2019 NFL TIGHT END RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 3/29/2020

Tight ends are ranked according to DYAR, or Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of the performance on plays where this TE caught the ball, compared to a replacement-level TE in the same game situations 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 TE 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 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 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 tight end 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 25 passes, 48 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Waller OAK 234 1 216 1 22.0% 7 19.8% 117 1,145 1,182 3 77% 1 2/34
J.Cook NO 205 2 200 4 37.7% 1 36.6% 65 705 831 9 66% 0 1/11
T.Kelce KC 203 3 209 2 14.8% 11 15.5% 136 1,229 1,216 5 71% 1 2/31
G.Kittle SF 187 4 206 3 18.9% 9 21.5% 107 1,053 1,009 5 79% 1 2/7
H.Henry LAC 136 5 135 7 19.0% 8 18.9% 76 652 731 5 72% 1 2/13
A.Hooper ATL 130 6 136 6 12.5% 13 13.4% 97 787 834 6 77% 0 1/9
M.Andrews BAL 123 7 145 5 12.1% 15 15.5% 98 852 800 10 65% 2 0/0
K.Rudolph MIN 118 8 120 8 26.9% 5 27.6% 48 367 545 6 81% 0 2/39
J.Smith TEN 91 9 85 10 25.6% 6 23.3% 44 439 431 3 80% 0 1/16
H.Hurst BAL 89 10 78 13 28.1% 4 23.7% 39 349 408 2 77% 0 0/0
T.Higbee LAR 79 11 92 9 5.5% 17 7.7% 89 734 692 3 78% 0 0/0
D.Fells HOU 75 12 83 11 15.6% 10 18.3% 48 341 437 7 71% 0 0/0
W.Dissly SEA 74 13 80 12 36.0% 2 39.5% 27 262 304 4 85% 1 0/0
F.Moreau OAK 72 14 65 14 29.6% 3 26.1% 25 174 321 5 84% 0 0/0
B.Jarwin DAL 52 15 50 16 12.1% 14 11.3% 41 365 341 3 76% 1 0/0
R.Griffin NYJ 45 16 60 15 8.4% 16 13.7% 41 320 341 5 83% 0 0/0
J.Witten DAL 38 17 26 23 -0.5% 20 -2.5% 83 529 551 4 76% 1 1/13
J.Graham GB 38 18 40 20 2.1% 19 2.5% 60 447 422 3 63% 1 3/66
O.J.Howard TB 37 19 43 18 3.2% 18 4.8% 53 459 378 1 64% 1 1/29
A.Firkser TEN 31 20 31 21 13.0% 12 12.8% 24 204 196 1 58% 0 1/20
D.Goedert PHI 30 21 17 26 -2.1% 25 -4.4% 87 607 559 5 67% 2 0/0
Z.Ertz PHI 27 22 30 22 -4.3% 26 -4.0% 135 916 828 6 65% 1 1/7
J.Hollister SEA 25 23 -16 34 -0.8% 22 -11.3% 59 349 383 3 69% 0 1/38
T.Eifert CIN 22 24 42 19 -1.8% 24 2.9% 63 436 392 3 68% 0 1/6
E.Ebron IND 21 25 43 17 -1.1% 23 5.3% 52 375 334 3 60% 0 1/13
N.Boyle BAL 18 26 14 27 -0.8% 21 -2.2% 43 321 280 2 72% 0 0/0
J.Akins HOU 6 27 19 25 -5.6% 27 -2.0% 55 418 310 2 65% 0 0/0
N.Fant DEN 6 28 -12 33 -5.9% 28 -10.0% 66 562 376 3 61% 1 0/0
G.Olsen CAR 4 29 26 24 -6.5% 29 -2.5% 82 597 466 2 63% 0 0/0
J.Doyle IND 3 30 0 30 -6.7% 30 -7.2% 72 448 419 4 60% 1 1/15
D.Walker TEN 0 31 0 29 -7.1% 31 -7.0% 31 215 155 2 68% 1 1/11
C.Brate TB -3 32 -4 31 -8.0% 32 -8.4% 55 311 309 4 65% 0 0/0
J.Hill NO -6 33 -9 32 -9.8% 33 -10.7% 35 226 197 3 71% 0 0/0
G.Everett LAR -13 34 -29 40 -10.4% 34 -14.5% 60 408 310 2 62% 0 1/3
D.Harris CLE -17 35 -24 36 -16.0% 38 -19.6% 27 149 129 3 56% 0 0/0
J.Sprinkle WAS -21 36 -29 39 -15.7% 37 -18.9% 40 241 162 1 65% 1 0/0
L.Thomas DET -21 37 -19 35 -18.9% 42 -17.6% 28 173 106 1 57% 0 0/0
D.Knox BUF -23 38 1 28 -14.0% 35 -7.0% 50 388 233 2 56% 0 1/18
J.James DET -28 39 -28 38 -23.9% 44 -24.3% 27 142 80 0 59% 0 0/0
C.J.Uzomah CIN -34 40 -31 42 -19.6% 43 -18.6% 40 242 160 2 68% 0 0/0
E.Engram NYG -37 41 -35 43 -15.7% 36 -15.2% 68 467 289 3 65% 0 0/0
I.Smith MIN -39 42 -30 41 -18.5% 41 -16.1% 47 311 206 2 77% 1 1/5
I.Thomas CAR -41 43 -54 46 -27.1% 46 -33.2% 30 136 85 1 53% 0 0/0
T.J.Hockenson DET -41 44 -28 37 -18.1% 40 -14.6% 59 367 232 2 54% 0 0/0
M.Gesicki MIA -51 45 -41 44 -16.3% 39 -14.5% 89 570 365 5 57% 1 2/13
K.Smith NYG -52 46 -42 45 -25.8% 45 -22.1% 42 268 122 3 74% 2 0/0
R.Ellison NYG -57 47 -55 47 -38.8% 48 -37.9% 28 167 28 1 64% 0 0/0
V.McDonald PIT -83 48 -83 48 -32.4% 47 -32.6% 55 273 97 3 69% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-24 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Clay ARI 75 64 45.3% 37.6% 24 237 285 1 75% 0 0/0
J.Graham ATL 55 53 74.0% 70.5% 10 149 177 1 90% 0 0/0
M.Williams ARI 51 45 30.0% 26.1% 19 202 224 1 79% 0 0/0
J.O'Shaughnessy JAX 34 26 19.3% 12.6% 20 153 184 2 70% 0 0/0
R.Seals-Jones CLE 28 39 10.2% 16.8% 22 229 198 4 64% 1 0/0
J.Horsted CHI 28 26 43.0% 40.6% 10 87 106 1 80% 0 0/0
D.Arnold 2TM 21 27 16.6% 23.5% 14 127 121 2 57% 0 0/0
V.Green LAC 18 13 12.4% 7.3% 13 78 118 1 69% 0 1/22
M.Alie-Cox IND 14 17 13.6% 18.0% 11 93 87 0 73% 0 0/0
M.Lewis GB 13 14 2.5% 3.2% 19 156 145 1 79% 0 0/0
A.Beck DEN 13 14 9.1% 10.4% 12 90 97 1 75% 0 0/0
S.DeValve JAX 12 3 3.3% -4.8% 18 140 123 0 67% 0 0/0
R.Tonyan GB 10 5 4.5% -2.0% 15 100 97 1 67% 0 0/0
N.Vannett 2TM 10 5 0.9% -3.6% 22 166 127 0 77% 0 0/0
T.Sweeney BUF 7 7 1.7% 2.2% 13 114 79 0 62% 0 0/0
L.Willson SEA 7 12 2.2% 9.8% 10 79 74 0 80% 0 0/0
D.Brown NYJ 6 4 0.4% -1.4% 11 72 75 1 64% 0 0/0
B.Braunecker CHI 5 2 0.0% -5.1% 11 59 75 1 55% 0 0/0
H.Hentges WAS 4 -2 -2.7% -9.4% 14 103 91 1 57% 0 0/0
J.Perkins PHI 4 4 -2.0% -2.5% 13 87 78 1 69% 0 0/0
B.Watson NE 3 -6 -5.2% -11.0% 24 173 142 0 71% 0 0/0
J.Heuerman DEN -4 0 -9.7% -7.6% 20 114 117 1 70% 0 0/0
M.LaCosse NE -5 -5 -10.8% -11.2% 19 131 96 1 68% 0 0/0
N.O'Leary 2TM -7 -7 -12.9% -13.2% 18 109 85 1 72% 1 1/4
A.Shaheen CHI -9 -14 -17.1% -23.0% 13 74 57 0 69% 0 0/0
D.Njoku CLE -10 -10 -23.7% -23.9% 10 41 30 1 50% 0 0/0
T.Kroft BUF -11 -15 -20.2% -23.9% 14 71 49 1 43% 0 0/0
T.Conklin MIN -14 -14 -27.9% -27.7% 10 58 26 0 80% 0 0/0
D.Carrier OAK -19 -23 -21.8% -24.2% 19 108 70 1 68% 0 0/0
D.Smythe MIA -20 -32 -31.0% -45.4% 14 65 28 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Dwelley SF -21 -10 -21.1% -13.9% 22 91 81 2 68% 0 1/3
V.Davis WAS -28 -29 -29.6% -30.3% 19 123 44 1 53% 0 0/0
B.Bell KC -40 -39 -50.1% -48.4% 15 67 -9 0 53% 0 0/0
G.Swaim JAX -42 -46 -52.7% -57.7% 17 65 -14 0 76% 0 0/0
L.Stocker ATL -61 -57 -75.5% -71.0% 14 53 -58 0 57% 1 0/0
T.Burton CHI -65 -68 -49.1% -51.0% 24 84 -11 0 58% 0 0/0

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