Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 1993

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, 70 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Irvin DAL 460 1 449 1 27.1% 4 26.1% 143 1,330 1,620 7 62% 0 4/56
J.Rice SF 431 2 416 2 22.7% 9 21.5% 153 1,503 1,628 15 64% 3 0/0
J.Taylor SF 380 3 377 4 51.2% 1 50.8% 74 940 1,044 5 76% 1 2/17
T.Brown LARD 362 4 381 3 23.5% 8 25.4% 127 1,180 1,349 7 63% 0 2/38
W.Davis KC 263 5 248 7 20.8% 10 18.9% 101 909 1,029 7 51% 0 5/134
C.Carter MIN 246 6 249 6 8.0% 22 8.3% 142 1,071 1,330 9 61% 0 5/66
B.Brooks BUF 245 7 251 5 25.7% 6 26.7% 84 714 879 5 71% 0 0/0
E.Martin NO 239 8 231 10 15.5% 13 14.5% 109 950 1,045 3 61% 0 0/0
A.Rison ATL 233 9 234 9 5.7% 25 5.8% 164 1,242 1,377 15 52% 2 2/86
D.Russell DEN 232 10 235 8 28.2% 3 28.8% 70 719 802 3 63% 1 3/71
V.Johnson DEN 206 11 195 15 35.7% 2 33.2% 53 517 650 5 68% 0 2/20
R.Proehl PHX 204 12 220 11 11.0% 17 12.9% 108 877 1,004 7 60% 0 1/20
A.Reed BUF 202 13 218 12 16.9% 11 19.2% 86 854 856 6 60% 1 2/12
A.Miller SD 197 14 168 20 3.1% 31 0.8% 162 1,162 1,312 7 52% 0 1/15
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Martin SEA 194 15 201 13 13.9% 14 14.8% 92 798 881 5 62% 1 1/17
A.Harper DAL 193 16 196 14 24.9% 7 25.5% 67 777 703 5 54% 1 0/0
C.Hawkins TB 188 17 186 16 9.7% 19 9.4% 109 933 959 5 57% 1 2/30
St.Sharpe GB 180 18 165 23 -0.9% 40 -1.9% 188 1,274 1,509 11 60% 1 2/38
C.Calloway NYG 172 19 169 19 26.2% 5 25.6% 56 513 615 3 63% 0 2/88
Q.Early NO 171 20 171 18 16.8% 12 16.9% 73 670 724 6 62% 1 0/0
J.J.Birden KC 170 21 172 17 11.9% 16 12.1% 87 721 813 2 59% 1 4/115
I.Fryar MIA 161 22 168 21 5.5% 26 6.3% 117 1,010 957 5 55% 0 0/0
H.Ellard LARM 143 23 130 29 3.4% 30 2.0% 117 945 933 2 52% 0 0/0
C.Williams PHI 141 24 140 24 4.9% 27 4.8% 104 725 860 10 58% 0 0/0
R.Moore NYJ 134 25 167 22 4.0% 29 8.1% 101 843 853 1 63% 2 0/0
Mi.Jackson CLE1 134 26 121 32 6.4% 24 4.5% 93 756 771 8 44% 1 2/50
M.Pritchard ATL 133 27 136 26 4.3% 28 4.6% 101 731 835 7 72% 1 1/13
E.Givins HOIL 130 28 137 25 2.3% 33 3.2% 111 887 894 4 61% 2 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Waddle CHI 128 29 114 34 9.6% 20 7.1% 72 552 658 1 61% 0 2/52
J.Jett LARD 124 30 121 33 8.6% 21 8.0% 78 771 658 3 42% 1 1/45
H.Copeland TB 121 31 130 31 10.8% 18 12.4% 66 633 600 4 45% 0 1/20
H.Moore DET 119 32 134 27 1.3% 36 3.1% 113 935 868 6 54% 2 2/29
A.Carter MIN 117 33 131 28 1.5% 35 3.2% 108 775 846 5 56% 1 1/19
M.Jackson NYG 115 34 130 30 2.4% 32 4.4% 96 708 788 4 60% 1 1/38
G.Wellman HOIL 100 35 103 35 12.3% 15 13.1% 51 430 473 1 61% 0 1/8
G.Clark PHX 88 36 91 36 -2.4% 42 -2.1% 111 818 829 4 57% 1 0/0
M.Clayton GB 85 37 89 37 7.7% 23 8.8% 50 331 463 3 64% 0 3/62
W.Slaughter HOIL 83 38 80 38 -4.3% 44 -4.6% 123 926 927 5 63% 5 1/9
M.Carrier CLE1 82 39 74 39 -0.6% 38 -1.7% 86 746 675 3 50% 0 2/20
Ti.McGee WAS 82 40 72 40 2.1% 34 0.4% 70 500 569 3 56% 0 1/21
D.Beebe BUF 55 41 61 42 -1.4% 41 -0.3% 65 504 482 3 48% 1 1/34
E.Mills PIT 54 42 65 41 -0.1% 37 2.5% 56 386 431 1 52% 0 2/62
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
W.Green DET 54 43 47 44 -0.8% 39 -2.2% 57 462 448 2 49% 0 0/0
R.Hill PHX 53 44 49 43 -2.7% 43 -3.5% 68 519 512 4 51% 0 1/37
B.Perriman DET 48 45 40 45 -4.8% 45 -6.0% 77 507 563 2 64% 1 1/11
D.Stone PIT 34 46 17 49 -7.2% 47 -9.9% 81 587 561 2 51% 1 1/24
V.Bailey PHI 33 47 28 47 -7.2% 46 -8.1% 79 545 540 1 52% 0 2/23
Br.Blades SEA 30 48 40 46 -10.0% 50 -9.1% 144 945 960 3 56% 1 0/0
C.Burkett NYJ 24 49 19 48 -8.9% 48 -9.7% 78 531 542 4 51% 1 1/10
D.Hill ATL 17 50 5 54 -9.0% 49 -11.5% 59 384 398 0 58% 0 1/40
M.Timpson NE 14 51 12 53 -10.7% 52 -11.0% 91 654 601 2 46% 1 1/21
R.Sanders WAS 12 52 14 52 -11.2% 53 -10.9% 103 636 691 4 56% 1 1/36
A.Marshall DEN 9 53 17 50 -10.5% 51 -8.4% 51 360 337 2 55% 0 0/0
S.Jefferson SD 3 54 4 55 -11.9% 54 -11.8% 57 391 343 2 53% 0 0/0
F.Anderson LARM -2 55 -7 57 -12.9% 55 -13.7% 91 552 563 4 41% 0 1/41
M.Ingram MIA -8 56 15 51 -13.7% 56 -10.5% 90 693 581 6 49% 3 2/23
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Monk WAS -9 57 -27 61 -14.2% 57 -17.1% 76 398 478 2 54% 0 0/0
C.Duncan HOIL -14 58 -22 59 -14.9% 60 -16.0% 80 456 500 3 51% 0 1/20
C.Pickens CIN -15 59 -25 60 -14.7% 59 -16.1% 98 565 572 6 44% 0 1/15
M.Haynes ATL -18 60 -16 58 -14.3% 58 -14.1% 135 778 841 4 53% 1 1/50
S.Dawkins IND -23 61 -6 56 -17.3% 65 -13.9% 62 430 364 1 42% 0 2/32
J.Query CIN -32 62 -36 62 -16.4% 61 -16.9% 112 655 647 4 50% 1 0/0
H.Jeffires HOIL -38 63 -42 64 -16.6% 62 -17.0% 120 731 721 6 54% 4 2/13
V.Brisby NE -38 64 -44 65 -17.3% 64 -18.0% 105 626 610 2 43% 1 2/25
D.Howard WAS -38 65 -40 63 -22.2% 68 -22.5% 52 286 273 0 44% 0 1/25
J.Graham PIT -40 66 -46 66 -18.9% 67 -19.8% 87 579 467 0 44% 0 0/0
R.Langhorne IND -50 67 -51 68 -16.8% 63 -16.9% 152 1,038 911 3 56% 4 3/36
J.Hester IND -58 68 -51 67 -18.4% 66 -17.7% 129 835 729 1 50% 1 0/0
N.Lewis SD -81 69 -95 69 -24.2% 69 -26.2% 93 463 451 4 41% 0 1/8
G.McMurtry NE -110 70 -110 70 -39.3% 70 -39.3% 52 241 173 1 42% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Wright LARD 155 160 36.4% 37.9% 41 462 487 4 66% 0 0/0
K.McCardell CLE1 143 143 102.8% 103.5% 16 234 311 4 81% 0 0/0
M.Sherrard NYG 112 105 23.7% 21.3% 40 433 415 2 60% 0 0/0
T.Obee CHI 110 108 15.6% 15.3% 46 351 477 3 57% 0 2/80
Y.Thigpen PIT 93 94 99.8% 101.2% 11 154 204 3 82% 0 0/0
E.McCaffrey NYG 87 78 11.2% 8.7% 46 335 427 2 59% 0 2/26
R.Ismail LARD 81 86 12.2% 13.6% 42 353 386 1 62% 0 2/50
R.Copeland BUF 81 84 49.0% 51.4% 17 242 226 0 76% 0 0/0
A.Edwards PHX 79 87 29.0% 33.1% 25 326 272 1 52% 0 0/0
T.Kinchen LARM 57 59 50.3% 52.7% 12 137 157 1 67% 0 0/0
N.Singleton SF 50 42 34.4% 26.8% 14 126 159 1 57% 0 0/0
R.Crittenden NE 39 40 2.0% 2.4% 34 293 274 1 47% 0 1/14
L.Dawsey TB 38 34 8.2% 5.8% 25 203 206 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Barnes SD 35 36 16.1% 16.4% 16 137 153 0 63% 0 1/4
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Martin MIA 35 41 0.0% 1.9% 37 347 279 3 54% 1 0/0
T.Small NO 34 47 5.7% 12.3% 26 172 203 1 62% 0 0/0
Q.Ismail MIN 32 27 -0.5% -2.3% 35 212 261 1 54% 0 0/0
M.Young PHI 31 23 3.5% -0.4% 27 186 201 2 52% 0 1/10
P.Coleman HOIL 31 36 15.1% 19.7% 14 129 136 0 64% 0 0/0
J.Reed MIN 30 28 24.1% 22.3% 10 65 109 0 50% 0 1/39
W.Davis CHI 25 19 3.6% -0.8% 20 132 165 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Mathis NYJ 22 16 -6.3% -8.1% 45 352 312 0 53% 1 2/8
F.Barnett PHI 20 29 -1.3% 4.2% 23 170 170 0 74% 1 0/0
R.Rembert CIN 19 17 7.5% 4.5% 13 101 107 0 62% 0 0/0
H.Jones KC 19 21 8.0% 9.6% 13 91 105 0 54% 0 0/0
D.Mims ATL 18 23 -0.6% 2.2% 19 107 151 1 63% 0 0/0
D.Sanders ATL 18 17 9.4% 8.3% 10 106 93 1 60% 0 0/0
O.J.McDuffie MIA 6 13 -10.2% -7.8% 36 197 226 0 53% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Smith CLE1 6 8 -6.4% -4.0% 11 55 83 0 36% 0 2/54
A.Matthews DET 5 8 -9.6% -8.0% 22 171 142 0 50% 0 0/0
E.Jones LARM 4 2 -8.7% -11.0% 13 56 90 2 38% 0 0/0
F.Jones KC 3 -2 -10.4% -13.9% 19 111 115 0 47% 0 0/0
C.Wilson TB -6 -13 -14.9% -17.9% 32 225 192 0 47% 0 1/17
L.Harris HOIL -6 -10 -21.0% -25.1% 10 53 54 1 40% 0 0/0
R.Carpenter NYJ -7 -9 -19.4% -21.2% 12 83 79 0 50% 0 2/13
L.Thomas TB -8 -9 -17.3% -17.3% 25 186 137 2 32% 0 0/0
F.Turner NO -8 -14 -16.4% -19.0% 30 163 174 1 40% 0 0/0
C.Davenport PIT -10 -12 -25.8% -28.3% 10 51 48 0 40% 0 0/0
R.Claiborne TB -11 -13 -24.3% -26.7% 12 61 61 0 42% 0 0/0
C.Tillman DEN -11 -10 -17.8% -17.2% 30 193 161 2 57% 1 0/0
W.Gault LARD -13 -14 -24.1% -25.3% 15 64 71 0 53% 0 0/0
L.Tillman CLE1 -18 -11 -29.4% -23.2% 14 68 61 1 36% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Campbell DET -20 -19 -38.3% -36.8% 10 55 35 0 70% 0 0/0
T.Barnett KC -24 -23 -21.5% -21.2% 33 182 183 1 52% 0 0/0
P.Newman NO -29 -22 -31.9% -27.2% 20 121 78 1 40% 0 0/0
P.Robinson CIN -30 -27 -33.1% -30.7% 18 72 76 0 44% 0 1/11
M.Dowdell NO -32 -31 -58.0% -56.9% 10 46 10 1 60% 1 0/0
R.Brooks GB -35 -39 -26.4% -28.0% 33 180 156 0 61% 0 1/6
C.Conway CHI -36 -33 -23.7% -22.6% 42 231 214 2 45% 0 0/0
P.Rowe CLE1 -37 -40 -65.0% -68.4% 10 37 3 0 30% 1 0/0
J.Lofton LARM -40 -37 -27.5% -26.2% 33 183 161 0 42% 0 1/11
K.Williams DAL -50 -44 -34.1% -31.7% 30 151 115 2 67% 0 0/0
W.Carroll CIN -50 -53 -39.7% -41.1% 26 81 77 0 23% 0 1/22
T.Kimbrough DEN -62 -64 -47.4% -48.8% 23 79 53 0 35% 0 0/0
D.Thomas SEA -64 -56 -42.8% -39.1% 26 95 79 0 42% 0 1/5

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
D.Stone PIT 67 1 71 1 130.8% 3 137.6% 3 12 121 1 0
S.Jefferson SD 43 2 43 2 87.4% 4 84.8% 4 5 53 0 0
Br.Blades SEA 36 3 35 3 151.4% 2 143.0% 2 5 52 0 0
C.Conway CHI 28 4 26 5 80.2% 5 75.0% 5 5 44 0 0
E.Blount PHX 22 5 27 4 190.2% 1 208.0% 1 5 28 1 0
K.Williams DAL 18 6 14 7 0.2% 7 -6.2% 7 7 30 2 1
F.Jones KC 17 7 18 6 12.1% 6 14.2% 6 5 34 0 0
E.Givins HOIL 5 8 3 10 -19.4% 8 -30.8% 10 6 19 0 0
A.Carter MIN 4 9 4 9 -31.5% 10 -28.7% 9 7 19 0 0
R.Proehl PHX 3 10 5 8 -31.4% 9 -27.4% 8 8 47 0 1
A.Reed BUF -35 11 -36 11 -113.5% 11 -116.1% 11 9 25 0 2