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Sunday slant: Returning WRs 'above average'

Greg Jennings (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

The NFL's advanced statistics show the Vikings kept their most productive receivers and moved on with their least productive, and that goes beyond the basic receiving numbers. Those that helped the offense, not just with their catches, are back; and the acquisition of Greg Jennings is a key component in helping both the running game and passing game.

The Vikings decided to trade Percy Harvin well in advance of being sure they would be able to acquire either Greg Jennings or Mike Wallace, but if advanced statistics are any indication, they made a solid move. Net yards over average is a sometimes confusing analysis of a player's impact on a team compared to how the team has produced in similar situations without him. The league's analysis of the...

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