The NFL is all about passing these days, and wide receivers have been benefiting big time from the rules in today’s NFL. Wide receivers are easy to come by these days in terms of talent, but the quarterback needs to be good enough to get them the football, though. There are so many of them, and some teams have as many as three good wide receivers.
Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams led the NFL in receiving yards last season with 1,947 yards receiving, and he was not far from 2,000 yards receiving. There will be those that bet on the NFL receiving yards leader at an online casino, so, What are the odds, and who will be the favorites to be the receiving yards leader in the NFL this upcoming season?
Justin Jefferson and Cooper Kupp +800
Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings and Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams both have the best odds to win the receiving yards title this season. Jefferson is more likely to get it this time around than Kupp is. Justin Jefferson was second in the NFL in receiving yards last season with 1,616 yards receiving.
The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a deep receiving core behind Jefferson. Adam Theilen is a very good number two wide receiver, but they don’t have a bonafide number three. Kirk Cousins will be throwing passes to Justin Jefferson this season.
As for Cooper Kupp on the Los Angeles Rams, some of his yardages might be taken away by Allen Robinson and Van Jefferson. The only thing for him going is that Matthew Stafford is his quarterback.
Kupp is also one of the most reliable wide receivers in the NFL. He may have a lot of catches once again this season, but don’t count on him getting that much yardage again this season.
Travis Kelce and Ja’Marr Chase +1000
Travis Kelce, tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Ja’Marr Chase, wide receiver of the Cincinnati Bengals, both have the second-best odds to be the NFL’s leading receiver in 2022.
Kelce will be Patrick Mahomes’s number one target this season now that Tyreek Hill is no longer with the football team after being traded to the Miami Dolphins.
Travis Kelce will be by far the best offensive tight end statistically this season, but the question will be how many games does he get double teamed and how many games does he have boom or bust kind of performances in fantasy football?
Kelce finished with 1,125 receiving yards last season, which was 14th in the NFL.
Ja’Marr Chase was fourth in the NFL in receiving yards as a rookie last season at 1,455 yards receiving. He is already one of the best wide receivers in the game. Chase’s size and body build, along with his physicality, is a nightmare for defensive backs.
Ja’Marr Chase is a game-breaker and also had five touchdowns last season over 50 yards. The Ja’Marr Chase-Joe Burrow connection was on point last season as it was back in the LSU days.
Despite going to the Super Bowl last season and falling short, the connection can even be better this season because they will have a much better offensive line.
Davante Adams +1200
Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders has the third-best odds to win the 2022 NFL receiving leader. Adams is a wide receiver and is one of the best in the NFL. He finished with the third-most receiving yards last season, with 1,553 yards receiving with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Davante Adams will be catching passes this season from his old college football teammate at Fresno State, quarterback Derek Carr. Carr was one of the reasons why the Las Vegas Raiders made it to the playoffs last season, and he will make sure that Davante Adams gets the ball often this year.