Evaluating wide receivers and quantifying route running with unique charting data since 2014. Telling you who is good before they're good.


Matchup Mayhem – Week 4

I’ve crunched all the numbers so you don’t have to. I cover every Sunday game here. If you want my takes on the Monday Night…
In-season Charting Reviews

Reception Perception Charting Review Roundup from Week 3

Reception Perception has been around since 2014. I haven't attempted or published mass in-season charting data or evaluations at any point. I'm hoping to provide…
Free Articles

Reception Perception The Show – 9/27 Podcast Recap

Individual performances highlighted week one around the NFL, but entire groups took center stage in week two. The Washington wideouts lit up the Lions secondary…
Alex Gelhar's Reception Perception Notebook

Reception Perception Notebook: AFC West? More like AFC Meh-st

I love this early portion of the season. The NFL landscape feels like an ever-shifting mosaic, barely resembling the picture we came to recognize and…
Advanced Rankings

Reception Perception In-Season Charting Tracker

Below is a first-time offering for Reception Perception SICKO/VIP and PRIME subscribers: A tracker and progress report for my in-season wide receiver charting work. Reception…
Advanced Rankings

Matt Harmon’s 2022 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Ranking Tiers Cheatsheet

Here you'll find my tiered rest of season rankings formatted like my annual cheat sheet. This document is available exclusively to Reception Perception SICKO/VIP and…
Advanced Rankings

Matt Harmon’s Dynasty Fantasy Football WR Rankings

Below is a first-time offering: My dynasty fantasy football rankings for the wide receiver position. I have never published these anywhere before, so this is a special…
Advanced Rankings

The 2022 Reception Perception Master Plan

For the second year in a row, James Koh and I are so thrilled to drop The Reception Perception Master Plan for our PRIME and SICKO/VIP…

SICKO/VIP Lounge: Week 4 Q/A Session (9/29/2022)

It's time for the Week 4 Reception Perception Q/A session, exclusive to just our SICKO/VIP Subscribers! James and I will be hanging out at the…
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Reception Perception The Show – 9/27 Podcast Recap

Individual performances highlighted week one around the NFL, but entire groups took center stage in week two. The Washington wideouts lit up the Lions secondary…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception The Show – Readjusting Expectations After Week 3

After three weeks of football Matt and James take inventory of some of the overperformances and underperformances around the NFL. Where has Justin Jefferson gone?…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception The Show – Rest of Season Fantasy Football Rankings

Matt Harmon's Reception Perception "Rest of Season Rankings" are LIVE and the guys discussed them on the latest episode. From top tier movers, to quick…
2021 Player Profiles

Isaiah McKenzie 2021 Player Profile

After being a returner and gadget player for most of his career, Isaiah McKenzie got some legitimate playing time at wide receiver with the Bills…
2021 Player Profiles

Jakobi Meyers 2021 Player Profile

He doesn't come with much pedigree, he's not the flashiest player but Jakobi Meyers seems to keep carving out a solid role for himself in…
2021 Player Profiles

Julio Jones 2021 Player Profile

The Julio Jones experiment in Tennessee went about as poorly as possible. The future Hall of Fame receiver was consistently hurt, rarely made an on-field…
2021 Player Profiles

Courtland Sutton 2021 Player Profile

Courtland Sutton’s 2021 season was a volatile one. He showed flashes of his once excellent 2019 form a year removed from his ACL tear but…

What is Reception Perception?

Proven Methodology with Results

Matt Harmon has been evaluating wide receivers, quantifying route running, and telling you who is good before everyone else with his exclusive charting data since 2014. You won’t find this unique data or superior research on wide receivers anywhere.

Full Player Profiles and Early Data Dumps

Subscribers get earlier access to Reception Perception results than ever before in a new “wave” format and pre-release articles.

Exclusive Sortable Data

  • Success rate vs. coverage

  • Success rate by route

  • Route percentage

  • Target data

  • Contested catch

  • Tackle breaking

  • Alignment

Upcoming Player Additions?

  • Adam Thielen
  • Kendrick Bourne
  • Jakobi Meyers
  • Discord suggestions!


I love evaluating players. It’s been my passion for over 20 years. With that in mind, I’m always looking to grow and learn from smart people inside and around the game of football. One of my go-to guys is Matt Harmon. Ever since he launched his project, Reception Perception, we’ve engaged in fascinating talks about the WR position. He’s found a great way to unlock secrets in the process of evaluating and quantifying the position. He challenges my thinking and I walk away a smarter “football guy.

Daniel JeremiahNFL Network Draft Analyst and former NFL scout

Matt Harmon is one of the brightest minds in all of football. Not just fantasy football, nerds. But all of football. Reception Perception has been my go-to resource for wide receiver production for the past number of years. The best part about it is the information is easily digestible for the hard-core stat freak, and the person who is just starting out in fantasy football. If you’re serious about winning in fantasy football, you will consume Reception Perception like it’s a late-night steak and egg burrito after a full day of drinking.

Adam RankNFL Network fantasy analyst

Matt Harmon's Reception Perception is one of the few truly unique evaluation systems in the football and fantasy football analysis world. Reception Perception will help you understand what matters at the wide receiver position and how it is played, in addition to uncovering players who are outperforming their perceived values and knowing which rookies have a chance to be the next Justin Jefferson. You'll understand the strengths and weaknesses of every receiver covered, giving you an edge on the competition, while absorbing a framework and context for wide receiver play that will make you a smarter football fan. Reception Perception is the key to help you unlock your understanding of the wide receiver position and the men who play it.

Sigmund BloomFootball Guys co-owner

Matt Harmon studies the film, he tracks and interprets the data, and he delivers the goods. It’s simple. If you’re seeking actionable information about wide receivers, it begins with Reception Perception. It’s a great example of what excellent football analysis can be.

Matt WaldmanRookie Scouting Portfolio author
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