The NFL playoffs continue with the Divisional round this weekend and DraftKings has posted a cool prop bet involving the most receiving yards. You can wager on whether a top wide receiver like Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams, or Ja’Marr Chase will catch for the most yards this weekend, or you take a flier on a prop bet on a tight end like Rob Gronkowski or Dawson Knox to rack up the most receiving yards.
Only eight teams remain in the hunt for the Super Bowl. Both the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers were awarded the #1 seeds, so they’re well-rested, including their wide-outs, so keep an eye on Adams ad AJ Brown.
|Prop Bet: Most Receiving Yards Divisional Weekend|
- Davante Adams +350
- Cooper Kupp +500
- Ja’Marr Chase +800
- Tyreek Hill +1300
- Stefon Diggs +1300
- AJ Brown +1300
- Mike Evans +1400
- Travis Kelce +1400
- Deebo Samuel +1600
- Rob Gronkowski +2000
- Odell Beckham Jr +2000
- Tee Higgins +2000
- Brandon Aiyuk +2200
- George Kittle +2200
- Randall Cobb +3000
- Tyler Higbee +3500
- Van Jefferson +3500
- Dawson Knox +4000
Last week, Mike Evans from the Tampa Bay Bucs led all players with 117 yards in an NFC wild-card victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Favorites: Kupp, Adams, Chase
A well-rested Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers is the top player on the board at +350 odds to lead the NFL in receiving yards during Divisional weekend. Adams is Aaron Rodgers’ most trusted and favorite target.
Cooper Kupp had a record-setting season after the LA Rams made a humongous trade to bring Matthew Stafford to Hollywood. Stafford finally won a playoff game and got that monkey off his back. Now the real work begins, with the Rams squaring off against the Super Bowl champion Bucs. Kupp caught just five passes in the wild card for 65 yards and a touchdown. Kupp is only +500 odds to lead the NFL in receiving during the Divisional round. In case you’re wondering, our DFS insider loves the Kupp/Stafford combo this weekend.
Rookie Ja’Marr Chase had a sensational playoff debut with the Cincinnati Bengals as Joe Burrow’s primary target downfield. He caught nine passes for 116 yards, but failed to get into the end zone. Chase is +800 odds to lead the pack in receiving yards this weekend, and he’s on our shortlist of potential breakout players in the Divisional round.
Value town: Cheetah, Evans, Brown, Deebo
A banged-up Mike Evans led all receivers with 117 yards last weekend. He edged out Chase by only one yard. You can back Evans at +1400 yards this weekend, but the Bucs will have a tougher defensive opponent when they meet the LA Rams in the Divisional Round versus the overmatched Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cheetah is the fastest player in the NFL, and everyone on Buffalo’s defense will keep their eyes on Tyreek Hill. Patrick Mahomes likes the spread the ball around, and Hill and Kelce both had five receptions last week, but it’s Kelce who out-gained Hill by almost two-to-one with 108 yards versus 57 yards. That’s why Hill offers a lot of value at +1300 odds.
Stefon Diggs only caught three passes during Buffalo’s shellacking of the New England Patriots last week, which is why he’s +1300 odds. But he’s due for a monster game.
AJ Brown and Tennessee’s wide-outs will be overlooked this week because everyone is focused on the return of Derrick Henry. That’s why Brown is a solid value pick at +1300 odds. The Titans had an extra week to prepare for the Bengals in this one.
Deebo Samuel posted 110 all-purpose yards last week against the Dallas Cowboys, but he secured nearly more than twice as many rushing yards than receiving yards. That’s why he’s a mid-shot at +1600 odds to secure the most receiving yards this weekend. Kyle Shanahan is the master of schemes and he utilized Samuel as the secondary rusher behind Elijah Mitchell, who just missed out on the century mark with 96 yards. If the 49ers fall behind the Packers early, then expect Samuel to catch more passes than rushes.
Tight ends: Kelce, Gronk, Knox, Kittle
The playoffs are where tight ends earn their paychecks. During the wild card, four tight ends were among the top six in receiving yards. In total, five tight ends were in the top nine. The Buffalo Bills had near-flawless offensive output against the Patriots. Dawson Knox added five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns for the Bills, which is crazy considering Knox broke his hand in October. He’s a long shot this week at +4000 yards.
Kelce is the obvious favorite pick to rack up the most receiving yards among tight ends in the divisional round. He was third overall last week with 108 yards and a touchdown on just five passes from Mahomes. He’s +1400 odds this week against the Bills, which should be a fun shootout.
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have a long-standing friendship and history. When the game is on the line and the Bucs are behind, Brady instinctively looks for Gronk. Betting-wise, Gronk has a slightly inflated price at +2000 odds due to his high public profile and popularity.
Now that the 49ers are using Samuel as a hybrid RB/WR or a human flex, keep an eye on San Francisco’s tight end George Kittle. He caught only one pass for 18 yards in the wild card, and wasn’t much of a favorite in the passing offense. Shanahan used him to block a lot or act as a decoy on passing downs. Kittle is a long shot at +2200 odds in the Divisional round.