Is Jarvis Landry the NFL’s most dangerous slot receiver?

Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry led the league in receiving yards from the slot this past season.

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Is Jarvis Landry the NFL’s most dangerous slot receiver?


  • Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry continued to emerge as one of the league’s most dangerous weapons out of the slot position in 2016.
  • Landry recorded 856 yards from the slot in the 2016 season, over 100 yards more than the next highest receiver (Indianapolis’ T.Y. Hilton, with slot receiving 745 yards).
  • Landry’s 65 catches from the slot were also the most in the league in 2016.
  • Despite leading the league in both yards and receptions from the slot, Landry ranked just 12th in the NFL in routes run from the slot, with 367.
  • Landry ranked fifth in the league with a slot catch rate (the percentage of receptions vs. targets while lined up in the slot) of 76.5 in 2016.
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Fantasy Slant: Landry’s prowess out of the slot has meant good things for PPR purposes. He’s seen a combined 277 targets over the last two seasons, finishing as a top-15 PPR receiver in both seasons. The one major knock on Landry’s fantasy value is his touchdown production. In three seasons as a pro, he’s found the end zone just 13 times on 382 regular season targets.

  • Jun Liang

    Love Jarvis Landry but Hilton is the most dangerous player in the slot. Landry disappears too much against good teams.

    • John Gallup

      Check the stats. His best games were against the best teams. He disappears against buffalo, SF and the like, probably because someone else steps up. His best games last year were against the Pats, Steelers and Baltimore.