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Divisional Round Picks Most Passing/Running/Receiving Yards

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
8 min read
Divisional Round Picks Most Passing Running Receiving Yards
  • This upcoming weekend is the Divisional Round of the NFL Postseason 
  • Eight teams will compete in four games, four teams from each conference
  • These Divisional Round specials are fun ways to make additional playoff wagers

Only the best eight National Football League teams remain in the 2020 / 21 playoffs, and this weekend they will compete for a chance to play for the Conference Championship next week, then it’s just one more win away from appearing in Super Bowl LV.

Each of the four AFC and NFC teams has its own set of talented playmakers, and their potential production has created these Divisional Round Weekend Specials, the perfect way to make side bets on how well (or poorly) you think certain players will perform.

From total passing, rushing, and receiving yards, here are our predictions, odds, and picks for each category – have fun and good luck!

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Player to Have Most Passing Yards Odds

Odds taken 15 Jan, 2021 from SugarHouse

Player/Team Odds
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs +150
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills +400
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers +400

Player to Have Most Passing Yards Predictions & Pick

The Chiefs play the weakest pass defense this weekend, the 22nd ranked Browns, so it seems likely that Mahomes would have the best weekend of this talented bunch.

Of the three quarterbacks listed, the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes was the most productive this regular season (316 total passing yards per game), and considering his team plays the Browns, ranked 22nd against the pass, this one should go to him.

One reason Bills QB Josh Allen is on the list is because the kid has a rocket arm and he has been using it to get wins and given the talent of his receiving corps – John Brown, Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley – he could easily win this honor.

Always tough to bet against the GOAT Tom Brady, especially given that he and the talent heavy Tampa Bay Buccaneers passing attack seem to be gelling lately, but they play the Saints who are tight against the pass so Brady might not be able to let lose for a lot of passing yardage.


Mahomes (+150)

Player to Have Most Rushing Yards Odds

Odds taken 15 Jan, 2021 from SugarHouse

Player/Team Odds
Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns +400
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens +500
Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams +600

Player to Have Most Rushing Yards Predictions & Pick

The Browns should be able to rush well against the Chiefs, ranked 21st against the run, and the Divisional Round of the postseason is the perfect place for Nick Chubb to have a huge game.

The Cleveland Browns are a top-3 rushing team in the NFL, and Nick Chubb is the main reason why, his 5.6 yards per run making him the top candidate for this honor, especially given the fact that Cleveland is matched up against KC, the 21st ranked run defense in the league.

One of the major reasons the Baltimore Ravens have been one of the top rushing teams in the NFL these last two seasons is because HC John Harbaugh and quarterback Lamar Jackson basically reinvented the RPO offense to fit his ability to shake tackles for the extra few yards.

He may be a rookie, but LA Rams RB Cam Akers has become a huge part of the Los Angeles Rams rushing attack, the first-year player from Florida State averaging 4.3 yards per carry and fitting into a Rams system that like to run early so that QB Jared Goff can better use play-action in the second half.


Nick Chubb (+400)

Player to Have Most Receiving Yards Odds

Odds taken 15 Jan, 2021 from SugarHouse

Player/Team Odds
Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills +600
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs +600
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs +600

Player to Have Most Receiving Yards Predictions & Pick

It is not often that a tight end is soft-handed enough to even be considered for this honor, but Travis Kelce is special that way, and against the Browns, he could have a field day.

Having arguably one of the better seasons of all NFL receivers, Buffalo Bills’ new star Stefon Diggs has proved to be a key to their passing attack and the perfect addition to the roster for their young, developing hard-throwing QB Josh Allen.

Tyreek Hill, aka the Cheetah, is the fastest man in the NFL, and when he runs routes for the Kansas City Chiefs, there are few secondaries that can keep up with him, though he might be overly double-teamed in this matchup with the Browns.

Considered one of the best at his position, tight end Travis Kelce has proven himself to be not only one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ best receivers but also one of their better blockers, making it far easier for him to do quick releases and use his size and speed to turn small outlet passes into big gains.


Travis Kelce (+600)

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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

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