Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

WIDE RECEIVERS 2017

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 1/1/2018

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.

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, 86 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
A.Brown PIT 429 1 388 1 20.1% 11 16.9% 163 1,533 1,702 9 62% 3 6/155
M.Jones DET 394 2 384 2 33.6% 3 32.4% 107 1,101 1,274 9 57% 0 7/159
K.Allen LACH 377 3 377 3 16.4% 14 16.4% 159 1,395 1,612 6 64% 1 8/116
D.Hopkins HOU 366 4 339 4 13.2% 22 11.3% 174 1,378 1,692 13 55% 1 11/155
M.Thomas NO 330 5 334 5 14.9% 16 15.3% 149 1,245 1,459 5 70% 0 2/11
J.Smith-Schuster PIT 316 6 321 7 37.3% 1 37.9% 79 917 983 7 73% 0 1/13
J.Jones ATL 313 7 325 6 13.7% 18 14.7% 148 1,444 1,427 3 59% 0 2/34
T.Hill KC 301 8 300 9 23.5% 7 23.3% 105 1,183 1,122 7 71% 0 1/12
S.Diggs MIN 294 9 307 8 24.6% 4 26.2% 95 849 1,077 8 67% 0 5/105
C.Kupp LARM 271 10 265 12 24.6% 5 23.8% 92 869 991 5 65% 1 2/56
A.Thielen MIN 261 11 268 10 10.1% 27 10.7% 142 1,276 1,319 4 64% 3 5/115
T.Ginn NO 259 12 266 11 34.8% 2 36.1% 70 787 826 4 76% 0 0/0
B.Cooks NE 258 13 265 13 14.9% 17 15.6% 114 1,082 1,143 7 57% 0 5/141
S.Watkins LARM 216 14 206 15 24.0% 6 22.4% 70 593 796 8 56% 0 3/71
D.Adams GB 214 15 204 16 10.3% 26 9.2% 117 885 1,077 10 63% 0 1/11
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Baldwin SEA 213 16 231 14 11.3% 24 13.3% 117 988 1,038 8 65% 0 3/45
G.Tate DET 202 17 204 17 9.6% 28 9.7% 120 1,003 1,038 5 77% 1 0/0
M.Sanu ATL 179 18 180 21 10.6% 25 10.8% 96 703 888 5 70% 0 2/27
R.Matthews TEN 172 19 182 18 13.5% 19 15.0% 87 795 787 4 61% 0 0/0
R.Woods LARM 171 20 177 22 13.2% 21 14.2% 85 781 774 5 66% 1 2/27
A.Wilson KC 167 21 157 23 21.3% 8 19.2% 62 554 646 3 68% 0 1/6
D.Funchess CAR 167 22 156 24 6.6% 33 5.4% 112 840 949 8 56% 0 2/40
P.Richardson SEA 161 23 182 19 13.4% 20 16.8% 80 703 741 6 55% 0 3/47
M.Goodwin SF 154 24 149 29 5.8% 34 5.1% 105 962 906 2 53% 0 1/27
T.Williams LACH 149 25 142 31 15.3% 15 13.8% 69 728 656 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 27 144 30 1.2% 42 0.7% 136 1,004 1,094 5 52% 0 3/62
L.Fitzgerald ARI 146 28 180 20 -1.4% 50 1.3% 161 1,156 1,269 6 68% 1 4/50
J.Kearse NYJ 146 29 132 33 5.1% 35 3.5% 102 810 881 5 64% 1 3/35
R.Grant WAS 145 30 152 26 16.6% 13 17.9% 65 573 618 4 69% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
D.Thomas DEN 145 31 150 27 0.1% 47 0.5% 140 949 1,140 5 59% 1 6/111
N.Agholor PHI 140 32 129 34 6.7% 32 5.2% 95 768 798 8 65% 0 0/0
C.Godwin TB 138 33 129 35 20.5% 10 18.4% 55 525 543 1 62% 0 0/0
D.Amendola NE 138 34 149 28 8.4% 29 10.1% 86 659 737 2 71% 1 0/0
W.Fuller HOU 126 35 134 32 17.5% 12 19.4% 50 423 525 7 56% 0 2/67
K.Benjamin 2TM 124 36 129 36 7.9% 30 8.6% 78 692 675 3 62% 0 1/5
R.Anderson NYJ 120 37 106 42 0.8% 43 -0.9% 115 948 906 7 56% 0 1/20
M.Lee JAC 119 38 115 39 2.9% 39 2.4% 96 702 795 3 58% 1 3/61
S.Shepard NYG 118 39 121 38 4.7% 38 5.2% 84 733 729 2 70% 1 0/0
M.Bryant PIT 118 40 106 41 4.8% 37 3.1% 84 603 723 3 60% 0 5/101
Tr.Taylor SF 113 41 92 45 11.3% 23 6.7% 60 430 552 2 72% 0 1/6
A.Humphries TB 111 42 99 43 5.0% 36 3.0% 83 631 678 1 73% 1 0/0
A.Jeffery PHI 107 43 114 40 -1.3% 49 -0.6% 120 789 926 9 48% 0 3/92
K.Stills MIA 106 44 90 46 0.4% 44 -1.7% 105 854 823 6 55% 4 2/62
D.Jackson TB 104 45 99 44 1.5% 41 0.7% 90 668 754 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 97 46 74 53 -4.9% 59 -6.8% 161 987 1,162 9 70% 3 2/39
M.Wallace BAL 95 47 123 37 0.3% 45 4.1% 92 748 736 4 57% 0 2/51
T.Y.Hilton IND 74 48 59 56 -4.0% 57 -5.7% 109 966 798 4 52% 2 1/34
T.J.Jones DET 73 49 68 55 6.7% 31 5.4% 49 399 412 1 61% 0 1/0
E.Decker TEN 72 50 80 50 -1.7% 51 -0.4% 83 563 637 1 65% 0 2/36
A.J.Green CIN 72 51 85 47 -6.5% 63 -5.4% 142 1,078 1,054 8 52% 2 5/57
C.Hogan NE 70 52 83 49 2.5% 40 5.2% 59 439 483 5 58% 0 1/17
J.Crowder WAS 70 53 57 57 -3.7% 55 -5.4% 103 789 740 3 64% 1 0/0
T.Williams DAL 67 54 74 51 -2.0% 52 -0.9% 78 568 610 0 68% 0 1/36
D.Thompson 2TM 63 55 84 48 -1.0% 48 2.8% 69 555 535 2 55% 0 1/31
T.Benjamin LACH 62 56 74 52 0.1% 46 2.5% 65 567 489 4 52% 0 1/30
R.Cobb GB 60 57 55 59 -4.2% 58 -5.0% 92 653 668 4 72% 1 1/22
J.Nelson GB 57 58 49 62 -5.1% 61 -6.3% 89 482 705 6 60% 0 3/35
K.Wright CHI 51 59 52 61 -5.1% 60 -5.0% 91 614 625 1 65% 0 1/8
M.Crabtree OAK 51 60 53 60 -6.6% 64 -6.3% 101 618 755 8 57% 1 3/97
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
T.Lockett SEA 48 61 68 54 -3.6% 54 0.2% 71 555 498 2 63% 0 0/0
J.J.Nelson ARI 47 62 44 63 -2.1% 53 -2.8% 61 508 431 2 48% 1 1/15
P.Garcon SF 45 63 40 64 -3.9% 56 -4.8% 67 500 480 0 60% 0 1/12
J.Doctson WAS 36 64 21 68 -7.1% 65 -9.4% 78 502 592 6 45% 0 4/84
A.Cooper OAK 35 65 28 67 -8.0% 67 -8.9% 95 680 652 8 51% 1 2/64
K.Cole JAC 34 66 56 58 -7.6% 66 -4.3% 83 752 592 3 51% 2 1/14
S.Roberts OAK 34 67 32 66 -5.9% 62 -6.2% 65 459 456 1 66% 2 1/8
T.Gabriel ATL 18 68 19 69 -8.1% 68 -7.8% 51 378 347 1 65% 0 1/9
D.Parker MIA 12 69 5 71 -11.1% 70 -12.0% 96 670 631 1 59% 1 1/8
B.Fowler DEN 12 70 13 70 -9.9% 69 -9.5% 56 350 358 3 52% 0 0/0
Ja.Brown ARI 5 71 33 65 -11.7% 71 -6.7% 69 477 453 4 45% 0 3/34
D.Bryant DAL -10 72 -8 72 -13.6% 72 -13.4% 132 839 858 6 52% 1 4/57
T.Smith PHI -19 73 -16 74 -16.2% 73 -15.7% 68 430 396 2 53% 0 3/92
C.Beasley DAL -22 74 -9 73 -17.0% 74 -14.4% 63 314 387 4 57% 0 2/49
B.LaFell CIN -31 75 -36 78 -17.0% 75 -17.7% 89 548 537 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 -36 76 -24 76 -21.7% 80 -18.8% 51 339 268 1 53% 1 0/0
R.Lewis NYG -36 77 -40 80 -19.0% 77 -19.6% 72 416 412 2 50% 0 1/7
J.Maclin BAL -37 78 -18 75 -19.2% 78 -15.8% 72 440 400 3 56% 0 1/7
E.Sanders DEN -40 79 -36 79 -18.3% 76 -17.7% 91 565 525 2 51% 0 1/10
C.Coleman CLE -41 80 -61 83 -21.5% 79 -25.9% 58 305 312 2 40% 0 2/38
R.Higgins CLE -41 81 -51 81 -23.1% 81 -25.6% 51 316 258 2 55% 1 0/0
R.Louis CLE -50 82 -57 82 -23.1% 82 -24.5% 61 357 317 0 44% 0 1/12
Jo.Brown ARI -52 83 -29 77 -24.6% 84 -19.4% 55 299 276 3 38% 0 3/53
B.Ellington HOU -53 84 -61 84 -24.6% 83 -26.4% 57 329 284 2 51% 1 1/31
C.Davis TEN -89 85 -97 85 -30.3% 85 -32.0% 65 375 278 0 52% 1 0/0
Z.Jones BUF -131 86 -119 86 -35.3% 86 -33.3% 74 316 278 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 134 133 61.4% 60.5% 23 319 346 3 65% 0 1/17
K.Golladay DET 129 125 21.7% 20.6% 48 477 497 3 58% 0 1/34
D.Moncrief IND 93 88 11.2% 9.9% 47 391 453 2 55% 0 1/36
C.Latimer DEN 87 88 21.7% 21.9% 31 287 335 2 61% 0 0/0
J.Wright MIN 84 85 29.0% 29.6% 25 198 289 2 72% 0 1/24
T.Boyd CIN 76 70 19.5% 16.9% 32 225 306 2 69% 0 0/0
J.Kerley NYJ 64 72 18.8% 22.7% 27 225 260 1 81% 0 0/0
J.Grant MIA 60 58 22.1% 20.7% 23 210 229 2 61% 0 1/26
M.Hollins PHI 59 61 24.8% 25.9% 22 226 216 1 73% 0 0/0
J.Hardy ATL 58 62 12.5% 14.0% 29 221 276 3 69% 1 1/6
O.Beckham NYG 57 64 3.3% 5.3% 41 302 373 3 61% 0 2/32
A.Erickson CIN 54 52 30.9% 29.4% 16 180 180 1 75% 1 0/0
B.Coleman NO 53 56 6.0% 7.1% 37 374 311 3 62% 2 0/0
D.Inman 2TM 53 60 3.2% 5.3% 44 343 349 1 57% 0 1/21
C.Conley KC 50 49 27.1% 26.6% 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 21.5% 17.3% 18 194 175 0 67% 0 0/0
A.Holmes BUF 43 49 9.8% 13.5% 23 120 217 3 57% 0 1/24
M.Campanaro BAL 34 32 3.4% 2.3% 27 173 223 1 70% 0 1/14
J.Matthews BUF 33 32 -0.7% -0.9% 36 282 269 1 69% 1 0/0
C.Rogers IND 28 15 -3.0% -7.5% 37 284 278 1 62% 0 0/0
T.McBride CHI 26 20 10.2% 4.5% 15 144 132 0 53% 0 0/0
J.Mickens JAC 21 29 9.8% 17.6% 11 77 109 2 55% 0 1/13
T.Pryor WAS 21 20 -5.7% -6.0% 37 240 280 1 54% 0 1/4
J.Holton OAK 21 24 2.9% 5.5% 18 218 138 3 50% 2 0/0
DA.Thomas KC 20 23 4.6% 7.1% 16 143 123 2 88% 0 0/0
J.Bellamy CHI 20 34 -6.9% -2.7% 46 376 310 1 52% 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 -7.5% -11.3% 42 305 294 0 74% 0 1/3
J.Gordon CLE 16 12 -7.8% -8.9% 42 335 292 1 43% 0 0/0
T.King NYG 15 23 -7.6% -5.2% 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 7 -4 -9.8% -14.0% 34 257 218 0 47% 0 0/0
Ta.Taylor TEN 6 18 -9.8% -4.3% 28 231 181 1 57% 0 1/6
L.Murphy SF 4 7 -9.3% -7.6% 17 121 114 1 47% 0 0/0
J.Taylor DEN 2 5 -11.1% -9.2% 20 142 132 0 65% 0 0/0
B.Tate BUF 0 1 -12.2% -11.7% 14 81 84 1 43% 0 0/0
D.Byrd CAR -1 -1 -13.2% -13.1% 17 105 112 2 59% 0 0/0
C.Moore BAL -5 -5 -14.2% -14.3% 38 248 234 3 47% 0 0/0
A.Darboh SEA -7 -2 -19.4% -15.1% 13 71 70 0 62% 0 2/32
G.Allison GB -8 -12 -15.1% -16.4% 39 253 257 0 59% 1 2/18
M.Williams LACH -11 -25 -18.1% -25.3% 23 95 143 0 48% 0 2/12
C.Samuel CAR -12 -10 -18.3% -17.4% 26 115 153 0 58% 0 2/61
T.Lewis NO -12 -10 -22.9% -21.2% 15 116 76 1 67% 0 0/0
J.Hunter PIT -12 -15 -29.5% -33.3% 10 23 40 1 40% 0 0/0
L.Carroo MIA -13 -18 -26.2% -30.7% 14 69 61 0 50% 0 0/0
D.Robinson KC -14 -12 -17.0% -16.5% 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 -16 -12 -18.3% -17.0% 35 200 203 0 57% 1 2/34
S.Coates CLE -16 -18 -32.6% -34.9% 11 70 43 0 55% 0 0/0
C.Hansen NYJ -17 -18 -26.4% -27.6% 17 94 76 0 53% 0 0/0
K.Britt 2TM -20 -23 -19.0% -19.8% 43 256 232 2 47% 0 1/10
K.Williams CLE -21 -11 -25.1% -19.0% 18 84 105 0 50% 0 3/43
W.Snead NO -23 -22 -31.0% -30.7% 16 92 67 0 50% 0 0/0
E.Rogers PIT -29 -23 -22.5% -20.7% 36 154 194 1 50% 0 2/30
A.Stewart NYJ -29 -32 -40.5% -42.9% 14 84 42 0 50% 0 0/0
M.Floyd MIN -30 -26 -36.5% -32.9% 17 78 59 0 59% 0 0/0
J.Malone CIN -31 -30 -37.0% -36.8% 17 63 57 1 35% 0 0/0
B.Miller HOU -31 -37 -27.1% -29.4% 29 162 131 1 66% 0 0/0
B.Marshall NYG -34 -38 -25.1% -26.5% 33 154 172 0 55% 0 0/0
J.Reynolds LARM -36 -43 -31.3% -35.0% 24 104 103 1 46% 0 0/0
B.Treggs CLE -36 -37 -40.4% -41.5% 18 79 52 0 28% 0 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD Catch
Rate
FUM DPI
M.Clark GB -38 -48 -47.1% -56.4% 14 41 33 0 29% 0 0/0
R.Shepard CAR -38 -40 -28.1% -28.9% 32 202 145 1 53% 1 1/3
A.Robinson SF -44 -59 -24.7% -29.0% 48 260 230 2 40% 0 0/0
P.Cooper LARM -45 -43 -43.4% -41.9% 19 84 53 1 58% 0 1/7
K.Clay 2TM -45 -43 -43.5% -42.0% 20 85 52 0 30% 0 0/0
T.Rudolph NYG -49 -49 -43.2% -43.1% 21 101 58 0 38% 0 0/0
I.McKenzie DEN -51 -51 -66.9% -66.9% 13 29 1 0 31% 0 0/0
M.Wheaton CHI -66 -68 -66.4% -67.7% 17 51 3 0 18% 0 0/0
T.Austin LARM -99 -99 -68.4% -68.1% 24 56 -2 0 63% 0 0/0
K.Aiken IND -145 -150 -55.9% -57.5% 44 133 59 0 34% 0 0/0
B.Perriman BAL -158 -150 -71.9% -68.7% 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 96 1 -6.0% 13 -6.2% 59 270 1 0
C.Patterson OAK 60 2 61 3 47.1% 3 47.5% 13 121 2 0
T.Benjamin LACH 59 3 63 2 45.5% 5 52.0% 13 96 0 0
T.Gabriel ATL 36 4 32 5 39.5% 6 30.9% 8 49 0 0
T.Lockett SEA 36 5 39 4 29.2% 7 35.2% 10 58 0 0
Ta.Taylor TEN 29 6 32 6 61.3% 1 69.6% 8 43 0 0
M.Campanaro BAL 29 7 28 8 58.1% 2 55.1% 5 42 0 0
M.Sanu ATL 29 8 30 7 46.8% 4 51.0% 5 18 0 0
T.Ginn NO 20 9 17 9 -0.7% 12 -6.9% 10 39 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards TD FUM
J.Crowder WAS 17 10 15 10 1.1% 11 -3.9% 7 34 0 0
A.Stewart NYJ 14 11 15 11 7.5% 10 9.4% 6 25 0 0
G.Tate DET 14 12 9 14 14.0% 8 -5.7% 5 22 0 0
M.Bryant PIT 10 13 9 13 8.4% 9 3.1% 6 22 0 0
B.Cooks NE 6 14 7 15 -28.1% 15 -25.7% 9 40 0 0
A.Erickson CIN 5 15 4 16 -21.2% 14 -26.2% 5 16 0 0
T.Hill KC 5 16 11 12 -32.5% 16 -24.1% 17 59 0 0
S.Diggs MIN -4 17 -5 17 -48.5% 17 -50.7% 8 13 0 0
R.Cobb GB -10 18 -10 18 -59.8% 18 -59.6% 9 17 0 0