Can Mixon, Connor Catch Jonathan Taylor Most Rush TD Odds?

  • Jonathan Taylor leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 14.
  • James Conner has +150 odds to lead the league in rushing touchdowns.
  • Joe Mixon has +300 odds to be the touchdown leader this season.

INDIANAPOLIS Jonathan Taylor has been nothing short of spectacular this season as he is the current rushing yard and rushing touchdown leader. Looking more into his touchdowns, Taylor has 14 total rushing touchdowns this season.

With that, online gambling sites have Taylor listed with the shortest odds to lead the league in touchdowns. However, both James Conner and Joe Mixon are not far behind 14 rushing touchdowns this season either.

Most Rushing TD Odds

  • Jonathan Taylor -200
  • James Conner +150
  • Joe Mixon +300
  • Austin Ekeler +2000
  • Damien Harris +2500
  • Ezekiel Elliot +2500

Backing Up Taylor’s Odds

The Indianapolis Colts have centered their offense around Taylor in the red zone. Taylor leads the NFL in red zone touches (64) and red zone rushing yards (194). He is also second in the league in red zone touchdowns with 11.

In the five games left on the Colts schedule this season, three of those games are coming against bottom-10 teams in terms of touchdowns allowed to opposing running backs. Taylor has matchups with the Jacksonville Jaguars (11), who have allowed the third-most rushing touchdowns, the Houston Texans (10) who’ve allowed the fourth most, and the Las Vegas Raiders (9) with the fifth-most rushing touchdowns allowed.

Where Conner And Mixon Stand

Following Jonathan Taylor on the odds board and in the touchdown standings are Arizona Cardinals back, James Conner (12 TDs), and Cincinnati Bengals RB, Joe Mixon (11 TDs).

Of the two, Conner has the stronger chance of taking over the rushing touchdown leader based on the way the Cardinals offense is set up. Conner has sat behind Chase Edmonds on the depth chart all season, but has been used in the red zone and on goal-line situations. Helping his case is that Kyler Murray has missed the last three games and is questionable for at least Week 13, while Edmonds has also been out on IR since Week 9.

The Cardinals also do not have a favorable schedule remaining as they face four defenses that are in the top 15 against opposing running back touchdowns. The Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys are tied for the 12th fewest rushing touchdowns allowed with six each. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears are at 11 with seven touchdowns allowed to opposing RBs all season.

As for Joe Mixon, the Cincinnati Bengals offense has been thriving behind the passing game being that Joe Burrow is eighth in the league in passing touchdowns which takes away red zone attempts for Mixon. The Bengals schedule is also tough as four of their six remaining games come against teams that don’t allow many rushing touchdowns either. Both the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens have allowed just eight rushing touchdowns this season and the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs have allowed five each.

With his usage the highest out of all running backs this season, Taylor will likely hold on to the rushing TD leader spot making his -200 odds at NFL online sportsbooks valuable at this point in the season.