Angelo Montilla | Tue 15/08/2017 - 14:40 EDT

NFL Player Props: Adrian Peterson vs Marshawn Lynch

NFL Player Props: Adrian Peterson vs Marshawn Lynch
Two of the top running backs over the last decade — Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch — are back on the field for the 2017 National Football League season with new teams. Which veteran running back will have a better season? We break it all down for you with a few prop bets to consider.

Who Will Have a Better Season — AP or Beast Mode?

Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch may not have the same speed, power and athleticism that made both NFL stars so dominant over the last decade. However, both Peterson and Lynch — also known as AP and Beast Mode, respectively — still have a lot left in the tank in their early 30’s.

Peterson, who spent 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and sits 16th overall in all-time rushing, is embarking on a new journey with the New Orleans Saints. Lynch, who helped the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl in 2014 before hanging up his cleats the following season, has stepped out of retirement to join the Oakland Raiders.

Both are out to prove they’re still elite running backs in the National Football League, but which of the two will have a better season? BetOnline is offering a series of enticing AP vs. Beast Mode proposition bets. Let’s dive into some of the top odds bettors will be jumping on prior to the start of the 2017 NFL season.

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Who Will Have a Better Season — AP or Beast Mode?

Both Running Backs to Lead Team in Rushing TDs

As long as both Peterson and Lynch remain healthy, they’ll both get the bulk of the workload in the backfield. Peterson led the Vikings in rushing touchdowns in eight of the 10 seasons he was in Minnesota. The two years AP didn’t, he was sidelined with serious knee injuries. Peterson has also recorded 12 or more TDs five times in a single season — in 2009 AP rushed for 18 touchdowns.

AP has a little more competition with Mark Ingram also in line for a ton of carries. Lynch has been a workhorse over the years, also leading the Seahawks in rushing touchdowns from 2011 to 2014. BetOnline is offering a +200 line both AP and Beast Mode will lead their clubs in TDs.

If they don’t, it’ll pay -260.

Yes (+200) BetOnline

Both Running Backs to Lead team in Rushing Yards

AP and Beast Mode know a thing or two about rushing for 1,000 or more yards in a single season. Peterson has accomplished the feat seven times and even surpassed the 2,000-yard mark in 2012. Lynch rushed for 1,200 or more yards from 2011 to 2014 before an injury ended that streak in 2015. There’s no doubt Lynch will be the primary back in Oakland and will more than likely lead the Raiders in rushing this season. While Ingram will likely factor into New Orleans’ third-down game, Peterson will also lead the Saints in yards rushing. The combination of both pays +220, while betting on no is the -280 favorite.

No (-280) BetOnline

Either to be Traded During the Season

There’s a reason both New Orleans and Oakland went out and added these elite running backs and that is to win a championship. The Raiders are much closer to that than the Saints are so don’t expect Beast Mode to be on the move during the 2017 season. However, if the Saints flounder early on and the Peterson experiment backfires, it’s likely we could see AP traded before the NFL deadline. This of course would pay +500 as the huge underdog. The more likely scenario is both AP and Beast Mode stay put this season, which is the -800 favorite.

No (-800) BetOnline

First Touchdown Scored in 2017 Regular Season

Beast Mode will get the first crack to score the first touchdown on Sept. 10 when the Raiders travel to Tennessee to face the Titans. There’ll be a lot of rust to shake off for Lynch, who hasn’t played in the NFL since Week 7 of the 2017 season. It’ll take a couple weeks for Beast Mode to find his legs and regain his dominant form. That will leave the door open for AP, who gets the ball rolling on Sept. 11 when he faces his former team on Monday Night Football. Under the bright lights and on national TV, Peterson will want nothing more than to score against the Vikings.

Adrian Peterson (+110) BetOnline

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