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TIGHT ENDS 2019

Regular season totals, through Week 6

Revised as of 10/15/2019

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, opponent adjustments are currently at 60% strength.

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

RECEIVING: Minimum 12 passes, 44 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Hooper ATL 126 1 126 1 32.4% 4 32.3% 50 480 543 3 84% 0 1/9
D.Waller OAK 77 2 57 5 22.1% 8 14.5% 42 359 389 0 88% 0 0/0
W.Dissly SEA 68 3 79 3 32.5% 3 39.0% 27 262 291 4 85% 1 0/0
H.Henry LAC 64 4 68 4 60.3% 1 64.0% 14 160 221 2 86% 0 0/0
T.Kelce KC 59 5 80 2 11.3% 13 17.7% 49 497 397 1 65% 0 0/0
J.Witten DAL 56 6 49 8 23.4% 6 19.8% 27 230 275 2 81% 1 1/13
G.Kittle SF 54 7 56 6 15.9% 10 16.5% 37 338 316 1 84% 0 0/0
D.Fells HOU 49 8 51 7 34.0% 2 35.4% 20 159 209 3 75% 0 0/0
J.Akins HOU 40 9 45 9 28.9% 5 33.5% 18 196 180 2 72% 0 0/0
T.Higbee LAR 25 10 25 13 10.2% 14 10.5% 21 154 176 1 76% 0 0/0
F.Moreau OAK 25 11 23 14 22.3% 7 19.7% 12 97 126 1 83% 0 0/0
J.O'Shaughnessy JAX 25 12 20 18 11.8% 12 8.1% 20 153 162 2 70% 0 0/0
O.J.Howard TB 23 13 7 24 10.2% 15 -1.8% 18 176 158 0 72% 1 1/29
V.McDonald PIT 22 14 28 12 14.6% 11 20.3% 17 127 134 2 82% 0 0/0
R.Seals-Jones CLE 22 15 37 11 20.9% 9 40.5% 12 143 112 2 58% 0 0/0
E.Ebron IND 19 16 22 15 8.3% 16 10.7% 20 136 147 2 45% 0 1/13
J.Graham GB 18 17 10 22 3.0% 21 -1.4% 26 149 188 2 54% 0 2/44
J.Doyle IND 18 18 22 16 5.8% 18 8.6% 20 128 153 1 70% 0 0/0
G.Olsen CAR 17 19 22 17 -0.3% 23 1.5% 38 278 245 2 58% 0 0/0
C.Brate TB 16 20 13 20 7.7% 17 4.9% 15 119 122 2 80% 0 0/0
H.Hurst BAL 12 21 17 19 3.5% 19 7.2% 17 131 123 1 76% 0 0/0
M.Andrews BAL 11 22 43 10 -3.6% 24 7.6% 47 410 265 3 72% 2 0/0
M.Lewis GB 9 23 12 21 3.2% 20 6.6% 12 119 90 0 75% 0 0/0
K.Rudolph MIN 7 24 1 28 1.5% 22 -6.2% 12 72 83 0 75% 0 1/24
D.Walker TEN 6 25 -9 30 -3.8% 25 -11.9% 31 215 168 2 68% 1 1/11
T.J.Hockenson DET 3 26 5 25 -5.6% 27 -4.2% 25 187 152 2 60% 0 0/0
B.Jarwin DAL 2 27 3 26 -4.5% 26 -3.9% 14 119 76 1 71% 0 0/0
G.Everett LAR -1 28 -12 32 -7.9% 28 -12.6% 32 232 181 1 63% 0 0/0
C.J.Uzomah CIN -3 29 8 23 -10.7% 31 3.1% 12 108 60 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Cook NO -5 30 -6 29 -9.9% 30 -10.7% 27 168 146 2 56% 0 0/0
Z.Ertz PHI -6 31 -15 35 -9.0% 29 -11.6% 54 366 276 1 61% 1 0/0
D.Knox BUF -7 32 1 27 -13.3% 33 -6.0% 18 156 80 1 56% 0 0/0
D.Goedert PHI -10 33 -19 36 -14.9% 34 -21.9% 18 91 87 1 56% 0 0/0
N.Fant DEN -14 34 -14 34 -17.1% 35 -17.4% 20 152 87 1 70% 1 0/0
E.Engram NYG -14 35 -19 37 -11.7% 32 -13.1% 48 373 242 2 69% 0 0/0
N.Boyle BAL -16 36 -10 31 -21.3% 37 -16.3% 18 125 60 0 61% 0 0/0
J.Sprinkle WAS -20 37 -14 33 -26.6% 38 -20.4% 15 99 44 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Eifert CIN -22 38 -22 38 -20.8% 36 -21.3% 23 108 87 1 65% 0 1/6
J.Hill NO -23 39 -23 39 -34.2% 40 -34.1% 13 78 22 0 69% 0 0/0
V.Davis WAS -28 40 -33 41 -30.1% 39 -34.0% 19 123 43 1 53% 0 0/0
T.Burton CHI -32 41 -32 40 -41.9% 41 -41.7% 15 57 8 0 73% 0 0/0
G.Swaim JAX -44 42 -51 44 -55.0% 44 -62.5% 17 65 -18 0 76% 0 0/0
R.Ellison NYG -49 43 -50 43 -54.1% 42 -54.7% 16 76 -19 0 63% 0 0/0
M.Gesicki MIA -52 44 -47 42 -55.0% 43 -50.7% 18 102 -21 0 50% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-11 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Williams ARI 45 45 80.8% 80.0% 7 98 141 1 100% 0 0/0
R.Izzo NE 39 34 61.5% 52.7% 9 114 131 1 67% 0 0/0
I.Smith MIN 23 21 33.0% 29.0% 8 93 100 0 88% 0 0/0
R.Tonyan GB 16 17 48.0% 51.4% 6 66 58 0 67% 0 0/0
L.Thomas DET 12 7 22.4% 10.1% 6 47 60 0 83% 0 0/0
J.James DET 10 7 13.1% 6.7% 8 54 61 0 75% 0 0/0
J.Smith TEN 9 3 11.2% -1.7% 9 97 63 0 67% 0 0/0
L.Willson SEA 9 9 15.0% 14.7% 6 52 53 0 83% 0 0/0
D.Njoku CLE 8 7 12.3% 11.7% 7 37 50 1 57% 0 0/0
A.Shaheen CHI 7 1 6.6% -4.4% 8 50 54 0 88% 0 0/0
V.Green LAC 5 2 4.2% -2.3% 6 33 52 0 67% 0 1/22
M.Alie-Cox IND 4 2 3.9% -0.6% 6 38 36 0 67% 0 0/0
L.Kendricks LAC 2 5 -3.0% 6.2% 6 50 36 0 50% 0 0/0
M.LaCosse NE 1 1 -4.6% -4.2% 6 55 38 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Clay ARI 0 6 -7.5% 3.0% 9 58 48 0 78% 0 0/0
N.Vannett 2TM -4 0 -14.7% -6.3% 9 71 33 0 78% 0 0/0
D.Carrier OAK -4 -6 -15.0% -19.6% 7 55 35 0 71% 0 0/0
J.Heuerman DEN -6 -7 -16.7% -17.5% 10 67 42 0 70% 0 0/0
R.Griffin NYJ -9 -7 -19.9% -18.3% 10 45 38 1 80% 0 0/0
T.Sweeney BUF -25 -22 -59.5% -53.2% 8 38 -14 0 38% 0 0/0
D.Harris CLE -25 -31 -57.5% -68.2% 6 6 -13 1 50% 0 0/0
L.Stocker ATL -56 -55 -115.4% -112.0% 8 16 -79 0 63% 1 0/0

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