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WIDE RECEIVERS 2019

Regular season totals, through Week 2

Revised as of 9/17/2019

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.

Because it is early in the season, there are currently no opponent adjustments. Opponent adjustments will begin after Week 4.

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, 78 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Gallup DAL 83 1 59.5% 4 15 226 215 0 87% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC 79 2 112.0% 1 8 172 169 2 88% 0 0/0
DJ Chark JAX 77 3 65.5% 3 13 201 193 2 85% 0 0/0
C.Conley JAX 75 4 73.6% 2 12 170 181 1 83% 0 0/0
C.Ridley ATL 73 5 40.6% 8 16 169 219 2 75% 0 1/26
Jo.Brown BUF 70 6 37.0% 10 18 195 217 1 78% 0 0/0
S.Watkins KC 68 7 21.7% 20 24 247 262 3 63% 0 1/12
T.Williams OAK 67 8 46.2% 7 14 151 192 2 79% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 67 9 50.8% 6 15 174 185 2 73% 0 0/0
E.Sanders DEN 66 10 26.9% 17 20 184 234 2 80% 0 1/15
J.Ross CIN 59 11 27.7% 16 20 270 206 3 55% 0 0/0
D.Jackson PHI 57 12 59.0% 5 10 154 148 2 80% 0 0/0
A.Cooper DAL 55 13 36.7% 11 14 150 171 2 71% 0 0/0
C.Sutton DEN 54 14 32.0% 13 15 160 180 0 73% 0 1/9
T.McLaurin WAS 53 15 29.2% 14 16 187 183 2 63% 0 0/0
M.Brown BAL 52 16 23.2% 19 18 233 195 2 67% 0 0/0
T.Y.Hilton IND 47 17 28.3% 15 15 130 161 3 80% 0 1/9
K.Golladay DET 46 18 19.6% 22 19 159 185 2 63% 0 0/0
K.Allen LAC 46 19 10.1% 31 25 221 232 1 64% 0 1/12
A.Thielen MIN 42 20 35.0% 12 11 118 132 1 73% 0 1/15
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 40 21 18.1% 25 16 162 164 0 69% 0 1/10
D.Adams GB 37 22 12.2% 30 17 142 177 0 65% 0 1/25
T.Boyd CIN 34 23 7.5% 35 21 182 188 0 86% 0 0/0
T.Lockett SEA 33 24 19.3% 23 14 123 134 1 79% 0 1/38
O.Beckham CLE 31 25 8.2% 32 21 232 169 1 62% 0 1/16
M.Williams LAC 31 26 37.4% 9 8 112 95 0 63% 0 0/0
DK Metcalf SEA 30 27 14.6% 28 13 150 133 1 54% 0 1/4
M.Jones DET 29 28 21.5% 21 10 99 110 0 90% 0 0/0
R.Cobb DAL 28 29 18.2% 24 11 93 114 1 82% 0 0/0
M.Thomas NO 27 30 1.1% 37 26 212 198 0 77% 0 0/0
B.Cooks LAR 25 31 15.6% 26 10 113 110 1 50% 0 1/16
J.Edelman NE 25 32 8.0% 33 15 134 133 0 67% 0 2/13
J.Gordon NE 24 33 23.4% 18 9 92 89 1 56% 0 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 20 34 14.7% 27 10 109 90 0 60% 0 0/0
C.Beasley BUF 20 35 7.8% 34 13 123 107 0 69% 0 0/0
A.J.Brown TEN 19 36 12.9% 29 9 125 87 0 67% 0 0/0
D.Hopkins HOU 18 37 -2.2% 41 21 151 162 2 62% 0 0/0
N.Agholor PHI 16 38 0.4% 38 16 118 121 1 63% 0 0/0
P.William MIA 14 39 4.9% 36 11 87 84 1 64% 0 0/0
J.Jones ATL 13 40 -4.5% 42 21 137 155 3 52% 0 0/0
A.Brown NE 9 41 0.3% 39 8 56 67 1 50% 0 0/0
D.Samuel SF 8 42 -1.3% 40 10 104 68 1 80% 1 0/0
J.Washington PIT 5 43 -5.7% 43 9 74 65 0 44% 0 0/0
S.Diggs MIN 4 44 -7.1% 44 9 82 61 1 33% 0 0/0
C.Kupp LAR 3 45 -10.4% 45 19 166 127 0 63% 0 0/0
D.Amendola DET 2 46 -11.2% 46 14 104 91 1 50% 0 0/0
R.Woods LAR 1 47 -11.8% 47 15 103 99 0 67% 0 1/8
P.Richardson WAS 1 48 -11.8% 48 10 52 67 1 70% 0 0/0
A.Robinson CHI 1 49 -12.2% 49 20 143 118 0 55% 0 0/0
R.Anderson NYJ -2 50 -14.5% 50 13 104 85 0 54% 1 0/0
D.Byrd ARI -3 51 -14.8% 52 14 87 91 0 71% 0 1/0
C.Latimer NYG -4 52 -16.2% 53 13 104 82 0 46% 0 0/0
T.Quinn WAS -4 53 -16.8% 54 13 69 74 1 62% 0 0/0
L.Fitzgerald ARI -4 54 -14.8% 51 24 217 150 1 54% 0 0/0
M.Evans TB -5 55 -17.3% 55 13 89 83 0 46% 0 1/16
M.Hollins PHI -5 56 -22.0% 58 8 50 39 0 63% 0 0/0
C.Kirk ARI -8 57 -17.6% 56 20 146 120 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Willis CIN -9 58 -24.3% 60 8 36 48 0 50% 0 1/15
B.Fowler NYG -13 59 -24.2% 59 15 91 75 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Davis TEN -13 60 -32.5% 64 8 38 35 0 38% 0 1/14
K.Johnson ARI -17 61 -32.5% 63 12 77 44 0 50% 0 0/0
D.J.Moore CAR -17 62 -21.9% 57 24 165 129 0 67% 1 0/0
M.Sanu ATL -22 63 -33.7% 65 13 73 52 0 69% 0 0/0
J.Crowder NYJ -23 64 -24.8% 61 23 139 118 0 78% 0 0/0
C.Samuel CAR -23 65 -29.9% 62 17 123 75 0 47% 0 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -25 66 -47.1% 68 8 32 22 0 38% 0 1/9
J.Landry CLE -25 67 -37.6% 66 14 99 45 0 50% 0 0/0
H.Renfrow OAK -28 68 -44.2% 67 11 43 31 0 55% 0 0/0
R.Grant OAK -30 69 -49.4% 69 9 14 22 0 44% 0 1/43
D.Westbrook JAX -32 70 -50.6% 71 11 33 22 1 55% 0 0/0
D.Johnson PIT -34 71 -67.7% 74 9 42 0 0 44% 0 0/0
R.Switzer PIT -36 72 -53.3% 73 10 29 19 0 70% 0 0/0
M.Valdes-Scantling GB -36 73 -50.3% 70 12 71 25 0 58% 0 0/0
B.Perriman TB -39 74 -72.5% 75 9 10 -4 0 22% 0 0/0
D.Parker MIA -42 75 -52.4% 72 14 75 24 0 21% 0 0/0
D.Hamilton DEN -46 76 -73.4% 76 10 20 -6 0 40% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA -52 77 -85.1% 77 10 19 -18 0 40% 0 0/0
D.Moncrief PIT -74 78 -99.7% 78 11 7 -40 0 27% 0 0/0

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 3-7 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
P.Dorsett NE 68 121.2% 7 134 142 2 100% 0 0/0
T.Smith NO 48 104.4% 5 75 104 1 100% 0 0/0
D.Smith DAL 43 163.2% 3 74 84 1 100% 0 0/0
T.Ginn NO 40 57.7% 7 101 106 0 100% 0 0/0
M.Goodwin SF 35 56.5% 6 84 94 1 67% 0 1/9
D.Cain IND 33 91.0% 3 35 74 0 67% 0 1/46
K.Stills HOU 32 54.6% 6 75 87 1 83% 0 0/0
D.Ratley CLE 28 71.3% 5 67 69 0 80% 0 0/0
A.Jeffery PHI 27 43.7% 6 49 78 1 83% 0 0/0
C.Beebe MIN 24 102.4% 3 70 52 0 67% 0 0/0
T.Jones NYG 21 50.2% 4 38 58 1 75% 0 0/0
M.Turner SEA 19 90.0% 3 54 43 0 100% 0 0/0
W.Snead BAL 16 38.3% 4 46 49 1 75% 0 0/0
R.Higgins CLE 13 58.0% 3 46 35 0 67% 0 0/0
S.Shepard NYG 10 4.8% 7 42 61 0 86% 0 0/0
R.James SF 9 7.6% 6 46 48 1 33% 0 0/0
M.Hardman KC 8 3.4% 7 61 52 1 57% 0 0/0
T.Hill NO 6 2.8% 5 25 37 1 60% 0 0/0
D.Inman LAC 4 5.5% 3 33 23 0 67% 0 0/0
M.Boykin BAL 3 -3.8% 4 16 31 1 50% 0 0/0
C.Core NYG 2 -8.8% 5 28 36 0 60% 0 0/0
R.Shepard NYG 1 -9.2% 3 19 22 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Rogers IND -1 -16.1% 4 24 25 0 75% 0 0/0
D.Funchess IND -1 -16.3% 5 32 31 0 60% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy NYJ -3 -27.8% 3 20 14 0 67% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL -4 -21.6% 6 41 31 0 67% 0 0/0
R.Gage ATL -5 -37.5% 3 13 9 0 33% 0 0/0
A.Hurns MIA -5 -28.0% 5 35 20 0 40% 0 0/0
A.Erickson CIN -10 -29.9% 7 42 31 0 71% 0 0/0
T.Sharpe TEN -10 -45.7% 4 24 10 0 50% 0 0/0
Q.Enunwa NYJ -12 -64.3% 3 8 1 0 33% 0 0/0
K.Bourne SF -12 -41.4% 5 13 16 0 40% 0 1/23
M.Crabtree ARI -12 -66.0% 3 13 1 0 67% 0 0/0
C.Patterson CHI -12 -53.7% 3 3 6 0 33% 0 1/6
A.Humphries TEN -13 -61.6% 3 4 2 0 100% 0 0/0
A.Wilson MIA -15 -65.9% 4 13 1 0 50% 0 0/0
G.Allison GB -16 -52.7% 5 25 9 1 80% 1 0/0
T.Gabriel CHI -19 -52.9% 7 35 11 0 43% 0 0/0
J.Holton PIT -21 -113.6% 3 0 -14 0 0% 0 0/0
J.Wright CAR -21 -51.6% 7 29 13 0 43% 0 0/0
K.Coutee HOU -22 -81.0% 4 7 -6 0 50% 0 0/0
JJ Arcega-Whiteside PHI -23 -90.2% 4 4 -10 0 25% 0 0/0
T.Benjamin LAC -25 -77.7% 5 12 -6 0 40% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 2 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Runs Yards TD FUM
C.Patterson CHI 14 1 22.5% 5 3 48 0 0
R.Woods LAR 11 2 28.4% 4 3 25 0 0
S.Sims WAS 8 3 38.4% 1 3 16 0 0
R.Cobb DAL 7 4 34.7% 2 2 11 0 0
J.Edelman NE 6 5 29.4% 3 2 9 0 0
D.Samuel SF 2 6 -21.6% 6 2 7 0 0