Former LSU WR, Jarvis Landry, a Fantasy Football Hero in 2014? SEC fans already know what the NFL will soon be discovering. Current Miami Dolphin and former LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry can flat out produce. Possessing neither elite speed or agility, Landry is an old-school wide receiver that is going to defeat defensive backs through pin-point route running, precise body control and elite pass catching. Actually, we are underselling his hand strength, as current LSU offensive coordinator and former Ravens coordinator Cam Cameron stated Landry had some of the best mitts the long time coach had ever witnessed. Landry could be the steal of the 2014 NFL Draft, in regards to fantasy football potential, and might be the final piece to of the Fins’ offensive puzzle.
Dolphins WR Depth Chart: Anyone who watched the Dolphins in 2014 realizes Miami struggled at the slot position last year, mainly due to inconsistency at the receiver position and injuries from Brandon Gibson. With Landry taking most of the snaps at the X receiver (slot receiver) during spring OTA’s and summer workouts, it is foreseeable that Jarvis Landry could be an opening game starter. Moreover, with the speedy Mike Wallace, the dependable Brian Hartline at the outside wide receiver positions, forcing safeties play deeper than usual, Landry should have the opportunity to get behind slower linebackers in coverage and open the middle of the field and sidelines for Miami quarterback Ryan Tannelhill. Finally, last season the LSU standout had 77 receptions for 1,193 yards and ten touchdowns, if Landry can have half of this production from his senior year, the Dolphins will have one of the more dangerous receiver units in the NFL this upcoming season.
Other 2014 NFL Draft Selections from the SEC that will be great fantasy football picks:
- Jordan Matthews (Eagles) – After trading DeSean Jackson within the division to the Redskins, with Jeremy Maclin’s inability to stay healthy and Riley Cooper’s mental instability, someone on the Eagles’ wide receiver depth chart will accumulate solid statistics in Chip Kelly’s high powered offense. Our man for the job, Jordan Matthews. The former Vanderbilt Commodore and the SEC’s all time leading pass catcher Jordan Matthews, will be the benefactor of great opportunity to catch passes in Philadelphia.
- Donte Moncrief (Colts) – Much like his predecessor at quarterback in Indianapolis, Andrew Luck elevates average NFL wide receivers into All-Pro players. Is there a better example of Luck’s greatness than the play of Colts’ slot wide receiver Ty Hilton over the past two season? Moreover, with an aging Reggie Wayne coming off injury, former Volunteer Da’Rick Rogers still not developing into his potential and Hakeem Nicks years away from his All-Pro days, former Ole Miss wide receiver and 2014 Colts’ Draft selection, Donte Moncrief, should have a great opportunity to battle Ty Hilton for catches in 2014. Given Moncrief’s 6-3 stature, above average speed for his size and great hands, Colts’ head coach Chuck Pagano will find a manner to use this weapon.