Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, through Week 6

Revised as of 10/17/2017

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.

Opponent adjustments are currently at 60 percent strength and will increase 10 percent each week until they are 100 percent after Week 10.

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 24 passes, 78 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Brown PIT 175 1 163 1 17.8% 14 15.7% 74 700 728 2 65% 1 2/63
D.Thomas DEN 140 2 117 6 23.9% 8 17.9% 44 380 517 0 64% 1 5/97
D.Hopkins HOU 130 3 112 7 10.9% 22 7.7% 65 382 639 6 57% 0 7/97
J.Nelson GB 129 4 123 4 25.8% 7 24.1% 38 290 462 6 66% 0 2/6
S.Diggs MIN 127 5 135 2 30.8% 3 33.6% 36 395 425 4 64% 0 1/12
M.Crabtree OAK 126 6 122 5 32.1% 1 30.7% 34 304 414 5 74% 0 1/24
B.Cooks NE 114 7 128 3 22.4% 11 26.8% 41 472 433 2 59% 0 2/38
C.Kupp LARM 110 8 98 11 30.1% 4 25.2% 32 265 373 2 59% 0 1/25
J.Jones ATL 105 9 106 8 22.6% 10 23.0% 37 367 397 0 68% 0 2/34
N.Agholor PHI 102 10 99 10 32.0% 2 30.7% 30 321 335 4 67% 0 0/0
J.Kearse NYJ 99 11 87 14 26.7% 5 22.0% 32 299 350 3 81% 1 1/11
K.Benjamin CAR 96 12 90 13 18.4% 13 16.5% 38 371 393 1 68% 0 1/5
D.Adams GB 93 13 79 21 11.0% 20 7.6% 49 339 456 5 57% 0 1/11
A.J.Green CIN 88 14 85 17 8.7% 24 7.8% 51 512 468 3 63% 1 1/6
A.Hurns JAC 87 15 87 15 22.4% 12 22.5% 30 244 330 2 70% 0 1/15
T.Hill KC 87 16 86 16 14.8% 17 14.7% 41 390 384 2 73% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Jones DET 85 17 79 22 13.8% 18 11.8% 40 280 388 3 50% 0 4/92
T.Y.Hilton IND 84 18 104 9 13.0% 19 19.0% 41 485 391 1 61% 1 1/34
S.Watkins LARM 79 19 76 23 26.6% 6 25.0% 24 222 279 2 63% 0 1/8
D.Amendola NE 78 20 96 12 17.8% 15 24.9% 32 307 324 1 81% 1 0/0
A.Thielen MIN 77 21 81 20 6.2% 28 7.1% 53 489 449 0 72% 3 2/64
K.Wright CHI 71 22 82 19 22.8% 9 28.1% 26 236 269 1 77% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB 70 23 59 30 14.9% 16 10.5% 34 246 312 1 76% 0 0/0
G.Tate DET 68 24 74 24 6.3% 27 8.0% 47 363 389 2 77% 0 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI 67 25 83 18 0.5% 39 3.7% 62 465 511 3 68% 1 1/9
M.Thomas NO 60 26 70 25 4.6% 30 7.6% 43 321 369 2 65% 0 0/0
M.Lee JAC 55 27 46 34 5.0% 29 2.0% 40 291 337 0 50% 0 2/49
R.Matthews TEN 54 28 56 31 4.4% 31 5.2% 42 353 333 1 57% 0 0/0
K.Allen LACH 53 29 61 28 -2.2% 46 -0.7% 61 446 490 1 54% 0 3/61
D.Funchess CAR 50 30 50 32 1.7% 36 1.6% 45 305 358 3 60% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB 48 31 59 29 0.3% 41 3.2% 48 371 376 3 56% 0 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 48 32 63 27 0.8% 38 5.2% 41 302 360 3 61% 0 2/32
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Parker MIA 47 33 40 39 8.4% 25 5.2% 28 236 251 1 68% 0 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI 47 34 49 33 10.9% 21 11.8% 27 277 232 2 63% 1 0/0
P.Garcon SF 45 35 41 36 -2.1% 45 -3.2% 56 434 417 0 59% 0 1/12
C.Hogan NE 43 36 63 26 0.4% 40 6.7% 41 307 330 5 59% 0 0/0
A.Humphries TB 40 37 41 35 2.9% 34 3.4% 32 258 267 0 72% 0 0/0
T.Williams DAL 39 38 31 44 7.0% 26 2.9% 25 180 217 0 76% 0 0/0
B.Fowler DEN 37 39 26 47 8.9% 23 2.7% 24 140 195 2 54% 0 0/0
M.Wallace BAL 33 40 22 51 3.1% 33 -2.2% 27 239 220 1 56% 0 0/0
E.Sanders DEN 33 41 18 54 -2.7% 48 -7.2% 41 276 315 2 59% 0 1/10
D.Jackson TB 32 42 39 41 -1.7% 44 0.9% 35 287 281 2 49% 0 1/15
T.Williams LACH 31 43 40 38 1.2% 37 5.0% 29 287 231 1 69% 1 1/17
M.Sanu ATL 31 44 26 48 3.6% 32 0.6% 24 163 204 1 67% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 30 45 39 40 -2.7% 47 0.3% 39 284 291 1 69% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 30 46 34 42 0.3% 42 2.1% 28 241 232 1 57% 0 0/0
R.Woods LARM 28 47 26 49 -3.1% 51 -4.1% 37 322 284 0 59% 1 1/5
T.Lockett SEA 28 48 40 37 2.5% 35 9.0% 24 195 193 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Jeffery PHI 26 49 19 52 -5.7% 53 -7.5% 49 317 337 2 49% 0 1/41
T.Smith PHI 24 50 30 45 -0.5% 43 2.3% 25 210 200 1 56% 0 1/36
S.Shepard NYG 22 51 26 46 -3.0% 50 -1.2% 29 265 221 1 76% 1 0/0
T.Pryor WAS 21 52 24 50 -3.5% 52 -2.5% 29 209 220 1 55% 0 0/0
P.Richardson SEA 20 53 33 43 -2.9% 49 2.9% 27 208 201 2 52% 0 0/0
M.Bryant PIT 13 54 11 58 -7.5% 54 -8.3% 34 231 234 1 50% 0 2/59
E.Decker TEN 11 55 13 57 -8.7% 57 -7.8% 35 226 242 0 66% 0 1/16
Jo.Brown ARI 11 56 19 53 -7.6% 55 -4.0% 27 168 191 2 44% 0 2/41
Ja.Brown ARI 10 57 17 55 -9.0% 58 -6.2% 36 274 234 1 50% 0 1/3
T.Benjamin LACH 8 58 15 56 -7.9% 56 -4.4% 24 198 156 1 54% 0 0/0
K.Stills MIA 5 59 4 60 -9.8% 59 -10.5% 24 163 158 2 58% 1 0/0
J.Maclin BAL 5 60 -1 62 -10.4% 60 -13.3% 28 159 184 2 57% 0 1/7
T.J.Jones DET 4 61 8 59 -10.8% 61 -8.7% 25 173 169 0 52% 0 1/4
T.Gabriel ATL -2 62 -1 61 -13.5% 62 -13.1% 26 168 163 1 54% 0 0/0
R.Louis CLE -12 63 -12 63 -16.9% 63 -17.0% 35 229 208 0 51% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL -15 64 -16 64 -19.9% 65 -20.2% 26 109 147 2 58% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Robinson SF -21 65 -22 65 -24.6% 68 -24.9% 24 153 113 1 38% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL -23 66 -29 68 -18.2% 64 -19.8% 48 264 296 3 44% 0 1/21
M.Goodwin SF -25 67 -26 66 -21.7% 67 -22.1% 35 269 189 0 46% 0 0/0
B.LaFell CIN -29 68 -41 73 -26.6% 70 -32.3% 25 108 127 0 60% 0 1/16
K.Britt CLE -30 69 -28 67 -29.6% 72 -28.8% 23 121 98 1 35% 0 1/10
Tr.Taylor SF -37 70 -34 69 -30.4% 73 -28.7% 26 110 116 1 54% 0 1/6
J.Landry MIA -38 71 -36 70 -21.2% 66 -20.7% 57 272 306 2 67% 0 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ -39 72 -45 74 -24.9% 69 -26.8% 41 296 201 1 44% 0 0/0
B.Marshall NYG -41 73 -40 72 -27.9% 71 -27.4% 33 154 160 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS -44 74 -37 71 -37.8% 74 -33.6% 24 121 78 0 71% 1 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -70 75 -65 75 -52.5% 77 -49.6% 23 66 40 0 22% 0 1/19
R.Higgins CLE -71 76 -73 76 -47.3% 76 -48.5% 27 125 62 0 44% 0 0/0
A.Cooper OAK -88 77 -91 78 -41.9% 75 -43.1% 38 146 115 1 47% 1 1/17
K.Aiken IND -92 78 -82 77 -56.7% 78 -52.1% 28 90 34 0 36% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 5-23 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Butler DAL 98 97 97.7% 96.9% 11 209 216 2 73% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO 86 89 40.0% 41.8% 20 212 261 2 75% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 86 97 54.6% 63.1% 14 154 232 5 57% 0 1/45
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 74 66 28.2% 23.9% 23 192 256 2 65% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ 69 82 32.7% 41.4% 20 193 224 1 95% 0 0/0
J.Matthews BUF 63 56 48.8% 41.8% 13 162 178 1 77% 0 0/0
B.Coleman NO 57 63 36.0% 40.7% 15 160 181 2 67% 0 0/0
A.Wilson KC 54 51 24.0% 21.7% 19 158 201 1 84% 0 0/0
C.Conley KC 54 47 30.3% 25.2% 16 175 181 0 69% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS 50 51 19.1% 20.3% 20 158 201 2 65% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 42 39 36.3% 33.2% 9 35 130 2 67% 0 1/24
R.Lewis NYG 37 31 25.1% 18.4% 13 117 135 1 69% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK 36 33 13.1% 10.7% 19 157 167 1 74% 1 1/8
B.Ellington HOU 34 37 9.3% 11.4% 19 155 174 1 58% 0 1/31
M.Hollins PHI 33 37 78.6% 89.2% 5 70 78 0 100% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
DA.Thomas KC 31 29 50.5% 46.1% 7 83 87 2 86% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 29 24 7.5% 3.7% 17 153 161 0 59% 0 1/7
Ta.Taylor TEN 29 33 16.2% 20.4% 12 133 125 1 58% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN 22 18 8.5% 5.0% 13 93 115 0 62% 0 1/17
J.Doctson WAS 21 23 13.5% 16.4% 9 90 97 2 44% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 19 13 8.4% 1.8% 11 65 101 1 55% 0 1/6
P.Dorsett NE 18 14 18.7% 11.5% 8 85 71 0 50% 0 0/0
A.Erickson CIN 17 19 20.0% 23.9% 7 74 68 0 71% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 16 20 12.8% 17.9% 8 61 76 0 63% 0 0/0
D.Thompson CHI 16 20 -1.4% 2.0% 18 125 137 1 61% 0 0/0
K.Golladay DET 12 11 -1.9% -2.3% 15 102 106 2 47% 0 0/0
R.Shepard CAR 6 5 -6.1% -7.7% 14 99 88 1 57% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 5 5 -3.3% -3.3% 7 39 53 1 57% 0 0/0
B.Golden ARI 5 6 2.7% 5.9% 5 50 35 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA 4 6 -1.3% 3.6% 4 15 35 0 75% 0 1/26
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Bellamy CHI 3 12 -10.7% -4.2% 17 114 116 0 59% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 1 0 -11.8% -13.2% 8 41 53 0 50% 0 1/20
J.Abbrederis DET -5 -2 -21.9% -16.5% 7 44 39 0 43% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE -6 -11 -18.3% -23.8% 13 62 74 1 46% 0 0/0
C.Matthews BAL -6 -13 -25.4% -40.1% 6 25 30 0 50% 0 0/0
K.Clay BUF -6 -9 -31.3% -39.5% 5 28 19 0 20% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -7 -10 -19.0% -22.3% 13 73 76 0 54% 0 0/0
K.Williams CLE -7 -7 -17.0% -17.1% 17 84 120 0 53% 0 3/43
B.Treggs CLE -7 -10 -24.6% -28.5% 9 48 40 0 33% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT -8 -7 -22.3% -21.9% 11 54 53 0 55% 0 0/0
T.Lewis NO -11 -7 -26.9% -21.7% 10 84 47 0 70% 0 0/0
T.Boyd CIN -13 -15 -31.4% -34.8% 9 43 36 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Hunter PIT -14 -16 -60.9% -67.6% 5 11 3 0 40% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA -14 -9 -36.9% -27.3% 7 26 27 0 43% 0 1/20
C.Patterson OAK -15 -20 -29.7% -35.3% 12 49 49 0 83% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Moore BAL -17 -21 -41.5% -47.6% 8 44 23 0 38% 0 0/0
C.Samuel CAR -18 -19 -33.6% -35.0% 10 12 42 0 40% 0 2/61
A.Stewart NYJ -19 -22 -45.3% -50.5% 8 36 19 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Campanaro BAL -19 -27 -29.7% -37.1% 14 60 62 0 64% 0 0/0
P.Cooper LARM -20 -21 -62.7% -64.5% 6 26 3 0 50% 0 0/0
S.Coates CLE -24 -27 -65.9% -72.8% 6 11 1 0 17% 0 0/0
L.Carroo MIA -28 -29 -96.2% -100.1% 5 0 -14 0 0% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -34 -26 -56.6% -46.2% 10 20 13 1 50% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -34 -45 -61.1% -76.0% 10 19 7 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton CHI -49 -50 -84.4% -86.2% 9 9 -17 0 11% 0 0/0
K.Cole JAC -72 -73 -63.9% -65.2% 18 50 8 0 33% 1 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -97 -96 -81.9% -81.8% 18 26 -29 0 22% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson OAK 77 1 79 1 111.8% 6 115.8% 10 124 2 0
T.Austin LARM 37 2 49 2 -1.6% 17 9.8% 22 108 1 0
T.Ginn NO 29 3 23 5 98.3% 7 68.8% 4 32 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 24 4 25 3 84.2% 8 88.9% 3 31 0 0
C.Samuel CAR 23 5 24 4 179.4% 1 180.8% 2 39 0 0
J.J.Nelson ARI 21 6 21 6 158.6% 2 162.5% 2 30 0 0
Ta.Taylor TEN 19 7 20 8 73.6% 9 82.3% 5 26 0 0
A.Stewart NYJ 19 8 15 11 72.3% 10 47.7% 3 18 0 0
M.Sanu ATL 18 9 20 7 125.8% 5 145.9% 2 12 0 0
M.Bryant PIT 15 10 16 10 129.5% 3 141.6% 2 20 0 0
T.Benjamin LACH 15 11 18 9 127.1% 4 160.6% 2 23 0 0
T.Kelce KC 10 12 11 12 5.8% 13 9.4% 2 7 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 7 13 7 15 3.0% 15 2.7% 3 14 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
B.Ellington HOU 6 14 8 14 33.8% 11 50.5% 2 12 0 0
C.Hogan NE 5 15 10 13 2.3% 16 40.3% 3 17 0 0
B.Cooks NE 5 16 4 19 4.6% 14 -5.8% 3 10 0 0
B.Reedy TB 5 17 3 20 22.8% 12 -2.3% 2 7 0 0
S.Shepard NYG 4 18 4 17 -13.5% 19 -14.6% 3 13 0 0
G.Tate DET 4 19 1 22 -13.9% 20 -35.0% 3 9 0 0
A.Wilson KC 4 20 4 18 -8.0% 18 -5.4% 3 6 0 0
W.Fuller HOU 2 21 5 16 -17.6% 21 2.5% 2 9 0 0
R.Switzer DAL 2 22 1 21 -20.9% 22 -31.7% 2 6 0 0
T.Hill KC -6 23 0 23 -64.4% 24 -38.3% 7 15 0 0
D.Walker TEN -8 24 -4 24 -60.2% 23 -50.9% 2 -2 1 0
S.Diggs MIN -9 25 -9 25 -132.0% 25 -128.8% 2 -2 0 0
A.Erickson CIN -10 26 -11 26 -133.0% 26 -139.5% 2 -4 0 0