NFL Yearly Leaders - Receiving Average

The following is a list of the NFL yearly receiving leaders ranked by receiving average. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Leaders based on 30 receptions

      Receiving
Year Player Team Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
2018 T. Hill KC 34 567 16.7 75t 6
2017 M. Jones Det 61 1,101 18.0 58 9
2016 D. Jackson Was 56 1,005 17.9 80t 4
2015 T. Smith SF 33 663 20.1 76t 4
2014 D. Jackson Was 56 1,169 20.9 81t 6
2013 K. Stills NO 32 641 20.0 76t 5
2012 V. Jackson TB 72 1,384 19.2 95 8
2011 M. Floyd SD 43 856 19.9 52t 5
2010 D. Jackson Phi 47 1,056 22.5 91t 6
2009 M. Wallace Pit 39 756 19.4 60t 6
2008 D. Henderson NO 32 793 24.8 84t 3
2007 S. Holmes Pit 52 942 18.1 83 8
2006 D. Henderson NO 32 745 23.3 76t 5
2005 A. Lelie Den 42 770 18.3 56 1
2004 A. Lelie Den 54 1,084 20.1 58 7
2003 J. Galloway Dal 34 672 19.8 64 2
2002 Q. Morgan Cle 56 964 17.2 78t 7
2001 C. Chambers Mia 48 883 18.4 74t 7
2000 T. Holt Stl 82 1,635 19.9 85t 6
1999 T. Dwight Atl 32 669 20.9 60t 7
1998 S. Jefferson NE 34 771 22.7 61t 2
1997 J. McKnight Sea 34 637 18.7 60t 6
1996 H. Ellard Was 52 1,014 19.5 51 2
1995 C. Sanders Hou 35 823 23.5 76t 9
1994 A. Harper Dal 33 821 24.9 90 8
1993 J. Jett LAR 33 771 23.4 74t 3
1992 W. Davis KC 36 756 21.0 74t 3
1991 M. Haynes Atl 50 1,122 22.4 80t 11
1990 W. Anderson LA 51 1,097 21.5 55t 4
1989 W. Anderson LA 44 1,146 26.0 78t 5
1988 M. Fernandez LAR 31 805 26.0 85t 4
1987 A. Carter Min 38 922 24.3 73t 7
1986 C. Burkett Buf 34 778 22.9 84t 4
1985 S. Paige KC 43 943 21.9 84t 10
1984 J. Lofton GB 62 1,361 22.0 79t 7
1983 J. Lofton GB 58 1,300 22.4 74t 8
1982 C. Brown Was 32 690 21.6 78t 8
1981 S. Morgan NE 44 1,029 23.4 76t 6
1980 S. Morgan NE 45 991 22.0 71 6
1979 S. Morgan NE 44 1,002 22.8 63t 12
1978 W. Walker NYJ 48 1,169 24.4 77t 8
1977 W. Walker NYJ 35 740 21.1 87t 3
1976 R. Carr Bal 43 1,112 25.9 79t 11
1975 I. Curtis Cin 44 934 21.2 55 7
1974 I. Curtis Cin 30 633 21.1 77t 10
1973 R. Shanklin Pit 30 711 23.7 67 10
1972 J. Gilliam Min 47 1,035 22.0 66t 7
1971 B. Hayes Dal 35 840 24.0 85t 8
1970 B. Hayes Dal 34 889 26.1 89t 10
1969 W. Wells (AFL) Oak 47 1,260 26.8 80t 14
  L. Rentzel (NFL) Dal 43 960 22.3 75t 12
1968 D. Maynard (AFL) NYJ 57 1,297 22.8 87t 10
  H. Jones (NFL) NYG 45 1,057 23.5 84 7
1967 F. Biletnikoff (AFL) Oak 40 876 21.9 72 5
  H. Jones (NFL) NYG 49 1,209 24.7 70t 13
1966 O. Taylor (AFL) KC 58 1,297 22.4 89 8
  R. Jefferson (NFL) Pit 32 772 24.1 84t 4
1965 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 69 1,602 23.2 85t 14
  B. Hayes (NFL) Dal 46 1,003 21.8 82t 12
1964 E. Dubenion (AFL) Buf 42 1,139 27.1 72 10
  J. Orr (NFL) Bal 40 867 21.7 69 6
1963 C. Daniels (AFL) Oak 30 685 22.8 73 5
  B. Dial (NFL) Pit 60 1,295 21.6 83t 9
1962 J. Colclough (AFL) Bos 40 868 21.7 78t 10
  F. Clarke (NFL) Dal 47 1,043 22.2 66t 14
1961 B. Groman (AFL) Hou 50 1,175 23.5 80t 17
  F. Clarke (NFL) Dal 41 919 22.4 80t 9
1960 B. Groman (AFL) Hou 72 1,473 20.5 92t 12
  B. Dial (NFL) Pit 40 972 24.3 70t 9
1959 M. McGee GB 30 695 23.2 81t 5
1958 J. Orr Pit 33 910 27.6 78t 7
1957 D. Brewster Cle 30 614 20.5 56 2
1956 H. Hill Chi 47 1,128 24.0 79 11
1955 H. Hill Chi 42 789 18.8 86 9
1954 H. Hill Chi 45 1,124 25.0 76 12
1953 H. Taylor Was 35 703 20.1 71 8
1952 H. Taylor Was 41 961 23.4 70 12
1951 E. Hirsch LA 66 1,495 22.7 91 17
1950 H. Taylor Was 39 833 21.4 70 9