Training camp has begun and the preseason is coming up. Before we know it, the NFL’s 2019-20 season will already be here.
The season hasn’t begun, but the betting has started a couple of months ago. For this article, we will take a look at the futures odds for the player who will have the most number of receiving touchdowns next season.
Last year, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown led the NFL in this department with 15. Brown is now with the Oakland Raiders and he is one of the Top 5 favorites to lead the league in receiving touchdowns this season.
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Who Are the Favorites?
Davante Adams came to his own last season in Green Bay. The 26-year old from Fresno State caught a total of 111 passes for a total of 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns. The 13 scores ranked second in the league last seasons. Adams has caught at least 10 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons and he caught 501 more total yards in 2018 than he did in 2017. With a new offense expected from Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers fully healthy once again, Adams is the top choice to lead the NFL in receiving TDs next season.
DeAndre Hopkins led the league with 15 red-zone targets inside the 10-yard line last season. He led the league in receiving TDs two years ago during DeShaun Watson’s rookie season. If he stays healthy this year, he can definitely give the other favorites a run for their money here. Hopkins caught a career-best 1,572 yards last season and had 11 receiving touchdowns to his name.
Travis Kelce has the luxury of having the prolific Patrick Mahomes throwing the football for the Kansas City Chiefs. Kelce had career highs in catches (103), receiving yards (1,336) and receiving touchdowns (10) last season and with Mahomes not yet even at the peak of his powers, the ceiling is high for Travis Kelce next season.
Juju Smith-Schuster played second fiddle to Antonio Brown who led the league with 15 receiving touchdowns last season. But with Brown gone, Smith-Schuster will play ahead of Donte Moncrief and James Washington. Because of those, Smith-Schuster should see his numbers spike up this coming season. Imagine he caught 7 touchdown passes and totaled 1,426 receiving yards playing behind Antonio Brown.
Antonio Brown led the NFL in receiving touchdowns last season with 15. The former Central Michigan standout had a total of 104 receptions and 1,297 receiving yards for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. Now Brown plies his trade for the Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr. Carr ranked only 21st in passing touchdowns last season and his 4,049 passing yards ranked 12th in the league.
Odell Beckham Jr.‘s move from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns could be a booster for the popular player. Beckham had an underwhelming season with 6 touchdowns in 12 games played last season. However, he will be working with a young and aggressive signal-caller in Baker Mayfield who has created plenty of excitement in Cleveland.
Who will be the NFL’s Receiving Touchdown leader in 2020?
When we talk about the player with the most receiving touchdowns during a given season, it isn’t usually the best wide receiver in the league. Rather, it’s the receiver who plays for a pass-heavy offense which doesn’t have other strong options. That may be the case with Davante Adams in Green Bay.
Adams will be Aaron Rodgers’ top receiver this season and given Rodgers’ reputation and the fact that Green Bay will be running a new offense under first-time head coach Matt LaFleur, I think Adams will have plenty of opportunities to score receiving touchdowns especially because the gap between him and second option Marquez Valdes-Scantling is pretty huge. We know that the defense also knows that but given Rodgers’ passing brilliance, you bet Adams will have plenty on his plate this coming season. Also, don’t forget the fact that during Rodgers’ stay in Green Bay, two of his receivers led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. These were James Jones and Jordy Nelson. Davante Adams could very well be the third. Prediction: Davante Adams