Julio Jones Betting Favorite to Lead NFL in Receiving Yards in 2019

David Kaestle
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Julio Jones has been one of the NFL's best receivers for the majority of his career. Despite struggling to get in the end zone in recent years, his yardage numbers have remained fairly constant and impressive, which is why it should be no surprise to see his name atop the list of betting odds for who will lead the NFL in receiving yards next season.

Jones currently is at 6/1 to pull off the feat and is trailed by DeAndre Hopkins (15/2) and Mike Evans (12/1).

It makes sense that those three have the best odds given they had the three most receiving yards in the NFL in 2018. Jones had 1,677, Hopkins 1,572 and Evans 1,524.

Two names to call out that differentiate from last season's receiving yards leaders are Tyreek Hill and Odell Beckham Jr. Hill's future in 2019 remains heavily in doubt due to possible suspension for his domestic violence accusations. Beckham ranked 18th in receiving yards last season, but that had to do with him missing games for injury. With the oddsmakers presuming his health, he goes into 2019 at 12/1, tied for the third-best odds with Evans.

While the odds may be close to a direct reflection of last year's results, the few outliers prove that anything can change and you have to considering everything before placing a season long bet like this.

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