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Wide Receiver Top 50 based on Catch Percentage

Patriots Julian Edelman

The 2014 NFL season is on the horizon and it’s time to start preparing for those fantasy football drafts. One key stat to pay attention to for wide receivers is Catch Percentage. Certainly, targets are important, but they do no good if your guy isn’t catching the ball with consistency.

In 2013 Julian Edelman led the field in terms of reeling in catches when they were aimed his direction. That means he was maximizing his fantasy points per opportunity (PPO). Below you’ll find a sortable table showing the Top 50 Wide Receivers from 2013 sorted by Catch Percentage.

Rank Player Tm G Targ Catch % Pts (Std) PPO (Std) Pts (PPR) PPO (PPR)
1 Julian Edelman NE 16 146 72 142.7 0.24 247.7 0.42
2 Jordy Nelson GB 16 120 71 179.4 0.28 264.4 0.41
3 Eddie Royal SD 15 66 71 112.6 0.26 159.6 0.36
4 Keenan Allen SD 15 101 70 152.8 0.30 223.8 0.44
5 Marques Colston NO 15 107 70 124.3 0.23 199.3 0.37
6 Kendall Wright TEN 16 134 70 118.9 0.22 212.9 0.39
7 Kenny Stills NO 16 46 70 95.1 0.19 127.1 0.25
8 DeSean Jackson PHI 16 119 69 186.9 0.34 268.9 0.49
9 Golden Tate SEA 16 93 69 122.4 0.27 186.4 0.41
10 Anquan Boldin SF 16 123 69 161.0 0.35 246.0 0.53
11 Antonio Brown PIT 16 159 69 192.7 0.31 302.7 0.49
12 Jeremy Kerley NYJ 12 63 68 71.4 0.22 114.4 0.35
13 Dexter McCluster KC 15 78 68 63.7 0.15 116.7 0.27
14 Doug Baldwin SEA 16 73 68 108.4 0.25 158.4 0.37
15 James Jones GB 14 88 67 98.7 0.19 157.7 0.30
16 Wes Welker DEN 13 109 67 137.8 0.29 210.8 0.44
17 Demaryius Thomas DEN 16 138 67 226.5 0.34 318.5 0.48
18 Harry Douglas ATL 16 126 67 117.8 0.18 202.8 0.31
19 Roddy White ATL 13 94 67 88.1 0.17 151.1 0.29
20 Greg Jennings MIN 15 101 67 104.4 0.21 172.4 0.35
21 Marvin Jones CIN 16 77 66 137.7 0.36 188.7 0.49
22 Danny Amendola NE 12 82 66 75.4 0.20 129.4 0.35
23 Rishard Matthews MIA 13 62 66 56.8 0.16 97.8 0.28
24 Pierre Garcon WAS 16 174 65 166.0 0.27 279.0 0.45
25 Ace Sanders JAX 15 79 65 54.8 0.13 105.8 0.24
26 Jarrett Boykin GB 12 75 65 86.1 0.21 135.1 0.33
27 Rod Streater OAK 16 94 64 113.4 0.23 173.4 0.35
28 Larry Fitzgerald ARZ 16 129 64 155.7 0.26 237.7 0.39
29 Alshon Jeffery CHI 16 140 64 193.1 0.31 282.1 0.45
30 David Nelson NYJ 12 56 64 54.3 0.18 90.3 0.30
31 Eric Decker DEN 16 135 64 193.8 0.30 280.8 0.44
32 Austin Pettis STL 14 59 64 63.9 0.18 101.9 0.28
33 Mike Brown JAX 11 50 64 55.6 0.15 87.6 0.24
34 Mohamed Sanu CIN 16 73 64 58.6 0.12 105.6 0.23
35 Brandon Marshall CHI 16 158 63 201.5 0.33 301.5 0.50
36 Vincent Brown SD 16 65 63 53.2 0.10 94.2 0.18
37 Steve L. Smith CAR 15 103 62 98.5 0.22 162.5 0.36
38 Andre Johnson HST 16 176 62 170.7 0.28 279.7 0.46
39 Jerricho Cotchery PIT 15 74 62 120.2 0.28 166.2 0.39
40 Victor Cruz NYG 14 118 62 123.3 0.25 196.3 0.39
41 Emmanuel Sanders PIT 16 108 62 110.0 0.20 177.0 0.33
42 Terrance Williams DAL 15 72 61 103.5 0.22 147.5 0.31
43 Michael Floyd ARZ 16 107 61 134.1 0.24 199.1 0.35
44 T.Y. Hilton IND 16 134 61 138.9 0.26 220.9 0.41
45 Brian Hartline MIA 16 127 60 125.6 0.20 201.6 0.32
46 Dez Bryant DAL 16 156 60 201.5 0.33 294.5 0.48
47 Jacoby Jones BAL 12 63 59 56.9 0.16 93.9 0.26
48 Brandon LaFell CAR 15 83 59 93.7 0.18 142.7 0.28
49 Marlon Brown BAL 14 83 59 94.2 0.18 143.2 0.28
50 Andre Roberts ARI 16 73 59 59.1 0.15 102.1 0.25

 


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