Best pass-catcher props to consider for the 2019 NFL season
Jeff Hanisch / USA TODAY Sports

Having previously covered the best quarterback and running back props for the 2019 NFL season, we conclude our three-part series by finding the best value picks to lead the league in receiving yards and touchdowns.

Odds to lead NFL in receiving yards

Player Odds
Julio Jones 6-1
DeAndre Hopkins 7-1
Michael Thomas 7-1
Odell Beckham Jr. 10-1
JuJu Smith-Schuster 12-1
Mike Evans 15-1
Antonio Brown 16-1
Davante Adams 16-1
Adam Thielen 20-1
T.Y Hilton 20-1
Tyreek Hill 20-1
A.J. Green 25-1
Keenan Allen 25-1
Kenny Golladay 30-1
Amari Cooper 35-1
Travis Kelce 35-1
Brandin Cooks 40-1
Chris Godwin 40-1
Robert Woods 40-1
Stefon Diggs 40-1
George Kittle 50-1
Tyler Lockett 50-1
Zach Ertz 60-1
DK Metcalf 60-1
Calvin Ridley 75-1
Courtland Sutton 75-1
N'Keal Harry 75-1
DeSean Jackson 75-1
DJ Moore 75-1
Julian Edelman 75-1
Robby Anderson 75-1
Sammy Watkins 75-1

Let's begin by eliminating who we don't expect to see lead the league in receiving yards:

Michael Thomas - He's still one of the most underrated receivers in the game who should put up monster numbers again as a WR1. But will the Saints pass enough in 2019 for Thomas to lead the pack? We don't think so.

JuJu Smith Schuster - We're going to find out a lot about Smith-Schuster in his first season sans Antonio Brown. Though he'll have his opportunities yet again, Smith-Schuster will finally be treated as a WR1 by opposing secondaries.

Odell Beckham Jr. - There are just too many mouths to feed in the Browns' offense when you factor in Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, Antonio Callaway, Nick Chubb, and others.

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs - theScore's fantasy expert Justin Boone doesn't seem too enthusiastic regarding the Vikings' passing game in 2019.

A.J. Green - It's always tough to invest in a player coming off an injury. Green's movement could be affected by toe surgery last December.

With a clearer picture, here's who we'd roll with:

Favorite - Julio Jones (6-1)

There's nothing that sways us away from taking Jones. It feels like a cop-out to take the front-runner, right? Except Jones has led the league in receiving yards twice over the last four years and wasn't affected by the presence of fellow wide receiver Calvin Ridley last season, leading the NFL with 1,677 receiving yards. We're enamored with Matt Ryan, so naturally, we'll endorse his go-to target.

Underdog - Mike Evans (15-1)

Evans would probably get more recognition in a bigger market or on a winning team. As the Buccaneers toiled away in the NFC South basement last season, all Evans did was post 1,524 yards despite Tampa having zero stability under center. A lot of talk has centered around Chris Godwin's upside, but Evans seems set for another huge season in an offense that should once again be throwing the ball plenty.

Long shot - George Kittle (50-1)

Kittle was catching the majority of his passes from C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens and still finished first among tight ends, and eighth overall, with 1,377 yards. Give him Jimmy Garoppolo for a full season and the sky is the limit for Kittle, who also led the league in yards after the catch with 870.

Odds to lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns

Player Odds
Davante Adams 7-1
DeAndre Hopkins 8-1
Antonio Brown 10-1
Travis Kelce 10-1
Odell Beckham Jr. 14-1
JuJu Smith-Schuster 16-1
Julio Jones 16-1
Michael Thomas 18-1
Mike Evans 20-1
A.J Green 25-1
Alshon Jeffery 25-1
T.Y. Hilton 25-1
Tyreek Hill 25-1
Keenan Allen 25-1
Amari Cooper 25-1
Zach Ertz 25-1
Adam Thielen 30-1
Robby Anderson 30-1
Calvin Ridley 30-1
Tyler Lockett 30-1
Hunter Henry 35-1
Cooper Kupp 40-1
Stefon Diggs 40-1
Kenny Golladay 40-1
Brandin Cooks 50-1
George Kittle 50-1
Chris Godwin 50-1
DJ Moore 50-1
Marvin Jones Jr. 50-1
O.J. Howard 50-1
Will Fuller 50-1
Robert Woods 50-1
Mike Williams 55-1

Favorite - Davante Adams (7-1)

We're rolling with the chalk again here with Adams, who caught 12 of his 13 touchdowns last season in the red zone. He led all wide receivers with 31 targets inside the 20-yard line last season and essentially becomes a cheat code on front-shoulder fades from Aaron Rodgers. This one makes too much sense.

Underdog - Zach Ertz (25-1)

Ertz led all tight ends with 27 targets inside the red zone but only scored seven touchdowns inside the 20, which ranked third among players at his position. The Eagles will have several names demanding the ball, but this is a number we'd take on Ertz in 2019.

Long shot - Mike Williams (55-1)

Williams finally broke out last season, snaring 10 touchdowns on 64 targets in his second year. After Adams, Williams earned the best red-zone grade of any receiver in 2019 from Pro Football Focus. The upside here is enormous.

Alex Kolodziej is theScore's betting writer. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 11 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AlexKoIodziej.

Comments
Best pass-catcher props to consider for the 2019 NFL season
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox