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WIDE RECEIVERS 2018

Regular season totals, through Week 10

Revised as of 11/13/2018

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.

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RECEIVING: Minimum 40 passes, 65 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Thomas NO 336 1 372 1 33.5% 3 38.5% 87 950 1,089 7 90% 2 4/47
T.Hill KC 290 2 265 3 35.3% 2 31.2% 80 891 921 9 69% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 266 3 268 2 24.3% 9 24.6% 90 894 978 7 70% 1 2/43
A.Thielen MIN 234 4 228 7 14.9% 16 14.1% 105 947 1,039 7 74% 1 1/3
J.Jones ATL 232 5 244 4 16.2% 15 17.6% 102 1,039 1,000 2 66% 1 3/98
R.Woods LAR 231 6 244 5 24.0% 10 26.0% 79 832 854 3 70% 0 2/6
B.Cooks LAR 230 7 232 6 26.9% 6 27.1% 72 858 814 3 71% 1 2/87
W.Fuller HOU 188 8 187 10 36.7% 1 36.6% 45 503 586 4 71% 0 2/79
K.Golladay DET 178 9 165 13 23.2% 11 20.6% 61 601 667 4 64% 1 2/25
T.Boyd CIN 174 10 215 8 19.4% 13 26.9% 70 685 699 5 74% 0 0/0
D.Jackson TB 171 11 171 12 25.2% 8 25.2% 56 693 620 4 59% 0 2/34
S.Watkins KC 169 12 144 17 26.1% 7 20.4% 54 515 602 3 72% 0 3/34
C.Ridley ATL 166 13 175 11 29.0% 5 31.1% 49 500 571 7 73% 1 2/59
M.Evans TB 155 14 156 15 10.6% 20 10.8% 84 837 770 4 60% 1 1/16
T.Lockett SEA 149 15 157 14 30.8% 4 33.2% 44 483 498 7 75% 1 1/19
C.Kupp LAR 148 16 143 18 20.7% 12 19.5% 56 566 580 6 71% 0 0/0
D.Adams GB 148 17 189 9 8.8% 24 14.7% 94 787 779 9 66% 0 1/21
A.J.Green CIN 148 18 147 16 11.4% 19 11.4% 76 687 716 6 59% 2 2/52
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 147 19 129 20 9.3% 23 6.5% 83 762 763 3 67% 0 0/0
M.Jones DET 146 20 129 19 16.5% 14 13.2% 62 508 623 5 56% 0 4/104
E.Sanders DEN 143 21 114 23 12.2% 18 7.1% 74 705 680 3 76% 0 0/0
K.Allen LAC 142 22 128 21 12.6% 17 10.1% 75 687 666 2 71% 1 0/0
O.Beckham NYG 102 23 118 22 -0.1% 40 1.9% 102 858 810 4 64% 0 4/71
D.Thomas 2TM 101 24 70 34 8.7% 25 2.2% 59 463 536 3 66% 0 2/36
A.Jeffery PHI 94 25 97 25 10.0% 22 10.7% 52 386 478 4 63% 1 2/64
A.Cooper 2TM 93 26 79 29 10.0% 21 6.6% 50 413 472 2 66% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 92 27 91 26 7.2% 27 6.9% 54 430 514 4 54% 0 4/102
S.Shepard NYG 88 28 104 24 5.4% 29 8.9% 62 551 523 3 68% 0 1/4
D.Funchess CAR 74 29 87 27 2.8% 36 5.3% 60 477 502 3 65% 0 0/0
J.Gordon 2TM 74 30 66 35 4.6% 33 2.6% 53 494 461 3 51% 0 2/55
C.Godwin TB 74 31 75 31 4.7% 31 5.0% 54 483 456 4 69% 3 1/14
A.Brown PIT 74 32 40 42 -3.1% 42 -7.4% 97 690 735 10 59% 0 2/2
C.Sutton DEN 70 33 60 38 7.6% 26 4.6% 42 381 385 2 48% 0 3/25
Jo.Brown BAL 70 34 59 39 0.8% 39 -1.2% 67 603 524 4 51% 0 2/63
M.Sanu ATL 68 35 76 30 5.2% 30 7.2% 48 416 411 3 71% 1 2/19
C.Beasley DAL 67 36 73 33 3.9% 34 5.4% 52 403 430 2 77% 0 1/8
A.Robinson CHI 65 37 80 28 2.5% 37 6.0% 51 418 445 4 61% 0 4/47
T.Gabriel CHI 64 38 64 36 2.4% 38 2.2% 52 426 444 2 71% 0 3/92
A.Humphries TB 63 39 74 32 2.9% 35 5.8% 52 431 420 2 71% 0 0/0
J.Nelson OAK 57 40 63 37 5.5% 28 7.3% 39 353 341 3 64% 0 1/13
A.Miller CHI 56 41 51 40 4.7% 32 3.2% 41 332 346 4 59% 0 1/43
J.Edelman NE 48 42 43 41 -1.8% 41 -3.0% 56 426 433 2 71% 0 0/0
C.Kirk ARI 29 43 28 44 -5.2% 43 -5.6% 50 418 360 2 66% 0 1/17
D.Westbrook JAX 28 44 24 45 -6.7% 44 -7.6% 58 464 426 3 66% 2 0/0
C.Davis TEN 27 45 0 50 -8.2% 46 -12.7% 76 576 538 2 57% 1 3/53
D.Amendola MIA 26 46 30 43 -7.2% 45 -6.3% 61 456 423 1 77% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief JAX 19 47 3 48 -8.6% 47 -12.1% 61 481 414 3 52% 0 0/0
L.Treadwell MIN 3 48 16 46 -11.6% 48 -7.5% 39 253 256 1 69% 0 1/7
W.Snead BAL 2 49 2 49 -12.3% 49 -12.3% 69 448 453 1 65% 0 2/38
C.Rogers IND -4 50 -24 54 -13.7% 50 -18.9% 48 295 308 1 67% 0 1/5
K.Cole JAX -9 51 -18 51 -15.0% 51 -17.4% 49 377 297 1 59% 2 0/0
P.Garcon SF -9 52 -20 52 -15.4% 52 -18.7% 45 286 258 1 53% 0 0/0
J.Doctson WAS -10 53 11 47 -15.9% 53 -9.3% 40 236 245 2 58% 0 2/15
Z.Jones BUF -25 54 -38 56 -18.2% 55 -21.1% 59 392 326 2 63% 1 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI -25 55 -28 55 -17.5% 54 -18.2% 65 407 380 2 62% 0 1/2
M.Crabtree BAL -44 56 -48 57 -19.5% 57 -20.2% 76 472 451 2 54% 0 2/35
S.Diggs MIN -44 57 -22 53 -19.1% 56 -15.9% 85 587 489 4 68% 0 1/10
G.Tate 2TM -47 58 -53 59 -20.6% 58 -21.6% 74 536 413 3 64% 1 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ -53 59 -51 58 -29.9% 60 -29.2% 42 346 171 3 50% 2 0/0
A.Callaway CLE -66 60 -64 60 -28.1% 59 -27.6% 54 326 249 2 48% 0 1/24
K.Benjamin BUF -95 61 -109 63 -34.7% 63 -37.9% 56 302 212 1 36% 0 2/22
N.Agholor PHI -103 62 -68 61 -32.4% 62 -25.7% 68 466 273 1 68% 1 0/0
J.Kearse NYJ -104 63 -114 64 -38.6% 65 -41.1% 53 231 172 0 45% 0 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ -108 64 -85 62 -37.0% 64 -31.8% 55 345 203 1 53% 2 1/5
J.Landry CLE -157 65 -158 65 -32.1% 61 -32.3% 105 600 425 2 54% 0 1/24

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 7-39 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Williams LAC 172 165 47.0% 44.6% 36 497 488 5 72% 1 0/0
M.Goodwin SF 100 90 27.2% 23.2% 32 339 352 4 53% 0 0/0
M.Williams LAC 98 91 27.5% 24.6% 32 338 343 5 56% 0 0/0
J.Matthews PHI 90 90 63.6% 63.2% 17 240 229 1 76% 0 0/0
C.Hogan NE 85 85 16.6% 16.6% 34 333 363 2 68% 0 2/25
K.Stills MIA 79 78 17.6% 17.2% 33 326 329 4 58% 0 0/0
D.J.Moore CAR 63 60 13.0% 11.6% 31 317 294 1 74% 1 1/24
A.Wilson MIA 57 63 8.5% 10.7% 35 391 303 4 74% 0 0/0
T.Smith NO 57 61 22.2% 24.6% 20 214 217 3 60% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB 56 44 12.2% 7.1% 30 303 265 2 67% 1 0/0
Ja.Brown SEA 55 47 53.4% 43.5% 12 83 150 3 67% 0 0/0
R.Grant IND 54 43 5.8% 1.8% 37 276 320 1 73% 0 0/0
M.Valdes-Scantling GB 51 77 4.5% 13.0% 39 402 319 2 59% 0 0/0
D.Moore SEA 48 58 13.8% 19.7% 24 253 217 4 58% 1 0/0
A.Robinson MIN 47 54 31.9% 38.0% 13 115 156 3 54% 0 1/13
T.Sharpe TEN 46 47 7.5% 7.9% 28 222 255 1 61% 0 1/7
P.Richardson WAS 46 53 3.4% 5.9% 35 262 298 2 57% 0 2/62
M.Johnson IND 45 44 63.6% 62.0% 8 102 115 1 75% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE 45 55 8.1% 12.7% 28 291 242 2 71% 1 0/0
M.Hall ATL 45 41 40.9% 36.6% 11 139 134 1 82% 0 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 42 45 6.0% 7.2% 29 275 245 0 79% 0 0/0
J.Reynolds LAR 38 28 24.7% 14.9% 12 98 138 2 58% 0 0/0
T.Pryor 2TM 35 36 3.0% 3.5% 30 252 236 2 53% 0 0/0
S.Roberts OAK 34 34 1.8% 1.6% 30 227 245 2 70% 0 0/0
T.Austin DAL 32 33 24.5% 26.0% 10 130 117 2 70% 0 0/0
P.Dorsett NE 32 44 -0.3% 4.5% 35 246 255 2 71% 0 0/0
C.Conley KC 28 21 3.1% -0.5% 23 149 183 2 65% 1 1/31
C.Samuel CAR 25 29 9.6% 12.9% 16 124 129 2 75% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA 25 23 -3.2% -3.8% 34 268 249 2 62% 0 1/3
C.Meredith NO 23 28 19.1% 26.5% 10 114 92 1 90% 1 1/14
B.Ellington HOU 22 18 14.2% 9.3% 12 92 101 1 67% 0 0/0
D.Inman IND 21 18 12.2% 8.8% 11 93 100 0 91% 0 0/0
B.LaFell OAK 20 25 8.2% 14.4% 13 106 105 1 77% 0 0/0
K.Bourne SF 19 4 -6.2% -11.2% 38 230 269 3 61% 0 0/0
M.Gallup DAL 19 20 -4.8% -4.3% 31 275 225 1 48% 0 1/10
Ta.Taylor TEN 19 5 -4.5% -10.4% 30 214 214 1 70% 1 0/0
T.Smith CAR 17 28 -4.8% 0.3% 27 171 203 2 59% 0 1/16
A.Carr NO 17 21 8.2% 13.7% 10 82 91 0 70% 0 1/25
C.Batson TEN 16 12 16.8% 9.4% 7 63 67 0 71% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL 14 14 -0.1% -0.5% 15 128 114 0 80% 0 0/0
M.Bryant OAK 13 11 -6.5% -7.5% 27 266 192 0 70% 1 0/0
R.Switzer PIT 6 -1 -9.4% -13.3% 22 119 158 1 82% 0 0/0
C.Latimer NYG 5 12 -5.0% 4.7% 9 108 65 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Patterson NE 5 5 -8.7% -8.4% 16 121 107 2 75% 0 0/0
D.Ratley CLE 5 1 -9.5% -12.3% 19 142 126 0 63% 0 0/0
B.Perriman CLE 4 -2 -6.8% -15.5% 10 75 66 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Burnett NYJ 4 4 -6.7% -5.9% 8 70 56 0 63% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 4 -2 -9.6% -14.0% 15 81 95 1 67% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 3 4 -11.0% -10.4% 24 176 150 0 54% 0 1/16
T.J.Jones DET 1 -1 -11.7% -14.1% 10 61 68 0 60% 0 0/0
D.Thompson DAL 1 0 -12.3% -12.8% 20 124 123 0 70% 0 0/0
E.St. Brown GB 0 21 -12.3% 4.4% 15 146 101 0 60% 0 1/21
R.Foster BUF -2 -6 -14.7% -18.9% 12 116 73 0 33% 0 0/0
D.Parker MIA -3 -11 -13.9% -18.0% 26 225 165 0 54% 0 0/0
J.Crowder WAS -3 4 -14.9% -9.7% 20 134 119 1 65% 0 0/0
C.Core CIN -5 -4 -19.7% -19.1% 8 47 48 0 63% 0 0/0
R.Shepard NYG -6 -5 -22.9% -20.9% 8 61 42 0 50% 0 0/0
T.Patrick DEN -8 -9 -23.5% -25.1% 10 73 46 1 40% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI -8 -14 -19.9% -25.3% 14 65 76 1 50% 0 0/0
K.Aiken PHI -8 -4 -30.9% -21.5% 7 53 25 0 86% 0 0/0
D.Pettis SF -10 -6 -21.4% -18.1% 14 108 77 1 50% 0 1/15
M.Harris WAS -10 9 -16.5% -9.3% 34 278 194 0 76% 0 0/0
A.Hurns DAL -11 -3 -16.9% -13.8% 31 221 185 2 52% 1 0/0
R.Cobb GB -14 -18 -17.2% -18.5% 38 260 224 1 68% 1 0/0
K.Coutee HOU -14 -6 -19.1% -15.2% 30 196 162 1 70% 0 0/0
B.Fowler NYG -16 -9 -36.0% -26.4% 9 59 32 0 56% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL -20 -11 -34.4% -24.8% 11 68 45 0 64% 0 0/0
Tr.Taylor SF -23 -26 -23.4% -25.0% 29 150 140 1 66% 0 1/6
B.Marshall SEA -24 -22 -26.9% -25.9% 23 136 101 1 48% 0 0/0
M.Floyd WAS -24 -22 -49.8% -47.0% 8 35 17 0 38% 0 0/0
J.Wright CAR -27 -16 -23.5% -19.2% 31 192 165 1 68% 1 0/0
J.Ross CIN -28 -15 -29.2% -21.6% 22 118 95 3 41% 0 0/0
J.Hunter PIT -32 -43 -51.9% -64.8% 10 21 19 0 30% 0 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI -33 -30 -45.0% -42.1% 11 21 34 0 36% 0 2/40
A.Roberts NYJ -37 -39 -70.4% -73.3% 9 25 -2 0 33% 0 0/0
A.Erickson CIN -38 -31 -47.2% -40.3% 14 44 34 0 57% 0 1/14
T.Benjamin LAC -39 -42 -76.9% -81.4% 8 16 -8 0 38% 0 0/0
R.Matthews 2TM -41 -44 -89.2% -95.1% 7 11 -17 0 43% 0 0/0
J.Washington PIT -41 -49 -39.9% -45.4% 19 66 62 1 37% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO -44 -27 -37.7% -28.0% 22 135 78 2 55% 1 0/0
Z.Pascal IND -44 -55 -32.7% -37.6% 28 120 115 1 54% 0 0/0
DJ Chark JAX -56 -65 -39.9% -44.3% 25 159 85 0 48% 1 0/0
C.Williams ARI -93 -91 -51.9% -51.2% 31 113 55 1 35% 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 NE 63 1 53 2 -5.7% 25 -10.8% 32 146 1 0
R.Woods LAR 59 2 55 1 46.5% 13 41.0% 13 111 0 0
D.J.Moore CAR 54 3 51 3 79.6% 7 72.5% 8 122 0 1
K.Allen LAC 44 4 46 4 127.5% 2 136.7% 6 74 0 0
B.Cooks LAR 43 5 44 5 92.1% 6 96.4% 6 41 1 0
T.Hill KC 37 6 39 6 12.1% 20 14.5% 13 81 0 0
J.Edelman NE 35 7 36 7 76.2% 8 80.6% 5 48 0 0
C.Samuel CAR 34 8 34 9 126.3% 3 124.2% 4 43 2 0
T.Austin DAL 33 9 34 8 63.4% 11 65.8% 6 55 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 30 10 33 10 68.6% 9 78.4% 6 49 0 0
T.Gabriel CHI 26 11 28 12 49.0% 12 55.2% 6 36 0 0
I.McKenzie BUF 25 12 25 14 104.0% 4 100.8% 3 32 0 0
N.Agholor PHI 23 13 28 11 169.7% 1 218.2% 3 32 0 0
E.Sanders DEN 23 14 28 13 67.6% 10 91.8% 3 47 1 0
G.Tate DET 22 15 23 15 93.6% 5 98.1% 3 42 0 0
C.Kupp LAR 19 16 17 17 39.2% 14 31.4% 4 25 0 0
S.Diggs MIN 19 17 19 16 27.0% 16 26.5% 7 36 0 0
D.Westbrook JAX 14 18 14 19 3.3% 23 3.0% 5 27 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 13 19 14 20 25.9% 17 30.4% 3 35 0 0
C.Moore BAL 12 20 11 23 24.7% 18 22.0% 3 14 0 0
C.Ridley ATL 11 21 13 21 -4.1% 24 2.1% 5 22 0 0
A.Wilson MIA 11 22 10 24 -12.7% 26 -15.2% 8 16 0 0
M.Bryant OAK 10 23 9 25 35.5% 15 27.5% 3 23 0 0
D.Jackson TB 10 24 16 18 6.9% 22 37.7% 4 19 1 0
M.Williams LAC 9 25 7 26 8.2% 21 -2.9% 4 16 0 0
T.Ginn NO 9 26 12 22 17.6% 19 35.9% 3 26 0 0
O.Beckham NYG 2 27 2 28 -22.5% 27 -26.5% 4 8 0 0
S.Watkins KC 0 28 2 27 -38.0% 28 -32.8% 5 52 0 1
T.Benjamin LAC -2 29 0 30 -51.7% 29 -36.1% 3 15 0 0
R.Switzer PIT -3 30 1 29 -55.1% 30 -35.5% 4 14 0 0
J.J.Nelson ARI -5 31 -3 31 -69.8% 31 -55.7% 3 5 0 0
K.Coutee HOU -6 32 -8 33 -81.4% 33 -94.6% 3 0 0 0
M.Goodwin SF -8 33 -5 32 -70.0% 32 -59.5% 4 9 0 0