in a pass-heavy offense with the 7th-easiest ROS schedule for WRs should lead to plenty of payoffs going forward