Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

Regular season totals, through Week 1

Revised as of 9/9/2014

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.
  • Please note there are no opponent adjustments until after Week 4.

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

RECEIVING: Minimum 4 passes, 80 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Johnson DET 72 1 71.3% 5 11 164 176 2 64% 0 0/0
A.Brown PIT 56 2 104.5% 1 6 116 122 1 83% 0 0/0
D.Hester ATL 46 3 93.6% 2 6 99 104 0 83% 0 0/0
A.Boldin SF 46 4 51.6% 9 9 99 127 0 89% 0 0/0
M.Floyd ARI 45 5 62.9% 8 7 119 115 0 71% 0 1/15
R.Cobb GB 45 6 48.8% 12 9 58 125 1 67% 0 1/44
M.Wheaton PIT 45 7 68.6% 6 7 97 111 0 86% 0 0/0
A.Hurns JAC 44 8 51.4% 10 9 110 120 2 44% 0 0/0
G.Tate DET 42 9 84.9% 3 6 93 96 0 100% 0 0/0
K.Benjamin CAR 36 10 44.3% 15 8 92 104 1 75% 0 0/0
A.J.Green CIN 36 11 37.4% 18 9 131 111 1 67% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery CHI 34 12 49.9% 11 6 71 95 0 83% 0 1/24
R.White ATL 34 13 47.2% 13 7 72 97 1 71% 0 0/0
B.Cooks NO 34 14 40.2% 17 8 77 103 1 88% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 31 15 65.5% 7 5 89 78 1 80% 0 0/0
J.Jones OAK 30 16 80.7% 4 3 34 71 1 100% 0 1/16
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Johnson HOU 29 17 25.8% 26 9 93 105 0 67% 0 0/0
G.Jennings MIN 29 18 42.1% 16 7 58 85 1 86% 0 0/0
R.Woods BUF 27 19 46.2% 14 6 78 77 0 67% 0 0/0
B.Quick STL 27 20 29.5% 24 9 99 91 0 78% 0 0/0
J.Edelman NE 25 21 29.5% 25 8 95 84 0 75% 0 0/0
K.Wright TEN 22 22 24.2% 29 7 46 80 1 86% 0 0/0
N.Washington TEN 22 23 33.2% 20 6 59 70 0 67% 0 0/0
H.Douglas ATL 21 24 20.8% 31 7 69 81 0 86% 0 1/12
M.Floyd SD 20 25 33.5% 19 6 50 65 1 67% 0 0/0
M.Colston NO 19 26 13.3% 35 8 110 90 0 63% 1 1/24
H.Nicks IND 18 27 32.6% 21 5 36 58 1 100% 0 0/0
E.Decker NYJ 18 28 21.2% 30 6 74 68 0 83% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 18 29 25.7% 27 5 42 63 0 80% 0 0/0
A.Hawkins CLE 16 30 13.8% 34 10 87 73 0 80% 0 0/0
J.Maclin PHI 16 31 7.8% 37 10 97 86 1 40% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL 15 32 18.3% 33 6 55 63 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Kerley NYJ 15 33 24.9% 28 5 42 53 0 100% 0 0/0
K.Aiken BAL 15 34 30.4% 23 4 30 49 0 100% 0 0/0
J.Cotchery CAR 14 35 31.1% 22 4 32 46 0 100% 0 0/0
D.Jackson WAS 13 36 8.0% 36 9 62 73 0 89% 0 0/0
T.Smith BAL 12 37 6.9% 39 7 50 68 0 43% 0 1/15
J.Jones ATL 12 38 5.2% 41 9 116 72 0 78% 1 0/0
E.Sanders DEN 11 39 2.6% 42 9 77 73 0 67% 0 0/0
Ju.Brown PIT 11 40 20.4% 32 4 38 42 0 75% 0 0/0
R.Streater OAK 10 41 6.0% 40 7 46 61 1 71% 0 0/0
T.Williams DAL 9 42 2.5% 43 7 50 60 1 57% 0 0/0
P.Garcon WAS 8 43 -3.2% 46 12 77 84 0 83% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 6 44 7.5% 38 4 37 35 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Sanu CIN 5 45 -1.4% 44 5 36 41 0 80% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI 4 46 -2.9% 45 5 29 38 1 40% 0 0/0
M.Wallace MIA 3 47 -9.1% 49 11 83 77 1 64% 1 0/0
M.Brown JAC 2 48 -7.2% 47 5 36 34 0 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Lee JAC 2 49 -10.0% 50 10 62 67 0 60% 0 0/0
S.Watkins BUF 2 50 -7.6% 48 4 31 31 0 75% 0 0/0
R.Wayne IND 1 51 -12.0% 51 13 98 86 0 69% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree SF 0 52 -12.6% 52 4 25 26 0 50% 0 1/7
J.Hunter TEN -1 53 -14.6% 53 8 63 48 0 38% 0 0/0
C.Patterson MIN -1 54 -15.9% 54 5 26 30 0 60% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN -4 55 -23.2% 58 5 16 24 0 40% 0 0/0
B.Hartline MIA -5 56 -25.5% 60 4 26 23 0 50% 0 0/0
P.Harvin SEA -6 57 -23.4% 59 7 59 37 0 100% 1 0/0
S.Holmes CHI -7 58 -28.5% 63 5 21 27 0 40% 0 0/0
V.Cruz NYG -7 59 -25.6% 61 6 24 36 0 33% 0 1/22
J.Nelson GB -8 60 -19.6% 55 14 83 78 0 64% 0 0/0
D.Avery KC -8 61 -20.4% 56 13 84 71 0 54% 0 0/0
B.Marshall CHI -8 62 -21.6% 57 12 71 63 1 67% 1 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI -9 63 -43.0% 71 4 22 11 0 25% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE -12 64 -42.6% 70 5 16 15 0 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Cooper PHI -13 65 -38.4% 69 7 29 21 0 57% 0 0/0
J.Jernigan NYG -13 66 -33.5% 65 7 25 32 0 57% 0 1/13
T.Y.Hilton IND -14 67 -27.0% 62 11 41 58 0 45% 0 1/25
B.Tate CIN -14 68 -48.3% 73 6 19 12 0 67% 0 0/0
V.Jackson TB -16 69 -34.8% 66 9 36 35 0 44% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB -17 70 -36.2% 67 9 37 33 0 56% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL -18 71 -47.3% 72 7 16 16 0 29% 0 0/0
K.Thompkins NE -20 72 -37.2% 68 10 37 37 0 50% 0 0/0
S.Smith BAL -21 73 -29.8% 64 15 118 70 1 47% 0 0/0
E.Royal SD -23 74 -60.2% 76 6 20 5 0 17% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel CLE -24 75 -63.4% 77 6 13 3 0 33% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA -25 76 -74.6% 78 5 14 -4 0 60% 0 0/0
K.Allen SD -31 77 -53.9% 75 9 37 15 0 56% 0 0/0
D.Thomas DEN -33 78 -49.2% 74 11 48 25 0 36% 0 0/0
B.LaFell NE -37 79 -93.2% 79 6 0 -17 0 0% 0 0/0
D.Moore OAK -49 80 -98.3% 80 8 8 -26 0 25% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 3 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Lockette SEA 18 67.1% 3 38 46 1 67% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin CLE 16 54.8% 3 20 43 1 67% 0 0/0
M.Williams BUF 13 45.8% 3 36 39 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Austin STL 5 15.1% 3 34 23 0 100% 0 0/0
D.Street DAL 4 5.6% 3 18 25 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Ginn ARI 3 0.4% 3 29 24 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Givens STL 2 -4.4% 3 30 23 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 0 -12.3% 3 25 20 0 67% 0 0/0
M.Austin CLE 0 -12.5% 3 20 19 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Roberts WAS -3 -25.8% 3 22 15 0 33% 0 0/0
J.Morgan CHI -9 -52.3% 3 9 5 0 33% 0 0/0
J.Kearse SEA -11 -58.9% 3 8 3 0 33% 0 0/0
M.Spurlock CHI -14 -85.2% 3 8 -5 0 33% 0 0/0
K.Britt STL -15 -100.3% 3 0 -8 0 0% 0 0/0
A.Robinson JAC -17 -95.1% 3 0 -8 0 33% 0 0/0
R.Randle NYG -17 -92.4% 3 1 -8 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Morgan NO -18 -94.8% 3 0 -9 0 0% 0 0/0
D.Johnson HOU -22 -101.6% 3 1 -12 0 33% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson MIN 59 1 59 1 269.9% 1 269.9% 1 3 102 1 0
P.Harvin SEA 31 2 31 2 127.7% 2 127.7% 2 4 41 0 0
J.Edelman NE 12 3 12 3 72.1% 3 72.1% 3 2 21 0 0
T.Austin STL 1 4 1 4 -29.2% 4 -29.2% 4 3 5 0 0
E.Royal SD -9 5 -9 5 -118.6% 5 -118.6% 5 2 -1 0 0