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.
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:
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.
Also read: 2022 NFL Season Win Totals