Who Will Lead the NFL in Receptions in 2017?
Prop season continues as we now have odds on which player will lead the NFL in receptions. Last season, at age 33, Larry Fitzgerald managed to lead the league in receptions with 107. He was the oldest player to do so since 1996, when some guy named Jerry Rice led the league at 33-years-old. Not bad company.
Three superstars top this year’s list, with Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown a decent amount higher than Julio Jones and Odell Beckham. Brown finished just one reception behind Fitzgerald last year and was tied with Jones in 2015 atop the list with a whopping 136. Brown also finished with the most in 2014 so you could say that he has a “decent” track record in this category.
One name that could get some attention at +1800 is Michael Thomas. At just 23-years-old last year, Thomas finished 9th in the league with 92 receptions. Now that Brandin Cooks is out of New Orleans, Thomas has the opportunity to catch even more passes from Drew Brees.
A longshot that could tempt some folks is Minnesota’s Stefon Diggs at +5000. Diggs, also a youngster, caught 84 balls last year despite missing three games. If he can stay healthy and continue to mature, he should be in line for his first 100+ reception season.
Will one of the the “big three” take the crown this year or will someone new from farther down the odds list have a breakout year?