Running Back Yards Props Handicapping
Live on in our recommended Sportsbooks are NFL player props for the upcoming regular season is a list of rushing yard totals for a group of 16 players. Fourteen running backs and two quarterbacks make up the menu of 10 cent betting options: Here then are our handicapping predictions for the 2020 NFL Rushing Yards Totals Player Props.
- Derrick Henry 1350.5
- Nick Chubb 1300.5
- Ezekiel Elliott 1275.5
- Saquon Barkley 1200.5
- Dalvin Cook 1160.5
- Christian McCaffrey 1150.5
- Kenyan Drake 1050.5
- Lamar Jackson 975.5
- Aaron Jones 950.5
- Leonard Fournette 900.5
- Raheem Mostert 875.5
- Le’Veon Bell 850.5
- Alvin Kamara 850.5
- Marlon Mack 750.5
- Jonathan Taylor 700.5
- Josh Allen 525.5
2020 Rushing Yards Totals Prop: Aaron Jones
After selecting rookie running back AJ Dillon in the second round of this year’s draft, the Packers backfield suddenly looks overcrowded.
At the top of the depth chart remains Aaron Jones, who ran for his first 1000-yard season in 2019 and led the NFL with 16 rushing touchdowns.
But Dillon isn’t even the back that concerns me the most. Jamaal Williams is a wonderful runner who proved to be on equal footing with Jones toward the tail end of 2019.
Even without accounting for the possibility of injury, Jones is a candidate to become locked in a timeshare and that doesn’t bode well for another 1000-yard season. I’m under on this one.
2020 Rushing Yards Totals Prop: Leonard Fournette
The Jaguars declined the fifth-year option on Fournette’s rookie deal that began after Jacksonville selected him fourth overall in 2017.
When healthy, Fournette has been a workhorse for Jacksonville but didn’t average better than 4.0 yards per carry until last season, when he put up 1152 yards and another 500 in the receiving game.
The Jags could certainly hold onto him and ride him for everything he’s got in 2020 before cutting ties. They could also look toward the future even sooner than that and cut him out of camp. It is not an impossibility so I’m going to take the under and look for either that or another injury.
2020 Rushing Yards Totals Prop: Raheem Mostert
Mostert went undrafted out of Purdue in 2015 and bounced around the league before finding a home in San Francisco in 2017.
He was used virtually not at all in his first season there and only a little more in 2018 before getting 134 carries last season and emerging as the number one option in the postseason.
He enters 2020 with Tevin Coleman atop the depth chart. The Niners have the same solid foundation that took them to the Super Bowl last season and I expect Mostert to top 1000 yards as the first and second-down back to make this an easy over.
2020 Rushing Yards Totals Prop: Le’Veon Bell
After missing all of 2018 due to his contract dispute with Pittsburgh, Bell’s first season as a Jet was his least productive as a pro.
He averaged just 3.2 yards per carry on 245 rushes to finish short of 800 total yards. In the offseason, the Jets brought in Frank Gore and drafted a running back in the fourth round.
Bell is still just 28 years old and the Jets have fortified their offensive line, adding two new free agent starters and spending a first round draft pick on a third. Chuma Edoga, a rookie in 2019, slots in as a fourth starter along with the long-time Jet, Brian Winters.
So while Bell appears to be declining, perhaps his failures last year were more a result of the Jets’ overall ineptitude on offense. A new O-line and a healthy Sam Darnold could reverse his fortune in 2020. Let’s go over on a number that would have looked extremely low just a year ago.
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