Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, through Week 10

Revised as of 11/15/2017

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 40 passes, 64 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Hopkins HOU 234 1 195 2 14.0% 12 9.6% 106 803 1,058 8 55% 0 8/104
A.Brown PIT 207 2 166 6 13.6% 13 8.4% 101 882 946 3 59% 1 4/108
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 207 3 197 1 48.1% 1 45.2% 43 521 582 5 67% 0 0/0
S.Diggs MIN 194 4 191 3 35.6% 2 34.9% 47 500 614 5 66% 0 3/54
M.Jones DET 162 5 152 9 19.5% 6 17.6% 64 537 648 5 53% 0 4/92
A.Thielen MIN 157 6 148 10 9.7% 19 8.5% 87 794 803 2 64% 3 3/78
G.Tate DET 155 7 170 4 16.2% 9 18.9% 71 659 666 3 79% 1 0/0
J.Jones ATL 155 8 160 7 12.8% 14 13.6% 76 715 724 1 64% 0 2/34
M.Crabtree OAK 151 9 136 14 20.5% 5 17.3% 55 451 594 6 65% 0 2/42
P.Richardson SEA 147 10 167 5 32.7% 3 39.0% 41 458 480 5 63% 0 1/4
D.Thomas DEN 139 11 129 17 8.3% 21 6.8% 79 569 744 2 61% 1 6/111
N.Agholor PHI 138 12 132 16 30.4% 4 28.8% 42 428 463 5 69% 0 0/0
R.Woods LARM 137 13 154 8 17.0% 7 20.7% 59 622 565 4 66% 1 2/27
M.Thomas NO 134 14 148 11 7.7% 25 9.8% 83 662 734 2 71% 0 0/0
T.Hill KC 129 15 142 12 14.8% 10 17.8% 59 617 570 4 68% 0 1/12
B.Cooks NE 128 16 135 15 11.7% 16 13.0% 65 637 617 3 60% 0 2/38
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Nelson GB 124 17 119 18 14.3% 11 13.1% 53 358 559 6 62% 0 3/35
A.Hurns JAC 120 18 136 13 16.5% 8 20.4% 51 446 514 2 71% 0 1/15
D.Funchess CAR 114 19 109 21 7.7% 24 6.8% 72 535 624 5 60% 0 1/12
A.J.Green CIN 106 20 110 20 4.9% 29 5.6% 74 701 646 5 59% 1 2/16
K.Benjamin 2TM 105 21 93 27 10.8% 17 8.0% 57 517 519 2 61% 0 1/5
D.Adams GB 98 22 77 33 4.4% 31 0.7% 72 494 610 6 58% 0 1/11
L.Fitzgerald ARI 97 23 114 19 1.0% 39 3.3% 88 677 723 3 68% 1 2/15
R.Anderson NYJ 94 24 82 31 6.6% 27 4.0% 64 568 536 5 55% 0 1/20
C.Hogan NE 91 25 100 23 8.8% 20 11.0% 54 438 479 5 61% 0 0/0
M.Sanu ATL 89 26 94 25 10.4% 18 11.6% 49 354 447 3 69% 0 0/0
C.Kupp LARM 87 27 98 24 7.7% 23 10.3% 54 417 473 3 59% 0 1/25
D.Parker MIA 85 28 76 34 11.9% 15 9.2% 45 378 408 1 67% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 83 29 102 22 1.4% 38 4.7% 79 633 601 3 68% 0 1/21
S.Shepard NYG 81 30 82 30 7.3% 26 7.5% 51 477 450 1 75% 1 0/0
M.Lee JAC 78 31 51 41 1.6% 36 -3.2% 69 493 558 2 55% 1 3/61
T.Y.Hilton IND 77 32 93 26 1.9% 35 4.9% 69 725 543 3 52% 1 1/34
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Allen LACH 75 33 86 29 -1.4% 44 0.2% 80 596 655 1 55% 0 5/94
D.Amendola NE 73 34 89 28 7.8% 22 12.2% 46 374 398 1 76% 1 0/0
M.Evans TB 72 35 65 35 -0.1% 40 -1.3% 74 535 573 4 54% 0 0/0
K.Stills MIA 69 36 65 36 3.3% 32 2.3% 55 408 457 4 60% 1 1/28
R.Matthews TEN 69 37 77 32 2.0% 34 3.8% 62 513 480 2 58% 0 0/0
T.Williams DAL 62 38 64 37 5.6% 28 6.1% 44 366 369 0 70% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB 60 39 50 42 4.4% 30 1.6% 47 371 373 1 77% 1 0/0
D.Jackson TB 60 40 54 40 -1.4% 43 -2.5% 65 504 521 2 51% 0 3/41
O.Beckham NYG 50 41 59 39 1.4% 37 4.0% 41 302 363 3 61% 0 2/32
E.Sanders DEN 48 42 45 43 -2.2% 46 -2.8% 57 443 441 2 54% 0 1/10
J.Maclin BAL 48 43 59 38 2.1% 33 5.7% 42 310 334 3 64% 0 1/7
A.Jeffery PHI 47 44 37 46 -4.4% 48 -6.2% 74 500 535 5 46% 0 2/51
J.Kearse NYJ 47 45 39 45 -1.5% 45 -3.4% 55 415 413 4 64% 1 1/11
P.Garcon SF 46 46 31 48 -3.6% 47 -6.5% 67 500 483 0 60% 0 1/12
T.Williams LACH 38 47 32 47 -0.8% 41 -2.8% 41 371 317 1 59% 1 2/39
K.Wright CHI 37 48 42 44 -1.0% 42 0.6% 42 305 316 1 64% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Bryant PIT 25 49 8 52 -4.6% 49 -10.1% 41 276 292 1 51% 0 2/59
A.Humphries TB 13 50 3 54 -9.0% 50 -11.8% 47 328 309 0 70% 1 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 12 51 15 50 -9.6% 51 -8.6% 48 327 323 2 48% 0 2/10
E.Decker TEN 9 52 11 51 -10.0% 52 -9.4% 44 266 301 1 64% 0 1/16
T.Lockett SEA 8 53 30 49 -10.7% 53 -4.9% 50 377 322 0 60% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL -3 54 4 53 -13.5% 54 -11.4% 40 188 255 4 60% 0 0/0
B.Ellington HOU -8 55 -14 56 -15.2% 56 -17.5% 39 231 232 2 49% 0 1/31
B.LaFell CIN -9 56 -21 57 -14.9% 55 -18.0% 49 303 301 2 63% 1 1/16
Jo.Brown ARI -14 57 -14 55 -17.0% 59 -17.1% 41 253 238 2 39% 0 2/41
M.Goodwin SF -15 58 -25 59 -16.1% 58 -18.3% 56 500 337 1 41% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL -22 59 -23 58 -15.9% 57 -16.1% 83 478 518 4 51% 0 2/38
R.Louis CLE -37 60 -34 60 -21.8% 61 -21.0% 51 307 275 0 49% 0 1/12
J.Landry MIA -56 61 -72 64 -20.1% 60 -22.1% 97 472 531 5 63% 0 0/0
A.Cooper OAK -62 62 -39 61 -23.1% 62 -19.2% 76 462 392 3 50% 1 2/64
J.Crowder WAS -68 63 -59 62 -28.9% 63 -26.7% 54 348 241 0 59% 1 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -81 64 -69 63 -36.4% 64 -32.9% 44 168 158 1 36% 0 1/19

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 7-39 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Ginn NO 183 192 49.2% 52.0% 37 483 512 3 78% 0 0/0
S.Watkins LARM 131 133 33.8% 34.6% 34 372 421 4 62% 0 1/8
W.Fuller HOU 121 133 31.0% 35.2% 33 326 405 7 52% 0 2/67
B.Coleman NO 105 104 43.0% 42.3% 24 282 309 3 63% 0 0/0
B.Butler DAL 104 107 67.4% 69.9% 16 245 259 2 63% 0 1/17
D.Moncrief IND 82 84 14.3% 15.1% 36 338 367 2 56% 0 1/36
M.Hollins PHI 77 82 97.4% 104.3% 10 172 170 1 90% 0 0/0
C.Rogers IND 76 66 73.4% 61.3% 12 151 185 1 92% 0 0/0
A.Wilson KC 69 68 27.7% 27.4% 22 221 240 2 77% 0 0/0
R.Grant WAS 65 68 10.6% 11.7% 36 279 322 2 75% 0 0/0
D.Thompson 2TM 59 71 8.2% 12.3% 37 328 320 2 65% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 58 67 24.1% 29.8% 19 113 214 3 63% 0 1/24
T.Gabriel ATL 50 51 4.6% 4.9% 36 303 310 1 64% 0 1/9
C.Conley KC 50 47 27.4% 24.6% 16 175 175 0 69% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Kerley NYJ 49 69 11.5% 21.4% 27 225 238 1 81% 0 0/0
T.McBride CHI 44 38 69.6% 58.5% 7 110 109 0 57% 0 0/0
J.Matthews BUF 39 38 4.2% 3.9% 30 253 244 1 73% 1 0/0
J.Doctson WAS 39 42 2.5% 3.9% 29 219 263 3 52% 0 2/31
J.Wright MIN 37 34 23.2% 19.7% 13 100 140 2 62% 0 0/0
DA.Thomas KC 37 38 36.9% 37.5% 11 126 116 2 91% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 36 38 13.3% 15.0% 17 119 166 2 71% 0 1/6
R.Lewis NYG 35 20 4.0% -3.3% 26 166 225 2 54% 0 1/7
K.Golladay DET 35 36 14.3% 15.0% 18 166 158 2 50% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 35 26 7.1% 1.7% 20 167 196 0 55% 0 2/18
J.J.Nelson ARI 34 30 -0.6% -2.1% 38 348 279 2 55% 1 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 26 33 3.5% 8.4% 21 208 167 1 62% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 24 18 21.1% 13.0% 10 101 94 0 60% 0 0/0
T.J.Jones DET 24 22 -4.6% -5.2% 38 292 280 0 53% 0 1/4
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Latimer DEN 23 22 7.0% 6.7% 14 116 128 0 64% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 21 26 0.0% 3.2% 22 151 162 0 59% 0 0/0
T.Pryor WAS 20 15 -6.1% -7.9% 37 240 278 1 54% 0 1/4
T.Smith PHI 19 23 -4.5% -3.1% 30 221 222 1 50% 0 2/60
M.Williams LACH 19 12 24.2% 10.0% 7 46 69 0 57% 0 0/0
A.Erickson CIN 17 23 10.9% 18.0% 10 100 86 0 70% 0 0/0
M.Wallace BAL 17 18 -6.4% -6.3% 35 267 250 2 57% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK 16 19 -4.4% -3.1% 27 200 182 1 63% 1 1/8
J.Malone CIN 15 10 11.2% 2.7% 9 54 73 1 44% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LACH 14 27 -7.7% -3.0% 37 304 245 3 51% 0 0/0
K.Bourne SF 13 18 7.8% 15.6% 9 81 72 0 56% 0 0/0
B.Golden ARI 12 11 7.8% 6.8% 8 70 66 0 63% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 9 22 -6.6% 1.9% 19 133 136 0 63% 0 1/20
D.Inman 2TM 5 14 -7.3% 2.5% 12 97 85 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Fowler DEN 2 -4 -11.8% -14.0% 38 220 226 2 53% 0 0/0
J.Abbrederis DET 1 -2 -10.3% -16.1% 7 44 49 0 43% 0 0/0
T.McEvoy SEA -2 -2 -16.8% -17.4% 7 63 38 0 29% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA -5 2 -18.0% -11.0% 11 58 68 0 55% 0 2/32
J.Bellamy CHI -5 9 -15.4% -7.6% 24 171 142 1 50% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT -7 -6 -18.0% -17.8% 15 66 89 0 53% 0 1/11
M.Campanaro BAL -8 -13 -18.8% -22.4% 17 91 97 0 71% 0 0/0
K.Clay 2TM -9 -13 -31.6% -41.1% 7 33 25 0 29% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE -9 -12 -21.5% -24.0% 13 62 69 1 46% 0 0/0
T.Rudolph NYG -10 -12 -33.5% -36.7% 7 32 25 0 43% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA -11 -7 -34.3% -27.0% 6 15 25 0 50% 0 1/26
S.Coates CLE -12 -17 -28.5% -35.3% 10 62 44 0 50% 0 0/0
T.King NYG -12 -22 -23.0% -31.4% 16 63 77 1 44% 0 0/0
T.Boyd CIN -13 -15 -32.7% -35.4% 9 43 35 0 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Samuel CAR -14 -13 -19.5% -19.1% 26 115 149 0 58% 0 2/61
J.Taylor DEN -15 -16 -34.3% -35.3% 9 41 35 0 56% 0 0/0
J.Hunter PIT -17 -23 -44.4% -57.0% 8 18 18 0 38% 0 0/0
L.Carroo MIA -17 -20 -29.5% -32.4% 14 69 56 0 50% 0 0/0
R.Shepard CAR -18 -12 -21.6% -18.9% 27 173 135 1 52% 0 0/0
Tr.Taylor SF -18 -7 -18.7% -14.9% 37 204 212 1 65% 0 1/6
T.Lewis NO -18 -13 -34.5% -28.7% 11 84 41 0 64% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN -21 -17 -24.7% -22.3% 22 142 110 0 55% 1 1/17
K.Britt CLE -23 -26 -22.8% -24.1% 31 166 153 2 39% 0 1/10
K.Williams CLE -25 -14 -27.4% -21.2% 18 84 100 0 50% 0 3/43
P.Cooper LARM -26 -21 -54.0% -46.4% 9 47 13 0 67% 0 0/0
A.Stewart NYJ -28 -29 -55.7% -57.2% 9 36 12 0 56% 0 0/0
B.Marshall NYG -33 -42 -24.6% -28.0% 33 154 173 0 55% 0 0/0
B.Treggs CLE -34 -33 -40.4% -39.8% 17 79 49 0 29% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Miller HOU -34 -27 -56.3% -47.4% 10 20 13 1 50% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -37 -43 -55.5% -62.1% 12 34 16 0 58% 0 0/0
I.McKenzie DEN -38 -40 -75.9% -79.4% 8 14 -7 0 25% 0 0/0
C.Patterson OAK -42 -52 -41.4% -48.5% 19 65 56 0 74% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -42 -42 -40.6% -40.3% 20 96 61 1 30% 0 0/0
K.Cole JAC -45 -46 -28.7% -28.9% 34 222 162 0 41% 1 1/14
M.Wheaton CHI -53 -51 -89.9% -87.0% 9 9 -22 0 11% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -56 -66 -37.9% -42.3% 28 149 98 0 46% 1 0/0
R.Higgins CLE -57 -67 -33.4% -36.8% 36 188 140 0 53% 0 0/0
A.Robinson SF -59 -70 -34.5% -38.7% 36 198 132 1 36% 0 0/0
K.Aiken IND -116 -115 -53.0% -52.6% 38 131 63 0 37% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -136 -124 -78.1% -72.4% 27 54 -32 0 26% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 3 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson OAK 81 1 79 1 118.7% 2 116.4% 10 124 2 0
T.Austin LARM 46 2 62 2 -12.5% 16 -3.1% 36 171 1 0
C.Samuel CAR 41 3 42 4 142.6% 1 148.5% 4 64 0 0
T.Benjamin LACH 38 4 43 3 83.6% 4 100.3% 6 54 0 0
T.Ginn NO 28 5 23 6 89.9% 3 69.4% 4 32 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 21 6 25 5 24.6% 10 33.8% 6 38 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 21 7 20 8 35.7% 9 31.4% 5 31 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 20 8 19 9 47.8% 8 42.3% 4 33 0 0
A.Stewart NYJ 20 9 16 10 52.4% 5 35.6% 4 22 0 0
Ta.Taylor TEN 19 10 21 7 49.9% 6 60.3% 6 30 0 0
B.Reedy TB 12 11 11 11 48.0% 7 41.8% 3 17 0 0
T.Gabriel ATL 10 12 6 13 -3.9% 12 -17.3% 4 20 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
S.Shepard NYG 5 13 4 14 -6.3% 14 -14.0% 3 13 0 0
C.Hogan NE 5 14 10 12 2.0% 11 38.4% 3 17 0 0
A.Wilson KC 4 15 4 15 -4.6% 13 -4.9% 3 6 0 0
B.Cooks NE 3 16 3 18 -9.8% 15 -8.2% 3 10 0 0
A.Erickson CIN 3 17 4 16 -27.5% 18 -25.6% 5 16 0 0
G.Tate DET 3 18 1 21 -19.8% 17 -34.3% 3 9 0 0
M.Bryant PIT 2 19 3 19 -27.5% 19 -24.8% 4 13 0 0
R.Cobb GB 2 20 3 17 -33.0% 21 -26.7% 6 19 0 0
R.Switzer DAL 2 21 1 20 -29.5% 20 -33.6% 3 9 0 0
T.Hill KC -8 22 0 22 -55.1% 22 -38.9% 13 31 0 0
S.Diggs MIN -11 23 -13 23 -108.5% 23 -119.1% 3 -3 0 0