- Bryan Edwards has (+1400) odds to record 1000+ receiving yards and 10+ touchdowns.
- Amon-Ra St. Brown has (+6000) odds to win the Rookie of the Year.
- Terrace Marshall’s receiving total for the season is set at 550.5 yards.
LAS VEGAS – Although the NFL season and Fantasy Football leagues are just getting started, it is never too late to look into potential waiver wire pickups following the Week 1 slate of games.
More specifically at the wide receiver position, as there are tons of receivers who have the potential to hold season-long value rather than just being a boom or bust each week. One approach to finding the value of receivers is based on their betting odds on regulated sports betting sites.
Bryan Edwards, Las Vegas Raiders
Bryan Edwards is poised for a breakout season with the Las Vegas Raiders being that after Darren Waller, there is not much going for the team when it comes to the receiver position, which leaves the WR1 slot wide open.
Based on his current NFL odds, some might say that Edwards has high expectations to fill the role of the WR1.
Bryan Edwards To Record 1000+ Receiving Yards & 10+ TDs
- Yes +1400
Luckily for Edwards, Derek Carr is not the worst option to have under center, as he is coming off of a career year high, passing the ball at 4,103 passing yards in 2020 and is great at spreading the ball around. Each of the Top-3 receivers for the Raiders in 2020 saw 40+ targets which is a great sign.
Due to the fact that Edwards will have an increased role from last season, he is one of the premier waiver targets to go after and should not be hard to come by with his low 14% ownership.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions
Amon-Ra St. Brown Rookie Of The Year Odds
Of all of the rookie wide receivers in 2021, no other is set up to succeed more than Detroit Lions receiver, Amon-Ra St. Brown. St. Brown is currently listed as the WR2 behind Tyrell Williams in a Lions offense that has very little to look forward to.
The Lions receiving group is as thin as paper, St. Brown could easily establish himself as Jared Goff’s go-to guy. It is also worth noting that the Lions opponents in 2021 allowed for around 21 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers in 2020.
Something else to keep in mind is that Kenny Golladay, in his last fully healthy season with the Lions, saw 116 targets, 1,190 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns as the Lions WR1. If St. Brown can put up anything even close to that this season, not only will his ROY odds be very enticing, but his fantasy value will certainly hold its own.
Terrace Marshall, Carolina Panthers
The rookie wideout, Terrace Marshall, is stepping into a position with the Carolina Panthers that is more than favorable for his fantasy value. Based on his season total for receiving yards, it might not seem like expectations are high for him, but looking at past seasons for Panthers receivers, not only are his odds in line for a payout, but his fantasy value could skyrocket.
Terrace Marshall Regular Season Receiving Yards
- OVER 550.5 -120
- UNDER 550.5 -110
The main thing that backs up Marshall’s fantasy value and the odds of him hitting the OVER is that last season, all three of the Panthers starting wide receivers finished within the Top-30 in fantasy value.
In 2020, Curtis Samuel was listed as the WR3 for the Panthers behind Robby Anderson and DJ Moore and put up 851 yards and 3 touchdowns, which was good for WR28.
Now with a new quarterback in Sam Darnold, he will be looking to build chemistry with all of his receivers right out of the gate until he finds his go-to receiver, which could very well end up being Marshall.
That being said, taking the OVER for his receiving yards total should be a given and his 20% ownership means that he is easy to pick up in most leagues.
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