Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

TIGHT ENDS 2000

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/28/2012

Tight ends are ranked according to DYAR, or Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of the performance on plays where this TE caught the ball, compared to a replacement-level TE in the same game situations and then translated into yardage. DYAR (and its cousin, YAR, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The other statistic given is DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. This number represents value, per play, over an average TE in the same game situations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player's performance. DVOA (and its cousin, VOA, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The simple version: DYAR means a tight end with more total value. DVOA means a tight end with more value per play.

Effective Yards, listed in red, translate DVOA into a yards per attempt figure. This provides an easy comparison: in general, players with more Effective Yards than standard yards played better than standard stats would otherwise indicate, while players with fewer Effective Yards than standard yards played worse than standard stats would otherwise indicate. Effective Yards are not the best way to measure total value because they are more dependent on usage than DYAR.

DYAR and DVOA include all passes intended for the receiver, both complete and incomplete. Catch Rate represents the percentage of passes to this receiver completed. This is a reference to incomplete passes, not dropped passes: dropped passes are not specified in publicly available play-by-play, and unfortunately we cannot yet correct for this.

  • We cannot yet fully separate the performance of a receiver from the performance of his quarterback. Be aware that one will affect the other.
  • These statistics measure only passes thrown to a receiver, not performance on plays when he is not thrown the ball, such as blocking and drawing double teams.
  • All fumbles are considered equal, whether recovered by the offense or defense.
  • DPI lists the number of plays and yards where the tight end drew Defensive Pass Interference. These plays are incorporated into DVOA and DYAR, but are not included in the totals for Passes or Yards.

Clicking on a player's name will bring you to his FO player page with advanced stats through the most recent season.

RECEIVING: Minimum 25 passes, 41 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Gonzalez KC 357 1 338 1 27.7% 4 25.8% 150 1,203 1,641 9 62% 0 7/94
K.Brady JAC 190 2 195 2 23.0% 6 23.8% 94 729 943 3 68% 0 1/10
S.Sharpe BAL 142 3 148 3 13.6% 10 14.5% 105 810 883 5 64% 0 0/0
M.Pollard IND 132 4 130 4 41.7% 1 41.0% 42 439 514 3 71% 0 0/0
S.Alexander WAS 125 5 105 7 18.4% 7 14.4% 71 510 681 2 66% 2 1/7
W.Walls CAR 119 6 102 8 25.9% 5 21.2% 49 422 561 2 63% 0 3/28
D.Carswell DEN 98 7 121 5 15.8% 8 21.0% 64 495 573 3 77% 0 0/0
D.Clark DEN 96 8 107 6 31.2% 3 35.3% 38 339 420 3 71% 0 0/0
B.Chamberlain DEN 86 9 82 9 34.0% 2 32.0% 32 283 365 1 69% 0 0/0
K.Dilger IND 72 10 75 10 7.7% 16 8.2% 72 538 565 3 65% 1 0/0
J.Harris DAL 61 11 52 13 9.5% 14 6.8% 56 306 441 5 70% 0 2/35
A.Glover NO 60 12 43 14 14.8% 9 8.7% 40 281 357 4 53% 0 1/27
R.Dudley OAK 55 13 59 12 9.0% 15 10.3% 49 350 404 4 59% 1 0/0
F.Wycheck TEN 44 14 13 26 -1.0% 22 -5.4% 109 656 692 4 65% 3 1/21
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Lewis PHI 42 15 64 11 -1.5% 23 1.5% 110 735 711 3 63% 0 0/0
J.Davis MIN 38 16 26 21 12.3% 12 6.3% 29 202 245 1 59% 0 0/0
M.Bruener PIT 37 17 26 20 9.8% 13 5.0% 34 192 261 3 50% 0 0/0
B.Kozlowski ATL 33 18 33 17 12.6% 11 12.5% 25 151 214 2 60% 0 0/0
J.Riemersma BUF 31 19 36 15 0.6% 20 1.8% 60 375 402 5 52% 1 1/21
To.McGee CIN 24 20 12 27 0.6% 19 -3.4% 49 309 309 1 53% 0 0/0
J.Wiggins 2TM 22 21 32 18 4.3% 17 9.2% 28 207 213 2 64% 1 0/0
P.Mitchell NYG 20 22 36 16 1.1% 18 7.4% 37 245 249 1 68% 1 0/0
J.McWilliams MIN 15 23 23 23 0.0% 21 3.7% 29 180 207 3 76% 0 1/14
B.Franks GB 15 24 2 31 -3.3% 26 -6.8% 55 363 346 1 62% 1 0/0
D.Sloan DET 13 25 30 19 -3.8% 27 0.6% 60 379 355 2 53% 0 0/0
D.Moore TB 12 26 8 28 -4.1% 28 -5.0% 54 288 339 3 54% 0 0/0
C.Fauria SEA 11 27 22 24 -3.0% 25 1.4% 39 237 238 2 72% 1 0/0
E.Bjornson NE 10 28 -20 33 -2.8% 24 -15.9% 33 152 215 2 61% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
I.Mili SEA 8 29 7 29 -4.7% 29 -5.1% 47 288 282 3 60% 1 0/0
K.Mangum CAR 2 30 25 22 -6.4% 30 4.5% 31 215 182 1 61% 0 0/0
K.Sinceno CHI -7 31 -20 34 -9.9% 32 -14.8% 41 206 209 0 56% 0 0/0
R.Kelly ATL -8 32 4 30 -9.6% 31 -6.1% 50 340 265 2 62% 1 0/0
G.Clark SF -13 33 19 25 -10.7% 33 -2.2% 51 341 285 2 75% 1 0/0
E.Kinney TEN -15 34 -22 35 -13.2% 34 -15.9% 35 197 182 1 54% 1 1/20
A.Becht NYJ -18 35 -18 32 -15.0% 35 -14.7% 30 144 162 2 53% 0 1/10
R.Williams STL -36 36 -29 37 -26.7% 37 -22.7% 25 102 78 3 44% 0 1/0
A.Shea CLE -66 37 -51 38 -27.9% 38 -23.3% 51 302 125 2 59% 1 0/0
Ty.Davis GB -69 38 -85 39 -32.9% 39 -38.6% 40 177 77 2 48% 2 0/0
F.Jones SD -77 39 -23 36 -16.5% 36 -10.1% 130 766 533 5 55% 3 2/17
T.Hardy ARI -104 40 -120 41 -39.6% 40 -44.6% 45 160 44 1 60% 2 0/0
M.Battaglia CIN -105 41 -108 40 -53.1% 41 -54.5% 36 105 -36 0 36% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-24 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Sellers WAS 37 34 37.7% 33.8% 11 78 149 2 73% 0 0/0
J.Weaver MIA 35 31 23.0% 19.8% 15 179 175 0 67% 1 1/2
B.Collins BUF 23 11 33.4% 11.9% 10 72 97 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Thomason PHI 20 28 8.8% 15.3% 14 46 149 5 71% 0 0/0
J.Brigham OAK 16 16 4.5% 4.8% 19 107 150 2 68% 0 0/0
J.Allred CHI 12 23 4.6% 14.8% 15 109 112 1 60% 0 0/0
T.Mitchell ARI 4 -6 -1.9% -14.3% 11 80 76 0 45% 0 0/0
C.Gedney ARI 4 -3 -3.9% -9.9% 16 75 111 0 63% 0 1/16
W.Rasby DET 1 6 -6.2% -1.6% 15 78 94 1 67% 0 0/0
M.Campbell CLE 1 -5 -6.3% -12.4% 16 80 86 1 75% 0 1/1
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.LaFleur DAL -4 4 -10.4% -4.7% 21 109 110 1 57% 0 0/0
A.Jordan MIN -5 -14 -13.0% -23.4% 14 63 63 0 57% 0 0/0
D.Campbell NYG -10 -11 -16.9% -18.5% 13 46 64 3 62% 1 0/0
H.Goodwin MIA -15 -26 -22.7% -34.6% 13 36 48 1 46% 0 0/0
R.Rutledge NE -18 -16 -19.6% -18.0% 20 103 84 1 75% 0 0/0
S.Heiden SD -26 -23 -37.9% -34.1% 12 32 15 1 50% 0 0/0
L.Broughton PHI -29 -17 -30.8% -21.1% 18 104 40 0 67% 1 0/0
B.Coates BAL -39 -34 -38.7% -34.2% 18 84 20 0 50% 0 0/0
P.Hape TB -42 -41 -53.3% -52.6% 13 39 -15 0 46% 0 0/0

Any tight end rushing numbers are listed on the wide receiver page for that particular year.