Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, through Week 14

Revised as of 12/12/2017

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, 74 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Brown PIT 411 1 372 1 19.3% 9 16.3% 159 1,509 1,650 9 62% 3 6/155
D.Hopkins HOU 323 2 307 2 12.8% 18 11.5% 155 1,233 1,512 11 57% 1 11/155
K.Allen LACH 311 3 303 3 16.4% 14 15.6% 129 1,145 1,332 5 64% 1 7/108
M.Jones DET 277 4 274 5 26.0% 4 25.6% 92 885 992 8 55% 0 5/114
J.Jones ATL 253 5 276 4 14.0% 16 16.4% 118 1,161 1,147 3 62% 0 2/34
T.Ginn NO 243 6 245 6 39.4% 1 39.9% 59 678 738 3 78% 0 0/0
S.Watkins LARM 230 7 214 10 34.6% 2 31.3% 58 549 736 7 59% 0 3/71
T.Hill KC 227 8 225 7 18.5% 12 18.2% 92 986 929 6 70% 0 1/12
S.Diggs MIN 221 9 223 8 22.7% 7 22.9% 75 694 836 5 64% 0 4/66
A.Thielen MIN 220 10 219 9 9.2% 23 9.2% 125 1,162 1,141 4 64% 3 3/78
M.Thomas NO 216 11 210 12 8.9% 25 8.3% 125 992 1,131 4 68% 0 1/4
C.Kupp LARM 212 12 205 13 20.1% 8 19.0% 84 783 841 4 65% 1 1/25
P.Richardson SEA 201 13 212 11 24.9% 5 26.9% 67 664 732 6 60% 0 3/47
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 191 14 189 16 30.2% 3 29.6% 56 585 646 5 66% 0 1/13
B.Cooks NE 189 15 199 15 13.4% 17 14.8% 91 924 868 5 59% 0 3/58
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Sanu ATL 188 16 200 14 19.0% 10 20.9% 74 578 762 5 73% 0 2/27
D.Adams GB 177 17 167 19 7.4% 28 6.4% 110 828 976 9 63% 0 1/11
G.Tate DET 172 18 172 18 9.7% 21 9.7% 102 852 880 4 77% 1 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ 172 19 154 21 11.4% 20 8.9% 92 848 837 7 57% 0 1/20
D.Funchess CAR 168 20 153 22 9.5% 22 7.5% 98 762 868 7 58% 0 2/40
D.Baldwin SEA 166 21 176 17 9.1% 24 10.4% 101 860 865 5 65% 0 2/40
R.Woods LARM 152 22 163 20 15.2% 15 17.3% 70 703 652 4 67% 1 2/27
T.Williams LACH 147 23 129 27 23.6% 6 19.3% 52 580 547 3 62% 1 2/39
N.Agholor PHI 142 24 129 28 11.6% 19 9.3% 76 663 687 7 63% 0 0/0
J.Kearse NYJ 134 25 116 32 8.0% 27 5.3% 82 681 726 5 63% 1 2/23
K.Stills MIA 130 26 131 26 6.3% 31 6.5% 86 755 746 6 58% 3 2/62
A.Hurns JAC 125 27 138 24 17.7% 13 20.9% 51 446 521 2 71% 0 1/15
L.Fitzgerald ARI 124 28 153 23 -0.1% 44 2.8% 123 922 989 5 71% 1 2/15
R.Grant WAS 123 29 133 25 18.7% 11 21.2% 51 445 503 4 73% 0 0/0
R.Matthews TEN 118 30 118 30 8.7% 26 8.7% 73 645 619 3 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Jeffery PHI 115 31 118 31 1.0% 42 1.3% 107 732 855 8 49% 0 3/92
M.Lee JAC 113 32 107 35 2.2% 38 1.4% 96 702 787 3 58% 1 3/61
D.Thomas DEN 107 33 111 33 -1.6% 49 -1.2% 118 771 946 4 58% 1 6/111
D.Amendola NE 105 34 125 29 6.4% 30 10.1% 72 565 602 2 72% 1 0/0
K.Benjamin 2TM 101 35 97 37 6.8% 29 6.0% 66 575 569 3 59% 0 1/5
M.Crabtree OAK 98 36 97 36 2.5% 37 2.3% 79 562 671 6 62% 0 2/42
T.Y.Hilton IND 95 37 86 40 1.9% 39 0.6% 84 811 669 4 51% 1 1/34
D.Jackson TB 91 38 85 41 -0.3% 46 -1.1% 89 657 728 3 55% 0 4/58
M.Evans TB 89 39 84 43 -1.9% 50 -2.6% 107 763 807 4 51% 0 1/40
M.Wallace BAL 86 40 108 34 4.3% 33 8.5% 63 559 541 3 59% 0 2/51
M.Goodwin SF 80 41 84 42 -0.4% 48 0.1% 82 783 653 1 50% 0 1/27
A.J.Green CIN 80 42 89 38 -4.3% 55 -3.5% 119 958 905 8 55% 2 3/31
J.Doctson WAS 79 43 78 46 5.0% 32 4.9% 51 388 478 5 53% 0 3/68
S.Shepard NYG 78 44 86 39 3.5% 35 5.1% 60 549 511 1 72% 1 0/0
K.Wright CHI 77 45 83 44 3.7% 34 4.8% 64 477 501 1 67% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Williams DAL 75 46 78 47 1.6% 40 2.2% 65 501 536 0 68% 0 1/36
J.Nelson GB 66 47 71 49 -2.6% 51 -1.9% 77 443 635 6 61% 0 3/35
C.Hogan NE 66 48 77 48 1.5% 41 3.8% 59 439 477 5 58% 0 1/17
T.Lockett SEA 62 49 79 45 0.4% 43 3.9% 62 515 479 2 63% 0 0/0
R.Cobb GB 61 50 55 51 -0.1% 45 -1.2% 65 502 482 2 78% 1 0/0
T.Benjamin LACH 59 51 59 50 2.9% 36 3.0% 51 464 393 3 57% 0 0/0
Tr.Taylor SF 47 52 42 53 -0.3% 47 -1.5% 49 342 380 1 69% 0 1/6
M.Bryant PIT 47 53 29 57 -4.1% 54 -7.4% 67 419 516 2 55% 0 5/101
P.Garcon SF 44 54 35 55 -4.0% 53 -5.9% 67 500 480 0 60% 0 1/12
J.J.Nelson ARI 37 55 28 58 -3.6% 52 -5.8% 56 444 386 2 48% 1 1/15
E.Decker TEN 28 56 38 54 -7.0% 56 -5.1% 62 409 450 1 65% 0 2/36
A.Humphries TB 27 57 22 59 -7.1% 57 -8.1% 64 435 435 0 72% 1 0/0
D.Thompson 2TM 22 58 44 52 -7.6% 58 -2.3% 56 425 379 2 55% 0 0/0
D.Bryant DAL 21 59 17 61 -10.4% 61 -10.9% 114 712 782 6 54% 0 3/54
J.Landry MIA 20 60 13 63 -10.7% 63 -11.4% 131 745 868 8 67% 2 2/39
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Parker MIA 19 61 22 60 -9.0% 60 -8.5% 67 454 456 1 60% 0 1/8
T.Smith PHI 16 62 9 64 -9.0% 59 -10.5% 57 408 381 2 58% 0 2/60
J.Crowder WAS 14 63 14 62 -10.4% 62 -10.4% 85 662 546 1 64% 1 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 5 64 29 56 -11.6% 64 -6.2% 57 416 370 3 47% 0 2/10
K.Cole JAC 3 65 5 65 -12.1% 65 -11.6% 53 424 354 2 47% 1 1/14
R.Lewis NYG -7 66 -1 66 -14.4% 66 -12.8% 51 302 320 2 55% 0 1/7
C.Beasley DAL -20 67 -11 67 -17.2% 67 -15.1% 55 287 336 4 60% 0 1/6
B.LaFell CIN -28 68 -34 68 -17.5% 68 -18.6% 73 452 429 3 60% 1 2/20
A.Cooper OAK -38 69 -37 70 -18.3% 69 -18.2% 85 499 486 5 49% 1 2/64
B.Ellington HOU -45 70 -58 71 -22.9% 72 -25.9% 56 329 290 2 52% 1 1/31
J.Maclin BAL -55 71 -36 69 -22.8% 71 -19.2% 71 418 366 3 55% 0 1/7
E.Sanders DEN -58 72 -61 72 -21.5% 70 -22.0% 82 497 446 2 48% 0 1/10
R.Louis CLE -64 73 -63 73 -26.8% 73 -26.5% 57 322 275 0 46% 0 1/12
Z.Jones BUF -129 74 -110 74 -36.8% 74 -33.4% 68 291 244 2 37% 0 1/19

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 9-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Coleman NO 113 112 34.5% 34.1% 31 348 361 3 65% 0 0/0
K.Golladay DET 110 108 31.8% 30.9% 32 340 364 2 56% 0 1/34
W.Fuller HOU 107 124 20.7% 26.0% 38 352 417 7 53% 0 2/67
A.Wilson KC 102 98 18.8% 17.6% 41 356 415 3 68% 0 0/0
B.Butler DAL 99 96 46.3% 44.6% 21 269 283 2 62% 0 1/17
D.Moncrief IND 92 82 11.1% 8.5% 47 391 453 2 55% 0 1/36
M.Hollins PHI 76 79 54.1% 57.2% 16 201 204 1 81% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 74 72 30.6% 29.8% 22 179 248 2 73% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 73 77 14.7% 16.4% 35 298 322 0 66% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ 69 70 21.1% 21.8% 27 225 267 1 81% 0 0/0
C.Rogers IND 62 43 18.2% 9.0% 26 226 254 1 77% 0 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 52 60 2.0% 4.1% 41 302 366 3 61% 0 2/32
C.Conley KC 51 47 28.6% 25.1% 16 175 177 0 69% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 50 49 16.8% 16.0% 21 146 214 2 71% 0 1/6
A.Erickson CIN 49 49 33.4% 33.1% 14 169 159 1 79% 1 0/0
T.J.Jones DET 49 46 1.2% 0.6% 46 373 357 0 59% 0 1/4
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Latimer DEN 42 47 6.4% 8.8% 27 227 242 1 59% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 39 37 35.7% 33.3% 11 140 122 0 64% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 37 47 7.1% 12.1% 23 120 209 3 57% 0 1/24
D.Inman 2TM 36 45 4.9% 9.5% 28 225 218 1 61% 0 0/0
DA.Thomas KC 35 37 25.2% 28.1% 13 137 125 2 92% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel ATL 32 32 -3.5% -3.5% 44 342 329 1 68% 0 1/9
G.Allison GB 30 27 1.2% -0.4% 25 196 222 0 60% 0 2/18
T.McBride CHI 26 18 10.3% 3.2% 15 144 132 0 53% 0 0/0
J.Holton OAK 25 30 7.7% 11.3% 17 218 139 3 53% 2 0/0
J.Matthews BUF 25 30 -3.5% -1.7% 36 282 258 1 69% 1 0/0
C.Coleman CLE 24 10 -5.3% -9.5% 42 268 300 2 48% 0 1/27
C.Patterson OAK 21 14 -5.5% -7.8% 37 287 270 0 76% 0 1/3
S.Roberts OAK 21 18 -6.9% -7.7% 48 336 325 1 67% 2 1/8
T.Pryor WAS 21 17 -5.9% -7.2% 37 240 279 1 54% 0 1/4
J.Gordon CLE 13 14 -3.6% -2.7% 17 154 136 1 41% 0 0/0
T.Boyd CIN 12 3 -4.3% -10.4% 19 95 130 1 63% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.McEvoy SEA 11 16 4.1% 11.7% 9 94 70 0 44% 0 0/0
B.Fowler DEN 11 12 -9.5% -9.3% 47 294 297 3 53% 0 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 9 20 -8.3% -3.2% 27 231 182 1 59% 0 1/6
J.Grant MIA 8 8 -2.7% -3.4% 10 57 80 1 50% 0 1/26
B.Tate BUF 7 7 -2.7% -3.1% 10 56 67 1 40% 0 0/0
B.Golden ARI 5 6 -4.5% -2.6% 9 70 60 0 56% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 5 15 -10.5% -6.4% 29 181 200 0 59% 0 2/28
M.Williams LACH 4 -10 -9.9% -19.9% 18 87 121 0 56% 0 0/0
M.Floyd MIN 2 5 -10.2% -7.3% 12 78 77 0 75% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN 1 2 -12.1% -12.0% 30 184 194 0 57% 1 2/34
C.Moore BAL -1 4 -13.0% -11.0% 30 213 186 2 50% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA -2 3 -15.3% -9.8% 11 58 71 0 55% 0 2/32
L.Murphy SF -3 3 -15.1% -10.0% 14 98 85 1 43% 0 0/0
W.Snead NO -5 -6 -18.7% -20.7% 10 63 56 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Malone CIN -5 -6 -17.6% -18.9% 13 63 71 1 46% 0 0/0
J.Taylor DEN -7 -8 -21.6% -22.6% 10 55 54 0 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Bourne SF -8 -7 -18.7% -17.7% 18 132 95 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Samuel CAR -9 -12 -17.0% -18.6% 26 115 156 0 58% 0 2/61
J.Bellamy CHI -9 11 -16.6% -8.0% 30 227 173 1 50% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -9 -13 -18.2% -20.7% 23 148 123 1 70% 0 0/0
D.Westbrook JAC -10 -15 -16.6% -18.7% 33 235 191 1 61% 1 0/0
T.Lewis NO -13 -11 -23.7% -22.5% 15 116 75 1 67% 0 0/0
S.Coates CLE -15 -17 -32.0% -35.3% 10 62 40 0 50% 0 0/0
L.Carroo MIA -15 -20 -27.3% -32.4% 14 69 59 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Campanaro BAL -16 -20 -22.5% -25.4% 20 99 107 0 65% 0 0/0
J.Reynolds LARM -16 -25 -24.2% -31.1% 17 88 89 1 53% 0 0/0
K.Britt CLE -16 -16 -18.4% -18.2% 38 233 206 2 47% 0 1/10
K.Williams CLE -25 -13 -27.4% -20.3% 18 84 100 0 50% 0 3/43
D.Byrd CAR -26 -33 -40.8% -49.1% 11 49 36 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Hunter PIT -26 -31 -54.7% -62.2% 9 18 12 0 33% 0 0/0
T.King NYG -29 -25 -23.1% -21.7% 34 170 181 1 47% 0 2/29
A.Stewart NYJ -30 -36 -54.0% -61.7% 10 36 15 0 50% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Clay 2TM -30 -31 -48.5% -48.9% 12 46 24 0 25% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT -31 -31 -26.3% -26.1% 29 124 139 0 52% 0 1/11
B.Marshall NYG -36 -41 -25.8% -27.7% 33 154 169 0 55% 0 0/0
B.Treggs CLE -41 -39 -44.2% -43.1% 18 79 45 0 28% 0 0/0
A.Robinson SF -41 -58 -26.0% -31.5% 41 233 190 1 39% 0 0/0
P.Cooper LARM -46 -46 -52.6% -52.8% 15 56 26 0 60% 0 1/7
R.Shepard CAR -46 -50 -31.2% -32.8% 33 202 134 1 52% 1 0/0
T.Rudolph NYG -47 -40 -54.2% -47.9% 15 66 23 0 40% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI -50 -34 -26.2% -22.0% 47 271 225 2 40% 0 2/41
R.Higgins CLE -67 -78 -33.8% -37.0% 42 218 160 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton CHI -72 -71 -92.2% -90.5% 12 9 -33 0 8% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -78 -83 -70.7% -74.6% 18 33 -6 0 61% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -95 -101 -37.6% -39.1% 49 256 170 0 51% 1 0/0
K.Aiken IND -128 -129 -54.7% -55.3% 40 131 59 0 35% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -145 -137 -77.4% -74.0% 29 54 -32 0 24% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 4 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson OAK 67 1 70 1 65.2% 3 69.4% 12 125 2 0
T.Austin LARM 64 2 66 2 -10.6% 12 -9.7% 45 202 1 0
T.Benjamin LACH 61 3 66 3 93.9% 2 105.1% 9 89 0 0
C.Samuel CAR 41 4 42 4 143.7% 1 147.0% 4 64 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 38 5 41 5 33.6% 6 39.0% 9 56 0 0
T.Gabriel ATL 24 6 20 7 20.6% 7 10.6% 6 34 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 20 7 18 9 16.0% 8 10.6% 6 35 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 19 8 19 8 45.0% 5 40.9% 4 33 0 0
Ta.Taylor TEN 19 9 21 6 49.1% 4 58.7% 6 30 0 0
A.Stewart NYJ 15 10 15 10 2.8% 11 3.5% 7 27 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
G.Tate DET 12 11 9 13 5.3% 10 -6.8% 5 22 0 0
T.Ginn NO 10 12 7 14 -11.2% 13 -19.6% 7 23 0 0
B.Cooks NE 10 13 11 12 10.4% 9 13.7% 5 26 0 0
T.Hill KC 4 14 14 11 -32.7% 16 -18.0% 16 60 0 0
A.Erickson CIN 4 15 3 15 -25.9% 14 -27.0% 5 16 0 0
M.Bryant PIT 1 16 2 16 -31.5% 15 -27.5% 5 14 0 0
R.Cobb GB 1 17 1 17 -36.3% 17 -37.2% 7 19 0 0
S.Diggs MIN -2 18 -2 18 -48.1% 18 -48.7% 5 11 0 0
R.Switzer DAL -9 19 -9 20 -75.7% 19 -75.7% 4 5 0 0
S.Shepard NYG -11 20 -8 19 -84.2% 20 -73.9% 4 4 0 0