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NFL Receiving Yards Leader Odds for 2017

NFL Receiving Yards Leader Odds

As I continue to fill the void of the NFL off-season, I decided to put together another piece on some interesting NFL betting odds that I found online. I like looking at odds from NFL betting sites from time to time, as I feel that we the fantasy football community tend to overlook sportsbook and Vegas odds as a part of the research process when prepping for our fantasy leagues and drafts. While fantasy owners are obsessed with looking at last season, sportsbooks are all about looking forward. I’ll admit, a lot of these odds are heavily weighted on last year, but there are also hints to how the sharks feel players and teams will do in the upcoming season. The following are odds for the player to lead the NFL in total receiving yards for the 2017 season (scroll down mobile users.)

Quick Take

Antonio Brown 4 to 1, Julio Jones 4 to 1 and Odell Beckham 5 to 1 are safe, smart bets. Of course, they aren’t as appealing as some of the other players on the list in terms of odds and payouts. With T.Y. Hilton being the receiving yards leader in 2016, I think these sportsbooks are hoping you take a chance on someone a little more unlikely.

Interesting in Terms of Fantasy

If you compared these odds to the current average draft position, a few players really stand out. For example, Golden Tate is lumped in with a bunch of wide receivers with odds at 50 to 1. Most of these players are going in the 3rd to 4th round in fantasy drafts, but Tate’s ADP (WR28, 6.04 at Fantasy Football Calculator) is way lower than the group he’s paired with. It could be nothing, but it seems weird that Tate would have better odds than a player than Michael Crabtree, Julian Edelman or even Keenan Allen.

Another thing that really stands out is how low Martavis Bryant’s odds are. We really don’t know how good the Steelers offense could be with all its weapons playing a full season. I understand Antonio Brown is the clear cut WR1 not only on the Steelers but in Fantasy Football, but at 100 to 1 odds, it’s worth a few bucks as an insurance bet in the off chance AB goes down to injury.

2017 Odds for Receiving Yards Leader

  • Antonio Brown 4 to 1
  • Julio Jones 4 to 1
  • Odell Beckham 5 to 1
  • T.Y. Hilton 12 to 1
  • Mike Evans 12 to 1
  • A.J. Green 18 to 1
  • Amari Cooper 18 to 1
  • Dez Bryant 20 to 1
  • Michael Thomas 28 to 1
  • Jordy Nelson 28 to 1
  • Brandin Cooks 33 to 1
  • DeAndre Hopkins 33 to 1
  • Allen Robinson 50 to 1
  • Demaryius Thomas 50 to 1
  • Doug Baldwin 50 to 1
  • Golden Tate 50 to 1
  • Emmanuel Sanders 50 to 1
  • Jarvis Landry 50 to 1
  • Travis Kelce 50 to 1
  • Alshon Jeffery 50 to 1
  • Terrelle Pryor 50 to 1
  • Sammy Watkins 50 to 1
  • Rob Gronkowski 50 to 1
  • Greg Olsen 66 to 1
  • Julian Edelman 66 to 1
  • Kelvin Benjamin 66 to 1
  • Larry Fitzgerald 66 to 1
  • Michael Crabtree 75 to 1
  • DeSean Jackson 75 to 1
  • Davante Adam 100 to 1
  • Martavis Bryant 100 to 1
  • Stefon Diggs 100 to 1
  • Willie Snead 100 to 1
  • Keenan Allen 100 to 1
  • Pierre Garcon 100 to 1
  • Brandon Marshall 100 to 1
  • Randall Cobb 100 to 1
  • Jeremy Maclin 200 to 1

Remember stranger things have happened. Josh Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards while on the Cleveland Browns back in 2013. That may not be that weird, considering what an amazing talent Gordon is, but how about Brandon Lloyd leading the NFL in yards in 2010 with 1,448, nobody saw that coming.

Best Advice

It’s possible Antonio Brown reclaims his title for the player with the most receiving yards in 2017, however, I do feel like we could have another surprise leader. I like a young kid like Mike Evans or a seasoned vet like A.J Green who is ready to take the next step in his career and claim the top spot. Whoever you choose, I would stay near the top of the list if you want to win.

thanks for reading.

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