Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

Regular season totals, through Week 11

Revised as of 11/18/2014

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.

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

RECEIVING: Minimum 44 passes, 71 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Cobb GB 345 1 350 1 47.4% 2 48.2% 74 779 977 10 73% 1 1/44
A.Brown PIT 334 2 349 2 21.5% 11 23.0% 123 1,160 1,290 9 72% 1 4/73
J.Nelson GB 329 3 335 3 30.9% 4 31.7% 94 998 1,101 9 64% 0 4/122
E.Sanders DEN 319 4 313 4 30.2% 5 29.4% 92 954 1,077 7 73% 1 2/22
D.Thomas DEN 268 5 260 6 18.4% 14 17.4% 111 1,105 1,098 6 65% 0 3/50
T.Y.Hilton IND 259 6 238 7 23.8% 8 20.9% 91 962 959 3 65% 1 1/25
M.Floyd SD 237 7 233 8 47.9% 1 46.9% 50 574 667 4 64% 0 3/66
M.Evans TB 230 8 264 5 31.8% 3 38.4% 71 794 758 7 65% 0 1/10
D.Jackson WAS 211 9 197 11 27.0% 7 24.4% 66 819 745 4 61% 0 3/50
D.Bryant DAL 208 10 193 12 14.7% 16 12.8% 94 793 926 8 60% 0 4/72
D.Hopkins HOU 206 11 199 9 23.3% 9 22.1% 72 764 771 4 64% 1 1/14
A.Boldin SF 182 12 186 13 15.3% 15 15.8% 83 688 800 3 67% 0 1/19
T.Smith BAL 177 13 158 16 23.3% 10 19.3% 56 446 662 6 48% 0 8/161
G.Tate DET 172 14 198 10 11.4% 20 15.0% 95 952 836 3 72% 1 1/31
O.Beckham NYG 157 15 143 17 28.1% 6 24.5% 48 463 545 3 65% 0 2/31
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Maclin PHI 151 16 170 14 6.6% 28 9.0% 101 921 861 9 56% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery CHI 142 17 158 15 7.0% 26 9.2% 90 761 799 4 61% 0 3/96
L.Fitzgerald ARI 139 18 138 19 14.4% 17 14.3% 69 659 618 2 67% 1 1/16
B.LaFell NE 136 19 118 24 12.7% 19 9.5% 67 576 636 5 58% 0 2/21
A.J.Green CIN 133 20 135 21 20.4% 12 20.8% 49 508 525 4 59% 1 3/36
J.Matthews PHI 126 21 136 20 10.7% 22 12.6% 69 558 627 6 64% 0 1/40
J.Jones ATL 120 22 140 18 2.8% 31 5.3% 105 912 812 3 64% 2 0/0
T.Williams DAL 119 23 128 22 19.3% 13 22.0% 48 426 476 6 56% 0 0/0
B.Cooks NO 109 24 119 23 7.1% 25 8.7% 69 550 612 3 77% 0 1/34
J.Landry MIA 95 25 91 26 9.8% 23 8.7% 55 400 486 3 76% 2 0/0
M.Colston NO 94 26 89 27 7.0% 27 6.0% 59 536 528 1 58% 1 1/24
K.Britt STL 94 27 89 28 13.5% 18 12.1% 47 440 430 3 53% 0 1/24
J.Edelman NE 91 28 71 35 0.4% 36 -2.4% 86 608 702 2 69% 1 3/59
S.Watkins BUF 91 29 74 33 0.9% 34 -1.6% 84 649 678 5 54% 0 0/0
R.White ATL 85 30 82 30 0.5% 35 0.0% 79 566 650 5 59% 1 1/20
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Austin CLE 85 31 96 25 8.3% 24 11.2% 55 418 453 2 62% 0 0/0
E.Royal SD 82 32 77 32 11.3% 21 9.7% 46 401 400 5 61% 0 0/0
C.Johnson DET 79 33 65 37 2.9% 30 0.3% 64 520 528 3 53% 0 1/5
S.Smith BAL 72 34 53 43 -2.1% 38 -5.0% 84 731 662 4 58% 1 1/28
A.Holmes OAK 69 35 59 38 3.9% 29 1.4% 53 419 440 4 51% 0 2/37
K.Benjamin CAR 67 36 87 29 -3.8% 44 -1.2% 98 769 719 8 53% 1 2/17
M.Wallace MIA 67 37 80 31 -2.4% 39 -0.3% 82 559 627 6 54% 1 2/45
E.Decker NYJ 66 38 45 45 -0.5% 37 -4.3% 68 450 538 4 63% 0 0/0
R.Wayne IND 64 39 56 40 -2.5% 41 -3.7% 81 613 605 2 59% 0 0/0
A.Hurns JAC 63 40 48 44 2.2% 32 -1.3% 56 475 438 5 54% 0 0/0
B.Marshall CHI 62 41 74 34 -3.5% 42 -1.7% 86 586 640 8 57% 1 0/0
T.Gabriel CLE 62 42 58 39 1.9% 33 0.9% 56 535 437 1 54% 0 1/19
M.Sanu CIN 58 43 69 36 -3.5% 43 -1.7% 79 671 597 4 56% 0 1/13
D.Bowe KC 51 44 55 42 -2.4% 40 -1.5% 62 509 477 0 66% 1 0/0
A.Robinson JAC 39 45 6 55 -6.6% 48 -11.7% 81 548 576 2 59% 0 2/14
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Baldwin SEA 37 46 56 41 -5.1% 45 -1.2% 64 485 450 2 69% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton PIT 31 47 26 49 -6.3% 46 -7.3% 62 452 441 2 58% 0 0/0
P.Garcon WAS 30 48 31 48 -6.5% 47 -6.4% 64 464 444 3 67% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI 26 49 23 50 -7.6% 50 -8.2% 66 468 456 5 52% 0 2/57
M.Crabtree SF 26 50 33 47 -8.4% 52 -7.2% 76 509 528 4 57% 0 3/67
G.Jennings MIN 23 51 45 46 -7.6% 49 -2.9% 60 463 408 3 60% 0 0/0
J.Hunter TEN 21 52 -6 58 -7.7% 51 -14.0% 54 416 372 2 43% 0 1/29
K.Wright TEN 21 53 -10 60 -8.7% 53 -14.5% 68 473 456 4 63% 1 0/0
K.Allen SD 20 54 6 54 -9.6% 56 -11.7% 87 559 557 1 64% 0 0/0
J.Cotchery CAR 18 55 22 51 -8.8% 54 -7.9% 59 433 401 0 56% 0 1/5
B.Hartline MIA 14 56 17 53 -8.9% 55 -8.2% 47 332 334 1 62% 0 0/0
M.Floyd ARI -3 57 4 57 -13.4% 58 -11.8% 57 457 342 4 46% 2 1/15
J.Kearse SEA -3 58 4 56 -13.5% 59 -11.5% 48 361 304 1 52% 0 1/36
A.Johnson HOU -5 59 -9 59 -13.3% 57 -13.8% 92 631 608 1 60% 2 4/39
A.Roberts WAS -7 60 -22 61 -14.3% 60 -17.7% 53 287 351 2 51% 1 1/14
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Hawkins CLE -10 61 22 52 -14.3% 61 -9.2% 82 601 494 2 55% 0 0/0
H.Nicks IND -18 62 -28 62 -17.4% 62 -20.2% 46 227 279 3 50% 0 3/65
J.Jones OAK -32 63 -44 64 -18.0% 63 -20.0% 76 498 442 3 64% 2 1/16
C.Shorts JAC -43 64 -65 68 -21.4% 64 -25.9% 61 375 336 1 54% 1 1/23
P.Harvin 2TM -52 65 -52 67 -24.9% 67 -24.9% 53 307 268 0 74% 1 0/0
R.Cooper PHI -53 66 -49 66 -23.8% 66 -22.9% 62 376 310 1 58% 1 1/35
C.Patterson MIN -68 67 -47 65 -27.5% 69 -22.9% 59 332 275 1 47% 0 2/41
V.Jackson TB -75 68 -32 63 -23.1% 65 -17.1% 94 561 476 2 46% 0 1/9
R.Randle NYG -93 69 -91 69 -24.9% 68 -24.7% 94 521 478 2 53% 0 0/0
R.Woods BUF -100 70 -100 70 -32.3% 70 -32.4% 64 361 265 2 56% 1 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ -105 71 -106 71 -36.9% 71 -37.1% 55 237 197 1 47% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 6-43 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Johnson SF 158 162 37.6% 38.7% 41 407 489 3 78% 0 0/0
K.Stills NO 128 124 25.4% 24.2% 42 431 462 2 74% 1 1/11
B.Quick STL 110 116 22.9% 25.0% 39 375 413 3 64% 0 1/16
M.Bryant PIT 107 100 34.5% 31.4% 29 321 343 6 55% 0 0/0
C.Hogan BUF 83 67 25.6% 17.9% 31 314 296 2 81% 1 0/0
D.Adams GB 70 69 9.5% 9.2% 39 286 362 3 69% 0 0/0
H.Douglas ATL 67 60 16.6% 13.6% 28 209 287 1 68% 0 2/22
P.Parker NYG 62 65 10.2% 11.3% 33 272 311 1 67% 0 1/17
B.Bersin CAR 52 44 29.0% 22.4% 16 128 179 1 69% 0 0/0
B.Butler OAK 52 41 15.9% 10.1% 22 203 224 2 59% 0 0/0
M.Campanaro BAL 52 52 105.9% 107.5% 6 85 111 1 100% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin CLE 51 60 8.9% 13.0% 31 269 265 3 48% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR 50 50 22.7% 22.6% 17 160 188 1 71% 0 1/29
D.Hagan TEN 43 41 80.6% 75.2% 7 90 101 1 86% 0 0/0
L.Moore PIT 41 40 20.2% 19.3% 17 156 163 2 65% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Beasley DAL 38 39 8.0% 8.7% 21 143 203 0 76% 1 1/26
B.Lloyd SF 37 25 6.9% 0.7% 25 262 209 1 44% 0 0/0
R.Lockette SEA 36 37 35.3% 36.2% 11 123 115 2 64% 0 0/0
N.Washington TEN 33 24 -1.3% -4.4% 38 347 287 1 53% 0 0/0
T.J.Graham NYJ 32 38 59.6% 71.1% 5 78 84 1 40% 0 1/32
B.Tate CIN 32 42 9.0% 15.8% 20 159 169 1 70% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE 30 26 8.6% 5.5% 18 95 159 1 61% 0 2/54
D.Moncrief IND 29 30 2.6% 3.0% 25 218 198 1 68% 0 0/0
D.Harris DAL 28 26 38.9% 34.1% 8 108 87 0 75% 0 0/0
K.Aiken BAL 27 23 6.3% 3.0% 18 138 158 1 72% 0 0/0
V.Cruz NYG 23 17 -5.9% -7.6% 41 337 313 1 56% 0 2/47
R.Matthews MIA 22 18 8.6% 4.5% 13 82 116 2 54% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 21 28 9.8% 17.0% 12 76 108 1 75% 0 0/0
E.Weems ATL 21 27 25.2% 35.4% 7 85 76 0 86% 0 0/0
C.Washington NYG 19 17 20.4% 17.1% 7 48 74 1 57% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Brown BAL 18 15 5.0% 2.0% 13 93 107 0 77% 0 0/0
C.Fuller DET 16 37 -3.8% 7.2% 24 187 174 1 50% 1 1/9
B.Ellington SF 16 11 11.8% 5.4% 8 54 75 1 63% 0 0/0
D.Johnson HOU 15 7 -5.9% -9.5% 30 218 200 1 60% 0 0/0
R.Streater OAK 14 17 0.6% 3.6% 13 84 104 1 69% 0 0/0
Tav.Austin STL 11 0 -6.9% -12.5% 26 164 169 0 73% 0 0/0
D.Avery KC 11 6 -6.7% -9.4% 24 156 163 0 58% 0 0/0
R.Herron TB 10 13 0.8% 5.6% 9 58 72 1 67% 0 0/0
J.Ross DET 9 22 -7.2% 0.3% 23 204 152 1 74% 1 0/0
J.Morgan CHI 8 10 -2.5% -0.5% 10 47 78 1 60% 0 0/0
S.Bailey STL 8 -1 -5.6% -13.7% 14 86 99 0 57% 0 0/0
A.Pettis STL 7 18 -7.6% -0.2% 18 118 128 1 67% 0 0/0
T.Ginn ARI 7 5 -6.7% -7.7% 14 111 101 0 50% 0 1/15
DA.Thomas KC 2 9 -10.2% -1.7% 10 67 70 1 90% 0 0/0
D.Hester ATL 1 20 -12.1% -3.6% 32 302 184 1 69% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Jernigan NYG 0 -9 -12.4% -23.5% 9 40 70 0 67% 0 2/19
J.Maehl PHI -1 2 -14.6% -8.1% 6 46 29 0 83% 0 0/0
L.Murphy TB -2 -2 -13.2% -13.4% 38 242 233 2 55% 1 0/0
A.Thielen MIN -2 2 -15.3% -8.9% 9 57 50 0 44% 0 0/0
W.Welker DEN -2 -2 -13.3% -13.4% 43 264 268 1 70% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -4 9 -15.7% -6.4% 19 147 109 0 63% 0 0/0
B.Gibson MIA -6 -6 -16.0% -16.0% 23 123 139 1 57% 0 0/0
J.Hemingway KC -7 -5 -17.1% -16.2% 19 104 115 0 58% 0 0/0
S.Holmes CHI -10 -8 -21.8% -20.2% 14 67 75 0 57% 0 0/0
A.J.Jenkins KC -12 -10 -23.0% -21.5% 15 93 74 0 60% 0 0/0
V.Brown OAK -13 -21 -30.9% -42.3% 10 42 39 0 60% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC -13 -12 -19.5% -18.9% 24 141 135 0 54% 0 0/0
F.Hammond KC -13 -13 -40.3% -39.7% 6 31 19 0 33% 0 0/0
K.Martin HOU -15 -17 -41.4% -45.4% 7 34 20 0 57% 0 0/0
G.Little CIN -16 -14 -32.1% -29.9% 11 63 43 0 45% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Grant WAS -19 -9 -37.8% -24.1% 10 57 33 0 50% 0 0/0
G.Salas NYJ -20 -17 -24.0% -22.6% 23 167 111 0 35% 0 0/0
B.Walters SEA -22 -27 -40.4% -47.8% 10 44 32 0 50% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN -22 -31 -34.7% -43.7% 13 47 49 0 38% 0 0/0
K.Thompkins 2TM -22 -31 -24.2% -28.7% 25 142 125 0 52% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL -24 -36 -37.4% -49.4% 13 50 43 0 31% 0 0/0
R.Meachem NO -25 -23 -31.0% -30.0% 17 85 74 0 29% 0 1/32
M.Williams BUF -26 -26 -31.0% -30.8% 19 142 77 1 42% 0 0/0
J.Boykin GB -26 -24 -46.1% -42.9% 9 17 25 0 22% 0 1/34
J.Wright CIN -31 -30 -57.8% -56.8% 9 32 10 0 22% 0 0/0
D.Sanzenbacher CIN -31 -19 -44.9% -32.2% 12 87 33 0 58% 1 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -35 -37 -90.8% -94.3% 6 42 -15 0 17% 1 0/0
J.Avant CAR -35 -49 -24.6% -29.5% 40 201 188 1 53% 0 0/0
C.Givens STL -36 -44 -41.0% -46.9% 17 94 51 0 47% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN -37 -15 -23.9% -17.4% 42 315 211 0 62% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Brown JAC -37 -37 -45.5% -45.2% 15 88 37 0 47% 1 0/0
P.Richardson SEA -49 -40 -44.5% -38.5% 21 96 53 0 62% 0 0/0
D.Archer PIT -50 -50 -97.0% -96.9% 8 4 -26 0 63% 0 0/0
J.Huff PHI -51 -55 -61.9% -65.7% 14 48 9 0 43% 1 0/0
D.Moore OAK -60 -56 -40.8% -38.8% 27 115 85 0 44% 0 1/31
Ju.Brown PIT -61 -60 -49.5% -48.7% 21 94 45 0 57% 1 0/0
D.Nelson NYJ -73 -72 -72.5% -71.3% 16 70 -8 0 50% 2 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 3 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
P.Harvin 2TM 109 1 110 1 46.3% 9 47.4% 10 22 161 1 0
J.Edelman NE 70 2 69 2 107.5% 3 106.9% 3 8 84 0 0
Tav.Austin STL 66 3 62 3 17.5% 12 13.7% 13 20 93 0 0
C.Patterson MIN 57 4 54 4 75.8% 6 69.0% 6 8 113 1 0
B.Cooks NO 53 5 54 5 55.5% 8 56.6% 7 7 73 1 0
DA.Thomas KC 42 6 37 6 103.3% 4 86.4% 5 6 56 0 0
D.Hester ATL 30 7 28 7 115.7% 2 108.5% 2 4 32 1 0
C.Brown CAR 27 8 26 8 197.7% 1 188.9% 1 3 33 0 0
M.Sanu CIN 22 9 21 10 59.2% 7 55.6% 8 4 40 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 19 10 21 11 27.7% 11 32.6% 11 6 28 0 0
D.Archer PIT 18 11 23 9 4.7% 14 17.3% 12 8 41 0 0
K.Wright TEN 17 12 18 12 83.4% 5 88.1% 4 3 44 0 0
B.Tate CIN 13 13 14 13 46.0% 10 50.8% 9 3 21 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
M.Wheaton PIT 11 14 9 14 10.4% 13 2.6% 14 4 19 0 0
T.Benjamin CLE 3 15 3 16 -26.1% 16 -28.3% 17 3 11 0 0
D.Johnson HOU 3 16 3 15 -23.2% 15 -19.6% 15 3 14 0 0
A.Brown PIT 2 17 2 18 -27.9% 17 -28.4% 18 4 13 0 0
B.Ellington SF 1 18 2 17 -31.2% 18 -26.3% 16 3 16 0 0
E.Royal SD 1 19 2 19 -32.3% 19 -28.8% 19 3 14 0 0
R.Cobb GB -2 20 -4 21 -46.0% 20 -55.6% 21 4 9 0 0
D.Harris DAL -3 21 -3 20 -55.2% 22 -56.2% 22 3 6 0 0
A.Jeffery CHI -4 22 -4 22 -49.0% 21 -50.2% 20 6 33 0 1
D.Jackson WAS -10 23 -10 23 -96.4% 23 -97.8% 23 3 -2 0 0
M.Wallace MIA -15 24 -15 24 -132.7% 24 -128.3% 24 3 15 0 1
Jo.Brown ARI -18 25 -18 25 -148.2% 25 -147.6% 25 3 -6 0 0