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WIDE RECEIVERS 2018

Regular season totals, through Week 2

Revised as of 9/18/2018

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.

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RECEIVING: Minimum 8 passes, 77 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Jackson TB 157 1 190.9% 1 9 275 294 3 100% 0 1/15
T.Hill KC 131 2 102.5% 2 14 259 285 3 86% 0 0/0
B.Cooks LAR 115 3 63.6% 8 17 246 292 0 71% 0 2/87
E.Sanders DEN 98 4 74.8% 5 15 220 236 1 93% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB 96 5 48.2% 10 19 230 270 2 89% 1 0/0
K.Cole JAX 77 6 71.6% 6 12 170 188 1 83% 0 0/0
M.Thomas NO 69 7 15.4% 29 30 269 301 3 93% 2 0/0
A.Thielen MIN 61 8 19.2% 22 25 233 247 1 72% 0 0/0
M.Williams LAC 61 9 90.8% 3 8 108 138 1 88% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 56 10 64.3% 7 9 113 143 1 89% 0 0/0
K.Stills MIA 53 11 75.9% 4 8 123 128 2 75% 0 0/0
A.J.Green CIN 53 12 24.3% 16 17 161 196 4 65% 2 1/36
K.Allen LAC 51 13 21.0% 19 19 175 199 1 74% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB 48 14 26.5% 14 16 172 170 1 81% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 45 15 12.6% 32 22 188 213 1 64% 0 1/16
T.Pryor NYJ 43 16 42.8% 11 11 133 128 0 64% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Adams GB 43 17 15.8% 27 20 152 188 2 65% 0 0/0
S.Diggs MIN 43 18 15.6% 28 19 171 185 3 63% 0 0/0
K.Golladay DET 42 19 10.7% 33 21 203 206 1 62% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown BAL 41 20 25.2% 15 14 136 147 2 50% 0 1/30
G.Allison GB 40 21 29.4% 13 14 133 138 1 79% 0 0/0
D.Pettis SF 40 22 55.6% 9 7 96 108 1 43% 0 1/15
W.Snead BAL 37 23 19.5% 21 14 103 147 1 64% 0 1/28
A.Cooper OAK 35 24 21.0% 18 13 125 136 0 85% 0 0/0
C.Kupp LAR 34 25 16.8% 26 15 115 146 1 73% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 34 26 18.1% 23 14 110 139 1 86% 0 0/0
D.Westbrook JAX 32 27 22.9% 17 11 134 119 1 82% 1 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 31 28 4.6% 37 22 129 193 2 55% 0 1/37
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 31 29 1.1% 38 27 240 231 1 67% 0 0/0
C.Ridley ATL 31 30 39.3% 12 7 64 95 1 57% 0 1/14
T.Boyd CIN 29 31 17.1% 25 14 117 121 1 64% 0 0/0
S.Watkins KC 28 32 17.3% 24 12 121 118 0 75% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Godwin TB 27 33 20.6% 20 10 97 106 2 80% 1 0/0
C.Beasley DAL 24 34 12.9% 31 11 86 110 0 82% 0 1/8
B.Marshall SEA 22 35 14.8% 30 12 90 99 1 58% 0 0/0
R.Grant IND 16 36 5.1% 35 11 89 99 0 91% 0 0/0
T.Lockett SEA 16 37 5.1% 36 11 119 95 2 73% 1 0/0
B.Ellington HOU 15 38 7.5% 34 11 82 85 1 64% 0 0/0
N.Agholor PHI 14 39 -4.1% 43 22 174 159 1 73% 0 0/0
D.Funchess CAR 14 40 0.3% 39 14 118 110 0 71% 0 0/0
J.Jones ATL 14 41 -6.2% 47 28 233 196 0 54% 0 0/0
A.Robinson CHI 10 42 -6.8% 48 21 144 149 0 67% 0 0/0
P.Garcon SF 9 43 -1.9% 40 10 78 79 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Landry CLE 9 44 -7.4% 49 22 175 148 0 55% 0 0/0
D.Thompson DAL 8 45 -2.1% 41 10 60 74 0 70% 0 0/0
J.Wright CAR 7 46 -5.0% 45 12 85 91 1 67% 1 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 7 47 -9.0% 52 24 162 166 0 63% 0 2/45
A.Wilson MIA 7 48 -3.1% 42 9 68 69 1 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Hogan NE 7 49 -4.4% 44 10 53 75 2 40% 0 0/0
M.Jones DET 6 50 -8.4% 51 17 108 133 1 47% 0 2/23
L.Fitzgerald ARI 5 51 -7.9% 50 15 104 100 0 67% 0 0/0
Z.Jones BUF 5 52 -5.3% 46 9 89 62 0 56% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO 3 53 -9.8% 54 13 123 93 1 69% 1 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ 3 54 -11.2% 55 21 155 146 1 62% 1 1/5
T.Smith CAR 3 55 -9.4% 53 9 48 66 1 44% 0 1/16
P.Richardson WAS -1 56 -14.0% 56 12 85 70 0 67% 0 0/0
M.Crabtree BAL -3 57 -14.7% 57 16 94 102 1 50% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA -3 58 -16.2% 58 11 65 63 0 64% 0 0/0
S.Shepard NYG -5 59 -19.5% 59 12 72 56 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Nelson OAK -6 60 -22.1% 62 8 53 39 0 63% 0 0/0
J.Doctson WAS -6 61 -20.1% 61 10 48 57 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Woods LAR -10 62 -19.8% 60 18 118 98 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Amendola MIA -13 63 -30.0% 64 10 58 42 0 80% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS -13 64 -34.6% 67 8 40 30 0 63% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
L.Treadwell MIN -15 65 -32.2% 66 10 41 39 1 40% 0 0/0
T.Williams LAC -15 66 -36.7% 69 8 56 30 1 63% 1 0/0
M.Sanu ATL -18 67 -42.6% 71 8 37 22 0 75% 0 0/0
K.Benjamin BUF -18 68 -36.5% 68 10 29 35 1 30% 0 1/20
Tr.Taylor SF -22 69 -48.9% 76 8 28 17 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE -28 70 -44.8% 73 11 85 30 0 55% 1 0/0
C.Sutton DEN -29 71 -45.9% 75 11 54 28 0 27% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief JAX -33 72 -45.3% 74 14 48 34 1 36% 0 0/0
G.Tate DET -37 73 -28.9% 63 28 188 130 1 50% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel CHI -40 74 -53.2% 77 12 55 21 0 75% 0 0/0
D.Thomas DEN -45 75 -39.0% 70 21 81 73 1 52% 0 0/0
A.Brown PIT -46 76 -31.8% 65 33 160 128 1 55% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -51 77 -44.6% 72 20 117 55 0 55% 1 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 3-7 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Callaway CLE 33 63.5% 5 81 83 1 60% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK 32 70.8% 5 54 78 1 80% 0 0/0
J.Gordon CLE 15 33.7% 3 17 47 1 33% 0 1/18
A.Carr NO 12 29.1% 3 20 40 0 67% 0 1/25
Ja.Brown SEA 10 14.2% 6 43 45 0 67% 0 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 8 9.0% 5 32 42 1 60% 0 0/0
M.Bryant OAK 5 2.1% 4 30 33 0 100% 0 0/0
C.Rogers IND 5 -3.7% 6 35 48 0 100% 0 0/0
C.Latimer NYG 3 -1.9% 3 41 24 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Conley KC 2 -5.6% 3 32 22 1 100% 1 0/0
M.Gallup DAL 0 -12.1% 3 14 25 0 67% 0 1/10
T.Williams DAL -2 -21.4% 3 18 14 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Anderson NYJ -2 -17.2% 6 68 37 1 67% 1 0/0
A.Holmes BUF -3 -19.9% 6 33 28 0 33% 0 0/0
T.Sharpe TEN -5 -23.9% 5 31 27 0 40% 0 0/0
A.Hurns DAL -6 -28.2% 5 29 22 0 40% 0 0/0
A.Miller CHI -6 -24.9% 6 25 32 1 67% 0 0/0
R.Switzer PIT -7 -42.7% 3 14 9 0 33% 0 0/0
J.Washington PIT -11 -40.1% 5 14 17 1 20% 0 0/0
K.Aiken PHI -11 -40.1% 6 39 17 0 83% 0 0/0
A.Humphries TB -13 -37.5% 7 35 24 0 57% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -14 -63.6% 4 14 2 0 75% 0 0/0
T.Patrick DEN -15 -56.9% 4 26 5 0 25% 0 0/0
R.Foster BUF -16 -59.2% 4 11 4 0 25% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.J.Jones DET -16 -74.4% 3 6 -3 0 33% 0 0/0
C.Patterson NE -17 -51.3% 6 24 11 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Ross CIN -17 -50.0% 6 11 12 1 33% 0 0/0
R.Matthews TEN -19 -87.3% 4 8 -7 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Kerley BUF -19 -77.6% 4 7 -4 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Kirk ARI -21 -52.2% 7 31 12 0 71% 0 0/0
M.Wallace PHI -23 -75.9% 3 0 -4 0 0% 0 1/8
J.Hunter PIT -23 -71.3% 5 6 -2 0 20% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LAC -35 -104.0% 5 1 -20 0 20% 0 0/0
DJ Chark JAX -39 -123.4% 4 13 -29 0 25% 1 0/0
C.Williams ARI -40 -105.1% 6 0 -24 0 0% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
T.Gabriel CHI 18 1 92.1% 4 3 17 0 0
N.Agholor PHI 17 2 277.1% 1 2 18 0 0
C.Kupp LAR 17 3 87.2% 5 2 16 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 16 4 93.4% 3 2 29 0 0
C.Patterson NE 15 5 129.6% 2 4 18 0 0
A.Wilson MIA 14 6 20.3% 7 4 15 0 0
T.Austin DAL 7 7 22.9% 6 2 16 0 0
R.Switzer PIT 5 8 5.2% 8 3 13 0 0
S.Diggs MIN 3 9 -15.0% 9 2 9 0 0
D.J.Moore CAR 2 10 -16.5% 10 2 10 0 0
A.Callaway CLE 2 11 -23.5% 11 2 7 0 0
T.Hill KC 0 12 -38.1% 12 2 4 0 0