Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 1991

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/19/2012

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 50 passes, 74 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Irvin DAL 473 1 439 1 28.4% 1 25.5% 149 1,525 1,635 8 62% 3 2/27
G.Clark WAS 369 2 361 3 23.8% 4 23.0% 128 1,340 1,367 10 55% 0 2/49
A.Reed BUF 338 3 369 2 21.0% 7 24.1% 126 1,113 1,317 10 64% 0 1/6
J.Lofton BUF 289 4 319 4 24.8% 3 28.7% 99 1,072 1,055 8 58% 2 4/72
M.Haynes ATL 287 5 260 10 22.5% 5 19.2% 108 1,122 1,087 11 46% 0 1/33
F.Turner NO 287 6 279 5 27.7% 2 26.6% 97 927 1,001 8 66% 1 1/37
J.Taylor SF 281 7 265 8 21.1% 6 19.3% 108 1,011 1,091 9 59% 0 2/66
M.Duper MIA 265 8 275 7 14.3% 12 15.3% 124 1,085 1,193 5 56% 0 3/27
M.Clayton MIA 262 9 278 6 12.3% 14 13.8% 135 1,053 1,242 12 52% 0 0/0
J.Rice SF 262 10 263 9 11.9% 15 12.0% 134 1,206 1,253 14 60% 1 1/24
C.Carter MIN 245 11 226 12 15.1% 11 13.0% 112 962 1,077 5 64% 1 3/55
M.Ingram NYG 220 12 200 15 20.9% 8 17.9% 86 828 856 3 59% 1 2/29
E.Givins HOIL 215 13 229 11 11.8% 16 13.4% 113 996 1,031 5 62% 2 1/22
W.Davis CHI 209 14 219 13 12.3% 13 13.5% 107 945 989 6 57% 0 2/20
A.Monk WAS 201 15 177 20 7.4% 19 5.0% 125 1,049 1,112 8 57% 2 1/15
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Hill HOIL 198 16 218 14 5.6% 23 7.5% 135 1,109 1,174 4 67% 2 1/29
A.Rison ATL 190 17 186 18 5.2% 26 4.8% 138 976 1,148 12 59% 1 2/38
Br.Blades SEA 188 18 190 16 8.4% 18 8.6% 117 1,003 1,007 2 60% 1 1/27
A.Toon NYJ 177 19 189 17 5.9% 22 7.2% 117 963 1,036 0 63% 0 5/81
H.Ellard LARM 171 20 137 25 3.7% 32 0.5% 135 1,052 1,100 3 47% 0 1/30
R.Sanders WAS 170 21 158 22 17.1% 9 15.0% 71 580 714 5 63% 0 0/0
W.Slaughter CLE1 167 22 184 19 7.1% 21 9.1% 108 906 935 3 59% 0 1/20
B.Brooks IND 163 23 170 21 5.6% 24 6.5% 114 888 965 4 63% 0 3/36
H.Jeffires HOIL 147 24 157 23 -1.5% 46 -0.6% 162 1,181 1,283 7 62% 3 5/32
E.Brown CIN 139 25 137 24 4.3% 29 4.2% 106 827 870 2 56% 0 3/51
R.Proehl PHX 123 26 91 39 3.8% 31 -0.5% 99 766 789 2 56% 0 1/14
D.Beebe BUF 120 27 132 26 15.3% 10 18.0% 55 418 528 6 58% 1 2/67
L.Dawsey TB 113 28 112 32 1.6% 35 1.4% 103 818 814 3 53% 0 2/22
C.Duncan HOIL 112 29 129 28 4.4% 28 7.0% 84 588 698 4 65% 0 0/0
T.Waddle CHI 110 30 113 30 3.6% 33 4.1% 87 599 712 3 63% 2 4/119
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Martin NO 108 31 94 38 -0.6% 42 -2.1% 116 803 885 4 57% 2 1/7
T.Barnett KC 108 32 104 33 5.0% 27 4.5% 72 564 654 5 57% 0 4/56
M.Young DEN 106 33 102 34 5.4% 25 4.7% 77 629 633 2 57% 1 2/61
S.Baker NYG 106 34 100 36 9.9% 17 8.8% 60 525 536 4 50% 0 1/6
F.Barnett PHI 103 35 102 35 -1.4% 45 -1.6% 119 948 900 4 52% 2 2/42
St.Sharpe GB 103 36 113 31 -2.7% 47 -1.8% 135 961 993 4 51% 0 2/14
T.McGee CIN 100 37 91 40 1.4% 37 0.1% 96 802 726 4 53% 1 0/0
G.McMurtry NE 99 38 132 27 7.3% 20 14.1% 68 614 548 2 60% 1 0/0
R.Clark DET 92 39 118 29 0.9% 38 4.7% 90 640 691 6 52% 0 0/0
E.Harry KC 84 40 71 45 4.0% 30 1.5% 65 431 532 3 54% 0 0/0
T.Kane SEA 84 41 96 37 -0.3% 41 1.6% 89 763 671 2 56% 1 1/19
E.Jones PHX 83 42 46 53 -4.2% 50 -7.9% 130 957 916 4 47% 1 1/15
T.Brown LARD 77 43 81 42 2.2% 34 3.0% 70 554 535 5 51% 0 0/0
R.Hill PHX 75 44 59 48 0.8% 39 -2.0% 73 495 563 1 59% 0 2/30
B.Perriman DET 71 45 85 41 -1.3% 44 1.0% 82 668 611 1 63% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Moore NYJ 68 46 67 46 -6.0% 54 -6.2% 130 986 939 5 54% 2 1/7
J.Hester IND 68 47 80 43 -4.4% 51 -2.9% 107 753 771 5 56% 3 2/18
M.Jackson DEN 65 48 72 44 1.5% 36 2.9% 63 603 472 1 52% 1 0/0
M.Fernandez LARD 59 49 64 47 -4.1% 49 -3.3% 88 694 644 1 52% 0 1/24
Q.Early NO 57 50 54 50 -0.6% 43 -1.3% 63 541 472 2 51% 1 1/18
J.J.Birden KC 51 51 40 55 0.1% 40 -2.6% 52 465 398 2 52% 1 0/0
R.Langhorne CLE1 48 52 44 54 -3.6% 48 -4.4% 68 505 501 2 57% 0 0/0
D.Stone PIT 39 53 51 51 -5.9% 52 -3.8% 74 649 531 5 43% 0 1/13
W.Green DET 34 54 38 56 -7.5% 56 -6.8% 89 592 582 7 44% 0 1/21
I.Fryar NE 33 55 56 49 -9.5% 58 -7.4% 141 1,014 904 3 48% 1 1/16
R.Thomas KC 32 56 47 52 -7.4% 55 -5.0% 75 495 542 1 57% 0 2/25
M.Carrier TB 31 57 35 57 -8.7% 57 -8.2% 97 698 684 2 48% 2 4/65
D.Russell DEN 24 58 21 58 -6.0% 53 -6.7% 47 317 329 1 45% 0 1/15
F.Anderson LARM 10 59 -6 61 -10.8% 59 -13.7% 72 530 471 1 44% 2 2/45
W.Gault LARD 9 60 13 59 -10.9% 60 -10.1% 59 346 416 4 34% 0 6/112
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Harper DAL 3 61 -18 66 -11.9% 61 -17.0% 51 326 333 1 39% 0 1/20
M.Pritchard ATL 1 62 -13 62 -12.6% 62 -14.5% 90 620 563 2 56% 2 0/0
A.Carter MIN -5 63 -17 64 -13.3% 63 -15.1% 94 553 570 5 54% 0 0/0
B.Brennan CLE1 -12 64 -15 63 -15.1% 64 -15.7% 60 325 369 1 52% 0 2/39
O.Turner NYG -14 65 -24 68 -16.4% 65 -19.1% 52 356 277 0 40% 0 0/0
T.Martin MIA -20 66 -5 60 -17.9% 68 -13.9% 51 434 286 2 53% 2 0/0
C.Williams PHI -21 67 -31 69 -16.8% 66 -18.8% 64 326 385 3 52% 1 2/37
L.Lipps PIT -36 68 -22 67 -16.9% 67 -15.3% 108 671 631 2 51% 1 0/0
P.Kemp GB -36 69 -17 65 -18.7% 70 -15.5% 81 583 437 2 52% 2 2/42
M.Farr DET -40 70 -38 70 -20.0% 71 -19.6% 73 431 389 1 58% 1 0/0
A.Miller SD -42 71 -49 71 -18.1% 69 -19.0% 99 649 571 3 44% 1 2/53
H.Jones MIN -58 72 -68 72 -23.5% 72 -25.3% 67 387 350 1 48% 1 0/0
N.Lewis SD -124 73 -117 73 -27.7% 73 -26.9% 108 554 487 3 39% 0 0/0
T.Jones HOIL -145 74 -142 74 -45.3% 74 -44.6% 53 251 147 2 36% 1 2/26

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
W.Drewrey TB 86 84 13.7% 13.1% 44 375 392 2 59% 0 1/13
G.Thomas ATL 82 81 12.9% 12.6% 44 365 383 2 64% 0 0/0
K.Martin DAL 79 67 27.1% 20.9% 26 243 278 0 62% 0 0/0
M.Timpson NE 70 96 8.1% 15.6% 46 471 380 2 54% 2 1/12
M.Sherrard SF 69 68 10.9% 10.5% 39 296 342 2 62% 0 1/33
C.Burkett NYJ 61 74 5.6% 9.2% 43 327 365 4 53% 0 0/0
M.Barber CIN 59 56 9.6% 8.6% 35 255 304 1 66% 0 1/22
C.Calloway PIT 58 64 18.2% 21.1% 25 254 239 1 60% 0 0/0
P.Coleman HOIL 56 62 35.7% 41.1% 15 138 177 1 73% 0 0/0
T.Mathis NYJ 54 71 4.3% 9.5% 40 329 341 1 70% 0 2/6
F.Banks MIA 49 54 30.8% 35.3% 14 119 163 1 64% 0 0/0
V.Johnson DEN 48 55 6.5% 9.5% 32 208 273 3 66% 0 0/0
R.Green PHI 48 44 0.3% -0.7% 48 364 369 0 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Jackson PHX 37 30 34.5% 25.8% 11 108 119 0 73% 0 0/0
J.Chadwick SEA 35 51 -0.1% 5.6% 37 255 280 3 59% 0 0/0
S.Paige KC 29 31 15.2% 17.0% 13 111 129 0 69% 0 0/0
R.Morris CHI 29 21 9.0% 3.1% 17 147 149 0 47% 0 0/0
D.Russell DEN 24 21 -6.0% -6.7% 47 317 329 1 45% 0 1/15
L.James CIN 22 13 6.4% -1.4% 15 103 126 1 47% 0 0/0
E.McCaffrey NYG 19 24 -1.3% 1.1% 24 146 167 0 67% 0 0/0
A.Edwards BUF 17 18 -6.7% -6.2% 36 228 254 1 61% 0 0/0
K.Taylor SD 12 4 -8.7% -11.3% 38 218 269 0 63% 0 2/43
L.Harris HOIL 12 7 -3.3% -7.5% 15 101 120 0 53% 0 0/0
F.Dixon ATL 6 13 -8.8% -4.3% 21 146 137 1 57% 0 0/0
E.Affholter GB 5 4 -7.2% -8.5% 12 68 83 0 58% 0 0/0
F.Jones KC 4 1 -8.3% -11.5% 13 85 87 0 62% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Phillips ATL 1 -2 -11.4% -14.9% 11 73 75 0 55% 0 1/16
A.Morgan CHI 0 4 -12.5% -11.1% 31 211 208 2 42% 1 3/76
J.Jensen MIA -1 14 -13.0% -6.8% 32 183 196 2 66% 0 0/0
A.Wright DAL -3 -10 -14.6% -18.6% 23 170 138 0 43% 0 0/0
E.Mills PIT -6 -3 -20.2% -15.9% 13 79 58 1 23% 0 0/0
L.Clark SEA -6 1 -14.7% -12.2% 41 228 242 2 51% 0 1/34
R.Brown LARM -8 -6 -21.7% -19.4% 11 52 59 0 27% 0 1/36
H.Moore DET -8 -15 -17.3% -21.3% 23 135 130 0 48% 0 1/15
C.Weathers GB -11 -20 -19.5% -24.8% 21 150 119 0 57% 1 1/10
J.Query GB -17 -16 -27.3% -26.9% 17 94 68 0 41% 0 0/0
R.Nattiel DEN -19 -18 -18.3% -18.0% 44 288 244 2 36% 0 1/47
A.Cox LARM -24 -41 -20.8% -26.8% 38 225 202 0 39% 1 2/70
R.Carpenter NE -25 -20 -51.4% -43.8% 9 45 16 0 33% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Jefferson SD -26 -22 -27.9% -25.8% 23 125 97 1 52% 0 0/0
P.Skansi SEA -26 -29 -33.4% -36.2% 17 96 63 0 53% 1 0/0
T.Anthony TB -26 -25 -40.9% -39.3% 12 51 37 0 33% 0 0/0
R.Rembert CIN -30 -42 -26.6% -31.9% 27 117 132 1 33% 0 3/24
W.Carroll NO -32 -39 -24.1% -26.7% 37 184 181 1 49% 0 0/0
B.Hill TB -39 -59 -24.3% -30.4% 44 185 212 2 39% 0 0/0
S.Miller MIA -39 -34 -49.5% -45.1% 14 49 29 0 29% 0 0/0
C.Wilson GB -39 -42 -26.0% -26.8% 41 305 181 1 46% 2 0/0
D.Gentry CHI -45 -39 -33.2% -30.8% 29 149 111 0 55% 0 0/0
Mi.Jackson CLE1 -49 -37 -28.3% -24.3% 39 268 184 2 44% 1 1/10
J.Graham PIT -51 -57 -67.4% -74.2% 13 21 1 0 15% 0 0/0
C.Verdin IND -102 -106 -40.9% -42.0% 47 214 143 0 45% 0 1/31

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 4 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
A.Carter MIN 96 1 94 1 108.4% 2 105.3% 2 13 117 1 0
A.Reed BUF 55 2 57 2 57.0% 3 59.4% 3 12 136 0 1
R.Sanders WAS 51 3 50 3 175.2% 1 170.9% 1 7 47 1 0
E.Jones PHX 17 4 14 4 29.2% 4 16.9% 4 5 24 0 0
D.Gentry CHI 7 5 6 5 -25.0% 5 -27.8% 5 9 58 0 1
T.Brown LARD 2 6 0 6 -33.4% 6 -39.6% 6 5 16 0 0
A.Monk WAS -9 7 -6 7 -58.6% 7 -51.7% 7 9 19 0 0