Inside The Bills

Yards after catch avg. leader

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2012 – 9:19 am

While receivers are often thought of as the position players that typically lead the league in yards after catch, running backs are more and more factoring in among the league leaders in that category. And a certain Bills back actually led the league in yards after catch average last season.

Fred Jackson averaged 12.8 yards after the catch on average, which is a pretty impressive number. Houston’s Arian Foster was second with a 12.1 average. Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart was the only other player with a double figure average at 11.

Knowing Stevie Johnson wants to up his yards after catch average this season after fighting through a torn groin all of last year, he’s got more than Jackson to pass on his own team. C.J. Spiller averaged 6.3 yards after the catch on average last year. Johnson managed just 4.5 due in large part to a groin that affected his straight line speed.

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