Ezekiel Elliott led the NFL in carries last season with 304 and in rushing yards with 1,434. The Dallas Cowboys tailback is the betting favorite to be the league’s top rusher again in 2019.
Elliott is a +300 favorite to finish this season with the most rushing yards on the 2019 NFL player betting props at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In his first three seasons in the NFL, Elliott has led the league in rushing twice, averaging 101.2 yards per game through the first 40 games of his career. Assuming his current holdout doesn’t carry over into the regular season, Elliott is the man to beat. He is also going off as a +800 co-favorite to lead the league in rushing touchdowns.
Saquon Barkley (+450 to lead the league in rushing yards, +800 to lead the league in rushing touchdowns) is coming off a brilliant rookie season in which he rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns. Barkley is the clear focal point of the offense now with Odell Beckham Jr. out of town, and this should lead to big numbers in 2019.
Other running backs that could challenge Elliott and Barkley include Todd Gurley (+1400 rushing yards, +1200 rushing touchdowns), Derrick Henry (+1400 rushing yards, +1200 rushing touchdowns) and Le’Veon Bell (+1600 rushing yards, +2000 rushing touchdowns). Gurley led the league in rushing touchdowns with 17 last year.
Devante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins and Travis Kelce are all co-favorites going off at +1200 each on those NFL odds to finish with the league’s lead in receiving touchdowns. Beckham Jr., JuJu Smith-Schuster, Julio Jones, and Antonio Brown are all right behind the leaders at +1600. Brown led the pack last season with 15 receiving touchdowns; Adams has finished runner-up in touchdown catches each of the last three seasons.
Julio Jones is the favorite to finish this season with the most receiving yards at +375. Jones led the NFL in receiving yards in 2018 and 2015 and finished runner-up in both 2016 and 2017. The wideouts chasing Jones for the top spot this year include DeAndre Hopkins (+650), Michael Thomas (+950), Odell Beckham Jr. (+1100), Mike Evans (+1400), JuJu Smith-Schuster (+1500) and Antonio Brown (+1500).
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