32-Year-Old Safety – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
After posting 100 tackles for the Jaguars in 2012, Landry joined the Jets and promptly racked up 101 tackles last season. He picked off one pass and added a sack, but he's primary a tackler that hover...
Dawan Landry Contract Information:
Signed with the Jets in April of 2013.
Landry will visiti the Bills on Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Jets selected Calvin Pryor with the 18th overall pick in May's draft, and the rookie will presumably hold down one of the two starting safety spots. Antonio Allen worked alongside Pryor on the first-team defense during OTAs and minicamp, but Jets coach Rex Ryan said that he just wanted to see how the duo would communicate without Landry's veteran assistance. Assuming Pryor does in fact get one of the starting spots, Landry and Allen will likely compete for the other. While there is nothing spectacular about Landry's play, the 31-year-old safety has recorded at least 89 tackles in each of the past five seasons, and hasn't missed a game since 2008.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Jets exchanged one Landry (LaRon) for another (Dawan) in free agency, and appropriately enough, the two tend to carry similar box scores. LaRon posted 100 tackles and two interceptions for the Jets last year, while Dawan was in Jacksonville piling up 100 tackles and one interception. The Jets offense probably won't be quite as bad in 2013, and Dawan might not spend quite as much time on the field as LaRon did (1,024 snaps), but the theme shouldn't change much Ė Dawan should approach triple-digit tackles while doing little else.
Landry was predictably a high-floor, moderate-ceiling IDP in his first year with the Jaguars after leaving Baltimore in free agency. A five-year starter for the Ravens prior to joining Jacksonville, Landry averaged 94 tackles (74 solo) and 1.3 interceptions in his three full starting seasons with the Ravens, and in 2012 he finished with nearly identical totals of 97 tackles (71 solo) and two interceptions. With extremely reliable year-to-year production and good durability (Landry has played in every game outside of the 2008 season), Landry will once again be a rock-solid mid-tier IDP option, further solidified by what will likely be a shaky, turnover-prone Jacksonville offense.
Considering that the Ravens didnít blink when former starting safeties like Jim Leonhard and Will Demps left in free agency, it wouldnít be terribly surprising if they let Landry go and rolled with Tom Zbikowski at strong safety. Landry finished last year with a career-high 111 tackles (86 solo) with an interception returned for a touchdown Ė the third of his career. He probably isnít quite as effective as his numbers suggest, however, so itís no guarantee that Landry will enter the season as a starter.
Landry missed most of the 2008 season after suffering a spinal cord injury, but returned in impressive fashion with an 84-tackle, four-interception 2009 campaign. With Ed Reedís future still in doubt, Landry could be called upon to be even more of a playmaker for the Ravens in 2010
Landry's was stellar in his rookie season, racking up 69 tackles, three sack and five interceptions while earning defensive rookie of the year considerations. His follow-up season was somewhat disappointing, however, seeing a bump in tackles but recording just one sack and no interceptions. Landry has IDP potential, but that depends on which version shows up.
Used to be there was another safety on the Ravens who got all the fantasy attention. Ed Reed hasn't been tackling enough to earn a slot on most fantasy teams the last two years, however. Funny thing is, Landry played a lot more like a free safety, Reedís position, last year, with just 69 total tackles but a healthy clip of five interceptions. He returned one for a touchdown and also added three sacks to complete a year that showed off his physical skills. Heís a big boy at 220, and plays fearlessly, with great drive and abandon. We think that's likely to translate this year to better tackling, considering his impeccable play recognition. He obviously has the talent to convert playmaking opportunities on the blitz and in coverage. If he can establish a stronger tackle base, Landry can weather the inevitable ups and downs in playmaking and be a reliable IDP.