2019 “Yards Per Catch” Ratings

2019 YPC RECEIVING GRADES

YARDS PER CATCH (YPC) RECEIVER RATINGS

The yards per catch ratings are used to better differentiate those WR’s who stretch the field versus those which are possession/ short yardage receivers or receivers such as RB’s who catch the ball on short passes coming out of the back field.

These adjustments are for Short and Medium Passes only unless specifically indicated below. Call the pass play as usual and determine the Index in the traditional manner using the team’s index and the player’s receiving grade. If the pass is complete consult the Ypc rating of the receiver’s card. Receivers will have a grade that will look like the following:

   M 2-8 (+3), 52

 The “M” indicates that the Medium Pass Board may be used on certain play results. An “S” would indicate the Short Pass Board and an “E” would leave the play as called.

The 2-8 represents the play results that will trigger the use of the yardage on the Medium Pass Boards. Completions on PRN 9 or higher would keep the original pass call.

The (+3) represents the yardage adjustment on ALL completions to the respective receiver whether the play called was a Screen, Short, Medium or Long pass.

The 52 is the receiver’s LONG GAIN for that season. This number comes into use on play results 1 or 2 (see rules below) AND is the limit to gains on the Screen Pass Boards.

So if a Short Pass was called and play result “7” is a completion to a receiver with a rating of  M 2-8 (+3), 52,  you would use the yardage on the Medium Pass Boards for PRN 7 PLUS 3 yards. If the pass is complete on PRN 9 rather than 7, the yardage on the Short Pass Boards (since this was the original play call) would be used PLUS 3 yards.

The opposite is true if the receiver has a rating beginning with “S” on a Medium Pass. If the receiver has a rating beginning with “E” then use the yardage on the play as called PLUS or MINUS any yardage adjustments. Play results 1 or 2 require some additional rules:

Short Passes

Play Result 1. On plays that are > 48 yards, limit the play to 48 yards plus/minus the receiver’s yardage adjustment OR the receiver’s actual long WHICHEVER IS GREATER. For plays of 48 yards or less use the board result. Revision: If the receiver is M-rated, this is an automatic TD regardless of where on the field it occurs.

 Play Result 2. On plays that are > 38 yards, limit the play to 38 yards plus/minus receiver’s yardage adjustment OR the receiver’s actual long WHICHEVER IS GREATER. For plays of 38 yards or less use the board result +/- any yardage adjustment. (Don’t make this yardage adjustment on automatic TD’s). Revision: If the receiver is M-rated and the board result is a TD, treat it as a TD regardless of where on the field it occurs.

Medium/Long Passes
Play Results 1 or 2. 
On plays that are > 50 yards limit the play to 50 yards plus/minus receiver’s yardage adjustment OR the receiver’s actual long WHICHEVER IS GREATER. A Long Pass may only be attempted to a receiver with an E or M rating. For plays of 50 yards or less use the board result. Revision: If the receiver is either M or E-rated and the board result is a TD, treat it as a TD regardless of where on the field it occurs.

YES, a receiver may have a gain that is greater than his actual long. NO, an incomplete pass cannot be converted to a completion using the receiver’s YPC rating.

“Yards per Catch” Demo | Oguard62

Yards per Catch (YPC) Demo | Oguard62

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