The rest of the routes @ PFF
Out routes (min 15 targets) – League average wide receiver rating: 83.7
1. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons – 138.6 wide receiver rating
There were 1,828 out routes thrown last season, compared to 1,197 slants, 899 quick outs and 862 wide receiver screens, so we’re raising the threshold here up to 15 minimum targets with this route. There were 36 receivers in 2017 who were targeted at least 15 times on out routes, among that group Sanu led them all in WR rating. He hauled in 20-of-25 targets for 194 yards, eight first downs and three touchdowns and with two of the five incompletions deemed uncatchable.
2. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts – 127.7
3. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers – 127.3
4. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints – 122.0
5. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins – 119.3
Corner routes (min 5 targets) – League average wide receiver rating: 101.6
1. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings – 158.3 wide receiver rating
Corner routes were only thrown 425 times last season, just 26 receivers saw at least five targets on the route. Diggs was one of those receivers and he’s the first guy on this list to produce a perfect rating on an individual route. The Vikings’ receiver hauled in all six of his targets for a total of 208 yards, one first down and four touchdowns on corner routes.
2. Travis Benjamin, Los Angeles Chargers – 143.8
3. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins – 141.4
4. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers – 118.8
5. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals – 118.8
Crossing routes (min 15 targets) – League average wide receiver rating: 95.2
1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots – 143.1 wide receiver rating
The second-most popular route of 2017, there were 2,073 crossing routes attempted last season with 39 players seeing at least 15 targets on the route. Gronk hauled in 21-of-27 targets on crossing routes last year for a total of 335 yards, 17 first downs, and two touchdowns. All six of the incompletions were deemed uncatchable.
2. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers – 142.4
3. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints – 132.1
4. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots – 129.4
5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks – 129.4