No. 2: Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry
When hosting a charity event around Thanksgiving, Jarvis Landry was asked about his role in the Browns offense. He did his best to remain professional but also got his point across — he wanted the ball more and had no idea why he wasn’t as featured in the offense as he has been in the past.
Perhaps this was the right way to handle it because when we last saw No. 80, he was getting a lot of passes thrown his way. Baker Mayfield targeted Landry 10 times and they connected for six receptions and 111 yards.
Of course, there was the odd play-call where Kevin Stefanski decided to get too cute and had Landry line up under center. A similar play worked against the Lions as he ran in a touchdown — his only one of the season — but this time, Landry held onto the ball too long, was sacked, and fumbled it away.
Even with that blip on the radar, the offense was much better when the ball was being thrown his way — and his 18.5 yards per reception average was his best of the season by far. Going forward, Landry and Mayfield need to continue to try and connect the way they did in Week 12. With Odell Beckham gone, Landry is the best wideout left on the team and the more attention he can draw from defensive backs, the better everything else will flow.