NFL Rushing Props 2021

RB Rushing Yards, TDs And More

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The 2021-22 NFL season is here and sportsbooks are offering a wide variety of season-long and weekly proposition bets. On this page, we’ll look at the various player props available for running backs at legal sportsbooks in the US this season.

Prior to the season, this page will cover the regular season rushing props for the most yards, touchdowns, and individual propositions for high-profile running backs. Once the season begins and those bets are finalized, we’ll provide weekly updates on the rushing props offered each week.

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RB rushing props 2021

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Most RB rushing yards

This wager propositions bettors to predict which player will compile the most rushing yards over the course of the season. In 2020, Saquon Barkley had the highest individual prop with a prediction of 1,350.5 yards, but his season was shortened by injuries. Derrick Henry was tied for the second-highest projection (1,175.5 yards) and wound up leading the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards. A preseason bet on Henry to lead the NFL in rushing could have been found with approximately +800 odds, meaning a $10 bet on Henry to become rushing champ profited $80.

Most RB rushing TDs

This prop asks bettors to predict which player will compile the most rushing scores over the course of the season. There is plenty of overlap with the favorites to lead the NFL in rushing yards, but some tailbacks are considered more likely to convert short rushing scores. Derrick Henry also led the NFL in rushing scores in 2020 with 16, and his preseason odds only trailed Barkley in that category as well. A $20 bet on Henry to lead the league in rushing TDs would’ve paid out approximately $160 if found at +800 odds.

RB totals: Rushing yards over/under

Prop bets on individual players are available on a season-long and on a weekly basis. For example, Dalvin Cook might be projected to rush for 1,050.5 yards over the course of the season and somewhere between 60 and 90 yards in the upcoming Vikings game. Weekly prop bets are usually available a few days before kickoff.

RB totals: Rushing TDs over/under

The same props are available to predict how many rushing touchdowns a player will compile on a season-long or on a weekly basis. The projected number is usually in single digits, with only 7 players topping 10 rushing scores in 2020. On a weekly basis, player props for rushing scores will usually be offered with a decimal such as 1.5 or 2.5 rushing scores, to avoid a “push” where the player hits exactly 2 rushing scores and the bettor simply gets their wager back.

RB totals: Rushing + receiving yards over/under

In an increasingly pass-heavy league, many RBs are piling up yardage as runners and receivers. Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara are the prime examples of those dual threats, and are amongst the RBs listed with rushing + receiving props. This prop can also be listed as the scrimmage yards and will be projected somewhere around 1,000 yards on a season-long basis. These bets are also available on a weekly basis and adjust depending on matchups and other factors.

NFL rushing leaders history

YearPlayerTeamYards
2020Derrick HenryTitans2,027
2019Derrick HenryTitans1,540
2018Ezekiel ElliottCowboys1,434
2017Kareem HuntChiefs1,327
2016Ezekiel Elliott
Cowboys1,631
2015Adrian Peterson
Vikings1,485
2014DeMarco MurrayCowboys1,845
2013LeSean McCoyEagles1,607
2012Adrian Peterson
Vikings2,097
2011Maurice Jones-Drew
Jaguars1,606
2010Arian Foster
Texans1,616
2009Chris Johnson Titans2,006
2008Adrian Peterson
Vikings1,760
2007LaDainian Tomlinson
Chargers1,474
2006LaDainian Tomlinson
Chargers1,815
2005Shaun Alexander
Seahawks1,880
2004Curtis Martin
Jets1,697
2003Jamal Lewis
Ravens2,066
2002
Ricky WilliamsDolphins1,853
2001
Priest HolmesChiefs1,555
2000Edgerrin JamesColts1,709