Find the Winning Pair: The best WR duos in the NFL

By Akiva Wienerkur   July 17, 2023 

Find the Winning Pair: The best WR duos in the NFL

The NFL is a passing league. With plenty of aerial offenses, we have seen many teams stack up on a pair of receivers to spread the ball. Here are the best pairs of receivers today and their NFL futures odds to look for this season:

Despite three different quarterbacks starting for the Dolphins last season, Hill and Waddle amassed over 3,000 yards together. Hill was second in the league with 1,710 yards per game which averages out to 100.6 yards per game and seven touchdowns. Seventh in the league comes his partner Waddle who had 1,356 yards and 8 touchdowns on the season. Both speedy small receivers, these two make their case for the best duo in the league. A consistent quarterback under second-year head coach Mike McDaniel would only help them prosper. 

Dolphins bets to consider:

Tua Tagovailoa: Over 3,800.5 passing yards (-112, FanDuel)

Jaylen Waddle: Over 1,500 yards (+1200, DraftKings)

Tyreek Hill: Under 7.5 receiving touchdowns (+115, DraftKings)

The Bengals have one of the strongest wide receiver duos in the league. Chase and Higgins both racked up over 1000 yards. Chase had 1,046 yards and 9 touchdowns on 87 receptions through an injury-shortened 12-game season. Higgins tallied 1,029 yards and 7 touchdowns on 74 receptions in a 16-game span. These two should help the Bengals be a top contender out of the AFC for years to come. 

Bengals bets to consider:

Ja’Marr Chase: Over 1,500 yards (+140, DraftKings)

Ja’Marr Chase: Lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns  (+600, FanDuel)

Tee Higgins: Over 1,000.5 yards (-110, DraftKings)

Tee Higgins: 6+/8+ receiving touchdowns (-190/+140, FanDuel)

We always have the most current odds comparison to make sure you get the best lines for your 2023 wide receiver NFL futures

The NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles have two receivers in the top 10 for yards across the league. A.J. Brown comes in at number four with 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns. In seventh, Devonta Smith tallied 1,196 yards and 7 touchdowns. These two are second in combined yards only to Hill and Waddle of the Dolphins. Brown and Smith, at 26 and 24, respectively, have the potential to grow into an even more dominant duo.

Eagles bets to consider:

A.J. Brown: Most receiving touchdowns in the NFL (+1500, DraftKings)

DeVonta Smith or A.J. Brown: To have 1,750+ receiving yards (+650, DraftKings)

A.J. Brown: 10+ receiving touchdowns (+210, FanDuel)

Deebo Samuel has solidified himself as one of the most versatile receivers in the league. Many San Francisco packages have Deebo lined up in the backfield or getting the ball on a reverse. In his 13 games this season, he had 632 receiving yards and 232 rushing yards for a total of 864 yards from scrimmage and a combined five touchdowns. In a healthy 2021 season, Deebo made First-team All-Pro with 1,770 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns combined. Six touchdowns came through the air and eight more on the ground. 

Next to him, Aiyuk has found himself as a great option in the 49ers offense. In each of his three years, he has increased his yards, surpassing 1,000 yards this season. He also had eight touchdowns on 78 receptions through all 17 games of the season.

49ers bets to consider:

49ers: To make the playoffs (-430, FanDuel)

49ers: Any player to have 12+ rushing or receiving touchdowns (+450, DraftKings)

Deebo Samuel: Offensive Player of the Year (+2000, Caesars Sportsbook) 

Both top 20 in receiving yards, Metcalf and Lockett each had 1,000-yard seasons catching the ball from Geno Smith. Metcalf earned his 1,048 yards and 6 touchdowns off 90 catches and Lockett had a nearly identical 1,033 yard season but had three more touchdowns (9) and six fewer receptions (84). Metcalf brings size and speed to the Seahawks aerial attack. Lockett has been a strong possession-catch receiver with 1,000-yard seasons dating back to 2019. 

Seahawks bets to consider:

D.K. Metcalf: 6+ receiving touchdowns (-220, FanDuel)

Tyler Lockett: To have 150+ receiving yards in any regular season game (+450, DraftKings)

Seahawks: To win NFC West Division (+200, FanDuel)

The big asterisk next to the Bucs duo is the new man throwing them the ball: Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask. Either of these quarterbacks are a step down from Tom Brady which makes it hard to use last year’s stats to project this season. Nonetheless, these two shared the ball pretty equally. Both playing in 15 games last season, Evans had 1,124 yards and six touchdowns on 77 receptions. Godwin had 1,023 yards and three touchdowns on 104 receptions. In full-PPR fantasy leagues, those stats make the South Florida pairing equal fantasy choices.

Buccaneers bets to consider:

Mike Evans: Under 925.5 receiving yards (-140, DraftKings)

Chris Godwin: Over 4.5 touchdowns (-126, FanDuel)

The Chargers pairing also deserves a backstory. The 30-year-old Keen Allen dealt with a hamstring injury for most of the 2022 season. When playing, Allen was a consistent receiver. He averaged 75.2 yards per game in the 10 games he played and four touchdowns. It’s hard not to question with his age and injury history how next season will look. 

The other big name in the Chargers receiving core is 6-foot-4 Mike Williams. Williams has been a deep threat for the Chargers since they drafted him in 2017. He had 895 yards and four touchdowns on 63 receptions. Yet Williams didn’t play an entire season either. Joshua Palmer filled both these players’ shoes, ending with 769 yards – more than Allen. Regardless, with Herbert’s arm, Allen and Williams will likely connect many times throughout 2023.

Chargers bets to consider:

Mike Williams: Over 800.5 receiving yards (-110, DraftKings)

Keenan Allen: Under 5.5 receiving touchdowns (-120, DraftKings)

Chargers: To have 1+ passing touchdown in each game (+650, DraftKings)

Stefon Diggs is a top wide receiver in the NFL and the number one option for the Bills. Nonetheless, Gabe Davis provides a second option behind their star-studded WR1. In terms of yards, Diggs was fifth in the league with 1429 yards. He also turned his 108 receptions into 11 touchdowns. On the other side, Davis added 836 yards for seven touchdowns. Where Davis did shine was the long ball. He was second in the league last year in yards per catch at 17.4.

Bills bets to consider:

Bills: Best regular season record (+900, FanDuel)

Josh Allen: To win NFL MVP (+800, DraftKings)

Stefon Diggs: 8+ receiving touchdowns ( -195, FanDuel)

Based on returning duos from 2022.

With plenty of dominant duos across the league, we will likely see a few of these teams make a deep run in the playoffs. See the latest Super Bowl odds and pick a duo to bet on.

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