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Air Yards Report: A Week 14 Recap

Updated On: December 15, 2020, 9:45 am 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. Targets aren’t equal because some are closer to the line of scrimmage and some are deeper downfield. Short targets aren’t worth as much as deep targets, but they are more stable week to week. Deep targets are worth more in the long run, but they are more volatile (I track these “deep targets” in my weekly “Targets Aren’t Equal” column on Tuesdays at Rotoworld). In conjunction with targets, air yards explain how a receiver is being used. In a perfect world, a receiver would be seeing high target volume and high air yards volume. In this article, we’ll track each player's air yards from the last week’s game to the last four weeks to the season. 


Air Yards & aDOT - WRs

This table is sorted by air yards per game over the last four weeks (min. 25 air yards per game over the last four weeks). “aDOT” is average depth of target, so a high aDOT means a player is used deeper down the field and a low aDOT means a player is used closer to the line of scrimmage.

Player Last Week Last 4 Season aDOT
1. Calvin Ridley 209 150 133 14.8
2. Marvin Jones 118 147 85 12.5
3. Tyreek Hill 147 143 120 13.3
4. Nelson Agholor 131 135 73 14.8
5. D.J. Moore NA 130 93 12.5
6. Justin Jefferson 84 120 89 12.6
7. D.J. Chark 133 118 103 13.8
8. DK Metcalf 93 115 117 14.4
9. Mike Evans 60 112 78 11.9
10. Denzel Mims NA 112 92 14.9
11. Brandon Aiyuk 100 105 73 8.9
12. Donovan Peoples-Jones 149 104 56 19.9
13. Stefon Diggs 174 101 103 9.8
14. Will Fuller NA 100 94 12.5
15. T.Y. Hilton 136 99 72 11.8
16. Breshad Perriman 72 96 77 15.0
17. Mike Williams NA 95 93 15.8
18. Davante Adams 85 95 102 9.3
19. Adam Thielen 44 95 95 12.5
20. A.J. Brown 109 95 81 11.0
21. Michael Thomas 68 93 75 9.5
22. Chase Claypool 71 89 83 12.8
23. Marquez Valdes-Scantling 54 87 86 17.5
24. Allen Robinson 107 87 95 9.7
25. Rashard Higgins 125 83 58 13.3
26. Gabriel Davis 119 82 51 14.1
27. Chad Hansen 51 81 81 11.6
28. Corey Davis 24 80 74 11.2
29. Collin Johnson 5 80 39 11.6
30. Robby Anderson 81 79 84 9.6
31. Terry McLaurin 65 79 89 10.2
32. Michael Gallup 68 78 80 12.3
33. Keelan Cole 141 78 64 11.2
34. DeVante Parker 30 78 66 9.6
35. Keenan Allen 65 77 82 7.4
36. Tee Higgins 28 77 88 11.6
37. KhaDarel Hodge NA 74 42 16.9
38. Brandin Cooks NA 74 74 10.3
39. Jakeem Grant 65 74 41 11.3
40. DeAndre Hopkins 100 72 83 8.5
41. Julio Jones NA 71 79 10.5
42. Amari Cooper 33 70 76 8.8
43. Cole Beasley 83 69 55 7.7
44. KJ Hamler 90 69 64 11.1
45. Sterling Shepard 59 68 54 8.0
46. Marquise Brown 49 66 84 13.7
47. Robert Woods 38 66 55 6.8
48. Russell Gage 89 66 52 8.0
49. Steven Mitchell 65 65 65 13.0
50. Jerry Jeudy 38 65 95 14.4
51. Chris Godwin 40 65 59 8.4
52. Damiere Byrd 35 64 69 11.5
53. James Washington 102 63 43 11.5
54. Darius Slayton 106 61 78 13.4
55. Darnell Mooney -5 61 75 13.4
56. Diontae Johnson 6 61 67 7.1
57. A.J. Green 61 60 83 12.3
58. Christian Kirk 5 58 67 12.3
59. Tyler Boyd 50 57 67 8.3
60. Golden Tate 70 55 39 8.7
61. Willie Snead 54 55 37 9.0
62. Kendrick Bourne 88 54 48 9.3
63. Jarvis Landry 51 54 53 7.9
64. Tim Patrick 31 54 75 13.4
65. Keke Coutee 5 52 42 10.0
66. Antonio Brown 15 51 66 9.6
67. Jalen Reagor 60 51 66 13.8
68. Danny Amendola 40 50 40 7.9
69. Tyron Johnson NA 50 49 49.0
70. Robert Foster 49 49 49 24.5
71. Curtis Samuel 53 49 38 6.3
72. Laviska Shenault 92 47 33 6.3
73. Jalen Guyton 57 47 51 16.5
74. Travis Fulgham NA 45 78 11.8
75. CeeDee Lamb 34 45 67 9.5
76. Josh Reynolds 14 45 61 12.6
77. Henry Ruggs 8 45 60 17.3
78. Sammy Watkins 32 42 42 7.5
79. Allen Lazard 19 42 54 11.0
80. Zach Pascal 36 41 45 10.6
81. Cooper Kupp 30 41 57 6.6
82. Marcus Johnson 19 40 61 17.4
83. N'Keal Harry 73 40 37 7.3
84. Tyler Lockett 27 39 81 9.9
85. Tajae Sharpe 48 39 37 37.3
86. Scotty Miller 52 39 70 17.1
87. Hunter Renfrow 27 38 38 7.9
88. Brandon Zylstra 38 38 18 13.8
89. Emmanuel Sanders 68 38 47 8.7
90. Adam Humphries NA 38 48 9.7
91. Bisi Johnson NA 38 29 11.4
92. Lynn Bowden 84 37 28 7.4
93. Jakobi Meyers 31 37 67 10.4
94. Michael Pittman 27 37 38 7.5
95. Braxton Berrios 71 37 37 8.0
96. Cam Sims 28 36 33 10.2
97. Tommy Lee Lewis NA 36 21 20.5
98. Quintez Cephus 11 36 41 12.2
99. Mecole Hardman -4 36 28 8.0
100. Mack Hollins 105 35 25 8.8
101. Anthony Miller 2 34 53 9.9
102. Tre'Quan Smith 62 33 35 8.8
103. Demarcus Robinson 7 33 35 8.9
104. Jamison Crowder 28 33 61 8.1
105. Freddie Swain 28 32 17 9.1
106. JuJu Smith-Schuster 31 31 42 5.4
107. Greg Ward 37 30 29 5.6
108. Olamide Zaccheaus NA 30 55 13.8
109. Pharoh Cooper 30 30 19 9.5
110. Mohamed Sanu 28 28 28 10.5
111. Byron Pringle NA 27 32 11.5
112. Larry Fitzgerald 8 26 31 5.6
113. Auden Tate NA 26 26 9.4
114. Noah Brown NA 26 25 10.1
115. Chris Conley NA 26 44 10.2

 

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Air Yards & aDOT - TEs

This table is sorted by air yards per game over the last four weeks (min. 25 air yards per game over the last four weeks). “aDOT” is average depth of target, so a high aDOT means a player is used deeper down the field and a low aDOT means a player is used closer to the line of scrimmage.

Player Last Week Last 4 Season aDOT
1. Travis Kelce 106 111 76 8.2
2. Mark Andrews 90 105 63 10.5
3. Darren Waller 90 77 61 6.7
4. Evan Engram 23 72 46 6.8
5. Mike Gesicki 69 64 59 11.2
6. Dallas Goedert 37 64 50 8.3
7. T.J. Hockenson 67 62 48 7.1
8. Rob Gronkowski 31 55 54 11.0
9. Jordan Reed 45 53 38 7.8
10. Richard Rodgers NA 53 38 9.8
11. Eric Ebron 35 52 45 7.1
12. Hunter Henry 34 51 51 7.8
13. Trey Burton NA 47 36 8.0
14. Dan Arnold 55 41 34 11.7
15. Jordan Akins 40 40 29 7.9
16. Logan Thomas 48 39 45 7.6
17. Tyler Eifert 12 38 35 8.0
18. Jared Cook 41 34 40 10.5
19. Ryan Izzo NA 34 21 10.3
20. Cameron Brate 9 33 21 8.0
21. James O'Shaughnessy 5 32 21 7.6
22. Robert Tonyan 25 32 34 7.8
23. Noah Fant NA 32 41 6.8
24. Kyle Rudolph NA 29 22 7.1
25. Zach Ertz 19 28 49 7.5
26. Foster Moreau 27 27 17 12.4
27. Irv Smith 43 27 24 8.0
28. Harrison Bryant 42 26 19 6.5

 


Air Yards & aDOT By Team

This table is sorted by air yards per game over the last four weeks (min. 25 air yards per game over the last four weeks). “aDOT” is average depth of target, so a high aDOT means a player is used deeper down the field and a low aDOT means a player is used closer to the line of scrimmage.

Player Last Week Last 4 Season aDOT
ARI DeAndre Hopkins 100 72 83 8.5
ARI Christian Kirk 5 58 67 12.3
ARI Dan Arnold 55 41 34 11.7
ARI Larry Fitzgerald 8 26 31 5.6
ATL Calvin Ridley 209 150 133 14.8
ATL Julio Jones NA 71 79 10.5
ATL Russell Gage 89 66 52 8.0
ATL Olamide Zaccheaus NA 30 55 13.8
BAL Mark Andrews 90 105 63 10.5
BAL Marquise Brown 49 66 84 13.7
BAL Willie Snead 54 55 37 9.0
BUF Stefon Diggs 174 101 103 9.8
BUF Gabriel Davis 119 82 51 14.1
BUF Cole Beasley 83 69 55 7.7
CAR D.J. Moore NA 130 93 12.5
CAR Robby Anderson 81 79 84 9.6
CAR Curtis Samuel 53 49 38 6.3
CAR Brandon Zylstra 38 38 18 13.8
CAR Pharoh Cooper 30 30 19 9.5
CHI Allen Robinson 107 87 95 9.7
CHI Darnell Mooney -5 61 75 13.4
CHI Anthony Miller 2 34 53 9.9
CIN Tee Higgins 28 77 88 11.6
CIN A.J. Green 61 60 83 12.3
CIN Tyler Boyd 50 57 67 8.3
CIN Auden Tate NA 26 26 9.4
CLE Donovan Peoples-Jones 149 104 56 19.9
CLE Rashard Higgins 125 83 58 13.3
CLE KhaDarel Hodge NA 74 42 16.9
CLE Jarvis Landry 51 54 53 7.9
CLE Harrison Bryant 42 26 19 6.5
DAL Michael Gallup 68 78 80 12.3
DAL Amari Cooper 33 70 76 8.8
DAL CeeDee Lamb 34 45 67 9.5
DAL Noah Brown NA 26 25 10.1
DEN KJ Hamler 90 69 64 11.1
DEN Jerry Jeudy 38 65 95 14.4
DEN Tim Patrick 31 54 75 13.4
DEN Noah Fant NA 32 41 6.8
DET Marvin Jones 118 147 85 12.5
DET T.J. Hockenson 67 62 48 7.1
DET Danny Amendola 40 50 40 7.9
DET Quintez Cephus 11 36 41 12.2
DET Mohamed Sanu 28 28 28 10.5
GB Davante Adams 85 95 102 9.3
GB Marquez Valdes-Scantling 54 87 86 17.5
GB Allen Lazard 19 42 54 11.0
GB Robert Tonyan 25 32 34 7.8
HOU Will Fuller NA 100 94 12.5
HOU Chad Hansen 51 81 81 11.6
HOU Brandin Cooks NA 74 74 10.3
HOU Steven Mitchell 65 65 65 13.0
HOU Keke Coutee 5 52 42 10.0
HOU Jordan Akins 40 40 29 7.9
HOU Duke Johnson NA 26 7 2.4
IND T.Y. Hilton 136 99 72 11.8
IND Trey Burton NA 47 36 8.0
IND Zach Pascal 36 41 45 10.6
IND Marcus Johnson 19 40 61 17.4
IND Michael Pittman 27 37 38 7.5
JAX D.J. Chark 133 118 103 13.8
JAX Collin Johnson 5 80 39 11.6
JAX Keelan Cole 141 78 64 11.2
JAX Laviska Shenault 92 47 33 6.3
JAX Tyler Eifert 12 38 35 8.0
JAX James O'Shaughnessy 5 32 21 7.6
JAX Chris Conley NA 26 44 10.2
KC Tyreek Hill 147 143 120 13.3
KC Travis Kelce 106 111 76 8.2
KC Sammy Watkins 32 42 42 7.5
KC Mecole Hardman -4 36 28 8.0
KC Demarcus Robinson 7 33 35 8.9
KC Byron Pringle NA 27 32 11.5
LA Robert Woods 38 66 55 6.8
LA Josh Reynolds 14 45 61 12.6
LA Cooper Kupp 30 41 57 6.6
LAC Mike Williams NA 95 93 15.8
LAC Keenan Allen 65 77 82 7.4
LAC Hunter Henry 34 51 51 7.8
LAC Tyron Johnson NA 50 49 49.0
LAC Jalen Guyton 57 47 51 16.5
LV Nelson Agholor 131 135 73 14.8
LV Darren Waller 90 77 61 6.7
LV Henry Ruggs 8 45 60 17.3
LV Hunter Renfrow 27 38 38 7.9
LV Foster Moreau 27 27 17 12.4
MIA DeVante Parker 30 78 66 9.6
MIA Jakeem Grant 65 74 41 11.3
MIA Mike Gesicki 69 64 59 11.2
MIA Lynn Bowden 84 37 28 7.4
MIA Mack Hollins 105 35 25 8.8
MIN Justin Jefferson 84 120 89 12.6
MIN Adam Thielen 44 95 95 12.5
MIN Tajae Sharpe 48 39 37 37.3
MIN Bisi Johnson NA 38 29 11.4
MIN Kyle Rudolph NA 29 22 7.1
MIN Irv Smith 43 27 24 8.0
NE Damiere Byrd 35 64 69 11.5
NE N'Keal Harry 73 40 37 7.3
NE Jakobi Meyers 31 37 67 10.4
NE Ryan Izzo NA 34 21 10.3
NO Michael Thomas 68 93 75 9.5
NO Emmanuel Sanders 68 38 47 8.7
NO Tommy Lee Lewis NA 36 21 20.5
NO Jared Cook 41 34 40 10.5
NO Tre'Quan Smith 62 33 35 8.8
NYG Evan Engram 23 72 46 6.8
NYG Sterling Shepard 59 68 54 8.0
NYG Darius Slayton 106 61 78 13.4
NYG Golden Tate 70 55 39 8.7
NYJ Denzel Mims NA 112 92 14.9
NYJ Breshad Perriman 72 96 77 15.0
NYJ Braxton Berrios 71 37 37 8.0
NYJ Jamison Crowder 28 33 61 8.1
PHI Dallas Goedert 37 64 50 8.3
PHI Richard Rodgers NA 53 38 9.8
PHI Jalen Reagor 60 51 66 13.8
PHI Travis Fulgham NA 45 78 11.8
PHI Greg Ward 37 30 29 5.6
PHI Zach Ertz 19 28 49 7.5
PIT Chase Claypool 71 89 83 12.8
PIT James Washington 102 63 43 11.5
PIT Diontae Johnson 6 61 67 7.1
PIT Eric Ebron 35 52 45 7.1
PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster 31 31 42 5.4
SEA DK Metcalf 93 115 117 14.4
SEA Tyler Lockett 27 39 81 9.9
SEA Freddie Swain 28 32 17 9.1
SF Brandon Aiyuk 100 105 73 8.9
SF Kendrick Bourne 88 54 48 9.3
SF Jordan Reed 45 53 38 7.8
TB Mike Evans 60 112 78 11.9
TB Chris Godwin 40 65 59 8.4
TB Rob Gronkowski 31 55 54 11.0
TB Antonio Brown 15 51 66 9.6
TB Scotty Miller 52 39 70 17.1
TB Cameron Brate 9 33 21 8.0
TEN A.J. Brown 109 95 81 11.0
TEN Corey Davis 24 80 74 11.2
TEN Adam Humphries NA 38 48 9.7
WAS Terry McLaurin 65 79 89 10.2
WAS Robert Foster 49 49 49 24.5
WAS Logan Thomas 48 39 45 7.6
WAS Cam Sims 28 36 33 10.2

 


Week 15 Fantasy Usage Model

1. Situational RB Touches (Sunday Night)

2. Targets Aren't Equal (Monday Night)

3. Air Yards Report (Monday Night)

4. Usage Model Notes (Tuesday)

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