Area No. 2 – Games with 100 Receiving Yards or More
This is another metric that Adam Thielen narrowly edges Stefon Diggs.
In the last four years, Thielen has had 17 games with 100+ receiving yards. Diggs has done this in 13 match-ups. For Thielen, this is third-most in the NFL. It ranks 11th-most for Diggs. The fact that both men are in the Top 15 is stellar, and Thielen outpaces his former teammate by eight spots.
One might question the importance of this statistic, and that is certainly aboveboard. After all, “100 yards” serves as an arbitrary round number assigned by pundits and fans alike to signify importance. Yet, this 100-yard threshold is quite large for a single game–and the assessment of it is applied equitably to all wide receivers. It is, therefore, afforded some significance. The 100-yard games statistic can be considered the thumbprint a wideout has on games, or more easily coined something like “big games.”
For context, between the four-season period of 1998 and 2001, Randy Moss had 23 games with 100+ receiving yards. That ranked third in the NFL behind Marvin Harrison (25) and Jimmy Smith (25.)