2021 Random Cowboys Stuff Thread

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That's a lot harder. Probably B. Averaging less than 10 yards per catch is a little rough when you factor in the inherent dangers of passing the ball. I'd want to know more context though, like number of targets.
So, let's do targets...

There is a reason the coaches decided to go with the JAG that could only get 12 yards per catch.
Yeah that's a tough one, I'd have to know how many targets those guys got. We talking close to equal or did Receiver A get far more throws?
Targets...let's talk targets. What's the breakeven difference in Catch % in exchange for higher YPC? You'd expect a lower YPC WR to have high a higher Catch %, but at what point do you take the higher YPC WR -- 7%, 15%, 25%?

Example 1
Receiver A: 125 rec, 1405 yards (11.2 YPC) (2018 Michael Thomas)...147 Targets, 85% catch
Receiver B: 87 rec, 1646 yards (18.9 YPC) (2013 Josh Gordon)...159 Targets, 55%

Example 2
Receiver A: 107 rec, 1023 yards (9.6 YPC) (2016 Larry Fitzgerald)...150 Targets, 71%
Receiver B: 60 rec, 1257 yards (21.0 YPC) (2010 Mike Wallace)...98 Targets, 61%

Example 3
Receiver A: 127 rec, 1535 yards (12.1 YPC) (2020 Stefon Diggs)...166 Targets, 77%
Receiver B: 98 rec, 1519 yards (15.5 YPC) (2014 Jordy Nelson)...151 Targets, 65%

Example 4
Receiver A: 110 rec, 1157 yards (10.5 YPC) (2015 Jarvis Landry)...166 Targets, 66%
Receiver B: 57 rec, 966 yards (16.9 YPC) (2017 T.Y. Hilton)...109 Targets, 52%

Example 5
Receiver A: 85 rec, 936 yards (11.0 YPC) (2014 Andre Johnson)...146 Targets, 58%
Receiver B: 65 rec, 1128 yards (17.4 YPC) (2013 Torrey Smith)...137 Targets, 47%

Example 6
  • 97 rec, 831 yards (8.6 YPC) (2020 Juju Smith-Schuster)...128 Targets, 76%
  • 52 rec, 856 yards (16.5 YPC) (2020 Jerry Jeudy)...113 Targets, 46%
 

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Example 1
Receiver A: 125 rec, 1405 yards (11.2 YPC) (2018 Michael Thomas)...147 Targets, 85% catch
Receiver B: 87 rec, 1646 yards (18.9 YPC) (2013 Josh Gordon)...159 Targets, 55%

A hands down. The catch percentage makes this an easy choice, although I believe I'd have taken A anyway.



Example 2
Receiver A: 107 rec, 1023 yards (9.6 YPC) (2016 Larry Fitzgerald)...150 Targets, 71%
Receiver B: 60 rec, 1257 yards (21.0 YPC) (2010 Mike Wallace)...98 Targets, 61%

That 9.6 ypc sticks in my craw so I'd take B here, though I think this is close.



Example 3
Receiver A: 127 rec, 1535 yards (12.1 YPC) (2020 Stefon Diggs)...166 Targets, 77%
Receiver B: 98 rec, 1519 yards (15.5 YPC) (2014 Jordy Nelson)...151 Targets, 65%
A all the way. Another easy one.




Example 4
Receiver A: 110 rec, 1157 yards (10.5 YPC) (2015 Jarvis Landry)...166 Targets, 66%
Receiver B: 57 rec, 966 yards (16.9 YPC) (2017 T.Y. Hilton)...109 Targets, 52%

Another easy one. A. Give me the guy who catches more balls and a higher percentage of those. Easy.
 

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Example 5
Receiver A: 85 rec, 936 yards (11.0 YPC) (2014 Andre Johnson)...146 Targets, 58%
Receiver B: 65 rec, 1128 yards (17.4 YPC) (2013 Torrey Smith)...137 Targets, 47%

B caught less than 50 percent of passes. Ewww. Under no circumstances would I want B.

A all the way. Another easy choice.




Example 6
  • 97 rec, 831 yards (8.6 YPC) (2020 Juju Smith-Schuster)...128 Targets, 76%
  • 52 rec, 856 yards (16.5 YPC) (2020 Jerry Jeudy)...113 Targets, 46%

Again, less than 50 percent catch rate. No way. Hell no.

As an aside, I didn't realize Jeidy caught less than 50 percent of passes. Doesn't bode well for him.
 

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Targets...let's talk targets. What's the breakeven difference in Catch % in exchange for higher YPC? You'd expect a lower YPC WR to have high a higher Catch %, but at what point do you take the higher YPC WR -- 7%, 15%, 25%?

Example 1
Receiver A: 125 rec, 1405 yards (11.2 YPC) (2018 Michael Thomas)...147 Targets, 85% catch
Receiver B: 87 rec, 1646 yards (18.9 YPC) (2013 Josh Gordon)...159 Targets, 55%

Example 2
Receiver A: 107 rec, 1023 yards (9.6 YPC) (2016 Larry Fitzgerald)...150 Targets, 71%
Receiver B: 60 rec, 1257 yards (21.0 YPC) (2010 Mike Wallace)...98 Targets, 61%

Example 3
Receiver A: 127 rec, 1535 yards (12.1 YPC) (2020 Stefon Diggs)...166 Targets, 77%
Receiver B: 98 rec, 1519 yards (15.5 YPC) (2014 Jordy Nelson)...151 Targets, 65%

Example 4
Receiver A: 110 rec, 1157 yards (10.5 YPC) (2015 Jarvis Landry)...166 Targets, 66%
Receiver B: 57 rec, 966 yards (16.9 YPC) (2017 T.Y. Hilton)...109 Targets, 52%

Example 5
Receiver A: 85 rec, 936 yards (11.0 YPC) (2014 Andre Johnson)...146 Targets, 58%
Receiver B: 65 rec, 1128 yards (17.4 YPC) (2013 Torrey Smith)...137 Targets, 47%

Example 6
  • 97 rec, 831 yards (8.6 YPC) (2020 Juju Smith-Schuster)...128 Targets, 76%
  • 52 rec, 856 yards (16.5 YPC) (2020 Jerry Jeudy)...113 Targets, 46%
Just do yds/target, the higher average should win out every time right?
 

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I wonder of the interest in Hooker is indicative of Kazee's play.
 
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