Nevertheless, the league’s crackdown on celebrations could now potentially benefit you in a big way – if you can correctly guess the player most likely to get fined first in 2017. Thanks to some fun-filled analysis on the most likely suspects to get fined first, you’re going to have a good idea of which player or players you might want to place your betting bucks on.
Analyzing The NFL Betting Props On Who Will Get Flagged For Excessive Celebration 1st
Odds to get Fined First for Excessive CelebrationAntonio Brown +130 Odell Beckham +180 Trai Turner +200 Michael Bennett +250 Gerald McCoy +300 Victor Cruz +350 Chandler Jones +400 Kelvin Benjamin +450 Devin Funchess +500 Josh Norman +550 Terrelle Pryor +550 Jerick Mckinnon +600 Vernon Davis +650 Owamagbe Odighizuwa +700 Le’Veon Bell +750 Marquette King +800
Analysis: It’s no wonder that Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown is the prohibitive favorite here, seeing as how he’s been good for at least one excessive celebration almost every year the past few seasons. Brown’s hip-thrusting gyrations have earned him scorn from league officials, but I’ve yet to hear a single female football fan complain.
Odell Beckham Jr. is another great pick, seeing as how the league has made a habit out of fining the emotional New York Giants superstar. Still, you gotta’ love the routine he and fellow wideout Victor Cruz pulled off last year when Cruz scored and Beckham Jr. pretended to photograph him.
I have no idea why offensive lineman Trai Turner is on this list or why he even got fine at all for jumping like 2.5 inches off the ground last season to celebrate one of the few good things the Panthers did last season. I also don’t know why Carolina’s Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess are on this list as well, seeing as how their celebration combination last year was such a far cry from Washington’s Smurfs back in the day.
Josh Norman won’t be shooting any fake arrows this season in Washington will he? Okay…he probably will, but will it happen in Week 1? You can count out Minnesota’s Jerrick McKinnon’s crotch grab simply because the no-nonsense Mike Zimmer puts the N and F in No Fun League. If there’s a celebration that should never be fined in tight end Vernon Davis’ basketball routine after he scores. I mean, jeez, a jump shot gets you fined? That should only happen to the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, but hey, I don’t run the NFL.
As far as my picks on players to get fined first, I’m going with Antonio Brown first, OBJ second and Josh Norman as my third pick.