Can Calvin Ridley/Davante Adams Really Lead WRs In Yards/TDs?

  • Calvin Ridley has +750 odds to lead the league in receiving yards this season.
  • Davante Adams is the +600 betting favorite to lead the league in receiving touchdowns.

LAS VEGAS – With the NFL preseason starting this week, the time to bet on NFL futures are dwindling down, and in theory, Calvin Ridley makes perfect sense as a candidate to lead the league in receiving yards.

Julio Jones is gone, his top threat for stealing targets is a rookie tight end, he has a capable quarterback and the team is expected to be down in games which should call for a pass-heavy attack.

Of course, there are doubts, but online gambling sites agree.

Most Receiving Yards Odds

  • Calvin Ridley +750
  • Justin Jefferson +850
  • Stefon Diggs +850
  • Tyreek Hill +1000
  • DeAndre Hopkins +1000
  • DK Metcalf +1200
  • Travis Kelce +1200
  • Davante Adams +1500
  • A.J. Brown +1500
  • Michael Thomas +1800
  • D.J. Moore +1800
  • Amari Cooper +2000

To those who think Ridley won’t succeed if defenses focus on him, take note of the fact he has averaged 7.25 receptions and 107 yards per game in his career without Julio on the field.

A possible dark horse candidate is Travis Kelce (+1200), who finished second in the league in receiving yards last season. With Patrick Mahomes as a starting quarterback, Kelce has outgained Tyreek Hill in two of the three seasons.

Bettors should take advantage of Kelce being lower than Hill on the sports betting sites table.

Another possible option could be Amari Cooper (+2000). His quarterback, Dak Prescott, has the second-highest projected passing yards total (4795.5) of any QB in the league, so getting his top option at +2000 seems worth the risk.

Davante Adams Favored To Repeat As Receiving Touchdown Leader

Davante Adams was able to bring in 18 touchdowns last season, the most of any receiver in the league. With Aaron Rodgers officially back in the office, Adams is once again favored to lead the league in touchdowns.

Most Receiving TDs Odds

  • Davante Adams +600
  • Tyreek Hill +700
  • Calvin Ridley +900
  • Travis Kelce +1000
  • DK Metcalf +1200
  • Adam Thielen +1200
  • Mike Evans +1300
  • Justin Jefferson +1400
  • Stefon Diggs +1500
  • DeAndre Hopkins +1600
  • A.J. Brown +2000
  • Tyler Lockett +2000
  • Amari Cooper +2000
  • Darren Waller +2500
  • Chris Godwin +2500

Those looking for a longshot can get DeAndre Hopkins, arguably the best receiver in the game, at +1600.

In 2017, Hopkins led the NFL in receiving touchdowns and also was inside the top five in 2018. Hopkins had the second-most receptions in the NFL last season and if that output keeps up he is sure to find the end zone more often.