One of the more heavier bet player props is on which running back will pile up the most rushing yards in the 2019 regular season. This list is deep in talent with some solid betting value to be found in a few of the best running backs in the NFL.
NFL 2019 Regular Season Most Rushing Yards: Top-Valued Favorites
When the Dallas Cowboys used the fourth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft on former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, he made an immediate impact by leading the league in rushing with 1,631 total yards. After missing some substantial playing time the following season due to an extended NFL suspension, Elliott returned to the top of the list in 2018 with 1,434 rushing yards.
His odds to claim a third NFL rushing title in four seasons are the best on the board at MyBookie at +350. Elliott has proven to be a workhorse through his first three seasons and he carried the ball 304 times last season alone. This heavy workload on a Cowboys’ offense that is dedicated to running the ball adds quite a bit of value to these odds.
Playing against Dallas twice a season in the NFC East, the New York Giants took a page out of the Cowboys’ playbook by using the second overall pick of the 2018 draft to select Saquon Barkley coming off a stellar career running the ball for Penn State. He carried the ball 261 times in his rookie season for 1,307 rushing yards to post the second-highest total in the league. His efforts running and catching the ball earned Barkley 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
His betting odds to top the list in 2019 have been set at +450. New York’s passing offense is going through a transition from Eli Manning to rookie Daniel Jones. With wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. playing in Cleveland, Barkley should be the highlight of this offense to add even more value to his odds to pay off on this prop.
NFL 2019 Regular Season Most Rushing Yards: Top-Valued Contenders
The odds really drop off from here with Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon next on the list at +1200 followed by the Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry at +1600.
Le’Veon Bell decided to sit out the entire 2018 season in a contract dispute with Pittsburgh’s front office. This season, he will be running the ball for the New York Jets and his odds to rush for the most yards are also set at +1600. The combination of a Jets’ passing offense that was ranked 25th in the NFL last season with a well-rested Bell ready to return to action makes him a very interesting contender to win this prop.
A few other running backs on the short list are Cleveland’s Nick Chubb (+1800), Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette (+2000) and the Los Angeles Chargers’ Melvin Gordon (+2000). All three of these teams should have a strong lean towards passing the ball more in 2019 given their quarterback situation.
NFL 2019 Regular Season Most Rush Yards: Top-Valued Play at Longer Odds
Farther down the list at +3000 betting odds is Seattle Seahawks’ running back Chris Carson. He started 14 games last season and rushed for the fifth-most yards in the NFL (1,150). One drain on his value is splitting carries with Rashaad Penny in 2019, but Carson’s accomplishments last season are tough to ignore.