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Breaking down the best WR/TEs in the XFL through Week 4

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Tre McBride #15 of the LA Wildcats poses during warmups before the start of their XFL game against the NY Guardians at MetLife Stadium on February 29, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

So, Cam Phillips is human. After back-to-back three touchdown games, he came back to earth against the Renegades, catching 1-of-3 targets for nine yards while slot receiver and converted running back Nick Holley caught 8-of-10 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown. It goes to show you just how good this Roughnecks offense can be, if they can win without getting their best receiver the ball.

Phillips is still the leader in all the important receiver categories, but Donald Parham, a tight end, is close. Parham caught another touchdown in Week 4 and now has 20 receptions for 273 yards and four touchdowns. Hopefully he’ll be able to keep his numbers up with Landry Jones likely done for the season.

Nelson Spruce still ranks third in receiving yards but missed Week 4 with an injury. In his stead, Tre McBride continued his assault on the league, catching 8-of-12 targets for 127 yards and a touchdown. He’s only played two games, but ranks fifth in receiving yards and is tied for third in touchdowns. Spruce could continue to miss time after not practicing once last week.

With Spruce out, Jordan Smallwood saw an uptick in work, catching 5-of-7 targets for 75 yards. If Spruce remains out this week against the Vipers, Smallwood should again have strong upside, as Josh Johnson has been incredible so far.

Dan Williams continues to see good usage and his now tied for second with 31 targets while ranking fourth in receiving yards. The increase in the Vipers offensive outlook of late should also help Williams as we move forward.

The Defenders trio of strong wide receivers can only go as far as their quarterback will let them and in the last two weeks, that hasn’t been very far. DeAndre Thompkins had three targets, catching none while Rashad Ross was wide open for a long touchdown whereJones completely missed him. Until Jones or Tyree Jackson can turn things around, the trio’s upside is severely lowered.

XFL WR/TE Stats through Week 4

Name Pos Team Tg Rec % Yds TD Dp MT
Name Pos Team Tg Rec % Yds TD Dp MT
Cam Phillips WR Roughnecks 31 21 67.7 333 7 2 3
Donald Parham TE Renegades 34 20 58.8 273 4 2 5
Nelson Spruce WR Wildcats 28 20 71.4 256 2 1 0
Daniel Williams WR Vipers 31 18 58.1 252 1 3 7
Tre McBride WR Wildcats 18 13 72.2 234 3 2 0
De'Mornay Pierson-El WR BattleHawks 23 21 91.3 210 2 1 6
Jalen Tolliver WR Vipers 27 17 63 202 0 2 1
Kahlil Lewis WR Roughnecks 29 21 72.4 189 1 1 1
Rashad Ross WR Defenders 20 10 50 182 1 0 0
Flynn Nagel WR Renegades 21 19 90.5 171 1 0 2
Austin Proehl WR Dragons 24 13 54.2 169 3 3 1
Eli Rogers WR Defenders 29 19 65.5 162 0 2 1
Reece Horn WR Vipers 25 18 72 150 0 1 1
Jordan Smallwood WR Wildcats 21 14 66.7 150 1 1 1
L'Damian Washington WR BattleHawks 20 16 80 138 1 0 3
Alonzo Russell WR BattleHawks 14 12 85.7 134 1 0 0
Keenan Reynolds WR Dragons 26 10 38.5 133 1 2 1
Colby Pearson WR Guardians 17 11 64.7 128 1 0 2
Mekale McKay WR Guardians 17 9 52.9 117 1 1 1
Brandon Barnes TE Wildcats 13 9 69.2 107 0 2 2
Jake Powell TE Guardians 13 10 76.9 102 0 0 4
Keith Mumphery WR BattleHawks 7 6 85.7 102 0 0 1
Jeff Badet WR Renegades 23 13 56.5 94 0 1 0
Sam Mobley WR Roughnecks 9 4 44.4 92 1 1 1
Alonzo Moore WR Dragons 10 5 50 90 0 0 1
Brandon Reilly WR BattleHawks 8 6 75 90 0 0 0
DeAndre Thompkins WR Defenders 15 7 46.7 85 1 2 1
Marcus Lucas WR BattleHawks 17 10 58.8 82 0 1 0
Nick Truesdell TE Vipers 11 7 63.6 78 0 0 0
Khari Lee TE Defenders 5 5 100 77 1 0 1
Deandre Goolsby TE Vipers 7 5 71.4 76 1 1 0
Josh Crockett WR Renegades 6 3 50 73 0 0 0
Sean Price TE Renegades 8 5 62.5 70 0 1 0
Kermit Whitfield WR Wildcats 12 8 66.7 67 0 2 1
Adonis Jennings WR Wildcats 14 7 50 62 0 0 0
Sammie Coates WR Roughnecks 19 6 31.6 61 0 1 1
Teo Redding WR Guardians 9 5 55.6 56 0 0 0
E.J. Bibbs TE Guardians 5 5 100 50 0 0 3
Joe Horn Jr. WR Guardians 13 4 30.8 47 0 1 1
Austin Duke WR Guardians 8 5 62.5 46 1 0 1
Saeed Blacknall WR Wildcats 6 1 16.7 42 1 0 0
Jazz Ferguson WR Renegades 11 8 72.7 39 0 2 1
Ryheem Malone WR Roughnecks 11 8 72.7 37 0 0 2
Dontez Byrd WR Dragons 10 3 30 37 0 0 0
Evan Rodriguez TE Dragons 5 3 60 37 1 0 0
Ben Johnson TE Dragons 3 3 100 37 0 0 1
Blake Jackson WR Roughnecks 5 4 80 36 1 0 0
Carlton Agudosi WR BattleHawks 2 2 100 32 0 0 1
Connor Hamlett TE Dragons 4 3 75 27 0 0 0
Malachi Dupre WR Defenders 7 3 42.9 26 0 1 0
Freddie Martino WR Renegades 4 2 50 22 0 0 0
Donnie Ernsberger TE Defenders 2 1 50 22 0 1 0
Wes Saxton Jr. TE BattleHawks 3 3 100 16 0 0 0
Simmie Cobbs WR Defenders 2 1 50 14 0 1 0
Colin Thompson TE Vipers 2 1 50 13 0 1 0
Seantavius Jones WR Vipers 5 1 20 12 0 0 0
De'Quan Hampton WR Wildcats 4 2 50 12 0 1 0
Tanner McEvoy WR Vipers 2 1 50 11 0 0 0
Jerrod Heard WR Renegades 3 1 33.3 10 0 0 0
John Santiago WR Dragons 1 1 100 7 0 0 0
Derrick Hayward TE Defenders 2 1 50 6 1 1 0
Ryan Davis WR Vipers 2 2 100 6 0 0 0
Colin Jeter TE Dragons 2 1 50 6 0 0 0
Jalen Greene WR Wildcats 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cole Hunt TE BattleHawks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
S.J. Green WR Vipers 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tyler Palka WR Defenders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0