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The MVP at WR is.... Jerricho Cotchery?

Well, I really enjoyed the topic earlier about WR statistics. Personally, I struggled with some of the stats that were used, so I computed some of my own to see what I would find out. I computed two statistics. The first was the percentage of total yards. I took the receiver's average yards per game and divided by the team's average yards per game. I used average yards per game to adjust for players who might have missed a game or two, and their numbers would be lower than their counterparts who played all 16 games. I also computed the percentage of passing yards. I took the receiver's average yards per game and divided by the team's average passing yards per game. The results I found were surprising.

I computed the results for the top two WRs for each team. I did not include TEs or RBs in this data set. I found that there were 12 WRs who gained over 20% of their teams total yards per game. I also found there were 9 WRs who contributed to over 30% of the team's passing yards per game. For total yards, with their percentages shown in parentheses, the top WRs were: Andre Johnson HOU (25%), Wes Welker NE (23.85%), Reggie Wayne IND (21.43%), Chris Chambers KC (21.16%), Brandon Marshall DEN (21.11%), Vincent Jackson SD (21%), Sidney Rice MIN (20.76%), Roddy White ATL (20.7%), Desean Jackson PHI (20.5%), Chad Ochocinco CIN (20.16%), Steve Smith NYG (20.07%), Miles Austin DAL (20.04%). For passing yards, the top WRs were: Jerricho Cotchery NYJ (36.12%), Steve Smith CAR (34.14%), Chris Chambers KC (33.98%), Wes Welker NE (33.94%), Chad Ochocinco CIN (33.34%), Andre Johnson HOU (32.68%), Calvin Johnson DET (32.41%), Brandon Marshall DEN (31.25%), Roddy White ATL (31.2%). Now, these results are not meant to compare receivers based on pure talent. It is just to compare how valuable receivers are to their respective teams. Also, this does not include rushing yards by the WRs. I only included receiving yards in this statistic. If anyone wants to figure out how much more valuable Percy Harvin is by adding in his rushing yards, feel free to do so. I also want to point out that, while it did not affect any of the players on this list, some players actual statistics could be adjusted according to the passing and total yards per game in which they played, if they did not participate in all of the games. However, these are just rough statistics to give you guys an idea of the value certain receivers have to their team. I have the full spreadsheet of the players, I just don't know how to upload the entire thing on here. If you have questions about specific players, feel free to ask in the comments. Also, tell me what you think about these statistics compared to those by the knowledgable James Rael in his post earlier. And if anyone else is bored, feel free to try and get some of these statistics for RBs, TEs, and maybe even QBs. Enjoy.

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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