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2024 Rushing Touchdown Leader Odds


Malcolm Darnley

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

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Since 2017, Derrick Henry has played 71 games for the Tennessee Titans and has scored 68 touchdowns during those 71 games.

Henry ran over NFL defenders on his way to scoring an NFL-leading 33 rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 2020 combined.

In 2021, the Tennessee Titans running back was the odds favorite to lead the league in rushing touchdowns to start the season.

After his first seven games, Henry had over 800 yards rushing and ten rushing touchdowns.

He was leading the league in both categories.

Then, the former Heisman Trophy winner broke a bone in his foot, and his chance to lead the league in rushing touchdowns for the third straight season was over.

2022 was a big year for Henry.

After combining for almost 700 carries over two years, some were starting to wonder if his heavy workload would catch up to him.

After 350 carries, 1,500 rushing yards, and 13 rushing TDs last year, King Henry proved that he still had a lot of yards to gain.

This year, Henry is +900 to lead the NFL in rushing touchdowns.

Interesting that the betting favorite for this award isn’t even a running back.

Do you know who the betting favorite to lead the NFL in rushing touchdowns is in 2023 and what position he plays?

Need to know more about NFL Rushing Touchdown Odds?

Let’s go.

How Is The Winner Decided?

This is all about how many times a player scored a rushing touchdown during the regular season. Playoffs and preseason games don’t count.

Style points for endzone celebrations don’t count.

There is no vote, like how the MVP Award is determined.

It’s just that easy.

NFL Rushing Touchdowns Odds Reports

Betting on the NFL running back to lead the league in rushing touchdowns is a type of NFL futures bet savvy gamblers can add to their portfolio.

With these types of bets, some value can be found as we slide down the odds board.

This year, there are no clear favorites like last year when Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry had significantly shorter odds than the field.

Lions RB Jamaal Williams paid well after surprisingly leading the NFL in rushing TDs last year.

A bettor will also have to look at the odds for all RBs across the league and determine who has value in their odds.

And how is it that the betting favorite for this award isn’t even a quarterback this year?

The Favorites

Jalen Hurts +750 – PHI Eagles

The quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles is the betting favorite in 2023 to lead the league in rushing touchdowns.

That speaks to Hurts and his ability to do a lot more running the football than QB sneaks from the goal line.

Hurts is a weapon for the Eagles, beating defenses in multiple ways. Obviously, one of those ways is with his legs.

Last year, Hurts had 22 passing touchdowns, which isn’t a big number for a QB who generated a lot of MVP consideration.

However, the 53rd pick of the 2020 draft also rushed for 13 touchdowns, and when you add those 13 to his 22 passing TDs, you start to understand the MVP chatter.

Derrick Henry +900 – TEN Titans

In 2019 and 2020, nobody was better at running the ball into NFL endzones than Derrick Henry.

In 2021, the Titans’ most important offensive player was on pace to have another incredible season until injury derailed him.

With almost 700 regular season carries during the 2019 & 2020 seasons, people were definitely concerned that injury was inevitable for Henry because of his workload.

Last year, Henry played in 16 of the Titans’ 17 games, picking up 1,500 rushing yards and running the ball another 350 times for Tennessee.

He looked great, and with some other running backs, we might be concerned about his workload, but with Henry, maybe we should just look past it.

The Contenders

Nick Chubb +1000 – CLE Browns

The Cleveland Browns like to run the football. In 2022, QB DeShaun Watson returned to game action and looked very average under center. The Browns were still very dependent on their run game, even with Watson on the field.

One would expect that Watson will be better this year than last, but Chubb is still one of the best RBs league-wide.

Chubb will be very close to 300 carries this year and will, of course, rack up a lot of yards on the ground, assuming good health for him.

Over the last three seasons, Chubb is averaging over ten touchdowns per year, and in 2022, the bruising back found the endzone 12 times.

Jonathan Taylor +1200 – IND Colts (for now…)

As a rookie in 2020, Jonathan Taylor caught many people’s attention when he rushed for over 1,100 yards, 11 touchdowns, and averaged 5.0 yards per carry.

Expectations were high for Taylor in his second season, and he delivered with 1,800 yards and 18 more touchdowns.

Taylor had 100 more carries in his second year and averaged an eye-catching 5.5 yards per carry.

Year three was not the season Colts fans and JT himself were hoping for. Taylor battled injuries, played in only 11 games, and finished with just four touchdowns.

If 11 games and only four touchdowns sound disappointing, then Colts fans hearing from owner Jim Irsay that Taylor is seeking a trade out of Indianapolis must also sting.

The off-season was not good for the relationship between JT and the Colts.

At +1200 to lead the league in rushing TDs, one would have to be pretty confident that JT and Indy will be able to forgive and forget.

Austin Ekeler +1400 – LA Chargers

In his last two seasons combined, the Chargers’ all-around threat, Austin Ekeler has found the endzone 25 times.

Ekeler doesn’t get the same volume of carries as some other prominent running backs. Where Derrick Henry can approach 350 carries in a season, Ekeler has 200 carries in each of his past two years.

However, Ekeler is an elusive and dangerous back whenever the ball is in his hands.

He is known for his ability to run and catch the ball, and there is no doubt that the undrafted RB out of Western Colorado will be a dangerous threat to Chargers opposition all season long.

2022 NFL Rushing Touchdowns Leaders

If any of your friends tell you they knew Jamaal Williams of the Detroit Lions was going to lead the league in rushing touchdowns, you are okay to look at them a little skeptical.

Last year was Williams’ sixth in the league.

In his first five seasons (four with Green Bay, one with Detroit), Williams combined for 13 total touchdowns, which averages out to less than three touchdowns per year.

This year, Williams and his 17 2022 rushing touchdowns have left Detroit for New Orleans.

Williams will once again be the featured back, but this time only for three games. One would suspect when Alvin Kamara returns from suspension, Williams’ playing time will be impacted.

2022 Rushing TD Leaders

PlayerRushing TDsTeam
Jamaal Williams RB17Lions
Derrick Henry RB13Titans
Austin Ekeler RB13Chargers
Jalen Hurts QB13Eagles
Ezekiel Elliott RB12Cowboys
Nick Chubb RB12Browns
Josh Jacobs RB12Raiders
Miles Sanders RB11Eagles
Saquon Barkley RB10Giants

There are a lot of quarterbacks in the NFL capable of running the football.

Players like Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields, and others are often times the fastest players on the football field.

However, with his 12 rushing TDs last year, Jalen Hurts proved that he is maybe the best multi-threat QB, capable of beating defenses in several different ways, including with his feet.

NFL Rushing Touchdowns Leaders: Last 10 Years

The Rushing Touchdown suffered a bit of a slump during the 2013 – 2016 seasons.

During those four years, no player rushed for more than 13 TDs in a season.

Since 2017, the Rushing TD leaders have been scoring at a much higher pace.

Jamaal Williams continued that trend in 2022 – will we see a player get to 20 rushing touchdowns in 2023?

YearPlayerRushing TDsTeam
2022Jamaal Williams17Lions
2021Jonathan Taylor18Colts
2020Derrick Henry17Titans
2019Derrick Henry16Titans
2018Aaron Jones16Packers
2017Todd Gurley17Rams
2016Todd Gurley13Rams
2015* 4 Players Tied11N/A
2014Marshawn LynchDeMarco Murray13SeahawksCowboys
2013Jamaal CharlesMarshawn Lynch12ChiefsSeahawks

NFL Most Rushing Touchdowns Single Season

LaDainian Tomlinson getting to 28 TDs in a single season seems like an incredible accomplishment.

Our list of players with the most rushing TDs in a single season is loaded with Hall of Fame talent.

YearPlayerRushing TDsTeam
2006LaDainian Tomlinson28Chargers
2005Shaun Alexander27Seahawks
2003Priest Holmes27Chiefs
1995Emmitt Smith25Cowboys
1983John Riggins24Football Team
1996Terry Allen21Football Team
1998Terrell Davis21Broncos
2002Priest Holmes21Chiefs
1985Joe Morris21Giants
1994Emmitt Smith21Cowboys

Priest Holmes and Emmitt Smith are the only two names who make it onto our list twice.

Both players had a several-year run where they were considered the best all-around player at their position.

Always Find Your Best Odds

When betting on the NFL, a recreational gambler’s single most significant edge is to shop around for their best odds.

This is true for all bets, especially when placing long-term futures bets.

The odds for futures betting can vary significantly between the sportsbooks, depending on the players you want to wager on.

Where one running back might be +1000 to lead the league in rushing touchdowns at DraftKings, he could be +1300 at FanDuel.

In this scenario, a $100 bettor would see an additional profit of $300 if they had chosen their very Best Odds and won their bet.

Often, the difference between profitability and not over the long term is a bettor’s ability to shop around and play the Best Odds.

How To Bet On Rushing TDs Betting Odds

1. Go to your sportsbook and log in.

2. Look for the tab with ‘Betting Odds on NFL.’

3. Click on ‘Player Futures.’

4. Select ‘Most Rushing TDs.’

5. Place your bet on the bet-slip window.


About the author

Malcolm loves to watch all kinds of different sports. He also writes about them.