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WIDE RECEIVERS 2018

Regular season totals, through Week 14

Revised as of 12/11/2018

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.

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RECEIVING: Minimum 50 passes, 71 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Thomas NO 409 1 439 1 28.4% 3 31.4% 118 1,218 1,416 8 86% 2 6/80
T.Hill KC 376 2 332 2 30.5% 2 25.5% 114 1,258 1,264 11 65% 0 0/0
T.Lockett SEA 329 3 331 3 52.3% 1 52.7% 62 755 899 9 79% 1 4/141
A.Thielen MIN 300 4 278 9 13.5% 21 11.6% 143 1,236 1,374 9 72% 1 1/3
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 294 5 239 14 14.4% 18 9.4% 132 1,234 1,318 6 69% 0 1/17
J.Jones ATL 290 6 314 4 12.9% 24 15.0% 144 1,428 1,352 5 65% 2 3/98
M.Evans TB 288 7 304 6 20.3% 9 22.2% 111 1,207 1,134 5 63% 1 2/28
D.Hopkins HOU 284 8 277 10 16.2% 15 15.4% 124 1,151 1,220 9 68% 2 2/43
K.Allen LAC 278 9 259 12 17.5% 13 15.4% 122 1,074 1,159 6 72% 1 0/0
T.Boyd CIN 275 10 279 8 22.2% 7 22.8% 103 990 1,046 6 70% 0 0/0
A.Cooper 2TM 271 11 271 11 26.1% 4 26.0% 85 921 970 7 73% 1 1/13
T.Y.Hilton IND 269 12 293 7 20.1% 10 23.1% 98 986 1,064 6 63% 0 5/137
D.Adams GB 267 13 305 5 13.1% 23 16.8% 138 1,196 1,236 12 67% 0 2/47
B.Cooks LAR 265 14 257 13 21.7% 8 20.7% 97 1,049 1,020 3 68% 1 3/124
R.Woods LAR 235 15 225 15 13.5% 22 12.4% 112 1,032 1,078 5 63% 0 4/18
K.Golladay DET 216 16 210 16 15.5% 16 14.8% 95 859 941 5 60% 1 4/98
J.Gordon 2TM 186 17 188 17 20.0% 11 20.2% 69 718 740 4 58% 0 4/116
M.Sanu ATL 161 18 155 18 16.2% 14 15.2% 70 637 691 3 73% 1 3/42
S.Watkins KC 160 19 144 22 23.8% 5 20.1% 55 519 594 3 73% 0 3/34
D.Jackson TB 156 20 149 20 13.9% 20 12.8% 71 750 706 4 56% 0 3/57
A.J.Green CIN 151 21 141 23 11.8% 25 10.2% 77 694 726 6 60% 2 2/52
D.J.Moore CAR 145 22 154 19 15.2% 17 16.9% 64 676 636 2 73% 1 3/40
K.Stills MIA 144 23 138 26 22.7% 6 21.0% 52 504 545 6 62% 0 1/7
O.Beckham NYG 140 24 147 21 1.3% 34 2.0% 124 1,052 1,019 6 62% 0 5/79
C.Ridley ATL 137 25 133 27 10.3% 26 9.5% 75 657 690 8 68% 2 2/59
C.Kupp LAR 137 26 140 25 18.1% 12 18.9% 56 566 563 6 71% 0 0/0
M.Jones DET 135 27 129 29 14.2% 19 13.1% 62 508 606 5 56% 0 4/104
A.Brown PIT 123 28 47 44 -1.9% 39 -8.5% 143 1,063 1,105 12 60% 0 2/2
A.Jeffery PHI 122 29 141 24 7.3% 27 10.4% 74 539 678 5 66% 1 4/93
D.Thomas 2TM 119 30 91 33 7.0% 28 2.4% 76 581 669 5 66% 0 2/36
A.Humphries TB 118 31 132 28 6.8% 29 9.1% 80 648 658 5 71% 0 0/0
E.Sanders DEN 111 32 104 30 1.8% 31 1.0% 98 866 787 4 72% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN 96 33 83 35 -0.3% 37 -1.9% 94 765 770 4 57% 1 5/106
J.Nelson OAK 89 34 82 36 6.2% 30 4.7% 58 498 518 3 71% 0 2/30
S.Shepard NYG 89 35 103 31 1.4% 33 3.6% 82 655 648 4 66% 0 1/4
C.Godwin TB 81 36 89 34 0.5% 35 1.9% 77 689 617 5 65% 4 2/23
J.Edelman NE 70 37 78 37 -1.9% 38 -0.5% 81 621 629 4 69% 0 0/0
A.Robinson CHI 62 38 92 32 -3.5% 43 1.0% 79 615 635 4 58% 0 7/75
S.Roberts OAK 58 39 48 43 1.4% 32 -1.0% 53 420 419 2 66% 0 1/6
C.Kirk ARI 54 40 53 41 -2.2% 41 -2.6% 68 590 505 3 63% 0 1/17
C.Sutton DEN 54 41 52 42 -2.4% 42 -2.8% 65 572 511 3 46% 0 3/25
D.Baldwin SEA 53 42 46 45 0.3% 36 -1.5% 50 388 414 2 74% 0 2/10
D.Westbrook JAX 46 43 58 40 -5.6% 44 -3.7% 81 640 596 5 65% 2 0/0
A.Miller CHI 43 44 61 39 -2.1% 40 2.5% 51 399 392 6 59% 0 1/43
C.Beasley DAL 35 45 61 38 -6.2% 46 -1.3% 68 486 489 2 74% 0 1/8
D.Amendola MIA 31 46 34 47 -6.2% 45 -5.7% 63 479 440 1 78% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown BAL 26 47 11 52 -8.7% 49 -11.0% 85 674 571 5 45% 0 2/63
S.Diggs MIN 23 48 17 51 -10.3% 52 -11.0% 125 915 851 6 70% 0 1/10
K.Bourne SF 21 49 17 50 -7.4% 47 -8.3% 51 339 353 3 61% 0 0/0
M.Valdes-Scantling GB 19 50 31 49 -8.2% 48 -5.3% 53 451 370 2 55% 0 1/6
D.Funchess CAR 19 51 38 46 -9.5% 50 -6.2% 74 526 507 4 57% 0 0/0
J.Doctson WAS 14 52 33 48 -10.0% 51 -6.4% 67 469 453 2 58% 0 2/15
W.Snead BAL 1 53 4 53 -12.6% 53 -12.1% 87 568 565 1 64% 0 2/38
L.Fitzgerald ARI -4 54 -1 54 -13.3% 54 -12.8% 86 563 545 5 60% 0 1/2
L.Treadwell MIN -10 55 -11 56 -15.2% 55 -15.4% 50 295 309 1 68% 0 2/22
R.Cobb GB -14 56 -24 61 -16.4% 57 -18.8% 49 328 291 2 69% 1 1/9
A.Callaway CLE -18 57 -22 58 -16.1% 56 -16.9% 66 472 395 3 52% 1 2/71
C.Rogers IND -25 58 -22 59 -17.9% 61 -17.3% 60 389 348 1 70% 0 1/5
T.Gabriel CHI -26 59 -10 55 -16.6% 58 -14.1% 83 566 511 2 69% 1 3/92
D.Moncrief JAX -29 60 -20 57 -17.3% 60 -15.8% 81 608 467 3 52% 0 0/0
K.Cole JAX -31 61 -23 60 -19.2% 62 -17.4% 60 448 344 1 57% 2 1/15
M.Crabtree BAL -32 62 -38 64 -16.8% 59 -17.6% 93 567 581 3 55% 0 3/48
R.Anderson NYJ -37 63 -31 62 -20.7% 64 -19.3% 61 492 323 4 51% 2 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -38 64 -48 65 -19.2% 63 -20.9% 78 481 418 4 56% 1 1/33
M.Gallup DAL -54 65 -33 63 -24.8% 65 -20.1% 58 404 280 1 47% 0 1/10
K.Benjamin BUF -76 66 -97 68 -28.7% 68 -33.3% 62 354 273 1 37% 0 3/36
J.Kearse NYJ -92 67 -128 71 -30.5% 69 -37.6% 67 307 283 1 46% 0 0/0
G.Tate 2TM -113 68 -82 66 -27.0% 67 -23.1% 100 706 474 4 64% 2 0/0
N.Agholor PHI -122 69 -83 67 -31.9% 70 -25.8% 82 583 337 1 65% 1 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ -123 70 -100 69 -35.2% 71 -30.9% 69 449 263 1 55% 2 1/5
J.Landry CLE -124 71 -126 70 -25.7% 66 -25.9% 123 792 589 3 56% 1 1/24

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 9-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Williams LAC 184 173 38.4% 35.3% 48 516 566 7 63% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 174 187 33.3% 36.5% 45 503 567 4 71% 0 2/79
T.Williams LAC 148 142 27.3% 25.8% 47 547 519 5 68% 1 0/0
T.Smith NO 115 112 27.3% 26.3% 35 371 404 4 63% 0 0/0
C.Hogan NE 111 111 20.3% 20.5% 39 400 437 2 69% 0 2/25
Ja.Brown SEA 90 83 59.6% 53.8% 17 150 235 5 71% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 90 91 36.8% 37.1% 25 287 282 2 72% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin SF 81 76 17.8% 15.9% 34 359 337 4 56% 1 0/0
C.Conley KC 80 73 12.1% 10.1% 41 261 380 5 66% 1 2/57
R.Higgins CLE 70 75 11.1% 12.8% 38 396 341 3 71% 2 0/0
C.Samuel CAR 68 75 6.7% 8.8% 44 364 383 4 66% 0 1/11
D.Pettis SF 66 78 10.4% 14.4% 35 363 331 5 54% 0 2/17
Ta.Taylor TEN 65 49 7.3% 2.4% 42 377 359 1 71% 1 0/0
G.Allison GB 59 45 13.6% 7.3% 30 303 270 2 67% 1 0/0
A.Wilson MIA 59 62 9.1% 10.5% 35 391 306 4 74% 0 0/0
A.Robinson MIN 56 56 14.0% 14.1% 27 187 254 4 56% 0 1/13
R.Foster BUF 55 52 14.0% 12.4% 27 341 251 1 52% 0 0/0
D.Moore SEA 53 54 5.2% 5.4% 42 413 321 5 52% 2 0/0
B.Perriman CLE 47 42 27.1% 23.0% 15 188 165 0 67% 0 0/0
R.Shepard NYG 45 42 26.0% 23.6% 15 160 161 2 53% 0 0/0
P.Richardson WAS 45 52 3.1% 5.5% 35 262 296 2 57% 0 2/62
B.LaFell OAK 43 47 23.3% 26.4% 16 135 162 2 75% 0 0/0
T.Pryor 2TM 41 38 5.7% 4.1% 30 252 245 2 53% 0 0/0
A.Carr NO 40 44 24.5% 28.4% 13 97 146 2 69% 0 1/25
C.Patterson NE 35 40 7.4% 10.1% 23 224 196 3 74% 0 0/0
R.Switzer PIT 33 16 -1.6% -7.2% 36 224 287 1 83% 0 1/28
J.Reynolds LAR 31 19 -0.6% -5.5% 32 233 258 3 56% 0 0/0
K.Kirkwood NO 31 32 13.2% 13.6% 15 134 144 2 60% 0 0/0
R.Grant IND 28 29 -4.6% -4.3% 44 309 326 1 70% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 28 11 1.4% -7.0% 25 175 198 1 68% 0 0/0
T.Austin DAL 26 32 17.4% 24.8% 10 130 108 2 70% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS 25 27 -1.3% -0.6% 31 257 220 2 61% 0 1/13
T.Sharpe TEN 25 23 -5.9% -6.2% 45 310 333 2 56% 0 1/7
P.Dorsett NE 24 43 -3.7% 3.2% 37 256 257 2 73% 0 0/0
C.Meredith NO 24 29 20.4% 27.5% 10 114 93 1 90% 1 1/14
M.Hall ATL 22 22 8.5% 8.5% 14 139 117 1 64% 0 0/0
T.Quinn WAS 20 21 12.6% 14.2% 10 75 95 1 90% 0 0/0
T.Smith CAR 20 27 -3.5% -0.1% 27 171 207 2 59% 0 1/16
J.Grant MIA 18 24 -5.7% -3.5% 34 268 239 2 62% 0 1/3
C.Batson TEN 16 13 6.0% 2.9% 11 88 94 0 73% 0 0/0
M.Bryant OAK 15 11 -5.7% -7.5% 27 266 195 0 70% 1 0/0
I.McKenzie BUF 13 14 -0.7% -0.2% 15 118 112 0 73% 0 0/0
D.Inman IND 12 11 -6.7% -7.4% 27 181 190 1 70% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL 10 8 -6.1% -7.3% 20 164 142 0 75% 0 0/0
T.Sherfield ARI 7 15 -5.3% 2.8% 13 110 89 0 62% 0 0/0
C.Latimer NYG 7 12 -2.7% 4.9% 9 108 68 0 67% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 5 4 -10.1% -10.5% 24 176 152 0 54% 0 1/16
D.Hamilton DEN 4 8 -10.2% -7.0% 16 108 121 1 75% 0 1/2
T.J.Jones DET 2 0 -10.8% -12.4% 14 103 91 0 64% 0 0/0
K.Coutee HOU 1 5 -12.3% -10.8% 41 287 245 1 68% 0 0/0
D.Ratley CLE -4 -6 -15.4% -16.7% 20 144 119 0 65% 0 0/0
M.Ateman OAK -7 -28 -16.4% -28.9% 23 127 131 1 52% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LAC -7 -12 -17.8% -21.9% 17 118 95 1 53% 0 0/0
P.Garcon SF -8 -21 -14.9% -18.9% 45 286 260 1 53% 0 0/0
Z.Pascal IND -8 -6 -15.5% -14.9% 36 215 218 2 61% 0 0/0
B.Fowler NYG -10 -5 -20.8% -16.7% 16 109 84 1 63% 1 0/0
J.Wright CAR -10 -2 -15.5% -13.1% 44 337 274 1 70% 2 0/0
C.Core CIN -12 -19 -21.0% -25.7% 20 114 102 1 50% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL -12 -2 -21.5% -14.3% 17 104 95 1 65% 0 0/0
Tr.Taylor SF -13 -16 -17.7% -19.3% 32 167 183 1 66% 0 2/11
A.Hurns DAL -13 2 -17.7% -11.7% 33 237 194 2 55% 1 0/0
B.Marshall SEA -16 -22 -22.1% -25.9% 23 136 112 1 48% 0 0/0
T.Patrick DEN -17 -7 -23.2% -17.1% 21 158 105 1 52% 1 0/0
E.St. Brown GB -17 5 -19.9% -10.4% 28 227 164 0 54% 0 1/21
J.Bellamy CHI -17 -19 -23.5% -24.6% 20 91 102 1 55% 0 0/0
D.Parker MIA -22 -26 -19.4% -20.7% 41 296 232 1 55% 0 0/0
D.Thompson 2TM -22 -15 -24.0% -20.4% 26 150 127 0 62% 0 0/0
J.Ross CIN -24 -41 -19.7% -24.5% 43 200 245 6 42% 0 1/9
A.Roberts NYJ -30 -32 -54.6% -58.2% 10 35 14 0 40% 0 0/0
A.Tate CIN -40 -50 -69.8% -84.1% 9 20 -2 0 33% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO -41 -27 -35.8% -28.0% 22 135 83 2 55% 1 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI -50 -41 -43.8% -38.4% 19 64 57 0 37% 0 2/40
A.Erickson CIN -51 -45 -52.7% -47.9% 16 46 28 0 56% 0 1/14
J.Hunter PIT -52 -65 -61.7% -74.5% 13 21 9 0 23% 0 0/0
M.Floyd WAS -52 -47 -55.9% -51.7% 15 62 21 0 33% 0 0/0
B.Ellington 2TM -58 -57 -30.8% -30.7% 42 224 173 1 74% 0 0/0
M.Harris WAS -73 -62 -33.7% -30.7% 45 291 173 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Washington PIT -74 -93 -44.7% -52.8% 29 88 79 1 34% 0 0/0
DJ Chark JAX -76 -81 -44.0% -46.0% 30 174 86 0 47% 1 0/0
C.Williams ARI -87 -90 -49.5% -50.6% 31 113 64 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
T.Hill KC 72 1 70 1 41.5% 10 39.1% 16 124 0 0
R.Woods LAR 68 2 63 2 48.0% 9 41.8% 15 122 0 0
J.Edelman NE 62 3 63 3 112.6% 2 114.5% 7 83 0 0
D.J.Moore CAR 60 4 60 4 36.6% 14 36.0% 12 150 0 1
C.Patterson NE 57 5 60 5 -15.1% 23 -13.9% 38 162 1 0
C.Samuel CAR 56 6 55 7 152.0% 1 148.2% 6 76 2 0
I.McKenzie BUF 55 7 60 6 69.4% 3 79.3% 9 62 2 0
B.Cooks LAR 38 8 41 8 61.2% 7 66.7% 7 41 1 0
K.Allen LAC 37 9 39 9 61.2% 8 67.0% 8 75 0 0
T.Austin DAL 35 10 34 10 67.0% 4 65.0% 6 55 0 0
D.Westbrook JAX 32 11 29 14 20.0% 18 14.0% 7 69 0 0
T.Gabriel CHI 31 12 33 11 39.0% 12 42.0% 8 53 0 0
C.Davis TEN 29 13 25 15 64.4% 5 50.5% 5 54 0 0
S.Diggs MIN 29 14 32 13 41.0% 11 50.8% 9 53 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 27 15 32 12 64.1% 6 84.8% 4 53 1 0
T.Lockett SEA 20 16 20 17 1.0% 20 -0.8% 11 55 0 0
D.Jackson TB 20 17 24 16 30.4% 15 43.6% 5 25 1 0
C.Kupp LAR 19 18 17 18 37.0% 13 30.7% 4 25 0 0
C.Moore BAL 17 19 17 19 30.4% 16 29.5% 4 22 0 0
C.Ridley ATL 16 20 16 20 12.5% 19 12.1% 6 27 0 0
O.Beckham NYG 12 21 11 21 23.1% 17 19.5% 5 19 0 0
A.Wilson MIA 10 22 10 22 -14.5% 22 -15.3% 8 16 0 0
M.Williams LAC 6 23 7 23 -10.4% 21 -3.8% 4 16 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 4 24 4 24 -22.1% 24 -21.4% 4 30 0 0
S.Watkins KC 1 25 2 25 -37.2% 25 -33.4% 5 52 0 1
R.Switzer PIT -2 26 0 26 -46.5% 26 -39.9% 5 18 0 0
T.Benjamin LAC -5 27 -3 27 -63.1% 27 -55.2% 4 16 0 0
M.Goodwin SF -8 28 -5 28 -72.3% 28 -60.3% 4 9 0 0
J.J.Nelson ARI -14 29 -12 29 -103.4% 29 -95.5% 4 0 0 0