Normally, I wouldn’t put this on the front page, but the FO numbers for WRs through week 12 are out, and they confirm what we’ve all seen the last couple of weeks:
Pierre Garcon has been playing well.
Specifically, his DVOA (the per-play rating of how above or below average a player is) is up to -0.8%.
In essence that means that for the year, Frenchy is an average NFL wide reciever.
Why celebrate that? Because for most of the year he has hovered around -15% (15% worse than an average NFL wideout). For him to get his yearly total back to virtually zero means he’s been playing very well for a couple of weeks now. His catch rate is up to 53% (after bottoming out at 47%).
Garcon has been great in back to back games, and his play is clearly on the rise. I’m very happy for him.