NFL 2015 Player Prop Bet Odds- Most Passing Yards
The start of a new season in the NFL is right around the corner and a great way to get in on all the action right now is wagering on any number of player proposition odds that have been released ahead of the start of the actual games. One of the best sportsbooks for player props is BetOnline and one of the most popular props to bet on is “most passing yards” for the 2015 regular season.
The name at the top of this year’s list is Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck. His betting odds to end the regular season with the most passing yards are +275 and even though they are the lowest on the board, there is still quite a bit of value in that number. Luck will be entering his fourth season in the league and so far he has more than lived-up to all the hype as the best young quarterback in the league. In his rookie, Luck ended-up seventh in the rankings with 4,374 yards and last season he jumped-up to third with 4,671 total passing yards. The Colts led the NFL last season in average passing yards with 305.9 per game.
Right behind Luck at +500 betting odds is Ben Roethlisberger. He has spent his entire 11-year pro career in Pittsburgh and he appears to be getting better with age. Big Ben was tied for first last season in total passing yards with 4,952, which was over 600 yards more than his previous highest total of 4,328 in 2009. The Steelers were always known for their punishing ground game, but last season they were ranked 16th in the NFL in rushing yards per game and second in average passing yards. Heading into this season, the stage is set for another big year moving the ball through the air.
Green Bay came painfully close to getting back to the Super Bowl last season in an overtime loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship and the player behind that run was quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He threw for 4,381 yards in 2014, which was seventh-most in the league and coming into this season he has been listed as a +650 third-favorite to top that list in 2015. You would have to believe that Rodgers and the entire Packers’ team is looking to take care of some unfinished business as one of the top favorites to win the NFC this time around and this type of motivation adds quite a bit of value to his prop bet odds.
The fourth player on BetOnline’s list is veteran quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. At +750 betting odds, he may offer the best value on the board among any of the top favorites. Throughout his storied 14-year NFL career, Brees has consistently been one of the most prolific passers in the game. He has thrown for more than 5000 yards four times over that span and last season he tied Roethlisberger for the most passing yards in the NFL with 4,952. The Saints were ranked third in the league in passing yards in 2014 and second in 2013, so there is little reason to believe that veteran head coach Sean Payton is going to move away from this game plan in 2015.
If you are looking to stretch the value in these odds a bit, then take a closer look at Denver’s Peyton Manning at +1200 betting odds. The Broncos moved away from the pass a bit last season after leading the league in average yards per game (340.3) in 2013, but they still rely heavily on Manning moving the ball down the field through the air. In that 2013 season, he set a new NFL single-season passing record with 5,477 total yards. Last season that number dropped off to 4,727, but the future Hall of Famer was still fourth on the list.
The betting odds for a few of the other top quarterbacks on the list have Atlanta’s Matt Ryan listed at +900 followed by Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions at +1000. The New York Giants’ Eli Manning has the next best odds at +1600 and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys’ odds to throw for the most yards this season are set at +1800.
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