Falcons look to improve YAC

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Falcons WR Roddy White led the team with 392 yards after the catch last season, followed by Tony Gonzalez at 240. But White averaged just 4.6 after the catch and Gonzalez average just 2.9. Michael Jenkins had 126 yards after the catch, but averaged just 2.5 yards after the catch.

In 2008, Harry Douglas averaged 5.0 yards after the catch as a rookie.

For receivers with more than 50 catches last season, Dallas wide receiver Miles Austin led the league in YAC Average at 7.6 yards. Green Bay’s Greg Jennings was second at 7.1 and Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson was third at 6.8.

For tight ends with more than 50 catches last season, San Diego’s Antonio Gates led the league in YAC average at 6.6. Philadelphia’s Brent Celek was second at 6.0 and Pittsburgh’s Heath Miller was third at 5.8.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's not a shock that most of those names among the leaders in YAC were at least very good fantasy players. Just something else to think about when putting together your rankings.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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