With just one week left in the NFL regular season, it’s time to start talking about the league MVP. More often than not, it is an offensive player that picks up the award, with a QB usually at the top of the list. Still, we thought it might be fun to take a look at the NFL offensive leaders in each of the three categories: quarterback, running back, and receiver. Chances are the league MVP is going to come from one of the top players in those groups. That said, let’s get right to it so you can keep placing your bets against their NFL odds.
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It should come as no real surprise that Patrick Mahomes of the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs is at the top of the list. Mahomes leads the way with 4.740 passing yards. He has tossed 38 TD passes, which is second best in the league, and just 6 INT. His QB rating sits at 82.7, which is also second best.
In terms of passing yards, it is DeShaun Watson of the Houston Texans who is next with 4,458 yards. He is putting up big numbers on a really bad team, tossing 30 TD passes versus just 6 picks. His QB rating sits at 71.6, tenth best in the league.
One of the big surprises this season has been the play of Josh Allen, who has the Buffalo Bills looking like a Super Bowl candidate. Allen has passed for 4,320 yards, tossing 34 TDs versus 9 INT. He sits third in the league with a QBR of 81.6.
The race for most yards by a running back this season is not close, with Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans blowing everyone out of the water. Henry has 1.777 yards on 344 attempts, both of which are tops in the league. He averages 5.2 yards per carry and has 15 TD runs.
Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings is second among running backs with 1,557 yards on 312 carries. The one category he leads, or is tied for 1st in, is the TD rushes, where he has 16. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry, which is 16th best in the NFL.
You have to give some serious props to James Robinson of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite playing on the worst team in the league, he has managed 1,070 yards on240 carries, which equates to 4.5 yards per carry. He has 7 TD runs on the season.
It is not surprising that the top receivers play with the highest-rated QBs in the league. Leading the way is Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills. He leads in receptions (120) and receiving yards (1,459 yards). He has snagged 5 TD catches and is averaging 12.2 yards per catch.
We have a tight end in at #2 in receiving, with Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs sitting at 1,416 yards on 105 receptions. He has 11 TD catches this season, which is fifth best in the league. Kelce is averaging 13.5 yards per catch.
After leaving the Houston Texans in the offseason, DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals has had a great season with his new team. Hopkins has 1,372 receiving yards on 111 receptions, as well as 6 TD catches. He is averaging12.4 yards per catch.
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