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WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 4/13/2018

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 50 passes, 86 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Brown PIT 430 1 389 1 20.1% 11 17.0% 163 1,533 1,703 9 62% 3 6/155
M.Jones DET 395 2 385 2 33.8% 3 32.6% 107 1,101 1,276 9 57% 0 7/159
K.Allen LACH 378 3 378 3 16.5% 14 16.5% 159 1,395 1,614 6 64% 1 8/116
D.Hopkins HOU 367 4 340 4 13.3% 22 11.4% 174 1,378 1,694 13 55% 1 11/155
M.Thomas NO 330 5 335 5 15.0% 16 15.4% 149 1,245 1,460 5 70% 0 2/11
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 317 6 321 7 37.3% 1 38.0% 79 917 983 7 73% 0 1/13
J.Jones ATL 313 7 326 6 13.7% 18 14.8% 148 1,444 1,427 3 59% 0 2/34
T.Hill KC 304 8 303 9 23.6% 7 23.4% 106 1,192 1,132 7 72% 0 1/12
S.Diggs MIN 295 9 308 8 24.7% 5 26.3% 95 849 1,077 8 67% 0 5/105
C.Kupp LARM 272 10 266 12 24.8% 4 23.9% 92 869 993 5 65% 1 2/56
A.Thielen MIN 261 11 269 10 10.1% 26 10.8% 142 1,276 1,320 4 64% 3 5/115
T.Ginn NO 259 12 266 11 34.8% 2 36.2% 70 787 826 4 76% 0 0/0
B.Cooks NE 258 13 266 13 14.9% 17 15.7% 114 1,082 1,143 7 57% 0 5/141
S.Watkins LARM 216 14 206 15 24.1% 6 22.5% 70 593 797 8 56% 0 3/71
D.Adams GB 215 15 205 16 10.3% 25 9.2% 117 885 1,078 10 63% 0 1/11
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
G.Tate DET 204 16 205 17 9.7% 27 9.8% 120 1,003 1,040 5 77% 1 0/0
D.Baldwin SEA 200 17 218 14 9.6% 28 11.7% 118 983 1,024 8 65% 0 3/45
M.Sanu ATL 179 18 180 21 10.7% 24 10.9% 96 703 888 5 70% 0 2/27
R.Matthews TEN 173 19 183 18 13.6% 19 15.1% 87 795 788 4 61% 0 0/0
R.Woods LARM 172 20 178 22 13.4% 21 14.3% 85 781 776 5 66% 1 2/27
D.Funchess CAR 168 21 157 24 6.8% 32 5.5% 112 840 951 8 56% 0 2/40
A.Wilson KC 167 22 157 23 21.4% 8 19.3% 62 554 647 3 68% 0 1/6
P.Richardson SEA 161 23 183 19 13.4% 20 16.9% 80 703 741 6 55% 0 3/47
M.Goodwin SF 155 24 149 29 5.9% 34 5.2% 105 962 907 2 53% 0 1/27
T.Williams LACH 150 25 142 31 15.4% 15 13.9% 69 728 657 4 62% 1 2/39
A.Hurns JAC 149 26 154 25 20.6% 9 21.6% 56 484 586 2 70% 0 1/15
M.Evans TB 149 27 145 30 1.2% 42 0.8% 136 1,004 1,095 5 52% 0 3/62
L.Fitzgerald ARI 147 28 182 20 -1.3% 50 1.4% 161 1,156 1,270 6 68% 1 4/50
D.Thomas DEN 146 29 151 27 0.2% 46 0.6% 140 949 1,142 5 59% 1 6/111
J.Kearse NYJ 146 30 133 33 5.2% 35 3.6% 102 810 882 5 64% 1 3/35
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Grant WAS 146 31 152 26 16.7% 13 18.0% 65 573 619 4 69% 0 0/0
N.Agholor PHI 141 32 130 34 6.7% 33 5.3% 95 768 798 8 65% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 138 33 130 35 20.5% 10 18.5% 55 525 543 1 62% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE 138 34 150 28 8.4% 29 10.2% 86 659 737 2 71% 1 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 126 35 134 32 17.6% 12 19.5% 50 423 525 7 56% 0 2/67
K.Benjamin 2TM 125 36 129 36 8.1% 30 8.7% 78 692 677 3 62% 0 1/5
S.Shepard NYG 120 37 122 38 4.9% 37 5.2% 84 733 731 2 70% 1 0/0
M.Lee JAC 119 38 115 39 3.0% 39 2.5% 96 702 795 3 58% 1 3/61
M.Bryant PIT 118 39 107 41 4.9% 38 3.2% 84 603 723 3 60% 0 5/101
Tr.Taylor SF 114 40 92 45 11.4% 23 6.8% 60 430 552 2 72% 0 1/6
R.Anderson NYJ 113 41 99 42 -0.1% 47 -1.7% 116 949 902 7 56% 0 1/20
A.Humphries TB 112 42 99 43 5.1% 36 3.1% 83 631 679 1 73% 1 0/0
A.Jeffery PHI 108 43 115 40 -1.2% 49 -0.5% 120 789 927 9 48% 0 3/92
K.Stills MIA 107 44 91 46 0.4% 44 -1.6% 105 854 823 6 55% 4 2/62
D.Jackson TB 105 45 99 44 1.6% 41 0.8% 90 668 755 3 56% 0 4/58
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
J.Landry MIA 98 46 75 52 -4.9% 59 -6.7% 161 987 1,163 9 70% 3 2/39
M.Wallace BAL 96 47 123 37 0.4% 45 4.2% 92 748 737 4 57% 0 2/51
T.Y.Hilton IND 75 48 60 56 -3.8% 56 -5.6% 109 966 801 4 52% 2 1/34
A.J.Green CIN 73 49 88 47 -6.4% 63 -5.1% 143 1,086 1,063 8 52% 2 5/57
T.J.Jones DET 73 50 68 55 6.9% 31 5.4% 49 399 413 1 61% 0 1/0
E.Decker TEN 72 51 80 50 -1.6% 51 -0.3% 83 563 638 1 65% 0 2/36
C.Hogan NE 71 52 84 49 2.5% 40 5.3% 59 439 483 5 58% 0 1/17
T.Williams DAL 67 53 75 53 -1.9% 53 -0.8% 78 568 611 0 68% 0 1/36
T.Benjamin LACH 65 54 76 51 0.5% 43 2.7% 66 574 500 4 53% 0 1/30
J.Crowder WAS 64 55 50 60 -4.5% 57 -6.3% 103 789 731 3 64% 0 0/0
D.Thompson 2TM 64 56 85 48 -0.9% 48 2.9% 69 555 535 2 55% 0 1/31
J.Nelson GB 58 57 49 61 -5.0% 60 -6.2% 89 482 706 6 60% 0 3/35
K.Wright CHI 53 58 53 59 -4.8% 58 -4.9% 91 614 627 1 65% 0 1/8
M.Crabtree OAK 52 59 54 58 -6.5% 64 -6.2% 101 618 757 8 57% 1 3/97
T.Lockett SEA 48 60 68 54 -3.4% 54 0.4% 71 555 499 2 63% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
R.Cobb GB 48 61 41 63 -6.0% 62 -7.0% 93 647 657 4 72% 1 1/22
J.J.Nelson ARI 48 62 44 62 -1.9% 52 -2.7% 61 508 432 2 48% 1 1/15
P.Garcon SF 45 63 41 64 -3.8% 55 -4.7% 67 500 481 0 60% 0 1/12
J.Doctson WAS 37 64 22 67 -7.1% 65 -9.4% 78 502 593 6 45% 0 4/84
K.Cole JAC 35 65 57 57 -7.4% 66 -4.2% 83 752 594 3 51% 2 1/14
S.Roberts OAK 34 66 33 66 -5.8% 61 -6.1% 65 459 457 1 66% 2 1/8
A.Cooper OAK 27 67 20 68 -9.1% 68 -10.0% 95 680 640 7 51% 1 2/64
T.Gabriel ATL 18 68 19 69 -8.0% 67 -7.7% 51 378 347 1 65% 0 1/9
D.Parker MIA 12 69 6 71 -11.0% 70 -11.9% 96 670 631 1 59% 1 1/8
B.Fowler DEN 12 70 14 70 -9.8% 69 -9.4% 56 350 358 3 52% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 6 71 33 65 -11.5% 71 -6.6% 69 477 455 4 45% 0 3/34
D.Bryant DAL -9 72 -8 72 -13.5% 72 -13.4% 132 838 859 6 52% 1 4/57
C.Beasley DAL -22 73 -8 73 -16.9% 74 -14.3% 63 314 388 4 57% 0 2/49
T.Smith PHI -29 74 -26 76 -18.2% 76 -17.7% 69 427 386 2 54% 0 3/92
B.LaFell CIN -30 75 -35 78 -16.9% 73 -17.6% 89 548 539 3 58% 1 4/55
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Westbrook JAC -35 76 -24 75 -21.5% 79 -18.7% 51 339 269 1 53% 1 0/0
R.Lewis NYG -35 77 -39 80 -18.7% 77 -19.5% 72 416 414 2 50% 0 1/7
J.Maclin BAL -36 78 -17 74 -19.1% 78 -15.7% 72 440 401 3 56% 0 1/7
E.Sanders DEN -40 79 -36 79 -18.2% 75 -17.6% 91 565 526 2 51% 0 1/10
C.Coleman CLE -41 80 -60 83 -21.5% 80 -25.8% 58 305 312 2 40% 0 2/38
R.Higgins CLE -41 81 -50 81 -23.1% 82 -25.5% 51 316 258 2 55% 1 0/0
R.Louis CLE -50 82 -57 82 -23.0% 81 -24.4% 61 357 318 0 44% 0 1/12
Jo.Brown ARI -51 83 -29 77 -24.4% 83 -19.3% 55 299 278 3 38% 0 3/53
B.Ellington HOU -53 84 -61 84 -24.5% 84 -26.3% 57 329 285 2 51% 1 1/31
C.Davis TEN -88 85 -97 85 -30.2% 85 -31.9% 65 375 279 0 52% 1 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -131 86 -119 86 -35.2% 86 -33.1% 74 316 279 2 36% 0 1/19

RECEIVING, OTHERS: 10-49 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
B.Butler DAL 135 133 61.6% 60.6% 23 319 346 3 65% 0 1/17
K.Golladay DET 130 126 21.9% 20.7% 48 477 498 3 58% 0 1/34
D.Moncrief IND 94 88 11.4% 10.0% 47 391 455 2 55% 0 1/36
C.Latimer DEN 88 88 21.9% 22.0% 31 287 336 2 61% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 84 86 29.0% 29.6% 25 198 289 2 72% 0 1/24
T.Boyd CIN 76 71 19.5% 17.0% 32 225 306 2 69% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ 64 72 19.0% 22.8% 27 225 260 1 81% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA 60 58 22.1% 20.8% 23 210 229 2 61% 0 1/26
M.Hollins PHI 59 61 25.0% 26.1% 22 226 216 1 73% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 59 62 12.5% 14.1% 29 221 276 3 69% 1 1/6
O.Beckham NYG 57 64 3.5% 5.4% 41 302 374 3 61% 0 2/32
A.Erickson CIN 54 52 31.1% 29.5% 16 180 180 1 75% 1 0/0
D.Inman 2TM 54 60 3.6% 5.4% 44 343 350 1 57% 0 1/21
B.Coleman NO 53 57 6.0% 7.2% 37 374 311 3 62% 2 0/0
C.Conley KC 50 49 27.2% 26.7% 16 175 175 0 69% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
P.Dorsett NE 45 40 21.6% 17.5% 18 194 175 0 67% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 43 50 9.8% 13.6% 23 120 217 3 57% 0 1/24
M.Campanaro BAL 34 32 3.4% 2.4% 27 173 223 1 70% 0 1/14
J.Matthews BUF 33 32 -0.6% -0.8% 36 282 269 1 69% 1 0/0
C.Rogers IND 28 15 -3.1% -7.4% 37 284 278 1 62% 0 0/0
T.McBride CHI 27 20 10.6% 4.6% 15 144 133 0 53% 0 0/0
T.Pryor WAS 23 21 -5.3% -5.9% 37 240 282 1 54% 0 1/4
J.Mickens JAC 22 29 10.1% 17.7% 11 77 109 2 55% 0 1/13
J.Holton OAK 21 24 3.0% 5.6% 18 218 138 3 50% 2 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI 20 35 -6.8% -2.6% 46 376 311 1 52% 0 0/0
DA.Thomas KC 20 23 4.7% 7.3% 16 143 123 2 88% 0 0/0
B.Bersin CAR 19 23 5.6% 9.1% 14 128 115 0 57% 0 0/0
C.Patterson OAK 17 5 -7.4% -11.2% 42 305 294 0 74% 0 1/3
J.Gordon CLE 16 13 -7.8% -8.8% 42 335 292 1 43% 0 0/0
T.King NYG 16 23 -7.5% -5.1% 37 240 267 3 49% 0 2/29
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
K.Bourne SF 8 -3 -9.7% -13.9% 34 257 219 0 47% 0 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 6 18 -9.7% -4.2% 28 231 182 1 57% 0 1/6
L.Murphy SF 4 7 -9.4% -7.5% 17 121 114 1 47% 0 0/0
J.Taylor DEN 3 6 -10.9% -9.1% 20 142 132 0 65% 0 0/0
B.Tate BUF 1 1 -12.1% -11.6% 14 81 84 1 43% 0 0/0
D.Byrd CAR 0 -1 -13.0% -13.1% 17 105 113 2 59% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -4 -5 -14.1% -14.2% 38 248 234 3 47% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA -6 -2 -19.1% -14.9% 13 71 71 0 62% 0 2/32
G.Allison GB -8 -12 -15.0% -16.3% 39 253 257 0 59% 1 2/18
M.Williams LACH -10 -24 -18.0% -25.2% 23 95 143 0 48% 0 2/12
T.Lewis NO -12 -10 -22.8% -21.1% 15 116 76 1 67% 0 0/0
C.Samuel CAR -12 -10 -18.3% -17.3% 26 115 153 0 58% 0 2/61
J.Hunter PIT -12 -15 -29.6% -33.2% 10 23 40 1 40% 0 0/0
L.Carroo MIA -14 -18 -26.3% -30.6% 14 69 61 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC -14 -12 -16.9% -16.4% 39 212 238 0 54% 0 2/28
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
N.Brown DAL -14 -14 -29.9% -29.7% 9 33 47 0 44% 0 1/29
L.Treadwell MIN -15 -12 -18.2% -16.9% 35 200 203 0 57% 1 2/34
S.Coates CLE -16 -18 -32.5% -34.8% 11 70 43 0 55% 0 0/0
C.Hansen NYJ -17 -18 -26.3% -27.5% 17 94 76 0 53% 0 0/0
K.Britt 2TM -20 -23 -19.0% -19.7% 43 256 232 2 47% 0 1/10
K.Williams CLE -21 -10 -25.1% -18.9% 18 84 105 0 50% 0 3/43
W.Snead NO -23 -22 -31.0% -30.6% 16 92 67 0 50% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT -28 -23 -22.3% -20.6% 36 154 195 1 50% 0 2/30
M.Floyd MIN -30 -26 -36.4% -32.8% 17 78 59 0 59% 0 0/0
J.Malone CIN -30 -30 -36.9% -36.7% 17 63 57 1 35% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -31 -36 -26.9% -29.3% 29 162 132 1 66% 0 0/0
B.Marshall NYG -33 -37 -24.9% -26.4% 33 154 172 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Reynolds LARM -35 -43 -31.0% -34.9% 24 104 104 1 46% 0 0/0
B.Treggs CLE -36 -37 -40.3% -41.4% 18 79 52 0 28% 0 0/0
M.Clark GB -37 -48 -46.6% -56.3% 14 41 34 0 29% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Stewart NYJ -37 -39 -45.4% -46.8% 15 85 37 0 53% 0 0/0
R.Shepard CAR -38 -40 -27.9% -28.8% 32 202 146 1 53% 1 1/3
A.Robinson SF -43 -59 -24.5% -28.9% 48 260 231 2 40% 0 0/0
K.Clay 2TM -45 -43 -43.5% -41.9% 20 85 52 0 30% 0 0/0
T.Rudolph NYG -49 -49 -43.2% -43.0% 21 101 58 0 38% 0 0/0
I.McKenzie DEN -50 -50 -66.8% -66.8% 13 29 1 0 31% 0 0/0
P.Cooper LARM -53 -51 -49.2% -47.8% 19 84 40 0 58% 0 1/7
M.Wheaton CHI -66 -68 -66.2% -67.6% 17 51 3 0 18% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -99 -98 -68.2% -67.9% 24 56 -1 0 63% 0 0/0
K.Aiken IND -144 -150 -55.8% -57.4% 44 133 60 0 34% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -158 -150 -71.8% -68.6% 35 77 -16 0 29% 0 0/0

RUSHING BY WIDE RECEIVERS: Minimum 5 carries

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
T.Austin LARM 97 1 97 1 -6.0% 13 -6.2% 59 270 1 0
C.Patterson OAK 60 2 61 2 47.3% 4 47.8% 13 121 2 0
T.Benjamin LACH 54 3 58 3 43.5% 5 49.6% 12 89 0 0
T.Gabriel ATL 36 4 32 5 39.5% 6 31.0% 8 49 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 36 5 40 4 29.2% 8 35.3% 10 58 0 0
Ta.Taylor TEN 30 6 32 6 62.9% 1 69.5% 8 43 0 0
M.Sanu ATL 29 7 30 7 48.3% 3 51.4% 5 18 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 29 8 28 8 57.7% 2 55.1% 5 42 0 0
T.Ginn NO 20 9 17 10 -0.8% 12 -6.8% 10 39 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
A.Stewart NYJ 18 10 20 9 39.2% 7 49.7% 5 24 0 0
J.Crowder WAS 17 11 15 11 1.0% 11 -3.9% 7 34 0 0
G.Tate DET 14 12 9 13 13.2% 9 -5.7% 5 22 0 0
M.Bryant PIT 10 13 9 12 9.5% 10 3.1% 6 22 0 0
B.Cooks NE 6 14 7 14 -28.1% 15 -25.5% 9 40 0 0
A.Erickson CIN 5 15 4 15 -21.2% 14 -26.1% 5 16 0 0
R.Cobb GB 1 16 3 17 -34.8% 16 -32.0% 8 23 0 0
T.Hill KC -2 17 3 16 -41.3% 17 -34.3% 16 50 0 0
S.Diggs MIN -4 18 -5 18 -48.3% 18 -50.7% 8 13 0 0