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Fantasy Usage Model

Air Yards Report: Jakobi Meyers Pops in Week 9

by Hayden Winks
Updated On: November 10, 2020, 2:34 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 Last4Games
1. D.J. Chark 172 161 102 13.5 3
2. Jakobi Meyers 185 131 100 12.9 3
3. Tyler Lockett 83 129 92 10.5 3
4. Davante Adams 157 122 112 9.6 4
5. Jerry Jeudy 193 122 105 13.8 4
6. Tyreek Hill 223 115 110 13.8 4
7. Tim Patrick 96 113 89 14.9 3
8. Darnell Mooney 117 112 88 14.7 4
9. DK Metcalf 114 111 124 14.5 3
10. Stefon Diggs 131 110 106 10.5 4
11. Josh Reynolds NA 108 64 13.5 3
12. Travis Fulgham NA 102 99 11.3 3
13. Marcus Johnson 105 101 74 16.1 3
14. Kenny Golladay NA 100 93 14.6 3
15. Cooper Kupp NA 98 64 7.1 3
16. Terry McLaurin 60 94 97 10.1 3
17. Robby Anderson 107 91 88 9.9 4
18. Breshad Perriman 114 88 61 12.8 3
19. Will Fuller 35 88 95 12.8 3
20. Mike Williams 80 87 92 16.5 3
21. Scotty Miller 58 86 87 16.9 4
22. Robert Woods NA 85 55 8.2 3
23. Corey Davis 58 85 72 10.3 3
24. Keenan Allen 65 85 88 8.2 3
25. A.J. Green NA 84 94 11.9 3
26. John Hightower NA 84 76 22.3 3
27. A.J. Brown 122 82 78 9.7 4
28. Olamide Zaccheaus 145 82 63 13.6 2
29. DeAndre Hopkins 25 81 82 8.6 3
30. Justin Jefferson 88 81 71 12.8 3
31. Keelan Cole 41 81 60 11.5 3
32. Brandon Aiyuk NA 80 62 10.1 3
33. Brandin Cooks 117 78 77 10.3 3
34. Diontae Johnson 69 77 63 8.2 3
35. CeeDee Lamb 130 75 77 10.2 4
36. Nelson Agholor 71 74 45 14.5 3
37. Julio Jones 45 74 82 10.2 4
38. D.J. Moore 17 73 83 12.0 4
39. Allen Robinson 77 73 100 10.4 4
40. Christian Kirk 104 72 78 13.7 3
41. Denzel Mims 145 72 72 12.1 3
42. Marvin Hall 79 71 59 20.8 4
43. Tyler Boyd NA 71 73 8.6 3
44. Tee Higgins NA 70 92 12.4 3
45. Calvin Ridley NA 68 124 14.6 3
46. Chase Claypool 129 67 68 11.6 4
47. Michael Gallup 77 65 81 13.3 4
48. Jalen Guyton 43 65 55 23.1 3
49. Preston Williams 79 65 64 14.5 3
50. Damiere Byrd 106 62 72 12.2 4
51. Marquez Valdes-Scantling 55 62 85 17.4 4
52. Zach Pascal 29 62 50 10.1 3
53. Chris Godwin 90 62 58 8.3 3
54. Jamison Crowder 24 62 84 8.7 2
55. Darius Slayton 6 61 83 12.9 4
56. Henry Ruggs 74 59 69 19.8 3
57. Jeff Smith NA 57 84 12.7 3
58. Marvin Jones 31 57 52 10.1 4
59. Sterling Shepard 27 56 49 6.8 3
60. Michael Pittman 108 55 35 8.7 2
61. John Brown 89 55 65 11.4 3
62. Adam Thielen 84 54 98 13.5 3
63. Amari Cooper 58 53 79 8.6 4
64. JuJu Smith-Schuster 50 53 41 5.8 4
65. Andy Isabella 26 51 45 15.1 3
66. DeVante Parker 74 50 57 9.3 3
67. Rashard Higgins NA 50 37 12.4 3
68. Mike Evans 55 47 65 11.3 4
69. Tyron Johnson 50 47 49 48.7 2
70. Tre'Quan Smith 21 47 39 9.3 3
71. Anthony Miller 59 46 55 10.0 4
72. Adam Humphries NA 45 50 9.7 3
73. Byron Pringle NA 45 33 14.3 2
74. Curtis Samuel 60 45 36 6.7 3
75. KJ Hamler 102 44 59 10.5 3
76. Cole Beasley 33 44 46 7.6 4
77. Russell Gage 74 44 45 7.9 4
78. Marquise Brown 45 41 91 14.8 3
79. Willie Snead 19 41 28 8.5 3
80. Kalif Raymond NA 41 43 17.9 2
81. David Moore 77 40 38 11.5 3
82. Jarvis Landry NA 40 53 8.4 3
83. Larry Fitzgerald 55 40 32 6.1 3
84. Gabriel Davis 54 40 43 13.7 4
85. Mecole Hardman 44 39 24 6.6 4
86. Kendrick Bourne NA 38 48 9.5 3
87. Demarcus Robinson 26 38 36 9.6 4
88. Chris Conley 43 37 50 11.6 3
89. Danny Amendola 46 36 44 8.6 4
90. Mike Thomas NA 36 20 8.3 2
91. Randall Cobb 13 36 36 6.9 3
92. James Washington 41 36 36 9.5 4
93. Hunter Renfrow 56 35 42 9.1 3
94. Auden Tate NA 32 26 9.4 2
95. Cedrick Wilson 11 32 39 9.3 3
96. Braxton Berrios 3 32 37 7.6 4
97. Marquez Callaway 8 32 29 6.2 2
98. Cam Sims 53 31 25 12.5 3
99. Equanimeous St. Brown NA 31 31 12.4 2
100. Julian Edelman NA 30 67 10.3 2
101. Donovan Peoples-Jones NA 29 29 14.3 2
102. DaeSean Hamilton 7 28 37 12.4 4
103. Javon Wims NA 28 19 12.0 2
104. Greg Ward NA 27 32 5.6 3
105. Austin Mack 49 25 25 8.3 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 Last 4 Games
1. Rob Gronkowski 63 72 53 10.3 4
2. Evan Engram 61 54 40 5.6 4
3. T.J. Hockenson 60 53 44 7.1 4
4. Travis Kelce 63 53 61 6.9 4
5. George Kittle NA 52 56 6.9 3
6. Dalton Schultz 60 46 42 6.9 4
7. Noah Fant 5 45 47 7.2 3
8. Darren Waller 76 45 50 5.6 3
9. Richard Rodgers NA 44 28 7.8 2
10. Dan Arnold 15 40 32 12.1 2
11. Hunter Henry 56 39 49 7.6 3
12. Jared Cook 31 39 46 10.1 3
13. Eric Ebron 30 38 43 8.0 4
14. Logan Thomas 36 38 45 7.8 3
15. Hayden Hurst 40 37 45 7.4 4
16. Mike Gesicki 39 37 53 11.8 3
17. Darren Fells 16 34 23 7.5 2
18. Trey Burton 37 33 34 7.1 3
19. Jimmy Graham 14 32 37 6.1 4
20. Mo Alie-Cox 33 31 27 9.1 2
21. Anthony Firkser 20 29 30 6.8 4
22. Albert Okwuegbunam 4 29 29 7.7 4
23. Gerald Everett NA 29 21 5.4 3
24. Ross Dwelley 28 29 20 6.6 2
25. Robert Tonyan 5 28 33 8.3 4
26. Mark Andrews 18 27 55 9.9 3
27. Tyler Higbee NA 26 24 6.8 2

 


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 Last4Games
ARI DeAndre Hopkins 25 81 82 8.6 3
ARI Christian Kirk 104 72 78 13.7 3
ARI Andy Isabella 26 51 45 15.1 3
ARI Larry Fitzgerald 55 40 32 6.1 3
ARI Dan Arnold 15 40 32 12.1 2
ATL Olamide Zaccheaus 145 82 63 13.6 2
ATL Julio Jones 45 74 82 10.2 4
ATL Calvin Ridley NA 68 124 14.6 3
ATL Russell Gage 74 44 45 7.9 4
ATL Hayden Hurst 40 37 45 7.4 4
BAL Marquise Brown 45 41 91 14.8 3
BAL Willie Snead 19 41 28 8.5 3
BAL Mark Andrews 18 27 55 9.9 3
BUF Stefon Diggs 131 110 106 10.5 4
BUF John Brown 89 55 65 11.4 3
BUF Cole Beasley 33 44 46 7.6 4
BUF Gabriel Davis 54 40 43 13.7 4
CAR Robby Anderson 107 91 88 9.9 4
CAR D.J. Moore 17 73 83 12.0 4
CAR Curtis Samuel 60 45 36 6.7 3
CHI Darnell Mooney 117 112 88 14.7 4
CHI Allen Robinson 77 73 100 10.4 4
CHI Anthony Miller 59 46 55 10.0 4
CHI Jimmy Graham 14 32 37 6.1 4
CHI Javon Wims NA 28 19 12.0 2
CIN A.J. Green NA 84 94 11.9 3
CIN Tyler Boyd NA 71 73 8.6 3
CIN Tee Higgins NA 70 92 12.4 3
CIN Mike Thomas NA 36 20 8.3 2
CIN Auden Tate NA 32 26 9.4 2
CLE Rashard Higgins NA 50 37 12.4 3
CLE Jarvis Landry NA 40 53 8.4 3
CLE Donovan Peoples-Jones NA 29 29 14.3 2
DAL CeeDee Lamb 130 75 77 10.2 4
DAL Michael Gallup 77 65 81 13.3 4
DAL Amari Cooper 58 53 79 8.6 4
DAL Dalton Schultz 60 46 42 6.9 4
DAL Cedrick Wilson 11 32 39 9.3 3
DEN Jerry Jeudy 193 122 105 13.8 4
DEN Tim Patrick 96 113 89 14.9 3
DEN Noah Fant 5 45 47 7.2 3
DEN KJ Hamler 102 44 59 10.5 3
DEN Albert Okwuegbunam 4 29 29 7.7 4
DEN DaeSean Hamilton 7 28 37 12.4 4
DET Kenny Golladay NA 100 93 14.6 3
DET Marvin Hall 79 71 59 20.8 4
DET Marvin Jones 31 57 52 10.1 4
DET T.J. Hockenson 60 53 44 7.1 4
DET Danny Amendola 46 36 44 8.6 4
GB Davante Adams 157 122 112 9.6 4
GB Marquez Valdes-Scantling 55 62 85 17.4 4
GB Equanimeous St. Brown NA 31 31 12.4 2
GB Robert Tonyan 5 28 33 8.3 4
HOU Will Fuller 35 88 95 12.8 3
HOU Brandin Cooks 117 78 77 10.3 3
HOU Randall Cobb 13 36 36 6.9 3
HOU Darren Fells 16 34 23 7.5 2
IND Marcus Johnson 105 101 74 16.1 3
IND Zach Pascal 29 62 50 10.1 3
IND Michael Pittman 108 55 35 8.7 2
IND Trey Burton 37 33 34 7.1 3
IND Mo Alie-Cox 33 31 27 9.1 2
JAX D.J. Chark 172 161 102 13.5 3
JAX Keelan Cole 41 81 60 11.5 3
JAX Chris Conley 43 37 50 11.6 3
KC Tyreek Hill 223 115 110 13.8 4
KC Travis Kelce 63 53 61 6.9 4
KC Byron Pringle NA 45 33 14.3 2
KC Mecole Hardman 44 39 24 6.6 4
KC Demarcus Robinson 26 38 36 9.6 4
LA Josh Reynolds NA 108 64 13.5 3
LA Cooper Kupp NA 98 64 7.1 3
LA Robert Woods NA 85 55 8.2 3
LA Gerald Everett NA 29 21 5.4 3
LA Tyler Higbee NA 26 24 6.8 2
LAC Mike Williams 80 87 92 16.5 3
LAC Keenan Allen 65 85 88 8.2 3
LAC Jalen Guyton 43 65 55 23.1 3
LAC Tyron Johnson 50 47 49 48.7 2
LAC Hunter Henry 56 39 49 7.6 3
LV Nelson Agholor 71 74 45 14.5 3
LV Henry Ruggs 74 59 69 19.8 3
LV Darren Waller 76 45 50 5.6 3
LV Hunter Renfrow 56 35 42 9.1 3
MIA Preston Williams 79 65 64 14.5 3
MIA DeVante Parker 74 50 57 9.3 3
MIA Mike Gesicki 39 37 53 11.8 3
MIN Justin Jefferson 88 81 71 12.8 3
MIN Adam Thielen 84 54 98 13.5 3
NE Jakobi Meyers 185 131 100 12.9 3
NE Damiere Byrd 106 62 72 12.2 4
NE Julian Edelman NA 30 67 10.3 2
NO Tre'Quan Smith 21 47 39 9.3 3
NO Jared Cook 31 39 46 10.1 3
NO Marquez Callaway 8 32 29 6.2 2
NYG Darius Slayton 6 61 83 12.9 4
NYG Sterling Shepard 27 56 49 6.8 3
NYG Evan Engram 61 54 40 5.6 4
NYG Austin Mack 49 25 25 8.3 2
NYJ Breshad Perriman 114 88 61 12.8 3
NYJ Denzel Mims 145 72 72 12.1 3
NYJ Jamison Crowder 24 62 84 8.7 2
NYJ Jeff Smith NA 57 84 12.7 3
NYJ Braxton Berrios 3 32 37 7.6 4
PHI Travis Fulgham NA 102 99 11.3 3
PHI John Hightower NA 84 76 22.3 3
PHI Richard Rodgers NA 44 28 7.8 2
PHI Greg Ward NA 27 32 5.6 3
PIT Diontae Johnson 69 77 63 8.2 3
PIT Chase Claypool 129 67 68 11.6 4
PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster 50 53 41 5.8 4
PIT Eric Ebron 30 38 43 8.0 4
PIT James Washington 41 36 36 9.5 4
SEA Tyler Lockett 83 129 92 10.5 3
SEA DK Metcalf 114 111 124 14.5 3
SEA David Moore 77 40 38 11.5 3
SF Brandon Aiyuk NA 80 62 10.1 3
SF George Kittle NA 52 56 6.9 3
SF Kendrick Bourne NA 38 48 9.5 3
SF Ross Dwelley 28 29 20 6.6 2
TB Scotty Miller 58 86 87 16.9 4
TB Rob Gronkowski 63 72 53 10.3 4
TB Chris Godwin 90 62 58 8.3 3
TB Mike Evans 55 47 65 11.3 4
TEN Corey Davis 58 85 72 10.3 3
TEN A.J. Brown 122 82 78 9.7 4
TEN Adam Humphries NA 45 50 9.7 3
TEN Kalif Raymond NA 41 43 17.9 2
TEN Anthony Firkser 20 29 30 6.8 4
WAS Terry McLaurin 60 94 97 10.1 3
WAS Logan Thomas 36 38 45 7.8 3
WAS Cam Sims 53 31 25 12.5 3

 


The Fantasy Usage Model: Week 10

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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