NFL training camps are about to get underway. With the season just around the corner, who will lead the NFL in passing, rushing and receiving? The oddsmakers have posted future odds to offer insights into who will be the league’s top offensive players in 2017.
Drew Brees (3/1) is the early betting favorite to lead the NFL in passing yards. The Saints quarterback has topped the league in passing seven times in his career including each of the last three seasons.
Tom Brady (6/1) was fantastic in 12 games last year throwing for 3,554 yards. The five-time Super Bowl champion has led the league in passing twice in his career. Behind Brady is Aaron Rodgers (8/1). The two-time MVP has never thrown for more than 5,000 yards in his career.
The one player the oddsmakers really disagree on is Derek Carr (8/1 or 40/1). Expectations are high for the Raiders this season but can Carr? This is a good reminder to always shop around for the best odds when placing bets.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran away with the rushing crown last year totaling 1,631 yards behind one of the best offensive lines in the league. Elliott isn’t the favorite this year but that might have to do with the possibility of suspension for off the field activities.
Le’Veon Bell rushed for over 100 yards per game in 2016. The do-it-all back only played in 12 games last year but is the favorite (3/1) to lead the NFL in rushing for the first time.
Adrian Peterson is no longer a Viking but he topped all running backs in 2015 for the most rushing yards. Could he do it once more this fall? The Saints new back is a 50/1 longshot.
Colts star T.Y. Hilton led the NFL in receiving last year but Andrew Luck’s favorite target is 12/1 to defend his title. Julio Jones and Antonio Brown are 4/1 co-favorites. Jones led the league in receiving yards in 2015 and Browns did it in 2014.
Fourth year receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has 5/1 odds to win his first receiving title. The Giants star wideout has never caught less than 1,300 yards in a season.
A player with some value is A.J. Green (18/1). Andy Dalton’s go to receiver averaged 96.4 yards per game, second most in the NFL in 2016. Green was limited to ten games last year due to injury but a full season would put him in the conversation for best in the NFL.
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