NFL receiving props are available at legal online sportsbooks when the season is in full swing. Options include over/unders on receiving yards, players to score TDs, longest receptions and more for all of the top receivers that are set to play on the weekly slates.
There are also season-long receiving props available, including which player will lead the league in yards, and over/under on receptions and yards for the top pass catchers in the game. Here’s a look at what you need to know about betting on NFL receiving props.
Receiving props for NFL Week 1
While we know the schedule for Week 1 of the NFL season, receiving prop lines will likely be available closer to game day. Once that happens, we’ll take a look at the latest odds right here.
NFL receiving props for Week 1
The first week of the NFL regular season will be filled with betting options. Beyond trying to figure out what’s in store for the pass catchers, you can also explore other player props:
- Touchdown props: Bet on the game’s first TD scorer and more.
- Passing props: Wager on the over/under for passing yards and more.
- Rushing props: Bet on longest rushes and more.
Legal online sportsbooks will have multiple wagering options for all of the top receivers in each game. Here are some of the top choices you may come across:
Over/under receiving yards
For each of the top receivers set to see action, oddsmakers will post a line for total receiving yards. Bettors then get to wager whether receivers will go over or under their line. While trying to figure out what might happen, solid areas to look at include the average output for the receiver in question, as well as what the opponent typically allows in the passing game.
Receiving TD prop bets
You can also bet on which receivers will find the end zone. It’s a simple bet in concept — you’re either right or wrong on the selected player — but not necessarily the easiest to predict. As next season plays out, you may begin to see trends for which players are showing a nose for the end zone, as well as for which squads tend to allow the most receiving TDs.
Longest reception props
Few things can get folks out of their seats like a long pass play, and bettors can try to figure out which receivers will make it happen. Sportsbooks will set a benchmark total for all of the top receivers. Bettors can then choose over or under that amount.
What are NFL receiving props?
NFL receiving props cover various stats for pass catchers, including receptions, yardage and touchdowns. Each game will offer a number of such bets. You’ll also find season-long receiving props, including which player will lead the league in yards. Such props can be fun, and the returns can be great on winning wagers.
Which receivers have the best chance to lead the league?
Justin Jefferson entered the 2022 season as one of the top favorites to close out the campaign with the most receiving yards. The race was competitive for a good part of the season, but he managed to pull away and claim the crown in the end, finishing with 1,809 receiving yards. Tyreek Hill was next on the list with 1,710, with Davante Adams finishing in third at 1,516.
Who led the NFL in receiving last season?
There was a new name atop the charts last season. Here’s how the top 10 shook out:
|1||Justin Jefferson||Minnesota Vikings||1,809|
|2||Tyreek Hill||Miami Dolphins||1,710|
|3||Davante Adams||Las Vegas Raiders||1,516|
|4||A.L. Brown||Philadelphia Eagles||1,496|
|5||Stefon Diggs||Buffalo Bills||1,429|
|6||CeeDee Lamb||Dallas Cowboys||1,359|
|7||Jaylen Waddle||Miami Dolphins||1,356|
|8||Travis Kelce||Kansas City Chiefs||1,338|
|9||DeVonta Smith||Philadelphia Eagles||1,196|
|10||Terry McLaurin||Washington Commanders||1,191|
Recent NFL receiving yard leaders
The receiving yards champ has been a first-time winner for the last four seasons. Here is the past decade of receiving yard leaders:
|2022||Justin Jefferson||Minnesota Vikings||1,809|
|2021||Cooper Kupp||Los Angeles Rams||1,947|
|2020||Stefon Diggs||Buffalo Bills||1,535|
|2019||Michael Thomas||New Orleans Saints||1,725|
|2018||Julio Jones||Atlanta Falcons||1,677|
|2017||Antonio Brown||Pittsburgh Steelers||1,533|
|2016||Ty Hilton||Indianapolis Colts||1,448|
|2015||Julio Jones||Atlanta Falcons||1,871|
|2014||Antonio Brown||Pittsburgh Steelers||1,698|
|2013||Josh Gordon||Cleveland Browns||1,646|
How to bet on receiving props
For the upcoming season, futures on the winner of the next Super Bowl came out before the current league year even came to a close. Other top futures bets, including season-long receiving props, come out after that. The menu of options may vary by sportsbook, but here’s a look at the top receiving bets that you’ll find.
Most receiving yards
Sportsbooks will post odds for a number of season-long options, ranging from the top favorites to extreme long shots. Here’s an example of what you might see:
- Justin Jefferson +800
- Cooper Kupp +900
- Ja’Marr Chase +1000
As you can see, the odds, even for the favorites, are pretty attractive. The numbers rise even further as you go down the list of choices. At +800, a $10 bet would win $80 if correct, while a $50 wager would have a chance to win $400.
For any season-long prop, you have to consider a number of variables, including injury risks and the overall productivity of the offense. The list of choices is long, so do your best to cut it down to your top picks and a few sleepers. You can then devote your research efforts to how those players may perform for the coming season.
Most receiving TDs
You can also bet on which player will have the most receiving TDs for the year. Once again, you’ll likely see an odds board similar to the one for receiving yards.
- Cooper Kupp +500
- Ja’Marr Chase +500
- Mike Evans +700
Kupp led the league with 16 receiving TDs last season. Mike Evans was second with 14, followed by Ja’Marr Chase with 13. DK Metcalf and Davante Adams rounded out the top five with 12 and 11, respectively.
Players who lead the league in receptions tend to come from pass-heavy teams. You can bet on the league leader in this category, as well.
- Cooper Kupp +450
- Justin Jefferson +600
- Keenan Allen +900
- Stefon Diggs +900
- Davante Adams +900
While the yardage leader has a shot here, too, possession receivers and go-to options are also candidates to consider. Kupp led the way with 145 last year, then Adams with 123.
There are also season-long over/under bets for top receivers. The wager works just like the weekly options, as sportsbooks will list a line plus odds for the receiver to go over or under that line.
The choice is simple: Will Chris Olave have over or under 4.5 receiving TDs? Based on the current odds, it looks like more bettors are expecting him to go under that line.
For the offseason, check back often for season-long over/under bets at your sportsbooks of choice and expect to see the options increase as the season approaches. Once the games that matter get underway, you’ll have plenty of receiving props to choose from for each individual game.
What happens to season-long NFL props if a player gets injured?
NFL season-long player prop bets will remain active regardless of the status of a single player. For example, if you placed a bet on a player to lead the league in receiving yards and he goes down to injury, your bet will lose. If that happens before the Week 1 games begin, and the injured player will be out for the whole season, then sportsbooks will void and refund bets on that player.
Which NFL player had the most receiving yards in a single season?
Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions set the all-time single-season receiving yards record in 2012. He collected 1,964 yards on 122 receptions for the year.
Has a receiver ever won the NFL MVP award?
No, a wide receiver has yet to win the NFL MVP. Cooper Kupp finished third in the 2021 season. The Los Angeles Rams wideout then capped his stellar campaign by winning the Super Bowl MVP.