Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, through Week 2

Revised as of 9/19/2017

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 not included until after Week 4 of the NFL season.

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 8 passes, 75 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Crabtree OAK 110 1 83.8% 1 13 163 254 3 92% 0 1/24
A.Brown PIT 75 2 28.5% 15 22 244 261 0 73% 1 2/63
J.J.Nelson ARI 69 3 60.5% 4 13 163 177 2 77% 0 0/0
A.Hurns JAC 65 4 61.3% 3 11 124 167 1 82% 0 0/0
A.Thielen MIN 61 5 38.4% 9 16 201 186 0 88% 1 0/0
T.Hill KC 56 6 37.0% 10 14 176 176 1 79% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB 54 7 64.0% 2 9 93 137 1 78% 0 0/0
S.Diggs MIN 53 8 34.6% 12 14 120 169 2 64% 0 0/0
K.Allen LACH 52 9 18.1% 27 20 135 214 1 70% 0 1/40
J.Kearse NYJ 50 10 35.2% 11 14 123 160 2 79% 0 0/0
D.Thomas DEN 48 11 22.4% 23 16 138 183 0 69% 0 1/14
J.Jones ATL 47 12 31.9% 13 14 174 156 0 64% 0 0/0
M.Bryant PIT 47 13 55.3% 5 10 105 125 1 50% 0 1/49
J.Nelson GB 43 14 48.3% 6 8 79 121 1 88% 0 1/5
D.Adams GB 42 15 20.0% 24 17 146 166 1 65% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Coleman NO 41 16 43.8% 7 9 95 119 1 67% 0 0/0
B.Cooks NE 41 17 27.0% 18 11 125 144 0 45% 0 2/38
G.Tate DET 39 18 19.8% 25 16 132 157 0 88% 0 0/0
M.Sanu ATL 39 19 19.1% 26 15 132 158 0 73% 0 0/0
C.Kupp LARM 39 20 26.2% 19 12 109 139 1 58% 0 0/0
J.Maclin BAL 39 21 39.7% 8 9 87 118 2 67% 0 1/7
T.Williams LACH 38 22 27.1% 17 11 108 134 0 82% 0 1/17
T.Williams DAL 35 23 24.2% 20 12 85 130 0 83% 0 0/0
N.Agholor PHI 34 24 28.0% 16 11 95 120 2 64% 0 0/0
C.Conley KC 27 25 29.4% 14 8 98 93 0 75% 0 0/0
E.Sanders DEN 26 26 9.7% 31 14 88 131 2 64% 0 1/10
K.Golladay DET 25 27 23.7% 22 10 77 92 2 50% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS 23 28 24.2% 21 8 72 86 1 63% 0 0/0
R.Matthews TEN 22 29 10.2% 30 14 114 107 0 57% 0 0/0
K.Wright CHI 18 30 4.9% 34 14 103 111 0 71% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Wilson KC 16 31 11.8% 29 8 59 75 0 88% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 15 32 2.6% 36 13 107 105 0 77% 0 0/0
D.Funchess CAR 15 33 9.0% 32 9 88 80 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO 15 34 3.4% 35 11 77 99 0 64% 0 0/0
R.Lewis NYG 14 35 12.2% 28 8 67 68 0 75% 0 0/0
P.Garcon SF 14 36 -0.7% 40 15 107 114 0 60% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB 13 37 -4.4% 45 22 145 151 0 68% 0 0/0
C.Hogan NE 13 38 2.1% 37 11 86 92 1 55% 0 0/0
K.Benjamin CAR 13 39 -0.8% 41 13 102 109 0 54% 0 1/5
T.Lockett SEA 13 40 1.0% 38 12 72 94 0 58% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI 12 41 0.4% 39 11 78 91 0 64% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN 11 42 5.3% 33 7 40 63 0 57% 0 1/17
M.Thomas NO 10 43 -5.8% 46 18 134 135 0 56% 0 0/0
T.Smith PHI 9 44 -2.0% 42 11 96 79 0 45% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE 8 45 -2.1% 43 11 95 78 0 64% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Parker MIA 7 46 -3.5% 44 9 85 69 0 44% 0 0/0
T.Pryor WAS 4 47 -9.0% 48 15 97 99 0 53% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery PHI 4 48 -10.0% 49 21 130 131 1 48% 0 0/0
P.Richardson SEA 4 49 -8.4% 47 12 78 83 1 50% 0 0/0
A.Cooper OAK 2 50 -11.5% 50 18 95 130 1 50% 0 1/17
M.Lee JAC 1 51 -11.6% 51 16 76 103 0 44% 0 1/20
Ja.Brown ARI -1 52 -13.6% 52 11 73 62 0 36% 0 1/3
A.J.Green CIN -2 53 -13.9% 53 17 141 110 0 53% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT -4 54 -17.5% 55 11 54 59 0 55% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU -4 55 -14.3% 54 29 128 209 1 48% 0 5/50
C.Coleman CLE -9 56 -21.7% 57 13 62 69 1 46% 0 0/0
J.Landry MIA -9 57 -20.8% 56 15 78 80 0 87% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -10 58 -22.2% 58 13 73 71 0 54% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL -12 59 -24.6% 59 13 65 66 0 54% 0 0/0
R.Woods LARM -13 60 -31.2% 63 9 61 38 0 44% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
S.Shepard NYG -13 61 -26.4% 61 12 69 59 0 75% 1 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND -14 62 -27.0% 62 13 106 57 0 54% 1 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI -16 63 -37.1% 66 9 32 29 0 44% 0 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -19 64 -38.2% 68 10 39 32 0 30% 0 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI -20 65 -25.6% 60 19 95 96 0 47% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS -20 66 -37.4% 67 12 61 37 0 58% 0 0/0
B.LaFell CIN -22 67 -35.5% 65 12 54 45 0 58% 0 0/0
K.Aiken IND -24 68 -43.4% 69 11 34 28 0 36% 0 0/0
E.Decker TEN -33 69 -45.8% 71 13 42 32 0 46% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin SF -33 70 -45.6% 70 12 47 33 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ -39 71 -55.0% 72 12 50 17 0 50% 0 0/0
B.Marshall NYG -40 72 -62.6% 74 10 27 6 0 20% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND -44 73 -55.7% 73 12 68 18 0 25% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL -51 74 -35.5% 64 25 102 106 1 36% 0 1/21
B.Perriman BAL -51 75 -94.2% 75 8 5 -24 0 13% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 3-7 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Thompson CHI 37 52.6% 7 72 102 1 71% 0 0/0
J.Matthews BUF 35 71.1% 6 91 86 0 83% 0 0/0
R.Shepard CAR 35 114.7% 4 59 74 1 75% 0 0/0
S.Watkins LARM 34 51.7% 7 88 93 0 100% 0 0/0
M.Jones DET 32 54.9% 7 64 85 2 43% 0 0/0
T.Taylor TEN 26 93.7% 3 56 57 0 100% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 23 71.7% 4 68 57 0 75% 0 0/0
B.Fowler DEN 21 25.0% 7 29 78 2 57% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 19 25.3% 5 19 68 1 60% 0 1/24
D.Amendola NE 18 19.0% 7 100 74 0 86% 1 0/0
M.Hollins PHI 17 58.3% 3 32 45 0 100% 0 0/0
R.Louis CLE 14 18.0% 5 59 59 0 80% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA 13 48.2% 2 16 36 0 50% 0 1/20
A.Erickson CIN 12 13.8% 6 62 54 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Lewis NO 12 19.7% 5 68 47 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Gentry CHI 11 29.9% 3 27 37 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 11 17.6% 4 16 44 1 75% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LACH 10 5.8% 7 54 56 1 57% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 7 3.2% 5 24 44 0 60% 0 0/0
T.J.Jones DET 6 7.4% 4 32 34 0 50% 0 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 6 6.0% 5 36 36 0 80% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ 5 7.3% 3 14 29 0 100% 0 0/0
K.Stills MIA 5 0.3% 5 37 39 1 40% 0 0/0
B.Butler DAL 5 -1.5% 5 48 43 0 40% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel ATL 4 -5.0% 7 50 46 0 71% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 2 -5.9% 4 30 28 0 50% 0 0/0
A.Humphries TB 1 -10.1% 3 18 20 0 67% 0 0/0
D.Jackson TB -8 -27.6% 7 39 33 0 43% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Samuel CAR -9 -55.2% 3 7 4 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Boyd CIN -11 -49.7% 4 11 8 0 25% 0 0/0
M.Wallace BAL -13 -56.6% 4 15 5 0 50% 0 0/0
K.Britt CLE -13 -51.3% 5 15 8 0 40% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -14 -59.7% 4 10 4 0 50% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -16 -65.5% 4 12 1 0 50% 0 0/0
A.Stewart NYJ -20 -66.9% 5 10 1 0 40% 0 0/0
T.Taylor SF -23 -68.6% 5 14 -1 0 60% 0 0/0
K.White CHI -24 -101.5% 4 6 -13 0 50% 0 0/0
T.McEvoy SEA -27 -99.5% 4 0 -15 0 0% 0 0/0
S.Coates CLE -28 -102.0% 4 0 -16 0 0% 0 0/0
K.Cole JAC -33 -95.4% 5 16 -16 0 40% 1 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson OAK 42 1 202.5% 2 4 62 1 0
T.Taylor TEN 13 2 750.8% 1 2 16 0 0
C.Hogan NE 11 3 43.0% 3 3 17 0 0
S.Shepard NYG 5 4 -10.2% 5 3 13 0 0
T.Hill KC 3 5 -5.7% 4 3 11 0 0
T.Austin LARM 3 6 -21.2% 6 4 14 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 1 7 -26.3% 8 2 7 0 0
G.Tate DET 1 8 -25.4% 7 2 7 0 0
B.Cooks NE 0 9 -41.7% 9 2 6 0 0
S.Diggs MIN -9 10 -127.9% 10 2 -2 0 0