- BetOnline is offering competition prop bets between receivers Antonio Brown of the Oakland Raiders and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers
- The props cover who will have more catches, TDs and receiving yardage during the 2019 NFL season
- Brown recently trash talked Smith-Schuster on social media platforms
JuJu Smith-Schuster recently caught flak from Antonio Brown, but will Smith-Schuster catch more passes than Brown during the 2019 NFL season?
That’s one of three prop wagers on offer from BetOnline, which is also pitting Brown of the Oakland Raiders and his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Schuster against each other in receiving yards and touchdowns.
Brown spent part of his Sunday talking trash about Schuster on social media.
Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! 🤙🏾 by the way check the list https://t.co/2SWWT8k0jx
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) April 7, 2019
Schuster was named Steelers MVP in 2018, even though Brown led the NFL in TD receptions.
Schuster posted a career-high last season, leading the Steelers and finishing fifth in the NFL with 1,426 in receiving yards.
Frame-by-Frame 👐🏾💪🏾🤮 pic.twitter.com/aK2CNIOKoF
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) April 4, 2019
Brown finished 11th in the NFL last season with 1,297 yards. He missed Pittsburgh’s last game of the season under team suspension.
Who Will Have the Most Receiving Yards in 2019?
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*Odds taken 04/08/19
In 2017, Brown led the NFL with 1,533 receiving yards. He also led the league in 2014 and was second overall in 2015 and 2013.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 6, 2017
In Oakland, Brown will be the Raiders’ go-to wideout. Schuster will be the same in Pittsburgh, but he’ll no longer have the protection of Brown occupying the other team’s best coverage man.
Put your money on Brown in this category.
Pick: Antonio Brown (-200)
Who Will Have the Most Pass Receptions in 2019?
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Schuster was quick to respond to Brown’s social media insult.
All I ever did was show that man love and respect from the moment I got to the league. I was genuinely happy for him too when he got traded to Oakland w/ a big contract, and now he takes shots at me on social media?
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) April 7, 2019
Will Schuster be able to answer Brown when it comes to pulling down more footballs than him?
Last season, Schuster caught 111 passes, tied for sixth in the NFL. Brown (104) finished ninth, but as was noted above, missed one game. And unlike Smith-Schuster, he never fumbled.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 24, 2018
An absolute pass-catching machine. Brown’s snared no less than 101 balls in each of the past six seasons.
Brown led the NFL with 129 receptions in 2014 and shared the league lead with Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, each finding themselves on the receiving end of 136 passes. Brown (168) and Smith-Schuster (166) were among the most-targeted NFL receivers in 2018, finishing 3-4 in the league in this department.
My legacy with my family and God the world I don’t think so ! What I been able to do no one in this world done ! No NFL player ever ! Truth will set u free https://t.co/F883sJsEXS
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) March 26, 2019
As much as the numbers point to Brown winning here, we’re going to lean toward the upset and suggest you play Smith-Schuster. No one threw the ball more than Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger (675 attempts) last season.
Dangerous ⚡️✨💫 pic.twitter.com/RvbyHmi1Mz
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) February 15, 2019
Oakland QB Derek Carr aired the ball out just 553 times. Tight end Jared Cook and running back Jalen Richard shared the Raiders’ team lead with 68 receptions. Among wideouts, the recently-retired Jordy Nelson led the way with 63 catches.
Pick: JuJu Smith-Schuster (+135)
Who Will Have the Most Touchdowns in 2019?
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Whether you like him or not, you can’t deny that the brash Brown takes the ball to the house as well as any receiver in the NFL.
Last season, Brown led the league with 15 TD receptions.
Thanks 🐐 https://t.co/nvTAxJns6y
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) March 12, 2019
Schuster finished tied for 16th in the NFL, catching just seven TD passes last season, the same number he snared during his rookie campaign in 2017.
I’m Ready… pic.twitter.com/K9EZVna0VV
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 10, 2019
If you are determining which of these receivers is the best role model for your children, we’d suggest Smith-Schuster holds the edge there all day long. But when it comes to finding the end zone, Brown remains your best bet.
Pick: Antonio Brown (-150)