by Rivers McCown
We have run receiving plus-minus as a seasonal overview every offseason since 2015. In 2016, hitched to Drew Brees, Michael Thomas was third in receiving plus-minus. In 2017, he led the NFL. This year, hey, guess who gets a repeat?
Receiving plus-minus is a stat we annually track to help provide context to catch rate. Given the location of a quarterback's passes, it compares a receiver's catch rate in each area to historical baselines. This stat does not consider passes listed as "Thrown Away," "Tipped at Line," or "Quarterback Hit in Motion" by Sports Info Solutions charting.