As I have mentioned a few times here at Gridiron Experts, sportsbooks will come up with all sorts of wacky bets to pass the time throughout the long NFL offseason. Today, while sipping on my morning coffee, I discovered some interesting NFL player prop bets for the 2017 season. These are all over/under achievements bets from the biggest wide receiver names of Free Agency, including Brandon Cooks who was traded by Saints to the Patriots.
I almost didn’t see these bets at first, as I recently made the switch from an iPhone to an Android, and find that the betting apps are tough to use if not find. Which doesn’t make much sense considering Android is one the most used OS smartphones, at least that’s what I learned at bestbettingapplicati
Anyways, these wide receiver prop bet numbers for 2017 are fascinating, as they give us, the Fantasy Football community, a mini sneak preview into the projections that Las Vegas has in mind for these four players.
WR Prop Bets for 2017 Regular Season
- Brandon Marshall – Total Receiving Yards: Over 1000 yards (-120) | Under 1000 yards (-120)
- Brandon Marshall – Total Receiving: Over TD’s: 7.5 (-120) | Under 7.5 (-120)
- Alshon Jeffery – Total Receiving Yards: Over 950 yards (-120) | Under 1000 yards (-120)
- Alshon Jeffery – Total Receiving: Over TD’s: 6.5 (-120) | Under 6.5 (-120)
- DeSean Jackson – Total Receiving Yards: Over 950 yards (-120) | Under 950 yards (-120)
- DeSean Jackson – Total Receiving: Over TD’s: 6.5 (-120) | Under 6.5 (-120)
- Brandin Cooks – Total Receiving Yards: Over 900 yards (-120) | Under 900 yards (-120)
- Brandin Cooks – Total Receiving: Over TD’s: 6.5 (-120) | Under 6.5 (-120)
My Quick Take
Making the switch to a new team doesn’t always translate into instant success. Sometimes things can take time to gel. However, with the exception of Carson Wentz, all of these wide receivers are going to teams with experienced quarterbacks.
Brandon Marshall who doesn’t need to do much expect change jersey colors, as he remains in the New York area, could see a surge of Fantasy value being on a team with such a lethal threat in Odell Beckham. Marshall seems fine excepting his role in a supporting cast in pursuit of a potential Super Bowl Championship. His 2017 projections and prop bet line seem very close to what I would guess for him.
Alshon Jeffery heads to a team that is desperately needing a big play threat. The Eagles haven’t had a wide receiver with skill and size since T.O and look to lean on their new number one weapon early and often. Jeffery could challenge the 6.5 TD bet line if he and second year Carson Wentz find good chemistry together, but overall I agree with his projection.
Up until this point, all of the lines seem possible, but if I had to pick the under with any of the four wide receivers, it would have to be with Brandon Cooks in New England. I think the Patriots have had an excellent offseason, and are even stronger than the Super Bowl roster they had from last season. However, my problem with Cooks prop bet lines stems from the large number of mouths to feed on offense. Once Rob Gronkowski returns 100% healthy, the PAT’s will have the deepest playmaker group in the league. Chris Hogan has proved he has earned a larger role in the offence after a strong playoff push along with Tom Brady’s favorite clutch receiver Julian Edelman. There is also youngster Malcolm Mitchell, TE Dwayne Allen and their pass catching RB’s Dion Lewis and James White. Currently, there is an unofficial depth chart that shows the Patriots lining Cooks up as a depth player 3rd WR on the roster. If that’s the case 950 yards would be a stretch.
Just my quick take. What do you think?