Kansas City Chiefs: Pro Football Focus Rankings For Every Position After Week 7

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Wide Receiver

Oct 19, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) gains 40 yards on a pass play before he is stopped by San Diego Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall (31) in the third quarter of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receiver ratings can be deceiving for a number of reasons.

Say that a No. 2 receiver ranks higher than his No. 1 counterpart. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the former is better. It typically just means that he’s been more productive versus No. 2 corners than his peer has been against No. 1 options. (Obviously, in cases like the Seattle Seahawks, there are exceptions.)

Diving inside the numbers, Dwayne Bowe ranks No. 4 amongst wideouts in blocking. (Cue “But he’s a RECEIVER” comment in three…two…) Obviously, pass-catching is far and away the primary concern for wideouts, and blocking rarely stands out on live television. Having said that, when an offense rarely heaves it downfield and predominantly relies on quick decision-making and scheming to move the chains, the art of redirecting defenders is somewhat significant.

Surprisingly, Bowe also averages 3.6 yards per catch more than any other Chiefs wideout.

Also, at 87.5 percent, A.J. Jenkins leads the league in percentage of targets caught (seven receptions on eight passes). Your guess is as good as mine.

Bowe’s WR Ranking: No. 24 of 110

Avery’s WR Ranking: No. 51 of 110

Jenkins’ WR Ranking: No. 82 of 110

Hemingway’s WR Ranking: No. 87 of 110