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Air Yards Report: Chase Claypool leads Week 10

by Hayden Winks
Updated On: November 17, 2020, 4:14 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. Targets aren’t created 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 Created 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. Tyreek Hill NA 150 110 13.8
2. Jerry Jeudy 135 137 109 14.2
3. Tyler Lockett 156 136 99 11.3
4. Davante Adams 70 120 106 9.0
5. D.J. Chark 63 118 97 13.4
6. Jakobi Meyers 51 111 90 11.9
7. Josh Reynolds 101 109 68 12.8
8. DeAndre Hopkins 138 108 88 9.0
9. DK Metcalf 77 103 118 14.8
10. Stefon Diggs 78 101 103 10.1
11. Chase Claypool 178 100 80 12.7
12. Brandon Aiyuk 85 95 65 9.1
13. Darnell Mooney 1 94 79 14.2
14. Travis Fulgham 75 92 95 11.6
15. Richie James 63 92 92 10.2
16. Kenny Golladay NA 90 93 14.6
17. Mike Williams 96 89 92 16.8
18. Robby Anderson 64 87 86 10.0
19. Antonio Brown 75 87 87 13.4
20. Diontae Johnson 116 87 70 8.6
21. Jalen Reagor 96 86 81 15.3
22. Terry McLaurin 68 80 94 9.8
23. Corey Davis 62 79 71 10.3
24. Allen Robinson 82 79 98 10.3
25. Tee Higgins 104 78 94 12.3
26. Cooper Kupp 60 78 64 7.3
27. Scotty Miller -1 77 77 16.5
28. Keenan Allen 46 75 84 8.1
29. Calvin Ridley NA 75 124 14.6
30. Marvin Jones 110 74 58 10.3
31. Justin Jefferson 117 74 76 12.6
32. Marvin Hall 55 74 59 20.5
33. Julio Jones NA 73 82 10.2
34. Denzel Mims NA 72 72 12.1
35. Brandin Cooks 43 72 73 9.7
36. D.J. Moore 114 72 86 12.4
37. JuJu Smith-Schuster 85 71 46 5.9
38. Anthony Miller 90 70 59 10.3
39. A.J. Brown 43 70 73 9.8
40. CeeDee Lamb NA 69 77 10.2
41. Tim Patrick 61 69 86 14.3
42. Mike Evans 96 68 68 10.9
43. A.J. Green 89 68 93 12.3
44. Darius Slayton 88 67 83 12.8
45. Nelson Agholor 45 67 45 14.0
46. Preston Williams NA 66 64 14.5
47. Breshad Perriman NA 66 61 12.8
48. Christian Kirk 23 65 71 12.4
49. Chris Godwin 45 65 56 8.2
50. Tyler Boyd 64 64 72 8.5
51. Marcus Johnson 36 63 68 17.0
52. Rashard Higgins 64 61 42 13.2
53. John Brown 89 61 68 11.3
54. John Hightower NA 61 76 22.3
55. Henry Ruggs 61 60 68 19.0
56. Michael Gallup NA 59 81 13.3
57. Willie Snead 73 59 33 8.9
58. Jalen Guyton 34 57 53 18.9
59. Damiere Byrd NA 56 72 12.2
60. Michael Pittman 54 55 38 8.1
61. DeVante Parker 88 54 61 9.7
62. Will Fuller 76 54 93 12.4
63. Marquez Valdes-Scantling 95 53 86 17.2
64. Michael Thomas 59 53 50 8.4
65. Adam Thielen 66 53 94 13.1
66. Marquise Brown 106 52 92 15.1
67. KJ Hamler 75 52 62 9.7
68. Sterling Shepard 40 52 47 6.7
69. Cole Beasley 94 52 50 7.5
70. Amari Cooper NA 52 79 8.6
71. Jeff Smith NA 52 84 12.7
72. Mecole Hardman NA 49 24 6.6
73. Chris Conley 41 48 49 10.4
74. Tyron Johnson NA 47 49 48.7
75. Gabriel Davis 32 47 42 13.4
76. Jarvis Landry 55 46 53 8.6
77. Randall Cobb 41 44 36 7.1
78. Cam Sims 55 42 31 11.9
79. Larry Fitzgerald 31 41 32 6.1
80. Adam Humphries NA 41 50 9.7
81. Russell Gage NA 40 45 7.9
82. Curtis Samuel 20 39 34 6.4
83. Mike Thomas 26 38 21 8.8
84. Golden Tate 59 37 32 7.6
85. Robert Woods 14 37 51 7.6
86. Kendrick Bourne 33 37 46 9.2
87. Tre'Quan Smith 5 36 36 9.1
88. Zach Pascal 15 36 46 9.3
89. Jakeem Grant 66 34 26 8.5
90. Donovan Peoples-Jones 15 34 24 12.0
91. DaeSean Hamilton 57 34 40 11.7
92. Cedrick Wilson NA 33 39 9.3
93. Marquez Callaway NA 32 29 6.2
94. David Moore 5 32 34 10.5
95. Danny Amendola -8 31 38 7.8
96. Demarcus Robinson NA 31 36 9.6
97. Keelan Cole 32 30 57 10.5
98. Auden Tate 24 29 26 8.7
99. Devin Duvernay 16 29 13 5.6
100. Kenny Stills 6 28 34 12.5
101. Hunter Renfrow 7 28 38 8.8
102. Austin Mack 7 28 19 8.1
103. Braxton Berrios NA 28 37 7.6
104. Javon Wims NA 28 19 12.0
105. Andy Isabella 14 27 41 15.0
106. Greg Ward 8 25 29 5.1

 


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. Rob Gronkowski 68 66 54 11.1
2. Richard Rodgers 58 60 33 8.7
3. Dalton Schultz NA 56 42 6.9
4. Mike Gesicki 79 53 56 12.3
5. Darren Waller 79 53 53 6.2
6. Evan Engram 23 52 38 5.7
7. T.J. Hockenson 29 52 42 7.1
8. Logan Thomas 74 49 48 8.3
9. Travis Kelce NA 49 61 6.9
10. George Kittle NA 46 56 6.9
11. Hunter Henry 63 45 51 7.9
12. Tyler Higbee 76 43 31 8.0
13. Hayden Hurst NA 42 45 7.4
14. Noah Fant 29 41 45 6.8
15. Eric Ebron 40 41 42 7.8
16. Mark Andrews 48 37 54 9.2
17. Dallas Goedert 59 36 39 7.8
18. Jared Cook 26 36 44 10.2
19. Robert Tonyan 48 33 35 8.8
20. Dan Arnold 17 32 30 10.5
21. Jimmy Graham 22 29 36 6.3
22. Jordan Reed 45 29 29 6.0
23. Greg Olsen 39 28 29 7.9
24. Tyler Eifert 30 27 34 7.4
25. Gerald Everett 23 27 21 5.7
26. David Njoku NA 27 22 8.4
27. Trey Burton 16 25 31 6.9
28. Ross Dwelley 17 25 19 6.9
29. Jonnu Smith 54 25 29 6.2

 

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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.

Team Player Last Week Last 4 Season aDOT
ARI DeAndre Hopkins 138 108 88 9.0
ARI Christian Kirk 23 65 71 12.4
ARI Larry Fitzgerald 31 41 32 6.1
ARI Dan Arnold 17 32 30 10.5
ARI Andy Isabella 14 27 41 15.0
ATL Calvin Ridley NA 75 124 14.6
ATL Julio Jones NA 73 82 10.2
ATL Hayden Hurst NA 42 45 7.4
ATL Russell Gage NA 40 45 7.9
BAL Willie Snead 73 59 33 8.9
BAL Marquise Brown 106 52 92 15.1
BAL Mark Andrews 48 37 54 9.2
BAL Devin Duvernay 16 29 13 5.6
BUF Stefon Diggs 78 101 103 10.1
BUF John Brown 89 61 68 11.3
BUF Cole Beasley 94 52 50 7.5
BUF Gabriel Davis 32 47 42 13.4
CAR Robby Anderson 64 87 86 10.0
CAR D.J. Moore 114 72 86 12.4
CAR Curtis Samuel 20 39 34 6.4
CHI Darnell Mooney 1 94 79 14.2
CHI Allen Robinson 82 79 98 10.3
CHI Anthony Miller 90 70 59 10.3
CHI Jimmy Graham 22 29 36 6.3
CHI Javon Wims NA 28 19 12.0
CIN Tee Higgins 104 78 94 12.3
CIN A.J. Green 89 68 93 12.3
CIN Tyler Boyd 64 64 72 8.5
CIN Mike Thomas 26 38 21 8.8
CIN Auden Tate 24 29 26 8.7
CLE Rashard Higgins 64 61 42 13.2
CLE Jarvis Landry 55 46 53 8.6
CLE Donovan Peoples-Jones 15 34 24 12.0
CLE David Njoku NA 27 22 8.4
DAL CeeDee Lamb NA 69 77 10.2
DAL Michael Gallup NA 59 81 13.3
DAL Dalton Schultz NA 56 42 6.9
DAL Amari Cooper NA 52 79 8.6
DAL Cedrick Wilson NA 33 39 9.3
DEN Jerry Jeudy 135 137 109 14.2
DEN Tim Patrick 61 69 86 14.3
DEN KJ Hamler 75 52 62 9.7
DEN Noah Fant 29 41 45 6.8
DEN DaeSean Hamilton 57 34 40 11.7
DET Kenny Golladay NA 90 93 14.6
DET Marvin Jones 110 74 58 10.3
DET Marvin Hall 55 74 59 20.5
DET T.J. Hockenson 29 52 42 7.1
DET Danny Amendola -8 31 38 7.8
GB Davante Adams 70 120 106 9.0
GB Marquez Valdes-Scantling 95 53 86 17.2
GB Robert Tonyan 48 33 35 8.8
HOU Brandin Cooks 43 72 73 9.7
HOU Will Fuller 76 54 93 12.4
HOU Randall Cobb 41 44 36 7.1
HOU Kenny Stills 6 28 34 12.5
IND Marcus Johnson 36 63 68 17.0
IND Michael Pittman 54 55 38 8.1
IND Zach Pascal 15 36 46 9.3
IND Trey Burton 16 25 31 6.9
JAX D.J. Chark 63 118 97 13.4
JAX Chris Conley 41 48 49 10.4
JAX Keelan Cole 32 30 57 10.5
JAX Tyler Eifert 30 27 34 7.4
KC Tyreek Hill NA 150 110 13.8
KC Mecole Hardman NA 49 24 6.6
KC Travis Kelce NA 49 61 6.9
KC Demarcus Robinson NA 31 36 9.6
LA Josh Reynolds 101 109 68 12.8
LA Cooper Kupp 60 78 64 7.3
LA Tyler Higbee 76 43 31 8.0
LA Robert Woods 14 37 51 7.6
LA Gerald Everett 23 27 21 5.7
LAC Mike Williams 96 89 92 16.8
LAC Keenan Allen 46 75 84 8.1
LAC Jalen Guyton 34 57 53 18.9
LAC Tyron Johnson NA 47 49 48.7
LAC Hunter Henry 63 45 51 7.9
LV Nelson Agholor 45 67 45 14.0
LV Henry Ruggs 61 60 68 19.0
LV Darren Waller 79 53 53 6.2
LV Hunter Renfrow 7 28 38 8.8
MIA Preston Williams NA 66 64 14.5
MIA DeVante Parker 88 54 61 9.7
MIA Mike Gesicki 79 53 56 12.3
MIA Jakeem Grant 66 34 26 8.5
MIN Justin Jefferson 117 74 76 12.6
MIN Adam Thielen 66 53 94 13.1
NE Jakobi Meyers 51 111 90 11.9
NE Damiere Byrd NA 56 72 12.2
NO Michael Thomas 59 53 50 8.4
NO Tre'Quan Smith 5 36 36 9.1
NO Jared Cook 26 36 44 10.2
NO Marquez Callaway NA 32 29 6.2
NYG Darius Slayton 88 67 83 12.8
NYG Evan Engram 23 52 38 5.7
NYG Sterling Shepard 40 52 47 6.7
NYG Golden Tate 59 37 32 7.6
NYG Austin Mack 7 28 19 8.1
NYJ Denzel Mims NA 72 72 12.1
NYJ Breshad Perriman NA 66 61 12.8
NYJ Jeff Smith NA 52 84 12.7
NYJ Braxton Berrios NA 28 37 7.6
PHI Travis Fulgham 75 92 95 11.6
PHI Jalen Reagor 96 86 81 15.3
PHI John Hightower NA 61 76 22.3
PHI Richard Rodgers 58 60 33 8.7
PHI Dallas Goedert 59 36 39 7.8
PHI Greg Ward 8 25 29 5.1
PIT Chase Claypool 178 100 80 12.7
PIT Diontae Johnson 116 87 70 8.6
PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster 85 71 46 5.9
PIT Eric Ebron 40 41 42 7.8
SEA Tyler Lockett 156 136 99 11.3
SEA DK Metcalf 77 103 118 14.8
SEA David Moore 5 32 34 10.5
SEA Greg Olsen 39 28 29 7.9
SF Brandon Aiyuk 85 95 65 9.1
SF Richie James 63 92 92 10.2
SF George Kittle NA 46 56 6.9
SF Kendrick Bourne 33 37 46 9.2
SF Jordan Reed 45 29 29 6.0
SF Ross Dwelley 17 25 19 6.9
TB Antonio Brown 75 87 87 13.4
TB Scotty Miller -1 77 77 16.5
TB Mike Evans 96 68 68 10.9
TB Rob Gronkowski 68 66 54 11.1
TB Chris Godwin 45 65 56 8.2
TEN Corey Davis 62 79 71 10.3
TEN A.J. Brown 43 70 73 9.8
TEN Adam Humphries NA 41 50 9.7
TEN Jonnu Smith 54 25 29 6.2
WAS Terry McLaurin 68 80 94 9.8
WAS Logan Thomas 74 49 48 8.3
WAS Cam Sims 55 42 31 11.9

 


The Fantasy Usage Model: Week 11

Part 1: High Value RB Touches (Sunday Night)

Part 2: Targets Aren’t Created Equal (Monday Night)

Part 3: Air Yards Report (Monday Night)

Part 4: Fantasy Usage Model Notes (Tuesday)

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