|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe 2015 NFL season will have plenty of running backs that will be of interest to all sorts of fans. The big question at this point involves who could possibly by the top running back in terms of the number of rushing yards one gets this coming season.
A Controversial Favorite
Interestingly enough, the odds-on favorite with our sportsbook oddsmakers to have the most rushing yards in the 2015 NFL season is a person who only had less than a hundred last year Adrian Peterson had been a star with the Minnesota Vikings for years but has quickly fallen out of favor after being suspended for much of the year on child abuse charges. Peterson has been reinstated and is still with the Vikings. Whether or not he will be back to his old self in 2015 is unclear but the sportsbooks love him as he has a +350 line to lead the NFL in rushing yards in the coming season.
Other Good Choices
The Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles are both good players to watch for as both have +800 football betting odds to be the NFL’s top rusher in 2015. Lynch had more than 1,300 rushing yards for the Seahawks in 2014 while Charles was the top offensive player for the Chiefs for all-purpose yards.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ DeMarco Murray is also a favorite with +800 odds. Murray had nearly 1,850 rushing yards with the Dallas Cowboys last year. Murray could benefit off of Chip Kelly’s strong offensive system in Philadelphia as there is a potential for Murray to get more than 300 touches.
Who Else Is Out There?
There are always plenty of positive choices to find in terms of who could lead the league in rushing yards. Cincinnati’s Jeremy Hill had a breakout year last year with 1,100 yards. Appropriately, he has a +1100 line to be the league’s top running back. The Pittsburgh Steelers Le’Veon Bell is listed at +1400 although he did get almost as many yards last year as what his line says.
San Diego Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon has a +3300 line in this category. Gordon had nearly 2,600 rushing yards last year while at Wisconsin and even had 408 yards in a single game.