NFL Rushing Yards Leader Prop Bet Picks

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NFL Rushing Yards Leader Prop Bet Picks

Although passing the football has become en vogue in the NFL, you shouldn’t be confused. There’s no doubt that most NFL teams want to run the football. Teams that struggled to rush the ball also struggled in winning football games. Having a decent running game is the best way to success.

Analyzing My NFL Rushing Yards Leader Prop Bet Picks

For sports bettors, being able to wager on the NFL Rushing Yards Leader has become a future prop bet favorite. This season, the betting favorite to lead the NFL in rushing yards is Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson. Is AP a good bet at low odds? Who is my smart bet to take down the rushing yards’ title?  What about my longshot running back to tear it up on the gridiron? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.

The Odds-On Favorite To Lead The NFL In Rushing Yards: Adrian Peterson +333

AP rushed for 1,485 yards last season. That was excellent considering that he pretty much missed all of 2014 due to some hokey child beating case. I won’t get in to why I think it was hokey.

The feeling is that AP should be much better this season than he was last season. I’m not sure if that’s going to happen. The Vikings want QB Teddy Bridgewater to pass the football more. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t have drafted WR Laquon Treadwell. I also feel that Peterson might finally start too slow down in 2016. I have to pass on AP being the super stud RB this season that the odds makers expect him to be.

The Smart Pick To Lead The NFL In Rushing Yards: Lamar Miller +1200

The Houston Texans rushed for 1,731 yards last season. The Texans’ opponents rushed, on average, for a total of 1,597 yards last season. Houston had 472 rushing plays during the 2015 NFL Regular Season. Their opponents only had 388 rushing plays. Since Houston has a new QB in Brock Osweiler, you figure that they might rush the ball even more in 2016, right?

That’s what I’m guessing. To me, at the 12 to 1 odds, Lamar Miller is the best, smartest, bet on the board to lead the NFL in rushing yards. Miller rushed for 872 yards from 194 carries last season while with the Miami Dolphins. He should easily eclipse 1,000 yards behind Houston’s offensive line. I think he gets 1,600 or more rushing yards in 2016. Miller’s my smart bet to lead the NFL in rushing.

The Longshot Bet To Lead The NFL In Rushing Yards: David Johnson +2000

Cardinals’ running back David Johnson figures to get way more opportunities to carry the football this season than he did last season. Johnson was a rookie in 2015. Arizona coach Bruce Arians admitted that he didn’t like leaning on rookies, and, yet, David Johnson scored 13 touchdowns. 8 of those touchdowns were on the ground. Johnson is an every down back that can catch, block and run. If Arians commits to him this season, he’ll have a shot at big odds to lead the NFL in rushing yards.  

NFL Betting Odds To League The NFL In Rushing Yards

PLAYER Odds
Adrian Peterson +333
Todd Gurley +400
Doug Martin +800
Ezekiel Elliott +900
LeVeon Bell +900
Thomas Rawls +1200
Lamar Miller +1200
LeSean McCoy +1600
Jamaal Charles +2000
David Johnson +2000
Eddie Lacy +2000
CJ Anderson +2500
Jonathan Stewart +3300
Mark Ingram +3300
Carlos Hyde +3300
Latavius Murray +4000
Matt Jones +4000
Jeremy Hill +4000
DeMarco Murray +5000
Frank Gore +5000
Devonta Freeman +6600
Jay Ajayi +6600
Matt Forte +8000
Ryan Matthews +10000
Rashad Jennings +10000
Chris Ivory +10000
Melvin Gordon +10000
LeGarrette Blount +12500
TJ Yeldon +12500
Ameer Abdullah +15000
Isaiah Crowell +15000