Air Yards Report: A 2020 Recap

Hayden Winks
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Air yards -- the distance the ball traveled from the line of scrimmage to the receiver at the catch point -- provide a lot of context to each fantasy football receiver’s floor and ceiling. This column reviews the 2020 season.

Air Yards Per Game and aDOT

To qualify, a player had to have at least 15 targets and average 15 air yards per game on the season. The table below has aDOT, air yards per game on the season, and air yards per game over the last eight weeks, plus their positional rank in each metric. A player must play more than two games to qualify in the last column. Lastly, the data doesn't include Week 17.

Player

aDOT

Season

Last 8

ARI DeAndre Hopkins

8.7 (WR108)

87 (WR17)

84 (WR21)

ARI Christian Kirk

11.8 (WR48)

67 (WR49)

62 (WR51)

ARI Dan Arnold

12.9 (TE1)

42 (TE17)

46 (TE13)

ARI KeeSean Johnson

11.9 (WR47)

36 (WR105)

27 (WR103)

ARI Andy Isabella

11.3 (WR56)

36 (WR107)

21 (WR114)

ARI Larry Fitzgerald

6 (WR133)

33 (WR119)

39 (WR90)

ATL Calvin Ridley

14.8 (WR13)

139 (WR1)

158 (WR1)

ATL Julio Jones

10.5 (WR68)

79 (WR30)

62 (WR50)

ATL Olamide Zaccheaus

13.8 (WR23)

55 (WR72)

68 (WR40)

ATL Russell Gage

8.2 (WR114)

54 (WR75)

68 (WR41)

ATL Hayden Hurst

6.6 (TE45)

36 (TE21)

25 (TE34)

ATL Christian Blake

9.6 (WR87)

25 (WR131)

19 (WR117)

BAL Marquise Brown

13.3 (WR26)

80 (WR27)

66 (WR43)

BAL Mark Andrews

10.5 (TE6)

67 (TE3)

74 (TE3)

BAL Willie Snead

8.9 (WR106)

33 (WR116)

38 (WR92)

BAL Miles Boykin

10.4 (WR72)

27 (WR127)

20 (WR115)

BUF Stefon Diggs

10.2 (WR74)

108 (WR4)

114 (WR3)

BUF John Brown

11.3 (WR57)

68 (WR47)

NA

BUF Gabriel Davis

14.7 (WR16)

56 (WR71)

73 (WR34)

BUF Cole Beasley

7.8 (WR121)

55 (WR73)

65 (WR46)

BUF Dawson Knox

7 (TE38)

24 (TE33)

31 (TE24)

BUF Tyler Kroft

7.6 (TE24)

20 (TE41)

NA

CAR D.J. Moore

12.3 (WR41)

94 (WR9)

99 (WR11)

CAR Robby Anderson

9.3 (WR95)

80 (WR29)

73 (WR32)

CAR Curtis Samuel

7 (WR130)

43 (WR96)

54 (WR65)

CHI Allen Robinson

9.6 (WR86)

94 (WR10)

84 (WR20)

CHI Darnell Mooney

12.4 (WR39)

70 (WR44)

54 (WR64)

CHI Anthony Miller

9.8 (WR79)

48 (WR85)

41 (WR89)

CHI Jimmy Graham

6.9 (TE39)

34 (TE22)

28 (TE30)

CHI Cole Kmet

7.1 (TE32)

21 (TE40)

29 (TE29)

CIN Tee Higgins

11.8 (WR49)

90 (WR14)

87 (WR19)

CIN A.J. Green

12.7 (WR31)

83 (WR22)

70 (WR37)

CIN Tyler Boyd

8.6 (WR111)

65 (WR54)

55 (WR62)

CIN Auden Tate

9.4 (WR91)

26 (WR129)

25 (WR108)

CIN Mike Thomas

8.6 (WR110)

18 (WR135)

13 (WR121)

CLE Odell Beckham

13.1 (WR28)

92 (WR12)

NA

CLE Rashard Higgins

13.7 (WR24)

61 (WR61)

81 (WR25)

CLE Donovan Peoples-Jones

18.7 (WR2)

53 (WR76)

65 (WR44)

CLE Jarvis Landry

7.8 (WR123)

53 (WR77)

54 (WR63)

CLE KhaDarel Hodge

16.9 (WR8)

42 (WR97)

49 (WR79)

CLE Austin Hooper

6.4 (TE46)

34 (TE23)

36 (TE19)

CLE Harrison Bryant

7.3 (TE28)

23 (TE36)

36 (TE18)

CLE David Njoku

7.5 (TE25)

18 (TE47)

14 (TE44)

DAL Michael Gallup

12 (WR45)

78 (WR31)

74 (WR31)

DAL Amari Cooper

8.9 (WR103)

72 (WR43)

60 (WR55)

DAL CeeDee Lamb

9.5 (WR89)

66 (WR52)

61 (WR53)

DAL Cedrick Wilson

9 (WR100)

35 (WR109)

NA

DAL Dalton Schultz

6.3 (TE47)

33 (TE25)

25 (TE35)

DAL Noah Brown

10.7 (WR63)

31 (WR123)

42 (WR86)

DEN Jerry Jeudy

13.9 (WR21)

98 (WR6)

103 (WR9)

DEN Tim Patrick

12.6 (WR35)

67 (WR48)

52 (WR71)

DEN KJ Hamler

10.4 (WR71)

58 (WR67)

65 (WR45)

DEN DaeSean Hamilton

13.2 (WR27)

46 (WR89)

50 (WR77)

DEN Noah Fant

6.8 (TE42)

45 (TE14)

37 (TE17)

DEN Albert Okwuegbunam

7.7 (TE19)

29 (TE29)

NA

DET Kenny Golladay

14.6 (WR17)

93 (WR11)

NA

DET Marvin Jones

12 (WR46)

83 (WR23)

108 (WR5)

DET Marvin Hall

17.3 (WR6)

52 (WR79)

45 (WR83)

DET T.J. Hockenson

7.1 (TE37)

46 (TE13)

51 (TE12)

DET Quintez Cephus

13.1 (WR29)

42 (WR98)

33 (WR97)

DET Danny Amendola

7.9 (WR118)

41 (WR100)

37 (WR95)

DET Mohamed Sanu

9.4 (WR92)

32 (WR121)

32 (WR98)

GB Davante Adams

8.9 (WR104)

98 (WR7)

95 (WR13)

GB Marquez Valdes-Scantling

17.8 (WR4)

82 (WR24)

74 (WR30)

GB Allen Lazard

9.6 (WR85)

45 (WR90)

33 (WR96)

GB Robert Tonyan

7.7 (TE20)

31 (TE26)

27 (TE31)

HOU Will Fuller

12.5 (WR38)

94 (WR8)

78 (WR29)

HOU Brandin Cooks

11 (WR60)

81 (WR26)

90 (WR15)

HOU Chad Hansen

12.7 (WR32)

64 (WR56)

64 (WR48)

HOU Keke Coutee

9.3 (WR94)

44 (WR92)

51 (WR74)

HOU Kenny Stills

12.5 (WR37)

34 (WR111)

NA

HOU Randall Cobb

6.9 (WR131)

33 (WR118)

19 (WR116)

HOU Jordan Akins

7.6 (TE22)

30 (TE27)

34 (TE22)

HOU Darren Fells

7.4 (TE27)

18 (TE48)

11 (TE46)

IND T.Y. Hilton

12.4 (WR40)

76 (WR36)

92 (WR14)

IND Marcus Johnson

17.4 (WR5)

61 (WR59)

55 (WR60)

IND Zach Pascal

10.7 (WR64)

48 (WR84)

43 (WR85)

IND Michael Pittman

8.5 (WR112)

41 (WR99)

54 (WR67)

IND Trey Burton

7.7 (TE21)

33 (TE24)

33 (TE23)

IND Jack Doyle

7.5 (TE26)

19 (TE42)

17 (TE42)

IND Mo Alie-Cox

6.7 (TE43)

18 (TE49)

12 (TE45)

JAX D.J. Chark

14.1 (WR19)

102 (WR5)

112 (WR4)

JAX Keelan Cole

10.8 (WR62)

58 (WR66)

53 (WR69)

JAX Chris Conley

10.6 (WR66)

44 (WR91)

37 (WR94)

JAX Collin Johnson

11.5 (WR55)

36 (WR106)

52 (WR70)

JAX Tyler Eifert

8.2 (TE12)

36 (TE20)

36 (TE21)

JAX Laviska Shenault

5.9 (WR134)

32 (WR122)

32 (WR99)

JAX James O'Shaughnessy

7.2 (TE31)

19 (TE43)

21 (TE38)

KC Tyreek Hill

12.7 (WR34)

114 (WR2)

134 (WR2)

KC Travis Kelce

8 (TE14)

78 (TE1)

98 (TE1)

KC Sammy Watkins

8.1 (WR116)

44 (WR93)

46 (WR82)

KC Mecole Hardman

9.2 (WR98)

37 (WR104)

54 (WR66)

KC Demarcus Robinson

9 (WR101)

34 (WR112)

30 (WR100)

LA Robert Woods

7.1 (WR128)

58 (WR69)

61 (WR54)

LA Josh Reynolds

11.3 (WR58)

57 (WR70)

50 (WR78)

LA Cooper Kupp

6.5 (WR132)

53 (WR78)

41 (WR88)

LA Tyler Higbee

7.6 (TE23)

30 (TE28)

36 (TE20)

LA Van Jefferson

10.5 (WR69)

20 (WR133)

11 (WR123)

LA Gerald Everett

4.9 (TE50)

19 (TE45)

17 (TE43)

LAC Mike Williams

14.8 (WR14)

87 (WR16)

82 (WR24)

LAC Keenan Allen

7.3 (WR127)

77 (WR34)

61 (WR52)

LAC Jalen Guyton

15.8 (WR11)

54 (WR74)

51 (WR75)

LAC Hunter Henry

7.9 (TE16)

52 (TE9)

55 (TE9)

LAC Ty Johnson

11.8 (WR50)

47 (WR87)

47 (WR80)

LAC Donald Parham

9.9 (TE8)

18 (TE46)

17 (TE40)

LV Nelson Agholor

14.8 (WR15)

77 (WR33)

108 (WR6)

LV Darren Waller

7.8 (TE17)

70 (TE2)

91 (TE2)

LV Henry Ruggs

17.8 (WR3)

59 (WR64)

53 (WR68)

LV Hunter Renfrow

7.3 (WR126)

34 (WR115)

29 (WR102)

MIA DeVante Parker

9.6 (WR88)

66 (WR51)

79 (WR27)

MIA Preston Williams

14.5 (WR18)

64 (WR55)

NA

MIA Mike Gesicki

11.2 (TE4)

60 (TE4)

64 (TE4)

MIA Jakeem Grant

10.5 (WR67)

40 (WR101)

58 (WR59)

MIA Isaiah Ford

7.8 (WR122)

36 (WR108)

NA

MIA Mack Hollins

9.8 (WR81)

30 (WR124)

30 (WR101)

MIA Lynn Bowden

5.3 (WR139)

22 (WR132)

27 (WR104)

MIN Justin Jefferson

11.7 (WR52)

88 (WR15)

105 (WR8)

MIN Adam Thielen

11.6 (WR53)

86 (WR19)

71 (WR36)

MIN Bisi Johnson

10.9 (WR61)

26 (WR128)

21 (WR113)

MIN Irv Smith

7.3 (TE29)

26 (TE32)

29 (TE27)

MIN Kyle Rudolph

7.1 (TE36)

22 (TE38)

29 (TE28)

MIN Chad Beebe

5.6 (WR137)

17 (WR138)

19 (WR118)

NE Jakobi Meyers

10.4 (WR70)

70 (WR45)

70 (WR38)

NE Julian Edelman

10.3 (WR73)

67 (WR50)

NA

NE Damiere Byrd

11.2 (WR59)

63 (WR57)

60 (WR56)

NE N'Keal Harry

8.1 (WR115)

38 (WR103)

42 (WR87)

NE Ryan Izzo

10.3 (TE7)

21 (TE39)

25 (TE32)

NO Michael Thomas

9.5 (WR90)

75 (WR38)

80 (WR26)

NO Emmanuel Sanders

9.2 (WR97)

49 (WR83)

39 (WR91)

NO Jared Cook

11.2 (TE3)

44 (TE15)

41 (TE15)

NO Marquez Callaway

7.5 (WR124)

34 (WR114)

NA

NO Tre'Quan Smith

8.9 (WR105)

34 (WR113)

25 (WR110)

NYG Darius Slayton

13.4 (WR25)

83 (WR21)

72 (WR35)

NYG Sterling Shepard

7.9 (WR120)

58 (WR68)

60 (WR58)

NYG Evan Engram

7.1 (TE34)

50 (TE12)

64 (TE5)

NYG Golden Tate

8.8 (WR107)

38 (WR102)

51 (WR72)

NYG C.J. Board

10 (WR78)

18 (WR134)

8 (WR124)

NYJ Denzel Mims

14 (WR20)

76 (WR35)

89 (WR17)

NYJ Breshad Perriman

15 (WR12)

74 (WR39)

88 (WR18)

NYJ Jamison Crowder

7.9 (WR119)

60 (WR63)

38 (WR93)

NYJ Jeff Smith

12.7 (WR33)

59 (WR65)

17 (WR119)

NYJ Chris Hogan

9.8 (WR80)

51 (WR82)

NA

NYJ Braxton Berrios

8 (WR117)

35 (WR110)

25 (WR109)

NYJ Chris Herndon

6.8 (TE41)

23 (TE37)

29 (TE26)

PHI DeSean Jackson

16.6 (WR9)

86 (WR18)

NA

PHI Travis Fulgham

12.3 (WR42)

75 (WR37)

55 (WR61)

PHI Jalen Reagor

12.8 (WR30)

68 (WR46)

64 (WR49)

PHI John Hightower

20.5 (WR1)

61 (WR58)

NA

PHI Zach Ertz

8 (TE15)

54 (TE8)

51 (TE11)

PHI Dallas Goedert

8.5 (TE11)

50 (TE10)

60 (TE6)

PHI Richard Rodgers

9.8 (TE9)

38 (TE18)

55 (TE8)

PHI Greg Ward

5.8 (WR135)

29 (WR125)

26 (WR107)

PIT Chase Claypool

12.5 (WR36)

82 (WR25)

101 (WR10)

PIT Diontae Johnson

7.4 (WR125)

74 (WR40)

84 (WR22)

PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster

5.5 (WR138)

44 (WR94)

47 (WR81)

PIT Eric Ebron

7.1 (TE33)

43 (TE16)

42 (TE14)

PIT James Washington

12 (WR44)

43 (WR95)

51 (WR76)

SEA DK Metcalf

13.8 (WR22)

110 (WR3)

98 (WR12)

SEA Tyler Lockett

10.1 (WR76)

80 (WR28)

68 (WR42)

SEA David Moore

9.2 (WR96)

28 (WR126)

25 (WR111)

SEA Greg Olsen

7.8 (TE18)

26 (TE31)

22 (TE37)

SEA Jacob Hollister

6 (TE48)

19 (TE44)

23 (TE36)

SEA Freddie Swain

8.6 (WR109)

16 (WR139)

26 (WR106)

SF Brandon Aiyuk

9 (WR99)

73 (WR41)

89 (WR16)

SF George Kittle

7.1 (TE35)

55 (TE6)

NA

SF Richie James

10.1 (WR75)

51 (WR81)

51 (WR73)

SF Kendrick Bourne

9.7 (WR83)

47 (WR88)

45 (WR84)

SF Jordan Reed

8 (TE13)

37 (TE19)

40 (TE16)

SF Trent Taylor

5.8 (WR136)

17 (WR137)

NA

SF Ross Dwelley

6.9 (TE40)

17 (TE50)

17 (TE41)

SF Deebo Samuel

2.2 (WR140)

16 (WR140)

NA

TB Mike Evans

12.2 (WR43)

85 (WR20)

107 (WR7)

TB Chris Godwin

9.3 (WR93)

65 (WR53)

73 (WR33)

TB Scotty Miller

15.9 (WR10)

61 (WR60)

27 (WR105)

TB Antonio Brown

8.9 (WR102)

60 (WR62)

60 (WR57)

TB O.J. Howard

11.9 (TE2)

57 (TE5)

NA

TB Rob Gronkowski

11.1 (TE5)

54 (TE7)

57 (TE7)

TB Cameron Brate

8.5 (TE10)

23 (TE35)

30 (TE25)

TB Tyler Johnson

9.7 (WR84)

17 (WR136)

13 (WR122)

TEN A.J. Brown

10.6 (WR65)

78 (WR32)

83 (WR23)

TEN Corey Davis

11.5 (WR54)

72 (WR42)

69 (WR39)

TEN Adam Humphries

9.7 (WR82)

48 (WR86)

NA

TEN Kalif Raymond

17.1 (WR7)

32 (WR120)

14 (WR120)

TEN Jonnu Smith

5.6 (TE49)

27 (TE30)

25 (TE33)

TEN Anthony Firkser

6.6 (TE44)

24 (TE34)

19 (TE39)

WAS Terry McLaurin

10.1 (WR77)

91 (WR13)

79 (WR28)

WAS Cam Sims

11.7 (WR51)

51 (WR80)

65 (WR47)

WAS Logan Thomas

7.3 (TE30)

50 (TE11)

54 (TE10)

WAS Dontrelle Inman

8.3 (WR113)

33 (WR117)

NA

WAS Steven Sims

7.1 (WR129)

26 (WR130)

22 (WR112)

Note: There were 140 qualifying receivers and 50 qualifying tight ends.

Winks' Offseason Columns

1. Targets Aren't Equal

2. Air Yards Report

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