Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2016

Regular season totals, through Week 12

Revised as of 11/29/2016

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 48 passes, 74 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Jones ATL 327 1 324 1 27.2% 4 26.9% 104 1,140 1,150 5 63% 0 4/46
M.Thomas NO 303 2 282 3 32.0% 2 28.9% 84 789 1,001 7 77% 2 2/35
C.Beasley DAL 290 3 294 2 37.0% 1 37.8% 74 654 902 5 80% 0 2/13
D.Baldwin SEA 260 4 268 4 27.6% 3 28.7% 79 763 910 5 78% 0 3/77
A.J.Green CIN 244 5 227 6 18.4% 6 16.1% 100 964 1,001 4 66% 0 3/40
M.Evans TB 235 6 228 5 10.1% 22 9.5% 132 1,020 1,185 10 55% 0 1/24
R.Matthews TEN 204 7 211 7 23.1% 5 24.5% 73 669 764 7 66% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 199 8 188 11 12.7% 16 11.3% 104 942 933 5 58% 0 0/0
A.Cooper OAK 185 9 164 15 10.3% 21 7.7% 100 922 931 3 66% 1 4/73
K.Britt LARM 183 10 197 8 15.8% 10 18.1% 81 788 793 4 67% 1 3/31
D.Adams GB 182 11 181 12 14.3% 12 14.1% 86 781 820 8 67% 2 2/68
J.Crowder WAS 174 12 171 13 17.7% 7 17.2% 76 725 723 6 72% 1 1/23
M.Jones DET 173 13 155 17 14.3% 11 11.5% 77 730 777 4 55% 0 5/50
A.Brown PIT 172 14 195 9 5.3% 31 7.7% 120 973 1,035 10 68% 1 4/38
T.Williams SD 169 15 149 18 12.9% 15 9.9% 85 790 787 5 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Lee JAC 164 16 170 14 16.4% 9 17.4% 69 581 703 2 67% 0 3/82
B.Cooks NO 162 17 146 19 14.2% 13 11.5% 76 738 730 6 68% 0 1/17
W.Snead NO 162 18 159 16 16.7% 8 16.2% 70 593 686 4 73% 1 0/0
S.Diggs MIN 160 19 191 10 10.4% 20 14.8% 87 747 803 2 77% 0 1/12
M.Crabtree OAK 156 20 141 21 6.5% 28 4.7% 101 711 893 6 59% 1 4/103
D.Thomas DEN 150 21 133 24 7.1% 26 4.9% 93 740 848 5 65% 2 6/96
P.Garcon WAS 146 22 141 22 11.3% 19 10.4% 76 636 713 2 68% 0 1/23
J.Nelson GB 142 23 115 29 4.0% 34 0.8% 108 754 902 9 56% 1 1/44
K.Benjamin CAR 135 24 110 31 7.6% 24 3.9% 85 741 740 5 56% 1 0/0
T.Benjamin SD 121 25 98 36 12.3% 17 7.6% 61 536 572 3 66% 3 1/15
A.Thielen MIN 121 26 141 23 13.3% 14 17.6% 61 571 556 3 74% 1 1/29
L.Fitzgerald ARI 120 27 142 20 1.1% 39 3.6% 111 807 887 5 71% 1 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 118 28 119 26 0.5% 40 0.7% 109 915 902 8 60% 2 4/44
D.Jackson WAS 112 29 109 32 6.9% 27 6.4% 70 585 631 3 54% 0 3/117
R.Woods BUF 112 30 112 30 12.2% 18 12.2% 60 493 531 1 70% 0 1/29
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Pryor CLE 110 31 119 27 -0.4% 43 0.7% 114 855 885 4 54% 0 3/67
D.Parker MIA 105 32 99 35 8.4% 23 7.2% 64 549 559 2 64% 0 1/20
S.Smith BAL 102 33 116 28 7.1% 25 9.8% 66 536 569 3 73% 0 0/0
M.Wallace BAL 101 34 120 25 2.6% 37 5.4% 84 792 690 4 61% 1 1/42
E.Sanders DEN 101 35 81 41 -0.6% 44 -3.0% 105 830 831 4 58% 1 1/9
Q.Enunwa NYJ 99 36 98 37 3.8% 35 3.6% 74 643 635 4 58% 0 2/27
A.Jeffery CHI 99 37 96 38 4.3% 33 3.8% 72 630 619 1 56% 0 2/24
R.Cobb GB 98 38 100 34 2.8% 36 3.2% 77 558 657 3 70% 0 1/13
A.Boldin DET 97 39 89 40 5.5% 30 4.0% 66 392 576 6 73% 0 1/7
D.Bryant DAL 91 40 89 39 5.3% 32 5.0% 65 550 546 5 51% 0 0/0
J.Landry MIA 87 41 102 33 0.1% 41 2.3% 89 733 680 2 72% 1 0/0
T.Hill KC 83 42 77 42 5.9% 29 4.6% 56 434 485 5 80% 1 0/0
D.Inman SD 75 43 68 44 2.1% 38 0.5% 63 527 528 2 60% 0 5/53
M.Floyd ARI 56 44 53 47 -0.7% 45 -1.3% 59 410 464 3 47% 0 2/23
B.LaFell CIN 51 45 55 46 -2.5% 48 -1.8% 64 457 487 4 56% 0 3/16
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Stills MIA 49 46 70 43 0.1% 42 5.4% 51 480 387 5 51% 0 0/0
T.Sharpe TEN 47 47 36 52 -4.2% 50 -6.2% 68 464 523 2 53% 0 4/37
D.Hopkins HOU 46 48 16 61 -7.4% 57 -10.8% 106 610 786 3 52% 0 5/64
M.Sanu ATL 44 49 60 45 -4.3% 51 -1.2% 67 495 494 3 70% 1 1/1
V.Cruz NYG 40 50 49 48 -2.4% 47 -0.3% 49 462 379 1 55% 1 1/2
C.Patterson MIN 40 51 42 51 -2.1% 46 -1.6% 49 324 366 2 80% 0 1/13
G.Tate DET 39 52 26 57 -6.6% 54 -8.6% 85 617 587 2 67% 0 1/4
C.Conley KC 38 53 30 55 -3.4% 49 -5.5% 53 380 395 0 64% 1 0/0
T.Boyd CIN 36 54 33 54 -5.0% 53 -5.6% 59 411 431 1 64% 1 1/25
B.Marshall NYJ 35 55 34 53 -8.5% 60 -8.5% 101 661 728 3 50% 0 4/80
S.Shepard NYG 33 56 28 56 -6.9% 55 -7.9% 72 476 518 5 61% 0 1/7
B.Quick LARM 33 57 46 49 -4.6% 52 -1.3% 50 445 378 3 60% 0 1/13
J.Maclin KC 24 58 14 62 -7.3% 56 -9.6% 56 376 394 2 54% 0 1/12
J.Matthews PHI 22 59 43 50 -9.4% 63 -6.5% 89 686 601 3 64% 1 1/21
Jo.Brown ARI 22 60 21 59 -7.9% 58 -8.2% 60 399 413 1 52% 0 1/19
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Ginn CAR 20 61 8 64 -8.2% 59 -11.0% 61 489 402 2 59% 0 0/0
A.Humphries TB 17 62 23 58 -9.0% 61 -7.8% 61 448 400 1 66% 0 1/5
S.Roberts OAK 15 63 11 63 -9.2% 62 -10.2% 54 314 381 5 54% 0 2/16
D.Green-Beckham PHI 3 64 19 60 -12.0% 64 -8.4% 54 330 355 2 54% 0 1/5
W.Fuller HOU 0 65 -11 67 -12.7% 65 -15.0% 61 449 393 2 49% 0 0/0
C.Meredith CHI -18 66 -4 65 -16.9% 68 -13.7% 54 453 314 2 65% 3 1/16
A.Robinson JAC -30 67 -8 66 -16.1% 66 -13.6% 105 591 658 6 50% 1 5/77
J.Edelman NE -32 68 -24 68 -16.8% 67 -15.7% 99 617 587 2 65% 1 1/12
J.Kearse SEA -39 69 -31 69 -21.3% 69 -19.6% 56 354 309 0 52% 0 1/17
Q.Patton SF -61 70 -46 70 -26.6% 71 -23.2% 55 374 266 0 56% 1 1/5
N.Agholor PHI -72 71 -76 72 -30.8% 73 -31.8% 51 264 217 1 53% 1 1/9
A.Hurns JAC -84 72 -68 71 -26.1% 70 -23.6% 76 477 386 3 46% 1 3/12
J.Kerley SF -92 73 -77 73 -26.9% 72 -24.6% 81 448 389 3 52% 1 1/7
T.Austin LARM -137 74 -126 74 -34.8% 74 -33.0% 79 401 302 3 56% 0 1/22

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 8-47 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Gabriel ATL 152 153 53.9% 54.3% 28 378 410 4 75% 0 1/25
T.Williams DAL 121 129 26.2% 28.7% 39 381 432 2 69% 1 1/33
C.Hogan NE 113 124 28.2% 32.2% 35 461 391 2 66% 1 0/0
R.Shepard TB 106 108 52.2% 53.3% 20 200 289 2 75% 0 1/19
K.Wright TEN 98 101 20.3% 21.2% 37 376 389 3 68% 0 1/24
B.Coleman NO 92 100 30.8% 34.8% 26 226 308 3 77% 0 0/0
M.Mitchell NE 74 79 20.5% 23.0% 27 235 290 3 59% 0 1/31
D.Amendola NE 72 85 26.6% 33.5% 25 213 256 4 80% 1 0/0
M.Wilson CHI 69 69 44.3% 43.9% 15 160 201 1 60% 0 1/33
E.Rogers PIT 65 62 7.2% 6.4% 43 336 361 2 67% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 57 54 27.5% 25.5% 17 130 200 2 76% 0 0/0
A.Roberts DET 53 46 34.8% 28.2% 14 139 169 1 64% 0 0/0
H.Douglas TEN 50 41 29.5% 22.4% 14 152 169 0 64% 0 1/19
D.Funchess CAR 49 48 1.2% 1.0% 41 285 362 3 44% 0 4/83
J.Hunter BUF 46 48 22.7% 24.1% 15 87 174 4 47% 0 1/29
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Decker NYJ 42 41 13.8% 13.3% 21 194 192 2 43% 0 0/0
E.Royal CHI 41 31 0.6% -2.7% 43 372 315 2 77% 1 0/0
B.Tate BUF 37 39 40.4% 42.7% 9 104 112 0 78% 0 0/0
P.Richardson SEA 36 33 6.7% 4.9% 24 206 205 0 54% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 35 40 -2.7% -1.2% 43 251 335 5 56% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett IND 33 20 -2.9% -6.7% 44 395 327 1 55% 1 1/33
S.Watkins BUF 30 32 11.1% 13.2% 14 143 145 0 64% 0 1/18
K.Allen SD 29 28 31.0% 29.7% 7 63 97 0 86% 0 1/6
C.Harper SF 28 28 41.6% 41.0% 7 67 85 0 57% 0 1/17
A.Benn JAC 27 26 27.8% 27.0% 9 116 94 1 56% 0 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI 26 28 -4.5% -4.0% 40 273 302 2 50% 1 1/38
D.Thompson CHI 26 23 10.1% 7.4% 13 58 131 1 54% 0 1/45
C.Hamilton PIT 25 27 5.6% 7.0% 16 127 147 1 56% 0 1/28
J.Taylor DEN 22 23 6.5% 7.1% 13 111 126 2 62% 1 1/14
T.Davis GB 21 22 22.2% 25.1% 7 24 79 1 43% 0 1/66
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Coates PIT 15 14 -8.5% -8.7% 45 425 316 2 44% 0 0/0
T.Lockett SEA 15 16 -8.4% -8.0% 43 325 307 0 53% 0 2/38
M.Harris WAS 10 7 4.3% -1.6% 8 53 65 0 75% 0 0/0
R.Streater SF 9 9 -4.0% -3.6% 14 105 97 0 57% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE 8 -11 -10.4% -15.9% 44 308 286 3 45% 0 1/16
C.Rogers IND 8 5 -8.1% -9.8% 20 159 147 0 55% 0 1/20
A.Robinson ATL 6 3 -7.0% -9.9% 15 101 99 1 53% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 5 10 -9.7% -6.5% 22 187 135 1 50% 0 0/0
A.Holmes OAK 4 -1 -9.4% -13.6% 16 70 116 2 63% 0 1/1
B.Fowler DEN 4 3 -9.6% -10.3% 18 135 118 2 50% 0 0/0
J.Marshall NYJ 3 12 -10.4% -5.2% 19 140 133 1 58% 1 2/24
A.Hawkins CLE 1 1 -12.5% -12.2% 44 257 285 3 57% 0 0/0
T.Lewis NO -2 -2 -14.6% -14.5% 11 76 68 0 64% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -6 1 -14.3% -12.3% 45 294 274 3 47% 0 2/39
G.Allison GB -8 -4 -24.4% -19.0% 8 38 41 1 38% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Wheaton PIT -9 -7 -24.5% -22.7% 9 51 46 1 44% 0 0/0
B.Treggs PHI -9 -4 -25.8% -19.0% 9 80 42 0 33% 0 0/0
B.Butler DAL -11 4 -17.8% -10.7% 27 174 154 2 48% 0 0/0
D.Heyward-Bey PIT -14 -17 -24.7% -27.9% 15 68 72 2 33% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI -14 -12 -23.1% -21.4% 19 123 90 0 53% 0 0/0
J.Huff PHI -14 -17 -23.9% -26.3% 17 72 82 1 76% 0 0/0
C.Peake NYJ -16 -15 -24.6% -23.7% 19 109 85 0 68% 0 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ -16 -8 -18.3% -15.5% 38 304 211 0 63% 1 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -17 -17 -17.7% -17.7% 44 311 245 3 45% 0 0/0
J.Wright CIN -17 -14 -26.9% -24.3% 15 73 73 0 60% 0 0/0
A.Johnson TEN -19 -34 -22.7% -31.0% 23 85 123 2 39% 0 1/8
R.Lewis NYG -20 -17 -28.6% -25.7% 16 89 74 2 38% 0 0/0
R.Greene JAC -21 -22 -48.4% -49.5% 8 32 17 0 63% 0 0/0
V.Jackson TB -21 -22 -21.5% -21.6% 32 173 165 0 47% 0 2/29
W.Powell BUF -23 -20 -24.5% -23.0% 25 142 123 0 56% 0 1/19
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Strong HOU -29 -46 -27.8% -36.9% 24 131 112 0 58% 0 0/0
A.Burbridge SF -30 -29 -64.4% -62.3% 8 20 3 0 25% 0 0/0
J.Janis GB -31 -27 -32.4% -30.3% 18 85 81 1 56% 0 0/0
C.Shorts TB -34 -32 -31.6% -30.7% 25 138 96 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Norwood DEN -35 -33 -26.8% -26.1% 32 203 150 1 59% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -38 -42 -35.1% -37.2% 21 113 83 0 43% 0 1/22
K.Aiken BAL -40 -32 -27.6% -24.7% 36 236 157 0 58% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS -41 -48 -49.9% -56.3% 13 31 29 0 31% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR -50 -62 -28.4% -32.3% 39 189 184 1 51% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -52 -47 -64.2% -58.7% 13 41 5 0 46% 0 0/0
T.Smith SF -60 -55 -29.1% -27.8% 46 267 207 3 43% 0 1/12
K.White CHI -67 -73 -36.4% -38.6% 36 187 130 0 53% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -69 -63 -46.1% -43.4% 26 99 66 1 58% 0 1/6
A.Wilson KC -69 -77 -33.5% -35.8% 43 186 168 2 58% 0 0/0
R.Lewis CLE -99 -91 -51.0% -47.8% 34 183 64 0 47% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 3 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
L.Whitehead DAL 48 1 53 1 87.0% 3 98.6% 7 80 0 0
T.Gabriel ATL 45 2 46 2 257.6% 1 262.7% 3 51 1 0
T.Hill KC 42 3 45 3 20.1% 7 23.8% 11 68 1 0
T.Ginn CAR 28 4 31 4 13.2% 11 19.8% 9 63 0 0
J.J.Nelson ARI 24 5 21 8 116.8% 2 94.1% 3 27 0 0
C.Patterson MIN 24 6 22 5 64.3% 4 58.2% 5 37 0 0
J.Edelman NE 21 7 21 7 -0.6% 13 -1.3% 11 51 0 1
T.Austin LARM 18 8 21 6 -20.9% 18 -17.4% 19 91 0 1
M.Wallace BAL 17 9 19 9 14.7% 10 19.9% 5 31 0 0
J.Holton OAK 15 10 16 11 19.5% 8 24.6% 5 43 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 15 11 18 10 53.2% 5 69.6% 3 24 0 0
B.Cooks NO 13 12 15 12 20.3% 6 31.9% 4 24 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
M.Lee JAC 12 13 14 13 16.7% 9 30.1% 4 25 0 0
R.Cobb GB 10 14 12 14 -23.1% 20 -20.2% 10 33 0 0
J.Landry MIA 7 15 9 15 8.8% 12 16.3% 3 18 0 0
A.Brown PIT 5 16 3 19 -13.6% 15 -21.8% 3 9 0 0
J.Huff PHI 4 17 5 17 -12.4% 14 -6.4% 3 10 0 0
A.Humphries TB 4 18 5 18 -22.4% 19 -20.2% 5 18 0 0
T.Lewis NO 4 19 6 16 -17.1% 16 -5.9% 3 11 0 0
S.Diggs MIN 3 20 2 20 -18.8% 17 -22.0% 3 10 0 0
B.Miller HOU -8 21 -11 21 -98.0% 22 -122.3% 3 0 0 0
T.Pryor CLE -20 22 -22 22 -68.8% 21 -70.6% 8 21 1 1
G.Tate DET -33 23 -40 23 -118.4% 23 -134.7% 8 5 0 1