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Drew Brees led all National Football League quarterbacks in total passing yards last season, and he’s the favorite to be the leader in that category once again in 2012 as the prop bets for passing yards, rushing yards, and receiving yards are rolled out by Bovada.
Brees threw for a NFL record 5,476 yards for the New Orleans Saints last season, with Tom Brady of the New England Patriots second at 5,235 yards and Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions third at 5,038 yards.
That has Brees as the 9/2 favorite on the NFL props at Bovada to lead the NFL in passing yards again in 2012, with Brady just behind him on that odds list at 19/4. Stafford is fourth at 13/2, with the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers sitting third at 11/2 – Rodgers was fifth in passing yards last season with 4,643, but played just 15 games.
The Chargers’ Philip Rivers (4,624 yards in 2011) is then at 9/1, with the Giants’ Eli Manning(4,933) at 12/1 along with the Broncos’ Peyton Manning – who missed all of 2011.
The Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards last season, but his contract holdout has him listed fifth at 9/1 on that prop right now. Instead it’s Houston’s Arian Foster as the 4/1 favorite; Foster rushed for 1,224 yards over 13 games in 2011.
The Titans’ Chris Johnson, who had 1,047 rushing yards in an off-year in 2011, is at 7/1 odds, with the Ravens’ Ray Rice pegged at 15/2 on that prop wager; Rice was second only to Jones-Drew with 1,364 rushing yards last season. The Raiders’ Darren McFadden (614 yards in seven games in 2011) is then listed at 8/1.
Finally, the Lions’ Calvin Johnson is the 7/2 favorite to pick up the most receiving yards in the NFL once again in 2012 – he led the league in that category with 1,681 last season.
The Texans’ Andre Johnson, the Bears’ Brandon Marshall and the Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald are all then set at 10/1 on those prop odds; Johnson had 492 receiving yards in seven games last year, while Marshall had 1,214, and Fitzgerald had 1,411.