Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

Regular season totals, through Week 8

Revised as of 10/28/2014

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 80 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 32 passes, 75 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Cobb GB 284 1 286 1 53.3% 1 53.8% 55 578 770 9 73% 0 1/44
T.Y.Hilton IND 282 2 238 3 33.1% 6 26.0% 78 867 916 2 68% 1 1/25
A.Brown PIT 258 3 266 2 23.9% 9 25.0% 87 852 954 7 69% 0 3/61
E.Sanders DEN 236 4 224 4 35.2% 5 32.7% 60 634 750 4 78% 1 2/22
J.Nelson GB 201 5 195 5 19.8% 13 18.8% 78 737 801 6 64% 0 2/51
D.Thomas DEN 195 6 179 7 20.3% 12 17.6% 76 767 768 6 62% 0 1/17
D.Jackson WAS 189 7 165 9 31.3% 7 25.7% 53 664 630 3 60% 0 3/50
M.Floyd SD 189 8 194 6 48.9% 2 50.6% 39 470 528 3 62% 0 3/66
T.Williams DAL 156 9 168 8 39.5% 4 43.4% 39 407 474 6 64% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL 152 10 139 13 12.0% 19 9.9% 76 620 726 5 63% 0 3/55
D.Hopkins HOU 149 11 147 12 22.6% 11 22.0% 53 569 566 3 68% 1 1/14
T.Smith BAL 146 12 123 15 27.4% 8 21.0% 41 308 513 4 44% 0 7/159
A.Jeffery CHI 139 13 165 10 15.0% 16 20.2% 61 563 614 3 62% 0 3/96
J.Jones ATL 137 14 110 17 9.6% 22 5.2% 83 734 700 3 64% 2 0/0
S.Smith BAL 135 15 100 21 11.5% 21 5.1% 69 678 656 4 59% 1 1/28
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Johnson SF 134 16 136 14 41.3% 3 41.9% 32 315 400 3 78% 0 0/0
A.Boldin SF 122 17 109 18 15.0% 17 11.9% 55 447 541 1 71% 0 1/19
S.Watkins BUF 117 18 102 20 9.3% 23 6.6% 67 590 603 5 57% 0 0/0
G.Tate DET 111 19 157 11 5.5% 27 13.2% 80 802 658 3 69% 1 1/31
B.Quick STL 110 20 116 16 23.0% 10 25.0% 39 375 414 3 64% 0 1/16
B.LaFell NE 97 21 102 19 11.8% 20 13.2% 50 461 465 4 60% 0 1/13
A.Holmes OAK 95 22 87 23 16.6% 14 14.1% 41 372 403 4 56% 0 2/37
K.Benjamin CAR 83 23 72 25 2.8% 32 0.8% 68 573 558 5 56% 1 1/6
E.Royal SD 82 24 72 26 13.6% 18 10.5% 42 374 374 5 62% 0 0/0
D.Bowe KC 80 25 77 24 15.0% 15 13.8% 36 343 353 0 69% 0 0/0
M.Colston NO 73 26 67 30 7.5% 25 5.8% 44 408 404 1 57% 1 1/24
R.Wayne IND 66 27 43 41 1.1% 34 -3.8% 62 452 492 1 63% 0 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI 66 28 59 34 5.1% 28 3.3% 49 444 394 2 61% 1 1/16
C.Johnson DET 65 29 87 22 8.8% 24 16.4% 37 348 340 2 59% 0 1/5
K.Allen SD 61 30 51 38 -0.2% 38 -2.2% 65 449 489 1 68% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Sanu CIN 61 31 63 33 0.5% 37 1.0% 58 533 463 3 60% 0 0/0
J.Maclin PHI 60 32 69 27 -2.4% 42 -0.9% 76 632 568 6 51% 0 0/0
P.Garcon WAS 59 33 54 36 0.8% 35 -0.3% 57 443 441 3 68% 0 0/0
R.White ATL 54 34 20 51 -1.8% 41 -8.7% 61 419 483 3 54% 1 1/20
D.Adams GB 52 35 52 37 5.7% 26 5.7% 35 263 309 2 69% 0 0/0
J.Cotchery CAR 50 36 34 46 2.7% 33 -2.3% 42 316 340 0 62% 0 1/5
D.Baldwin SEA 49 37 68 28 2.8% 31 8.9% 43 371 329 1 67% 0 0/0
E.Decker NYJ 46 38 35 45 -1.4% 39 -4.0% 52 363 402 3 60% 0 0/0
M.Wallace MIA 46 39 59 35 -2.8% 44 0.0% 59 420 445 5 54% 1 1/21
J.Landry MIA 45 40 45 39 4.8% 29 4.5% 34 255 279 1 74% 1 0/0
M.Austin CLE 44 41 68 29 3.3% 30 11.7% 36 285 292 2 64% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB 42 42 65 31 0.6% 36 8.2% 42 336 313 2 60% 0 1/10
B.Cooks NO 40 43 64 32 -2.8% 43 2.9% 51 372 392 2 78% 0 1/34
J.Jones OAK 40 44 33 47 -3.4% 45 -5.0% 54 425 406 3 67% 2 1/16
J.Hunter TEN 33 45 -9 61 -4.0% 46 -15.0% 48 351 355 2 42% 0 1/29
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Edelman NE 30 46 40 43 -7.4% 51 -5.6% 68 469 501 1 66% 1 3/59
K.Britt STL 27 47 25 50 -1.7% 40 -2.2% 31 249 237 1 52% 0 1/24
Jo.Brown ARI 26 48 36 44 -5.0% 47 -2.1% 43 316 314 4 51% 0 2/57
A.Robinson JAC 24 49 11 54 -7.8% 52 -10.4% 63 453 430 2 62% 0 1/5
M.Wheaton PIT 21 50 26 49 -6.8% 50 -5.5% 46 343 323 1 63% 0 0/0
V.Cruz NYG 20 51 16 53 -6.7% 49 -8.0% 41 337 308 1 56% 0 2/47
T.Gabriel CLE 18 52 30 48 -5.4% 48 -0.3% 32 325 226 0 53% 0 1/19
G.Jennings MIN 17 53 41 42 -8.1% 53 -1.5% 48 383 323 3 60% 0 0/0
K.Wright TEN 16 54 -19 66 -8.8% 54 -17.2% 53 350 353 4 66% 1 0/0
M.Crabtree SF 15 55 10 55 -8.8% 55 -10.2% 51 322 348 3 63% 0 1/7
A.Hawkins CLE 15 56 44 40 -9.4% 56 -3.2% 61 470 397 1 59% 0 0/0
A.Johnson HOU 11 57 18 52 -10.9% 57 -9.8% 75 551 522 1 61% 2 4/39
A.Hurns JAC 4 58 1 56 -11.5% 58 -12.3% 45 354 281 3 49% 0 0/0
N.Washington TEN 0 59 -12 62 -12.8% 59 -17.3% 33 237 205 0 52% 0 0/0
A.Roberts WAS -3 60 -26 67 -13.5% 60 -19.4% 46 248 309 2 50% 1 1/14
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Avant CAR -7 61 -32 68 -15.6% 61 -25.4% 34 185 192 1 56% 0 0/0
M.Floyd ARI -14 62 0 57 -17.1% 63 -12.8% 43 353 242 2 44% 1 1/15
J.Matthews PHI -19 63 -9 60 -17.7% 64 -15.0% 48 273 278 2 60% 0 1/40
R.Cooper PHI -21 64 -14 63 -18.5% 65 -16.5% 46 305 258 1 63% 1 1/35
B.Marshall CHI -21 65 -7 58 -16.7% 62 -14.0% 66 384 388 5 52% 1 0/0
B.Hartline MIA -23 66 -18 65 -20.7% 67 -18.8% 35 215 201 1 57% 0 0/0
H.Nicks IND -24 67 -39 69 -20.5% 66 -25.6% 37 168 212 2 49% 0 3/65
J.Wright MIN -28 68 -8 59 -22.5% 69 -15.5% 37 286 189 0 65% 0 0/0
C.Patterson MIN -37 69 -16 64 -22.3% 68 -16.9% 49 299 258 1 51% 0 2/41
R.Randle NYG -54 70 -45 70 -23.9% 70 -21.9% 58 321 312 2 59% 0 0/0
P.Harvin 2TM -78 71 -85 74 -41.0% 75 -43.8% 35 155 109 0 71% 1 0/0
C.Shorts JAC -78 72 -82 73 -33.1% 72 -34.1% 47 216 195 1 49% 1 1/23
V.Jackson TB -78 73 -48 71 -28.6% 71 -22.4% 65 357 285 2 40% 0 1/9
J.Kerley NYJ -86 74 -89 75 -34.4% 74 -35.3% 50 226 194 1 48% 0 0/0
R.Woods BUF -86 75 -82 72 -34.2% 73 -33.1% 51 294 198 2 55% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-31 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Stills NO 124 121 52.7% 51.1% 24 301 338 1 79% 0 1/11
A.J.Green CIN 88 92 29.1% 30.8% 25 314 302 2 68% 1 2/29
O.Beckham NYG 64 64 37.3% 37.4% 15 106 198 3 67% 0 2/31
B.Bersin CAR 59 46 51.8% 37.5% 12 104 163 1 75% 0 0/0
H.Douglas ATL 57 41 20.1% 10.6% 22 163 227 1 68% 0 1/12
M.Bryant PIT 57 50 46.5% 40.1% 12 123 161 3 58% 0 0/0
M.Campanaro BAL 54 52 110.5% 106.2% 6 85 114 1 100% 0 0/0
D.Hester ATL 51 58 15.7% 19.9% 25 263 221 1 72% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 50 53 19.0% 20.8% 18 120 203 0 78% 0 1/26
D.Hagan TEN 48 44 109.5% 99.1% 6 85 103 1 83% 0 0/0
B.Lloyd SF 45 32 14.1% 6.6% 22 252 202 1 45% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 43 42 11.5% 11.0% 23 216 206 1 70% 0 0/0
P.Parker NYG 40 51 14.4% 22.1% 18 177 178 0 72% 0 1/17
R.Lockette SEA 39 40 56.6% 58.6% 8 107 102 2 75% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR 38 28 18.0% 10.2% 15 113 156 0 73% 0 1/29
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Hogan BUF 33 32 23.0% 22.0% 15 176 121 1 87% 1 0/0
B.Butler OAK 32 31 15.8% 15.0% 13 156 138 1 62% 0 0/0
L.Murphy TB 31 35 1.8% 3.8% 29 217 221 2 62% 1 0/0
W.Welker DEN 30 30 3.3% 3.3% 24 181 196 1 79% 0 0/0
B.Tate CIN 29 36 8.5% 13.5% 19 149 156 1 68% 0 0/0
D.Johnson HOU 25 28 4.1% 6.1% 20 181 156 1 55% 0 0/0
K.Aiken BAL 23 10 4.3% -5.1% 16 113 141 1 69% 0 0/0
D.Harris DAL 22 22 30.9% 31.4% 7 96 73 0 71% 0 0/0
E.Weems ATL 21 26 25.9% 34.9% 7 85 77 0 86% 0 0/0
L.Moore PIT 21 20 9.1% 8.8% 13 109 108 2 54% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin CLE 20 35 1.0% 11.6% 19 148 148 3 47% 0 0/0
A.Dobson NE 19 18 32.6% 30.6% 4 38 61 0 75% 0 1/12
Tav.Austin STL 14 10 0.1% -4.0% 16 123 114 0 81% 0 0/0
R.Streater OAK 14 17 0.8% 3.4% 13 84 105 1 69% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE 13 10 -0.3% -2.7% 13 47 104 1 54% 0 2/54
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Kearse SEA 11 20 -7.4% -3.4% 28 233 192 1 57% 0 0/0
B.Ellington SF 11 5 6.5% -3.8% 7 45 62 1 57% 0 0/0
C.Fuller DET 11 35 -6.8% 6.2% 24 187 166 1 50% 1 1/9
R.Herron TB 10 13 1.5% 6.1% 9 58 72 1 67% 0 0/0
J.Hemingway KC 10 10 -4.2% -3.6% 14 89 107 0 57% 0 0/0
J.Morgan CHI 8 11 0.1% 4.7% 8 36 65 1 63% 0 0/0
J.Ross DET 7 24 -7.8% 3.3% 20 192 132 1 75% 1 0/0
C.Givens STL 4 0 -7.3% -13.1% 11 92 74 0 55% 0 0/0
A.Pettis STL 4 17 -9.8% -0.9% 18 118 123 1 67% 0 0/0
G.Little CIN 4 4 -5.4% -4.6% 7 55 47 0 57% 0 0/0
A.J.Jenkins KC 3 0 -8.3% -12.5% 8 56 52 0 88% 0 0/0
D.Avery KC 1 6 -12.1% -9.4% 24 156 149 0 58% 0 0/0
T.J.Graham NYJ 0 4 -11.6% -2.2% 4 11 31 0 25% 0 1/32
P.Richardson SEA -1 8 -14.0% -1.5% 9 60 54 0 78% 0 0/0
J.Jernigan NYG -1 -9 -14.2% -23.5% 9 40 68 0 67% 0 2/19
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Bailey STL -2 -2 -16.2% -15.6% 8 53 43 0 50% 0 0/0
G.Salas NYJ -2 -1 -14.0% -13.3% 21 167 123 0 38% 0 0/0
A.Thielen MIN -2 2 -16.4% -9.6% 9 57 49 0 44% 0 0/0
M.Brown BAL -3 -5 -18.2% -20.7% 8 48 45 0 63% 0 0/0
K.Martin HOU -8 -11 -35.1% -44.6% 5 28 17 0 60% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI -9 -5 -35.3% -25.5% 5 22 19 0 60% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC -9 -4 -18.2% -15.1% 21 128 120 0 57% 0 0/0
R.Matthews MIA -10 -8 -24.9% -21.7% 10 47 53 1 50% 0 0/0
DA.Thomas KC -11 2 -28.3% -9.9% 8 52 39 1 88% 0 0/0
F.Hammond KC -11 -12 -36.6% -38.4% 6 31 22 0 33% 0 0/0
R.Broyles DET -12 -7 -39.3% -28.6% 5 25 18 0 40% 0 0/0
T.Ginn ARI -13 -9 -27.9% -23.2% 10 54 50 0 40% 0 1/15
M.Williams BUF -14 -17 -22.9% -25.3% 18 142 88 1 44% 0 0/0
D.Street DAL -14 -12 -49.0% -43.1% 5 18 11 0 40% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN -15 -28 -38.8% -60.2% 8 16 25 0 25% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Grant WAS -15 -9 -33.3% -25.3% 10 57 38 0 50% 0 0/0
S.Holmes CHI -17 -16 -29.4% -27.8% 13 56 58 0 54% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL -19 -36 -32.5% -49.5% 13 50 50 0 31% 0 0/0
B.Walters SEA -20 -28 -38.9% -49.1% 10 44 33 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Boykin GB -26 -28 -61.4% -65.8% 7 17 5 0 29% 0 0/0
J.Wright CIN -26 -25 -66.6% -64.7% 6 24 1 0 17% 0 0/0
B.Gibson MIA -29 -26 -36.3% -33.4% 16 72 57 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Archer PIT -30 -29 -81.4% -79.0% 6 9 -9 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -32 -26 -52.0% -44.4% 11 47 19 0 45% 0 0/0
K.Thompkins 2TM -34 -38 -34.3% -37.3% 20 87 77 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Sanzenbacher CIN -35 -20 -48.8% -32.9% 12 87 27 0 58% 1 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -35 -37 -90.9% -94.9% 6 42 -15 0 17% 1 0/0
M.Brown JAC -37 -37 -45.1% -45.6% 15 88 38 0 47% 1 0/0
J.Huff PHI -42 -45 -108.3% -114.7% 6 16 -26 0 33% 1 0/0
D.Moore OAK -53 -48 -42.4% -39.3% 23 87 67 0 48% 0 1/31
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Meachem NO -58 -55 -60.0% -57.2% 16 60 14 0 25% 0 0/0
Ju.Brown PIT -66 -61 -52.4% -49.0% 21 94 38 0 57% 1 0/0
D.Nelson NYJ -75 -72 -74.3% -71.6% 16 70 -12 0 50% 2 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 2TM 81 1 82 1 59.7% 7 60.2% 7 15 120 1 0
C.Patterson MIN 57 2 54 2 90.1% 5 82.7% 6 7 110 1 0
J.Edelman NE 51 3 49 3 92.3% 4 86.6% 4 6 53 0 0
B.Cooks NO 48 4 49 4 54.4% 8 56.8% 8 6 68 1 0
Tav.Austin STL 43 5 38 5 9.0% 14 3.6% 15 15 65 0 0
C.Brown CAR 26 6 26 6 194.3% 1 188.1% 2 3 33 0 0
D.Hester ATL 24 7 24 7 191.4% 2 195.2% 1 2 23 1 0
K.Wright TEN 20 8 21 8 174.5% 3 183.4% 3 2 43 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 15 9 17 9 24.7% 12 31.2% 12 5 23 0 0
M.Sanu CIN 15 10 15 11 52.8% 9 49.6% 10 3 31 0 0
A.Roberts WAS 12 11 12 13 85.6% 6 85.8% 5 2 21 0 0
B.Tate CIN 12 12 14 12 40.9% 11 50.5% 9 3 21 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
D.Archer PIT 11 13 15 10 -6.7% 17 4.3% 14 7 37 0 0
M.Wheaton PIT 9 14 8 15 20.0% 13 12.5% 13 3 15 0 0
K.Britt STL 9 15 8 14 44.6% 10 39.6% 11 2 14 0 0
J.Wright MIN 4 16 4 16 1.4% 15 -5.3% 16 2 16 0 0
D.Harris DAL 4 17 3 17 -2.0% 16 -6.1% 17 2 8 0 0
D.Moncrief IND 2 18 2 18 -14.0% 18 -13.4% 18 2 7 0 0
T.Benjamin CLE 2 19 2 19 -31.6% 21 -30.1% 20 3 11 0 0
B.Ellington SF 2 20 2 20 -29.7% 19 -26.6% 19 3 16 0 0
A.Brown PIT 1 21 1 21 -31.3% 20 -31.7% 21 4 13 0 0
V.Green DEN 1 22 -4 25 -32.4% 22 -72.0% 26 2 3 0 0
D.Johnson HOU 0 23 0 24 -34.6% 23 -42.4% 24 2 8 0 0
M.Lee JAC 0 24 1 22 -40.3% 24 -32.6% 22 2 5 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
T.Ginn ARI 0 25 0 23 -43.8% 25 -36.0% 23 2 3 0 0
R.Cobb GB -2 26 -4 26 -48.4% 26 -57.1% 25 4 9 0 0
T.Gabriel CLE -8 27 -8 27 -187.2% 33 -191.7% 33 2 -2 0 0
M.Goodwin BUF -8 28 -10 31 -115.7% 28 -130.6% 31 2 -4 0 0
A.Jeffery CHI -9 29 -10 30 -69.3% 27 -72.7% 27 5 25 0 1
E.Royal SD -9 30 -9 28 -119.1% 29 -115.0% 28 2 -1 0 0
D.Jackson WAS -10 31 -9 29 -119.6% 30 -116.1% 29 2 -4 0 0
Jo.Brown ARI -10 32 -10 32 -134.9% 32 -135.2% 32 2 -3 0 0
M.Wallace MIA -15 33 -15 33 -128.2% 31 -128.7% 30 3 15 0 1
A.J.Jenkins KC -28 34 -29 34 -301.7% 34 -307.5% 34 2 -17 0 1