IRVING, Texas – There’s an old adage that gets tossed around a lot when talking about wide receivers. The ones with good hands get described as players who “catch everything that is thrown their way.”
In fact, through six games of the season, Beasley and Williams are the two best wide receivers in the NFL in terms of catching passes when targeted.
Among players with at least 10 targets this year, Beasley has the highest reception percentage among NFL wide receivers at 92.3 percent. He’s caught 12 of the 13 passes thrown in his direction. His only miss occurred in last week’s win over Washington when
Overall, Beasley ranks third in the NFL, and he’s the only wide receiver among the list’s top 10. The next receiver is Williams, who actually might be even more impressive than Beasley because of his 17.2-yard average per catch.
Of all receivers with at least 10 targets, Williams’ average per catch is the highest of the top 15 players.
Williams has come on strong the last three weeks with
More importantly, and just like Beasley, he’s catching the passes that are thrown his way.
Rec/Target Pct. Yds/Catch
Cole Beasley 12-13 92.33 9.6
Terrance Williams 18-21 85.7 17.2
Nate Burleson 19-23 82.6 12.6
Antonio Brown 41-53 77.4 12.1
Demaryius Thomas 37-49 75.5 14.3
Doug Baldwin 21-28 75.0 16.4
Keenan Allen 23-31 74.2 14.4
Wes Welker 37-50 74.0 10.2
Brandon Gibson 24-33 72.7 11.8
Cordarrelle Patterson 8-11 72.7 10.6