Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

Regular season totals, through Week 4

Revised as of 9/30/2014

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 40 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 16 passes, 75 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Brown PIT 166 1 179 1 42.3% 5 46.6% 39 427 492 5 74% 0 1/19
J.Jones ATL 148 2 135 2 36.8% 6 32.2% 41 447 464 3 71% 1 0/0
R.Cobb GB 137 3 134 3 44.5% 3 43.2% 30 239 399 5 70% 0 1/44
J.Nelson GB 134 4 126 4 21.6% 13 19.6% 49 459 517 3 67% 0 1/27
D.Bryant DAL 112 5 99 6 27.7% 9 23.2% 33 291 391 3 70% 0 2/42
E.Sanders DEN 103 6 91 7 27.0% 10 22.6% 33 334 363 0 76% 0 0/0
S.Smith BAL 97 7 75 15 15.9% 22 9.3% 42 429 422 3 60% 0 0/0
C.Johnson DET 96 8 89 8 20.1% 15 17.6% 36 341 380 2 58% 0 1/5
A.J.Green CIN 92 9 86 10 45.9% 2 42.0% 18 233 264 1 67% 0 2/29
D.Hopkins HOU 87 10 100 5 31.9% 8 38.3% 25 291 289 3 72% 0 0/0
K.Benjamin CAR 83 11 87 9 17.9% 21 19.5% 36 329 342 3 58% 0 0/0
M.Floyd SD 81 12 82 13 57.5% 1 58.9% 15 187 213 2 60% 0 1/31
R.Wayne IND 80 13 84 11 18.3% 20 19.8% 33 307 328 1 70% 0 0/0
A.Boldin SF 79 14 68 19 23.0% 12 18.0% 28 231 296 0 75% 0 0/0
T.Williams DAL 78 15 83 12 36.4% 7 39.9% 21 179 244 4 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
G.Tate DET 75 16 67 20 18.7% 18 15.5% 31 319 305 0 77% 1 0/0
A.Jeffery CHI 72 17 71 17 14.5% 25 14.2% 32 262 321 1 63% 0 2/57
S.Johnson SF 72 18 81 14 42.8% 4 50.5% 17 174 210 1 82% 0 0/0
J.Jones OAK 69 19 70 18 18.3% 19 19.1% 28 272 281 2 75% 1 1/16
M.Floyd ARI 66 20 59 24 25.6% 11 21.5% 22 252 236 0 50% 0 1/15
M.Crabtree SF 64 21 60 23 12.7% 29 10.9% 32 230 300 2 75% 0 1/7
T.Smith BAL 62 22 53 26 18.9% 17 14.3% 21 138 250 1 38% 0 5/98
E.Decker NYJ 61 23 50 28 19.1% 16 13.2% 24 204 248 2 58% 0 0/0
V.Cruz NYG 61 24 47 30 10.3% 32 4.9% 32 299 307 1 56% 0 2/47
K.Allen SD 59 25 72 16 13.5% 27 19.0% 29 266 271 0 79% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 53 26 44 32 5.0% 36 1.8% 38 291 323 0 58% 0 1/25
C.Patterson MIN 45 27 51 27 14.6% 24 18.4% 21 181 201 0 62% 0 1/34
B.Quick STL 45 28 64 21 13.4% 28 24.5% 22 235 207 1 73% 0 0/0
A.Hawkins CLE 43 29 39 34 6.3% 35 4.7% 32 244 243 0 66% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI 42 30 43 33 21.3% 14 21.7% 15 109 163 3 60% 0 1/21
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Hurns JAC 42 31 44 31 10.4% 31 11.4% 24 254 210 3 50% 0 0/0
H.Douglas ATL 40 32 30 40 15.6% 23 8.8% 17 121 173 1 71% 0 1/12
A.Roberts WAS 38 33 34 37 10.7% 30 8.1% 19 135 189 1 53% 0 1/14
G.Jennings MIN 37 34 54 25 10.1% 33 20.5% 22 204 188 2 68% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 33 35 36 36 14.5% 26 16.6% 16 169 149 0 69% 0 0/0
E.Royal SD 32 36 30 39 2.4% 40 1.7% 29 236 220 4 59% 0 0/0
D.Jackson WAS 30 37 19 46 2.7% 39 -2.9% 26 207 200 1 58% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton PIT 28 38 47 29 1.2% 42 10.1% 26 237 208 0 73% 0 0/0
A.Holmes OAK 28 39 22 45 3.8% 38 0.4% 21 148 178 1 52% 0 1/24
D.Bowe KC 26 40 26 42 6.9% 34 6.7% 17 153 149 0 65% 0 0/0
M.Austin CLE 26 41 24 44 4.4% 37 2.6% 20 115 165 2 70% 0 0/0
J.Edelman NE 26 42 62 22 -3.7% 45 8.5% 35 285 278 1 74% 1 2/30
P.Garcon WAS 26 43 24 43 -3.8% 46 -4.3% 38 255 274 1 63% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB 21 44 36 35 -2.2% 43 5.7% 27 203 189 1 63% 0 0/0
M.Colston NO 20 45 16 48 -2.4% 44 -4.6% 23 185 190 1 52% 1 1/24
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Sanu CIN 20 46 15 50 1.8% 41 -1.8% 17 164 142 1 71% 0 0/0
R.White ATL 19 47 9 52 -4.2% 47 -8.8% 29 187 216 2 48% 0 0/0
M.Wallace MIA 12 48 34 38 -8.1% 49 -0.3% 35 248 239 3 57% 1 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 8 49 29 41 -8.3% 51 2.4% 24 141 169 2 63% 0 1/40
D.Avery KC 8 50 8 53 -8.2% 50 -8.3% 24 156 159 0 58% 0 0/0
A.Robinson JAC 7 51 2 55 -8.9% 52 -11.7% 26 192 170 0 65% 0 0/0
J.Avant CAR 7 52 -8 59 -6.8% 48 -18.9% 17 90 111 1 59% 0 0/0
J.Maclin PHI 3 53 15 49 -11.9% 54 -8.5% 47 364 297 3 45% 0 0/0
B.Marshall CHI 2 54 -4 58 -12.0% 55 -14.4% 32 144 206 5 50% 1 0/0
H.Nicks IND 1 55 5 54 -11.8% 53 -9.6% 18 94 129 2 67% 0 2/38
S.Watkins BUF 1 56 -1 56 -12.3% 56 -12.9% 32 197 210 2 53% 0 0/0
P.Harvin SEA -1 57 -9 60 -13.1% 57 -18.7% 17 106 115 0 88% 1 0/0
B.Cooks NO -1 58 11 51 -13.2% 58 -7.6% 30 199 183 1 77% 0 0/0
M.Williams BUF -4 59 -12 62 -16.3% 61 -22.4% 16 134 89 1 44% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA -4 60 -10 61 -16.2% 60 -20.9% 16 105 94 0 63% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Johnson HOU -5 61 17 47 -14.5% 59 -6.7% 34 262 231 0 65% 1 2/12
K.Wright TEN -11 62 -34 68 -17.4% 62 -27.3% 30 176 175 1 63% 1 0/0
D.Thomas DEN -15 63 -24 64 -19.5% 63 -23.4% 27 141 156 1 48% 0 1/17
B.Hartline MIA -18 64 -3 57 -20.8% 64 -13.8% 26 161 151 1 62% 0 0/0
J.Landry MIA -21 65 -13 63 -28.0% 66 -22.6% 18 111 79 0 67% 0 0/0
R.Randle NYG -22 66 -26 65 -21.5% 65 -23.0% 30 156 170 1 63% 0 0/0
J.Hunter TEN -37 67 -56 72 -31.0% 68 -40.8% 26 138 109 0 35% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ -39 68 -26 66 -30.5% 67 -24.7% 27 144 120 1 59% 0 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI -45 69 -59 74 -41.7% 71 -51.1% 21 108 55 0 48% 1 0/0
B.LaFell NE -51 70 -27 67 -40.6% 70 -27.4% 24 165 74 1 42% 0 0/0
R.Cooper PHI -57 71 -52 69 -42.0% 72 -39.1% 25 125 74 0 60% 1 1/35
V.Jackson TB -58 72 -54 70 -34.6% 69 -33.0% 35 134 130 2 37% 0 0/0
N.Washington TEN -59 73 -57 73 -52.2% 74 -51.0% 19 80 35 0 32% 0 0/0
D.Moore OAK -61 74 -54 71 -51.2% 73 -46.7% 20 60 39 0 40% 0 1/31
R.Woods BUF -91 75 -90 75 -52.5% 75 -52.1% 29 119 52 0 38% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-15 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Hester ATL 66 65 46.5% 46.0% 15 196 188 1 80% 0 0/0
J.Cotchery CAR 66 70 44.7% 48.4% 15 158 190 0 87% 0 0/0
K.Stills NO 40 44 31.1% 35.5% 12 125 132 0 75% 0 0/0
J.Ross DET 40 42 50.5% 53.6% 8 108 110 1 88% 0 0/0
R.Lockette SEA 39 37 84.4% 79.4% 5 77 90 2 60% 0 0/0
K.Aiken BAL 34 27 68.8% 51.7% 5 52 84 0 100% 0 0/0
P.Parker NYG 32 31 22.6% 20.8% 11 91 122 0 64% 0 1/17
C.Beasley DAL 31 41 21.5% 31.7% 10 75 121 0 80% 0 1/26
L.Murphy TB 29 16 24.7% 7.5% 11 99 108 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Kearse SEA 29 26 25.6% 21.9% 10 91 105 0 70% 0 0/0
A.Pettis STL 26 35 28.9% 42.1% 8 74 91 1 75% 0 0/0
G.Salas NYJ 26 26 21.5% 21.3% 11 128 102 0 45% 0 0/0
C.Brown CAR 21 16 7.8% 2.5% 13 101 116 0 69% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin CLE 20 22 20.8% 25.3% 8 69 76 1 50% 0 0/0
M.Brown BAL 18 17 34.5% 31.5% 5 46 57 0 80% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 17 29 11.4% 28.7% 9 94 81 0 89% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Weems ATL 15 23 23.5% 44.8% 5 69 55 0 80% 0 0/0
R.Streater OAK 12 17 -0.9% 4.1% 13 84 102 1 69% 0 0/0
W.Welker DEN 10 4 2.1% -6.6% 9 60 71 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel CLE 9 2 -4.0% -10.9% 12 107 93 0 58% 0 1/19
K.Britt STL 8 8 -3.3% -2.6% 11 86 78 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Jernigan NYG 7 -8 -4.6% -22.5% 9 40 80 0 67% 0 2/19
D.Johnson HOU 4 7 -6.5% -3.3% 9 71 63 1 56% 0 0/0
C.Shorts JAC 4 -4 -8.9% -16.1% 14 60 94 1 50% 0 0/0
J.Morgan CHI -2 -1 -15.6% -15.0% 7 33 42 0 57% 0 0/0
D.Adams GB -2 -6 -14.7% -19.0% 13 79 80 0 69% 0 0/0
T.Ginn ARI -2 -3 -17.2% -19.3% 6 37 34 0 50% 0 0/0
S.Holmes CHI -3 -11 -16.6% -26.0% 10 50 64 0 60% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN -6 -13 -25.4% -43.0% 6 16 27 0 33% 0 0/0
B.Tate CIN -6 -4 -20.8% -19.1% 10 74 48 0 60% 0 0/0
B.Butler OAK -7 -7 -28.1% -28.6% 5 28 27 0 60% 0 0/0
B.Walters SEA -9 -11 -28.8% -32.6% 7 39 33 0 57% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Meachem NO -10 -5 -26.7% -20.2% 9 60 44 0 44% 0 0/0
J.Hemingway KC -11 -12 -27.5% -29.1% 9 39 43 0 44% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC -13 -13 -24.2% -24.5% 14 73 70 0 57% 0 0/0
C.Givens STL -14 -13 -34.3% -32.4% 8 50 32 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Matthews MIA -15 -11 -36.0% -29.1% 8 44 31 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Herron TB -17 -19 -51.2% -54.8% 6 18 11 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL -18 -33 -37.7% -57.7% 10 20 32 0 30% 0 0/0
J.Boykin GB -20 -26 -50.1% -61.5% 7 17 14 0 29% 0 0/0
K.Thompkins NE -22 -18 -37.0% -32.9% 11 53 40 0 55% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS -23 -8 -43.2% -24.0% 10 57 27 0 50% 0 0/0
B.Gibson MIA -26 -12 -38.6% -25.0% 13 65 43 0 54% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE -34 -28 -75.3% -63.9% 7 16 -6 0 43% 0 0/0
B.Lloyd SF -35 -41 -57.8% -65.4% 10 33 12 0 30% 0 0/0
D.Nelson NYJ -51 -56 -76.8% -82.8% 10 50 -11 0 60% 2 0/0
M.Brown JAC -51 -49 -65.0% -62.7% 13 62 4 0 38% 1 0/0
Ju.Brown PIT -67 -55 -72.2% -62.0% 14 59 -7 0 50% 1 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 SEA 52 1 55 1 127.6% 3 135.6% 3 6 86 1 0
C.Patterson MIN 47 2 49 2 148.0% 1 156.6% 1 4 95 1 0
J.Edelman NE 33 3 31 3 96.7% 4 90.5% 4 4 35 0 0
B.Cooks NO 27 4 29 4 138.2% 2 147.3% 2 3 49 0 0
Tav.Austin STL 19 5 17 5 16.6% 10 10.9% 9 5 26 0 0
A.Roberts WAS 11 6 12 6 77.0% 5 86.7% 5 2 21 0 0
M.Wheaton PIT 11 7 8 8 29.2% 8 13.8% 7 3 15 0 0
K.Britt STL 9 8 8 7 42.2% 6 40.3% 6 2 14 0 0
B.Ellington SF 8 9 6 9 26.2% 9 11.0% 8 2 16 0 0
A.Brown PIT 7 10 4 11 35.6% 7 -0.1% 11 2 10 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
D.Harris DAL 4 11 4 12 1.1% 11 -5.5% 12 2 8 0 0
R.Cobb GB 2 12 1 13 -12.5% 12 -26.3% 13 2 6 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 2 13 4 10 -15.4% 13 4.3% 10 2 9 0 0
D.Johnson HOU 0 14 0 14 -34.2% 14 -42.7% 14 2 8 0 0
A.Jeffery CHI -2 15 -3 16 -49.3% 15 -53.9% 16 3 25 0 1
T.Benjamin CLE -2 16 -2 15 -56.4% 16 -52.1% 15 2 8 0 0
E.Royal SD -7 17 -9 17 -102.1% 17 -114.4% 17 2 -1 0 0
T.Gabriel CLE -8 18 -9 18 -178.3% 19 -199.9% 19 2 -2 0 0
M.Wallace MIA -15 19 -16 19 -166.4% 18 -179.1% 18 2 11 0 1