Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, through Week 11

Revised as of 11/21/2017

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 44 passes, 65 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Brown PIT 257 1 227 1 16.2% 9 12.7% 114 1,026 1,106 6 61% 2 4/108
D.Hopkins HOU 241 2 205 2 12.7% 14 8.9% 115 879 1,130 9 54% 0 8/104
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 207 3 202 3 37.8% 1 36.6% 51 568 639 5 65% 0 1/13
S.Diggs MIN 203 4 198 4 32.5% 2 31.3% 53 532 665 5 66% 0 3/54
M.Jones DET 190 5 188 6 21.2% 4 20.9% 71 622 736 6 54% 0 4/92
A.Thielen MIN 188 6 181 7 11.5% 16 10.6% 96 917 911 3 65% 3 3/78
K.Allen LACH 182 7 179 8 11.0% 19 10.6% 93 755 897 3 60% 0 5/94
G.Tate DET 167 8 177 9 16.8% 6 18.5% 75 691 709 3 79% 1 0/0
P.Richardson SEA 167 9 189 5 30.0% 3 35.4% 49 514 566 5 63% 0 2/28
D.Thomas DEN 165 10 153 15 9.8% 21 8.1% 88 633 843 3 60% 1 6/111
J.Jones ATL 157 11 158 13 10.1% 20 10.3% 86 786 793 1 63% 0 2/34
B.Cooks NE 155 12 168 10 13.3% 12 15.5% 74 786 714 4 61% 0 2/38
T.Hill KC 152 13 160 12 16.6% 7 18.2% 66 685 647 4 71% 0 1/12
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Woods LARM 151 14 161 11 15.0% 10 16.9% 70 703 651 4 67% 1 2/27
M.Thomas NO 144 15 155 14 6.8% 28 8.3% 94 753 817 2 69% 0 0/0
D.Adams GB 144 16 118 22 9.3% 23 5.4% 82 620 743 6 61% 0 1/11
M.Sanu ATL 130 17 134 18 18.4% 5 19.4% 52 388 533 4 71% 0 1/16
K.Stills MIA 126 18 131 19 12.9% 13 13.9% 63 588 587 5 63% 2 1/28
R.Matthews TEN 125 19 125 20 11.5% 15 11.6% 68 626 598 3 60% 0 0/0
J.Nelson GB 122 20 107 26 11.5% 17 8.5% 59 382 591 6 59% 0 3/35
A.Hurns JAC 120 21 136 17 16.4% 8 20.1% 51 446 513 2 71% 0 1/15
L.Fitzgerald ARI 117 22 146 16 2.3% 35 6.0% 98 768 810 4 70% 1 2/15
D.Funchess CAR 114 23 108 25 7.8% 27 6.7% 72 535 624 5 60% 0 1/12
M.Crabtree OAK 113 24 113 24 8.0% 26 8.1% 66 502 611 6 64% 0 2/42
A.J.Green CIN 109 25 115 23 3.3% 31 4.2% 83 751 717 6 58% 1 3/31
K.Benjamin 2TM 109 26 101 28 11.2% 18 9.5% 58 537 531 2 62% 0 1/5
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Kupp LARM 102 27 104 27 8.4% 24 8.8% 61 481 544 3 62% 1 1/25
N.Agholor PHI 98 28 93 31 14.7% 11 13.1% 47 426 437 5 64% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE 96 29 122 21 9.6% 22 15.6% 55 440 492 2 78% 1 0/0
C.Hogan NE 89 30 99 29 8.4% 25 10.7% 54 438 476 5 61% 0 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ 87 31 81 34 5.1% 30 3.9% 64 568 525 5 55% 0 1/20
T.Y.Hilton IND 80 32 92 32 2.6% 33 4.7% 69 725 548 3 52% 1 1/34
S.Shepard NYG 79 33 81 33 6.8% 29 7.3% 51 477 447 1 75% 1 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 77 34 98 30 -0.6% 37 2.6% 85 673 635 4 66% 0 1/21
D.Jackson TB 75 35 75 36 0.9% 36 0.9% 68 532 560 3 51% 0 3/41
M.Evans TB 72 36 78 35 -1.6% 41 -0.7% 84 627 634 4 54% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery PHI 72 37 69 37 -1.2% 39 -1.7% 81 567 617 6 47% 0 2/51
M.Lee JAC 67 38 44 42 -1.7% 42 -5.5% 78 538 595 2 55% 1 3/61
R.Cobb GB 61 39 43 44 2.6% 32 -1.9% 53 405 412 1 74% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Williams LACH 49 40 39 45 2.4% 34 -0.6% 42 382 338 1 60% 1 2/39
P.Garcon SF 46 41 31 49 -3.5% 48 -6.5% 67 500 483 0 60% 0 1/12
J.Kearse NYJ 46 42 39 46 -1.8% 44 -3.4% 55 415 411 4 64% 1 1/11
D.Parker MIA 43 43 45 41 -2.1% 46 -1.6% 54 404 399 1 63% 0 0/0
T.Williams DAL 43 44 47 40 -1.8% 43 -0.6% 51 401 383 0 69% 0 0/0
D.Thompson 2TM 39 45 51 39 -1.5% 40 2.3% 45 364 337 2 60% 0 0/0
T.J.Jones DET 37 46 35 47 -1.2% 38 -1.8% 43 347 322 0 56% 0 1/4
K.Wright CHI 37 47 43 43 -2.1% 45 -0.3% 46 330 341 1 63% 0 0/0
J.Maclin BAL 37 48 54 38 -2.3% 47 2.5% 47 344 346 3 66% 0 1/7
M.Bryant PIT 26 49 11 52 -5.0% 49 -9.5% 45 306 318 1 51% 0 2/59
E.Decker TEN 21 50 26 50 -7.0% 50 -5.7% 47 303 338 1 66% 0 1/16
E.Sanders DEN 13 51 4 53 -10.1% 51 -11.9% 65 458 441 2 51% 0 1/10
T.Lockett SEA 8 52 32 48 -10.8% 52 -5.1% 55 414 353 0 62% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
Ja.Brown ARI 4 53 12 51 -11.7% 53 -9.6% 51 349 331 2 47% 0 2/10
A.Humphries TB -2 54 -9 54 -13.1% 54 -15.0% 51 339 310 0 69% 1 0/0
B.LaFell CIN -7 55 -21 57 -14.2% 55 -17.7% 54 340 337 2 63% 1 1/16
B.Ellington HOU -11 56 -17 56 -15.8% 56 -17.4% 46 293 274 2 54% 1 1/31
M.Goodwin SF -16 57 -26 58 -16.2% 57 -18.6% 56 500 337 1 41% 0 0/0
C.Beasley DAL -25 58 -16 55 -19.7% 60 -17.2% 44 195 248 4 59% 0 0/0
Jo.Brown ARI -43 59 -36 59 -24.3% 63 -22.4% 47 271 235 2 40% 0 2/41
R.Louis CLE -48 60 -51 61 -23.6% 62 -24.2% 55 322 286 0 47% 0 1/12
J.Crowder WAS -51 61 -55 62 -23.3% 61 -24.1% 62 420 317 0 63% 1 0/0
D.Bryant DAL -53 62 -56 63 -19.5% 59 -19.9% 97 541 558 4 52% 0 2/38
J.Landry MIA -57 63 -60 64 -19.4% 58 -19.8% 108 567 605 6 62% 1 1/18
Z.Jones BUF -68 64 -61 65 -29.8% 65 -28.0% 51 236 223 1 39% 0 1/19
A.Cooper OAK -81 65 -49 60 -25.1% 64 -20.3% 83 490 408 4 49% 1 2/64

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 7-43 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Ginn NO 230 237 54.3% 56.4% 43 570 618 3 81% 0 0/0
S.Watkins LARM 143 144 32.9% 33.1% 38 408 467 4 63% 0 1/8
W.Fuller HOU 122 132 31.4% 34.7% 33 326 406 7 52% 0 2/67
B.Butler DAL 115 115 66.6% 66.3% 18 264 289 2 67% 0 1/17
R.Grant WAS 103 103 21.8% 21.8% 39 338 396 3 77% 0 0/0
B.Coleman NO 95 94 34.3% 33.8% 26 288 306 3 62% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief IND 79 83 13.6% 14.6% 36 338 364 2 56% 0 1/36
M.Hollins PHI 79 83 89.1% 94.4% 11 179 180 1 91% 0 0/0
K.Golladay DET 78 77 36.3% 36.1% 21 218 244 2 52% 0 1/34
C.Rogers IND 73 65 70.0% 60.8% 12 151 181 1 92% 0 0/0
A.Wilson KC 73 67 30.1% 26.9% 22 221 246 2 77% 0 0/0
J.Doctson WAS 67 61 8.6% 6.6% 36 300 354 3 53% 0 2/31
J.Kerley NYJ 55 69 14.5% 21.3% 27 225 247 1 81% 0 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 54 57 2.7% 3.5% 41 302 370 3 61% 0 2/32
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
C.Conley KC 51 46 28.4% 24.4% 16 175 177 0 69% 0 0/0
R.Lewis NYG 51 39 7.9% 3.3% 30 221 274 2 57% 0 1/7
J.Wright MIN 49 46 30.6% 28.4% 14 123 164 2 64% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 48 48 15.2% 15.5% 21 146 209 2 71% 0 1/6
T.McBride CHI 46 42 53.9% 47.6% 9 124 124 0 67% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 46 54 12.5% 17.0% 22 120 215 3 59% 0 1/24
M.Wallace BAL 44 52 1.8% 4.3% 39 323 314 3 62% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 40 46 10.3% 13.7% 24 189 203 0 63% 0 0/0
T.Smith PHI 37 40 1.2% 2.1% 34 249 274 2 53% 0 2/60
J.J.Nelson ARI 37 33 -0.7% -1.9% 41 362 308 2 54% 1 1/15
DA.Thomas KC 37 37 27.8% 27.8% 13 137 129 2 92% 0 0/0
T.Gabriel ATL 37 39 -0.5% 0.3% 38 310 300 1 66% 0 1/9
G.Allison GB 35 25 7.2% 1.5% 20 167 196 0 55% 0 2/18
J.Matthews BUF 35 38 2.3% 3.7% 30 253 238 1 73% 1 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Benjamin LACH 33 37 -1.0% 0.5% 38 325 280 3 53% 0 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 29 33 3.8% 6.3% 22 208 185 1 59% 0 1/6
A.Erickson CIN 28 32 18.5% 22.1% 12 142 116 1 75% 1 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 24 19 21.1% 13.4% 10 101 94 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Pryor WAS 20 14 -6.2% -8.1% 37 240 278 1 54% 0 1/4
C.Latimer DEN 18 18 0.3% 0.0% 17 137 143 0 59% 0 0/0
J.Malone CIN 14 10 10.1% 2.7% 9 54 72 1 44% 0 0/0
D.Inman 2TM 14 21 -2.0% 3.1% 17 140 126 0 65% 0 0/0
M.Williams LACH 11 1 -2.6% -11.8% 15 84 109 0 60% 0 0/0
B.Fowler DEN 11 5 -8.8% -10.8% 39 238 245 2 54% 0 0/0
B.Tate BUF 10 7 1.1% -3.2% 10 56 71 1 40% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 7 17 -8.8% -3.4% 22 140 159 0 59% 0 2/28
B.Golden ARI 6 7 -3.1% -2.1% 9 70 61 0 56% 0 0/0
C.Coleman CLE 2 -10 -11.5% -18.1% 24 142 154 1 50% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Abbrederis DET 1 -2 -11.3% -16.3% 7 44 48 0 43% 0 0/0
M.Floyd MIN 0 2 -12.7% -8.1% 7 47 44 0 71% 0 0/0
T.McEvoy SEA -3 -2 -17.9% -17.4% 7 63 37 0 29% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA -3 2 -15.8% -10.7% 11 58 71 0 55% 0 2/32
T.King NYG -4 -6 -15.1% -16.5% 21 111 130 1 48% 0 1/12
E.Rogers PIT -4 -7 -16.0% -18.2% 15 66 92 0 53% 0 1/11
J.Taylor DEN -6 -9 -20.5% -23.6% 10 55 55 0 60% 0 0/0
T.Boyd CIN -7 -11 -21.9% -26.8% 10 48 51 0 70% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI -8 9 -16.8% -7.7% 24 171 138 1 50% 0 0/0
K.Clay 2TM -9 -13 -33.2% -41.2% 7 33 24 0 29% 0 0/0
M.Campanaro BAL -10 -13 -20.1% -22.7% 17 91 95 0 71% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA -11 -7 -34.8% -26.8% 6 15 24 0 50% 0 1/26
S.Coates CLE -11 -17 -27.6% -35.3% 10 62 45 0 50% 0 0/0
K.Bourne SF -15 -14 -27.6% -26.3% 13 81 59 0 38% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Shepard CAR -16 -12 -21.0% -18.8% 27 173 136 1 52% 0 0/0
L.Carroo MIA -17 -20 -29.4% -32.3% 14 69 56 0 50% 0 0/0
C.Samuel CAR -17 -13 -20.7% -19.1% 26 115 145 0 58% 0 2/61
J.Hunter PIT -17 -23 -44.7% -56.7% 8 18 18 0 38% 0 0/0
T.Lewis NO -17 -13 -32.8% -28.6% 11 84 43 0 64% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK -18 -15 -19.3% -18.1% 36 240 191 1 61% 2 1/8
Tr.Taylor SF -18 -7 -19.0% -15.2% 37 204 211 1 65% 0 1/6
C.Patterson OAK -20 -28 -24.1% -29.0% 23 110 112 0 78% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN -23 -19 -24.8% -22.7% 25 152 120 0 56% 1 1/17
K.Williams CLE -25 -14 -27.4% -21.1% 18 84 100 0 50% 0 3/43
T.Rudolph NYG -27 -24 -41.4% -37.8% 13 66 37 0 46% 0 0/0
A.Stewart NYJ -27 -29 -54.6% -57.2% 9 36 13 0 56% 0 0/0
K.Britt CLE -29 -35 -24.5% -27.0% 33 171 157 2 42% 0 1/10
P.Cooper LARM -31 -28 -57.3% -52.8% 10 47 11 0 60% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Marshall NYG -33 -43 -24.7% -28.5% 33 154 173 0 55% 0 0/0
B.Treggs CLE -35 -33 -41.2% -39.9% 17 79 48 0 29% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -36 -43 -53.7% -61.8% 12 34 18 0 58% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -36 -32 -48.7% -44.8% 13 34 28 1 54% 0 0/0
I.McKenzie DEN -39 -40 -76.8% -79.3% 8 14 -8 0 25% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -42 -41 -40.1% -40.0% 20 96 62 1 30% 0 0/0
A.Robinson SF -58 -70 -34.1% -38.7% 36 198 134 1 36% 0 0/0
K.Cole JAC -63 -61 -32.1% -31.5% 40 246 172 0 43% 1 1/14
R.Higgins CLE -66 -78 -35.4% -39.5% 38 188 138 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton CHI -67 -64 -93.3% -89.7% 11 9 -31 0 9% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -79 -85 -41.6% -44.0% 35 176 105 0 46% 1 0/0
K.Aiken IND -118 -116 -53.7% -52.9% 38 131 60 0 37% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -133 -124 -76.9% -72.5% 27 54 -28 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 78 1 80 1 114.1% 2 116.6% 10 124 2 0
T.Austin LARM 46 2 62 2 -12.5% 17 -3.1% 36 171 1 0
T.Benjamin LACH 43 3 48 3 82.5% 3 98.8% 7 61 0 0
C.Samuel CAR 41 4 42 4 143.2% 1 148.4% 4 64 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 21 5 24 6 23.2% 10 33.2% 6 38 0 0
M.Sanu ATL 21 6 27 5 58.0% 4 88.2% 3 15 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 21 7 19 8 49.7% 8 42.2% 4 33 0 0
Ta.Taylor TEN 20 8 21 7 55.0% 5 59.6% 6 30 0 0
A.Stewart NYJ 19 9 16 10 51.1% 6 35.3% 4 22 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 19 10 19 9 12.5% 12 11.9% 6 35 0 0
T.Ginn NO 15 11 10 13 16.8% 11 1.1% 5 20 0 0
B.Reedy TB 12 12 11 12 50.9% 7 41.7% 3 17 0 0
B.Ellington HOU 10 13 12 11 37.7% 9 50.1% 3 17 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
T.Gabriel ATL 9 14 6 16 -5.9% 15 -17.3% 4 20 0 0
C.Hogan NE 5 15 10 14 3.1% 13 38.4% 3 17 0 0
S.Shepard NYG 4 16 4 17 -14.4% 18 -14.1% 3 13 0 0
A.Wilson KC 4 17 4 18 -4.9% 14 -4.5% 3 6 0 0
G.Tate DET 3 18 1 23 -17.9% 19 -34.4% 3 9 0 0
B.Cooks NE 3 19 3 20 -11.0% 16 -8.2% 3 10 0 0
M.Bryant PIT 3 20 3 21 -24.4% 20 -24.8% 4 13 0 0
A.Erickson CIN 3 21 4 19 -28.9% 21 -25.7% 5 16 0 0
R.Switzer DAL 1 22 1 22 -29.9% 22 -33.7% 3 9 0 0
T.Hill KC -3 23 10 15 -43.7% 23 -21.5% 14 47 0 0
R.Cobb GB -3 24 0 24 -48.5% 24 -37.2% 7 19 0 0
S.Diggs MIN -11 25 -13 25 -108.3% 25 -119.2% 3 -3 0 0