Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2016

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 7/28/2017

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.

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 50 passes, 94 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Jones ATL 458 1 469 1 31.7% 2 32.9% 129 1,409 1,514 6 64% 0 6/132
M.Thomas NO 431 2 408 2 31.6% 3 29.2% 121 1,137 1,429 9 76% 2 2/35
J.Nelson GB 382 3 366 3 19.2% 8 17.8% 152 1,257 1,541 14 64% 1 1/44
T.Y.Hilton IND 360 4 333 5 17.3% 12 15.0% 155 1,448 1,511 6 59% 0 1/41
C.Beasley DAL 341 5 342 4 31.0% 5 31.1% 99 840 1,138 5 77% 0 2/13
M.Evans TB 309 6 312 6 10.0% 26 10.1% 173 1,321 1,568 12 55% 0 3/58
A.Brown PIT 295 7 306 7 11.1% 22 11.9% 154 1,284 1,447 12 69% 1 5/54
A.Thielen MIN 270 8 299 8 26.2% 6 30.3% 92 967 963 5 75% 1 1/29
D.Baldwin SEA 263 9 287 9 13.0% 16 15.4% 128 1,131 1,219 7 76% 1 3/77
P.Garcon WAS 262 10 256 10 16.3% 14 15.6% 114 1,041 1,126 3 69% 0 1/23
A.J.Green CIN 250 11 232 12 19.1% 9 16.8% 100 964 1,010 4 66% 0 3/40
D.Jackson WAS 241 12 233 11 16.4% 13 15.4% 100 1,005 1,032 4 56% 0 5/169
A.Cooper OAK 231 13 185 23 8.8% 28 4.5% 132 1,153 1,220 5 63% 2 7/99
D.Adams GB 230 14 216 16 11.3% 21 9.9% 121 1,017 1,119 12 62% 2 2/68
R.Matthews TEN 229 15 218 13 14.4% 15 13.2% 108 945 1,025 9 60% 1 0/0
B.Cooks NO 226 16 212 17 11.6% 20 10.2% 118 1,175 1,090 8 67% 1 1/17
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Williams DAL 214 17 218 15 31.1% 4 31.9% 61 594 713 4 72% 1 2/50
M.Crabtree OAK 212 18 171 28 5.3% 40 1.9% 145 1,003 1,272 8 61% 2 6/124
M.Lee JAC 211 19 192 20 12.2% 18 10.0% 105 851 1,000 3 60% 0 4/104
W.Snead NO 206 20 195 19 12.5% 17 11.2% 104 895 968 4 69% 2 0/0
M.Jones DET 202 21 200 18 10.9% 23 10.7% 103 930 997 4 53% 0 7/111
B.LaFell CIN 202 22 180 24 10.8% 24 8.3% 107 862 997 6 60% 0 5/61
T.Williams SD 201 23 174 27 9.0% 27 6.1% 118 1,032 1,049 7 58% 0 0/0
S.Diggs MIN 186 24 218 14 8.2% 29 11.8% 111 903 999 3 76% 0 1/12
T.Gabriel ATL 181 25 185 22 33.7% 1 34.8% 51 579 585 6 71% 0 1/25
J.Landry MIA 174 26 190 21 4.8% 43 6.5% 131 1,136 1,067 4 72% 1 0/0
D.Thomas DEN 172 27 149 34 2.1% 48 0.2% 144 1,085 1,204 5 63% 2 7/101
K.Britt LARM 166 28 177 25 6.4% 37 7.7% 111 1,002 953 5 61% 2 3/31
O.Beckham NYG 161 29 177 26 -1.1% 52 0.0% 169 1,367 1,374 10 60% 2 6/66
S.Smith BAL 158 30 149 35 7.2% 33 6.1% 101 799 880 5 69% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL 153 31 154 31 7.5% 32 7.6% 96 796 844 8 52% 1 2/60
E.Rogers PIT 150 32 150 33 18.3% 10 18.3% 66 594 616 3 73% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Benjamin CAR 145 33 128 43 3.0% 46 1.1% 118 941 968 7 53% 1 1/6
C.Hogan NE 145 34 158 30 18.0% 11 20.8% 58 680 597 4 66% 1 1/8
T.Benjamin SD 144 35 110 50 12.1% 19 6.2% 75 677 686 4 63% 3 1/15
D.Parker MIA 141 36 141 38 7.8% 31 7.8% 88 744 769 4 64% 0 2/42
D.Inman SD 140 37 134 41 5.5% 38 4.6% 97 810 836 4 60% 0 5/53
A.Boldin DET 140 38 152 32 5.2% 41 6.7% 95 584 842 8 71% 0 2/15
R.Cobb GB 133 39 131 42 6.6% 35 6.4% 84 610 755 4 71% 0 1/13
A.Jeffery CHI 132 40 140 39 5.0% 42 6.0% 94 821 807 2 55% 0 2/24
M.Mitchell NE 132 41 143 37 19.6% 7 22.3% 48 401 528 4 67% 0 2/78
J.Crowder WAS 129 42 127 44 4.6% 44 4.3% 99 847 802 7 68% 2 1/23
C.Meredith CHI 128 43 158 29 4.1% 45 7.9% 98 898 814 4 68% 3 2/31
M.Sanu ATL 123 44 135 40 6.5% 36 8.4% 81 653 702 4 73% 1 1/1
K.Stills MIA 121 45 144 36 6.8% 34 10.5% 81 726 684 9 52% 0 1/12
R.Woods BUF 117 46 123 45 7.9% 30 8.9% 75 613 637 1 67% 0 1/29
M.Wallace BAL 114 47 122 46 0.0% 51 0.8% 116 1,017 904 4 62% 1 1/42
G.Tate DET 114 48 111 49 -1.8% 54 -2.0% 135 1,077 1,019 4 67% 1 1/4
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Pryor CLE 112 49 115 48 -2.5% 60 -2.3% 140 1,007 1,063 4 55% 0 4/80
P.Dorsett IND 107 50 86 53 10.2% 25 5.9% 59 528 538 2 56% 1 3/100
E.Sanders DEN 103 51 82 55 -3.3% 61 -5.2% 137 1,032 1,044 5 58% 1 1/9
T.Lockett SEA 99 52 105 51 5.5% 39 6.8% 68 612 587 1 63% 0 2/38
T.Boyd CIN 96 53 85 54 2.4% 47 0.7% 81 603 659 1 67% 1 1/25
S.Shepard NYG 91 54 101 52 -1.8% 55 -0.7% 105 683 820 8 62% 0 1/7
T.Hill KC 87 55 67 60 0.8% 50 -2.4% 83 599 655 6 73% 1 0/0
C.Conley KC 74 56 57 62 1.1% 49 -2.1% 69 530 546 0 64% 1 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI 71 57 119 47 -6.8% 65 -2.8% 152 1,029 1,093 6 72% 2 2/19
Q.Enunwa NYJ 69 58 72 57 -4.5% 63 -4.1% 105 857 787 4 55% 0 2/27
A.Humphries TB 68 59 77 56 -1.9% 56 -0.5% 83 622 612 2 66% 0 2/19
J.J.Nelson ARI 62 60 70 58 -2.3% 59 -1.0% 74 568 577 6 46% 1 1/38
Jo.Brown ARI 61 61 69 59 -1.9% 57 -0.5% 73 517 556 2 53% 0 2/32
J.Maclin KC 50 62 29 66 -4.3% 62 -7.8% 76 536 564 2 58% 0 1/12
D.Moncrief IND 50 63 49 64 -1.9% 58 -2.1% 56 307 451 7 54% 0 1/7
S.Watkins BUF 48 64 56 63 -1.3% 53 0.8% 52 430 411 2 54% 0 1/18
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Edelman NE 43 65 38 65 -9.2% 68 -9.6% 159 1,106 1,075 3 62% 1 1/12
D.Hopkins HOU 43 66 27 69 -9.3% 70 -10.5% 151 951 1,093 4 52% 0 8/87
M.Floyd 2TM 43 67 58 61 -5.6% 64 -3.1% 76 488 556 5 49% 0 2/23
D.Funchess CAR 26 68 28 67 -7.4% 66 -6.9% 58 371 435 4 40% 0 4/83
T.Sharpe TEN 23 69 8 73 -9.2% 69 -11.5% 83 522 583 2 49% 0 5/57
B.Perriman BAL 21 70 20 71 -8.7% 67 -8.8% 66 499 452 3 50% 0 3/44
C.Patterson MIN 17 71 28 68 -9.5% 71 -7.5% 70 453 460 2 74% 0 1/13
T.Ginn CAR 13 72 15 72 -10.8% 72 -10.6% 95 752 593 4 57% 0 0/0
A.Robinson JAC 8 73 -16 79 -12.0% 74 -13.9% 151 883 1,042 6 48% 1 9/166
V.Cruz NYG 6 74 23 70 -11.7% 73 -8.6% 72 586 470 1 54% 1 1/2
A.Hawkins CLE 1 75 3 74 -12.5% 75 -11.9% 54 324 351 3 61% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI -4 76 2 75 -13.2% 76 -12.4% 117 804 735 3 62% 1 1/21
K.Aiken BAL -11 77 -12 76 -15.5% 78 -15.8% 50 328 292 1 58% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU -15 78 -15 77 -14.8% 77 -14.7% 92 630 570 2 51% 0 1/8
B.Quick LARM -28 79 -15 78 -17.1% 80 -15.1% 77 564 466 3 53% 0 1/13
R.Anderson NYJ -31 80 -24 80 -17.9% 81 -16.7% 78 587 438 2 54% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Green-Beckham PHI -34 81 -31 82 -18.6% 82 -18.0% 74 392 421 2 49% 0 1/5
B.Marshall NYJ -35 82 -29 81 -16.1% 79 -15.4% 127 788 787 3 46% 0 4/80
A.Wilson KC -37 83 -48 83 -22.1% 84 -25.0% 51 279 263 2 61% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK -37 84 -54 85 -18.6% 83 -21.5% 77 397 450 5 49% 0 2/16
C.Brown CAR -55 85 -63 88 -25.8% 89 -27.8% 53 271 260 1 51% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin BUF -56 86 -50 84 -23.8% 87 -22.5% 68 413 328 3 43% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE -57 87 -84 91 -22.9% 85 -27.7% 73 413 371 3 45% 0 1/16
N.Agholor PHI -60 88 -60 86 -23.3% 86 -23.3% 70 373 370 2 53% 1 3/66
A.Hurns JAC -71 89 -63 87 -24.0% 88 -22.8% 76 477 405 3 46% 1 3/12
T.Smith SF -78 90 -69 90 -33.0% 93 -30.7% 49 267 197 3 41% 0 1/12
Q.Patton SF -84 91 -64 89 -29.5% 92 -25.4% 63 408 282 0 59% 1 1/5
J.Kearse SEA -114 92 -90 92 -28.7% 91 -25.5% 89 510 408 1 46% 0 1/17
J.Kerley SF -124 93 -94 93 -26.4% 90 -23.1% 115 667 551 3 56% 1 2/12
T.Austin LARM -219 94 -199 94 -39.1% 94 -36.6% 106 509 352 3 55% 1 2/43

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Wright TEN 119 115 21.9% 20.9% 43 416 454 3 67% 0 1/24
A.Robinson ATL 91 90 24.5% 24.0% 32 323 335 2 63% 0 0/0
R.Shepard TB 89 98 15.7% 18.3% 40 341 388 2 58% 0 1/19
D.Amendola NE 85 96 27.0% 32.2% 29 243 299 4 79% 1 0/0
B.Coleman NO 77 80 12.2% 13.3% 38 281 363 3 68% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 70 73 14.8% 15.8% 31 203 313 4 68% 0 0/0
B.Walters JAC 70 56 12.5% 7.5% 35 235 332 2 71% 0 0/0
T.McEvoy SEA 67 74 67.8% 76.5% 11 140 167 2 82% 0 0/0
D.Thompson CHI 65 79 10.0% 14.9% 36 249 331 2 61% 0 1/45
C.Hamilton PIT 64 62 14.9% 14.3% 28 234 283 2 61% 0 1/28
M.Wilson CHI 63 65 37.4% 39.0% 16 160 196 1 56% 0 1/33
H.Douglas TEN 63 54 22.4% 17.5% 22 210 240 0 68% 0 1/19
P.Richardson SEA 56 61 7.9% 9.8% 36 288 302 1 58% 0 0/0
C.Rogers IND 51 41 5.4% 2.0% 34 276 303 0 56% 0 2/27
R.Streater SF 49 52 11.2% 12.6% 27 191 242 2 67% 0 0/0
E.Decker NYJ 48 43 17.3% 14.4% 21 194 200 2 43% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
G.Allison GB 47 51 15.2% 17.3% 22 202 208 2 55% 0 0/0
J.Hunter BUF 46 50 10.3% 12.1% 24 189 232 4 42% 0 1/29
E.Royal CHI 41 38 0.6% -0.5% 43 372 315 2 77% 1 0/0
F.Martino TB 41 43 40.3% 43.7% 11 142 123 1 73% 0 0/0
B.Tate BUF 38 39 30.9% 32.5% 11 117 127 0 73% 0 0/0
A.Roberts DET 32 31 3.2% 2.6% 25 188 215 1 56% 0 1/13
J.Taylor DEN 32 29 2.7% 1.4% 25 211 217 2 64% 1 1/14
P.Turner PHI 20 21 5.9% 6.1% 14 126 120 0 64% 0 0/0
J.Marshall NYJ 20 26 -2.2% 1.0% 23 162 185 2 61% 1 2/24
A.Benn JAC 18 17 10.6% 9.8% 10 116 90 1 50% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 12 12 -1.8% -1.7% 14 67 110 1 79% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 7 12 -8.5% -5.1% 22 187 138 1 50% 0 0/0
D.Ayers PIT 7 13 -7.0% -1.6% 13 53 104 1 46% 0 2/42
A.Holmes OAK 6 0 -9.9% -12.5% 25 126 182 3 56% 0 1/0
B.Butler DAL 6 21 -10.4% -4.2% 32 219 208 3 50% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI 4 14 -11.2% -7.6% 38 282 238 1 50% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Core CIN 4 -6 -10.8% -15.6% 27 200 181 0 63% 0 0/0
C.Latimer DEN 2 0 -10.9% -12.8% 15 76 113 0 53% 0 1/10
T.Lewis NO 0 -1 -12.7% -13.4% 11 76 70 0 64% 0 0/0
S.Coates PIT 0 2 -12.7% -12.2% 49 435 319 2 43% 0 0/0
C.Harper SF -2 1 -13.9% -11.9% 21 133 123 0 62% 0 1/17
J.Wright CIN -5 -8 -16.3% -17.7% 19 106 114 0 68% 0 0/0
M.Harris WAS -7 -9 -19.7% -22.1% 12 66 66 0 67% 0 0/0
K.Mumphrey HOU -11 -12 -24.2% -25.2% 12 69 60 0 83% 0 0/0
A.Burbridge SF -12 -11 -22.6% -22.5% 16 88 77 0 44% 0 0/0
D.Heyward-Bey PIT -12 -15 -21.0% -22.8% 19 114 101 2 32% 0 0/0
C.Johnson MIN -13 -9 -17.0% -15.7% 37 232 220 0 54% 0 1/22
R.Higgins CLE -14 -11 -26.4% -23.7% 12 77 60 0 50% 0 0/0
J.Huff 2TM -15 -18 -21.7% -23.1% 23 113 115 1 70% 0 0/0
B.Fowler DEN -16 -16 -22.2% -21.9% 24 145 113 2 46% 0 0/0
B.Golden ARI -18 -18 -32.2% -32.8% 14 83 47 1 57% 1 0/0
V.Jackson TB -18 -19 -20.0% -20.7% 32 173 171 0 47% 0 2/29
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
W.Powell BUF -18 -17 -22.2% -21.7% 25 142 130 0 56% 0 1/19
T.J.Jones DET -20 -18 -33.6% -31.3% 14 93 49 0 36% 0 0/0
A.Johnson TEN -23 -31 -25.1% -29.5% 23 85 117 2 39% 0 1/8
B.Treggs PHI -23 -24 -38.2% -38.6% 12 80 40 0 25% 0 0/0
J.Janis GB -25 -23 -27.8% -26.6% 19 93 96 1 58% 0 0/0
C.Shorts TB -28 -28 -27.0% -27.0% 27 152 116 0 41% 0 0/0
R.Lewis NYG -29 -27 -31.5% -30.5% 19 97 81 2 37% 0 0/0
P.Cooper LARM -30 -27 -36.0% -33.8% 20 106 60 0 70% 0 0/0
J.Strong HOU -32 -44 -29.5% -36.0% 24 131 107 0 58% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS -35 -38 -34.9% -36.8% 19 76 76 0 47% 0 0/0
C.Peake NYJ -51 -44 -32.6% -29.8% 35 186 134 0 54% 0 0/0
J.Norwood DEN -61 -61 -35.9% -35.7% 34 215 124 1 59% 1 0/0
K.White CHI -64 -70 -35.6% -37.8% 36 187 133 0 53% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -68 -63 -66.1% -62.2% 16 46 3 0 44% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -79 -74 -48.3% -46.4% 28 99 63 1 54% 0 1/6
R.Louis CLE -82 -73 -42.6% -39.3% 36 205 102 0 50% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
T.Hill KC 120 1 127 1 45.8% 2 51.0% 24 267 3 0
T.Ginn CAR 47 2 49 3 19.9% 3 21.9% 14 98 0 0
T.Austin LARM 46 3 50 2 -10.9% 9 -8.7% 28 159 1 1
C.Patterson MIN 28 4 25 5 51.4% 1 40.6% 7 43 0 0
L.Whitehead DAL 26 5 32 4 8.3% 7 18.3% 10 82 0 1
J.Edelman NE 25 6 23 6 1.5% 8 -1.2% 12 57 0 1
M.Wallace BAL 18 7 18 8 15.3% 4 17.8% 5 31 0 0
M.Lee JAC 16 8 21 7 13.4% 6 29.4% 6 35 0 0
B.Cooks NO 14 9 16 9 13.7% 5 19.9% 5 28 0 0
R.Cobb GB 11 10 13 10 -22.8% 11 -19.8% 10 33 0 0
A.Humphries TB 5 11 5 11 -20.4% 10 -21.2% 5 18 0 0
J.Landry MIA 2 12 2 12 -32.2% 12 -28.9% 5 17 0 0
J.Holton OAK -15 13 -15 13 -85.0% 14 -85.0% 6 36 0 1
T.Pryor CLE -22 14 -22 14 -71.6% 13 -71.1% 8 21 1 1
G.Tate DET -32 15 -38 15 -101.5% 15 -113.1% 10 11 0 1