Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2010

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/29/2012

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, 85 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Wallace PIT 458 1 445 1 49.0% 1 47.2% 98 1,257 1,280 10 61% 1 1/38
B.Lloyd DEN 415 2 402 2 20.1% 6 19.1% 152 1,448 1,642 11 51% 0 8/139
G.Jennings GB 328 3 327 3 19.4% 7 19.4% 125 1,265 1,315 12 61% 2 2/16
R.White ATL 303 4 299 5 8.9% 26 8.7% 180 1,392 1,590 10 64% 1 2/27
A.Johnson HOU 281 5 242 13 12.9% 15 9.3% 139 1,215 1,309 8 63% 1 3/32
H.Nicks NYG 276 6 301 4 14.5% 13 17.0% 128 1,052 1,232 11 62% 1 4/75
C.Johnson DET 265 7 249 10 11.8% 20 10.4% 138 1,122 1,271 12 57% 1 1/11
D.Bowe KC 257 8 295 6 12.0% 18 15.7% 133 1,162 1,226 15 54% 1 1/8
K.Britt TEN 256 9 257 8 29.1% 2 29.3% 73 775 875 9 58% 1 3/69
D.Branch NE 250 10 226 14 21.0% 5 17.8% 92 818 975 6 66% 1 2/35
J.Maclin PHI 249 11 244 12 15.2% 8 14.7% 115 964 1,094 10 61% 1 3/56
M.Austin DAL 242 12 250 9 12.8% 16 13.7% 119 1,047 1,129 7 58% 1 1/7
S.Johnson BUF 239 13 216 18 8.9% 27 6.8% 142 1,073 1,254 10 58% 1 0/0
A.Collie IND 229 14 259 7 28.0% 3 33.3% 71 649 797 8 82% 1 1/23
M.Colston NO 221 15 248 11 8.7% 28 11.2% 132 1,023 1,169 7 64% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Mason BAL 217 16 225 15 13.6% 14 14.6% 100 802 990 7 61% 0 4/69
L.Moore NO 208 17 221 16 15.1% 9 16.7% 94 763 919 8 70% 1 2/12
J.Knox CHI 207 18 201 20 14.7% 11 13.9% 100 964 904 5 51% 1 2/18
R.Meachem NO 190 19 193 21 23.2% 4 23.8% 66 638 711 5 67% 0 1/46
M.Manningham NYG 188 20 214 19 12.5% 17 16.1% 92 944 884 9 65% 1 4/57
K.Walter HOU 187 21 182 22 14.6% 12 14.0% 80 621 832 5 64% 0 4/97
M.Thomas JAC 185 22 179 23 11.1% 21 10.3% 102 828 907 4 66% 0 1/37
R.Wayne IND 182 23 220 17 0.4% 47 3.2% 175 1,355 1,399 6 63% 1 1/12
W.Welker NE 164 24 120 35 4.1% 40 -0.4% 124 843 1,040 7 69% 1 0/0
J.Shipley CIN 160 25 142 29 14.7% 10 11.6% 74 600 712 3 70% 0 2/30
P.Harvin MIN 157 26 149 26 5.6% 37 4.7% 109 871 927 5 65% 0 2/65
H.Ward PIT 157 27 154 24 9.1% 25 8.8% 95 759 812 5 64% 1 2/34
M.Sims-Walker JAC 156 28 137 31 11.9% 19 8.8% 79 550 749 7 53% 1 3/71
A.Boldin BAL 156 29 141 30 5.3% 38 3.5% 109 837 939 7 59% 1 1/29
T.Owens CIN 139 30 116 37 -0.3% 51 -2.3% 139 983 1,122 9 52% 0 3/69
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Holmes NYJ 135 31 146 27 5.1% 39 6.6% 96 746 814 6 54% 0 2/73
A.Armstrong WAS 134 32 126 34 7.4% 30 6.2% 86 873 738 3 51% 1 1/8
B.Edwards NYJ 131 33 142 28 3.1% 42 4.3% 101 904 872 7 52% 1 3/39
M.Floyd SD 131 34 149 25 9.6% 23 12.7% 77 717 672 6 48% 1 1/11
B.Marshall MIA 127 35 85 50 -1.8% 54 -5.4% 146 1,014 1,136 3 59% 2 2/37
E.Bennett CHI 122 36 128 33 9.9% 22 10.9% 70 564 621 3 66% 1 2/37
M.Crabtree SF 121 37 116 38 2.9% 43 2.3% 100 741 813 6 55% 0 1/38
C.Ochocinco CIN 120 38 94 45 -0.4% 52 -3.1% 126 831 978 4 53% 0 1/19
S.Moss WAS 116 39 131 32 -2.3% 55 -0.9% 145 1,115 1,075 6 64% 3 0/0
J.Avant PHI 114 40 114 39 6.8% 32 6.8% 75 574 646 1 68% 0 0/0
J.Nelson GB 113 41 119 36 9.5% 24 10.6% 64 582 585 2 70% 1 0/0
D.Bess MIA 112 42 82 51 -0.8% 53 -4.0% 126 817 935 5 63% 0 0/0
B.Hartline MIA 111 43 89 47 6.0% 34 2.2% 73 615 652 1 59% 1 4/64
J.Gaffney DEN 111 44 109 41 0.0% 48 -0.3% 112 875 879 2 58% 1 2/61
M.Jenkins ATL 111 45 89 48 6.3% 33 2.6% 73 505 639 2 56% 0 3/76
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Jackson PHI 107 46 112 40 2.1% 45 2.8% 96 1,056 752 6 49% 2 0/0
D.Bryant DAL 105 47 93 46 5.8% 35 3.8% 73 561 617 6 62% 0 0/0
B.White IND 96 48 101 42 8.2% 29 9.4% 57 355 515 5 63% 0 1/31
T.J.Houshmandzadeh BAL 90 49 89 49 7.0% 31 6.7% 57 399 506 3 53% 1 4/104
S.Smith NYG 87 50 98 43 1.8% 46 3.6% 75 529 621 3 64% 0 1/20
S.Breaston ARI 81 51 98 44 -0.2% 50 2.4% 87 718 651 1 54% 0 0/0
R.Williams DAL 77 52 65 56 3.1% 41 0.7% 64 542 508 5 58% 3 0/0
N.Washington TEN 74 53 71 53 -3.0% 58 -3.4% 94 687 733 6 45% 0 2/35
R.Moss MIN 73 54 64 57 2.3% 44 0.4% 63 393 507 5 44% 0 2/57
E.Sanders PIT 69 55 53 61 5.7% 36 1.3% 50 376 408 2 56% 0 0/0
M.Williams TB 66 56 63 58 -6.1% 65 -6.5% 128 964 933 11 50% 3 4/63
D.Gettis CAR 66 57 69 55 -0.2% 49 0.6% 67 508 524 3 55% 0 1/20
J.Jones GB 63 58 78 52 -3.4% 59 -1.3% 87 687 648 5 57% 3 0/0
N.Burleson DET 57 59 60 59 -4.4% 63 -3.9% 86 625 647 6 64% 2 0/0
J.Morgan SF 57 60 52 62 -3.5% 61 -4.3% 80 698 586 2 55% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
P.Garcon IND 55 61 71 54 -7.0% 67 -5.3% 119 784 865 6 56% 0 3/38
D.Hester CHI 53 62 45 67 -3.4% 60 -5.0% 73 475 551 4 55% 0 2/66
J.Jones HOU 52 63 47 64 -4.2% 62 -4.9% 78 562 577 3 65% 1 0/0
M.Williams SEA 50 64 60 60 -6.7% 66 -5.5% 110 751 753 2 59% 0 0/0
J.Ford OAK 41 65 43 68 -2.4% 56 -2.0% 54 470 388 2 46% 0 0/0
R.Parrish BUF 41 66 37 70 -2.6% 57 -3.7% 52 415 392 2 63% 1 1/8
D.Henderson NO 33 67 47 65 -5.3% 64 -2.2% 59 464 412 1 58% 0 0/0
D.Driver GB 33 68 33 71 -7.8% 68 -7.7% 84 565 591 4 61% 1 1/2
L.Murphy OAK 24 69 40 69 -8.7% 69 -6.1% 78 609 529 2 53% 2 2/73
B.Gibson STL 20 70 48 63 -10.0% 70 -6.2% 91 620 627 2 58% 0 1/14
L.Fitzgerald ARI -4 71 45 66 -13.0% 71 -9.2% 172 1,137 1,058 6 52% 0 1/20
M.Massoquoi CLE -6 72 -11 72 -13.8% 72 -14.6% 73 488 462 2 49% 1 1/15
L.Evans BUF -26 73 -35 75 -16.7% 73 -18.1% 84 578 490 4 44% 2 1/24
E.Royal DEN -37 74 -29 74 -17.2% 74 -16.3% 106 645 607 3 57% 1 2/20
B.LaFell CAR -38 75 -25 73 -18.9% 75 -16.8% 77 468 438 1 49% 0 2/30
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Butler SEA -48 76 -35 76 -21.0% 77 -18.8% 70 385 395 4 51% 0 2/54
H.Douglas ATL -57 77 -57 78 -26.3% 80 -26.4% 53 294 256 1 42% 0 1/8
D.Amendola STL -64 78 -41 77 -19.3% 76 -16.8% 123 689 696 3 69% 1 1/3
C.Stuckey CLE -65 79 -74 80 -25.4% 79 -27.1% 64 362 320 0 64% 2 0/0
B.Berrian MIN -65 80 -76 81 -27.0% 81 -29.2% 54 252 276 0 52% 0 4/30
J.Cotchery NYJ -68 81 -76 82 -22.8% 78 -24.0% 86 433 444 2 48% 0 1/16
D.Heyward-Bey OAK -83 82 -64 79 -28.8% 82 -25.2% 64 366 296 1 41% 0 2/51
E.Doucet ARI -124 83 -108 83 -40.5% 85 -36.8% 59 291 180 1 44% 0 1/9
L.Robinson STL -140 84 -116 84 -36.5% 84 -32.5% 75 344 271 2 45% 0 1/5
S.Smith CAR -150 85 -154 85 -32.4% 83 -32.9% 99 554 397 2 46% 2 1/10

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
P.Crayton SD 174 183 41.7% 44.5% 42 514 518 1 67% 0 0/0
A.Benn TB 113 112 23.7% 23.3% 38 395 420 2 66% 1 1/33
J.Simpson CIN 109 95 44.1% 36.6% 25 277 318 3 80% 2 0/0
B.Obomanu SEA 109 111 15.6% 16.0% 49 494 476 4 61% 0 0/0
V.Jackson SD 97 104 39.2% 43.1% 23 248 295 3 61% 0 1/13
K.Washington SD 96 97 80.7% 81.4% 14 173 226 1 93% 0 0/0
D.Nelson BUF 96 93 15.5% 14.8% 47 353 417 3 66% 0 0/0
B.Stokley SEA 92 96 16.7% 18.0% 43 354 388 0 72% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell CIN 91 87 16.8% 15.7% 37 345 385 0 68% 0 1/10
S.Ajirotutu SD 91 95 39.8% 42.3% 23 262 275 2 57% 0 0/0
A.Brown PIT 58 53 27.2% 23.5% 19 167 204 0 84% 0 0/0
J.Hill JAC 56 55 22.3% 21.5% 21 248 213 1 52% 0 0/0
D.Alexander STL 44 63 1.4% 7.5% 37 306 320 1 54% 0 2/54
B.Tate NE 41 23 -0.5% -5.7% 46 432 332 3 52% 1 0/0
G.Camarillo MIN 37 32 2.4% 0.3% 33 240 258 1 61% 0 0/0
J.Cribbs CLE 37 21 -0.3% -5.7% 39 292 301 1 59% 0 1/38
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Rice MIN 36 18 -1.7% -7.3% 42 280 319 2 40% 0 1/42
R.Davis CHI 35 25 21.3% 11.6% 13 84 137 1 69% 0 0/0
M.Spurlock TB 25 21 -2.6% -4.2% 33 250 243 2 52% 0 0/0
B.Finneran ATL 25 36 -3.2% 0.6% 31 166 256 3 61% 0 2/27
D.Thomas DEN 25 9 -4.4% -9.7% 39 283 278 2 56% 1 0/0
A.Randle El PIT 23 21 -5.1% -5.7% 39 254 282 0 56% 0 1/26
L.Naanee SD 21 28 -6.7% -4.9% 46 371 323 1 50% 1 0/0
N.Roosevelt BUF 20 19 2.0% 1.5% 17 139 140 0 53% 0 0/0
D.Williams TEN 18 18 -3.7% -4.0% 28 219 195 0 57% 0 0/0
S.Stroughter TB 10 -1 -9.2% -13.2% 39 248 260 0 64% 0 0/0
S.Hurd DAL 7 9 -9.0% -8.4% 23 120 178 0 61% 0 1/8
D.Clowney CAR 7 7 -6.4% -6.6% 16 124 107 0 44% 0 1/14
B.Robiskie CLE 5 -13 -11.2% -16.1% 49 310 315 3 59% 0 0/0
R.Cooper PHI 5 9 -9.1% -5.4% 18 116 114 1 39% 0 0/0
R.Wallace MIA 4 3 -6.4% -8.5% 10 62 62 0 60% 0 0/0
M.Clayton STL 4 21 -11.5% -6.4% 42 306 278 2 55% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Gage TEN 3 7 -11.9% -10.7% 43 266 278 1 47% 0 2/22
D.Anderson HOU 2 -3 -11.4% -15.0% 18 117 117 0 61% 0 0/0
C.Davis SD -2 3 -13.4% -11.5% 39 259 230 1 54% 0 0/0
D.Zeigler SF -6 -3 -18.3% -15.1% 15 98 78 0 60% 0 0/0
M.Moore MIA -12 -10 -21.3% -19.6% 19 128 95 1 32% 0 0/0
T.Copper KC -14 -7 -18.9% -15.7% 28 157 165 0 64% 0 1/6
P.Parker TB -15 -14 -30.4% -28.3% 10 49 48 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Hall PHI -16 0 -24.0% -12.7% 18 115 91 1 61% 0 0/0
D.Hagan NYG -16 -19 -17.5% -18.3% 43 231 254 1 58% 0 0/0
J.Edelman NE -17 -22 -29.1% -33.9% 14 86 59 0 50% 0 0/0
D.McCluster KC -17 -17 -18.5% -18.5% 39 209 212 1 54% 0 0/0
T.Underwood JAC -18 -21 -23.0% -24.9% 22 111 114 0 36% 0 1/38
B.James IND -21 -27 -35.9% -43.2% 11 40 42 0 55% 0 0/0
R.Williams WAS -23 -22 -29.0% -28.2% 18 109 79 0 44% 0 0/0
V.Tucker KC -23 -17 -28.6% -24.7% 19 114 83 1 32% 0 0/0
S.Williams ARI -27 -33 -26.6% -29.4% 23 101 119 0 39% 0 2/54
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Osgood JAC -29 -30 -35.7% -36.6% 16 60 59 1 38% 0 0/0
C.Chambers KC -30 -23 -21.4% -19.4% 43 213 236 1 51% 0 3/39
D.Aromashodu CHI -31 -30 -29.1% -28.7% 24 149 108 0 42% 0 0/0
M.Gilyard STL -38 -38 -44.0% -44.4% 16 63 42 0 38% 0 0/0
G.Lewis MIN -40 -50 -26.6% -30.3% 37 197 172 0 46% 0 1/11
G.Tate SEA -41 -35 -26.4% -24.4% 40 230 184 0 55% 0 0/0
M.Komar ARI -44 -35 -38.3% -33.1% 22 117 75 0 55% 1 1/4
T.Ginn SF -60 -68 -35.5% -38.3% 35 163 126 1 34% 0 0/0
D.Jones BUF -74 -74 -34.9% -34.8% 41 213 162 1 44% 0 1/17
J.L.Higgins OAK -83 -86 -46.7% -48.0% 30 103 76 0 33% 0 1/34
J.Galloway WAS -84 -86 -42.5% -43.2% 37 173 105 0 32% 0 0/0
A.Roberts ARI -99 -66 -39.0% -30.3% 49 307 160 2 49% 1 0/0
B.Johnson DET -109 -126 -41.1% -45.5% 49 210 151 0 37% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
J.Ford OAK 112 1 112 1 234.9% 1 238.4% 1 10 155 2 0
P.Harvin MIN 94 2 92 2 63.6% 7 61.9% 7 18 107 1 0
D.Jackson PHI 77 3 77 3 50.4% 9 55.8% 8 16 104 1 0
M.Thomas JAC 55 4 58 4 52.9% 8 54.5% 9 12 114 0 0
M.Austin DAL 50 5 48 6 78.0% 5 75.0% 4 7 93 1 0
S.Logan DET 46 6 51 5 29.1% 10 32.1% 10 15 95 0 0
D.Amendola STL 46 7 46 7 78.9% 4 79.2% 3 7 81 0 0
B.Tate NE 44 8 44 8 127.0% 2 125.4% 2 5 62 0 0
N.Burleson DET 42 9 43 9 69.7% 6 72.4% 6 7 81 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
M.Wallace PIT 25 10 24 10 79.6% 3 74.4% 5 5 39 0 0
D.Hester CHI 16 11 17 12 8.8% 11 10.7% 11 7 30 0 0
C.Hall PHI 16 12 14 13 -19.6% 14 -17.4% 14 9 29 0 0
A.Benn TB 15 13 17 11 -0.1% 12 4.7% 12 6 35 0 0
D.Stallworth BAL 7 14 6 14 -11.7% 13 -15.9% 13 5 45 0 1
E.Royal DEN 0 15 0 15 -40.6% 15 -39.9% 15 5 45 0 1
D.McCluster KC -8 16 -4 16 -46.6% 16 -43.6% 16 17 67 0 1
S.Moss WAS -17 17 -18 17 -106.2% 17 -115.8% 17 5 -6 0 0