DraftKings Offers Enticing AJ Brown Prop Bets After Trade To Eagles

New prop bets are available on AJ Brown after his trade to the Eagles. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger, File)

The Tennessee Titans shocked the NFL world Thursday by trading star wide receiver AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles, and sportsbooks responded by offering props on Brown’s performance this season.

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The trade went down during the NFL Draft, with the Eagles swapping a No. 18 pick and a third-round pick for Brown. The Titans then drafted Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks at No. 18 to help replace Brown.

DraftKings set Brown’s TD prop for the season at 5.5 with ‘under’ odds at -125 and the ‘over’ at -105. Brown’s total receiving yards were pegged at 909.5 with -115 on both sides of the bet.

Those numbers make sense on the surface as Brown had five TDs and 865 receiving yards last season. But in late November, Brown was placed on injured reserve and missed four games. If he stays healthy in 2022, Brown should have a chance of surpassing those prop totals.

FanDuel Props On NFL’s Top WR In 2022

At FanDuel, Brown is a fairly long shot at +2500 to lead the NFL in receiving yards this season.

The Rams’ Cooper Kupp led the NFL in catches (145), receiving yards (1,947), and TDs (16) last year. Kupp is a +900 co-favorite with Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson at FanDuel to lead the NFL in receiving yards in 2022.

Here are the top-10 betting favorites as of Friday afternoon:

PlayerFanDuel Odds
Cooper Kupp+900
Justin Jefferson+900
Ja'Marr Chase+1200
Travis Kelce+1200
Davante Adams+1200
Deebo Samuel+1200
Tyreek Hill+1600
Stefon Diggs+1600
Mike Evans+2000
Ceedee Lamb+2000

Eagles Now Have Top Tandem Of WRs

If you’re considering the ‘over’ on Brown’s season props, it’s important to note that he will have competition in his own locker room. Brown moves to the top of Philadelphia’s depth chart along with former Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama WR Devonta Smith.

Smith said he would welcome the addition of a veteran receiver earlier this year, but Brown’s presence could mean fewer balls for both players. Last year, Smith led the Eagles in receiving yards (916) and TDs (five).

QB Jalen Hurts now has pair of high-profile WRs to target, so it will be interesting to see how the distribution between the two plays out.

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Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson

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Kris Johnson is a senior writer at Gaming Today with more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist. Johnson's work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and other publications. He also authored a sports betting novel titled The Endgame.

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