Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2016

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/2/2017

Wide receivers are ranked according to DYAR, or Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of the performance on plays where this WR caught the ball, compared to replacement level, adjusted for situation and opponent 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 WR 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 wide receiver with more total value. DVOA means a wide receiver 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 receiver 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 50 passes, 93 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Jones ATL 458 1 469 1 31.8% 2 32.9% 129 1,409 1,515 6 64% 0 6/132
M.Thomas NO 429 2 408 2 31.4% 3 29.3% 121 1,137 1,425 9 76% 2 2/35
J.Nelson GB 373 3 355 3 18.5% 9 17.0% 152 1,257 1,526 14 64% 1 1/44
T.Y.Hilton IND 360 4 332 5 17.2% 12 15.0% 155 1,448 1,510 6 59% 0 1/40
C.Beasley DAL 340 5 342 4 30.9% 5 31.1% 99 840 1,137 5 77% 0 2/13
M.Evans TB 307 6 311 6 9.8% 25 10.1% 173 1,321 1,566 12 55% 0 3/58
A.Brown PIT 276 7 286 9 9.6% 26 10.4% 154 1,259 1,418 12 69% 1 5/54
D.Baldwin SEA 272 8 297 8 14.4% 17 16.8% 126 1,125 1,220 7 75% 1 3/77
A.Thielen MIN 270 9 298 7 26.2% 6 30.3% 92 967 963 5 75% 1 1/29
P.Garcon WAS 263 10 256 10 16.3% 15 15.6% 114 1,041 1,127 3 69% 0 1/23
A.J.Green CIN 248 11 231 12 18.8% 8 16.6% 100 964 1,006 4 66% 0 3/40
D.Jackson WAS 242 12 233 11 16.5% 14 15.4% 100 1,005 1,033 4 56% 0 5/169
A.Cooper OAK 230 13 186 23 8.9% 28 4.7% 132 1,153 1,211 5 63% 1 6/98
R.Matthews TEN 229 14 218 13 14.4% 16 13.2% 108 945 1,026 9 60% 1 0/0
B.Cooks NO 224 15 212 16 11.5% 20 10.1% 118 1,175 1,088 8 67% 1 1/17
D.Adams GB 217 16 203 17 10.0% 24 8.6% 121 1,017 1,099 12 62% 2 2/68
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Williams DAL 215 17 218 14 31.3% 4 31.9% 61 594 714 4 72% 1 2/50
M.Crabtree OAK 212 18 171 28 5.3% 38 1.8% 145 1,003 1,273 8 61% 2 6/124
M.Lee JAC 210 19 191 20 12.1% 18 9.9% 105 851 998 3 60% 0 4/104
M.Jones DET 205 20 200 18 11.2% 21 10.7% 103 930 1,001 4 53% 0 7/111
T.Williams SD 201 21 173 27 9.1% 27 6.0% 118 1,032 1,050 7 58% 0 0/0
B.LaFell CIN 201 22 180 24 10.7% 22 8.3% 107 862 996 6 60% 0 5/61
W.Snead NO 197 23 187 22 11.5% 19 10.3% 104 895 955 4 69% 2 0/0
T.Gabriel ATL 189 24 192 19 36.6% 1 37.4% 50 579 590 6 70% 0 1/25
S.Diggs MIN 185 25 217 15 8.1% 29 11.7% 111 903 996 3 76% 0 1/12
T.Benjamin SD 173 26 140 40 17.1% 13 11.3% 75 691 729 4 63% 3 1/15
J.Landry MIA 170 27 188 21 4.4% 41 6.2% 131 1,136 1,062 4 72% 1 0/0
K.Britt LARM 167 28 178 25 6.5% 36 7.9% 111 1,002 952 5 61% 2 3/31
O.Beckham NYG 162 29 177 26 -1.1% 52 0.0% 169 1,367 1,374 10 60% 2 6/66
D.Thomas DEN 161 30 140 38 1.3% 48 -0.5% 144 1,085 1,186 5 63% 2 7/101
K.Benjamin CAR 157 31 140 39 4.4% 44 2.5% 117 946 982 7 54% 1 1/6
S.Smith BAL 157 32 149 33 7.0% 33 6.0% 101 799 879 5 69% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Bryant DAL 153 33 154 31 7.5% 32 7.6% 96 796 844 8 52% 1 2/60
E.Rogers PIT 149 34 150 32 18.1% 10 18.3% 66 594 615 3 73% 0 0/0
C.Hogan NE 145 35 158 29 18.1% 11 20.8% 58 680 597 4 66% 1 1/8
D.Parker MIA 139 36 141 37 7.6% 31 7.8% 88 744 767 4 64% 0 2/42
A.Jeffery CHI 134 37 140 41 5.2% 40 5.9% 94 821 810 2 55% 0 2/24
A.Boldin DET 131 38 142 36 4.2% 45 5.6% 95 584 827 8 71% 0 2/15
M.Mitchell NE 131 39 143 35 19.5% 7 22.2% 48 401 527 4 67% 0 2/78
D.Inman SD 131 40 125 46 4.1% 46 3.4% 98 810 829 4 59% 0 5/53
C.Meredith CHI 129 41 157 30 4.4% 43 8.0% 97 892 808 4 68% 3 2/31
J.Crowder WAS 128 42 127 44 4.4% 42 4.2% 99 847 801 7 68% 2 1/23
M.Sanu ATL 124 43 135 42 6.7% 34 8.4% 81 653 704 4 73% 1 1/1
R.Cobb GB 123 44 122 48 5.3% 39 5.0% 84 610 741 4 71% 0 1/13
M.Wallace BAL 122 45 129 43 1.0% 50 1.8% 115 1,017 909 4 63% 1 1/42
K.Stills MIA 120 46 144 34 6.6% 35 10.5% 81 726 682 9 52% 0 1/12
R.Woods BUF 117 47 123 47 7.9% 30 8.9% 75 613 637 1 67% 0 1/29
G.Tate DET 114 48 111 49 -1.7% 54 -2.0% 135 1,077 1,019 4 67% 1 1/4
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
P.Dorsett IND 107 49 87 53 10.3% 23 5.9% 59 528 538 2 56% 1 3/100
T.Pryor CLE 104 50 107 50 -3.3% 60 -3.0% 141 1,007 1,057 4 55% 0 4/80
E.Sanders DEN 102 51 82 55 -3.3% 61 -5.2% 137 1,032 1,042 5 58% 1 1/9
T.Lockett SEA 97 52 103 51 5.7% 37 6.9% 66 597 571 1 62% 0 2/38
T.Boyd CIN 95 53 85 54 2.3% 47 0.7% 81 603 658 1 67% 1 1/25
S.Shepard NYG 91 54 101 52 -1.8% 56 -0.7% 105 683 820 8 62% 0 1/7
T.Hill KC 88 55 67 60 1.0% 51 -2.3% 83 599 657 6 73% 1 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI 77 56 126 45 -6.3% 65 -2.2% 151 1,028 1,095 6 72% 2 2/19
C.Conley KC 74 57 56 62 1.1% 49 -2.1% 69 530 546 0 64% 1 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ 69 58 72 57 -4.5% 63 -4.2% 105 857 787 4 55% 0 2/27
A.Humphries TB 66 59 76 56 -2.1% 57 -0.6% 83 622 609 2 66% 0 2/19
J.J.Nelson ARI 61 60 70 58 -2.5% 59 -1.0% 74 568 576 6 46% 1 1/38
Jo.Brown ARI 60 61 69 59 -2.2% 58 -0.6% 73 517 554 2 53% 0 2/32
D.Hopkins HOU 52 62 33 66 -8.6% 68 -10.1% 152 954 1,111 4 51% 0 8/89
D.Moncrief IND 50 63 49 64 -1.8% 55 -2.1% 56 307 451 7 54% 0 1/7
J.Maclin KC 50 64 29 68 -4.4% 62 -7.9% 76 536 564 2 58% 0 1/12
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Edelman NE 48 65 44 65 -8.7% 69 -9.1% 158 1,106 1,077 3 62% 1 1/12
S.Watkins BUF 46 66 56 63 -1.6% 53 0.8% 52 430 409 2 54% 0 1/18
M.Floyd 2TM 42 67 57 61 -5.7% 64 -3.2% 76 488 555 5 49% 0 2/23
B.Perriman BAL 28 68 29 67 -7.3% 66 -7.1% 66 499 463 4 50% 0 3/44
D.Funchess CAR 25 69 28 70 -7.6% 67 -7.0% 58 371 433 4 40% 0 4/83
T.Sharpe TEN 23 70 8 75 -9.3% 70 -11.5% 83 522 582 2 49% 0 5/57
C.Patterson MIN 17 71 28 69 -9.4% 71 -7.5% 70 453 461 2 74% 0 1/13
A.Robinson JAC 16 72 -9 76 -11.4% 74 -13.4% 150 883 1,048 6 49% 1 9/166
T.Ginn CAR 10 73 14 72 -11.2% 73 -10.6% 95 752 590 4 57% 0 0/0
A.Hawkins CLE 9 74 10 73 -10.6% 72 -10.3% 53 324 357 3 62% 0 0/0
V.Cruz NYG 5 75 23 71 -11.8% 75 -8.7% 72 586 470 1 54% 1 1/2
J.Matthews PHI -1 76 9 74 -12.7% 76 -11.7% 116 804 734 3 63% 1 1/21
W.Fuller HOU -14 77 -15 77 -14.6% 77 -14.7% 92 630 571 2 51% 0 1/8
R.Anderson NYJ -27 78 -19 79 -17.2% 80 -15.9% 77 587 439 2 55% 1 0/0
B.Quick LARM -28 79 -15 78 -17.2% 79 -15.1% 77 564 465 3 53% 0 1/13
B.Marshall NYJ -33 80 -27 80 -15.8% 78 -15.3% 128 782 799 3 46% 0 4/80
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Green-Beckham PHI -34 81 -31 81 -18.6% 82 -18.1% 74 392 421 2 49% 0 1/5
S.Roberts OAK -36 82 -54 84 -18.5% 81 -21.4% 77 397 451 5 49% 0 2/16
A.Wilson KC -36 83 -48 82 -22.0% 83 -25.0% 51 279 263 2 61% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR -55 84 -63 86 -25.9% 88 -27.7% 53 271 260 1 51% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -57 85 -50 83 -23.9% 86 -22.5% 68 413 327 3 43% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE -57 86 -84 90 -22.9% 84 -27.7% 73 413 370 3 45% 0 1/16
N.Agholor PHI -61 87 -61 85 -23.6% 85 -23.6% 69 365 361 2 52% 1 3/66
A.Hurns JAC -72 88 -64 87 -24.1% 87 -22.8% 76 477 404 3 46% 1 3/12
T.Smith SF -78 89 -69 89 -32.9% 92 -30.7% 49 267 197 3 41% 0 1/12
Q.Patton SF -85 90 -64 88 -29.7% 91 -25.5% 63 408 281 0 59% 1 1/5
J.Kearse SEA -113 91 -90 91 -28.6% 90 -25.4% 89 511 409 1 46% 0 1/17
J.Kerley SF -126 92 -95 92 -26.6% 89 -23.2% 115 667 549 3 56% 1 2/12
T.Austin LARM -220 93 -199 93 -39.1% 93 -36.7% 106 509 351 3 55% 1 2/43

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Wright TEN 119 115 22.0% 20.8% 43 416 454 3 67% 0 1/24
A.Robinson ATL 90 90 24.1% 23.9% 32 323 333 2 63% 0 0/0
R.Shepard TB 88 97 15.4% 18.3% 40 341 387 2 58% 0 1/19
D.Amendola NE 84 96 26.8% 32.2% 29 243 298 4 79% 1 0/0
B.Coleman NO 76 80 12.2% 13.3% 38 281 363 3 68% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 70 73 14.8% 15.9% 31 203 313 4 68% 0 0/0
B.Walters JAC 69 54 13.1% 7.3% 34 231 322 2 71% 0 0/0
T.McEvoy SEA 67 74 68.0% 76.4% 11 140 167 2 82% 0 0/0
D.Thompson CHI 66 79 10.4% 14.9% 36 249 333 2 61% 0 1/45
M.Wilson CHI 64 65 37.8% 39.0% 16 160 197 1 56% 0 1/33
C.Hamilton PIT 63 62 14.8% 14.3% 28 234 282 2 61% 0 1/28
H.Douglas TEN 63 54 22.1% 17.6% 22 210 239 0 68% 0 1/19
P.Richardson SEA 56 61 7.9% 9.9% 36 288 302 1 58% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Rogers IND 51 41 5.6% 2.0% 34 276 304 0 56% 0 2/27
R.Streater SF 49 52 10.8% 12.5% 27 191 241 2 67% 0 0/0
E.Decker NYJ 48 43 17.3% 14.5% 21 194 200 2 43% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 48 51 15.3% 17.3% 22 202 208 2 55% 0 0/0
J.Hunter BUF 46 50 10.0% 12.1% 24 189 231 4 42% 0 1/29
E.Royal CHI 42 38 0.7% -0.5% 43 372 316 2 77% 1 0/0
F.Martino TB 41 43 40.1% 43.6% 11 142 123 1 73% 0 0/0
B.Tate BUF 38 39 30.6% 32.4% 11 117 126 0 73% 0 0/0
A.Roberts DET 32 31 3.0% 2.6% 25 188 214 1 56% 0 1/13
J.Taylor DEN 29 26 1.4% 0.0% 25 211 214 2 64% 1 1/14
P.Turner PHI 20 21 5.9% 6.1% 14 126 120 0 64% 0 0/0
J.Marshall NYJ 20 26 -2.4% 1.0% 23 162 184 2 61% 1 2/24
A.Benn JAC 18 17 10.4% 9.8% 10 116 89 1 50% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Wright MIN 12 12 -2.0% -1.8% 14 67 109 1 79% 0 0/0
A.Holmes OAK 8 -1 -8.9% -13.0% 25 126 193 3 56% 0 2/1
Ja.Brown ARI 6 12 -8.7% -5.2% 22 187 138 1 50% 0 0/0
D.Ayers PIT 6 13 -7.3% -1.6% 13 53 103 1 46% 0 2/42
B.Butler DAL 6 21 -10.4% -4.2% 32 219 208 3 50% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI 4 14 -11.2% -7.6% 38 282 239 1 50% 0 0/0
C.Core CIN 3 -7 -11.0% -15.7% 27 200 180 0 63% 0 0/0
C.Latimer DEN 2 0 -11.2% -12.8% 15 76 112 0 53% 0 1/10
S.Coates PIT 0 2 -12.6% -12.2% 49 435 320 2 43% 0 0/0
T.Lewis NO 0 -1 -12.9% -13.5% 11 76 70 0 64% 0 0/0
C.Harper SF -2 1 -14.2% -12.0% 21 133 123 0 62% 0 1/17
K.Aiken BAL -4 -5 -13.8% -14.0% 49 328 295 1 59% 0 0/0
J.Wright CIN -5 -8 -16.1% -17.7% 19 106 114 0 68% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Harris WAS -8 -10 -21.2% -23.5% 12 66 64 0 67% 0 0/0
K.Mumphrey HOU -11 -12 -24.0% -25.3% 12 69 61 0 83% 0 0/0
A.Burbridge SF -12 -12 -22.9% -22.7% 16 88 77 0 44% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -12 -9 -16.8% -15.8% 37 232 220 0 54% 0 1/22
D.Heyward-Bey PIT -12 -15 -21.2% -22.9% 19 114 100 2 32% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE -14 -11 -26.4% -23.7% 12 77 60 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Huff 2TM -15 -18 -21.8% -23.2% 23 113 114 1 70% 0 0/0
B.Fowler DEN -16 -16 -22.3% -21.9% 24 145 113 2 46% 0 0/0
B.Golden ARI -18 -18 -32.3% -32.8% 14 83 47 1 57% 1 0/0
W.Powell BUF -19 -18 -22.3% -21.8% 25 142 129 0 56% 0 1/19
V.Jackson TB -19 -20 -20.4% -20.8% 32 173 169 0 47% 0 2/29
T.J.Jones DET -20 -18 -33.6% -31.4% 14 93 49 0 36% 0 0/0
B.Treggs PHI -23 -24 -38.1% -38.7% 12 80 40 0 25% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Johnson TEN -24 -31 -25.4% -29.5% 23 85 116 2 39% 0 1/8
J.Janis GB -25 -23 -27.7% -26.6% 19 93 97 1 58% 0 0/0
C.Shorts TB -28 -28 -27.2% -27.0% 27 152 116 0 41% 0 0/0
R.Lewis NYG -29 -27 -31.7% -30.6% 19 97 81 2 37% 0 0/0
P.Cooper LARM -30 -27 -36.1% -33.8% 20 106 59 0 70% 0 0/0
J.Strong HOU -32 -44 -29.3% -36.1% 24 131 108 0 58% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS -35 -38 -35.0% -36.8% 19 76 76 0 47% 0 0/0
C.Peake NYJ -52 -44 -32.7% -29.9% 35 186 133 0 54% 0 0/0
J.Norwood DEN -61 -60 -36.0% -35.8% 34 215 122 1 59% 1 0/0
K.White CHI -64 -70 -35.7% -37.8% 36 187 133 0 53% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -68 -63 -66.4% -62.3% 16 46 3 0 44% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -79 -74 -48.7% -46.4% 28 99 62 1 54% 0 1/6
R.Louis CLE -82 -74 -42.5% -39.4% 36 205 103 0 50% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
T.Hill KC 119 1 127 1 45.4% 3 50.8% 24 267 3 0
T.Lockett SEA 60 2 63 2 118.2% 1 124.8% 6 114 1 0
T.Ginn CAR 47 3 49 4 19.6% 4 22.0% 14 98 0 0
T.Austin LARM 46 4 49 3 -10.8% 10 -8.9% 28 159 1 1
C.Patterson MIN 28 5 24 6 50.6% 2 40.4% 7 43 0 0
L.Whitehead DAL 26 6 32 5 7.3% 8 18.1% 10 82 0 1
J.Edelman NE 24 7 23 7 0.7% 9 -1.7% 12 57 0 1
M.Wallace BAL 17 8 18 9 15.1% 5 17.7% 5 31 0 0
M.Lee JAC 16 9 21 8 13.4% 7 29.2% 6 35 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
B.Cooks NO 14 10 16 10 13.5% 6 19.6% 5 28 0 0
R.Cobb GB 10 11 12 11 -23.1% 13 -20.1% 10 33 0 0
N.Agholor PHI 5 12 1 14 -15.2% 11 -31.6% 5 14 0 0
A.Humphries TB 5 13 5 12 -20.1% 12 -21.2% 5 18 0 0
J.Landry MIA 1 14 2 13 -32.9% 14 -29.2% 5 17 0 0
J.Holton OAK -15 15 -15 15 -85.4% 16 -85.0% 6 36 0 1
T.Pryor CLE -22 16 -22 16 -71.7% 15 -71.2% 8 21 1 1
G.Tate DET -33 17 -39 17 -101.9% 17 -113.2% 10 11 0 1