Pass, Rush, Receiving Odds (08/25/15)
Which players will lead the league in passing yards, rushing yards and receiving yards?
Want to wager on it? Of course you do.
Before you walk to the betting counter, review our player projections including the Top 350 Fantasy Rankings and read our value picks below.
Favorite: Andrew Luck – 7/2
Projected Stats: 4,804.2 passing yards, 38.8 touchdowns
Luck is the favorite to win the passing title after finishing third in passing yards last season (4,761 passing yards). The Colts young star posted career highs in attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns a year ago. We project Indy's quarterback to finish with the most passing yards in 2015.
Value Pick: Eli Manning – 12/1
Projected Stats: 4,532.7 passing yards, 33.5 touchdowns
Luck has the best odds to lead the league in passing but Peyton's little brother has value. Eli is one of three quarterbacks (Luck and Ben Roethlisberger are the others) projected to throw for over 4,500 yards. Eli also has arguably the best receiver (Odell Beckham Jr.) in football, yet has the seventh best odds to be the passing leader.
Favorite: Adrian Peterson - 7/2
Projected Stats: 1,344.0 rushing yards, 13.8 rushing touchdowns
Despite only playing one game last year and dealing with off-field issues, Adrian Peterson is the favorite to lead the league in rushing. A case could be made for the Vikings' running back to be the first pick in fantasy but Peterson won't be the rushing leader. Remember, this is a back that has only played in all 16 games in a season once in the last five years and in that same time frame has finished in the top five in rushing just twice.
Value Pick: Eddie Lacy – 9/1
Projected Stats: 1,507.8 rushing yards, 12.0 rushing touchdowns
No one expects Green Bay to be a run-first team while Aaron Rodgers is under center and perhaps that is why Lacy is undervalued. The Packers' back is projected to lead the league in rushing and is the only running back projected over 1,500 yards.
Additional Value Play: Cincy's Jeremy Hill has the second highest projected rushing total (1,442.7 yards) in the NFL but has the seventh best odds to win the rushing title behind Eddie Lacy at 11/1.
Favorites: Antonio Brown – 11/2
Projected Stats: 1,466.5 receiving yards, 14.6 touchdowns
Big Ben's favorite target led the league in receiving yards last year and is the favorite to repeat. Roethlisberger threw for a career-high 4,952 yards last season and Brown was his main target leading the league in receptions (129) on his way to 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns. Brown is No. 1 in our fantasy receiver rankings but he isn't projected to have the most yards.
Value Pick: Julio Jones – 13/2
Projected Stats: 1,549.3 receiving yards, 7.3 touchdowns
Atlanta's wideout only had six touchdowns in 2014 but he finished in the top three in targets, receptions and yards even though he missed a game due to injury. Jones isn't being drafted like a stud, not only will he lead the league in receiving yards but he also has a chance to be the No. 1 receiver in fantasy.