1988 NFL WIDE RECEIVER RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/30/2017

Wide receivers are ranked according to DYAR, orDefense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of theperformance on plays where this WR caught the ball, compared to replacement level, adjusted for situationand 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 givenis DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. This number representsvalue, per play, over an average WR 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 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 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 receiver 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 50 passes, 74 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Brown CIN 412 1 396 1 39.6% 1 37.6% 99 1,273 1,250 9 54% 0 3/73
R.Sanders WAS 341 2 311 4 20.6% 6 17.6% 130 1,148 1,340 12 56% 0 0/0
D.Hill HOIL 334 3 348 2 24.3% 5 25.9% 121 1,141 1,228 10 60% 0 0/0
M.Clayton MIA 331 4 292 5 15.1% 14 11.8% 152 1,131 1,458 14 57% 0 2/26
H.Ellard LARM 309 5 315 3 12.4% 18 12.9% 153 1,398 1,458 10 56% 1 2/41
B.Hill TB 287 6 273 7 20.2% 7 18.6% 114 1,040 1,133 9 51% 1 3/59
M.Jackson DEN 280 7 269 8 36.4% 2 34.4% 75 852 878 6 61% 1 0/0
A.Carter MIN 263 8 274 6 13.1% 16 14.2% 129 1,225 1,218 6 56% 0 2/52
E.Martin NO 258 9 260 10 12.2% 19 12.5% 134 1,083 1,224 7 63% 2 2/26
J.Rice SF 247 10 263 9 14.1% 15 15.8% 121 1,306 1,118 9 53% 2 1/8
H.Jones MIN 229 11 236 11 28.7% 4 30.0% 73 778 788 5 55% 0 1/18
B.Brooks IND 229 12 210 14 17.7% 12 15.2% 97 867 950 3 56% 0 3/46
V.Johnson DEN 222 13 226 12 12.2% 20 12.6% 115 896 1,055 5 59% 0 2/77
M.Fernandez LARD 205 14 212 13 30.8% 3 32.3% 64 804 686 4 48% 0 0/0
J.Jensen MIA 194 15 176 17 20.0% 8 16.9% 75 652 771 5 77% 2 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Reed BUF 189 16 181 16 8.8% 23 7.9% 113 968 996 6 63% 1 0/0
Br.Blades SEA 184 17 168 19 18.6% 11 15.9% 77 682 749 8 52% 0 1/18
M.Carrier TB 179 18 169 18 9.1% 22 7.8% 109 970 935 5 52% 2 2/39
R.Green PHX 175 19 155 23 4.3% 29 2.4% 134 1,097 1,101 7 51% 0 2/9
S.Baker NYG 171 20 204 15 19.3% 9 25.7% 69 656 686 7 58% 0 0/0
J.T.Smith PHX 170 21 163 22 5.1% 26 4.4% 128 986 1,028 5 65% 4 0/0
A.Monk WAS 166 22 143 26 4.7% 28 2.3% 123 946 1,022 5 59% 0 2/20
E.Givins HOIL 149 23 167 20 3.5% 32 5.4% 120 976 971 5 50% 0 1/11
M.Irvin DAL 149 24 149 25 19.1% 10 19.2% 61 653 600 5 52% 0 1/11
Ti.McGee CIN 144 25 137 27 12.0% 21 10.8% 74 686 690 6 49% 0 0/0
R.Alexander DAL 142 26 151 24 5.7% 25 6.8% 102 788 838 6 53% 0 2/29
C.Carter PHI 134 27 131 28 8.1% 24 7.7% 86 761 722 6 45% 0 2/22
S.Largent SEA 128 28 122 29 12.7% 17 11.5% 65 645 602 2 60% 2 2/8
L.Manuel NYG 123 29 164 21 -0.1% 38 4.2% 126 1,029 976 4 52% 1 2/47
G.Clark WAS 121 30 90 35 -0.5% 39 -3.5% 127 892 983 7 46% 0 1/42
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Sharpe GB 114 31 118 30 4.0% 31 4.7% 91 791 722 1 60% 1 0/0
C.Verdin IND 106 32 89 36 16.2% 13 11.6% 48 437 456 4 42% 0 2/71
K.Martin DAL 99 33 83 40 1.6% 35 -0.8% 93 622 711 3 53% 0 1/33
T.Brown LARD 88 34 104 33 2.7% 34 5.5% 81 725 594 5 53% 1 0/0
S.Paige KC 86 35 112 32 -3.3% 41 -0.4% 117 902 869 7 52% 2 2/42
A.Cox LARM 85 36 78 41 3.2% 33 1.9% 67 590 561 5 42% 0 2/46
A.Toon NYJ 84 37 88 37 -5.9% 49 -5.5% 155 1,066 1,130 5 60% 2 2/19
D.McKinnon CHI 83 38 117 31 0.9% 36 6.5% 77 704 620 3 58% 0 0/0
Ro.Morris CHI 83 39 94 34 5.0% 27 7.4% 61 498 503 4 46% 0 3/79
T.Johnson BUF 77 40 65 43 4.1% 30 1.4% 61 514 486 0 61% 1 0/0
R.Langhorne CLE1 69 41 85 39 -3.8% 42 -1.8% 94 780 737 7 61% 3 2/16
J.Holland SD 69 42 85 38 0.1% 37 3.2% 69 536 537 1 57% 0 2/37
I.Fryar NE 50 43 67 42 -3.0% 40 0.3% 67 490 499 5 49% 0 0/0
P.Mandley DET 49 44 14 58 -5.4% 48 -10.6% 92 617 626 4 48% 1 1/25
Mi.Wilson SF 40 45 40 45 -4.8% 46 -5.0% 64 405 480 3 52% 0 1/13
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
L.Hill NO 37 46 24 52 -8.1% 53 -9.8% 107 703 723 7 62% 3 0/0
J.Chadwick DET 32 47 11 59 -4.4% 44 -10.0% 51 304 369 3 39% 0 1/32
C.Weathers CLE1 32 48 40 44 -4.4% 43 -2.5% 53 437 364 1 55% 2 1/27
M.Bouza IND 31 49 28 50 -4.6% 45 -5.5% 52 342 361 4 48% 0 0/0
D.Gentry CHI 30 50 33 48 -6.9% 50 -6.2% 65 486 460 3 51% 1 1/29
C.Lockett PIT 29 51 18 54 -5.2% 47 -8.2% 52 365 360 1 42% 0 1/31
S.Morgan NE 29 52 26 51 -7.5% 52 -8.0% 72 495 497 4 43% 0 1/13
P.Kemp GB 28 53 39 46 -7.2% 51 -5.2% 71 630 465 0 68% 3 1/10
M.Duper MIA 26 54 16 56 -9.1% 54 -10.4% 88 626 632 1 44% 0 2/39
W.Walker NYJ 20 55 34 47 -9.3% 55 -7.1% 76 551 522 7 34% 1 2/72
E.Harry KC 9 56 31 49 -10.5% 56 -5.1% 54 362 349 1 48% 0 2/31
W.Slaughter CLE1 8 57 20 53 -11.2% 57 -8.9% 67 462 451 3 45% 1 3/57
Ro.Johnson PHI 1 58 9 60 -12.5% 58 -10.6% 55 417 356 2 35% 0 3/35
C.Carson KC 0 59 17 55 -12.7% 59 -10.5% 99 711 614 3 46% 0 1/22
C.Bland DET -5 60 -12 62 -14.0% 61 -15.7% 51 307 309 2 41% 0 1/4
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Brennan CLE1 -7 61 16 57 -13.7% 60 -10.3% 86 579 530 1 53% 0 2/9
A.Miller SD -20 62 -8 61 -15.8% 62 -13.9% 81 526 489 3 44% 0 1/13
R.Nattiel DEN -23 63 -32 65 -16.3% 63 -17.7% 89 574 492 1 52% 1 1/11
P.Scott GB -33 64 -25 63 -21.6% 66 -19.5% 50 275 251 1 40% 0 1/38
C.Burkett BUF -35 65 -32 64 -21.0% 65 -20.3% 56 354 291 1 41% 0 0/0
P.Skansi SEA -40 66 -52 68 -23.2% 68 -26.6% 51 238 248 1 47% 0 0/0
L.Lipps PIT -46 67 -52 67 -17.2% 64 -17.8% 129 973 744 5 39% 2 2/22
J.Lofton LARD -55 68 -48 66 -22.6% 67 -21.4% 75 549 366 0 37% 0 1/15
C.Jones NE -74 69 -61 69 -31.1% 70 -27.9% 53 313 218 1 42% 1 1/30
Ga.Lee DET -82 70 -107 72 -31.6% 71 -37.3% 59 261 231 1 37% 1 0/0
W.Gault LARD -87 71 -71 70 -30.3% 69 -27.0% 66 392 274 2 24% 0 2/82
C.Duncan HOIL -90 72 -76 71 -34.5% 72 -31.0% 55 302 203 1 40% 0 2/23
F.Dixon ATL -125 73 -117 73 -34.8% 73 -33.3% 73 368 275 2 38% 1 0/0
Q.Early SD -153 74 -127 74 -38.9% 74 -34.4% 75 375 249 4 39% 1 2/24

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
E.Jones PHX 156 147 41.2% 38.1% 40 496 467 3 58% 1 0/0
M.Quick PHI 144 151 29.0% 30.9% 44 508 495 4 50% 0 1/28
F.Banks MIA 136 125 35.1% 31.1% 39 430 432 2 59% 0 0/0
W.Stanley GB 101 99 15.5% 15.0% 47 436 441 0 60% 0 0/0
S.Bailey ATL 78 79 13.5% 14.1% 39 437 356 2 44% 0 0/0
S.Robinson NYG 66 62 57.9% 52.9% 14 143 175 3 50% 0 0/0
F.Johnson BUF 63 68 55.4% 61.0% 11 170 168 1 82% 0 1/1
J.Gustafson MIN 59 57 14.4% 13.4% 27 231 265 1 56% 0 2/26
O.Turner NYG 38 48 21.2% 30.5% 15 128 147 1 67% 0 0/0
R.Butler SEA 37 31 0.1% -1.8% 37 242 288 4 49% 0 1/21
S.Schwedes MIA 35 33 33.4% 30.6% 10 130 113 0 60% 0 0/0
M.Haynes ATL 33 28 0.8% -1.1% 31 232 249 4 42% 0 0/0
C.Collinsworth CIN 32 30 6.3% 5.4% 24 227 182 1 54% 1 0/0
K.Taylor KC 30 37 17.4% 24.7% 13 105 123 0 69% 0 0/0
S.Starring 2TM 28 24 8.8% 5.6% 17 164 148 0 47% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Greer SF 26 20 10.3% 5.5% 15 120 130 0 53% 0 0/0
J.Taylor SF 24 23 -3.4% -3.8% 35 325 251 2 40% 0 0/0
T.Johnson PIT 17 15 -2.8% -4.2% 25 237 169 0 40% 0 0/0
F.Anderson LARM 16 14 -5.9% -6.7% 32 319 215 0 34% 0 0/0
I.Hillary CIN 10 5 -4.5% -8.6% 15 76 112 1 33% 0 1/29
M.Bellini IND 2 1 -10.4% -11.8% 10 64 62 0 50% 0 0/0
P.McConkey NYG 1 2 -11.2% -10.4% 10 72 61 0 50% 0 0/0
G.Garrity PHI 1 -7 -12.5% -15.1% 36 208 225 1 47% 0 0/0
K.Edwards DAL -1 -4 -14.0% -16.4% 14 93 80 0 36% 0 0/0
Da.Flutie SD -3 7 -14.1% -9.9% 32 208 188 2 56% 1 0/0
W.Thompson PIT -4 7 -13.8% -10.8% 46 370 279 1 35% 0 1/28
G.Kozlowski CHI -4 -9 -18.3% -25.3% 11 92 54 0 27% 0 0/0
L.Harris HOIL -5 -6 -15.9% -16.6% 20 136 114 0 50% 0 0/0
A.Matthews 2TM -14 -4 -16.9% -14.0% 41 231 250 2 49% 0 0/0
M.Ingram NYG -14 -8 -20.6% -16.9% 24 158 126 1 54% 0 1/13
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
W.Davis CHI -21 -16 -20.0% -18.4% 36 220 201 0 42% 0 2/27
K.Sohn NYJ -25 -31 -27.8% -31.7% 21 66 97 2 33% 0 0/0
F.Pillow TB -29 -48 -22.8% -29.2% 39 206 191 1 38% 0 1/4
J.Hester ATL -33 -31 -28.8% -27.9% 28 176 117 0 43% 1 0/0
G.Taylor TB -34 -42 -41.8% -47.9% 15 53 45 0 33% 0 0/0
W.Drewrey HOIL -36 -27 -29.0% -25.1% 30 170 124 1 37% 0 0/0
G.McNeil CLE1 -38 -37 -47.5% -46.3% 14 74 33 0 36% 0 0/0
T.Kane SEA -39 -41 -60.6% -63.2% 12 32 9 0 50% 0 0/0
P.Epps GB -39 -35 -33.5% -31.3% 24 99 96 0 46% 0 1/27
R.Clark NO -46 -38 -26.4% -24.1% 45 245 204 2 42% 1 1/8
B.Perriman NO -51 -53 -27.1% -27.5% 47 215 213 2 34% 0 1/21
E.Gay DAL -51 -63 -32.2% -36.7% 35 205 138 1 43% 1 1/6
W.Chandler SF -55 -58 -59.3% -62.0% 15 33 15 0 27% 0 0/0
L.Lewis MIN -63 -70 -39.4% -42.5% 31 141 99 1 35% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
L.Lipps PIT 88 1 88 1 253.8% 1 256.2% 6 129 1 0
J.Jensen MIA 75 2 73 3 92.5% 5 88.9% 10 68 0 0
J.Rice SF 69 3 74 2 38.3% 9 43.8% 13 107 1 0
F.Dixon ATL 56 4 51 5 139.5% 2 122.5% 7 69 0 0
D.Gentry CHI 52 5 52 4 79.2% 6 77.5% 7 86 1 0
P.Mandley DET 44 6 36 7 134.4% 3 101.1% 6 44 1 0
A.Reed BUF 38 7 41 6 104.8% 4 117.3% 6 64 0 0
Q.Early SD 31 8 32 8 46.7% 8 49.4% 7 63 0 0
R.Nattiel DEN 24 9 24 10 63.5% 7 61.4% 5 51 0 0
C.Verdin IND 24 10 27 9 23.5% 10 31.2% 8 77 0 0
A.Monk WAS 18 11 20 11 13.5% 11 18.8% 7 46 0 0
B.Brooks IND 12 12 11 13 7.4% 12 4.1% 5 62 0 1
A.Miller SD 12 13 19 12 -7.6% 13 12.0% 7 45 0 0
I.Fryar NE 3 14 1 14 -28.0% 14 -36.3% 6 12 0 0
Br.Blades SEA -7 15 -4 16 -72.3% 16 -58.3% 5 24 0 1
T.Brown LARD -15 16 -3 15 -60.2% 15 -43.4% 14 49 1 1