Points Per Touch - Most and Least Efficient/Explosive WRs

March 26, 2016
By: Kentucky Slopfest
 
 

              This article is all about the efficiency and explosiveness from the 2015 season from the WR position. We are going to look over the amount of points scored compared to the number of touches each of the top WRs to determine how explosive or efficient a WR is. Some of the WRs numbers may be skewed due to the fact of some unrealistic TD totals that are most likely unsustainable. In this article we wish to reveal which players are more consistent with their point totals and which ones were more boom or bust.

             For the purpose of this article,  we are going to use our own unique scoring system that The 5th Down uses in our league, which consist of: 0.5 points per carry and 0.5 points per catch, 6 points per TD, 0.1 points per yard, 3 points for 40+ yard TD and 1.5 for a 40+ yard reception. So our point totals are most likely different than your traditional scoring systems but their rankings should remain the same.

 

P.S. We only did data research on the top 36 WRs to cover most the relevant WRs, no WR had less than 50 total touches. (with the exception of Ted Ginn Jr. who had 48 touches and ironically the highest points per touch)

 

  1. Ted Ginn Jr. 180.9 points, 48 touches, 799 yards, 10 TDs = 3.77 points per touch
  2. Allen Robinson 294 points, 80 touches, 1400 yards, 14 TDs = 3.67 points per touch
  3. Sammy Watkins 219.77 points, 61 touches, 1048 yards, 9 TDs =3.66 points per touch
  4. James Jones 174 points, 50 touches, 890 yards, 8 TDs = 3.48 points per touch
  5. Allen Hurns 206.6 points, 64 touches, 1031 yards, 10 TDs = 3.22 points per touch
  6. Odell Beckham 307.7 points, 97 touches, 1453 yards, 13 TDs = 3.17 points per touch
  7. Michael Floyd 162.4 points, 52 touches, 849 yards, 6 TDs = 3.12 points per touch
  8. Doug Baldwin 242.4 points, 78 touches, 1069 yards, 14 TDs = 3.1 points per touch
  9. Rueben Randle 176.7 points, 57 touches, 797 yards, 8 TDs = 3.1 points per touch
  10. Martavis Bryant 164.97 points, 55 touches, 812 yards, 7 TDs = 2.99 points per touch
  11. AJ Green 255.2 points, 86 touches, 1297 yards, 10 TDs = 2.96 points per touch
  12. TY Hilton 195.9 points, 69 touches, 1124 yards, 5 TDs = 2.83 points per touch
  13. John Brown 191.77 points, 68 touches, 1025 yards, 7 TDs = 2.82 points per touch
  14. Brandon Marshall 302.2points, 109 touches, 1502 yards,14TDs=2.77points per touch
  15. Emmanuel Sanders 210.9 points 79 touches, 1164 yards,6TDs=2.67 points per touch
  16. Eric Decker 212.7 points, 80 touches, 1027 yards, 12 TDs = 2.65 points per touch
  17. DeAndre Hopkins 294.1 points,111 touches,1521 yards,11TDS=2.64points per touch
  18. Amari Cooper 197.3 points, 72 touches, 1070 yards, 6 TDs = 2.63 points per touch
  19. Travis Benjamin 188.4 points, 72 touches, 978 yards, 5 TDs = 2.61 points per touch
  20. Calvin Johnson 225.9 points, 88 touches, 1214 yards, 9 TDs = 2.56 points per touch
  21. Mike Evans 192.6 points, 74 touches, 1206 yards, 3 TDs = 2.56 points per touch
  22. Brandon Cooks 234.5 points, 92 touches, 1156 yards, 9 TDs = 2.55 points per touch
  23. Antonio Brown 359.77 points 139 touches, 1862 yards,10 TDs=2.49 points per touch
  24. Julio Jones 338.6 points, 136 touches, 1871 yards, 8 TDs = 2.49 points per touch
  25. Jordan Matthews 203.7 points, 85 touches, 997 yards, 8 TDs = 2.37 points per touch
  26. Jeremy Maclin 211.23 points, 90 touches, 1102 yards, 8 TDs = 2.34 points per touch
  27. Michael Crabtree 190.7 points, 85 touches, 922 yards, 9 TDs = 2.24 points per touch
  28. Demaryius Thomas 234.9 points,105 touches,1304 yards,6TDs=2.23 points per touch
  29. Willie Snead 153.4 points, 69 touches, 984 yards, 3 TDs = 2.22 points per touch
  30. Marvin Jones 151.8 points, 70 touches, 849 yards, 4 TDs = 2.17 points per touch
  31. Kamar Aiken 165.9 points, 75 touches, 944 yards, 5 TDs = 2.12 points per touch
  32. Larry Fitzgerald 228.5 points 109 touches, 1215 yards, 9 TDs = 2.09 points per touch
  33. Randall Cobb 179.73 points, 92 touches, 879 yards, 6 TDs = 1.95 points per touch
  34. Jarvis Landry 239.41 points, 128 touches, 1270 yards, 5 TDs = 1.87 points per touch
  35. Tavon Austin 190.73 points, 104 touches, 907 yards, 9 TDs = 1.83 points per touch
  36. Golden Tate 166.53 points, 96 touches, 854 yards, 6 TDs - 1.73 points per touch

 

                Of course these statistics don't show the whole story. 7 of the players that finished in the top ten in points per touch were not in the top ten in total scoring overall. This is due to several players that had less than 65 touches but had either a high yards per catch, or high TD total or perhaps both. (e.g. Ginn Jr., Watkins, James Jones, Hurns, Michael Floyd, Reuben Randle, Martavius Bryant). Granted a few of those players were hurt or suspended for a portion of the year, to further understand the explosiveness of a player, we also looked into 40+ yard receptions and 40+ yard TDs.

                We will next order the players based off of how many total 40+ yard receptions:

 

  1. Odell Beckham Jr. with eight 40+ yard receptions with 5 going for a TD
  2. Antonio Brown with eight 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  3. Sammie Watkins with seven 40+ yard receptions with 3 going for a TD
  4. Travis Benjamin with six 40+ yard receptions with 4 going for a TD
  5. Emmanual Sanders with six 40+ yard receptions with 3 going for a TD
  6. Allen Robinson with six 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  7. Amari Cooper with six 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  8. TY Hilton with six 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  9. John Brown with six 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  10. Reuben Randle with five 40+ yard receptions with 4 going for a TD
  11. Brandon Cooks with five 40+ yard receptions with 3 going for a TD
  12. Ted Ginn Jr. with five 40+ yard receptions with 3 going for a TD
  13. Julio Jones with five 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  14. AJ Green with five 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  15. Martavius Bryant with five 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  16. Brandon Marshall with five 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  17. Demaryius Thomas with four 40+ yard receptions with 3 going for a TD
  18. Marvin Jones with four 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  19. Doug Baldwin with three 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  20. Allen Hurns with three 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  21. Jordan Matthews with three 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  22. Michael Floyd with three 40+ yard receptions with 2 going for a TD
  23. DeAndre Hopkins with three 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  24. Jarvis Landry with three 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  25. Jeremy Maclin with three 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  26. Calvin Johnson with three 40+ yard receptions with none going for a TD
  27. Willie Snead with three 40+ yard receptions with none going for a TD
  28. Mike Evans with two 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  29. Tavon Austin with two 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  30. James Jones with two 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  31. Kamar Aiken with two 40+ yard receptions with 1 going for a TD
  32. Randall cobb with one 40+ yard reception that went for a TD
  33. Larry Fitzgerald with one 40+ yard reception that didn't go for a TD
  34. Golden Tate with one 40+ yard reception that didn't go for a TD
  35. Eric Decker didn't have any 40+ yard receptions
  36. Michael Crabtree didn't have any 40+ yard receptions

 

This time if we look at the top ten you will notice that there is only two players that didn't get att least 65 touches. (e.g. Sammy Watkins and Rueben Randle). There is probably a correlation that the more often a receiver catches the ball, the more often a receiver has the chance to make a 40+ yard reception. The top two players on this this were the most prolific receivers in the league this year ( Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham) followed by Sammy Watkins and Travis Benjamin, who were somewhat boom or bust this year ( granted Watkins really picked up his game when he was healthy in the back half of the year).

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