2015 Week 2 Receivers

Week two saw some elder statesmen near the top, with some young bucks sprinkled in for good measure.

Raw Stats

This table is sorted alphabetically and contains raw receiving and rushing stats for receivers. There’s not much more to it than that.

PlayerTmRecYdsTD1dDrpTrgFmbAttYdsTDFmb1d
A.J. GreenCIN3451204000000
Aaron DobsonNE7870508000000
Adam HumphriesTB000000000000
Albert WilsonKC000001000000
Allen HurnsJAX4680304000000
Allen RobinsonJAX615524112000000
Alshon JefferyCHI000000000000
Amari CooperOAK710912011000000
Andre CaldwellDEN160002000000
Andre HolmesOAK3500204000000
Andre JohnsonIND3270207000000
Andre JohnsonIND000000000000
Andre RobertsWAS100001000000
Andrew HawkinsCLE3430204000000
Anquan BoldinSF66015010000000
Anthony FasanoTEN5841507000000
Antonio BrownPIT919517011000000
Austin Seferian-JenkinsTB2290203000000
Benjamin WatsonNOR2120004000000
Blake BellSF1110103000000
Brandin CooksNOR562010701-4000
Brandon ColemanNOR3330106000000
Brandon MarshallNYJ710115010000000
Brandon MarshallNYJ000000000000
Brandon PettigrewDET000000000000
Brent CelekPHI000000000000
Brian HartlineCLE000000000000
Bruce EllingtonSF000000000000
Bryan WaltersJAX000000000000
C.J. FiedorowiczHOU1190101000000
Calvin JohnsonDET108315017000000
Cameron MeredithCHI3360104000000
Cecil ShortsHOU63401012000000
Chandler WorthyHOU2150102000000
Charles ClayBUF3191206000000
Charles JohnsonMIN3100003000000
Chase CoffmanTEN4420206000000
Chris GivensSTL170001000000
Chris HoganBUF1110101000000
Chris MatthewsSEA1130102000000
Chris OwusuNYJ000000000000
Clay HarborJAX000000000000
Clive WalfordOAK140002000000
Coby FleenerIND000000000000
Cole BeasleyDAL4140205000000
Cordarrelle PattersonMIN000000000000
Corey BrownCAR3571204000000
Craig StevensTEN1130101000000
Crockett GillmoreBAL5882306000000
Daniel FellsNYG000000000000
Danny AmendolaNE1290102013000
Darren FellsARI000000000000
Darren WallerBAL000000000000
Darrius Heyward-BeyPIT4771205000000
Davante AdamsGNB5330105000000
DeAndre HopkinsHOU55304011000000
DeAndrew WhiteSF2180202000000
De'Anthony ThomasKC2200104000000
Delanie WalkerTEN000000000000
Demaryius ThomasDEN811605014000000
Derek CarrierWAS000000000000
DeSean JacksonWAS000000000000
DeVante ParkerMIA130001000000
Devin FunchessCAR1150114000000
Devin StreetDAL1180102000000
Dez BryantDAL000000000000
Dion SimsMIA000000000000
Donte MoncriefIND71221408000000
Donte MoncriefIND000000000000
Dorial Green-BeckhamTEN1131102000000
Doug BaldwinSEA7921408000000
Dwayne AllenIND000000000000
Dwayne BoweCLE000000000000
Dwayne HarrisNYG000000000000
Ed DicksonCAR000000000000
Eddie RoyalCHI7410108000000
Emmanuel SandersDEN88727014010000
Eric DeckerNYJ89715011000000
Eric DeckerNYJ000000000000
Eric EbronDET54312010000000
Garrett CelekSF2100102000000
Garrett GrahamHOU171105000000
Gary BarnidgeCLE1170101000000
Gavin EscobarDAL2160103100000
Geoff SwaimDAL100001000000
Geremy DavisNYG150001000000
Golden TateDET68005010000000
Greg JenningsMIA000000000000
Greg OlsenCAR67005014000000
Harry DouglasTEN19000801-6000
Heath MillerPIT2151202000000
J.J. NelsonARI000001000000
Jacob TammeATL4770406000000
Jake StoneburnerMIA2181102000000
James JonesGNB1291103000000
James O'ShaughnessyKC2540202000000
Jamison CrowderWAS170001000000
Jared CookSTL5470307000000
Jarius WrightMIN11701020129001
Jaron BrownARI2201203000000
Jarvis LandryMIA811005010016000
Jason WittenDAL7560208000000
Jeremy MaclinKC457030702-5000
Jermaine GreshamARI150001000000
Jermaine KearseSEA000000000000
Jerome CunninghamNYG130003000000
Jerricho CotcheryCAR1110101000000
Jim DrayCLE000000000000
Jimmy GrahamSEA1110102000000
John BrownARI5450305000000
Jordan CameronMIA3620304000000
Jordan MatthewsPHI6801419000000
Jordan NorwoodDEN3140115000000
Jordan ReedWAS6820406000000
Josh BellamyCHI1481102000000
Josh HillNOR120004000000
Josh HuffPHI2200103000000
Julian EdelmanNE1197240190112001
Julio JonesATL1313506015000000
Justin HunterTEN2340202000000
Kamar AikenBAL5890407100000
Keenan AllenSD2160104000000
Keith MumpheryHOU000000000000
Kellen DavisNYJ000000000000
Kendall WrightTEN2170204000000
Kenny BrittSTL2441104000000
Kenny StillsMIA280104000000
Kevin NorwoodCAR000000000000
Kyle RudolphMIN5301307000000
Ladarius GreenSD5470306000000
Lance KendricksSTL1150102000000
Lance MooreDET3140206100000
Larry DonnellNYG4281306000000
Larry FitzgeraldARI81123709000000
Lee SmithOAK160001000000
Leonard HankersonATL67715011000000
Levine ToiloloATL000000000000
Louis MurphyTB3820204000000
Luke WillsonSEA2360204000000
Malcom FloydSD2551204000000
Marcedes LewisJAX000000000000
Markus WheatonPIT2670204000000
Marlon BrownBAL2120104000000
Marqise LeeJAX22702040112001
Marques ColstonNOR4690405000000
Marquess WilsonCHI1100105000000
Martellus BennettCHI4480206000000
Marvin JonesCIN2481105013000
Matthew MulliganBUF120001000000
Maxx WilliamsBAL180101000000
Michael CampanaroBAL000000000000
Michael CrabtreeOAK911117016000000
Michael FloydARI000000000000
Michael WilliamsNE1150101000000
Mike EvansTB000000000000
Mike WallaceMIN3380203000000
Miles AustinPHI000000000000
Mohamed SanuCIN1150002000000
Mychal RiveraOAK3150105000000
Nate WashingtonHOU3630108000000
Nelson AgholorPHI3310206000000
Nic JacobsJAX000000000000
Nick WilliamsATL1120101000000
Odell BeckhamNYG714616012000000
Owen DanielsDEN3190005000000
Percy HarvinBUF4470305117001
Phillip DorsettIND1250106000000
Phillip DorsettIND000000000000
Pierre GarconWAS6231207000000
Preston ParkerNYG3170006000000
Quincy EnunwaNYJ1270103000000
Quinton PattonSF4250104000000
Randall CobbGNB811606011000000
Rashad GreeneJAX270004000000
Rhett EllisonMIN000000000000
Richard RodgersGNB3231104000000
Riley CooperPHI000000000000
Rishard MatthewsMIA61150307000000
Rob GronkowskiNE711315013000000
Rob HouslerCLE000000000000
Robert WoodsBUF3601203000000
Rod StreaterOAK000000000000
Roddy WhiteATL000000000000
Rueben RandleNYG150002000000
Russell ShepardTB000000000000
Ryan GrantWAS3450206000000
Ryan GriffinHOU000000000000
Ryan HewittCIN000000000000
Sammy WatkinsBUF6601208000000
Scott ChandlerNE3230005000000
Seth RobertsOAK1121101000000
Stedman BaileySTL100004000000
Steve JohnsonSD5451406000000
Steve Smith Sr.BAL1015007016000000
T.Y. HiltonIND4450207000000
T.Y. HiltonIND000000000000
Tavon AustinSTL1600030440003
Taylor GabrielCLE1-30001000000
Ted GinnCAR4411309000000
Terrance WilliamsDAL4841307000000
Torrey SmithSF61201307000000
Travis BenjaminCLE31152204000000
Travis KelceKC4580305000000
Ty MontgomeryGNB4370204000000
Tyler EifertCIN4491405000000
Tyler LockettSEA2170102000000
Tyler MurphyPIT000000000000
Vance McDonaldSF000000000000
Vernon DavisSF5620317000000
Vincent JacksonTB3541305000000
Virgil GreenDEN2121203000000
Willie SneadNOR4441306100000
Zach ErtzPHI3170007000000
Zach MillerCHI2140002000000

Tavon Austin and Jarius Wright led receivers in rushing this week. However, they didn’t do enough actual receiving of the football to merit any further discussion from me.

Adjusted Stats

This table is sorted by adjusted yards from scrimmage (ASY). Read it thus: Antonio Brown had 269 adjusted catch yards at 29.9 per reception. That’s a relative value of 15.22 ACY per catch, or 137 total ACY. Overall, he touched the ball 9 times for 269 ASY.

PlayerTmACYAY/CVal/CValTchASY  
Antonio BrownPIT26929.915.221379269
Steve Smith Sr.BAL21321.36.636610213
Allen RobinsonJAX21335.520.831256213
Odell BeckhamNYG21130.115.471087211
Larry FitzgeraldARI20826.011.33918208
Julio JonesATL18914.5-0.13-213189
Michael CrabtreeOAK18520.65.89539185
Julian EdelmanNE15514.1-0.58-612176
Emmanuel SandersDEN17221.56.83559172
Randall CobbGNB17021.36.58538170
Rob GronkowskiNE16924.19.47667169
Donte MoncriefIND16924.19.47667169
Jarvis LandryMIA15519.44.70389161
Demaryius ThomasDEN16120.15.45448161
Torrey SmithSF15826.311.66706158
Brandon MarshallNYJ15722.47.76547157
Travis BenjaminCLE15551.737.001113155
Eric DeckerNYJ15319.14.45368153
Rishard MatthewsMIA14223.79.00546142
Anthony FasanoTEN14028.013.33675140
Calvin JohnsonDET13913.9-0.77-810139
Doug BaldwinSEA13919.95.19367139
Amari CooperOAK13819.75.04357138
Crockett GillmoreBAL13727.412.73645137
Leonard HankersonATL13322.27.50456133
Aaron DobsonNE13218.94.19297132
Jordan MatthewsPHI12721.26.50396127
Golden TateDET12520.86.16376125
Terrance WilliamsDAL12230.515.83634122
Jordan ReedWAS11819.75.00306118
Anquan BoldinSF11619.34.66286116
Greg OlsenCAR11519.24.50276115
Jacob TammeATL11328.313.58544113
Darrius Heyward-BeyPIT10626.511.83474106
Marques ColstonNOR10526.311.58464105
Kamar AikenBAL10020.05.33275100
Louis MurphyTB10033.318.66563100
Tyler EifertCIN9624.09.3337496
Allen HurnsJAX9523.89.0836495
Steve JohnsonSD9218.43.7319592
Vincent JacksonTB9230.716.0048392
Sammy WatkinsBUF8914.80.161689
DeAndre HopkinsHOU8917.83.1316589
Vernon DavisSF8917.83.1316589
Jordan CameronMIA8929.715.0045389
Robert WoodsBUF8929.715.0045389
Corey BrownCAR8628.714.0042386
Travis KelceKC8521.36.5826485
Markus WheatonPIT8542.527.8356285
Malcom FloydSD8442.027.3355284
Ted GinnCAR7919.85.0820479
Jeremy MaclinKC8421.06.3325679
Jason WittenDAL7410.6-4.10-29774
Jared CookSTL7414.80.131574
Ladarius GreenSD7414.80.131574
A.J. GreenCIN7424.710.0030374
Tavon AustinSTL66.0-8.67-9573
Eric EbronDET7214.4-0.27-1572
John BrownARI7214.4-0.27-1572
Nate WashingtonHOU7224.09.3328372
James O'ShaughnessyKC7236.021.3343272
Marvin JonesCIN6834.019.3339371
Kyle RudolphMIN6813.6-1.07-5568
Andre HolmesOAK6822.78.0024368
Josh BellamyCHI6868.053.3353168
Brandin CooksNOR7114.2-0.47-2667
Larry DonnellNYG6616.51.837466
Martellus BennettCHI6616.51.837466
Marqise LeeJAX4522.57.8316366
Percy HarvinBUF4912.3-2.42-10565
Jarius WrightMIN2626.011.3311264
Kenny BrittSTL6432.017.3335264
T.Y. HiltonIND6315.81.084463
Ryan GrantWAS6321.06.3319363
Andrew HawkinsCLE6120.35.6617361
Chase CoffmanTEN6015.00.331460
Willie SneadNOR5714.3-0.42-2457
Mike WallaceMIN5618.74.0012356
Ty MontgomeryGNB5513.8-0.92-4455
Luke WillsonSEA5427.012.3325254
Pierre GarconWAS528.7-6.00-36652
Justin HunterTEN5226.011.3323252
Eddie RoyalCHI507.1-7.53-53750
Nelson AgholorPHI4916.31.665349
Jaron BrownARI4924.59.8320249
James JonesGNB4949.034.3334149
Charles ClayBUF4816.01.334348
Austin Seferian-JenkinsTB4723.58.8318247
Cameron MeredithCHI4515.00.331345
Andre JohnsonIND4515.00.331345
Heath MillerPIT4422.07.3315244
Cecil ShortsHOU437.2-7.50-45643
Richard RodgersGNB4314.3-0.34-1343
Davante AdamsGNB428.4-6.27-31542
Brandon ColemanNOR4214.0-0.67-2342
Virgil GreenDEN4120.55.8312241
Danny AmendolaNE3838.023.3323241
Jake StoneburnerMIA3819.04.339238
DeAndrew WhiteSF3618.03.337236
Quincy EnunwaNYJ3636.021.3321136
Kendall WrightTEN3517.52.836235
Quinton PattonSF348.5-6.17-25434
Phillip DorsettIND3434.019.3319134
Dorial Green-BeckhamTEN3333.018.3318133
Cole BeasleyDAL328.0-6.67-27432
Seth RobertsOAK3232.017.3317132
De'Anthony ThomasKC2914.5-0.170229
Josh HuffPHI2914.5-0.170229
C.J. FiedorowiczHOU2828.013.3313128
Devin StreetDAL2727.012.3312127
Garrett GrahamHOU2727.012.3312127
Tyler LockettSEA2613.0-1.67-3226
Gary BarnidgeCLE2626.011.3311126
Keenan AllenSD2512.5-2.17-4225
Mychal RiveraOAK248.0-6.67-20324
Chandler WorthyHOU2412.0-2.67-5224
Devin FunchessCAR2424.09.339124
Lance KendricksSTL2424.09.339124
Michael WilliamsNE2424.09.339124
Jordan NorwoodDEN237.7-7.00-21323
Scott ChandlerNE237.7-7.00-21323
Chris MatthewsSEA2222.07.337122
Craig StevensTEN2222.07.337122
Marlon BrownBAL2110.5-4.17-8221
Nick WilliamsATL2121.06.336121
Blake BellSF2020.05.335120
Chris HoganBUF2020.05.335120
Jerricho CotcheryCAR2020.05.335120
Jimmy GrahamSEA2020.05.335120
Owen DanielsDEN196.3-8.34-25319
Garrett CelekSF199.5-5.17-10219
Marquess WilsonCHI1919.04.334119
Preston ParkerNYG175.7-9.00-27317
Zach ErtzPHI175.7-9.00-27317
Kenny StillsMIA178.5-6.17-12217
Maxx WilliamsBAL1717.02.332117
Mohamed SanuCIN1515.00.330115
Zach MillerCHI147.0-7.67-15214
Benjamin WatsonNOR126.0-8.67-17212
Charles JohnsonMIN103.3-11.34-34310
Lance MooreDET72.3-12.34-3737
Rashad GreeneJAX73.5-11.17-2227
Chris GivensSTL77.0-7.67-817
Jamison CrowderWAS77.0-7.67-817
Andre CaldwellDEN66.0-8.67-916
Lee SmithOAK66.0-8.67-916
Geremy DavisNYG55.0-9.67-1015
Jermaine GreshamARI55.0-9.67-1015
Rueben RandleNYG55.0-9.67-1015
Clive WalfordOAK44.0-10.67-1114
DeVante ParkerMIA33.0-11.67-1213
Jerome CunninghamNYG33.0-11.67-1213
Harry DouglasTEN99.0-5.67-623
Josh HillNOR22.0-12.67-1312
Matthew MulliganBUF22.0-12.67-1312
Gavin EscobarDAL00.0-14.67-2920
Andre RobertsWAS00.0-14.67-1510
Geoff SwaimDAL00.0-14.67-1510
Stedman BaileySTL00.0-14.67-1510
Taylor GabrielCLE-3-3.0-17.67-181-3

Brown is about as consistent as it gets at the wide receiver position. I’m not sure if you’ve heard this, but he has 35 straight games with at least 5 catches and 50 receiving yards (Jerry Rice one had a streak of 302 consecutive games with at least one catch; you can decide for yourself which is more impressive).

Steve Smith Sr. might be old, but he’s still one of the scariest receivers in the league. He runs routes violently like Michael Irvin, makes contested catches like Calvin Johnson, and breaks on his routes like Marvin Harrison.

I didn’t watch most of the Jaguars game, but when I paid attention it seemed like Allen Robinson was always open. It’s too early to tell if this says more about him or about the Miami secondary.

Odell Beckham is back where he belongs, near the top of the leaderboards. His quickness in and out of his cuts is incredible. With his athleticism, he doesn’t have to be a great route runner, but he is. I’m buying shares in OBJ in Canton in 20 years.

Larry Fitzgerald isn’t much different from the Fitzy he’s always been. He’s lost a step, but he’s gained some veteran savvy. He also has a real quarterback throwing him the ball again, which makes a world of difference.

Julio Jones led the NFL in catches this week, but the math here isn’t too impressed. You really want your receivers to pick up first downs on at least half their receptions, and Jones’s low first down rate brings him down on this list.

Michael Crabtree and teammate Amari Cooper both put up impressive stats in a high scoring victory over the Ravens. Expect Crabtree to see favorable matchups in the secondary once defenses increasingly respect Cooper’s presence.

Julian Edelman leads all receivers with 31 targets in his first two games. He isn’t turning those looks into many yards, but he is doing exactly what is expected of him in the New England offensive machine. He was also good for 12 yards on the ground.

It’s no exaggeration to call Rob Gronkowski the second best player in the NFL. He is the offensive version of J.J. Watt, simply imposing his will on his hapless adversaries. When they finally perfect cloning, 11 Watts versus 11 Gronks is the first thing I want to see.