NFL props: Who will be the league's top receiver?
Detroit’s Calvin Johnson opened as a heavy betting favorite to defend his title as the receiver to compile the most receiving yards in the upcoming NFL regular season.
Johnson was installed as a 5-2 choice, according to Cantor Gaming odds. Johnson amassed 1,681 receiving yards last year, easily outdistancing runner-up Wes Welker (1,569).
The proposition is currently available for wagering at all Cantor sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Most likely winner, regardless of odds: Johnson. The Lions wide receiver richly deserves his spot as the clear betting favorite in this category. It’s a short price (5-2), but certainly not an unreasonable one.
At the listed price, I want no part of: Mike Wallace. The Steelers wide receiver is a solid, workmanlike team player, but highly unlikely to challenge for the receiving-yards title. A finish in the Top 10? Maybe.
Intriguing long shot: Victor Cruz at 12-1. The Giants wideout, third in receiving yards a year ago, appears primed for a big season. On the down side, it’s likely opposing defenses will be more focused than every on attempting to stifle him. Then again, perhaps that’s why he’s at 12-1 rather than, say, 7-1.
The complete list from Cantor Gaming:
Calvin Johnson 5-2
Larry Fitzgerald 5-1
Andre Johnson 7-1
A.J. Green 10-1
Mike Wallace 12-1
Hakeem Nicks 12-1
Roddy White 12-1
Victor Cruz 12-1
Brandon Marshall 10-1
Greg Jennings 15-1
Julio Jones 15-1
Wes Welker 14-1
Vincent Jackson 20-1
Demaryius Thomas 15-1
The field 3-1
Odds are subject to change, and all NFL teams must play at least 14 regular-season games for action.