1985 NFL WIDE RECEIVER RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 2/7/2020

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, 62 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
W.Chandler SD 373 1 352 2 27.8% 5 25.5% 120 1,199 1,301 10 56% 1 0/0
L.Lipps PIT 358 2 362 1 27.3% 6 27.7% 115 1,134 1,260 12 51% 0 4/94
C.Joiner SD 315 3 294 5 28.1% 4 25.4% 98 932 1,094 7 60% 1 1/16
N.Moore MIA 314 4 311 3 41.1% 1 40.6% 73 700 939 7 70% 0 1/30
S.Largent SEA 293 5 298 4 13.8% 15 14.3% 148 1,287 1,333 6 53% 0 2/12
M.Renfro DAL 284 6 270 6 25.7% 7 23.8% 97 950 1,021 8 62% 3 2/26
T.Hill DAL 252 7 226 10 10.9% 18 8.4% 138 1,119 1,243 7 54% 2 5/146
S.Paige KC 236 8 252 7 24.5% 8 27.1% 83 943 864 10 52% 0 0/0
D.Hill HOIL 235 9 239 8 11.1% 17 11.4% 131 1,169 1,155 9 49% 0 2/50
C.Collinsworth CIN 235 10 232 9 10.6% 20 10.4% 129 1,125 1,163 5 50% 0 3/81
J.T.Smith STLC 219 11 221 11 34.1% 2 34.4% 61 581 705 1 70% 0 2/45
E.Brown CIN 206 12 194 13 14.1% 14 12.5% 102 944 931 8 52% 1 1/28
S.Morgan NE 199 13 196 12 22.1% 9 21.6% 74 759 759 5 53% 1 3/55
M.Duper MIA 188 14 177 16 33.8% 3 31.2% 53 650 605 3 66% 1 0/0
M.Jones MIN 176 15 193 14 15.6% 13 18.4% 79 641 765 4 58% 0 2/46
A.Toon NYJ 172 16 174 17 17.4% 11 17.8% 71 660 721 3 65% 0 2/70
S.Watson DEN 170 17 193 15 5.9% 26 8.3% 117 914 1,000 5 52% 0 4/83
J.Rice SF 169 18 160 20 10.5% 21 9.3% 97 927 842 3 51% 1 1/21
P.Tilley STLC 164 19 173 18 11.5% 16 12.8% 90 726 796 6 54% 0 2/36
K.Sohn NYJ 164 20 162 19 20.5% 10 20.0% 61 534 646 4 64% 0 1/27
A.Monk WAS 158 21 150 23 0.2% 33 -0.5% 153 1,226 1,234 2 59% 2 1/29
L.Manuel NYG 155 22 151 22 9.6% 22 9.0% 93 859 795 5 53% 1 0/0
K.House TB 152 23 157 21 6.9% 25 7.6% 97 813 853 5 45% 0 3/83
Bo.Johnson NYG 150 24 147 26 17.3% 12 16.8% 67 533 627 8 49% 0 1/39
D.Clark SF 147 25 148 24 7.0% 24 7.2% 94 705 824 10 57% 0 1/9
I.Fryar NE 138 26 138 28 10.6% 19 10.7% 77 670 685 7 51% 0 1/4
M.Quick PHI 135 27 148 25 -0.9% 35 0.2% 154 1,247 1,136 11 47% 1 0/0
C.Carson KC 125 28 145 27 4.0% 27 6.6% 100 843 793 4 47% 0 2/41
H.Ellard LARM 119 29 128 29 3.0% 29 4.2% 98 811 797 5 55% 1 0/0
J.Lofton GB 116 30 111 31 -1.8% 39 -2.2% 136 1,153 1,036 4 51% 3 4/75
J.Butler BUF 105 31 121 30 3.3% 28 5.7% 87 770 693 2 47% 0 1/37
A.Carter MIN 100 32 103 32 0.1% 34 0.6% 100 821 784 8 43% 1 3/74
C.Sampson DEN 87 33 97 33 9.5% 23 12.1% 51 432 449 4 51% 0 1/36
G.Clark WAS 81 34 88 36 -4.7% 44 -4.0% 134 926 949 5 54% 0 0/0
D.McKinnon CHI 77 35 88 35 1.8% 30 3.9% 67 555 550 7 46% 1 1/30
K.Jackson PHI 74 36 97 34 -1.2% 37 2.3% 84 691 638 1 48% 0 3/89
W.Walker NYJ 69 37 64 41 -1.2% 38 -2.1% 76 724 596 5 45% 1 1/16
J.Hester LARD 69 38 75 38 -0.9% 36 0.1% 74 665 579 4 43% 0 0/0
Bi.Johnson ATL 68 39 57 43 -4.2% 43 -5.6% 107 830 757 5 58% 2 1/15
J.Stallworth PIT 68 40 71 39 -6.5% 46 -6.3% 140 937 1,002 5 54% 0 1/23
V.Johnson DEN 60 41 84 37 -2.8% 41 1.0% 84 721 584 3 61% 1 0/0
M.Nichols DET 58 42 58 42 -2.2% 40 -2.2% 73 592 535 4 49% 1 1/5
L.Thompson DET 55 43 33 47 -5.8% 45 -8.5% 103 736 728 5 50% 0 1/11
B.Duckworth LARM 55 44 70 40 0.5% 32 4.2% 53 422 417 3 47% 0 1/28
P.McConkey NYG 52 45 55 45 1.0% 31 1.8% 51 404 387 1 49% 0 0/0
L.Lewis MIN 44 46 18 48 -3.2% 42 -8.9% 62 442 443 3 47% 1 0/0
E.Goodlow NO 34 47 56 44 -6.9% 47 -3.2% 73 603 534 3 44% 0 2/44
Do.Williams LARD 24 48 48 46 -10.2% 49 -7.6% 120 925 807 5 40% 0 2/39
G.Carter TB 22 49 2 53 -9.4% 48 -12.4% 85 557 584 3 47% 1 3/40
P.Epps GB 18 50 14 49 -10.2% 50 -10.7% 95 683 616 3 46% 0 1/15
R.Green STLC 12 51 4 52 -11.2% 52 -12.2% 107 693 693 5 47% 1 3/46
B.Brennan CLE1 10 52 13 50 -10.7% 51 -10.1% 70 487 437 0 46% 0 1/25
M.Clayton MIA 6 53 1 54 -12.1% 53 -12.6% 144 997 928 4 49% 2 1/37
W.Gault CHI -4 54 10 51 -13.4% 54 -11.0% 81 704 495 1 41% 0 0/0
A.Reed BUF -7 55 -2 55 -13.7% 55 -12.9% 99 637 589 4 48% 0 1/4
H.Marshall KC -20 56 -14 56 -17.3% 58 -16.0% 55 446 319 0 45% 1 1/11
D.Turner SEA -24 57 -36 58 -15.5% 56 -16.9% 110 670 649 13 31% 0 2/64
C.Brown ATL -29 58 -43 60 -18.3% 59 -21.2% 69 412 372 2 35% 0 0/0
T.Smith HOIL -32 59 -20 57 -17.1% 57 -15.4% 96 660 540 2 48% 1 1/5
W.Capers IND -34 60 -39 59 -19.6% 60 -20.7% 62 438 346 4 40% 1 1/32
E.Martin NO -63 61 -46 61 -21.9% 61 -19.3% 90 522 465 4 39% 0 2/37
S.Bailey ATL -110 62 -116 62 -33.9% 62 -35.0% 67 364 259 0 45% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Bouza IND 131 121 27.0% 24.0% 43 381 462 2 63% 0 0/0
J.Chadwick DET 111 117 20.0% 21.7% 45 478 443 3 56% 0 0/0
A.Hancock KC 81 77 21.1% 19.4% 31 286 315 2 48% 0 1/25
C.Burkett BUF 79 83 12.0% 13.2% 40 371 377 0 53% 0 3/60
Cl.Weathers CLE1 74 78 14.6% 15.9% 36 449 331 3 44% 1 0/0
De.Williams NE 61 52 55.5% 45.3% 12 163 163 0 75% 0 0/0
J.Bendross SD 60 53 27.3% 22.4% 19 156 212 2 58% 0 1/8
P.Mandley DET 59 42 14.4% 6.5% 31 316 263 0 58% 0 0/0
P.Skansi SEA 57 55 10.3% 9.3% 34 269 286 1 62% 0 0/0
S.Kreider CIN 50 50 22.4% 22.9% 19 184 189 1 53% 0 0/0
M.Wilson SF 46 49 19.7% 21.6% 19 165 185 2 53% 0 0/0
Bu.Johnson DEN 45 74 1.6% 11.0% 42 380 320 3 45% 0 0/0
E.Richardson BUF 45 38 17.4% 13.1% 21 201 186 0 57% 0 0/0
C.Bland DET 36 31 11.8% 8.5% 19 157 175 0 63% 0 0/0
K.Powe DAL 33 20 4.3% -2.4% 25 237 204 0 56% 1 0/0
T.Johnson SD 32 25 22.4% 15.0% 11 51 123 1 36% 0 2/62
C.Jones NE 31 23 -3.2% -5.7% 42 237 315 2 50% 0 2/35
S.Starring NE 29 29 3.5% 3.7% 26 235 190 0 62% 0 0/0
B.Rhymes MIN 26 26 16.8% 16.5% 11 124 110 0 45% 0 1/7
V.Heflin MIA 24 18 13.2% 6.0% 12 98 113 1 50% 0 0/0
By.Williams NYG 24 22 -4.2% -4.9% 37 280 264 0 41% 0 2/40
W.Adams CLE1 16 15 -1.7% -2.5% 18 132 141 0 56% 0 0/0
B.Walker SEA 16 13 -7.1% -7.9% 38 285 251 2 50% 1 0/0
T.Bell TB 14 15 -4.9% -4.0% 25 189 164 0 48% 0 1/12
G.Young CLE1 10 8 -2.0% -4.3% 12 111 89 1 42% 0 0/0
P.Dennard GB 8 16 -7.8% -2.8% 24 182 146 2 54% 1 0/0
J.Groth NO 8 4 -9.3% -10.8% 31 238 199 2 48% 0 0/0
R.Butler 2TM 4 -8 -11.5% -14.9% 48 345 307 2 40% 0 0/0
Ro.Johnson PHI 2 6 -11.6% -9.0% 23 186 143 0 48% 0 0/0
A.Allen ATL 0 -9 -12.7% -16.4% 33 207 207 2 42% 0 0/0
O.Williams IND -14 -17 -22.2% -24.5% 19 175 96 1 47% 2 0/0
M.Brookins BUF -14 -10 -33.9% -27.8% 10 71 32 0 30% 0 0/0
M.Holston 2TM -15 -25 -27.7% -37.3% 14 76 59 0 43% 0 0/0
T.Moffett LARD -19 -15 -37.8% -32.6% 10 90 33 0 50% 1 0/0
Ji.Smith LARD -20 -21 -42.2% -43.2% 10 28 25 1 30% 0 0/0
G.Garrity PHI -24 -14 -27.3% -21.3% 21 142 97 0 33% 0 1/11
C.Sweeney PIT -26 -42 -20.9% -26.0% 38 234 217 0 42% 0 2/23
J.Jefferson CLE1 -29 -39 -46.0% -58.4% 11 30 28 0 27% 0 0/0
D.Harris MIA -30 -40 -48.0% -60.0% 10 24 25 0 30% 1 1/28
R.Brown LARM -32 -28 -23.9% -22.8% 34 215 182 3 41% 1 1/5
C.Duncan STLC -34 -29 -48.9% -43.5% 13 39 26 1 31% 0 0/0
E.Gray STLC -39 -46 -56.5% -64.7% 11 22 15 0 27% 0 0/0
M.Young LARM -40 -30 -36.9% -31.1% 24 157 75 0 58% 1 0/0
W.Thompson PIT -40 -44 -31.4% -33.3% 27 138 115 1 30% 0 0/0
L.Gonzalez DAL -42 -49 -60.7% -69.1% 12 28 9 0 25% 0 0/0
B.Franklin SEA -44 -31 -40.5% -32.4% 22 119 64 0 45% 0 0/0
M.Martin CIN -45 -44 -32.9% -32.7% 32 187 112 0 44% 0 0/0
Rob.Martin IND -50 -50 -39.3% -39.4% 24 128 79 0 42% 1 1/19
S.White MIN -50 -35 -52.6% -40.6% 17 76 28 0 47% 0 0/0
L.Scott NO -53 -51 -48.6% -47.5% 20 61 42 0 35% 0 0/0
C.Muhammad WAS -59 -59 -38.2% -38.1% 31 116 102 1 29% 0 1/36
F.Banks CLE1 -60 -61 -45.6% -46.4% 23 62 60 2 22% 0 1/5
J.Townsell NYJ -61 -66 -35.9% -37.9% 33 187 123 0 36% 1 0/0
F.Solomon SF -63 -64 -30.2% -30.3% 48 259 200 1 52% 1 0/0
K.Margerum CHI -96 -96 -38.3% -38.3% 48 190 164 2 35% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
P.Epps GB 68 1 73 1 236.5% 1 256.6% 5 103 1 0
E.Brown CIN 57 2 63 2 51.8% 3 59.9% 14 129 0 0
A.Monk WAS 29 3 30 3 54.7% 2 59.6% 7 51 0 0
J.Rice SF 22 4 21 4 31.6% 4 30.7% 6 26 1 0
T.Fowler DAL 13 5 14 5 -5.3% 5 -1.8% 7 25 0 0
W.Gault CHI -4 6 -4 6 -54.4% 6 -53.0% 5 18 0 0
I.Fryar NE -9 7 -12 8 -55.1% 7 -60.6% 7 27 1 1
V.Johnson DEN -12 8 -7 7 -60.0% 8 -50.7% 10 36 0 0
Bi.Johnson ATL -23 9 -25 9 -136.0% 9 -144.5% 8 -8 0 0