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TIGHT ENDS 2019

Regular season totals, through Week 2

Revised as of 9/17/2019

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.

Because it is early in the season, there are currently no opponent adjustments. Opponent adjustments will begin after Week 4.

Clicking on a player's name will bring you to his FO player page with advanced stats through the most recent season.

RECEIVING: Minimum 4 passes, 43 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Andrews BAL 75 1 66.8% 3 17 220 248 2 94% 1 0/0
W.Dissly SEA 43 2 90.3% 2 7 62 130 2 86% 0 0/0
T.Kelce KC 40 3 29.4% 8 17 195 179 1 59% 0 0/0
D.Walker TEN 35 4 37.3% 6 12 94 141 2 75% 0 0/0
D.Waller OAK 32 5 26.6% 11 15 133 150 0 87% 0 0/0
T.J.Hockenson DET 32 6 32.7% 7 12 138 135 1 58% 0 0/0
B.Jarwin DAL 28 7 120.8% 1 4 61 80 1 100% 0 0/0
V.McDonald PIT 25 8 28.4% 9 11 78 112 2 82% 0 0/0
C.J.Uzomah CIN 24 9 62.3% 4 5 66 82 0 80% 0 0/0
G.Kittle SF 21 10 16.7% 12 13 108 119 0 85% 0 0/0
H.Henry LAC 20 11 50.2% 5 5 60 73 0 80% 0 0/0
A.Hooper ATL 18 12 9.4% 19 15 111 130 0 87% 0 1/9
J.Graham GB 15 13 26.6% 10 8 30 71 1 38% 0 1/38
T.Higbee LAR 12 14 14.7% 16 8 41 74 1 75% 0 0/0
E.Ebron IND 10 15 15.7% 13 7 33 59 1 57% 0 0/0
H.Hurst BAL 10 16 15.5% 14 5 42 58 1 80% 0 0/0
E.Engram NYG 9 17 -1.0% 23 22 164 148 1 77% 0 0/0
J.Witten DAL 9 18 8.3% 21 8 40 72 2 88% 0 0/0
J.O'Shaughnessy JAX 9 19 8.8% 20 9 60 67 0 89% 0 0/0
D.Njoku CLE 8 20 14.3% 17 7 37 52 1 57% 0 0/0
N.Boyle BAL 8 21 15.1% 15 6 40 45 0 67% 0 0/0
J.James DET 7 22 13.4% 18 5 33 41 0 80% 0 0/0
J.Doyle IND 5 23 5.2% 22 5 41 41 0 60% 0 0/0
G.Olsen CAR 3 24 -4.4% 27 18 146 104 0 56% 0 0/0
V.Davis WAS 3 25 -2.7% 25 11 88 62 1 64% 0 0/0
A.Shaheen CHI 1 26 -1.8% 24 5 30 26 0 80% 0 0/0
J.Akins HOU 1 27 -3.5% 26 5 42 22 0 60% 0 0/0
G.Everett LAR -2 28 -12.8% 28 6 28 30 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Cook NO -6 29 -16.7% 29 10 62 42 0 40% 0 0/0
N.Fant DEN -9 30 -19.8% 30 9 62 39 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Brate TB -9 31 -44.5% 34 4 18 1 0 100% 0 0/0
D.Carrier OAK -9 32 -30.3% 32 5 33 13 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Heuerman DEN -14 33 -46.4% 35 5 21 0 0 80% 0 0/0
M.Lewis GB -15 34 -59.3% 37 4 14 -9 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Fells HOU -15 35 -63.4% 38 4 9 -10 0 25% 0 0/0
M.Gesicki MIA -18 36 -46.4% 36 8 42 -1 0 38% 0 0/0
G.Swaim JAX -21 37 -64.3% 39 8 31 -15 0 88% 0 0/0
R.Griffin NYJ -21 38 -73.7% 43 5 10 -19 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Eifert CIN -23 39 -37.9% 33 11 36 13 1 73% 0 0/0
D.Knox BUF -23 40 -68.7% 40 6 19 -19 0 33% 0 0/0
O.J.Howard TB -23 41 -72.7% 42 5 32 -21 0 80% 1 0/0
K.Rudolph MIN -24 42 -68.9% 41 6 9 -20 0 50% 0 0/0
Z.Ertz PHI -26 43 -24.2% 31 23 126 73 0 57% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 3-3 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Braunecker CHI 7 29.2% 3 24 30 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Sweeney BUF 7 30.9% 3 35 29 0 67% 0 0/0
N.Vannett SEA 3 19.9% 3 29 18 0 100% 0 0/0
D.Sample CIN 1 -1.4% 3 25 20 0 67% 0 0/0
D.Goedert PHI -1 -12.4% 3 16 12 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Clay ARI -2 -16.4% 3 11 11 0 67% 0 0/0
V.Green LAC -5 -27.1% 3 13 10 0 67% 0 0/0
R.Ellison NYG -8 -57.9% 3 16 -4 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Burton CHI -12 -71.2% 3 5 -11 0 67% 0 0/0

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