DENVER (CBS4) – Oddsmakers are quite confident some Denver Broncos offensive players are going to do quite well in their respective positions this season.
According to Bovada, an online sportsbook, the odds for Peyton Manning to lead the league in passing yards for the 2015 regular season are 7/1. That means if someone bet $100 they would win $700 if Manning were to make that accomplishment.
Only Andrew Luck (7/2) and Aaron Rodgers (4/1) are ranked ahead of Manning.
(Simple way to calculate odds: Think of the numbers as in denominations of $100 or $10 or $1. So if the odds for a team to win a championship are 7/1, when betting $100, the bettor wins $700 ($10 wins $70, and $1 wins $7). If the odds are 15/3, when betting $300, the bettor wins $1,500 ($30 wins $150, and $3 wins $15).
C.J. Anderson cracked the Top 10 in odds to lead the league in rushing yards. He’s ranked No. 9 at (16/1). Adrian Peterson (7/2), Jamaal Charles (8/1), Marshawn Lynch (8/1) DeMarco Murray (8/1) and LeSean McCoy (17/2 ) round out the Top 5.
Broncos fans who like to place some bets might be interested to see Demaryius Thomas’ odds to lead the league in receiving yards. According to Bovada, he’s ranked No. 3 at 9/1 behind Antonio Brown (11/2) and Julio Jones (13/2). Odell Beckham, Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson are also 9/1 to lead the league.
Emmanuel Sanders came in at 33/1, which would be quite a haul to win $330 on a $10 bet.
Of course the odds change week to week during the NFL season. So some bettors might like to get in early while others like to wait a couple of weeks to see how the players are performing.
- By Matthew J. Buettner, CBSDenver.com