2017 NFL Touchdown Leader Odds

2017 NFL Touchdown Leader Odds

Last year, David Johnson was the favorite to score the most combined rushing and receiving touchdowns before the season started. He fulfilled the prophecy by scoring 20: 16 rushing and four receiving.

The Cardinals’ dual threat hasn’t done anything in the offseason that would cause oddsmakers to sour on him, but he isn’t the lone favorite at Ladbrokes.

Player 8/7 (Ladbrokes)
Ezekiel Elliott+450
David Johnson+450
LeVeon Bell+700
LeSean McCoy+1000
Antonio Brown+1100
Mike Evans +1200
Odell Beckham+1200
Julio Jones+1600
Jay Ajayi+2000
Jordy Nelson+2000
LeGarrette Blount+2000
Marshawn Lynch+2000
DeMarco Murray+2500
Devonta Freeman+2500
Dez Bryant+2500
Melvin Gordon+2500
Tyreek Hill+2500
Jordan Howard+3300
Mike Gillislee+3300
Rob Gronkowski+3300
Todd Gurley+3300
AJ Green+4000
Adrian Peterson+4000
Christian McCaffrey+4000
DeAndre Hopkins+4000
Eddie Lacy+4000
Jamaal Charles+4000
Lamar Miller+4000
Leonard Fournette+4000
Michael Thomas+4000
Doug Baldwin+5000
Jeremy Hill+5000
Joe Mixon+5000
Amari Cooper+6600
Brandin Cooks+6600
Carlos Hyde+6600
Doug Martin+6600
Latavius Murray+6600
TY Hilton+6600
Bilal Powell+8000
Ty Montgomery+8000

Ezekiel Elliott joins Johnson at the top of the list at +450. Elliott finished third in the league last year with 16 scores, with all but one coming on the ground. With Johnson able to do more in the passing game, I would lean towards him if you were to take one of the two co-favorites.

The first wide receiver listed is Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown at 11/1. Brown has finished with between 10 and 13 touchdowns in each of the past three seasons, which are great numbers for a wide receiver. However, the league leader in total touchdowns has finished with at least 17 in all but one season this decade. There’s no reason why Brown couldn’t reach double digits again this year, but he will need some help from the rest of the league if he wants a chance at the top spot.

New Patriots running back Mike Gillislee is tied with Rob Gronkowski at 33/1 as the highest Patriot listed. The Pats are expected to do great things this season, as is generally the case, but will be without their TD leader last year in LeGarrette Blount. Blount finished second in the NFL with 18 scores— many of which came in goal line situations. If Gillislee can slide into Belichick’s system and take over the role held by Blount last year, he will have plenty of chances to score.

The highest rookies on the list are Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey at 40/1. Fournette should have no problem landing the Jaguars’ starting running back job over T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory, but probably won’t factor into the passing game all that much. McCaffrey, on the other hand, will have to compete with Jonathan Stewart for reps, but has more versatility that could lead to a wider range of scoring chances.

Any value opportunities stick out in your mind or do you think one of the favorites can get the job done again?

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