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

In-season Charting Reviews

Reception Perception Charting Review: Isaiah Hodgins Week 13 to Wild Card Round

Reminder: I'll be adding in-season data from Tuesday to Saturday leading into the next week of games. If you're a SICKO or PRIME subscriber you…
Free Articles

Reception Perception The Show – 1/10 Podcast Recap

Podcast Recap Taking Inventory of 2022 Pre-Season Predictions Everyone loves a good receipt pull. When you’re in the business of predicting sports there are always…
Alex Gelhar's Reception Perception Notebook

Reception Perception Notebook: What a year

As crazy as it may seem, the 2022 NFL regular season is now over. And what a season it was. The playoff bracket is now…
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…
Methodology

Introduction to Reception Perception

When I set out to pursue a career in covering football, I was determined to stand out in a painfully crowded space. In order to…
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

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…
Rookie Report

The 2022 Reception Perception In-Season Rookie Report

For the second year, the In-Season Reception Perception Rookie Report is available exclusively to SICKO/VIP and PRIME subscribers. Nine rookie wide receivers have played at…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception The Show – A Crazy Wild Card Weekend

Matt and James discuss the top stories from a crazy Wild Card Weekend across the NFL. The start in Los Angeles with the Chargers epic…
Free Articles

Reception Perception The Show – 1/10 Podcast Recap

Podcast Recap Taking Inventory of 2022 Pre-Season Predictions Everyone loves a good receipt pull. When you’re in the business of predicting sports there are always…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception The Show – Taking Inventory of 2022 Pre-Season Predictions

Matt and James discuss their biggest hits and misses from the 2022 NFL Regular Season. From struggling to predict second year receivers to nailing the…
The Reception Perception Show

Reception Perception The Show – A Wild Week 17 NFL Sunday

Matt and James discuss the top storylines from NFL Sunday in week 17. From Justin Jefferson's poor performance to Mike Evans explosion in Tampa and…
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!

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
Reception Perception

Need to know more?
Matt Harmon discusses Reception Perception's findings with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs.