Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 1992

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, 72 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Irvin DAL 473 1 515 1 35.0% 1 39.2% 122 1,396 1,505 7 64% 1 4/70
St.Sharpe GB 393 2 395 2 19.0% 6 19.2% 163 1,461 1,590 13 66% 2 0/0
E.Martin NO 366 3 362 3 33.5% 2 33.0% 101 1,041 1,186 5 67% 1 2/43
J.Rice SF 285 4 286 4 13.6% 14 13.7% 138 1,201 1,302 10 61% 1 0/0
F.Barnett PHI 269 5 278 5 16.9% 9 17.7% 119 1,083 1,140 6 56% 1 2/83
M.Haynes ATL 259 6 262 7 26.2% 3 26.6% 83 808 925 10 58% 0 1/32
H.Moore DET 251 7 248 8 24.8% 5 24.3% 89 966 916 4 57% 0 1/18
C.Duncan HOIL 243 8 270 6 15.5% 12 18.6% 110 954 1,063 1 75% 0 0/0
A.Rison ATL 233 9 209 9 8.5% 21 6.3% 144 1,119 1,239 11 65% 2 0/0
W.Davis KC 198 10 199 10 26.1% 4 26.2% 66 756 708 3 55% 0 0/0
H.Ellard LARM 183 11 162 16 14.4% 13 11.2% 88 727 821 3 53% 0 2/32
Mi.Jackson CLE1 180 12 179 12 16.6% 10 16.4% 82 755 767 7 57% 0 2/54
A.Reed BUF 179 13 152 19 9.4% 20 6.1% 104 919 922 3 63% 4 1/25
B.Perriman DET 170 14 146 22 7.8% 22 5.0% 106 810 925 4 65% 1 1/27
H.Jeffires HOIL 165 15 167 13 2.2% 33 2.4% 138 913 1,144 9 65% 1 3/35
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Lofton BUF 161 16 132 23 6.0% 27 2.6% 110 786 942 6 46% 0 3/48
A.Miller SD 160 17 192 11 2.6% 32 5.6% 136 1,060 1,092 7 53% 0 3/50
T.Waddle CHI 160 18 166 14 12.4% 17 13.4% 80 674 755 4 58% 0 1/9
C.Williams PHI 157 19 155 18 16.0% 11 15.7% 73 598 676 7 58% 0 0/0
Q.Early NO 154 20 163 15 17.2% 8 18.9% 64 566 648 5 47% 0 2/69
F.Anderson LARM 150 21 131 24 11.5% 18 8.4% 79 657 726 7 48% 1 1/38
R.Sanders WAS 147 22 158 17 7.3% 23 8.7% 91 707 818 3 56% 0 1/34
M.Pritchard ATL 146 23 131 25 3.1% 30 1.5% 116 827 970 5 66% 3 1/5
E.Givins HOIL 141 24 151 20 2.9% 31 4.1% 111 787 943 10 60% 3 1/5
D.Beebe BUF 137 25 120 27 18.4% 7 14.6% 58 554 561 2 57% 1 0/0
N.Lewis SD 130 26 149 21 12.4% 16 16.0% 63 580 615 4 54% 0 2/38
M.Sherrard SF 121 27 125 26 13.5% 15 14.2% 59 607 557 0 64% 1 2/44
C.Burkett NYJ 118 28 104 29 3.3% 29 1.4% 96 724 776 1 59% 1 1/50
I.Fryar NE 110 29 101 30 1.6% 34 0.5% 106 791 787 4 52% 0 0/0
E.McCaffrey NYG 108 30 111 28 7.1% 24 7.8% 74 615 602 5 66% 2 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Jones PHX 100 31 90 32 5.2% 28 3.5% 73 559 603 4 52% 0 0/0
T.Martin MIA 93 32 76 37 6.1% 26 2.7% 65 553 540 2 51% 1 1/33
E.Mills PIT 84 33 90 33 9.5% 19 11.2% 50 383 432 3 60% 2 2/18
L.Harris HOIL 83 34 88 34 6.6% 25 7.6% 55 435 475 2 64% 0 0/0
M.Duper MIA 71 35 51 45 -3.1% 37 -5.8% 96 758 705 7 46% 2 1/47
L.Dawsey TB 68 36 101 31 -3.3% 39 1.4% 94 776 686 1 64% 1 0/0
C.Carter MIN 60 37 77 36 -4.2% 43 -1.8% 92 681 666 6 58% 1 1/5
A.Carter MIN 59 38 58 41 -3.1% 38 -3.3% 80 580 591 2 51% 0 0/0
T.Brown LARD 59 39 80 35 -4.4% 44 -1.4% 95 693 665 7 52% 2 2/27
L.Tillman CLE1 59 40 53 44 1.3% 35 -0.1% 54 498 422 0 46% 1 2/24
R.Moore NYJ 58 41 46 47 -6.4% 47 -7.6% 114 726 836 4 44% 0 6/168
A.Monk WAS 55 42 75 38 -4.9% 45 -2.2% 89 644 660 3 52% 1 2/20
J.Graham PIT 51 43 71 39 -5.5% 46 -2.6% 93 711 653 1 53% 0 0/0
W.Green DET 49 44 39 48 -4.1% 42 -6.0% 78 586 541 5 42% 1 2/32
C.Calloway NYG 45 45 57 42 -1.0% 36 2.0% 49 335 386 1 55% 0 4/55
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Hill PHX 45 46 38 49 -7.8% 51 -8.6% 117 858 831 3 50% 2 4/94
W.Slaughter HOIL 44 47 69 40 -3.8% 41 1.3% 61 486 467 4 64% 2 0/0
M.Carrier TB 40 48 54 43 -7.7% 48 -5.9% 102 692 710 4 55% 1 3/55
W.Davis CHI 39 49 25 52 -7.8% 50 -9.6% 109 734 723 2 50% 0 0/0
S.Jefferson SD 35 50 34 50 -3.5% 40 -3.8% 51 377 363 2 57% 0 0/0
M.Jackson DEN 32 51 19 54 -9.1% 56 -10.6% 117 745 790 8 41% 0 4/60
D.Hill ATL 29 52 8 57 -8.9% 54 -11.6% 98 623 671 3 61% 1 1/16
A.Harper DAL 26 53 51 46 -8.4% 52 -4.5% 78 562 544 4 45% 1 3/62
J.Chadwick LARM 24 54 17 55 -7.7% 49 -9.0% 60 362 419 3 48% 1 1/21
D.Stone PIT 20 55 34 51 -8.9% 53 -6.2% 68 501 459 3 50% 0 1/6
G.McMurtry NE 19 56 2 60 -8.9% 55 -12.2% 67 424 429 1 52% 0 0/0
B.Brooks IND 13 57 8 59 -10.5% 58 -11.5% 81 468 536 1 54% 0 1/25
M.Ingram NYG 10 58 22 53 -10.3% 57 -7.5% 55 408 360 1 49% 0 0/0
R.Langhorne IND 9 59 8 58 -11.8% 60 -11.8% 123 811 776 1 53% 0 1/9
J.J.Birden KC 8 60 0 61 -11.3% 59 -12.7% 77 644 501 3 55% 3 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
G.Clark WAS 7 61 11 56 -11.9% 62 -11.6% 132 913 837 5 48% 1 0/0
M.Clayton MIA 5 62 -21 65 -11.9% 61 -15.8% 89 619 547 3 48% 1 0/0
M.Timpson NE -10 63 -4 62 -15.2% 64 -13.6% 53 315 305 1 49% 0 0/0
R.Proehl PHX -11 64 -16 63 -13.9% 63 -14.5% 107 748 675 3 56% 5 2/20
A.Toon NYJ -32 65 -31 67 -19.7% 67 -19.5% 57 311 325 2 54% 0 1/3
W.Gault LARD -40 66 -31 66 -19.2% 66 -17.8% 80 508 438 4 34% 0 1/35
S.Baker NYG -51 67 -50 68 -23.8% 68 -23.5% 59 333 299 2 29% 0 3/68
J.Hester IND -54 68 -19 64 -18.3% 65 -14.6% 123 792 701 1 42% 0 2/55
L.Clark SEA -63 69 -73 70 -26.6% 70 -28.8% 57 290 273 1 35% 0 1/16
T.Kane SEA -65 70 -62 69 -24.6% 69 -24.1% 70 369 348 3 39% 0 0/0
C.Pickens CIN -74 71 -82 71 -30.7% 72 -32.6% 56 326 224 1 46% 2 2/24
Ti.McGee CIN -119 72 -130 72 -29.6% 71 -31.3% 90 408 394 3 39% 0 1/49

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Taylor SF 190 193 55.3% 56.6% 35 428 507 3 71% 0 1/24
F.Banks MIA 111 103 28.2% 25.2% 36 319 385 3 61% 0 0/0
T.Barnett KC 110 110 18.9% 18.7% 44 442 446 4 55% 1 0/0
W.Drewrey TB 94 84 34.5% 29.9% 26 237 300 2 62% 0 0/0
A.Marshall DEN 93 85 14.5% 12.3% 46 493 417 1 57% 0 0/0
K.Martin DAL 90 103 12.6% 16.0% 47 357 425 3 68% 0 0/0
T.Mathis NYJ 86 82 15.0% 13.5% 41 316 382 3 54% 0 1/47
C.Hawkins TB 83 86 17.1% 18.1% 36 336 349 2 56% 0 1/8
A.Morgan CHI 80 81 18.6% 18.9% 32 323 328 2 44% 0 3/57
A.Cox LARM 79 95 32.3% 41.5% 25 261 259 0 72% 0 0/0
C.Tillman DEN 68 71 33.6% 36.0% 18 211 219 1 67% 0 1/24
O.Turner SF 58 56 33.1% 30.9% 17 200 190 2 53% 1 0/0
S.Graddy LARD 48 54 19.9% 24.0% 21 205 192 1 48% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
H.Jones MIN 46 49 0.0% 0.7% 47 308 365 4 47% 0 0/0
B.Lamb BUF 43 43 35.8% 35.2% 12 139 136 0 58% 0 0/0
E.Harry KC 37 39 32.2% 34.4% 9 58 122 0 67% 0 1/34
J.Query CIN 33 31 -0.4% -1.3% 36 265 269 3 44% 0 0/0
A.Matthews DET 33 27 14.2% 9.3% 17 137 148 0 53% 0 0/0
W.Carroll NO 30 21 -2.8% -5.7% 40 289 297 2 45% 1 1/27
B.Brennan CIN 27 21 -1.6% -4.0% 32 188 237 1 59% 0 1/7
T.Hargain KC 22 26 -2.4% -0.8% 29 205 211 0 59% 0 1/20
J.Reed MIN 22 25 6.8% 10.0% 14 142 123 0 43% 0 0/0
T.Small NO 20 22 -7.1% -6.3% 46 278 316 3 50% 0 0/0
J.Campbell DET 19 19 10.5% 10.3% 12 155 96 1 67% 1 0/0
F.Jones KC 18 15 -5.9% -7.0% 34 265 245 0 53% 0 1/18
A.Edwards PHX 16 6 -6.0% -10.2% 30 147 221 1 47% 0 1/50
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Wright LARD 15 20 -4.2% -1.7% 25 175 171 2 48% 0 0/0
R.Green PHI 13 12 0.5% 0.2% 13 105 97 0 62% 0 0/0
Br.Blades SEA 12 29 -7.9% -0.7% 33 256 217 1 58% 1 0/0
C.Davenport PIT 10 14 -3.7% -0.2% 17 136 109 0 53% 0 0/0
R.Carpenter NYJ 9 2 -7.8% -11.4% 25 161 160 1 52% 0 0/0
M.Farr DET 2 -3 -11.4% -14.2% 21 115 143 0 71% 0 0/0
V.Johnson DEN -2 -8 -13.3% -15.0% 47 294 295 2 51% 1 0/0
D.Daniels SEA -6 -4 -19.9% -17.5% 11 99 56 0 45% 0 0/0
R.Brooks GB -7 1 -17.4% -12.3% 21 126 115 1 57% 0 0/0
C.Verdin IND -8 1 -22.8% -11.0% 8 37 52 0 38% 0 2/37
R.Morris CHI -14 -23 -29.5% -39.7% 10 44 48 0 40% 0 0/0
R.Rembert CIN -15 -16 -18.3% -18.5% 37 219 200 0 51% 0 0/0
G.Thomas ATL -23 -25 -35.3% -37.3% 13 54 48 0 46% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Russell DEN -25 -24 -25.5% -24.6% 26 140 123 0 46% 0 0/0
M.Fernandez LARD -32 -27 -31.4% -28.9% 22 121 90 0 41% 0 0/0
R.Thomas SEA -32 -37 -33.9% -37.7% 21 136 84 0 52% 1 0/0
Joe.Johnson MIN -42 -36 -24.4% -22.6% 45 211 230 1 47% 0 1/12
S.Collins CLE1 -48 -48 -45.1% -45.0% 16 31 50 0 19% 0 2/54
F.Turner NO -52 -50 -68.8% -66.2% 12 42 -1 0 42% 1 0/0
T.Jones ATL -61 -62 -39.1% -39.5% 30 138 97 1 47% 0 0/0
R.Lewis GB -61 -65 -37.5% -39.1% 31 152 109 0 42% 0 0/0
D.Thomas SEA -79 -75 -48.6% -47.0% 30 85 62 0 27% 1 2/75
D.Gentry CHI -85 -85 -51.5% -51.3% 30 114 52 0 40% 0 0/0
S.Beach GB -111 -103 -55.0% -51.9% 35 122 49 1 49% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 4 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
D.Stone PIT 71 1 73 1 88.8% 3 84.3% 3 12 118 0 0
A.Reed BUF 42 2 43 2 89.4% 2 92.1% 2 8 65 0 0
E.Givins HOIL 37 3 35 3 56.4% 4 53.4% 4 7 75 0 0
A.Monk WAS 33 4 34 4 92.1% 1 99.7% 1 6 45 0 0
A.Marshall DEN 27 5 22 6 14.7% 5 6.5% 6 11 56 0 0
A.Carter MIN 24 6 25 5 -11.6% 8 -8.4% 8 16 66 1 1
C.Carter MIN 12 7 13 7 2.0% 6 9.2% 5 5 15 0 0
M.Pritchard ATL 9 8 13 8 -9.4% 7 1.8% 7 5 37 0 0
J.Rice SF 7 9 10 9 -22.4% 9 -15.0% 9 9 58 1 1
D.Gentry CHI -19 10 -19 10 -101.3% 10 -100.0% 10 5 2 0 0