In what was an otherwise dismal afternoon, Landry stepped up with a remarkable performance and served as Matt Moore's most trusted target on the afternoon. The third-year receiver made catches all over the short and intermediate passing windows, and was typically proficient tacking on yards after receptions as well. Although he saw a slight reduction in targets overall during his first season in new head coach Adam Gase's offense, Landry still posted the second-best reception (94) and yardage totals (1,136) of his career.
Landry hauled in nine of 12 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots.
The PPR machine was in vintage form, seeing a team-high amount of targets and posting his second-highest amount of receptions on the season with them. After a four-game stretch in Weeks 9-12 where he posted just 18 receptions on 24 looks, Landry came on strong to close out the season, totaling between 76 and 108 receiving yards in four of his last five contests and also hauling in a pair of scores over that span. He remains one of the most trusted options for whomever lines up behind center for the Dolphins, and figures to be a pivotal part of the team's postseason plans.
Landry's saw a statistical downturn Saturday, as he notched just three catches for the second straight week. However, unlike last Saturday evening against the Jets, there was no play that resembled the 66-yarder that saved Landry's fantasy day in that contest. The third-year receiver will try to finish up the regular season on a strong note versus the Patriots in Week 17.
Landry topped 100 yards for the second consecutive week after failing to reach the century mark in any game since Week 3. He channeled former LSU teammate Odell Beckham on a 66-yard catch-and-run touchdown off a slant pass in the third quarter for one of quarterback Matt Moore's four touchdown passes. It looks like Ryan Tannehill's knee injury isn't going to cut into Landry's value much.
Landry secured four of six targets for 103 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the Cardinals. He also lost a fumble.
Landry's best receiving yardage total in 10 games was largely made up of a season-long 71-yard catch-and-run on a short pass in the first half. He saw a significant drop in targets after seeing a high-water mark in looks (14) against the Ravens in Week 13, but it should be noted that prior to that game, he hadn't seen double-digit passes thrown in his direction since Week 4. Therefore, Sunday's target share was more or less what has become the norm for Landry, who's seen his overall involvement in the passing game take a slight hit in head coach Adam Gase's offense. With the news that Ryan Tannehill's season could be over as a result of the knee injury he suffered Sunday, Landry could well be catching passes from Matt Moore for the balance of the campaign.
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