LaRon Landry | New York Jets | DB
2012 Experience: 6th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Oh what could’ve been as we finally got a glimpse at LaRon Landry’s production in a 3-4 scheme, only to watch him suffer an Achilles injury that will likely haunt him throughout his career.
Not going to knock a guy for deciding against going under the knife, but I’m not sure Landry will ever recover from his ailment naturally, to be a sixteen games a year player.
While on the field, Landry is a DB2, but you will have to deal with him being out of the lineup, and at times it may drive you nuts.
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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While LaRon Landry was clearly the top defensive back in IDP for the nine games he played, his Achillies problems cost him the final seven games of the season. It seems that Landry was one of those players like Peyton Manning that suffered because of the lockout in that he wasn’t able to work with team trainers to get his health back on track, as he is still having continued issues at the start of came and he even admitted that he will likely need surgery after the year is complete.
Before the lockout ended I had Landry as the top defensive back to draft, but in light of his recurring issues, I have him as a No.2 defensive back and just inside the top twenty backs to draft. Basically, Landry is likely to miss more games than he plays unless he starts to show some major improvement in the coming weeks. That isn’t likely to happen with an injury like his and while he may gut it out for awhile, it should take it’s toll on him. If your willing to ride him while he’s active, he should be a good starter, but make sure you have depth on your roster to hold him when he’s out.
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I was hot for LaRon Landry as an IDP break-out defensive back last year as the Redskins were moving from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defensive scheme and that suggested Landry would get more work in the running game. Sure enough Landry was off to a rip-roaring start, as he had a huge game week one against the Cowboys and never looked back.
Landry will be the top ranked defensive back on many IDP draft boards this year because of the numbers he had in the nine games he played a year ago. If you took the tackles per game average (9.44) and stretched it out for a full season, Landry would have totaled a crazy 151 tackles on the season! That is a ridiculous number, but one has to wonder, in all of his activity, will that continue to play a role in his in-ability to stay on the field for a full sixteen games?
Only time will tell but I’m willing to roll the dice on a talent like this, in the scheme he plays in and on the team, he plays for. I suggest you do the same as well so look for Landry as the top defensive back for big play, tackle heavy and dynasty leagues this summer.
2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
This season could be a good one for LaRon Landry as the Redskins are moving to a 3-4 defense. This young talent should make a strong run for over 100 tackles as he will be free to roam around an make plays. Look for Landry as a decent value pick at your IDP fantasy football draft.