- Reigning champion Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams is the +450 favorite to again have the most wide receiver receptions during the 2022/23 NFL season
- Bettors can access +900 odds on 2020 leader Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills
- Two-time leader Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints is offered at a betting line of +4000
It’s a tight group at wide receiver among those who’ve led the NFL in receptions in recent years. Since 2014, just seven players have topped the league in this category.
Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints (2018-19) did it in successive years. Among other active players, Cooper Kupp (2021) of the Los Angeles Rams, Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills (2020) and Julio Jones (2015) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are recent leaders.
Oddsmakers are banking on Kupp retaining his crown. He’s the +450 favorite to again have the most wide receiver receptions during the 2022/23 NFL season.
However there are four other players listed with a betting line of +900 or shorter. They include Diggs, Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders, Keenan Allen of the Los Angeles Chargers and Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings.
2022 NFL WR Reception Leader Odds
|Cooper Kupp (Rams)||+450|
|Justin Jefferson (Vikings)||+600|
|Stefon Diggs (Bills)||+900|
|Davante Adams (Raiders)||+900|
|Keenan Allen (Chargers)||+900|
|Travis Kelce (Chiefs)||+1400|
|CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys)||+1500|
|Ja’Marr Chase (Bengals)||+1800|
|Diontae Johnson (Steelers)||+1800|
|Michael Pittman Jr (Colts)||+2000|
|Mark Andrews (Ravens)||+2000|
|Jaylen Waddle (Dolphins)||+2000|
|DJ Moore (Panthers)||+2000|
|Tyreek Hill (Dolphins)||+2500|
|Juju Smith-Schuster (Chiefs)||+2500|
|Hunter Renfrow (Raiders)||+2500|
|Brandin Cooks (Texans)||+2500|
|Amon-Ra St Brown (Lions)||+3000|
|Mike Evans (Buccaneers)||+3500|
|TJ Hockenson (Lions)||+4000|
|Tee Higgins (Bengals)||+4000|
|Terry McLaurin (Commanders)||+4000|
|Marquise Brown (Cardinals)||+4000|
|Michael Thomas (Saints)||+4000|
|Jerry Jeudy (Broncos)||+4000|
|Darnell Mooney (Bears)||+4000|
|Darren Waller (Raiders)||+4000|
|Dalton Schultz (Cowboys)||+4000|
|Amari Cooper (Browns)||+4000|
|Christian McCaffrey (Panthers)||+4000|
|Rashod Bateman (Ravens)||+4500|
|Deebo Samuel (49ers)||+4500|
|Chris Godwin (Buccaneers)||+4500|
|AJ Brown (Eagles)||+4500|
|Russell Gage (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|George Kittle (49ers)||+5000|
|Gabriel Davis (Bills)||+5000|
|Elijah Moore (Jets)||+5000|
|Allen Robinson II (Rams)||+5000|
|Christian Kirk (Jaguars)||+6000|
|Tyler Boyd (Bengals)||+6000|
|Devonta Smith (Eagles)||+6000|
|Zach Ertz (Cardinals)||+6000|
|Robert Woods (Titans)||+6000|
|Kadarius Toney (Giants)||+6000|
Odds as of August 10th at DraftKings Sportsbook. Use this DraftKings Sportsbook promo code before wagering
At a betting line of +450, Kupp is given an implied probability of 18.18%. Bet $10 on Kupp and if he catches the most passes in the NFL this season, the payout will be $55.00.
History Not On Kupp’s Side
While Thomas recently did lead all NFL wide receivers in receptions in back-to-back campaigns, the chances of Kupp also doing so would appear to be remote. Prior to Thomas, you have to go all the way back to Green Bay’s Sterling Sharpe in 1992-93 to find the previous WR to win the reception title in successive years. Before that, you have to go back to the early 1960s to find a wideout leading in receptions in consecutive seasons.
Cooper Kupp working on the feet and hips + short distance 90° breaks pic.twitter.com/2ELeZTqGb9
— Receiver Drills (@ReceiverDrills) July 30, 2022
Enjoying a career year last season, Kupp turned the WR triple play of leading the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yardage (1,947) and touchdown catches (16). Kupp was also a contender in the NFL MVP odds. He’s also the favorite to lead the NFL in receiving yardage this season.
His previous high in receptions was 94 in 2019, so Kupp did make a quantum leap last season. It’s only natural to anticipate there will be a regression in 2022.
Stefon Diggs Consistency
Ever since arriving in Buffalo in 2020, Diggs has turned into a pass-snaring machine. He’s caught 230 balls over the past two seasons, topping 100 catches both seasons.
Recent NFL Wide Receiver Reception Leaders
|Season||Player (Team)||TD Receptions|
|2021||Cooper Kupp (Rams)||145|
|2020||Stefon Diggs (Bills||127|
|2019||Michael Thomas (Saints)||149|
|2018||Michael Thomas (Saints)||125|
|2017||Jarvis Landry (Dolphins)||112|
With Gabriel Davis emerging as a productive NFL receiver and tight end OJ Howard coming on board through free agency, Bills QB Josh Allen will have plenty of passing options at his disposal.
Stefon Diggs is the best wide receiver in football. pic.twitter.com/LMkOvmljR0
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 4, 2022
That’s also going to make it difficult for opposing defenses to place additional focus on stopping Diggs. Another triple-digit season in receptions for this wide receiver certainly seems likely.
Adams, Allen Double Down; Jefferson Offering Value
Allen and Adams both joined Diggs in going over 100 receptions in each of the past two seasons. Adams caught 123 balls last season in Green Bay. With the Raiders, he’ll be joining Hunter Renfrow, who caught 103 passes last season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2022
Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson went from 88 catches as a rookie in 2020 and jumped up to 108 last season. Another step forward like that could make him a solid value play.
Still, when playing this NFL futures bet, it’s hard not to go with the proven commodity. Since arriving in Buffalo, Diggs and 100 receptions are constant companions.
Pick: Stefon Diggs (Bills) +900