1988 NFL TIGHT END RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/30/2017

Tight ends are ranked according to DYAR, orDefense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of theperformance on plays where this TE caught the ball, compared to a replacement-level TE in the same game situationsand then translated into yardage. DYAR(and its cousin, YAR, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The other statistic givenis DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. This number representsvalue, per play, over an average TE in the same gamesituations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player'sperformance. DVOA (and its cousin, VOA, which isn't adjusted based onopponent) is further explainedhere.

The simple version: DYAR means a tight end with more total value. DVOA means a tight end with more value per play.

Effective Yards, listed in red, translate DVOA into a yards perattempt figure. This provides an easy comparison: in general, playerswith more Effective Yards than standard yards played better than standardstats would otherwise indicate, while players with fewer Effective Yardsthan standard yards played worse than standard stats would otherwiseindicate. Effective Yards are not the best way to measure total valuebecause 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 tight end drewDefensive 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 25 passes, 31 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Shuler NYJ 184 1 200 1 20.2% 7 22.6% 102 805 964 5 69% 1 0/0
S.Jordan MIN 179 2 169 3 23.8% 4 22.0% 87 756 876 5 66% 2 1/7
P.Metzelaars BUF 146 3 134 4 43.1% 1 38.7% 45 438 563 1 73% 0 0/0
P.Holohan LARM 146 4 170 2 16.9% 8 20.8% 84 641 827 3 70% 1 2/43
J.Novacek PHX 120 5 106 7 21.6% 6 18.2% 70 569 612 4 54% 0 0/0
R.Holman CIN 117 6 124 5 24.3% 3 26.2% 53 527 567 3 74% 2 1/4
D.Johnson LARM 110 7 115 6 21.6% 5 22.9% 53 350 562 6 79% 0 0/0
O.Newsome CLE1 86 8 76 9 24.4% 2 21.0% 43 343 415 2 81% 0 0/0
M.Bavaro NYG 80 9 77 8 7.2% 11 6.7% 89 672 636 4 60% 1 0/0
M.Boyer IND 59 10 55 10 14.4% 9 12.9% 38 256 360 2 71% 0 1/7
R.Hall TB 43 11 45 12 1.9% 14 2.5% 72 555 486 0 54% 0 0/0
C.McEwen WAS 39 12 46 11 8.7% 10 11.3% 38 323 294 0 61% 0 0/0
F.Edmunds MIA 34 13 26 16 0.3% 15 -1.4% 65 575 450 3 51% 3 0/0
J.Tice NO 32 14 35 15 4.5% 12 5.7% 40 297 300 1 65% 0 0/0
R.Bernstine SD 29 15 37 14 4.1% 13 7.5% 42 339 273 0 69% 0 0/0
C.Kay DEN 27 16 44 13 0.0% 16 4.3% 55 352 377 4 62% 1 1/16
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Awalt PHX 22 17 18 17 -2.4% 17 -3.1% 66 454 418 4 59% 1 1/5
T.Chandler DAL 9 18 2 19 -2.5% 18 -6.0% 30 186 186 1 60% 0 0/0
J.Hayes KC 3 19 13 18 -5.9% 19 -2.2% 37 233 214 1 59% 0 0/0
T.Christensen LARD 1 20 -23 24 -6.8% 20 -18.4% 35 190 179 0 43% 0 1/7
O.Mobley DEN -5 21 2 20 -9.5% 21 -6.6% 36 218 190 2 58% 1 0/0
P.Carter DET -17 22 -40 27 -16.3% 23 -28.0% 31 145 124 0 42% 0 0/0
R.Heller SF -18 23 -22 23 -18.1% 25 -21.0% 25 140 99 0 56% 0 0/0
M.Tice SEA -25 24 -2 21 -17.5% 24 -8.0% 37 244 151 0 78% 1 1/9
P.Beach IND -28 25 -12 22 -18.3% 26 -12.1% 39 235 153 0 67% 1 0/0
K.Whisenhunt ATL -38 26 -38 25 -24.8% 27 -24.9% 31 174 99 1 52% 1 0/0
A.Cox SD -53 27 -52 28 -34.4% 29 -33.6% 33 144 49 0 55% 0 0/0
K.Jackson PHI -53 28 -38 26 -13.3% 22 -11.6% 134 869 629 7 60% 3 1/5
E.West GB -78 29 -94 31 -26.5% 28 -30.3% 59 276 172 3 51% 1 1/5
J.Thornton CHI -79 30 -75 29 -45.1% 30 -43.2% 30 135 4 0 50% 1 0/0
A.Roberts KC -81 31 -78 30 -52.1% 31 -50.7% 25 104 -25 0 40% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-24 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Orr WAS 66 68 45.2% 46.7% 16 222 250 2 69% 0 0/0
J.Frank SF 54 77 25.1% 38.7% 23 195 259 3 70% 0 1/10
S.Folsom DAL 37 37 30.8% 30.7% 12 84 164 2 75% 0 0/0
R.Francis NE 26 18 16.0% 9.0% 18 161 151 0 61% 0 0/0
C.Magee TB 18 11 16.3% 6.9% 12 103 106 0 75% 0 0/0
B.Griggs NYJ 18 17 7.2% 6.2% 20 133 147 0 70% 1 0/0
G.Wilkins ATL 18 17 8.9% 8.1% 16 134 135 0 69% 0 0/0
E.Moorehead CHI 18 16 5.2% 3.7% 22 133 159 2 64% 0 0/0
K.D.Dunn NYJ 17 2 15.2% -4.8% 10 67 98 0 60% 0 0/0
B.Jones SF 13 11 8.6% 6.2% 11 57 95 2 73% 0 0/0
J.Giles PHI -1 3 -8.4% -3.3% 11 57 66 1 55% 0 0/0
Z.Mowatt NYG -7 -13 -11.7% -15.8% 23 196 112 1 65% 2 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Fowler DAL -9 -14 -17.7% -24.3% 13 64 52 0 77% 0 0/0
P.Gothard PIT -9 -10 -12.9% -13.7% 23 121 113 1 52% 0 0/0
C.Boso CHI -13 -14 -25.3% -26.2% 10 50 33 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Williams HOIL -17 -13 -30.1% -24.6% 11 46 26 0 55% 0 0/0
M.Lewis DET -18 -19 -31.8% -32.7% 11 32 23 1 27% 0 0/0
J.Riggs CIN -22 -21 -35.6% -34.8% 12 82 17 0 75% 2 0/0
D.Tennell CLE1 -23 -19 -24.0% -21.3% 19 88 65 1 47% 0 0/0
D.Cosbie DAL -23 -18 -24.9% -21.3% 21 112 60 0 57% 0 0/0
H.Brenner NO -31 -33 -38.1% -40.2% 13 67 17 0 38% 0 0/0
D.Warren WAS -36 -30 -40.4% -35.3% 17 112 13 0 71% 1 0/0
A.Parker LARD -48 -48 -57.3% -56.6% 15 33 -24 0 27% 0 0/0

Any tight end rushing numbers are listed on the wide receiver page for that particular year.