Jarvis Landry has been very consistent over the last few years. It doesn’t take much TD, but the Browns receiver has always been a reliable PPR threat. He recorded at least 81 catches in each of his six seasons, and looked good last week, grabbing five passes for 61 yards. However, there is a question as to whether he will play before a Thursday Night Football clash with the Bengals. Landry is suffering from an annoying hip injury and is officially debating the game. It’s hard to know if he’ll be active or not, so football fantasy owners and DFS players will need to check their active / inactive status before making them start, making decisions regarding Landry.
We’ll have the updates below ahead of the Browns-Bengals game and until the official inactive report is released around 6:50 pm ET on Thursday night. For more fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
Will Jarvis Landry play Thursday night?
Landry was listed as a participant in Tuesday’s practice, according to the Browns official website, before recording a limited session Wednesday. It’s good news that Landry’s status seems to be trending in the right direction, but it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll play.
Because the Browns play a week earlier in the season, they could choose to sit down with Landry and make sure he is in good health come Week 3. This will give him a full week of rest to help his annoying hip, so he won’t be. be a problem in the line. Essentially, if there was a time for Cleveland to put Landry down for a game to help the injury heal, this would be it.
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On the contrary, it could be argued that Landry could play Thursday night since he will have a full 10 days between games later. It is unclear which option Browns and Landry chose because it is unclear the exact extent of Landry’s injury.
If Landry adapts against the Bengals, he can be trusted as well a high-end WR3 in a solid encounter. In PPR formats, he could move into the WR2 range because he would have to be in line to catch a lot of passes, especially if the Bengals are focusing on slowing down Odell Beckham Jr. and the Browns ’running game.
If Landry misses the game, Beckham and the first two RBs for the Browns, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, would get a boost as they would shed a lot of the offensive workload. At the recipient, Rashard Higgins would probably be the next man with KhaDarel Hodge. Both will be too risky to play in fantasy one-year leagues, but either (preferably Higgins) could be a good flyer to take on DFS tournaments in a game.
It’s also possible that Kevin Stefanski could give his tight ends more action if Landry is out. The Browns have some questionable offensive liners, so they may need some in-line blockers to help. That could open up some more reception opportunities for Austin Hooper, who is already in line for an increased workload with David Njoku (knee) in IR, and fourth-round rookie Harrison Bryant.
We will keep you informed on the status of Landry in the future. If he can’t play, fantasy owners should always have plenty of options available to fill for him considering it’s so early in the week and there are plenty of good deals to take advantage of this week.