Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

Regular season totals, through Week 7

Revised as of 10/21/2014

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 70 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.

RECEIVING: Minimum 28 passes, 72 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Cobb GB 245 1 236 1 51.8% 2 49.4% 48 452 671 8 73% 0 1/44
J.Nelson GB 224 2 198 3 25.7% 10 21.3% 73 712 806 6 64% 0 2/51
T.Y.Hilton IND 211 3 177 5 26.6% 8 20.3% 68 712 749 1 69% 1 1/25
D.Thomas DEN 195 4 160 7 26.7% 7 19.6% 64 662 692 6 61% 0 1/17
E.Sanders DEN 191 5 163 6 33.2% 5 26.4% 51 514 621 1 75% 0 2/22
M.Floyd SD 178 6 189 4 58.1% 1 62.5% 32 412 468 3 63% 0 3/66
D.Bryant DAL 173 7 155 8 18.7% 13 15.5% 69 590 705 4 65% 0 3/55
A.Brown PIT 168 8 209 2 15.8% 16 22.8% 74 719 728 5 68% 0 2/43
T.Smith BAL 156 9 141 10 32.1% 6 27.8% 39 308 513 4 46% 0 7/159
S.Johnson SF 137 10 137 11 42.4% 3 42.3% 32 315 404 3 78% 0 0/0
D.Jackson WAS 136 11 113 17 23.7% 12 17.4% 46 528 506 3 57% 0 3/50
S.Smith BAL 133 12 127 15 14.5% 18 13.2% 60 643 596 4 63% 1 1/28
A.Boldin SF 129 13 110 18 16.6% 15 12.1% 55 447 551 1 71% 0 1/19
T.Williams DAL 129 14 136 12 40.2% 4 42.9% 32 338 389 6 59% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 128 15 130 14 26.3% 9 26.7% 42 474 458 3 74% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Jeffery CHI 124 16 143 9 15.2% 17 19.4% 53 504 544 2 62% 0 3/96
G.Tate DET 112 17 135 13 10.2% 22 14.9% 65 651 565 2 74% 1 1/31
J.Jones ATL 112 18 97 19 7.1% 26 4.5% 77 676 627 3 64% 2 0/0
B.Quick STL 112 19 119 16 25.6% 11 28.0% 37 365 404 3 65% 0 1/16
S.Watkins BUF 89 20 66 26 5.7% 28 0.9% 61 433 528 4 57% 0 0/0
E.Decker NYJ 88 21 69 22 14.4% 19 8.6% 41 323 396 3 59% 0 0/0
A.Holmes OAK 82 22 70 21 17.3% 14 13.0% 34 303 344 3 53% 0 2/37
J.Jones OAK 78 23 67 24 10.2% 23 7.1% 43 363 390 3 70% 1 1/16
C.Johnson DET 75 24 88 20 12.2% 20 16.7% 37 348 355 2 59% 0 1/5
M.Wallace MIA 65 25 69 23 3.3% 31 4.2% 52 361 428 5 58% 1 1/21
R.Wayne IND 65 26 44 33 0.8% 33 -3.5% 62 452 490 1 63% 0 0/0
E.Royal SD 64 27 60 27 9.6% 24 8.1% 39 345 330 5 59% 0 0/0
K.Benjamin CAR 61 28 52 29 0.0% 34 -1.8% 61 479 479 5 56% 1 1/6
D.Bowe KC 60 29 51 30 11.8% 21 8.5% 30 279 286 0 63% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 58 30 67 25 9.5% 25 12.8% 35 310 298 1 66% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Colston NO 58 31 53 28 5.2% 29 3.7% 39 359 349 1 54% 1 1/24
J.Cotchery CAR 57 32 40 37 6.8% 27 1.0% 37 283 323 0 62% 0 1/5
J.Hunter TEN 45 33 10 54 2.1% 32 -9.4% 38 320 311 1 42% 0 1/29
A.Johnson HOU 42 34 36 39 -4.7% 42 -5.8% 63 496 495 1 62% 2 4/39
J.Landry MIA 41 35 37 38 4.9% 30 2.9% 31 232 252 1 71% 1 0/0
P.Garcon WAS 41 36 43 35 -2.6% 36 -2.2% 53 396 390 3 66% 0 0/0
J.Edelman NE 40 37 51 32 -5.0% 43 -3.1% 64 455 492 1 69% 1 3/59
R.White ATL 37 38 17 47 -4.1% 41 -8.7% 54 353 406 3 52% 0 0/0
K.Allen SD 35 39 35 40 -3.7% 40 -3.7% 52 376 371 0 67% 0 0/0
M.Sanu CIN 35 40 34 41 -3.7% 39 -4.0% 49 408 366 3 61% 0 0/0
M.Austin CLE 32 41 51 31 -0.6% 35 6.7% 34 251 260 2 62% 0 0/0
B.LaFell NE 30 42 27 43 -2.8% 37 -3.8% 39 337 287 3 49% 0 0/0
G.Jennings MIN 29 43 42 36 -3.1% 38 1.0% 41 345 295 2 63% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree SF 21 44 10 53 -7.3% 46 -10.1% 51 322 357 3 63% 0 1/7
A.Robinson JAC 20 45 10 55 -7.7% 47 -10.3% 53 371 360 1 64% 0 1/5
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Floyd ARI 16 46 30 42 -7.1% 45 -2.4% 39 353 261 2 49% 1 1/15
M.Evans TB 16 47 43 34 -6.5% 44 4.4% 35 258 227 2 60% 0 1/10
V.Cruz NYG 16 48 17 48 -8.1% 48 -7.7% 41 337 301 1 56% 0 2/47
A.Roberts WAS 14 49 -8 59 -8.6% 50 -14.9% 41 237 306 2 54% 1 1/14
L.Fitzgerald ARI 13 50 11 51 -8.2% 49 -8.9% 39 284 260 1 59% 1 1/16
K.Wright TEN 11 51 -13 61 -9.7% 51 -16.3% 48 297 315 4 67% 1 0/0
B.Marshall CHI 10 52 21 45 -10.5% 53 -7.8% 56 349 370 5 55% 1 0/0
T.Gabriel CLE 6 53 13 50 -10.0% 52 -7.1% 29 265 196 0 52% 0 1/19
J.Avant CAR 5 54 -24 66 -10.7% 54 -22.6% 33 185 203 1 58% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI 2 55 20 46 -11.8% 55 -5.1% 33 197 220 3 52% 0 2/57
J.Maclin PHI 2 56 14 49 -12.2% 56 -9.6% 61 456 386 4 46% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 1 57 25 44 -12.3% 57 -4.1% 37 226 240 2 62% 0 1/40
A.Hawkins CLE -1 58 11 52 -13.0% 58 -9.9% 52 383 312 0 56% 0 0/0
H.Nicks IND -10 59 -23 65 -16.4% 59 -21.5% 32 141 202 2 53% 0 3/65
A.Hurns JAC -13 60 -16 63 -16.8% 60 -17.8% 41 305 233 3 46% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Wright MIN -13 61 4 56 -17.8% 61 -11.2% 34 273 191 0 65% 0 0/0
B.Hartline MIA -15 62 -8 60 -18.4% 62 -15.7% 31 196 190 1 61% 0 0/0
C.Patterson MIN -26 63 -16 62 -21.5% 63 -18.1% 37 213 199 1 51% 0 1/34
B.Cooks NO -31 64 1 57 -21.8% 64 -12.5% 44 278 229 1 77% 0 0/0
R.Cooper PHI -32 65 -19 64 -23.8% 66 -19.1% 37 217 187 1 65% 1 1/35
M.Wheaton PIT -32 66 -7 58 -22.8% 65 -14.7% 41 287 213 0 59% 0 0/0
N.Washington TEN -37 67 -44 69 -29.3% 69 -32.4% 29 169 126 0 45% 0 0/0
R.Randle NYG -58 68 -43 68 -24.7% 67 -21.7% 58 321 306 2 59% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ -71 69 -80 71 -32.7% 70 -35.2% 45 201 184 1 49% 0 0/0
C.Shorts JAC -73 70 -71 70 -36.5% 71 -35.6% 39 175 142 1 51% 1 0/0
V.Jackson TB -74 71 -34 67 -29.1% 68 -20.1% 60 344 257 2 42% 0 0/0
R.Woods BUF -111 72 -109 72 -41.9% 72 -41.4% 48 244 145 1 52% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-27 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Stills NO 98 101 51.0% 52.8% 20 244 271 1 75% 0 1/11
A.J.Green CIN 84 92 27.1% 31.0% 25 314 295 2 68% 1 2/29
O.Beckham NYG 65 64 38.2% 37.8% 15 106 199 3 67% 0 2/31
B.Bersin CAR 61 47 53.9% 38.5% 12 104 166 1 75% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 52 55 24.3% 26.4% 16 109 192 0 81% 0 1/26
D.Hester ATL 51 59 16.0% 20.3% 25 263 222 1 72% 0 0/0
B.Lloyd SF 46 32 14.9% 6.7% 22 252 204 1 45% 0 0/0
D.Adams GB 45 34 8.4% 3.4% 26 188 239 2 65% 0 0/0
B.Butler OAK 42 40 30.5% 28.6% 11 147 142 1 64% 0 0/0
K.Aiken BAL 42 45 38.6% 42.6% 10 98 127 1 90% 0 0/0
L.Murphy TB 41 39 7.9% 6.6% 27 206 223 2 59% 1 0/0
R.Lockette SEA 37 35 70.3% 65.1% 6 85 92 2 67% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR 37 28 17.5% 9.7% 15 113 155 0 73% 0 1/29
W.Welker DEN 37 33 8.8% 6.6% 22 176 193 1 77% 0 0/0
P.Parker NYG 36 51 12.1% 22.4% 18 177 172 0 72% 0 1/17
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Hogan BUF 33 33 24.5% 24.7% 14 162 117 1 86% 1 0/0
H.Douglas ATL 33 29 10.7% 7.7% 17 121 163 1 71% 0 1/12
T.Benjamin CLE 32 49 12.0% 24.5% 17 148 154 3 53% 0 0/0
D.Harris DAL 30 30 59.6% 60.9% 6 96 78 0 83% 0 0/0
D.Johnson HOU 25 25 8.0% 7.8% 16 148 134 1 56% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 22 24 12.9% 16.0% 11 103 102 0 82% 0 0/0
E.Weems ATL 19 27 20.9% 35.2% 7 85 73 0 86% 0 0/0
A.Dobson NE 17 18 29.3% 30.1% 4 38 59 0 75% 0 1/12
J.Ross DET 17 29 0.7% 10.0% 17 161 128 1 71% 0 0/0
K.Britt STL 16 12 -4.6% -6.4% 26 197 180 1 54% 0 0/0
R.Streater OAK 15 17 1.9% 3.7% 13 84 106 1 69% 0 0/0
C.Fuller DET 14 26 -2.0% 6.6% 18 144 132 1 50% 1 0/0
J.Kearse SEA 14 17 -5.7% -4.4% 26 218 183 1 54% 0 0/0
B.Tate CIN 14 19 -1.6% 2.8% 17 119 121 1 65% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE 12 8 0.2% -3.8% 11 42 94 1 45% 0 2/54
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Ellington SF 12 5 8.4% -3.9% 7 45 63 1 57% 0 0/0
J.Hemingway KC 10 11 -3.5% -3.4% 14 89 108 0 57% 0 0/0
J.Morgan CHI 9 11 1.9% 4.5% 8 36 67 1 63% 0 0/0
Tav.Austin STL 8 3 -4.8% -9.4% 15 108 97 0 80% 0 0/0
R.Herron TB 8 13 -1.7% 6.2% 9 58 69 1 67% 0 0/0
A.J.Jenkins KC 5 0 -4.7% -12.3% 8 56 55 0 88% 0 0/0
M.Bryant PIT 5 0 -0.7% -12.4% 5 40 38 1 40% 0 0/0
L.Moore PIT 4 12 -6.7% 3.5% 10 76 66 2 50% 0 0/0
A.Pettis STL 3 17 -10.6% -0.6% 18 118 121 1 67% 0 0/0
C.Givens STL 3 2 -8.7% -9.4% 9 80 63 0 56% 0 0/0
M.Brown BAL 3 4 -7.7% -5.8% 7 46 47 0 57% 0 0/0
G.Salas NYJ 3 -1 -11.0% -13.2% 21 167 130 0 38% 0 0/0
P.Richardson SEA 2 4 -7.4% -3.3% 6 40 40 0 83% 0 0/0
A.Thielen MIN 2 2 -10.0% -9.9% 9 57 56 0 44% 0 0/0
J.Jernigan NYG 0 -9 -13.0% -23.6% 9 40 69 0 67% 0 2/19
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Avery KC -5 7 -15.2% -9.1% 24 156 140 0 58% 0 0/0
K.Martin HOU -7 -11 -33.3% -43.9% 5 28 18 0 60% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN -9 -27 -28.6% -59.2% 8 16 34 0 25% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -10 -13 -35.6% -42.2% 6 29 21 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Williams BUF -10 -16 -20.4% -24.9% 18 142 94 1 44% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC -11 -3 -20.2% -14.7% 19 119 104 0 58% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL -16 -28 -30.4% -44.6% 12 50 49 0 33% 0 0/0
R.Matthews MIA -17 -11 -38.4% -29.6% 8 44 29 0 50% 0 0/0
F.Hammond KC -17 -16 -55.8% -54.1% 5 22 7 0 20% 0 0/0
S.Holmes CHI -18 -15 -30.1% -27.6% 13 56 57 0 54% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS -18 -9 -36.7% -24.5% 10 57 34 0 50% 0 0/0
S.Bailey STL -18 -15 -63.8% -54.4% 5 20 2 0 40% 0 0/0
B.Gibson MIA -19 -13 -31.8% -26.1% 13 65 52 0 54% 0 0/0
K.Thompkins 2TM -19 -26 -32.5% -39.6% 12 53 50 0 50% 0 0/0
T.Ginn ARI -21 -16 -39.8% -33.5% 10 54 32 0 40% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Walters SEA -21 -28 -39.4% -49.1% 10 44 33 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Boykin GB -23 -28 -56.6% -65.1% 7 17 9 0 29% 0 0/0
J.Wright CIN -25 -25 -63.2% -63.6% 6 24 3 0 17% 0 0/0
D.Archer PIT -25 -22 -82.8% -74.0% 5 9 -8 0 80% 0 0/0
P.Harvin SEA -32 -43 -28.2% -33.3% 26 133 122 0 85% 1 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -36 -37 -91.6% -94.6% 6 42 -16 0 17% 1 0/0
D.Sanzenbacher CIN -36 -19 -49.4% -32.6% 12 87 26 0 58% 1 0/0
M.Brown JAC -38 -37 -45.8% -45.3% 15 88 37 0 47% 1 0/0
D.Moore OAK -60 -53 -47.7% -43.5% 22 82 51 0 45% 0 1/31
R.Meachem NO -63 -54 -64.1% -56.3% 16 60 7 0 25% 0 0/0
D.Nelson NYJ -72 -72 -71.3% -71.5% 16 70 -6 0 50% 2 0/0
Ju.Brown PIT -73 -61 -56.5% -49.2% 21 94 28 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
J.Edelman NE 51 1 49 2 92.1% 4 86.4% 4 6 53 0 0
P.Harvin SEA 51 2 53 1 57.7% 8 61.0% 8 11 92 1 0
C.Patterson MIN 48 3 45 3 86.7% 5 79.9% 6 6 100 1 0
Tav.Austin STL 41 4 37 5 12.5% 12 7.5% 12 13 58 0 0
B.Cooks NO 36 5 38 4 70.3% 7 77.8% 7 5 64 0 0
C.Brown CAR 26 6 25 6 192.4% 2 186.6% 2 3 33 0 0
D.Hester ATL 24 7 24 7 192.7% 1 194.7% 1 2 23 1 0
K.Wright TEN 19 8 20 8 162.2% 3 181.3% 3 2 43 0 0
B.Tate CIN 12 9 13 10 41.7% 9 49.9% 9 3 21 0 0
A.Roberts WAS 12 10 12 11 86.4% 6 86.1% 5 2 21 0 0
D.Archer PIT 11 11 15 9 -9.2% 16 4.1% 14 7 37 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
M.Wheaton PIT 9 12 8 14 20.8% 11 12.2% 11 3 15 0 0
K.Britt STL 8 13 8 12 40.1% 10 39.0% 10 2 14 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 7 14 8 13 1.8% 14 5.5% 13 4 17 0 0
J.Wright MIN 5 15 4 15 4.6% 13 -5.0% 15 2 16 0 0
D.Harris DAL 4 16 3 16 -1.9% 15 -6.7% 16 2 8 0 0
D.Moncrief IND 2 17 2 17 -15.7% 17 -14.0% 17 2 7 0 0
T.Benjamin CLE 2 18 2 19 -30.5% 19 -30.6% 19 3 11 0 0
B.Ellington SF 1 19 2 18 -30.3% 18 -27.1% 18 3 16 0 0
D.Johnson HOU 1 20 0 22 -32.4% 20 -41.0% 22 2 8 0 0
V.Green DEN 1 21 -4 24 -33.3% 21 -69.1% 25 2 3 0 0
T.Ginn ARI 0 22 0 21 -43.8% 22 -35.3% 21 2 3 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
A.Brown PIT -1 23 -2 23 -44.4% 23 -55.5% 23 3 8 0 0
M.Lee JAC -1 24 1 20 -49.3% 25 -32.7% 20 2 5 0 0
R.Cobb GB -2 25 -4 25 -49.0% 24 -56.8% 24 4 9 0 0
T.Gabriel CLE -8 26 -9 26 -186.6% 32 -195.2% 32 2 -2 0 0
M.Goodwin BUF -8 27 -10 30 -115.0% 28 -131.1% 30 2 -4 0 0
E.Royal SD -9 28 -9 27 -113.7% 27 -115.5% 27 2 -1 0 0
A.Jeffery CHI -9 29 -10 29 -70.7% 26 -73.1% 26 5 25 0 1
D.Jackson WAS -9 30 -9 28 -116.9% 29 -116.6% 28 2 -4 0 0
Jo.Brown ARI -11 31 -10 31 -138.2% 31 -135.2% 31 2 -3 0 0
M.Wallace MIA -15 32 -15 32 -130.2% 30 -129.2% 29 3 15 0 1
A.J.Jenkins KC -28 33 -29 33 -301.4% 33 -308.1% 33 2 -17 0 1