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DVOA vs. RECEIVER TYPES

2018 DEFENSE vs. TYPES OF RECEIVERS

Regular season totals, through Week 17

Revised as of 04/07/2019

DVOA ratings represent value from the point of view of the defense, not fantasy football players, and include items that have no impact on fantasy football (such as how many interceptions are caught on passes intended to certain receivers). DVOA of defense against receivers does not include sacks or passes with no intended receiver listed. Passes per game and yards per game are more useful for fantasy football players. These numbers are adjusted based on the opposing offenses and include defensive pass interference.

Note that our decision of which receiver is 'number one' and which receiver is 'number two' is somewhat subjective. Teams are ranked in order of general passing defense DVOA.

Numbers in red represent NFL averages for the season.

vs. #1 WR vs. #2 WR vs. Other WR vs. TE vs. RB
Rk Team DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G DVOA Rk Pa/G Yd/G
1 CHI -30.4% 1 7.5 53.6 -24.2% 3 7.2 59.2 -20.3% 4 7.5 55.6 -33.6% 3 7.8 41.6 -9.5% 10 6.9 37.9
2 BUF -11.2% 7 7.8 61.2 14.9% 24 3.9 37.1 -33.0% 2 4.8 32.9 -40.0% 2 6.2 34.0 -10.2% 9 7.7 45.0
3 BAL -9.7% 8 7.7 63.8 -26.2% 2 6.5 37.7 -11.6% 8 6.1 43.9 16.1% 22 7.6 61.4 -44.7% 1 7.5 25.0
4 DEN -5.8% 11 8.5 69.5 0.1% 17 6.2 52.7 -36.4% 1 6.3 38.5 -9.3% 12 6.9 61.6 5.4% 18 6.3 38.6
5 MIN -23.8% 3 7.7 58.6 -20.0% 6 4.5 32.0 -11.4% 9 6.1 45.1 22.6% 30 5.8 46.7 12.5% 27 6.4 46.5
6 JAX -15.9% 4 7.2 59.6 -1.6% 16 5.4 37.6 -8.3% 11 5.5 39.8 -5.9% 13 5.7 43.0 -12.9% 8 6.5 34.7
7 CLE -3.6% 12 8.2 67.0 -15.8% 8 6.8 52.4 -25.4% 3 7.2 51.7 -12.5% 9 9.1 61.5 4.4% 17 7.4 45.6
8 ARI -0.7% 14 7.0 57.6 13.6% 23 5.4 40.9 -6.7% 12 7.0 48.6 3.0% 17 5.2 36.0 -3.1% 14 5.9 34.7
9 LAR 15.9% 28 7.4 82.8 -12.2% 9 5.4 45.3 9.9% 24 5.3 36.2 -22.1% 5 8.1 67.0 -18.1% 4 6.4 28.3
10 LAC 10.3% 23 5.4 49.8 -2.6% 15 5.8 41.7 3.1% 19 6.2 48.2 -52.4% 1 7.1 45.7 9.7% 23 8.6 59.3
11 WAS 3.9% 18 7.2 74.0 -7.2% 10 6.0 43.5 13.8% 26 6.7 52.7 -17.4% 6 6.2 44.5 -6.1% 12 8.4 51.0
12 KC -9.2% 9 10.8 80.6 -23.8% 5 7.0 45.6 21.6% 29 7.1 55.9 19.1% 25 8.4 69.1 7.3% 21 6.9 56.4
13 SEA 13.1% 25 8.0 78.9 4.6% 20 5.7 50.7 -10.3% 10 5.7 34.8 -12.3% 10 6.1 43.5 -3.7% 13 7.7 52.5
14 NE 0.0% 16 8.2 65.0 -6.1% 12 7.0 52.9 -17.4% 5 7.0 56.1 -12.8% 8 7.3 55.6 9.5% 22 7.9 49.1
15 PHI 0.0% 15 9.9 90.2 6.5% 22 6.9 53.4 -2.7% 16 7.5 49.4 -16.1% 7 6.4 44.4 11.2% 24 8.8 55.0
16 DAL -11.7% 6 8.3 67.6 -24.1% 4 4.0 26.3 6.9% 22 6.5 48.3 4.7% 19 7.0 58.0 12.5% 26 7.7 48.8
17 PIT -6.0% 10 9.1 71.1 2.4% 19 6.0 48.9 10.8% 25 6.6 56.1 25.5% 31 7.3 56.9 1.6% 15 6.0 35.7
18 HOU 19.6% 31 7.7 77.4 0.9% 18 5.5 44.8 3.8% 20 7.4 56.5 16.3% 23 7.6 71.7 -21.3% 3 7.4 48.5
19 NYJ 11.5% 24 6.7 62.5 -3.5% 14 9.0 75.5 9.7% 23 8.6 77.3 7.8% 20 5.3 36.8 -13.4% 7 5.9 38.4
20 IND 1.8% 17 6.7 59.9 -27.9% 1 5.4 39.2 -3.8% 14 5.0 33.5 21.2% 29 7.9 76.2 12.3% 25 8.4 54.3
21 TEN 5.8% 20 8.8 73.5 26.1% 30 6.2 53.6 5.3% 21 6.3 45.7 -10.6% 11 6.0 42.9 -31.6% 2 6.0 27.4
22 NO 17.7% 30 8.1 87.8 28.4% 31 7.5 80.4 -16.4% 6 7.1 51.3 -22.2% 4 6.3 39.4 19.8% 29 7.5 43.2
23 MIA 7.0% 21 6.9 61.1 5.5% 21 6.7 74.9 -2.2% 17 4.8 43.5 -0.3% 14 6.3 49.6 20.2% 30 6.5 50.1
24 CAR -15.0% 5 7.8 61.5 29.5% 32 5.8 55.6 -2.9% 15 6.2 56.8 17.2% 24 6.7 56.0 -15.1% 5 6.1 29.7
25 CIN -2.6% 13 8.4 69.7 21.7% 28 6.2 50.6 -14.5% 7 6.2 48.6 2.7% 16 7.1 58.7 22.0% 31 8.2 54.3
26 NYG 15.0% 26 7.7 69.5 -18.8% 7 6.5 42.0 20.0% 28 6.4 62.5 3.1% 18 6.7 60.1 -14.6% 6 7.3 40.3
27 SF 4.8% 19 7.7 68.7 18.5% 26 5.5 52.3 36.9% 31 5.6 44.5 9.6% 21 5.7 41.1 5.7% 19 8.2 49.4
28 GB 9.0% 22 8.8 74.5 14.9% 25 6.2 66.2 -4.1% 13 5.6 36.3 20.8% 27 6.5 50.4 25.1% 32 5.4 38.2
29 ATL 15.8% 27 7.5 71.8 -6.3% 11 7.1 44.5 16.7% 27 5.4 56.0 0.9% 15 6.5 49.9 13.5% 28 8.8 61.5
30 TB 16.0% 29 8.0 72.8 25.1% 29 5.4 51.7 -1.4% 18 5.0 42.6 21.1% 28 6.9 66.4 2.2% 16 6.3 41.6
31 DET 21.5% 32 6.1 62.4 19.4% 27 5.8 50.9 39.5% 32 5.3 55.7 19.4% 26 6.5 48.9 -6.6% 11 6.9 37.5
32 OAK -27.0% 2 7.3 55.5 -5.3% 13 5.7 43.5 27.8% 30 5.4 53.9 39.7% 32 5.9 66.0 7.2% 20 5.3 34.1
NFL 0.0% 7.8 68.1 0.0% 6.1 49.5 -0.4% 6.2 48.7 0.0% 6.8 52.7 0.0% 7.1 43.5

2018 DEFENSE BY PASS DIRECTION

Regular season totals, through Week 17

Revised as of 04/07/2019

As with the defense vs. receivers table above, this following table does not include sacks or passes with no intended receiver listed. These numbers are adjusted based on the opposing offenses and include defensive pass interference. Short passes are defined as passes going up to 15 yards through the air; deep passes go 16 or more yards through the air. All directions are listed from the offensive perspective.

Numbers in red represent NFL averages for the season.

Rank Team Left Rk Middle Rk Right Rk Deep Rk Short Rk D Left D Mid D Right Sh Left Sh Mid Sh Right
1 CHI -18.8% 4 11.8% 18 -53.6% 1 -36.2% 1 -21.7% 2 -43.8% 5.2% -56.8% -12.5% 13.0% -53.0%
2 BUF -1.9% 16 -27.1% 1 -21.4% 3 -1.6% 4 -19.1% 4 48.7% 44.2% -76.3% -11.9% -41.8% -10.3%
3 BAL -21.9% 2 -6.7% 4 -11.9% 10 22.5% 19 -22.9% 1 -0.6% 38.5% 44.5% -29.3% -14.1% -24.5%
4 DEN -27.2% 1 22.9% 23 -12.2% 8 20.6% 18 -14.9% 5 -31.1% 110.1% 0.6% -26.6% 3.9% -15.2%
5 MIN -4.3% 13 8.7% 14 -12.8% 7 -1.2% 5 -5.9% 10 -30.8% 20.0% 27.1% 2.9% 6.4% -21.2%
6 JAX 2.8% 22 -18.5% 2 -15.2% 6 1.7% 7 -12.0% 8 54.0% -40.3% -18.4% -7.8% -14.6% -14.3%
7 CLE -19.3% 3 6.3% 12 -12.2% 9 -8.0% 3 -12.0% 7 -38.2% -9.4% 31.5% -14.3% 9.4% -20.0%
8 ARI 2.4% 19 35.8% 31 -17.6% 4 10.3% 11 -0.7% 22 -2.1% 2.9% 26.0% 3.1% 42.4% -24.4%
9 LAR 5.0% 24 28.7% 28 -33.9% 2 25.0% 22 -13.4% 6 32.2% 39.6% 7.9% -1.7% 25.6% -42.5%
10 LAC -9.7% 8 -2.3% 6 -11.4% 11 55.8% 31 -21.7% 3 47.6% 50.2% 72.5% -25.2% -10.8% -27.3%
11 WAS -10.0% 7 3.2% 8 0.7% 20 0.5% 6 -3.0% 17 -35.2% 90.0% -3.5% -4.3% -7.5% 1.5%
12 KC -4.1% 15 4.8% 10 5.7% 27 22.7% 20 -4.7% 13 52.7% -49.3% 18.3% -22.0% 15.7% 1.4%
13 SEA 10.0% 29 -5.9% 5 -7.9% 14 9.0% 9 -2.8% 19 17.0% 44.5% -23.4% 8.3% -15.0% -4.4%
14 NE 6.7% 26 -7.9% 3 -15.2% 5 -16.6% 2 -1.7% 21 -4.6% -38.6% -17.6% 10.3% -0.9% -14.2%
15 PHI -6.3% 12 19.0% 20 -1.4% 17 12.2% 13 -2.9% 18 -14.0% 54.4% 19.8% -4.2% 9.1% -6.6%
16 DAL 2.0% 18 7.2% 13 -9.0% 13 8.0% 8 -3.3% 16 -10.6% 31.2% 15.8% 5.5% 3.6% -14.8%
17 PIT 2.5% 20 27.0% 26 -7.8% 15 18.9% 15 3.1% 26 -38.1% 76.9% 6.1% 9.7% 14.9% -13.1%
18 HOU -6.7% 10 9.2% 16 13.3% 30 31.1% 25 -1.8% 20 19.4% 24.8% 47.7% -13.1% 4.3% 5.6%
19 NYJ -4.2% 14 26.4% 25 -5.4% 16 39.5% 28 -5.6% 11 13.2% 12.1% 83.8% -7.8% 30.5% -24.4%
20 IND -16.4% 5 8.7% 15 16.3% 31 11.1% 12 1.2% 24 -28.4% 19.6% 48.7% -13.8% 6.5% 10.8%
21 TEN -9.3% 9 37.7% 32 -10.0% 12 19.5% 16 -4.6% 14 28.4% 107.0% -55.9% -21.5% 20.5% -1.3%
22 NO 15.5% 31 4.8% 9 -1.4% 18 62.2% 32 -7.7% 9 56.9% 98.4% 53.6% 7.2% -11.5% -19.1%
23 MIA 4.1% 23 9.6% 17 6.4% 28 9.9% 10 5.1% 28 29.2% -7.7% -8.0% -4.1% 13.7% 9.5%
24 CAR 0.7% 17 6.2% 11 2.5% 22 32.8% 27 -5.5% 12 45.1% 47.8% 12.3% -14.4% 0.5% 0.0%
25 CIN 7.0% 27 0.1% 7 5.6% 26 20.0% 17 0.8% 23 3.2% 1.3% 41.0% 8.0% -0.1% -4.2%
26 NYG -15.6% 6 28.0% 27 2.3% 21 28.2% 24 -3.4% 15 31.2% -20.7% 49.5% -26.1% 37.1% -7.9%
27 SF 18.1% 32 21.8% 21 5.2% 24 52.6% 30 3.6% 27 51.6% 68.8% 46.5% 7.2% 11.5% -3.8%
28 GB 12.6% 30 30.4% 29 -0.2% 19 43.7% 29 6.2% 29 76.9% 30.2% 14.8% -4.0% 30.5% -3.7%
29 ATL 2.5% 21 25.7% 24 5.4% 25 15.7% 14 6.6% 30 7.3% 26.6% 19.0% 1.2% 25.5% 2.1%
30 TB 6.2% 25 35.8% 30 4.6% 23 32.2% 26 8.5% 31 40.6% 9.2% 36.2% -4.8% 41.2% -3.0%
31 DET 9.7% 28 22.8% 22 23.5% 32 27.5% 23 15.5% 32 20.0% 35.3% 30.3% 6.2% 19.1% 21.3%
32 OAK -6.4% 11 13.2% 19 12.1% 29 23.0% 21 2.1% 25 -7.0% 36.3% 39.7% -6.3% 7.6% 4.5%
NFL -2.4% 11.7% -4.9% 18.7% -4.6% 13.9% 30.4% 17.3% -6.6% 7.8% -10.2%