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After looking at William Hill’s Chiefs player yardage props first, we move on to the Buccaneers.
Unlike the Chiefs, there hasn’t been that much movement on William Hill’s yardage props for Tampa Bay’s stars in Nevada.
Tom Brady’s passing yards prop opened at 295.5 yesterday at William Hill, and has stayed put there. Elite wideout Chris Godwin’s receiving yards hasn’t budged from 74.5, while fellow top target Mike Evans has seen a slight half-yard drop from 67.5 to 67. Even Rob Gronkowski has remained at 28.5 after first being listed at that number yesterday.
Where there have been some shifts on receiving yards, though, are the secondary options. Midseason signing Antonio Brown has gone from 43.5 to 38.5 and tight end Cameron Brate has dropped from 34.5 to 30.5.
“Brady’s got a lot of weapons,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “Brate was the dominant factor over Gronk in the playoffs, but this is Super Bowl time. So Brady may end up gravitating toward Gronk, that’s what we were thinking at least.
“As far as Brown, you’ve got to worry about Evans and Godwin first, so Brown is way down the pecking order. He’s probably banged-up. But Brady likes him and sort of leans on him. I’d bet Brown under because he’s not as explosive as he once was and he’s coming off injury, but he may get his numbers regardless because of all the focus on Evans and Godwin.”
Two other Buccaneers wide receivers have also not moved from their original odds: Scotty Miller (21.5) and Tyler Johnson (9.5).
One Buccaneer that William Hill bettors have been backing the over early on is Leonard Fournette. The bruising tailback has been a revelation for Tampa Bay so far this postseason, and his rushing yardage prop has increased from 43.5 to 47. Fournette’s receiving yards has also jumped up a bit to from 22.5 to 23.5.
Meanwhile, William Hill bettors haven’t been as bullish on his backfield mate Ronald Jones II. His rushing yards (43.5 to 40.5) and receiving yards (10.5 to 7.5) have both seen 3-yard drops from the opening number.
“You have to handicap two things here with Fournette’s rushing yards,” Bogdanovich said. “Whether he will get way more carries than Jones and they obviously think that the Buccaneers are going to be in the game for a while or ahead. If those two things end up happening, Fournette could have a big game.”
Check out William Hill’s notable Buccaneers player yardage props for Super Bowl 55 below.