NFL Research: Who are the top deep threats in the league?

With the season reaching its midway point, NFL Research takes a look at which wide receivers are leading the NFL in deep catches.

Amari Cooper

-Amari Cooper is tied for the NFL lead with 16 receptions of 15+ air yards this season

-Cooper had 19 receptions of 15+ air yards last season (T-12th in NFL)

Antonio Brown

-Antonio Brown is tied with Cooper for the most receptions of 15+ air yards this season (16)

-Brown had 34 receptions of 15+ air yards last season (1st in NFL)

A.J. Green

**-A.J. Green leads the NFL with seven receptions of 25+ air yards in eight games played

-Green had seven receptions of 25+ air yards in 16 games last season (T-8th in NFL)

-Green also ranks third in the NFL (behind Cooper and Brown) with 15 receptions of 15+ air yards

Chris Hogan

-Chris Hogan has three receptions of 40+ air yards this season (T-3rd in NFL with A.J. Green)

-Prior to this season, Hogan had 0 receptions of 40+ air yards (on 1 target) in 48 career games

Sammie Coates

-Sammie Coates ties for the NFL lead with four receptions of 40+ air yards this season

-Coates also ranks third in the NFL with six receptions of 25+ air yards

Julio Jones

-Julio Jones is tied with Coates with four receptions of 40+ air yards this season

-Jones also ranks second in the NFL with six receptions of 25+ air yards

Overall rankings

Most 15+ air yard receptions

  1. Amari Cooper: 16
  2. Antonio Brown: 16
  3. A.J. Green: 15
  4. Brandon Marshall: 14
  5. T.Y. Hilton: 14

Most 25+ air yard receptions

  1. A.J. Green: 7
  2. Julio Jones: 6
  3. Sammie Coates: 6
  4. Five players tied: 5

Most 40+ air yard receptions

  1. Sammie Coates: 4
  2. Julio Jones: 4
  3. Chris Hogan: 3
  4. A.J. Green: 3

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