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WIDE RECEIVERS 2018

Regular season totals, through Week 6

Revised as of 10/16/2018

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.
  • Opponent adjustments are currently at 60 percent strength and will increase each week through Week 10.

Clicking on a player's name will bring you to his FO player page with advanced stats through the most recent season.

RECEIVING: Minimum 24 passes, 73 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Hopkins HOU 186 1 187 1 24.0% 13 24.2% 63 657 687 3 70% 1 2/43
A.Thielen MIN 181 2 166 5 14.8% 19 12.7% 81 712 801 4 72% 0 0/0
D.Jackson TB 177 3 181 2 56.8% 1 58.1% 31 501 469 3 68% 0 1/15
T.Hill KC 168 4 158 7 29.8% 5 27.3% 51 567 570 6 67% 0 0/0
M.Thomas NO 164 5 173 3 28.6% 6 30.8% 49 519 566 3 94% 2 0/0
R.Woods LAR 163 6 162 6 26.7% 9 26.4% 51 524 579 3 71% 0 2/6
B.Cooks LAR 158 7 155 8 37.1% 3 36.2% 39 506 492 1 72% 1 2/87
C.Ridley ATL 158 8 172 4 51.8% 2 57.6% 29 349 432 6 76% 1 2/59
M.Evans TB 136 9 154 9 26.0% 12 31.0% 44 484 488 3 75% 1 0/0
C.Kupp LAR 131 10 131 11 27.5% 8 27.5% 42 438 460 5 71% 0 0/0
K.Golladay DET 129 11 128 13 26.4% 10 26.2% 41 428 459 3 66% 0 0/0
J.Jones ATL 125 12 140 10 10.8% 26 13.8% 69 707 616 0 64% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 124 13 119 15 34.3% 4 32.7% 31 311 397 3 68% 0 1/41
T.Boyd CIN 113 14 129 12 15.8% 17 19.9% 52 455 490 4 71% 0 0/0
A.J.Green CIN 111 15 116 16 12.1% 22 13.2% 55 494 527 5 60% 2 2/52
D.Adams GB 110 16 120 14 9.1% 31 11.0% 71 557 576 6 66% 0 1/21
E.Sanders DEN 104 17 94 18 12.0% 23 9.6% 54 490 496 2 74% 0 0/0
T.Lockett SEA 100 18 100 17 28.2% 7 28.2% 32 360 345 5 72% 1 0/0
J.Nelson OAK 93 19 92 19 23.8% 14 23.6% 31 323 344 3 71% 0 1/13
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 91 20 82 20 5.2% 37 3.5% 63 561 551 2 67% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 77 21 77 22 15.5% 18 15.5% 35 294 336 2 74% 0 1/8
M.Williams LAC 75 22 70 23 26.1% 11 23.4% 26 253 269 3 62% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 71 23 70 24 9.3% 29 9.0% 38 294 366 2 55% 0 3/88
K.Stills MIA 69 24 66 26 22.1% 15 20.6% 26 276 265 3 58% 0 0/0
M.Sanu ATL 67 25 77 21 13.0% 21 16.9% 33 303 311 3 67% 0 1/4
D.Westbrook JAX 65 26 56 32 8.4% 33 5.6% 38 386 345 2 71% 2 0/0
D.Funchess CAR 64 27 69 25 9.9% 28 11.6% 36 312 325 2 64% 0 0/0
A.Cooper OAK 63 28 53 35 11.0% 25 7.2% 32 280 312 1 69% 0 0/0
K.Allen LAC 63 29 56 31 3.7% 40 2.0% 51 434 407 1 71% 1 0/0
D.Thomas DEN 62 30 55 34 5.2% 36 3.0% 43 330 375 3 65% 0 2/36
C.Hogan NE 61 31 63 29 18.9% 16 19.9% 23 221 247 2 65% 0 1/17
A.Wilson MIA 60 32 63 28 11.8% 24 12.9% 32 359 290 4 72% 0 0/0
W.Snead BAL 59 33 52 37 5.3% 35 3.3% 43 313 354 1 70% 0 1/28
S.Watkins KC 57 34 51 39 8.9% 32 6.5% 33 272 301 1 67% 0 1/11
A.Jeffery PHI 53 35 55 33 10.3% 27 11.0% 29 215 267 3 62% 1 1/16
S.Shepard NYG 53 36 64 27 3.6% 41 6.9% 43 341 345 2 72% 0 0/0
P.Richardson WAS 52 37 59 30 14.3% 20 18.3% 24 212 233 2 67% 0 1/22
A.Robinson CHI 52 38 53 36 3.1% 42 3.5% 38 281 342 2 63% 0 3/42
R.Grant IND 49 39 44 41 4.4% 38 2.6% 36 270 306 1 72% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 48 40 39 42 9.3% 30 5.4% 29 289 247 2 66% 1 0/0
Jo.Brown BAL 47 41 34 43 0.6% 44 -3.0% 47 424 359 3 45% 0 1/30
C.Kirk ARI 45 42 52 38 5.7% 34 8.4% 31 311 265 1 81% 0 1/17
K.Cole JAX 43 43 33 45 1.7% 43 -1.7% 39 336 305 1 64% 1 0/0
C.Godwin TB 42 44 47 40 4.3% 39 6.4% 31 249 265 4 68% 2 1/14
T.Gabriel CHI 36 45 34 44 0.2% 45 -0.2% 34 303 278 2 79% 0 1/29
M.Jones DET 35 46 24 48 0.2% 46 -3.7% 33 241 272 3 48% 0 2/23
G.Tate DET 33 47 28 46 -4.6% 48 -5.9% 51 431 379 3 65% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 17 48 26 47 -4.5% 47 -0.7% 29 190 199 2 66% 0 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 16 49 18 49 -9.7% 51 -9.4% 69 506 461 1 65% 0 2/45
A.Brown PIT 13 50 -10 59 -10.3% 53 -14.4% 72 478 478 6 56% 0 1/1
Ta.Taylor TEN 9 51 1 54 -7.9% 49 -12.2% 26 182 176 1 69% 1 0/0
C.Davis TEN 8 52 0 55 -10.5% 54 -12.6% 49 385 336 1 55% 1 2/37
K.Coutee HOU 8 53 14 50 -8.9% 50 -5.6% 27 193 176 1 74% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN 6 54 5 51 -10.0% 52 -10.2% 29 180 186 1 66% 0 0/0
D.Amendola MIA 5 55 5 52 -10.6% 55 -10.6% 31 210 202 0 77% 0 0/0
C.Sutton DEN 2 56 1 53 -11.7% 56 -12.2% 30 218 204 1 43% 0 2/19
J.Kearse NYJ 0 57 -6 56 -12.8% 57 -15.7% 27 165 162 0 59% 0 0/0
C.Rogers IND -4 58 -8 58 -13.8% 58 -15.1% 42 255 269 1 67% 0 1/5
R.Anderson NYJ -8 59 -11 60 -16.9% 61 -18.5% 26 270 144 3 54% 2 0/0
Tr.Taylor SF -12 60 -15 63 -19.7% 64 -21.4% 23 125 125 1 70% 0 1/6
S.Diggs MIN -13 61 -7 57 -15.4% 59 -14.2% 60 435 366 3 67% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree BAL -15 62 -30 66 -16.1% 60 -19.3% 55 343 343 2 55% 0 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -16 63 -12 61 -20.3% 65 -18.3% 29 199 150 1 55% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief JAX -21 64 -34 67 -19.4% 63 -23.6% 40 253 218 2 45% 0 0/0
N.Agholor PHI -24 65 -13 62 -19.2% 62 -16.2% 48 360 266 1 67% 1 0/0
R.Cobb GB -27 66 -21 64 -25.5% 67 -23.0% 27 196 130 1 63% 1 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI -29 67 -24 65 -23.5% 66 -21.4% 35 215 176 0 63% 0 1/2
Z.Pascal IND -34 68 -38 68 -28.9% 69 -30.4% 27 124 122 1 52% 0 0/0
P.Garcon SF -45 69 -47 69 -28.2% 68 -29.2% 39 225 167 0 51% 0 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ -63 70 -60 70 -30.6% 71 -29.6% 43 287 193 1 51% 2 1/5
K.Benjamin BUF -72 71 -76 71 -43.0% 72 -44.5% 32 146 87 1 31% 0 1/20
J.Landry CLE -84 72 -86 72 -28.9% 70 -29.2% 66 392 297 1 47% 0 1/24
A.Callaway CLE -128 73 -126 73 -55.2% 73 -54.3% 39 186 56 1 38% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-23 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Williams LAC 112 102 49.5% 43.7% 23 310 313 3 70% 1 0/0
M.Goodwin SF 83 82 63.7% 63.2% 14 180 211 3 64% 0 0/0
T.Pryor NYJ 79 79 35.0% 35.0% 22 235 251 2 64% 0 0/0
J.Gordon 2TM 47 45 17.0% 15.5% 18 141 200 2 56% 0 2/55
E.St. Brown GB 47 54 76.3% 90.2% 6 108 112 0 67% 0 1/21
D.Moore SEA 46 46 44.3% 44.4% 10 124 133 3 70% 1 0/0
M.Johnson IND 45 45 63.8% 62.9% 8 102 115 1 75% 0 0/0
T.Smith NO 44 50 65.9% 76.3% 7 129 111 2 57% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown SEA 44 38 51.9% 43.8% 10 73 120 2 70% 0 0/0
T.Sharpe TEN 37 34 18.1% 15.8% 15 121 153 1 60% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA 37 34 11.1% 9.3% 21 184 180 2 67% 0 0/0
D.Pettis SF 34 37 45.4% 50.3% 7 96 99 1 43% 0 1/15
M.Valdes-Scantling GB 34 47 10.3% 19.1% 21 212 171 1 57% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE 32 40 5.4% 10.4% 23 244 190 1 70% 1 0/0
T.Austin DAL 30 33 22.9% 25.4% 10 130 115 2 70% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 28 30 37.2% 39.4% 9 107 88 1 67% 0 0/0
D.J.Moore CAR 28 28 16.7% 16.9% 13 162 119 1 77% 1 0/0
C.Meredith NO 25 29 22.7% 27.8% 10 114 95 1 90% 1 1/14
A.Robinson MIN 24 24 47.0% 47.2% 5 42 69 2 60% 0 0/0
B.Ellington HOU 23 19 14.6% 10.0% 12 92 102 1 67% 0 0/0
K.Bourne SF 21 17 2.4% -0.4% 18 120 147 2 56% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK 20 17 -0.7% -2.5% 21 138 168 1 71% 0 0/0
A.Carr NO 20 21 22.0% 23.4% 7 62 76 0 71% 0 1/25
D.Ratley CLE 17 20 14.6% 18.2% 8 82 77 0 75% 0 0/0
C.Conley KC 16 15 -0.6% -1.8% 18 98 135 2 67% 1 1/31
DA.Thomas KC 14 12 20.1% 15.9% 5 29 54 1 60% 0 0/0
J.Edelman NE 13 13 -2.2% -2.8% 16 111 124 1 69% 0 0/0
M.Hall ATL 12 12 12.4% 12.4% 6 64 56 0 83% 0 0/0
T.Smith CAR 7 17 -8.2% -2.4% 21 110 147 2 57% 0 1/16
C.Latimer NYG 7 13 -2.7% 5.6% 9 108 68 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Patterson NE 7 6 -6.7% -7.6% 15 114 105 2 73% 0 0/0
M.Bryant OAK 4 0 -10.1% -12.9% 22 220 145 0 64% 1 0/0
D.Robinson KC 4 4 -4.0% -4.4% 6 34 40 1 50% 0 0/0
D.Thompson DAL 3 3 -10.6% -10.0% 17 103 107 0 71% 0 0/0
A.Miller CHI 1 0 -11.4% -12.6% 15 89 93 2 60% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -2 -6 -15.5% -20.6% 10 65 58 0 80% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA -3 -5 -14.6% -16.4% 17 133 105 0 71% 0 0/0
A.Erickson CIN -3 0 -17.5% -13.0% 8 40 49 0 75% 0 1/14
J.Crowder WAS -4 6 -15.2% -9.0% 20 134 119 1 65% 0 0/0
K.Aiken PHI -5 -4 -23.9% -21.1% 7 53 30 0 86% 0 0/0
R.Shepard NYG -6 -5 -21.5% -20.3% 8 61 43 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Reynolds LAR -7 -11 -29.1% -36.8% 6 37 26 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Willies CLE -8 -10 -36.3% -40.5% 5 61 16 0 60% 1 0/0
R.Switzer PIT -9 -10 -19.7% -20.5% 15 67 87 1 87% 0 0/0
J.Ross CIN -14 -11 -25.2% -22.5% 15 79 72 2 47% 0 0/0
T.Patrick DEN -17 -17 -55.9% -56.6% 5 32 7 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Davis NYG -19 -20 -52.8% -54.7% 6 27 11 0 33% 0 0/0
T.J.Jones DET -19 -21 -56.0% -58.7% 5 10 8 0 40% 0 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI -20 -16 -53.8% -47.1% 5 13 10 0 40% 0 1/14
M.Gallup DAL -21 -22 -27.7% -28.7% 17 109 82 0 41% 0 1/10
A.Humphries TB -22 -9 -25.0% -17.9% 23 183 111 0 70% 0 0/0
B.Marshall SEA -22 -20 -26.0% -24.9% 23 136 103 1 48% 0 0/0
J.Washington PIT -27 -31 -36.6% -40.5% 14 49 51 1 36% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL -28 -25 -54.9% -50.0% 8 37 13 0 50% 0 0/0
DJ Chark JAX -29 -35 -44.1% -50.6% 11 87 32 0 36% 1 0/0
J.Hunter PIT -30 -33 -74.2% -78.9% 6 6 -5 0 17% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO -34 -26 -32.0% -27.5% 22 135 93 2 55% 1 0/0
R.Matthews TEN -35 -36 -91.5% -91.7% 6 11 -16 0 50% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF -39 -33 -45.9% -41.1% 17 90 38 0 47% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LAC -39 -42 -98.0% -103.8% 6 3 -20 0 33% 0 0/0
J.Wright CAR -44 -34 -37.3% -31.8% 22 120 80 1 59% 1 0/0
R.Foster BUF -49 -48 -87.5% -85.9% 8 11 -19 0 13% 0 0/0
J.Doctson WAS -50 -46 -42.5% -40.3% 19 68 62 0 42% 0 2/15
A.Hurns DAL -50 -48 -41.0% -39.8% 22 84 70 1 36% 0 0/0
M.Harris WAS -55 -46 -69.4% -59.8% 12 60 -2 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Williams ARI -79 -78 -63.2% -62.9% 21 58 11 1 24% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
R.Woods LAR 45 1 45 1 84.5% 8 83.8% 7 84 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 40 2 41 2 319.2% 1 335.6% 2 53 1 0
C.Patterson NE 35 3 30 6 100.6% 4 80.5% 6 32 0 0
T.Austin DAL 34 4 34 3 66.4% 9 66.5% 6 55 0 0
T.Gabriel CHI 33 5 32 5 90.6% 6 84.9% 5 36 0 0
K.Allen LAC 32 6 34 4 156.6% 2 166.6% 4 46 0 0
S.Diggs MIN 30 7 30 7 91.2% 5 90.4% 5 43 0 0
D.J.Moore CAR 22 8 23 8 60.4% 11 64.5% 4 46 0 0
C.Kupp LAR 17 9 17 9 28.8% 15 32.1% 4 25 0 0
T.Hill KC 16 10 15 11 -3.7% 21 -5.6% 8 37 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 15 11 14 12 34.4% 13 31.0% 3 35 0 0
B.Cooks LAR 12 12 11 14 58.1% 12 55.8% 2 16 0 0
M.Williams LAC 11 13 11 15 88.2% 7 90.3% 2 13 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 11 14 10 17 22.9% 16 20.5% 3 18 0 0
N.Agholor PHI 10 15 17 10 151.5% 3 272.7% 2 18 0 0
C.Kirk ARI 10 16 11 16 17.8% 18 19.6% 2 12 0 0
C.Ridley ATL 10 17 9 18 6.6% 20 0.6% 3 13 0 0
T.Ginn NO 9 18 12 13 18.3% 17 36.3% 3 26 0 0
O.Beckham NYG 8 19 5 21 64.6% 10 22.6% 3 9 0 0
S.Watkins KC 7 20 4 23 -17.1% 23 -27.6% 4 50 0 1
T.Williams LAC 6 21 8 19 28.8% 14 46.3% 2 15 0 0
A.Callaway CLE 5 22 2 24 6.7% 19 -25.8% 2 7 0 0
C.Moore BAL 4 23 5 20 -4.5% 22 1.1% 2 5 0 0
A.Wilson MIA 2 24 4 22 -31.9% 24 -24.2% 6 12 0 0
D.Westbrook JAX -2 25 -2 26 -60.0% 26 -56.5% 2 5 0 0
R.Switzer PIT -3 26 1 25 -55.3% 25 -34.1% 4 14 0 0
Jo.Brown BAL -3 27 -4 27 -66.0% 27 -75.5% 2 4 0 0
K.Coutee HOU -5 28 -8 29 -70.5% 28 -93.6% 3 0 0 0
M.Goodwin SF -8 29 -5 28 -76.2% 29 -63.8% 3 7 0 0