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Air Yards Report: A 2020 Recap

by Hayden Winks
Updated On: December 29, 2020, 7:53 pm ET

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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