Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2016

Regular season totals, through Week 3

Revised as of 9/27/2016

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.

  • Opponent adjustments are not applied until after Week 4 of the season. Therefore, DVOA and DYAR below are the same as VOA and YAR.
  • 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 12 passes, 82 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Diggs MIN 127 1 49.6% 2 26 325 353 1 77% 0 1/12
M.Jones DET 116 2 38.4% 6 29 408 356 2 62% 0 0/0
S.Shepard NYG 110 3 59.9% 1 19 233 286 2 84% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree OAK 105 4 37.8% 7 25 220 324 1 76% 0 2/46
D.Baldwin SEA 99 5 33.0% 10 27 276 324 2 74% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery CHI 95 6 43.6% 4 20 271 278 0 70% 0 2/24
W.Snead NO 86 7 46.6% 3 17 226 245 2 82% 1 0/0
D.Thomas DEN 85 8 33.1% 9 20 238 276 1 75% 1 3/49
O.Beckham NYG 83 9 19.9% 19 30 280 332 0 63% 0 2/36
T.Benjamin SD 82 10 35.9% 8 21 229 260 2 81% 1 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 78 11 27.2% 13 25 213 273 0 80% 0 1/6
M.Evans TB 70 12 11.7% 28 37 301 337 3 57% 0 0/0
D.Jackson WAS 69 13 23.4% 14 23 238 259 1 61% 0 1/46
K.Benjamin CAR 68 14 29.5% 12 22 199 231 3 59% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Nelson GB 65 15 17.9% 22 27 206 269 4 63% 0 0/0
A.J.Green CIN 64 16 12.6% 27 32 295 300 1 69% 0 1/20
M.Thomas 2TM 59 17 19.8% 20 23 185 236 1 74% 0 1/11
L.Fitzgerald ARI 53 18 8.0% 32 33 222 289 3 64% 0 0/0
S.Coates PIT 51 19 38.6% 5 12 203 157 0 58% 0 0/0
M.Wallace BAL 49 20 19.1% 21 18 166 197 3 56% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE 47 21 32.5% 11 13 173 153 2 54% 0 0/0
T.Williams SD 45 22 14.6% 26 20 201 202 1 55% 0 0/0
B.LaFell CIN 45 23 22.0% 17 15 164 172 0 60% 0 2/15
E.Decker NYJ 45 24 15.4% 24 21 194 195 2 43% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 43 25 7.7% 33 27 223 236 2 59% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 43 26 4.2% 38 34 294 270 1 53% 0 0/0
A.Boldin DET 41 27 22.3% 16 16 105 158 2 69% 0 0/0
V.Cruz NYG 41 28 22.5% 15 15 195 155 1 73% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
N.Agholor PHI 41 29 21.0% 18 15 120 158 1 73% 0 1/9
J.Jones ATL 38 30 11.3% 29 20 188 188 2 50% 0 0/0
E.Sanders DEN 37 31 2.9% 42 29 205 246 2 59% 0 1/9
K.Britt LARM 36 32 7.1% 36 22 199 203 0 64% 1 2/25
E.Royal CHI 36 33 17.5% 23 15 130 151 1 73% 0 0/0
A.Brown PIT 36 34 -1.6% 47 40 305 314 2 60% 0 1/19
J.Matthews PHI 34 35 3.5% 39 26 204 223 2 58% 0 0/0
J.Edelman NE 34 36 4.9% 37 24 180 208 0 75% 0 1/12
D.Parker MIA 32 37 7.4% 35 19 157 178 1 58% 0 1/20
W.Fuller HOU 31 38 3.1% 40 25 242 208 1 48% 0 0/0
D.Adams GB 28 39 7.6% 34 16 99 156 2 50% 1 2/68
B.Coleman NO 27 40 15.3% 25 12 93 120 0 75% 0 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ 26 41 0.0% 45 25 183 204 1 68% 0 0/0
J.Landry MIA 24 42 -4.1% 51 35 316 263 1 69% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Lockett SEA 23 43 10.6% 30 12 116 116 0 58% 0 1/18
C.Hogan NE 23 44 8.8% 31 13 122 121 1 62% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC 21 45 2.9% 41 18 141 140 0 67% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett IND 16 46 0.8% 43 15 151 117 0 53% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT 15 47 0.1% 44 15 100 120 1 60% 0 0/0
M.Sanu ATL 15 48 -2.1% 48 17 130 137 1 65% 0 0/0
A.Humphries TB 13 49 -5.4% 53 25 201 169 0 72% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB 13 50 -4.0% 49 18 132 141 0 67% 0 1/13
T.Boyd CIN 12 51 -1.5% 46 15 120 108 0 73% 1 1/25
A.Cooper OAK 12 52 -7.6% 55 29 271 209 0 52% 1 1/13
C.Conley KC 11 53 -4.1% 50 16 102 117 0 56% 0 0/0
B.Cooks NO 10 54 -7.7% 56 26 224 182 2 58% 0 1/17
T.Sharpe TEN 8 55 -8.8% 57 25 157 174 0 56% 0 1/5
K.Stills MIA 8 56 -7.0% 54 17 131 121 1 47% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Ginn CAR 7 57 -4.5% 52 12 118 78 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS 5 58 -10.2% 58 25 175 172 2 64% 1 1/23
D.Bryant DAL 3 59 -11.1% 60 23 150 151 1 48% 0 0/0
P.Garcon WAS 3 60 -11.0% 59 20 135 136 0 65% 0 0/0
A.Robinson JAC 2 61 -11.9% 61 31 183 204 2 52% 1 1/4
T.Pryor CLE 2 62 -12.0% 62 31 244 194 0 45% 0 0/0
A.Hurns JAC -1 63 -13.1% 63 23 179 141 0 57% 0 0/0
A.Thielen MIN -3 64 -15.4% 64 14 124 73 0 79% 1 0/0
S.Roberts OAK -4 65 -15.8% 65 16 71 96 2 44% 0 0/0
S.Smith BAL -7 66 -16.2% 66 26 170 159 0 62% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR -8 67 -20.6% 70 13 83 67 0 62% 0 0/0
J.Maclin KC -12 68 -17.8% 67 29 166 169 1 52% 0 1/12
B.Marshall NYJ -13 69 -18.4% 68 27 160 167 0 44% 0 2/45
A.Johnson TEN -13 70 -26.5% 73 12 39 59 1 33% 0 1/8
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Floyd ARI -13 71 -19.9% 69 24 134 129 1 38% 0 0/0
R.Woods BUF -16 72 -29.1% 75 15 81 56 0 73% 0 0/0
J.Kearse SEA -17 73 -27.0% 74 15 79 73 0 60% 0 0/0
R.Matthews TEN -17 74 -24.9% 71 18 98 90 0 56% 0 0/0
G.Tate DET -22 75 -25.4% 72 22 94 107 0 59% 0 1/4
Jo.Brown ARI -23 76 -29.5% 76 18 92 76 0 44% 0 0/0
Q.Patton SF -26 77 -33.4% 79 15 93 64 0 60% 1 1/5
V.Jackson TB -30 78 -30.4% 77 22 99 92 0 41% 0 2/29
T.Smith SF -30 79 -31.8% 78 20 103 85 1 40% 0 1/12
T.Austin LARM -59 80 -38.8% 80 29 145 97 1 48% 0 0/0
J.Kerley SF -65 81 -48.0% 82 23 114 53 0 52% 1 0/0
K.White CHI -73 82 -46.9% 81 27 132 65 0 48% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 4-11 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Amendola NE 52 59.1% 10 121 135 2 90% 1 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 40 45.4% 10 145 115 1 60% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel ATL 35 49.6% 6 61 99 0 83% 0 1/25
T.Williams DAL 34 42.4% 8 122 99 0 88% 1 0/0
K.Allen SD 28 30.1% 7 63 96 0 86% 0 1/6
G.Salas BUF 27 41.1% 6 89 80 1 67% 0 0/0
B.Quick LARM 27 30.5% 8 84 89 1 75% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 17 7.5% 10 73 93 1 70% 0 0/0
T.Hill KC 13 12.7% 7 43 63 1 86% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 11 5.2% 7 34 65 2 57% 0 0/0
G.Swaim DAL 9 13.9% 4 50 42 0 75% 0 0/0
D.Green-Beckham PHI 8 -2.3% 10 65 76 0 70% 0 0/0
R.Shepard TB 5 3.9% 4 22 34 0 75% 0 0/0
J.Marshall NYJ 5 -6.3% 8 64 67 0 63% 1 2/24
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Mitchell NE 4 -7.5% 9 75 62 0 44% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL 3 -8.2% 11 89 61 0 45% 0 0/0
A.Robinson ATL 2 -7.1% 5 34 34 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Lewis NO 2 -7.4% 5 42 34 0 80% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF 2 -9.9% 10 100 57 1 30% 0 0/0
W.Powell BUF 1 -10.2% 5 28 32 0 60% 0 0/0
P.Richardson SEA -2 -15.1% 8 46 52 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Doctson WAS -3 -18.6% 6 66 36 0 33% 0 0/0
A.Holmes OAK -7 -29.7% 5 14 23 1 40% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -8 -33.4% 5 24 20 0 60% 0 0/0
S.Watkins BUF -10 -23.1% 11 63 61 0 55% 0 0/0
B.Butler DAL -11 -52.5% 4 16 6 0 25% 0 0/0
R.Lewis CLE -15 -57.0% 4 40 5 0 75% 1 0/0
K.Aiken BAL -15 -56.4% 4 19 6 0 75% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Inman SD -15 -29.8% 10 45 50 0 50% 0 1/13
A.Hawkins CLE -18 -33.9% 10 42 43 0 50% 0 0/0
H.Douglas TEN -22 -42.1% 9 41 28 0 44% 0 0/0
J.Norwood DEN -22 -50.9% 7 24 14 0 43% 0 0/0
R.Greene JAC -22 -68.5% 5 16 0 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Strong HOU -23 -68.0% 5 15 0 0 20% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -28 -71.1% 6 9 -2 0 33% 0 0/0
D.Funchess CAR -31 -48.8% 10 28 24 1 30% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton PIT -35 -99.7% 5 2 -19 0 20% 0 0/0
J.Huff PHI -37 -70.5% 9 19 -3 0 56% 0 0/0
A.Wilson KC -48 -91.6% 8 12 -21 0 63% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -52 -79.4% 10 20 -13 0 30% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
J.Edelman NE 25 1 39.6% 5 6 30 0 0
T.Pryor CLE 18 2 3.8% 10 4 21 1 0
B.Cooks NO 15 3 94.9% 3 2 17 0 0
T.Austin LARM 15 4 17.0% 8 5 30 0 0
T.Ginn CAR 14 5 29.1% 6 4 30 0 0
M.Wallace BAL 13 6 97.3% 2 2 16 0 0
J.Landry MIA 11 7 111.2% 1 2 16 0 0
R.Cobb GB 11 8 11.4% 9 4 12 0 0
J.Holton OAK 10 9 66.5% 4 2 16 0 0
C.Patterson MIN 4 10 17.6% 7 2 6 0 0
J.Wright CIN -2 11 -56.6% 11 2 -6 0 0
A.Hawkins CLE -6 12 -97.5% 12 2 0 0 0
T.Hill KC -11 13 -140.9% 13 2 -4 0 0
G.Tate DET -12 14 -152.1% 14 2 -6 0 0