The raw data behind the story "The Football Hall Of Fame Has A Receiver Problem" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-football-hall-of-fame-has-a-receiver-problem/.

nflwr_hist

Format

A data frame with 6496 rows representing National Football League wide receivers and 6 variables:

pfr_player_id

Player identification code at Pro-Football-Reference.com

player_name

The player's name

career_try

Career True Receiving Yards

career_ranypa

Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt (relative to average) of player's career teams, weighted by TRY w/ each team

career_wowy

The amount by which career_ranypa exceeds what would be expected from his QBs' (age-adjusted) performance without the receiver

bcs_rating

The number of yards per game by which a player would outgain an average receiver on the same team, after adjusting for teammate quality and age (update of http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2005/02/ranking-the-all-time-great-wide-receivers/)

Source

See https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-football-hall-of-fame-has-a-receiver-problem/