Which Rookie Wideout Will Have the Most Receiving Yards in 2024?

Skyler Carlin
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Which Rookie Wideout Will Have the Most Receiving Yards in 2024?

It was well-documented that the pass catchers in the 2024 NFL Draft was expected to be a deep class. As a result, we saw 23 offensive players and eight wide receivers/tight ends selected in the first round of this year's draft.

After there were eight pass catchers taken in the first round, the second round began with three wideouts hearing their name called within the first five picks. Following a long list of receivers and tight ends being drafted in the first two rounds, FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a market via the NFL odds section for which rookie will finish with the most regular season receiving yards in 2024-25.

Now that we know where certain first-year players have landed, let's take a look at the odds and discuss the favorites to record the most regular season receiving yards next season.

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NFL Rookie Receiving Prop Bets

Most Regular Season Rookie Receiving Yards in 2024-25

Marvin Harrison Jr.+150
Malik Nabers+480
Keon Coleman+700
Xavier Worthy+1200
Rome Odunze+1200
Ladd McConkey+1200
Brian Thomas Jr.+1800
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Marvin Harrison Jr. (+150)

The first wideout to be selected in this year's draft was unsurprisingly Marvin Harrison Jr., who was the consensus No. 1 receiver on most big boards in the pre-draft process. Plenty of people forecasted Harrison going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 4 overall pick, and that's exactly where the former Ohio State receiver landed.

Harrison spent just three years at Ohio State, but he finished with back-to-back years with 1,200-plus yards and 14 receiving touchdowns. Among wideouts with 50-plus targets in 2023, Harrison logged the fifth-most yards per route run (YPPR) at 3.44, via PFF.

Upon joining the Cardinals, Harrison is immediately expected to become the go-to option for Kyler Murray. According to NextGenStats, Marquise Brown -- who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason -- led Arizona's offense in target share (22.0%) and air yards share (35.1%) last season, which is why there are lofty expectations for Harrison.

Entering his rookie campaign, Harrison has the third-shortest odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year (+700), and his over/under on receiving yards is set at 1,050.5 with the over sitting at -112 odds.

Malik Nabers (+480)

Just two picks after Harrison was off of the board, the New York Giants elected to take Malik Nabers out of LSU with the No. 6 overall pick. After producing 72 receptions for 1,017 yards and three touchdowns in 2022, Nabers concluded his collegiate career with 89 catches, 1,569 yards, and 14 touchdowns in 2023.

Since trading Odell Beckham ahead of the 2019 season, the Giants have desperately been seeking a true No. 1 wideout. While New York's offense deployed a slew of slot-centric or vertical-threat receivers a season ago, Nabers provides Daniel Jones -- or Drew Lock -- a pass catcher who can win in a variety of ways.

Nabers finished slightly ahead of Harrison with the third-most YPRR (3.64) in 2023. Even though the quarterback situation needs to be ironed out in the coming months, Nabers should slot right into being the No. 1 option for the Giants in the passing attack.

With months to go until the regular season kicks off, Nabers has the fourth-shortest odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year (+1400), and his receiving yards prop line is hovering at 840.5.

Keon Coleman (+700)

Following a trade-back maneuver in the first round of the draft, the Buffalo Bills kickstarted the second round by selecting Keon Coleman out of Florida State with the No. 33 overall pick. The move to draft Coleman comes after the Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans and watched Gabriel Davis depart in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Despite Coleman failing to record 800-plus receiving yards in any of his three seasons in college, he's an enticing wideout who will be catching passes from Josh Allen. The former Seminole measured in at around 6-foot-4 at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he combined for 18 receiving touchdowns in his final two collegiate campaigns.

Throughout the offseason, the Bills have added Curtis Samuel, Mack Hollins, Chase Claypool, and K.J. Hamler at wide receiver. None of those receivers have proven to be true go-to options in their careers, so there is a path for Coleman to be Allen's favorite target through the air rather quickly.

With Coleman being a somewhat raw prospect with upside in Buffalo's offense, he boasts +2500 odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2024-25.

Xavier Worthy (+1200)

Xavier Worthy couldn't have asked for a much better landing spot than the Kansas City Chiefs in this year's draft. The speedy wideout out of Texas ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.21 seconds) at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he'll now be part of a new-look offense that has Patrick Mahomes operating the controls.

Despite seeing his touchdown production decline from 12 as a freshman in 2021, Worthy managed to post personal-bests in receptions (75) and receiving yards (1,014) while still finding the end zone five times in 2023. Even with inconsistent quarterback play last season, Worthy concluded the year with the 27th-most yards after catch per reception (7.6) among wideouts with 50-plus targets.

Worthy joins a Kansas City offense that now features Marquise Brown, Travis Kelce, and Rashee Rice. Rice could be looking at a suspension for the upcoming season, which could thrust Worthy into a larger role than expected early in the campaign.

The fact Worthy is going to be in a high-octane offense like the Chiefs has led to him having +2000 odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Rome Odunze (+1200)

The Chicago Bears have done a fantastic job surrounding No. 1 overall pick Caleb Williams with plenty of weapons ahead of his first year in the NFL. Aside from adding Keenan Allen and D'Andre Swift to an offense that already featured D.J. Moore and Cole Kmet, the Bears used the No. 9 overall pick in the first round on Rome Odunze out of Washington.

Odunze finished his collegiate career on a high note, accruing a total of 167 catches, 2,785 receiving yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns in his final two years playing for the Huskies. The sure-handed receiver registered the 18th-most YPRR (2.93) and the 44th-lowest drop rate (3.2%) of the wideouts with 50-plus targets in 2023.

There is no doubt that there are plenty of mouths to feed in Chicago's aerial attack, which is why Odunze is tied for the fourth-shortest odds to have the most regular season receiving yards for this year's class. For Odunze to earn enough targets to lead all rookies in yards, either Allen or Moore would likely need to suffer an injury, or Allen would have to show obvious signs of decline at 32 years old -- which wasn't the case in his age-31 season.

Given Odunze's competition for looks in the Bears' offense, Odunze has +2500 odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, and his over/under on receiving yards is set at only 675.5.

Ladd McConkey (+1200)

After moving on from Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Austin Ekeler, the Los Angeles Chargers are going to have a much different skill-position group taking the field alongside Justin Herbert in 2024-25. To help remedy the losses of Allen and Williams at receiver, the Chargers traded up to take Ladd McConkey with the 34th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Due to injury issues, McConkey was limited to nine games in 2023, finishing with 30 receptions for 478 yards and two touchdowns. The numbers don't jump off the page for McConkey during his college tenure at Georgia, but watching his tape makes you realize why plenty of teams were high on him in the pre-draft process.

Although it was a small sample size a season ago, McConkey tallied the eighth-most YPRR (3.26) among receivers with 30-plus targets. With Quentin Johnston struggling in his rookie season in 2023 and neither Josh Palmer nor D.J. Chark proving they can be consistent receiving options, McConkey could have an immediate role in a Herbert-led offense.

Despite being tied with Worthy and Odunze to have the most regular season receiving yards among the rookies, McConkey has longer +3000 odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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