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WIDE RECEIVERS 2018

Regular season totals, through Week 13

Revised as of 12/4/2018

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.

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, 66 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Thomas NO 402 1 425 1 32.6% 2 35.2% 105 1,120 1,317 8 87% 2 6/80
T.Hill KC 335 2 309 2 31.0% 3 27.6% 100 1,119 1,119 11 66% 0 0/0
T.Lockett SEA 302 3 309 3 54.3% 1 55.9% 56 713 812 9 79% 1 3/110
D.Hopkins HOU 301 4 294 4 20.5% 7 19.7% 114 1,115 1,183 8 70% 2 2/43
B.Cooks LAR 282 5 280 6 26.4% 4 26.1% 90 1,027 1,002 3 70% 1 3/124
A.Thielen MIN 278 6 258 10 13.0% 22 11.1% 136 1,166 1,294 9 72% 1 1/3
K.Allen LAC 277 7 250 12 19.9% 8 16.7% 113 996 1,101 5 73% 1 0/0
T.Boyd CIN 269 8 272 8 23.6% 6 24.1% 97 938 1,000 6 71% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB 266 9 275 7 19.4% 9 20.4% 105 1,121 1,070 5 63% 1 2/28
D.Adams GB 253 10 280 5 13.7% 20 16.6% 127 1,115 1,152 11 67% 0 2/47
R.Woods LAR 246 11 251 11 18.0% 12 18.7% 99 971 1,014 5 65% 0 4/18
J.Jones ATL 242 12 270 9 10.4% 26 13.0% 133 1,322 1,213 3 65% 2 3/98
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 228 13 177 15 10.6% 25 5.4% 119 1,104 1,134 4 70% 0 1/17
T.Y.Hilton IND 215 14 233 13 17.0% 13 19.5% 86 787 908 6 62% 0 5/137
K.Golladay DET 210 15 213 14 16.0% 17 16.4% 91 854 905 5 60% 1 3/73
A.Cooper 2TM 166 16 165 17 14.9% 18 14.9% 72 704 734 4 72% 1 1/13
C.Godwin TB 163 17 166 16 18.5% 11 19.0% 67 676 666 5 73% 3 1/14
S.Watkins KC 162 18 143 21 24.2% 5 19.8% 55 519 597 3 73% 0 3/34
D.Jackson TB 150 19 148 18 13.0% 21 12.6% 71 750 697 4 56% 0 3/57
A.J.Green CIN 148 20 139 24 11.3% 24 9.9% 77 694 721 6 60% 2 2/52
J.Gordon 2TM 144 21 139 25 16.1% 16 15.2% 61 622 619 4 57% 0 3/75
M.Sanu ATL 142 22 139 26 16.2% 15 15.5% 62 583 610 3 73% 1 3/42
C.Ridley ATL 141 23 142 22 12.1% 23 12.2% 71 647 673 8 70% 2 2/59
C.Kupp LAR 139 24 140 23 18.6% 10 18.8% 56 566 566 6 71% 0 0/0
M.Jones DET 134 25 128 29 14.2% 19 12.8% 62 508 605 5 56% 0 4/104
D.J.Moore CAR 133 26 147 19 16.8% 14 19.8% 56 609 564 2 75% 1 2/30
O.Beckham NYG 132 27 144 20 0.6% 35 1.7% 124 1,052 1,008 6 62% 0 5/79
A.Brown PIT 129 28 55 40 -0.7% 38 -7.6% 136 1,028 1,071 12 60% 0 2/2
D.Thomas 2TM 125 29 90 33 9.6% 27 3.4% 70 533 641 5 66% 0 2/36
E.Sanders DEN 118 30 103 31 2.7% 32 0.7% 98 866 797 4 72% 0 0/0
A.Humphries TB 115 31 130 28 8.5% 28 11.2% 72 606 606 5 74% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery PHI 114 32 134 27 8.5% 29 12.3% 65 489 605 4 66% 1 4/93
C.Sutton DEN 91 33 84 34 6.5% 31 5.0% 59 558 523 3 47% 0 3/25
S.Shepard NYG 89 34 103 30 2.3% 33 4.6% 76 638 615 3 68% 0 1/4
C.Davis TEN 84 35 66 36 -1.2% 39 -3.7% 91 744 726 4 57% 1 4/86
J.Nelson OAK 82 36 78 35 6.9% 30 5.9% 51 450 462 3 69% 0 2/30
A.Robinson CHI 78 37 95 32 0.4% 36 3.2% 71 573 603 4 58% 0 6/68
A.Miller CHI 55 38 66 37 1.1% 34 3.9% 50 399 404 6 60% 0 1/43
C.Kirk ARI 52 39 51 42 -2.8% 40 -3.0% 68 590 501 3 63% 0 1/17
D.Baldwin SEA 51 40 45 43 -0.2% 37 -1.8% 50 388 411 2 74% 0 2/10
J.Edelman NE 48 41 51 41 -3.8% 41 -3.3% 69 535 515 3 68% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 38 42 62 38 -5.1% 42 -0.3% 64 468 466 2 75% 0 1/8
D.Funchess CAR 34 43 56 39 -6.6% 44 -2.8% 71 526 513 4 59% 0 0/0
D.Amendola MIA 31 44 35 44 -6.1% 43 -5.4% 62 469 438 1 77% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown BAL 22 45 9 48 -9.1% 45 -11.1% 79 651 530 4 46% 0 2/63
D.Westbrook JAX 18 46 24 45 -9.5% 46 -8.5% 71 552 490 4 65% 2 0/0
T.Gabriel CHI 4 47 15 47 -12.0% 47 -10.2% 76 544 509 2 71% 1 3/92
L.Fitzgerald ARI 2 48 -2 51 -12.3% 49 -13.0% 77 508 495 5 61% 0 1/2
M.Valdes-Scantling GB 2 49 20 46 -12.2% 48 -7.6% 51 432 325 2 53% 0 0/0
S.Diggs MIN -3 50 1 50 -13.0% 50 -12.5% 119 839 773 6 71% 0 1/10
D.Moncrief JAX -3 51 -6 52 -13.3% 51 -13.8% 71 561 444 3 52% 0 0/0
A.Callaway CLE -13 52 -19 55 -15.2% 52 -16.4% 65 472 398 3 51% 1 2/71
C.Rogers IND -14 53 -22 56 -16.0% 54 -17.8% 54 353 326 1 69% 0 1/5
J.Doctson WAS -15 54 2 49 -15.8% 53 -12.3% 62 385 383 2 56% 0 2/15
K.Cole JAX -18 55 -19 54 -16.8% 56 -17.0% 53 393 320 1 58% 2 1/15
Z.Jones BUF -21 56 -28 58 -16.6% 55 -18.0% 69 459 389 4 59% 1 0/0
W.Snead BAL -28 57 -23 57 -17.0% 57 -16.2% 80 507 480 1 64% 0 2/38
M.Gallup DAL -29 58 -7 53 -20.3% 59 -14.5% 49 380 267 1 47% 0 1/10
M.Crabtree BAL -48 59 -50 59 -19.1% 58 -19.4% 89 536 531 3 54% 0 3/48
R.Anderson NYJ -63 60 -59 60 -28.4% 62 -27.3% 54 416 233 3 50% 2 0/0
K.Benjamin BUF -84 61 -99 64 -30.4% 63 -33.7% 62 354 261 1 37% 0 3/36
G.Tate 2TM -99 62 -72 61 -25.7% 60 -22.0% 97 699 476 4 65% 2 0/0
J.Kearse NYJ -102 63 -128 65 -33.1% 64 -38.3% 65 297 256 1 46% 0 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ -115 64 -92 62 -35.0% 65 -30.6% 65 427 250 1 54% 2 1/5
J.Landry CLE -127 65 -134 66 -26.4% 61 -27.2% 119 733 562 2 55% 0 1/24
N.Agholor PHI -141 66 -96 63 -35.9% 66 -28.4% 79 534 286 1 65% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 8-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Williams LAC 179 168 43.4% 40.0% 42 471 525 7 64% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 175 186 33.4% 36.2% 45 503 567 4 71% 0 2/79
T.Williams LAC 149 142 30.4% 28.3% 44 533 502 5 66% 1 0/0
T.Smith NO 125 120 31.8% 30.0% 34 371 412 4 65% 0 0/0
C.Hogan NE 119 120 23.8% 24.0% 38 400 441 2 71% 0 2/25
Ja.Brown SEA 100 92 73.6% 66.1% 16 150 242 5 69% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin SF 96 90 25.4% 23.1% 32 339 346 4 53% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE 91 94 20.9% 21.9% 35 377 357 3 71% 1 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 87 91 37.1% 39.6% 24 281 271 2 71% 0 0/0
C.Conley KC 81 74 13.9% 11.9% 38 248 366 5 66% 1 2/57
D.Moore SEA 77 81 16.3% 18.0% 37 413 330 5 59% 2 0/0
K.Stills MIA 70 69 8.0% 7.8% 43 369 378 5 56% 0 1/7
A.Robinson MIN 63 61 18.0% 17.2% 26 187 259 4 58% 0 1/13
D.Pettis SF 57 71 12.9% 19.5% 28 314 263 4 57% 0 1/15
A.Wilson MIA 55 62 7.7% 10.2% 35 391 300 4 74% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 54 44 11.6% 7.0% 30 303 263 2 67% 1 0/0
C.Samuel CAR 52 70 5.8% 12.4% 36 284 306 4 69% 0 1/11
R.Shepard NYG 50 46 45.0% 41.2% 11 149 143 1 64% 0 0/0
T.Sharpe TEN 49 53 2.2% 3.3% 41 310 343 2 61% 0 1/7
J.Reynolds LAR 48 39 10.8% 6.1% 25 197 238 3 60% 0 0/0
M.Johnson IND 44 44 61.9% 61.9% 8 102 114 1 75% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK 43 32 -0.8% -3.9% 46 344 362 2 65% 0 1/6
B.LaFell OAK 42 46 22.4% 25.9% 16 135 160 2 75% 0 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 41 29 2.4% -2.0% 35 318 282 1 69% 1 0/0
P.Richardson WAS 40 51 1.4% 5.3% 35 262 289 2 57% 0 2/62
A.Carr NO 39 44 23.4% 28.0% 13 97 144 2 69% 0 1/25
T.Pryor 2TM 37 37 3.9% 3.6% 30 252 239 2 53% 0 0/0
R.Switzer PIT 37 21 0.4% -5.4% 35 223 286 1 83% 0 1/28
K.Kirkwood NO 33 30 17.6% 14.8% 13 113 137 2 54% 0 0/0
T.Austin DAL 28 32 19.9% 24.7% 10 130 111 2 70% 0 0/0
K.Bourne SF 27 21 -5.1% -6.8% 47 317 334 3 62% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL 25 26 5.6% 6.0% 18 164 149 0 83% 0 0/0
R.Foster BUF 25 20 4.3% 1.1% 19 237 157 1 37% 0 0/0
M.Hall ATL 25 25 12.3% 12.3% 13 139 118 1 69% 0 0/0
C.Meredith NO 23 28 19.9% 26.8% 10 114 92 1 90% 1 1/14
P.Dorsett NE 23 42 -4.3% 2.8% 37 256 255 2 73% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 23 16 3.3% -1.2% 18 133 144 1 67% 0 0/0
R.Grant IND 22 19 -6.3% -7.1% 43 294 309 1 70% 0 0/0
T.Quinn WAS 20 21 12.5% 13.9% 10 75 95 1 90% 0 0/0
T.Smith CAR 19 27 -3.8% -0.4% 27 171 206 2 59% 0 1/16
C.Batson TEN 18 13 8.1% 2.9% 11 88 97 0 73% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA 17 23 -6.0% -4.0% 34 268 238 2 62% 0 1/3
M.Bryant OAK 15 11 -5.8% -7.6% 27 266 195 0 70% 1 0/0
B.Perriman CLE 14 10 1.3% -3.1% 13 107 105 0 62% 0 0/0
C.Patterson NE 12 15 -4.6% -3.1% 20 173 143 2 75% 0 0/0
R.James SF 12 13 8.3% 10.2% 8 94 62 0 63% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS 12 16 -6.3% -3.6% 24 170 163 1 71% 0 1/13
D.Inman IND 11 11 -7.2% -7.6% 27 181 188 1 70% 0 0/0
I.McKenzie BUF 10 12 2.7% 5.0% 8 71 70 0 88% 0 0/0
T.J.Jones DET 8 9 -4.1% -3.8% 13 103 93 0 69% 0 0/0
C.Latimer NYG 7 12 -3.0% 4.7% 9 108 67 0 67% 0 0/0
D.Burnett NYJ 3 5 -8.4% -5.2% 8 70 55 0 63% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 1 3 -11.9% -11.0% 24 176 147 0 54% 0 1/16
D.Ratley CLE -4 -7 -15.5% -17.0% 20 144 119 0 65% 0 0/0
K.Coutee HOU -5 4 -14.5% -11.4% 41 287 235 1 68% 0 0/0
P.Garcon SF -7 -22 -14.7% -19.2% 45 286 261 1 53% 0 0/0
D.Parker MIA -8 -12 -15.3% -16.9% 36 278 223 1 58% 0 0/0
J.Wright CAR -8 4 -15.3% -11.4% 39 301 243 1 72% 2 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI -10 -13 -19.4% -21.5% 19 91 107 1 58% 0 0/0
C.Core CIN -11 -18 -21.7% -27.4% 16 84 83 1 44% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LAC -12 -17 -22.9% -27.1% 16 107 80 1 50% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN -13 -11 -16.1% -15.5% 47 279 286 1 66% 0 2/22
A.Hurns DAL -13 -2 -17.8% -13.4% 32 228 188 2 53% 1 0/0
E.St. Brown GB -16 6 -20.5% -9.5% 25 215 144 0 52% 0 1/21
Tr.Taylor SF -17 -19 -20.2% -21.2% 30 161 156 1 67% 0 1/6
T.Patrick DEN -19 -18 -36.7% -35.5% 11 73 37 1 36% 0 0/0
D.Thompson 2TM -20 -15 -23.6% -21.0% 24 136 118 0 63% 0 0/0
B.Marshall SEA -20 -23 -24.9% -26.4% 23 136 106 1 48% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB -22 -30 -19.2% -21.6% 43 285 245 1 67% 1 1/9
B.Fowler NYG -26 -21 -35.6% -31.2% 15 103 54 0 60% 1 0/0
M.Ateman OAK -28 -48 -32.2% -46.3% 19 82 74 1 47% 0 0/0
J.Ross CIN -30 -43 -22.7% -26.9% 39 189 202 5 41% 0 0/0
A.Roberts NYJ -31 -33 -57.1% -58.9% 10 35 11 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL -34 -22 -45.1% -33.8% 13 74 35 0 62% 0 0/0
M.Floyd WAS -36 -32 -47.1% -42.9% 13 62 32 0 38% 0 0/0
Z.Pascal IND -38 -42 -28.9% -30.5% 30 147 135 1 57% 0 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI -40 -38 -49.5% -47.3% 12 21 29 0 33% 0 2/40
A.Tate CIN -40 -50 -70.0% -84.2% 9 20 -2 0 33% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO -41 -27 -35.7% -28.2% 22 135 83 2 55% 1 0/0
B.Ellington 2TM -50 -47 -30.3% -29.1% 38 207 158 1 71% 0 0/0
A.Erickson CIN -51 -45 -53.3% -48.1% 16 46 27 0 56% 0 1/14
J.Hunter PIT -52 -65 -62.2% -74.7% 13 21 9 0 23% 0 0/0
J.Washington PIT -65 -83 -45.5% -54.3% 25 77 65 1 32% 0 0/0
M.Harris WAS -68 -59 -32.7% -30.1% 44 291 176 0 61% 0 0/0
DJ Chark JAX -75 -82 -43.2% -46.0% 30 174 89 0 47% 1 0/0
C.Williams ARI -91 -91 -51.3% -50.9% 31 113 58 1 35% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 4 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
D.J.Moore CAR 72 1 71 1 76.7% 6 76.2% 11 150 0 1
R.Woods LAR 67 2 63 2 47.1% 11 41.6% 15 122 0 0
J.Edelman NE 64 3 63 3 118.1% 2 114.4% 7 83 0 0
T.Hill KC 62 4 62 4 35.5% 14 35.7% 15 118 0 0
C.Patterson NE 60 5 59 5 -14.0% 21 -14.4% 38 162 1 0
C.Samuel CAR 55 6 55 6 146.8% 1 147.7% 6 76 2 0
I.McKenzie BUF 40 7 42 8 106.4% 4 112.4% 5 40 1 0
K.Allen LAC 40 8 42 7 84.7% 5 90.9% 7 75 0 0
B.Cooks LAR 39 9 40 9 62.9% 9 65.9% 7 41 1 0
T.Austin DAL 35 10 34 10 69.9% 7 64.8% 6 55 0 0
T.Gabriel CHI 32 11 33 11 41.4% 12 42.0% 8 53 0 0
D.Westbrook JAX 32 12 29 16 19.4% 19 13.9% 7 69 0 0
C.Davis TEN 32 13 29 15 109.4% 3 96.5% 4 54 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 29 14 32 13 32.0% 15 38.8% 9 58 0 0
S.Diggs MIN 27 15 30 14 52.2% 10 61.7% 8 48 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 27 16 32 12 64.1% 8 84.9% 4 53 1 0
D.Jackson TB 18 17 24 17 25.2% 17 43.5% 5 25 1 0
C.Kupp LAR 18 18 17 18 35.7% 13 30.6% 4 25 0 0
C.Moore BAL 17 19 17 19 30.2% 16 29.2% 4 22 0 0
C.Ridley ATL 16 20 16 20 11.3% 20 11.6% 6 27 0 0
O.Beckham NYG 11 21 11 21 21.9% 18 18.2% 5 19 0 0
A.Wilson MIA 10 22 10 22 -15.3% 22 -15.4% 8 16 0 0
M.Williams LAC 5 23 7 23 -15.7% 23 -3.9% 4 16 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 4 24 4 24 -21.7% 24 -22.2% 4 30 0 0
S.Watkins KC 0 25 2 25 -38.4% 25 -33.4% 5 52 0 1
R.Switzer PIT -1 26 0 26 -41.9% 26 -40.3% 5 18 0 0
T.Benjamin LAC -4 27 -3 27 -62.0% 27 -55.7% 4 16 0 0
M.Goodwin SF -8 28 -5 28 -71.5% 28 -60.2% 4 9 0 0