Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

Regular season totals, through Week 6

Revised as of 10/14/2014

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.
  • Opponent adjustments are currently at 60 percent strength and will gradually increase until after Week 10.

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

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Nelson GB 195 1 168 3 23.3% 10 18.2% 68 632 729 5 63% 0 2/51
R.Cobb GB 192 2 177 2 45.9% 2 41.2% 41 331 550 7 71% 0 1/44
T.Y.Hilton IND 167 3 146 6 23.4% 9 18.8% 59 605 624 1 68% 1 1/25
A.Brown PIT 158 4 213 1 19.7% 17 30.8% 61 629 632 5 67% 0 2/43
M.Floyd SD 150 5 167 4 66.2% 1 75.3% 25 362 375 3 68% 0 1/31
A.Jeffery CHI 147 6 166 5 26.5% 7 31.4% 46 495 524 2 67% 0 2/57
E.Sanders DEN 132 7 118 10 22.6% 12 19.0% 48 473 499 0 73% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL 128 8 109 12 14.8% 22 10.7% 57 439 568 4 63% 0 3/55
T.Williams DAL 126 9 130 7 45.1% 3 46.8% 29 320 365 5 62% 0 0/0
A.Boldin SF 126 10 119 9 22.8% 11 20.9% 45 397 474 1 71% 0 0/0
S.Smith BAL 124 11 111 11 14.8% 21 12.0% 55 576 551 4 64% 1 1/28
J.Jones ATL 120 12 107 13 10.9% 24 8.4% 69 620 590 3 64% 2 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 114 13 121 8 31.6% 5 34.3% 33 366 378 3 76% 0 0/0
D.Jackson WAS 107 14 92 17 19.1% 19 14.7% 42 479 431 3 55% 0 2/28
T.Smith BAL 100 15 85 21 20.4% 15 15.1% 34 227 396 3 44% 0 6/123
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Thomas DEN 100 16 79 24 10.0% 27 5.3% 55 491 505 4 56% 0 1/17
S.Johnson SF 93 17 101 14 35.9% 4 39.9% 25 236 293 2 80% 0 0/0
R.Wayne IND 92 18 83 22 9.2% 29 7.0% 54 437 478 1 65% 0 0/0
A.J.Green CIN 89 19 94 16 29.7% 6 31.8% 25 314 303 2 68% 1 2/29
B.Quick STL 89 20 96 15 20.6% 14 23.2% 35 332 349 3 63% 0 0/0
J.Jones OAK 89 21 90 19 19.5% 18 19.9% 35 328 355 3 74% 1 1/16
G.Tate DET 85 22 88 20 9.6% 28 10.5% 52 497 436 1 73% 1 0/0
J.Cotchery CAR 82 23 68 26 24.4% 8 17.9% 29 262 301 0 69% 0 0/0
E.Royal SD 81 24 82 23 19.9% 16 20.6% 34 325 320 5 65% 0 0/0
C.Johnson DET 80 25 91 18 13.8% 23 17.6% 37 348 362 2 59% 0 1/5
E.Decker NYJ 79 26 57 29 16.4% 20 8.3% 34 258 340 3 59% 0 0/0
A.Holmes OAK 79 27 70 25 22.0% 13 17.9% 29 269 302 3 52% 0 1/24
J.Edelman NE 51 28 67 27 -1.5% 37 1.9% 55 411 450 1 73% 1 3/59
M.Sanu CIN 50 29 57 30 3.0% 30 5.3% 40 354 332 3 68% 0 0/0
M.Wallace MIA 47 30 58 28 0.8% 33 4.0% 44 315 353 4 57% 1 1/21
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Benjamin CAR 47 31 37 35 -1.9% 41 -4.2% 55 418 422 4 56% 1 1/6
M.Austin CLE 46 32 53 31 10.0% 26 13.6% 26 198 232 2 69% 0 0/0
L.Murphy TB 46 33 40 34 10.3% 25 7.5% 27 206 230 2 59% 1 0/0
J.Hunter TEN 42 34 19 47 2.0% 31 -6.1% 36 314 294 1 42% 0 1/29
S.Watkins BUF 40 35 14 50 -2.0% 42 -8.9% 47 311 366 2 55% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree SF 38 36 35 37 -1.7% 39 -2.5% 44 295 337 3 64% 0 1/7
M.Evans TB 30 37 46 32 -0.8% 36 5.4% 35 258 249 2 60% 0 1/10
P.Garcon WAS 29 38 31 38 -4.5% 44 -4.1% 47 309 338 2 64% 0 0/0
J.Avant CAR 28 39 -1 58 1.3% 32 -13.2% 28 179 206 1 61% 0 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI 28 40 13 51 -1.8% 40 -7.5% 34 263 245 1 56% 1 1/16
A.Johnson HOU 26 41 26 39 -6.9% 49 -6.8% 54 419 405 1 63% 2 3/28
D.Adams GB 25 42 16 49 -0.3% 34 -5.0% 25 167 204 1 64% 0 0/0
K.Allen SD 25 43 45 33 -4.8% 45 1.6% 42 318 293 0 69% 0 0/0
B.Marshall CHI 24 44 37 36 -5.9% 47 -2.5% 46 301 328 5 54% 1 0/0
J.Landry MIA 24 45 23 43 -0.7% 35 -1.0% 26 186 194 1 69% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Colston NO 22 46 25 41 -3.5% 43 -2.3% 29 248 232 1 52% 1 1/24
A.Robinson JAC 21 47 6 56 -6.8% 48 -11.0% 46 311 316 0 65% 0 1/5
D.Baldwin SEA 20 48 20 45 -1.7% 38 -2.0% 24 187 180 0 67% 0 0/0
R.White ATL 17 49 -3 60 -7.2% 50 -13.6% 39 253 280 2 49% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI 17 50 22 44 -5.1% 46 -3.2% 28 156 211 3 54% 0 2/57
V.Cruz NYG 17 51 19 48 -7.7% 52 -7.2% 41 337 303 1 56% 0 2/47
A.Roberts WAS 14 52 -1 57 -8.1% 53 -12.9% 37 219 279 2 54% 1 1/14
G.Jennings MIN 14 53 24 42 -7.2% 51 -3.1% 34 268 227 2 59% 0 0/0
M.Floyd ARI 10 54 7 55 -8.9% 54 -9.9% 36 306 233 1 44% 1 1/15
B.LaFell NE 9 55 12 52 -9.2% 55 -7.9% 34 282 222 3 44% 0 0/0
J.Maclin PHI 9 56 19 46 -10.8% 56 -8.6% 61 456 395 4 46% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 4 57 26 40 -11.1% 57 -3.7% 37 226 245 2 62% 0 1/40
K.Wright TEN 3 58 -20 68 -11.7% 58 -19.4% 39 229 249 3 67% 1 0/0
H.Nicks IND -1 59 -15 64 -13.0% 59 -18.6% 31 141 208 2 55% 0 3/65
A.Hurns JAC -2 60 -9 61 -13.5% 60 -15.6% 39 298 234 3 46% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Hawkins CLE -3 61 -10 62 -13.6% 61 -15.9% 43 271 250 0 56% 0 0/0
D.Avery KC -3 62 8 54 -14.6% 62 -8.5% 24 156 142 0 58% 0 0/0
C.Patterson MIN -13 63 -11 63 -17.7% 63 -17.0% 33 204 192 0 52% 0 1/34
R.Cooper PHI -22 64 -17 65 -20.4% 64 -18.4% 37 217 202 1 65% 1 1/35
C.Shorts JAC -27 65 -28 69 -24.4% 67 -24.7% 30 163 149 1 57% 1 0/0
J.Wright MIN -27 66 -19 66 -24.5% 68 -21.0% 30 213 148 0 60% 0 0/0
B.Hartline MIA -29 67 -20 67 -24.8% 69 -20.9% 28 161 151 1 57% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton PIT -31 68 9 53 -22.7% 65 -9.8% 39 287 204 0 62% 0 0/0
P.Harvin SEA -32 69 -42 71 -28.1% 71 -32.8% 26 133 122 0 85% 1 0/0
B.Cooks NO -34 70 -2 59 -23.6% 66 -13.2% 41 255 205 1 78% 0 0/0
N.Washington TEN -45 71 -46 72 -33.5% 75 -34.0% 28 160 109 0 43% 0 0/0
V.Jackson TB -55 72 -30 70 -24.9% 70 -19.3% 60 344 285 2 42% 0 0/0
R.Woods BUF -63 73 -65 74 -31.4% 73 -31.9% 43 234 182 1 49% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ -65 74 -74 75 -33.4% 74 -36.1% 40 172 160 1 50% 0 0/0
R.Randle NYG -74 75 -59 73 -30.8% 72 -27.0% 49 247 223 2 57% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-23 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Benjamin CLE 70 76 56.2% 62.6% 13 148 185 3 69% 0 0/0
D.Hester ATL 58 61 25.9% 28.2% 20 235 207 1 75% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 54 55 25.6% 26.6% 16 109 194 0 81% 0 1/26
C.Hogan BUF 51 50 93.3% 91.0% 8 99 111 1 88% 0 0/0
P.Parker NYG 47 57 26.0% 34.5% 15 158 168 0 73% 0 1/17
B.Bersin CAR 46 37 75.5% 58.9% 7 83 110 0 86% 0 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 41 44 39.9% 43.7% 9 72 125 1 67% 0 1/26
C.Brown CAR 39 28 19.2% 10.0% 15 113 158 0 73% 0 1/29
R.Lockette SEA 37 35 70.1% 65.4% 6 85 92 2 67% 0 0/0
K.Britt STL 33 28 7.4% 3.9% 23 193 185 1 52% 0 0/0
H.Douglas ATL 33 29 11.0% 8.3% 17 121 163 1 71% 0 1/12
K.Aiken BAL 33 36 32.2% 36.0% 9 80 109 1 89% 0 0/0
K.Stills NO 32 40 16.1% 22.6% 15 141 139 0 67% 0 0/0
D.Bowe KC 31 22 4.3% -0.8% 23 195 196 0 61% 0 0/0
J.Kearse SEA 31 26 8.5% 5.2% 19 168 166 1 58% 0 0/0
Tav.Austin STL 30 24 27.0% 18.8% 11 102 107 0 82% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Harris DAL 30 31 59.8% 61.5% 6 96 78 0 83% 0 0/0
J.Hemingway KC 23 19 9.2% 4.9% 13 89 121 0 62% 0 0/0
D.Johnson HOU 23 25 9.6% 11.0% 14 133 119 1 57% 0 0/0
J.Ross DET 23 26 10.1% 13.4% 13 129 116 1 69% 0 0/0
E.Weems ATL 21 31 31.9% 53.3% 6 83 70 0 83% 0 0/0
B.Lloyd SF 21 18 3.8% 1.8% 16 189 135 1 44% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 20 28 16.0% 27.7% 9 94 86 0 89% 0 0/0
B.Butler OAK 19 17 8.6% 6.4% 10 92 102 1 60% 0 0/0
B.Tate CIN 19 24 4.7% 9.6% 15 112 116 1 67% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel CLE 18 19 -2.3% -1.7% 22 226 171 0 55% 0 1/19
A.Dobson NE 18 18 30.4% 30.0% 4 38 60 0 75% 0 1/12
R.Streater OAK 14 18 0.6% 4.4% 13 84 104 1 69% 0 0/0
J.Morgan CHI 10 11 2.0% 4.7% 8 36 67 1 63% 0 0/0
A.Thielen MIN 9 9 2.7% 3.4% 8 57 60 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Herron TB 9 14 -0.2% 6.5% 9 58 71 1 67% 0 0/0
A.Pettis STL 8 18 -7.0% 0.1% 18 118 129 1 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Fuller DET 4 9 -8.4% -2.6% 13 100 83 0 46% 1 0/0
G.Salas NYJ 4 0 -10.1% -12.5% 21 167 132 0 38% 0 0/0
J.Jernigan NYG 3 -9 -9.3% -23.0% 9 40 74 0 67% 0 2/19
W.Welker DEN 1 -1 -11.9% -13.5% 19 126 120 0 74% 0 0/0
M.Brown BAL 1 4 -10.5% -5.5% 7 46 45 0 57% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC -5 1 -16.5% -12.0% 16 99 95 0 63% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN -6 -20 -24.8% -51.5% 7 16 32 0 29% 0 0/0
M.Williams BUF -7 -15 -17.7% -24.1% 18 142 99 1 44% 0 0/0
A.J.Jenkins KC -9 -18 -31.3% -52.8% 6 19 25 0 83% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -9 -13 -32.7% -42.0% 6 29 22 0 50% 0 0/0
L.Moore PIT -10 2 -29.9% -9.2% 8 64 32 1 38% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE -11 -14 -28.4% -33.1% 8 23 40 0 50% 0 1/22
S.Holmes CHI -11 -15 -23.1% -27.6% 13 56 68 0 54% 0 0/0
C.Givens STL -13 -13 -32.6% -32.0% 8 50 34 0 50% 0 0/0
K.Thompkins NE -15 -18 -29.1% -33.0% 11 53 51 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL -16 -28 -30.3% -43.9% 12 50 49 0 33% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Bailey STL -16 -14 -57.9% -52.6% 5 20 5 0 40% 0 0/0
R.Matthews MIA -17 -11 -37.8% -29.7% 8 44 29 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Sanzenbacher CIN -18 -5 -34.7% -18.7% 10 87 39 0 70% 1 0/0
R.Grant WAS -19 -8 -37.9% -23.9% 10 57 33 0 50% 0 0/0
B.Walters SEA -20 -27 -38.3% -47.8% 10 44 34 0 50% 0 0/0
B.Gibson MIA -21 -13 -34.1% -25.8% 13 65 49 0 54% 0 0/0
J.Boykin GB -22 -27 -54.3% -62.7% 7 17 11 0 29% 0 0/0
T.Ginn ARI -24 -25 -48.1% -48.5% 9 37 20 0 33% 0 0/0
D.Archer PIT -26 -22 -86.7% -73.6% 5 9 -10 0 80% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -35 -36 -90.0% -93.4% 6 42 -15 0 17% 1 0/0
M.Brown JAC -37 -36 -45.5% -44.5% 15 88 37 0 47% 1 0/0
R.Meachem NO -50 -33 -61.7% -45.0% 13 60 9 0 31% 0 0/0
D.Nelson NYJ -66 -69 -74.9% -77.7% 14 59 -11 0 50% 2 0/0
D.Moore OAK -66 -59 -53.1% -48.8% 21 69 35 0 43% 0 1/31
Ju.Brown PIT -76 -60 -58.2% -48.9% 21 94 24 0 57% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
P.Harvin SEA 50 1 53 1 55.6% 8 60.5% 8 11 92 1 0
C.Patterson MIN 44 2 43 2 94.2% 5 90.1% 5 5 97 1 0
J.Edelman NE 43 3 41 3 111.1% 4 102.3% 4 5 45 0 0
B.Cooks NO 37 4 38 4 73.9% 7 77.4% 7 5 64 0 0
Tav.Austin STL 34 5 34 5 23.2% 12 23.0% 11 8 42 0 0
C.Brown CAR 25 6 25 6 180.1% 2 184.0% 2 3 33 0 0
D.Hester ATL 24 7 24 7 192.2% 1 194.7% 1 2 23 1 0
K.Wright TEN 19 8 20 8 169.1% 3 178.4% 3 2 43 0 0
B.Tate CIN 12 9 13 10 41.4% 9 49.9% 9 3 21 0 0
A.Roberts WAS 12 10 12 11 82.3% 6 86.6% 6 2 21 0 0
D.Archer PIT 11 11 14 9 2.2% 14 11.5% 13 5 30 0 0
M.Wheaton PIT 10 12 8 14 24.1% 11 12.2% 12 3 15 0 0
K.Britt STL 8 13 8 12 38.5% 10 39.1% 10 2 14 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 7 14 8 13 0.9% 15 5.6% 14 4 17 0 0
J.Wright MIN 5 15 4 15 3.7% 13 -4.6% 15 2 16 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
D.Harris DAL 4 16 3 16 -1.7% 16 -6.6% 16 2 8 0 0
B.Ellington SF 2 17 2 17 -29.0% 18 -27.1% 17 3 16 0 0
T.Benjamin CLE 1 18 2 18 -34.2% 19 -32.2% 18 3 11 0 0
T.Ginn ARI 1 19 0 19 -24.1% 17 -35.9% 19 2 3 0 0
D.Johnson HOU 0 20 -1 20 -34.7% 20 -45.7% 20 2 8 0 0
A.Brown PIT 0 21 -2 21 -35.8% 21 -53.8% 21 3 8 0 0
R.Cobb GB -1 22 -3 22 -44.4% 22 -55.3% 22 3 7 0 0
T.Gabriel CLE -8 23 -9 24 -183.1% 28 -200.1% 28 2 -2 0 0
M.Goodwin BUF -9 24 -10 27 -118.0% 25 -131.1% 26 2 -4 0 0
E.Royal SD -9 25 -9 23 -113.6% 24 -115.5% 24 2 -1 0 0
A.Jeffery CHI -9 26 -10 26 -69.9% 23 -73.1% 23 5 25 0 1
D.Jackson WAS -10 27 -9 25 -118.5% 26 -116.6% 25 2 -4 0 0
M.Wallace MIA -15 28 -16 28 -172.6% 27 -180.2% 27 2 11 0 1
A.J.Jenkins KC -28 29 -29 29 -298.5% 29 -308.0% 29 2 -17 0 1