The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner, but there is still time to get in on some sexy futures bets. We’ve sifted through extensive menu of player props and highlighted three winners that look like good money.
Here’s a look at our three choices that should present a nice payout at season’s end. This includes who will lead the league in passing yards, the NFL Rookie of the Year and NFL Comeback Player of the year. Happy betting and THANK GOD FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY!
Who Will Lead the League in Passing Yards in the 2014 Regular Season?
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
>>> Odds: 11/4
Drew Brees has thrown for more than 5000 passing yards in three-straight seasons and has eclipsed that mark four times in his career. That’s as many 5000-yard seasons as every other quarterback in NFL history combined. Peyton Manning edged out Brees by just over 300 passing yards to lead the league a year ago, but that was against one of the league’s easiest schedules.
The Saints replaced veteran Lance Moore’s production with rookie first-round pick Brandin Cooks, who is an absolute burner, and the rest of Brees’ weapons return led by All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham. Marques Colston looks healthy, and Kenny Stills should be improved going into his second season.Brees will have plenty of targets to spread the ball around this year, and it won’t surprise anyone if he leads the NFL in passing yards with his fourth-straight 5000-yard season.
Who Will be the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year?
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
>>> Odds: 5/1
The salary cap hurt Carolina’s flexibility this past offseason, and several players walked away including veteran receivers Steve Smith Sr., Ted Gin Jr. and Brandon LaFell. The Panthers shopped for bargains and wound up adding castaways such Jason Avant and Jerricho Cotchery.
The real splash came when they used their first round pick on a former Florida State Seminoles’ star receiver Kelvin Benjamin. He’s 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, and he has elite speed and hands. We’ve already seen him and Cam Newton’s chemistry in the preseason.
Expect Benjamin to be used in every situation including the red zone. Benjamin is already Carolina’s best receiver. Benjamin doesn’t get as much media attention as fellow rookie wideout Sammy Watkins, but he’s just as likely to win Rookie of the Year.
Who Will Win NFL Comeback Player of the Year?
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
>>> Odds: 11/2
Rodgers’ competition seems light with guys like Robert Griffin III, Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones, Eli Manning, Chris Johnson and Arian Foster as his competitors. RGIII and Manning have looked awful in the preseason, and Gronkowksi isn’t fully healthy. Jones is splitting receptions with Roddy White, and Johnson is sharing carries with Chris Ivory
Remember that Rodgers had an incredible start to last season prior to the injury. He was on pace for 5072 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. Rodgers has the potential to put up MVP numbers throwing to Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and Jarrett Boykin this season. He should have no problem earning Comeback Player of the Year honors along the way.