Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2000

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/28/2012

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, 75 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Moss MIN 477 1 439 3 34.5% 1 30.8% 128 1,437 1,528 15 60% 2 0/0
I.Bruce STL 448 2 461 1 30.2% 2 31.5% 135 1,471 1,511 9 64% 1 1/10
T.Owens SF 435 3 451 2 25.7% 6 27.1% 145 1,451 1,566 13 67% 2 1/1
T.Holt STL 404 4 403 6 26.6% 4 26.6% 139 1,635 1,431 6 59% 2 0/0
E.McCaffrey DEN 377 5 420 4 18.4% 9 22.0% 149 1,317 1,542 9 68% 0 5/81
R.Smith DEN 366 6 415 5 13.6% 18 17.1% 174 1,618 1,676 8 58% 1 6/72
A.Toomer NYG 361 7 333 9 24.3% 7 21.4% 124 1,094 1,330 7 63% 1 2/42
M.Harrison IND 355 8 332 10 13.5% 19 11.8% 169 1,415 1,626 14 60% 2 5/66
D.Alexander KC 335 9 357 7 16.5% 11 18.4% 144 1,391 1,429 10 54% 0 5/91
C.Carter MIN 313 10 279 14 12.5% 22 9.8% 159 1,253 1,471 9 60% 3 2/17
J.Smith JAC 309 11 301 12 14.8% 15 14.2% 145 1,213 1,370 8 63% 1 1/23
T.Brown OAK 299 12 346 8 15.7% 14 20.0% 133 1,128 1,302 11 57% 0 4/77
J.Horn NO 290 13 324 11 11.7% 24 14.6% 150 1,332 1,395 8 63% 1 3/60
D.Mason TEN 288 14 288 13 29.3% 3 29.2% 88 895 985 5 72% 0 0/0
K.McCardell JAC 269 15 252 18 12.5% 21 10.9% 140 1,207 1,268 5 67% 3 2/22
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Moulds BUF 264 16 262 16 7.7% 28 7.5% 164 1,325 1,449 5 57% 1 6/112
T.Brown NE 242 17 253 17 13.8% 17 15.1% 119 960 1,101 4 71% 1 0/0
B.Schroeder GB 236 18 226 20 12.2% 23 11.2% 119 999 1,120 4 55% 1 5/113
D.Boston ARI 236 19 237 19 9.1% 26 9.2% 133 1,156 1,231 7 53% 1 5/137
M.Muhammad CAR 228 20 268 15 5.6% 33 8.7% 156 1,183 1,355 6 65% 1 5/66
O.Gadsden MIA 211 21 210 22 16.4% 12 16.3% 93 786 901 6 60% 0 2/35
D.Hayes CAR 197 22 220 21 9.3% 25 11.9% 112 932 1,020 3 59% 1 4/92
J.McDaniel BUF 193 23 185 23 25.8% 5 24.1% 69 697 694 2 62% 0 0/0
K.Johnson TB 171 24 137 33 4.7% 36 1.3% 122 874 1,050 8 58% 2 3/33
J.McKnight DAL 158 25 149 30 5.6% 34 4.6% 106 926 936 2 49% 1 7/122
A.Rison OAK 156 26 175 24 16.0% 13 19.6% 70 606 672 6 59% 0 0/0
A.Freeman GB 155 27 152 28 3.6% 37 3.3% 120 912 1,007 9 52% 1 2/39
B.Shaw PIT 154 28 155 26 17.0% 10 17.3% 69 652 650 4 58% 2 1/27
I.Hilliard NYG 151 29 143 31 6.3% 30 5.3% 105 787 873 8 52% 0 0/0
J.Thrash WAS 151 30 135 35 14.2% 16 11.5% 74 653 675 2 68% 0 1/12
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.J.Stokes SF 150 31 152 27 22.8% 8 23.4% 53 524 565 3 57% 0 1/23
T.Wilkins IND 136 32 150 29 13.3% 20 16.1% 67 569 625 3 64% 1 1/8
J.Pathon IND 130 33 121 37 5.7% 32 4.4% 89 646 768 3 56% 0 3/46
H.Ward PIT 129 34 138 32 7.5% 29 8.9% 83 696 709 4 58% 1 1/41
S.Dawkins SEA 128 35 157 25 3.3% 39 7.0% 102 731 841 5 62% 0 1/6
S.Jefferson ATL 127 36 136 34 3.5% 38 4.6% 103 822 830 2 58% 1 3/69
I.Fryar WAS 126 37 97 39 8.8% 27 3.9% 76 548 661 5 54% 0 1/30
A.Hakim STL 115 38 124 36 6.1% 31 7.6% 80 731 667 4 66% 2 1/3
T.Glenn NE 99 39 93 40 -5.2% 49 -5.6% 163 947 1,229 6 48% 0 9/184
W.Chrebet NYJ 97 40 81 44 -4.3% 46 -5.6% 143 926 1,080 8 48% 0 4/49
C.Johnson PHI 96 41 76 45 -0.4% 41 -2.9% 100 642 780 7 56% 0 2/52
J.Rice SF 88 42 121 38 -3.4% 45 0.1% 122 807 905 7 61% 2 1/37
C.Sanders TEN 88 43 84 42 4.7% 35 4.0% 61 536 541 0 54% 1 3/46
D.Jackson SEA 80 44 82 43 -1.2% 42 -1.0% 93 713 692 6 57% 2 0/0
Q.Ismail BAL 79 45 69 46 -2.2% 43 -3.5% 95 655 728 5 52% 0 1/19
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Graham SD 74 46 91 41 -4.6% 48 -2.7% 113 907 855 4 49% 0 5/70
D.Ward NYJ 66 47 40 51 -5.5% 50 -8.3% 119 801 841 3 45% 0 1/27
F.Sanders ARI 60 48 50 49 -6.2% 52 -7.3% 116 749 837 6 47% 0 3/63
K.Lockett KC 53 49 58 48 0.2% 40 1.5% 55 417 411 2 60% 1 0/0
C.Conway SD 46 50 43 50 -6.9% 53 -7.2% 105 712 711 5 50% 0 1/24
T.Dwight ATL 41 51 37 52 -2.3% 44 -3.2% 53 406 382 3 49% 1 2/19
P.Price BUF 39 52 22 55 -7.8% 54 -9.9% 106 764 710 3 49% 3 3/34
D.Driver GB 33 53 23 54 -4.3% 47 -6.6% 49 322 365 1 43% 0 2/66
L.Shepherd MIA 32 54 58 47 -5.9% 51 -0.5% 59 446 436 4 59% 0 3/29
J.Green TB 30 55 26 53 -8.8% 56 -9.3% 103 773 673 1 50% 0 1/5
J.Morton DET 28 56 6 58 -9.5% 57 -12.0% 116 788 768 3 53% 1 1/12
M.Booker CHI 27 57 13 56 -7.8% 55 -10.4% 74 492 504 2 64% 2 0/0
M.Robinson CHI 21 58 9 57 -9.9% 58 -11.5% 102 742 645 5 54% 1 0/0
E.Kennison CHI 3 59 0 59 -12.2% 59 -12.7% 95 549 617 2 58% 0 2/99
A.Connell WAS 0 60 -19 63 -12.7% 60 -15.1% 102 762 641 3 38% 0 2/30
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Yeast CIN -9 61 -7 61 -15.0% 61 -14.3% 51 301 320 0 47% 0 3/34
T.Martin MIA -16 62 -3 60 -15.8% 62 -13.3% 63 393 388 0 41% 0 3/77
H.Moore DET -20 63 -45 68 -15.8% 63 -19.8% 80 434 488 3 50% 1 1/20
D.Patten CLE -21 64 -24 65 -16.5% 65 -17.0% 72 546 421 1 53% 2 1/22
W.Jackson NO -26 65 -9 62 -16.8% 67 -14.1% 80 523 472 6 46% 2 0/0
T.Small PHI -31 66 -51 69 -16.7% 66 -19.4% 94 569 569 3 43% 0 2/45
T.Mathis ATL -34 67 -21 64 -16.2% 64 -14.8% 125 683 736 5 46% 1 3/44
T.Taylor BAL -40 68 -31 66 -22.4% 70 -20.0% 54 276 279 3 50% 1 0/0
G.Crowell DET -51 69 -58 71 -21.9% 69 -23.2% 73 430 376 3 47% 0 1/8
K.Johnson CLE -56 70 -40 67 -19.9% 68 -17.9% 98 669 542 0 58% 0 3/80
M.Brooks CHI -78 71 -82 72 -32.4% 74 -33.5% 50 216 205 0 52% 0 2/36
S.Morris KC -82 72 -54 70 -23.2% 71 -19.6% 104 678 511 3 46% 3 0/0
D.Northcutt CLE -91 73 -89 73 -26.9% 72 -26.7% 81 411 383 0 48% 0 1/9
P.Warrick CIN -140 74 -131 74 -27.6% 73 -26.6% 126 592 557 4 40% 0 2/36
P.Burress PIT -160 75 -166 75 -44.5% 75 -45.6% 65 283 173 0 35% 1 1/13

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Proehl STL 239 232 71.3% 68.9% 39 441 584 4 79% 0 0/0
J.Jett OAK 84 96 13.2% 17.1% 39 356 388 2 51% 0 3/49
C.Walsh MIN 73 68 34.1% 30.8% 22 191 234 0 82% 0 0/0
R.Anthony TB 72 66 15.3% 13.2% 33 232 316 4 45% 0 1/14
T.Simmons NE 71 75 15.0% 16.8% 30 231 312 1 47% 0 4/100
B.Stokley BAL 67 71 35.6% 38.2% 17 184 212 2 65% 0 0/0
Y.Thigpen TEN 58 66 15.9% 19.8% 26 289 253 2 58% 0 0/0
L.Coles NYJ 57 49 6.5% 3.8% 42 370 324 1 52% 0 0/0
R.Ismail DAL 56 64 4.5% 7.0% 43 350 348 1 58% 0 0/0
E.G.Green IND 54 52 14.4% 13.5% 26 201 243 1 69% 0 0/0
M.Cody ARI 47 43 9.5% 7.6% 27 212 241 0 63% 0 0/0
M.Westbrook WAS 35 28 20.2% 13.3% 13 103 138 0 69% 0 0/0
K.Dyson TEN 31 28 23.7% 20.5% 11 104 115 1 55% 0 0/0
D.Farmer CIN 27 22 -1.7% -3.8% 33 268 243 0 58% 1 1/9
C.Calloway NE 26 25 19.4% 18.5% 10 95 103 0 50% 0 1/16
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Reed NO 25 29 -3.6% -2.1% 31 206 263 0 52% 0 4/49
C.Lee GB 23 19 0.7% -1.7% 21 134 171 0 48% 0 2/32
R.Wilson NO 19 22 0.1% 2.7% 19 154 145 0 58% 0 0/0
C.Pickens TEN 15 3 -6.4% -11.6% 29 242 222 0 34% 0 1/41
A.Reed WAS 12 4 -3.7% -9.4% 18 103 130 1 56% 0 0/0
K.Poole NO 9 7 -9.3% -10.3% 37 293 234 1 57% 1 0/0
V.Brisby NYJ 5 7 -5.2% -3.4% 9 60 65 0 44% 0 1/11
D.Hodge DAL 5 0 -5.3% -13.0% 10 60 58 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Galloway DAL 1 -3 -11.2% -16.3% 12 62 72 1 33% 0 0/0
R.Jones SD 1 13 -12.3% -8.5% 38 253 258 0 58% 0 2/37
B.Emanuel MIA 0 11 -12.5% -6.1% 20 132 136 1 35% 0 1/34
J.Dawson CLE 0 17 -12.6% 2.5% 14 97 93 1 64% 0 0/0
I.Byrd CAR -2 2 -13.2% -12.1% 44 241 284 2 50% 0 1/16
A.Whitted JAC -3 -12 -14.2% -18.8% 26 137 156 3 50% 1 0/0
N.Brown PHI -4 -6 -15.9% -17.4% 19 80 104 0 47% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
O.McDuffie MIA -5 -12 -15.5% -18.8% 25 143 149 0 56% 0 0/0
M.Hatchette MIN -6 -14 -15.1% -18.2% 33 190 194 2 48% 0 1/13
D.Mayes SEA -10 7 -15.4% -10.7% 47 264 286 1 62% 0 1/20
J.Williams SEA -12 -5 -21.8% -16.2% 16 99 86 0 50% 0 0/0
W.Hayes NYJ -13 -16 -21.7% -24.1% 19 126 95 0 32% 0 0/0
J.Lewis BAL -14 -15 -17.8% -18.2% 35 161 203 1 54% 0 1/11
K.Bailey SEA -14 -5 -26.1% -17.7% 14 62 65 1 43% 0 0/0
J.Tucker DAL -16 -19 -19.9% -21.2% 28 141 158 0 50% 0 1/34
J.Jurevicius NYG -21 -34 -18.2% -21.5% 49 271 280 1 51% 1 0/0
B.Engram CHI -25 -28 -26.5% -28.2% 23 109 109 0 70% 0 0/0
B.Stablein DET -27 -32 -42.5% -47.3% 12 54 34 0 67% 1 0/0
C.Jackson NE -30 -28 -44.3% -41.4% 12 44 33 0 42% 0 0/0
T.Streets SF -32 -24 -22.6% -20.1% 41 287 214 0 46% 1 1/25
T.Gaylor SD -32 -29 -26.4% -25.2% 31 182 141 1 42% 0 0/0
R.Dixon NYG -38 -51 -34.7% -42.6% 24 92 84 1 25% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
L.Foster DET -42 -32 -34.0% -29.3% 26 161 97 1 65% 0 0/0
P.Johnson BAL -47 -51 -28.2% -29.6% 37 156 175 2 32% 0 2/7
B.Finneran ATL -47 -41 -55.2% -49.9% 14 60 21 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Hawkins PIT -53 -52 -28.1% -27.9% 43 238 200 1 44% 0 2/19
Sh.Davis NE -56 -59 -75.4% -78.9% 11 12 -10 0 18% 0 0/0
M.Jenkins ARI -56 -53 -30.8% -29.7% 40 219 170 0 43% 0 1/5
W.McGarity DAL -62 -66 -30.1% -31.4% 48 235 198 0 50% 0 0/0
T.Pinkston PHI -62 -62 -37.8% -37.5% 34 181 110 0 29% 0 0/0
R.Soward JAC -66 -78 -37.5% -42.2% 34 154 119 1 41% 0 1/19
D.Chiaverini CLE -66 -78 -48.4% -54.7% 22 70 53 1 36% 1 0/0
T.Edwards PIT -74 -83 -33.9% -36.4% 44 215 175 0 41% 0 1/20
R.Dugans CIN -79 -91 -39.4% -43.6% 38 125 123 1 37% 0 1/14
D.White CHI -81 -83 -64.2% -65.6% 21 87 8 1 48% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 4 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
P.Warrick CIN 77 1 71 2 58.1% 4 46.9% 5 16 148 2 0
A.Toomer NYG 73 2 74 1 147.3% 2 154.8% 2 5 91 1 0
R.Smith DEN 69 3 70 3 249.6% 1 249.4% 1 6 99 1 0
J.Thrash WAS 44 4 43 4 56.8% 5 53.8% 4 10 82 0 0
W.McGarity DAL 34 5 33 5 90.2% 3 87.8% 3 6 49 1 0
D.Northcutt CLE 17 6 12 6 -12.2% 7 -18.8% 8 9 33 0 0
R.Ismail DAL 8 7 11 7 -19.2% 8 -13.1% 7 8 73 0 1
T.Brown NE 7 8 7 8 -10.5% 6 -11.2% 6 6 46 0 0
J.Green TB 3 9 2 10 -41.4% 11 -31.1% 10 5 13 0 0
C.Johnson PHI 1 10 2 9 -33.4% 9 -28.2% 9 5 18 0 0
T.Dwight ATL 0 11 -2 11 -38.5% 10 -48.8% 11 5 8 0 0
J.Horn NO -6 12 -5 12 -57.4% 12 -52.6% 12 6 18 0 0
A.Hakim STL -14 13 -13 13 -124.0% 13 -115.7% 13 5 19 0 1