Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2013

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 3/25/2014

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, 90 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Thomas DEN 430 1 465 1 26.5% 7 29.7% 142 1,431 1,529 14 65% 1 2/44
J.Nelson GB 402 2 408 3 26.7% 6 27.4% 127 1,314 1,422 8 67% 0 1/30
A.Boldin SF 386 3 409 2 25.8% 9 28.0% 129 1,179 1,388 7 66% 0 4/80
E.Decker DEN 381 4 382 4 21.3% 12 21.3% 136 1,288 1,476 11 64% 2 5/70
A.Brown PIT 361 5 346 7 15.0% 15 13.8% 167 1,444 1,596 8 66% 0 3/97
D.Jackson PHI 358 6 374 5 23.7% 10 25.3% 125 1,332 1,331 9 66% 1 1/27
C.Johnson DET 347 7 343 8 14.9% 16 14.5% 156 1,492 1,539 12 54% 1 3/21
K.Allen SD 343 8 351 6 28.2% 5 29.2% 104 1,053 1,188 8 68% 1 2/15
J.Gordon CLE 336 9 321 9 14.4% 17 13.2% 159 1,646 1,506 9 55% 0 0/0
B.Marshall CHI 284 10 291 10 9.5% 22 10.0% 163 1,295 1,463 12 61% 0 1/4
M.Jones CIN 279 11 269 13 32.4% 3 30.7% 80 712 916 10 64% 0 1/14
M.Colston NO 276 12 283 11 19.5% 14 20.3% 110 943 1,106 5 68% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 274 13 269 12 33.3% 2 32.4% 73 778 891 5 68% 0 2/37
A.Jeffery CHI 248 14 255 14 8.3% 26 8.9% 150 1,421 1,330 7 59% 3 1/30
E.Royal SD 238 15 255 15 31.6% 4 34.6% 67 625 790 8 70% 0 2/46
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Cotchery PIT 235 16 214 20 26.2% 8 22.7% 76 607 840 10 61% 0 1/0
M.Floyd ARI 220 17 229 17 12.9% 20 13.9% 112 1,041 1,027 5 58% 0 2/31
D.Bryant DAL 215 18 242 16 3.7% 33 5.8% 160 1,251 1,386 13 58% 3 5/50
R.Cooper PHI 212 19 214 19 20.6% 13 21.0% 84 835 832 8 56% 0 1/28
A.J.Green CIN 207 20 185 24 1.9% 41 0.4% 178 1,426 1,462 11 55% 1 2/46
K.Stills NO 206 21 218 18 40.1% 1 43.2% 51 644 622 5 65% 0 1/37
J.Edelman NE 204 22 164 28 4.3% 32 1.0% 151 1,056 1,280 6 70% 0 2/43
R.Streater OAK 204 23 203 23 13.6% 18 13.5% 100 888 932 4 61% 1 3/47
G.Tate SEA 196 24 206 22 12.9% 19 14.2% 100 920 911 5 66% 1 1/40
W.Welker DEN 194 25 209 21 9.3% 24 11.0% 111 778 1,005 10 66% 0 1/0
H.Douglas ATL 171 26 147 32 3.6% 34 1.3% 132 1,067 1,109 2 64% 2 3/50
D.Amendola NE 163 27 116 41 12.3% 21 5.1% 83 633 773 2 65% 0 1/5
N.Washington TEN 162 28 165 27 7.4% 27 7.8% 104 919 895 3 56% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 155 29 152 30 1.1% 43 0.8% 140 1,089 1,146 5 60% 0 6/103
L.Moore NO 150 30 153 29 22.1% 11 22.7% 54 457 574 2 69% 0 2/24
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Johnson HOU 150 31 178 25 -2.3% 55 -0.4% 181 1,407 1,403 5 60% 0 4/47
J.Boykin GB 146 32 138 33 9.3% 23 8.1% 83 681 758 3 59% 0 2/37
T.Smith BAL 139 33 98 47 0.0% 48 -3.7% 137 1,128 1,098 4 47% 1 6/93
D.Hopkins HOU 139 34 132 36 6.9% 28 5.9% 91 802 783 2 57% 1 1/32
V.Cruz NYG 133 35 172 26 1.0% 44 4.9% 121 998 991 4 60% 1 4/87
L.Fitzgerald ARI 132 36 152 31 -0.6% 49 1.2% 136 962 1,085 10 62% 1 5/90
G.Jennings MIN 127 37 112 45 2.6% 38 0.8% 105 804 869 4 65% 0 1/26
B.Hartline MIA 123 38 135 35 -0.7% 51 0.5% 133 1,016 1,019 4 57% 0 0/0
V.Jackson TB 122 39 138 34 -3.3% 57 -2.0% 161 1,229 1,236 7 49% 1 6/124
R.White ATL 118 40 117 40 2.7% 37 2.5% 97 711 801 3 65% 2 2/41
Ma.Brown BAL 117 41 106 46 4.9% 31 3.2% 83 524 716 7 59% 0 3/82
J.Jones GB 110 42 114 43 2.1% 40 2.6% 93 817 771 3 63% 2 2/66
D.Moore OAK 107 43 113 44 3.1% 35 4.0% 86 695 713 5 53% 0 1/21
R.Wayne IND 104 44 115 42 8.6% 25 11.0% 59 508 550 2 66% 0 0/0
P.Garcon WAS 104 45 132 37 -5.2% 62 -3.2% 181 1,346 1,290 5 62% 1 2/11
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Kerley NYJ 97 46 95 49 6.0% 29 5.6% 72 523 567 3 60% 0 1/20
K.Wright TEN 95 47 96 48 -3.7% 59 -3.6% 140 1,085 1,002 2 67% 2 0/0
T.Williams DAL 92 48 128 38 3.0% 36 9.2% 75 733 612 5 60% 1 1/6
A.Pettis STL 90 49 85 51 5.1% 30 4.0% 63 399 546 4 60% 0 2/18
H.Nicks NYG 83 50 121 39 -2.4% 56 2.2% 101 896 786 0 55% 0 4/32
S.Smith CAR 74 51 80 52 -3.7% 58 -2.9% 110 745 781 4 58% 0 1/9
D.Bowe KC 71 52 76 53 -4.4% 61 -3.9% 103 673 809 5 55% 0 7/74
R.Randle NYG 71 53 87 50 -1.5% 53 1.0% 79 611 623 6 52% 1 4/73
D.Avery KC 68 54 72 56 -0.8% 52 -0.1% 72 596 565 2 56% 1 3/47
D.Nelson NYJ 67 55 49 62 2.4% 39 -1.6% 61 423 462 2 59% 0 0/0
T.Ginn CAR 65 56 68 58 0.3% 47 0.8% 68 556 508 5 53% 0 0/0
J.Jones ATL 60 57 71 57 0.4% 45 2.7% 60 580 466 2 68% 2 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 59 58 74 54 1.5% 42 5.1% 54 370 427 2 72% 1 0/0
N.Burleson DET 56 59 65 59 0.4% 46 2.5% 54 461 432 1 72% 1 0/0
V.Brown SD 49 60 55 60 -4.1% 60 -3.1% 69 472 542 1 59% 0 4/63
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
L.Hankerson WAS 46 61 72 55 -0.6% 50 6.1% 50 375 383 3 60% 0 0/0
A.Dobson NE 46 62 41 65 -5.4% 63 -6.2% 72 519 583 4 51% 1 5/81
B.LaFell CAR 44 63 50 61 -6.2% 64 -5.2% 85 620 617 5 58% 1 4/25
A.Holmes OAK 42 64 46 63 -2.1% 54 -1.1% 52 431 384 1 48% 0 0/0
J.Jones BAL 30 65 15 67 -7.0% 67 -9.8% 67 449 471 2 55% 0 1/48
S.Holmes NYJ 27 66 8 68 -6.7% 66 -10.8% 59 456 404 1 39% 0 1/9
R.Matthews MIA 27 67 43 64 -7.7% 68 -4.7% 67 448 476 2 61% 0 0/0
Mi.Brown JAC 27 68 21 66 -6.6% 65 -7.8% 56 447 393 2 57% 2 1/35
E.Sanders PIT 22 69 -1 71 -10.2% 71 -12.8% 113 740 753 6 60% 1 0/0
J.Simpson MIN 20 70 -2 72 -10.1% 70 -12.9% 100 726 667 1 48% 1 2/34
M.Sanu CIN 17 71 2 70 -10.0% 69 -12.4% 78 457 546 2 60% 1 3/77
R.Woods BUF 5 72 -6 75 -12.0% 73 -13.6% 85 587 539 3 47% 0 1/6
C.Patterson MIN 4 73 -3 73 -12.0% 74 -13.1% 77 469 511 4 58% 0 4/119
K.Thompkins NE 4 74 8 69 -11.9% 72 -11.3% 70 466 454 4 46% 0 1/16
A.Roberts ARI -15 75 -5 74 -15.3% 76 -13.5% 76 471 444 2 57% 0 2/44
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.McCluster KC -22 76 -9 76 -16.0% 78 -14.1% 83 511 495 2 64% 0 0/0
M.Wallace MIA -24 77 -37 79 -14.8% 75 -16.0% 141 930 857 5 52% 0 1/38
S.Johnson BUF -24 78 -29 77 -15.5% 77 -16.1% 102 607 656 3 52% 1 4/61
C.Shorts JAC -36 79 -32 78 -16.3% 79 -15.9% 125 777 749 3 53% 0 1/33
T.Austin STL -36 80 -38 80 -19.4% 81 -19.8% 69 420 386 4 58% 1 1/38
K.Durham DET -39 81 -54 81 -18.5% 80 -20.7% 85 490 488 2 45% 1 1/21
T.J.Graham BUF -55 82 -58 83 -24.3% 83 -25.0% 57 366 301 2 40% 1 4/45
D.Heyward-Bey IND -63 83 -77 86 -24.5% 84 -27.1% 64 309 341 1 45% 0 4/64
C.Givens STL -68 84 -66 84 -22.8% 82 -22.5% 83 570 445 0 41% 1 2/21
J.Avant PHI -68 85 -55 82 -24.5% 85 -22.3% 76 447 366 2 50% 1 0/0
S.Hill NYJ -74 86 -81 87 -28.8% 88 -30.3% 59 342 264 1 41% 1 1/22
S.Moss WAS -97 87 -74 85 -28.3% 87 -24.5% 79 449 363 2 54% 1 0/0
A.Sanders JAC -99 88 -117 88 -28.0% 86 -30.7% 86 484 380 1 59% 0 1/2
D.Bess CLE -135 89 -145 89 -32.3% 89 -33.9% 86 362 359 2 49% 0 1/21
G.Little CLE -171 90 -197 90 -34.7% 90 -38.0% 99 465 380 2 41% 0 1/23

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Underwood TB 133 126 23.6% 21.7% 45 440 495 4 53% 0 2/21
R.Cobb GB 121 105 21.1% 16.7% 47 433 471 4 66% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 117 109 22.7% 20.4% 43 434 442 3 60% 0 0/0
J.Kearse SEA 116 108 26.2% 23.5% 38 346 413 4 58% 0 0/0
B.Gibson MIA 103 99 16.3% 15.2% 43 326 440 3 70% 0 1/4
D.Davis ATL 88 77 51.7% 43.8% 17 216 242 2 71% 0 0/0
B.Quick STL 72 67 12.6% 10.9% 34 304 339 2 53% 0 1/40
R.Meachem NO 66 66 15.7% 15.7% 30 324 286 2 53% 0 0/0
D.Rogers IND 60 50 18.5% 13.3% 23 192 245 2 61% 0 1/26
M.Floyd SD 47 45 40.9% 37.6% 11 149 142 0 55% 0 1/18
M.Goodwin BUF 47 47 5.4% 5.3% 32 286 281 3 53% 1 1/31
D.Williams TEN 46 44 12.8% 11.4% 23 178 216 0 65% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree SF 42 42 3.7% 3.9% 33 284 271 1 58% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
G.Salas NYJ 40 30 28.5% 18.7% 13 143 138 0 62% 0 0/0
J.Jernigan NYG 40 44 0.0% 1.3% 44 329 313 2 66% 0 0/0
S.Bailey STL 36 33 7.5% 5.9% 25 226 200 0 68% 0 0/0
A.Caldwell DEN 35 44 2.0% 5.9% 29 200 245 3 55% 0 1/24
J.Blackmon JAC 33 51 -4.2% 0.4% 48 415 364 1 60% 0 1/7
G.Whalen IND 32 30 -2.7% -3.1% 40 259 304 2 60% 0 0/0
A.Hawkins CIN 31 30 8.7% 8.2% 18 199 162 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Hunter TEN 30 45 -3.6% 0.9% 42 354 317 4 43% 0 0/0
13-K.Taylor 2TM 30 27 -1.4% -2.4% 34 229 261 1 65% 0 1/11
E.Bennett CHI 25 39 -5.5% -1.5% 43 243 321 4 74% 0 1/19
D.Harris DAL 20 16 7.3% 3.1% 14 80 113 2 64% 0 0/0
J.Brown ARI 20 22 2.5% 3.8% 18 140 136 1 61% 0 0/0
T.Doss BAL 17 16 -6.6% -7.0% 36 305 254 0 53% 0 1/7
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
10-B.Golden ARI 16 12 9.4% 3.7% 10 136 84 0 40% 0 0/0
K.Ogletree 2TM 14 6 -8.7% -10.9% 45 269 305 2 47% 0 1/16
D.Thompson BAL 13 4 -4.3% -9.9% 19 96 144 0 53% 0 1/38
D.Hixon CAR 11 15 2.1% 6.4% 9 55 80 1 78% 0 1/21
J.Boyce NE 9 5 -6.9% -9.7% 19 121 147 0 47% 0 2/39
A.Robinson WAS 9 -3 -10.3% -13.6% 46 365 313 2 39% 0 0/0
S.Rice SEA 8 7 -9.9% -10.1% 35 233 243 3 43% 1 2/40
A.Collie NE 6 4 -5.5% -8.0% 11 63 83 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Ross 2TM 6 6 -6.8% -7.5% 12 67 98 1 50% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin CLE 4 -2 -8.3% -14.3% 13 105 88 0 38% 0 0/0
M.Williams TB 4 8 -11.4% -10.3% 40 216 269 2 55% 0 2/38
S.Burton JAC -1 -8 -13.2% -20.5% 13 76 83 0 62% 0 0/0
K.Martin HOU -1 0 -13.0% -12.7% 40 253 233 2 55% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Morgan WAS -4 3 -14.1% -11.4% 35 227 218 0 63% 0 0/0
C.Owusu TB -4 -2 -15.6% -13.7% 20 114 115 0 65% 0 0/0
B.Stokley BAL -6 -6 -16.5% -16.3% 21 115 122 0 62% 0 0/0
R.Broyles DET -11 -9 -23.0% -21.0% 14 85 73 0 57% 0 0/0
J.Hemingway KC -15 -8 -22.9% -18.5% 19 125 95 2 68% 1 0/0
J.Cooper CLE -17 -19 -28.4% -30.0% 14 60 63 0 64% 0 0/0
C.Hogan BUF -17 -23 -25.3% -29.8% 17 83 85 0 59% 0 0/0
A.J.Jenkins KC -18 -12 -27.4% -22.3% 17 130 73 0 47% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton PIT -18 -14 -30.5% -26.8% 13 64 56 0 46% 0 0/0
B.Butler OAK -19 -20 -28.1% -29.2% 17 103 71 0 53% 0 0/0
P.Edwards DET -21 -18 -37.9% -34.4% 11 46 36 0 45% 0 0/0
M.White GB -21 -17 -36.0% -31.7% 12 66 42 0 75% 0 0/0
N.Toon NO -23 -23 -39.9% -39.8% 12 68 35 0 33% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Webb MIN -25 -30 -42.6% -48.9% 11 33 30 0 45% 0 0/0
Ma.Moore 2TM -28 -30 -38.0% -40.5% 15 62 48 0 47% 0 0/0
L.Brazill IND -37 -42 -30.2% -33.0% 27 161 116 2 44% 1 0/0
D.Posey HOU -38 -40 -33.7% -34.3% 25 155 92 0 60% 0 0/0
D.Johnson ATL -40 -50 -24.6% -27.5% 43 210 214 1 51% 1 2/38
C.Gates NYJ -43 -39 -36.2% -34.0% 24 122 86 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Manningham SF -45 -49 -38.8% -41.1% 23 85 74 0 39% 0 1/12
N.Williams WAS -47 -53 -63.7% -70.9% 11 15 6 0 27% 0 0/0
L.Murphy NYG -50 -48 -61.2% -58.8% 13 37 10 1 46% 1 0/0
M.Austin DAL -51 -61 -25.9% -28.6% 49 244 238 0 49% 0 0/0
K.Williams SF -68 -57 -46.8% -41.1% 27 113 62 0 44% 0 0/0
J.Ford OAK -78 -74 -56.5% -54.3% 24 99 30 0 54% 1 0/0
K.Britt TEN -101 -108 -48.5% -50.9% 35 96 80 0 31% 0 1/21

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson MIN 118 1 118 1 144.3% 2 144.4% 1 12 158 3 0
T.Austin STL 75 2 76 2 134.8% 3 135.5% 3 9 151 1 0
J.Gordon CLE 53 3 50 3 150.4% 1 142.6% 2 5 88 0 0
A.Jeffery CHI 44 4 39 4 15.9% 5 9.7% 5 16 105 0 0
M.Jones CIN 32 5 33 5 25.8% 4 27.1% 4 8 65 0 0
A.Brown PIT 1 6 -1 7 -35.8% 6 -41.8% 7 6 3 0 0
J.Ford OAK 0 7 1 6 -37.9% 7 -36.2% 6 5 15 0 0
D.McCluster KC -25 8 -27 8 -89.6% 8 -92.4% 8 8 5 0 0