31-Year-Old Safety – New York Jets
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
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 Jet...
Dawan Landry Contract Information:
Signed with the Jets in April of 2013.
Landry recorded five tackles (two solo) in a loss to the Patriots in Week 2.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.