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Player Receiving First Downs and First Down %: 2016 NFL Season

Player Receiving First Downs represent the number of receptions that resulted in a first down, and First Down % represent the percentage of all catches by a player that result in a first down.  League leaders in Receiving First Downs generally have in the neighborhood of 70 in any given year.  The majority of all successful receptions result in first downs, so most players have a First Down % of at least 50%.  A notable exception to this is running backs who catch a lot of short passes out of the backfield, as they’re more likely to have receptions that for 5-8 yards, on average, and are much less likely to result in a first down.


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