Jarvis Landry is one of the few steady presences on the Cleveland Browns' offense. While pretty much every other player has gone through peaks and valleys over the last two years, Landry's play has remained mostly consistent.
That trend continued in Week 1 of the 2020 season. With Odell Beckham Jr. catching just 3 passes for 22 yards, Landry posted a decent line of 5 catches and 61 receiving yards. Now facing the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, Landry should be good to fire up as a solid WR2, particularly in PPR formats.
Jarvis Landry Fantasy Outlook
Landry has been outplaying Beckham for a while now. Over the last eight games of last year, Landry averaged 5.9 receptions, 77.4 yards on 8.9 targets per game while scoring 5 touchdowns. Beckham, meanwhile, turned 8.3 targets into 4.4 receptions for 57.5 yards per game (3 TDs). Landry was the WR3 in PPR during that span, while Beckham was WR25.
It's unreasonable to expect Landry to sustain that level of play, but he's going to be really reliable in fantasy. Last year, Landry posted a double-digit fantasy score in nine of his last 10 games. He might not have the ceiling that some other WRs in his range do, but few players are as consistent as he is.
He's also still not at full strength, as he played just 71 percent of Cleveland's snaps in Week 1. Better days are ahead for Landry. That could come as soon as Week 2, when Landry faces a Bengals team that was a bottom-five unit against the pass in 2019, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics.
We have him ranked as the WR23 in our Week 2 fantasy football rankings.
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