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Who to bet for most receiving yards in Super Bowl 55

We take a look at the odds for the player to have the most receiving yards in Super Bowl 55 and give you our favorite pick of the bunch.

Tight end Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs in action during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Arrowhead Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers combined for 807 passing yards and six touchdowns when they met in the regular season, and both sides are expected to be productive through the air in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes finished the regular season with the second-most passing yards and fourth-most passing touchdowns in the NFL, thanks to the dynamic duo that is Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Brady ranked third in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns after inheriting a dynamic receiving corps led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Both signal-callers have their fair share of weapons, and that could make predicting the player who’ll lead the Super Bowl in receiving yards could be difficult.

Here, we’ll take a look at the odds on DraftKings Sportsbook for Player to have the Most Receiving Yards and our favorite pick.

Current odds for receiving leader

Travis Kelce, Chiefs: +180
Tyreek Hill, Chiefs: +200
Chris Godwin, Bucs: +500
Mike Evans, Bucs: +700
Antonio Browns, Bucs: +1400
Mecole Hardman, Chiefs: +1600
Sammy Watkins, Chiefs: +1600
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs: +2000
Cameron Brate, Bucs: +3300
Rob Gronkowski, Bucs: +3300
Scotty Miller, Bucs: +3300
Demarcus Robinson, Bucs: +3300
Leonard Fournette, Bucs: +4000
Darrel Williams, Chiefs: +4000
Tyler Johnson, Bucs: +5000
Ronald Jones, Bucs: +5000
Byron Pringle, Chiefs: +5000

The pick

My favorite: Travis Kelce

Kelce was second only to Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs in receiving yards during the regular season and averaged a team-high 94.4 receiving yards per game. While Hill torched the Buccaneers with 13 receptions for 269 yards and two scores in one game earlier in the year, I highly doubt Tampa Bay will try to deploy man coverage against the speedster this time around with so much on the line. Kelce has been a consistent safety outlet for years and will be easier for Mahomes to reach when dealing with the Buccaneers’ dangerous defensive line.

My sleeper: Rob Gronkowski

The Chiefs have been below average when defending tight ends all year and allowed Gronk to tally season-highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (106) the last time they faced the Bucs. Gronk led all Tampa Bay players in total yards and was narrowly trailed by Godwin. Mike Evans scored twice against Kansas City during the regular season but only caught three passes for 50 yards. If Antonio Brown (knee) can’t suit up, it’ll be a lot easier for the Chiefs to key in on Bucs wideouts. Brady and Gronk have been on the final stage plenty of times before, so maybe their connection will carry them.

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