We have lots of gun-slingers now as NFL quarterbacks. Due to this, it’s no surprise to see receivers putting up big numbers. Each year we see new stars develop into deadly threats as well.
For the 2021 season, the sportsbooks are keen on offering lots of prop bets. These include league leaders in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.
Let’s break down these prop futures regarding the receivers’ positions.
The league is evolving to pass-happy offenses. Therefore, running backs also get many targets, and tight ends become crucial parts of the offense.
Having said that, you can find receiving yards for those positions too.
This type of bet lets the bettor choose which player will end the season with the most receiving yards. Arizona’s DeAndre Hopkins leads the odds race as +750 favorite. He is closely followed by Stefon Diggs.
A shocking name to close the top three is Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley at +1000. He is expected to break through after Julio Jones departed the franchise.
Prop bettors will pick who will catch more end zone targets and score the most TDs. Last year it was Green Bay’s star Davante Adams who led the way with 18 TDs.
With a new NFL season on the horizon and Packers’ QB Rodgers probably on his way out, who will catch the most TDs?
Say you don’t want to dance with all the receivers in the NFL racing for the receiving yards title. You can pick a specific player and bet on whether that player will go over or under a set number of yards.
Just like the yards’ totals, pick a specific talent and bet on the total touchdowns a player will score. The sportsbooks will give you a set number of the projected TDs the player will get. You bet if he scores over or under that number.
Michael Thomas was a lock in this category, but seeing the QB situation in New Orleans, his stock has gone down.
Last season, Stefon Diggs was unstoppable and racked 1,535 yards on the air. Buffalo is a pass-happy offense, and Diggs has shown his ability to get open is second to none. He is a great option for any bettor out there.
Beware of tight ends, especially if his name is Travis Kelce. Patrick Mahomes’ favorite target was second in receiving yards, with 1,416 yards.
Kelce and Mahomes know each other to perfection, their ability to improvise and find each other is amazing. As long as both are together, Kelce will put lots of yards.
The NFC West is a tough division, so having playmakers is good help. Look no further than DeAndre Hopkins for the Cardinals.
His ability to get distance or make contested catches is unrivaled. Hopkins is a playmaker to the highest of levels and an elite wideout.