2014 NFL Leading Receiving Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Who will lead the NFL in receiving yards in the 2014 regular season? Calvin Johnson remains the favorite.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Johnson is a 13/5 favorite to lead the NFL in receiving yards while the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant is 15/2 and Demaryius Thomas and Julio Jones are both 8/1, respectively. A.J. Green, Antonio Brown and Brandon Marshall are all 16/1, respectively, while Alshon Jeffery is 20/1 and Andre Johnson is 25/1.
Jordy Nelson is 28/1 to be the NFL’s receiving leader in 2014 while Jimmy Graham, Larry Fitzgerald, Pierre Garcon, T.Y. Hilton, Victor Cruz and Vincent Jackson are all 40/1, respectively. Cordarrelle Patterson, DeSean Jackson, Emmanuel Sanders, Jeremy Maclin, Julian Edelman, Keenan Allen, Randall Cobb, Roddy White and Torrey Smith are all 50/1, respectively.
Continuing with some of the long shots, Mike Wallace and Wes Welker are both 66/1, respectively, while Marques Colston, Michael Crabtree and Percy Harvin are all 75/1, while Dwayne Bowe, Eric Decker, Golden Tate, Hakeem Nicks, Kendall Wright, Mike Evans, Reggie Wayne, Rob Gronkowski and Sammy Watkins are all 100/1, respectively.
Josh Gordon led the league in receiving a year ago but he’s facing up to a one-year ban for his latest failed drug test. Brown finished with the second-most yards with 1,499, while “Megatron” finished third at 1,492. Demaryius Thomas offers bettors great value to win this prop odd seeing as how a) he finished fourth in the league in receiving with 1,430 yards a year ago, b) he plays in Denver’s pass-happy offense, run by future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and c) with Decker now in New York, Thomas figures to see even more targets than he did a year ago. For my money, Thomas is a great buy at 8/1.