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

2021 Player Profiles

Elijah Moore 2021 Player Profile

Once you got past the first-round wide receivers in last year's draft, there was no bigger Reception Perception favorite than Elijah Moore. The Ole Miss…
2021 Player Profiles

Ja’Marr Chase 2021 Player Profile

There was near industry-wide consensus that Ja'Marr Chase was the top receiver prospect in last year's draft class. His Reception Perception profile demonstrated why that…
2021 Player Profiles

Amon-Ra St. Brown 2021 Player Profile

Somehow, probably because of how white-hot he finished his rookie season, Amon-Ra St. Brown has become one of the most polarizing players in fantasy football…
2021 Player Profiles

DeVonta Smith 2021 Player Profile

We all knew that DeVonta Smith was coming into the NFL as a pro-ready route-runner. If you were a Reception Perception subscriber, you knew that…
Free Articles

2022 NFL Draft WR Prospect Reception Perception Superlatives

It’s NFL Draft week. Finally.  I’ve put a wealth of content on ReceptionPerception.com about the incoming rookies over the last month. Both the sortable tables, player…
Articles

2022 Rookie Roundup: Mini-Samples on Christian Watson, David Bell and more

The 2022 wide receiver class is just another in what's a developing long line of strong wide receiver classes. So even after fully profiling 12…
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…
Rookie Report

The 2021 Reception Perception In-Season Rookie Report

Below is a first-time offering available exclusively to Reception Perception SICKO/VIP and PRIME subscribers, a mid-season Rookie Report on some of the most relevant prospects drafted…
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…
Rookie Report

The 2021 Reception Perception In-Season Rookie Report

Below is a first-time offering available exclusively to Reception Perception SICKO/VIP and PRIME subscribers, a mid-season Rookie Report on some of the most relevant prospects drafted…
Advanced Rankings

Matt Harmon’s 2021 Late Season Running Back Stash Rankings

Below is a first-time offering: A priority-tiered ranking of the best running back stashes for the home stretch of fantasy football redraft leagues. I constantly…
Advanced Rankings

Matt Harmon’s 2021 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Ranking Tiers Cheatsheet

Below is a first-time offering: My tiered rest of season rankings formatted like my annual cheat sheet. This document is available exclusively to Reception Perception…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception Show Episode 35: What will the NFL playoffs look like?

Matt Harmon and James Koh are back for the Week 17 recap show. The fantasy season is over. It's time to take a quick look…
SICKO/VIP Lounge

SICKO/VIP Lounge Episode 17: Week 17 Q/A Session(12/30/2021)

It's time for the Week 17 Reception Perception Q/A session, exclusive to just our SICKO/VIP Subscribers! James and I will be hanging out at the…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception Show Episode 34: Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense are back

Matt Harmon and James Koh are back for the Week 16 recap show. We have some statement performances to go over this week. The Cowboys…
SICKO/VIP Lounge

SICKO/VIP Lounge Episode 16: Week 16 Q/A Session(12/23/2021)

It's time for the Week 16 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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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.

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

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  • Success rate vs. coverage

  • Success rate by route

  • Route percentage

  • Target data

  • Contested catch

  • Tackle breaking

  • Alignment

Upcoming Player Additions?

  • Josh Palmer (5/9)
  • A.J. Brown
  • Deebo Samuel
  • All WRs drafted from 2019 to 2020

Testimonials

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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