Place Your Bets: Will McCoy, Foles or Maclin lead NFL in yards?

Place Your Bets: Will McCoy, Foles or Maclin lead NFL in yards?
August 12, 2014, 2:45 pm
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LeSean McCoy may be the NFL’s reigning rushing champion, but the two-time All-Pro isn’t favored to repeat. Nor are any of his offensive teammates from the Philadelphia Eagles’ No. 2 ranked offense the frontrunners to lead the league.

Via the odds set by, McCoy has the second-best odds to lead the league in rushing yards in 2014, behind Minnesota Viking and 2012 Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson—but it’s extremely close. Peterson is listed as 4/1 to win, while Shady is right behind at 9/2.

It’s worth noting the last time a player won back-to-back rushing titles was future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson for the San Diego Chargers between 2006-07.

While McCoy seems like a good bet to be near the top of the leaderboard, Birds quarterback Nick Foles is being treated as a serious dark horse to finish atop the NFL in passing yards. At 25/1, 10 signal-callers have better odds to lead the league in ’14.

As tremendous a season as Foles had, he didn’t come close to cracking the top 10 in passing yards per game last year. Chip Kelly’s offense is rife with opportunities, but he also leans on Shady and the running game more than most.

For what it’s worth, Eagles No. 1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has the same odds to lead the league in receiving yards as former teammate DeSean Jackson in Washington. Of course, at 50/1, there doesn’t seem to be much confidence in either of them.

Maclin is also listed at 33/1 to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

More odds listed below. Who do you got? The Dallas Cowboys being the first to fire their head coach seems like easy money, doesn’t it?

Who will lead the League in Passing Yards in the 2014 Regular Season?
Drew Brees                               11/4
Peyton Manning                        11/4
Aaron Rodgers                          7/1
Matthew Stafford                      15/2
Tom Brady                                12/1
Matt Ryan                                 16/1
Andrew Luck                             18/1
Jay Cutler                                 20/1
Tony Romo                               20/1
Philip Rivers                              22/1
Nick Foles                                25/1
Eli Manning                               33/1

Who will lead the League in Rushing Yards in the 2014 Regular Season?
Adrian Peterson                        4/1
LeSean McCoy                          9/2
Jamaal Charles                          7/1
Marshawn Lynch                        12/1
Arian Foster                              16/1
Alfred Morris                             16/1
Matt Forte                                 18/1
Eddie Lacy                               18/1
Doug Martin                              20/1
Zac Stacy                                 20/1
Montee Ball                               25/1
DeMarco Murray                        25/1

Who will lead the League in Receiving Yards in the 2014 Regular Season?
Calvin Johnson                         13/5
Dez Bryant                                15/2
Julio Jones                               8/1
Demaryius Thomas                    8/1
Antonio Brown                          16/1
A.J. Green                                16/1
Brandon Marshall                      16/1
Alshon Jeffery                          20/1
Andre Johnson                          25/1
Jordy Nelson                            28/1
Victor Cruz                                40/1
Larry Fitzgerald                         40/1
Pierre Garcon                            40/1
Jimmy Graham                          40/1
T.Y. Hilton                                 40/1
Vincent Jackson                        40/1
Keenan Allen                             50/1
Randall Cobb                            50/1
Julian Edelman                          50/1
DeSean Jackson                       50/1
Jeremy Maclin                           50/1
Cordarrelle Patterson                 50/1
Emmanuel Sanders                   50/1
Torrey Smith                             50/1

Odds to Win 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Robert Griffin III                         5/1
Aaron Rodgers                          6/1
Julio Jones                               6/1
Rob Gronkowski                       7/1
Eli Manning                               10/1
Percy Harvin                             15/1
Arian Foster                              25/1
Chris Johnson                           25/1
Clay Matthews                           25/1
Demarcus Ware                         25/1
Doug Martin                              25/1
Von Miller                                 25/1
Matt Schaub                             25/1
Michael Crabtree                       25/1
Trent Richardson                       25/1
C.J. Spiller                                33/1
Hakeem Nicks                           33/1
Jeremy Maclin                           33/1
Maurice Jones-Drew                  33/1
Michael Vick                             33/1
Ray Rice                                   33/1
Reggie Wayne                           33/1

Who will be the 1st coach fired?
Jason Garrett                            2/1
Dennis Allen                              4/1
Joe Philbin                                7/1
Doug Marrone                           8/1
Rex Ryan                                  10/1
Gus Bradley                              12/1
Mike Smith                                12/1
Marvin Lewis                             20/1
Ron Rivera                                20/1
Tom Coughlin                            25/1
Jeff Fisher                                25/1