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NFL 2017 Props: Most Receiving Yards

NFL 2017 Props: Most Receiving Yards
The list of big-play wide receivers in the NFL is longer than ever. With so many playmakers, who will lead the league in receiving yards? Here are your best bets heading into 2017.

Which receiver deserves your backing?

It feels like we're in a golden age of wide receivers. It's becoming the norm to see pass catchers that stand 6-foot-3 or bigger — and ones that can blaze through the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, no less — gashing defenses. Or maybe it's just that NFL rulebooks are slanted in wide receivers' favor. Even the slightest contact from opposing defenses draws a penalty nowadays. 

Either way, few prop bets will be as highly contested as the league leader in receiving yards. These four players should garner your money above the rest: The below odds are brought to you by Bovada

Odds

Antonio Brown (+400)

It's funny that we start off with Brown, who at 5-foot-10 bucks the trend of giant targets out in open space. But what Brown lacks in size, he makes up for in everything else. Brown's quickness is second to none. His ability to turn on the jets almost instantaneously, and then cut on a dime, make's him a home run threat each time he catches the ball.

The Steelers simply have too many weapons, the main problem with backing Brown. Between Le'Veon Bell, rookie JuJu Smith, Martavis Bryant, Brown will have to share the ball plenty. 

Julio Jones (+450)

The word "unstoppable" gets thrown around for far too many wide receivers, but Jones really does fit the bill. There's no reason for us to keep on gushing about his size and speed. But Jones' body control may be his biggest asset. All Matt Ryan has to do is chuck the ball near his insanely-large catch radius and Jones will go up and get it. He resembles an acrobat the way he contorts his body and keeps two feet in bounds.

Jones has finished top three in receiving yards each of the last three years. In our opinion, there's not a better bet here than him. Another monster season is in store for Jones as he and the Falcons try to avenge their Super Bowl loss.

Mike Evans (+1200)

Evans looks and plays like a tight end. He's 6-foot-5 and overpowers any cornerback tasked with stopping him.

Here's why we love Evans: no wide receiver had more catches than Evans' 175 last year. Jameis Winston wants to get the ball in his hands at all costs and that's what you need to lead the NFL in this category. Evans at +1200 is pure value, especially if Tampa Bay breaks out of the pack like many expect.

Michael Thomas (+2000)

There's not a better under-the-radar pick than Thomas. Drew Brees has topped the NFL in passing yards three consecutive seasons and with Brandin Cooks long gone, the second-year Thomas becomes Brees' go-to target. 

Thomas reeled in 93 catches as a rookie — the second most in league history — to go along with 1,137 yards, which ranked ninth overall. Sure, Thomas will now get more attention from defenses, but those numbers are going to skyrocket. Get used to plenty of Brees-to-Thomas highlight reel plays. 

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