Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 1994

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, 69 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Rice SF 512 1 537 1 29.2% 2 31.2% 150 1,499 1,752 13 75% 1 3/48
M.Irvin DAL 425 2 425 2 31.5% 1 31.5% 122 1,241 1,410 6 65% 0 4/51
T.Mathis ATL 375 3 367 3 18.6% 6 17.9% 151 1,342 1,531 11 74% 0 0/0
T.Brown LARD 341 4 360 4 18.4% 7 20.2% 143 1,309 1,397 9 62% 1 1/17
A.Reed BUF 335 5 330 6 16.6% 10 16.2% 142 1,304 1,426 8 63% 2 4/54
H.Moore DET 316 6 304 7 18.9% 5 17.8% 130 1,173 1,280 11 55% 1 4/77
I.Fryar MIA 312 7 335 5 17.8% 8 20.0% 126 1,265 1,294 6 58% 0 3/78
H.Ellard WAS 298 8 283 8 12.9% 15 11.6% 150 1,397 1,389 6 49% 0 1/47
St.Sharpe GB 254 9 272 9 7.7% 25 9.3% 160 1,119 1,385 18 59% 0 2/38
J.Graham CHI 250 10 248 10 17.7% 9 17.4% 100 944 1,040 4 68% 1 3/51
C.Pickens CIN 234 11 225 11 10.4% 21 9.6% 131 1,124 1,169 11 54% 1 0/0
T.Small NO 224 12 222 12 26.2% 3 25.8% 74 719 800 5 66% 0 1/5
F.Anderson LARM 216 13 215 14 14.8% 12 14.7% 100 945 957 5 46% 0 6/172
A.Miller DEN 213 14 216 13 12.1% 17 12.4% 116 1,107 1,016 5 52% 0 1/42
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Sherrard NYG 202 15 195 16 11.6% 19 10.8% 103 828 976 6 52% 0 5/149
D.Alexander CLE1 184 16 195 15 16.1% 11 17.8% 81 828 793 2 59% 2 4/102
T.Martin SD 181 17 189 17 14.6% 13 15.7% 90 885 808 7 56% 0 0/0
Br.Blades SEA 172 18 178 18 3.1% 32 3.6% 138 1,086 1,144 4 59% 0 3/35
F.Barnett PHI 162 19 145 22 1.4% 34 -0.1% 146 1,126 1,177 5 53% 1 5/158
Q.Early NO 160 20 153 20 3.1% 31 2.4% 125 894 1,065 4 66% 0 6/96
M.Timpson NE 160 21 158 19 3.7% 30 3.6% 124 941 1,030 3 60% 0 0/0
A.Harper DAL 154 22 141 23 11.7% 18 9.7% 81 821 741 8 41% 2 6/89
O.J.McDuffie MIA 144 23 148 21 19.9% 4 20.7% 57 488 574 3 65% 0 0/0
C.Wilson TB 128 24 129 25 14.3% 14 14.7% 62 652 573 6 50% 0 0/0
Y.Thigpen PIT 124 25 121 26 10.6% 20 10.1% 69 546 616 4 52% 0 2/46
B.Brooks BUF 119 26 100 33 12.2% 16 8.3% 63 482 566 2 67% 1 1/18
J.Taylor SF 117 27 134 24 9.1% 23 12.3% 65 531 608 5 63% 1 3/35
L.Dawsey TB 108 28 109 30 5.6% 27 5.7% 77 673 641 1 60% 0 1/10
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Monk NYJ 108 29 108 31 9.4% 22 9.5% 65 581 557 3 71% 0 1/9
Q.Ismail MIN 107 30 114 28 4.9% 28 6.1% 82 696 650 5 55% 0 0/0
J.Hester LARM 104 31 107 32 4.0% 29 4.6% 79 644 660 3 57% 1 1/19
C.Johnson PIT 103 32 110 29 8.3% 24 9.7% 66 577 554 3 58% 0 2/24
A.Rison ATL 101 33 95 34 -4.7% 47 -5.1% 154 1,088 1,176 8 53% 1 5/117
R.Brooks GB 99 34 116 27 0.9% 35 3.3% 92 648 737 4 63% 0 1/18
H.Jeffires HOIL 96 35 57 47 -2.4% 40 -6.6% 122 783 907 6 56% 0 0/0
R.Ismail LARD 89 36 86 35 5.7% 26 5.2% 64 513 526 5 53% 0 0/0
C.Williams PHI 87 37 71 41 -2.2% 39 -4.1% 111 813 806 3 52% 0 0/0
S.Jefferson SD 84 38 78 38 -0.2% 36 -1.1% 87 627 672 3 49% 0 3/112
C.Conway CHI 81 39 85 36 1.5% 33 2.3% 71 546 585 2 56% 0 2/68
V.Brisby NE 78 40 75 39 -4.6% 45 -4.9% 122 904 901 5 48% 1 1/15
D.Scott CIN 76 41 69 43 -3.6% 43 -4.5% 106 866 798 5 43% 0 3/70
C.Calloway NYG 75 42 58 46 -1.5% 37 -4.0% 85 666 660 2 51% 0 2/52
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
W.Davis KC 73 43 80 37 -2.9% 42 -2.0% 97 822 713 5 53% 1 0/0
J.J.Birden KC 71 44 63 44 -2.9% 41 -4.0% 91 637 700 4 53% 1 3/62
S.Dawkins IND 62 45 61 45 -4.7% 46 -4.8% 100 742 716 5 51% 1 2/29
M.Haynes NO 60 46 46 48 -7.3% 50 -8.5% 137 985 992 5 56% 1 4/95
D.Beebe BUF 60 47 70 42 -1.9% 38 -0.1% 73 527 540 4 55% 0 1/14
F.Turner IND 56 48 75 40 -4.3% 44 -1.5% 87 593 627 6 60% 1 0/0
B.Perriman DET 55 49 30 51 -6.2% 49 -9.2% 110 761 775 5 51% 1 2/47
C.Hawkins TB 41 50 46 49 -5.3% 48 -4.3% 72 438 512 5 51% 0 1/11
D.Howard WAS 29 51 16 53 -9.1% 51 -10.7% 103 727 708 5 39% 0 5/87
L.Dawson KC 16 52 35 50 -9.7% 52 -6.2% 67 537 471 2 55% 1 1/10
J.Reed MIN 16 53 23 52 -11.4% 54 -10.9% 161 1,175 1,065 4 53% 3 2/19
R.Sanders ATL 15 54 2 56 -10.8% 53 -12.4% 103 599 669 1 65% 0 0/0
M.Seay SD 7 55 -4 60 -11.9% 56 -13.1% 108 645 704 6 54% 0 1/27
G.Clark ARI 7 56 16 54 -11.8% 55 -10.7% 105 782 646 1 48% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Moore NYJ 1 57 1 57 -12.5% 57 -12.5% 158 1,010 982 6 49% 0 1/14
M.Carrier CLE1 -10 58 -1 59 -14.5% 60 -12.8% 71 452 431 5 41% 0 1/11
B.Emanuel ATL -10 59 -24 61 -14.1% 58 -15.8% 96 649 592 4 48% 0 0/0
M.Ingram MIA -12 60 4 55 -14.6% 61 -12.1% 82 506 517 6 54% 1 1/27
C.Carter MIN -22 61 1 58 -14.2% 59 -12.6% 188 1,256 1,160 7 65% 4 1/17
Mi.Jackson CLE1 -23 62 -41 64 -17.5% 64 -21.5% 56 304 344 2 38% 0 2/53
E.Givins HOIL -25 63 -30 62 -16.7% 63 -17.6% 78 521 460 1 46% 0 2/41
W.Slaughter HOIL -29 64 -53 65 -15.6% 62 -17.9% 128 846 775 2 53% 2 1/10
R.Hill ARI -46 65 -55 66 -20.1% 65 -21.6% 82 535 431 0 45% 0 1/11
R.Crittenden NE -59 66 -39 63 -24.6% 67 -20.7% 66 379 313 3 42% 0 0/0
R.Proehl ARI -68 67 -55 67 -20.8% 66 -19.2% 110 651 587 5 46% 1 0/0
P.Coleman HOIL -71 68 -86 68 -30.4% 68 -34.0% 52 298 222 1 38% 0 1/7
K.Martin SEA -184 69 -186 69 -30.6% 69 -30.8% 135 681 561 1 41% 1 2/25

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Kinchen LARM 134 135 44.5% 44.7% 33 352 389 3 70% 0 0/0
T.Winans WAS 112 115 25.5% 26.5% 36 344 406 2 53% 0 3/78
N.Singleton SF 102 114 27.2% 31.8% 29 294 359 2 72% 0 3/18
T.Waddle CHI 93 90 24.3% 23.0% 31 244 344 1 81% 0 0/0
C.Tillman DEN 88 90 13.0% 13.5% 45 455 409 1 62% 1 0/0
E.Martin KC 83 88 21.1% 23.2% 32 307 321 1 66% 0 0/0
E.McCaffrey SF 78 84 53.4% 58.0% 14 131 212 2 79% 0 1/23
W.Green TB 70 67 90.1% 85.4% 11 150 158 0 82% 0 0/0
A.Morgan GB 69 90 8.3% 14.9% 43 397 368 4 65% 1 0/0
D.Russell DEN 63 57 7.3% 5.3% 41 342 352 1 61% 0 2/21
A.Matthews DET 62 57 4.7% 3.3% 48 359 384 3 60% 1 0/0
A.Carter DET 52 66 46.1% 61.0% 12 97 150 3 67% 0 0/0
M.Pritchard DEN 45 65 10.3% 20.6% 26 271 224 1 73% 1 1/12
V.Bailey PHI 44 47 4.2% 5.0% 38 311 281 1 53% 0 0/0
E.Mills PIT 37 36 -2.9% -3.2% 46 384 363 1 41% 0 2/31
I.Bruce LARM 35 27 -1.7% -4.2% 45 272 309 3 47% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Marshall NYG 28 29 4.9% 5.2% 23 219 174 0 70% 0 0/0
A.Wright LARD 26 28 -1.5% -0.9% 30 294 229 2 53% 0 1/5
K.Williams DAL 19 24 1.9% 5.6% 20 181 136 0 65% 0 0/0
K.McCardell CLE1 13 20 -6.5% -3.4% 25 182 195 0 40% 0 3/42
Ron.Lewis GB 12 16 2.1% 7.3% 11 108 83 0 64% 0 0/0
G.McMurtry CHI 10 3 -5.0% -10.5% 17 112 121 1 47% 0 0/0
R.Copeland BUF 10 9 -9.5% -9.6% 39 255 266 1 54% 0 1/9
D.Stone PIT 4 12 -7.2% 3.8% 10 81 68 0 70% 0 0/0
D.Palmer MIN 1 4 -10.4% -6.0% 10 90 52 0 60% 0 0/0
Ti.McGee CIN 0 -12 -12.8% -17.6% 29 175 193 1 45% 0 1/10
L.Thomas TB -1 9 -13.9% -3.0% 13 94 76 0 54% 0 0/0
B.Reeves ARI -6 -6 -15.1% -15.2% 33 202 179 1 42% 0 1/7
M.Jackson IND -7 1 -17.3% -12.2% 18 97 105 1 44% 0 0/0
O.Truitt WAS -9 -13 -22.1% -26.6% 11 89 64 1 18% 0 1/5
A.Hastings PIT -11 -12 -16.3% -16.5% 42 281 241 2 48% 0 0/0
S.Anderson NYJ -13 -17 -22.9% -25.6% 17 90 87 0 53% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Thomas SEA -14 -20 -26.5% -33.0% 13 70 60 0 31% 0 1/15
T.Mickens GB -15 -15 -33.4% -33.1% 9 31 37 0 44% 0 1/25
L.Harris ATL -16 -17 -22.1% -22.7% 21 113 115 0 43% 0 1/10
R.A.Brown HOIL -23 -24 -44.3% -45.3% 10 34 26 0 40% 0 0/0
R.Smith CLE1 -28 -29 -37.5% -38.2% 14 61 51 0 14% 0 1/49
D.Hughes KC -30 -33 -34.6% -36.6% 17 80 67 0 41% 0 0/0
R.Yarborough NYJ -30 -36 -38.8% -43.6% 15 42 50 1 40% 0 0/0
T.Lewis NYG -31 -34 -46.3% -49.5% 12 46 29 0 33% 0 0/0
Mi.Bates SEA -34 -32 -40.5% -39.0% 17 112 49 1 29% 1 0/0
M.Williams MIA -34 -25 -28.1% -23.9% 32 221 131 0 47% 0 0/0
J.Query CIN -36 -41 -51.3% -56.9% 12 44 22 0 42% 0 0/0
D.Hobbs LARD -38 -42 -48.0% -51.3% 14 52 32 0 36% 0 0/0
C.Brantley LARM -41 -43 -59.9% -61.7% 11 29 10 0 36% 0 0/0
G.Wellman HOIL -53 -69 -43.9% -53.2% 23 112 60 0 43% 1 0/0
H.Copeland TB -58 -62 -29.9% -31.0% 44 308 188 0 39% 0 0/0
J.Jett LARD -72 -70 -36.2% -35.3% 41 253 144 0 37% 0 1/5

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 4 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
D.Scott CIN 81 1 78 1 109.8% 3 104.5% 3 10 106 0 0
J.Rice SF 75 2 75 2 176.9% 1 178.7% 1 7 93 2 0
B.Perriman DET 73 3 74 3 134.6% 2 133.3% 2 9 86 0 0
A.Reed BUF 63 4 61 4 93.9% 5 88.5% 5 10 87 0 0
O.J.McDuffie MIA 35 5 36 5 103.6% 4 95.9% 4 5 32 0 0
C.Calloway NYG 29 6 28 6 29.3% 6 22.8% 6 8 77 0 1
C.Conway CHI 15 7 15 7 14.3% 7 11.3% 7 5 31 0 0
K.Williams DAL 8 8 8 8 -12.1% 8 -12.3% 8 6 20 0 0