Albert Wilson: I’m the best yards after catch WR in the league

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Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson turned a pair of Brock Osweiler passes into long touchdowns in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s 31-28 overtime win over the Bears.

The first was a screen that Wilson caught behind the line of scrimmage and took 43 yards for a score and the second was a nine-yard gain through the air before Wilson sprinted 66 yards into the end zone. Both showed off Wilson’s ability to pick up yards after the catch and Wilson feels confident that he’s better than any other wideout when it comes to turning short passes into big gains.

“I’m the best YAC receiver in the league, for sure,” Wilson said, via ESPN.com. “Team is looking for me to make those plays. That’s what I’m here for.”

The stats so far this season support Wilson’s claim. He’s averaging nearly 15 yards after the catch and has the most yards after the catch of any wideout in the league. That’s been a big bonus for the Dolphins offense and it’s making their decision to sign Wilson look like one of their savviest moves of the offseason.

48 responses to “Albert Wilson: I’m the best yards after catch WR in the league

  1. Thought he was a rookie and was curious with his stats. He is 26 years old and been in the league for years. Usually the typical YAC leaders (Tate,A. Brown), we have heard of before.

  2. Thank goodness the Dolphins got rid of Landry. Albert Wilson is better than him and he does not give away stupid penalties, and argue all the time.

  3. Hahaha yeah dude that’s why you were the 4th string receiver in KC, you might want to check the Cheetahs YAC numbers before you start running your mouth.

  4. keiselsbeard says:
    October 16, 2018 at 10:34 am
    Does anybody outside of Miami even know who this guy is?
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    Only the Chiefs fans that also know why the FO let him walk. He’ll show up for a game, about 3-4 times per season. The rest of the time he drops passes.

  5. no he’s not, as has been demonstrated forever every Patsies wideout and running back are better YAC’s receivers

  6. You’re absolutely right Albert…as long as we don’t count the 15 other players in the league who currently have more YAC than you.

  7. Guy has one game vs the oft roasted Kyle Fuller and suddenly Dolphins fans think he’s a superstar. Gimme a break.

  8. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    October 16, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Lol he’s better than Jarvis Landry? Riiiight

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    Hard to evaluate “better” given that they’re different types of players. However, ask any Dolphin fan which player you’d rather have and it’s Wilson all day. He’s made more exciting/game changing plays in 6 games than JL did in four years. And I was a JL fan until he went Diva and felt disrespected.

  9. Meanwhile any Washington Redskins receiver is lucky to get a YAC after Captain Checkdown, Alice Smith, hits them at the six yard mark only to be tackled.

  10. andymannfl says:
    October 16, 2018 at 11:28 am
    isithockeyseasonyet says:
    October 16, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Lol he’s better than Jarvis Landry? Riiiight

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    Hard to evaluate “better” given that they’re different types of players. However, ask any Dolphin fan which player you’d rather have and it’s Wilson all day. He’s made more exciting/game changing plays in 6 games than JL did in four years. And I was a JL fan until he went Diva and felt disrespected.
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    Landry leads the league in Passes not Caught, which if he was running routes 30 yards downfield, would be understandable, but 6 year Jarvis doesn’t do that.

    We don’t miss him at all. I’d wish him the best in Cleveland, but talking crap about your old team is so shows his immaturity so He got what he deserved.
    Welcome to the Factory of Sadness.

  11. r302112 says:
    October 16, 2018 at 11:33 am
    Wilson has showed up in every game this season with the Phins.
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    To be fair, he is the best WR in Miami. He was #4 in KC.

  12. I like the confidence but Tyreek is up there too. Might be in the top 3-4 though NOBODY is missing Jarvis with this Port Saint Lucie native off season pick up. That has been one of the best moves the Fins have made at least this year. Looks like the Ajaji, Pouncey,and Sue dumping have been good moves too.

  13. Please stop. This dude runs one route, and it’s a straight line.

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    Clearly you haven’t seen any of his TD’s. Just saying

  14. goddfatherd says:
    October 16, 2018 at 10:32 am
    Golden Tate is the best YAC guy in the league hands down.
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    Incorrect. But i’ll say this – why that dude isn’t talked about more i’ll never know. He’s been a pretty steady, if not spectacular player for a long time now.

  15. It’s one thing to land on the opposing team’s game plan because of your play… Quite another to paint the big “X” on your chest yourself by tooting your own horn quite loudly. That quote is good enough for the bulletin board of EVERY Miami opponent remaining.

  16. shogunassasin30 says:
    October 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    goddfatherd says:
    October 16, 2018 at 10:32 am
    Golden Tate is the best YAC guy in the league hands down.
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    Incorrect. But i’ll say this – why that dude isn’t talked about more i’ll never know. He’s been a pretty steady, if not spectacular player for a long time now.

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    Golden Tate is literally top of the league this year with 209 YAC on the year, compared to Wilson’s 196. And Tate has played 5 games to Wilson’s 6. And he’s been #1 YAC in 3 of the previous 4 years (he was 2nd in YAC the other year).

    As to your other point, I have no idea. He’s spectacular. I don’t think Detroit will be able to re-sign him after this year, which would be a big hit to this offense. I’ll certainly miss him.

  17. I’ll take Golden over anyone else in the league. Not only is he tops in YAC, dude has been clutch for the Leos from game one. If you don’t wrap him up all the way to the turf, he is going to burn you.

    Pay. Him.

  18. “Please stop. This dude runs one route, and it’s a straight line.”

    Um no. Maybe Kenny Stills. But almost all of Wilsons tds involve the other teams defense chasing him all over the field.

  19. “Sorry, Tate has 205 YAC this year, 9 yards more than Wilson.”

    Wilson leads all receivers in total YAC for the season, with 355 yards (Antonio Brown is No. 2 with 249 YAC).

  20. “Golden Tate is literally top of the league this year with 209 YAC on the year, compared to Wilson’s 196. And Tate has played 5 games to Wilson’s 6. And he’s been #1 YAC in 3 of the previous 4 years (he was 2nd in YAC the other year).”

    You must be looking at last weeks stats but calling it week 6. Because wilson got over 150 yac this last game on top of the 196 he already had

  21. Wilson is averaging 14.57 yards after catch per reception so far, per TruMedia. That’s by far the most in the NFL. In fact, 335 of his 359 receiving yards have been YAC.

  22. The bottom line is Miami has a guy who is not a cancer in the locker room, and is a team player, and a real good player. That’s all that means anything. Bill

  23. I never followed KC anymore than any other team, but Albert Wilson has always been a good/reliable receiver. The biggest difference now, is that he’s playing at career highs and becoming more of a force to be reckoned with. He runs, catches, and throws td passes.(See the Raiders and Bears games. Wow!)

    We haven’t had a versatile player like Albert Wilson since Jim “Crash” Jensen.

    Go Phins!

  24. Billy Corners says:
    October 16, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    “Golden Tate is literally top of the league this year with 209 YAC on the year, compared to Wilson’s 196. And Tate has played 5 games to Wilson’s 6. And he’s been #1 YAC in 3 of the previous 4 years (he was 2nd in YAC the other year).”

    You must be looking at last weeks stats but calling it week 6. Because wilson got over 150 yac this last game on top of the 196 he already had

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    My mistake! I still stand behind Tate as best based on 4 prior years leading, but I didn’t realize the stats I had were a week old. I stand corrected.

  25. A lot of people knocking Golden Tate on here with thumbs down. Forget stats through six weeks. Golden Tate lead the league in YAC last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. And the year before that. So if he’s a little off the lead this year, but very close, remember the season isn’t even half over. Sorry guys, those are the facts. A lot of people can “claim” to be YAC king. Look up the numbers.

  26. Billy Corners – I double checked and your numbers are way off. You were combining his YAC from last week with his overall yards for the season. Here are the YAC WR leaders through week 6 (highest YAC position is generally RB).

    241 – Cooper Kupp, WR
    232 – Golden Tate, WR
    219 – JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR
    214 – Adam Thielen, WR
    214 – Dede Westbrook, WR
    203 – Stefon Diggs, WR
    202 – Michael Thomas, WR
    196 – Albert Wilson, WR

    He had a big YAC game last week, but barely any of his reception yards came from YAC before that.

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