Landry is currently set to earn under $1 million this season, which comes after he's led the Dolphins in receptions in each of his first three NFL campaigns. As not only Miami's top offensive playmaker, but also one of the team's leaders in the locker room, he's someone the organization hopes to secure to a long-term contract. Knowing that initiative, and after seeing many of his teammates taken care of financially this offseason, Landry's faith in striking a deal is evidenced by his decision to attend the Dolphins' voluntary workouts, keeping a harmonious relationship between he and the team as preparations turn toward the 2017 campaign.
Landry is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which has him slated to earn just under $900,000 this season. After leading the Dolphins in receptions in each of his three campaigns since being made a second-round pick in 2014, Landry is clearly worth more than that, and the timing is right for Miami to secure his services beyond this year. To their credit, the Dolphins have already retained free agents Reshad Jones, Andre Branch and fellow wideout Kenny Stills this offseason, and now Landry seems to be next on the list for a long-term deal. Whether talks heat up sooner or later remains to be seen, but both parties rightfully appear committed to getting a contract sorted this offseason.
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.
|P3||8/24/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|