NFL Receiving Props 2023

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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:

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:

1Justin JeffersonMinnesota Vikings1,809
2Tyreek HillMiami Dolphins1,710
3Davante AdamsLas Vegas Raiders1,516
4A.L. BrownPhiladelphia Eagles1,496
5Stefon DiggsBuffalo Bills1,429
6CeeDee LambDallas Cowboys1,359
7Jaylen WaddleMiami Dolphins1,356
8Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs1,338
9DeVonta SmithPhiladelphia Eagles1,196
10Terry McLaurinWashington Commanders1,191

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:

2022Justin JeffersonMinnesota Vikings1,809
2021Cooper KuppLos Angeles Rams1,947
2020Stefon DiggsBuffalo Bills1,535
2019Michael ThomasNew Orleans Saints1,725
2018Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons1,677
2017Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers1,533
2016Ty HiltonIndianapolis Colts1,448
2015Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons1,871
2014Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers1,698
2013Josh GordonCleveland Browns1,646

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:

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.

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.

Most receptions 

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.

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.

Player over/unders 

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.

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