It is never too early to try and lock in the best possible number when it comes to NFL wagering as these numbers and juice often change leading up to the regular season. Betting months or even weeks before the first regular season game is a great time to place futures wagers before the public is aware of team’s true identities.
Here are a few of the season long totals that are worthy of placing bets on:
Aaron Rodgers Under 4275.5 passing yards
It is very possible we see a new Packers offense with Mike McCarthy finally gone and a new head coach. While McCarthy was head coach, the Packers ranked in the top 10 in rushing just once, and were in the bottom 12 of the league seven of the 13 seasons during his tenure. In 2018, the Packers ran the ball the least of any team in the NFL at only 32.4 percent. This number was more than 20 percent lower than the Seahawks who topped the list.
Having a new head coach in Matt LaFleur is an intriguing addition as his emphasis in prior seasons have been orchestrating a balanced attack. In 2017 with the Rams 46.7 percent of the plays were rushing ones, and in 2018 with the Titans 51 percent of plays were on the ground. With running back Aaron Jones cutting his body fat and anticipating a heavier workload, expect the Packers to show more versatility in their offense and have more success on the ground.
Saquon Barkley Over 1350.5 rushing yards
If his second year is similar to his rookie campaign he would only need 44 more yards to surpass his total from last year. In 2018, Barkley finished first in rushing yards after contact with 736 and had 56.3 percent of his rushing yards total coming from after contact. He also recorded nine rushing plays of 40 or more yards.
With new additions to the Giants offensive line: most notably Nate Solder, and Will Hernandez at guard the move for the Giants finally placing an emphasis on revamping the offensive line could definitely yield some success. The Giants are allotting 37 percent of their salary cap on the line. If Eli has more protection and time to throw the ball, then it just makes Barkley even more dangerous in the running game as it moves the Giants out of the traditional one dimensional offense we saw last season.
Brandin Cooks Over 1100 receiving yards
Cooks is averaging 14.3 yards a reception for his career and is coming off his most productive one yet as a member of the Rams putting up 1204 receiving yards through 80 receptions and five touchdowns. He has recorded four straight seasons with 1050 or more receiving yards and 114 or more targets throughout that stretch.
According to Pro Football Focus, Cooks thrived on three particular routes: corners, posts, and screens. On corner routes he produced a perfect passer rating of 158.3, tied for first in the NFL with Austin Hooper. On post routes, Cook’s rating was 143.9, second only behind Jordy Nelson. During screen passes, Cooks produced a 127.4 rating ranking him second behind Christian Kirk.
Although the Rams have a ton of depth offensively especially at the wideout position, look for Cooks to once again have a big season comfortably surpassing the 1100 receiving yards mark.
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