It’s another great week to bet some NFL player props. Week 2 is underway as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24 Thursday night. However, some of the best action is coming this Sunday. After hitting two out of three bets in Week 1, here’s another trio of player props worth locking in for Week 2 immediately.
Tom Brady UNDER 277.5 Passing Yards at Saints (-115 DK)
It seems crazy betting the under on the Greatest Quarterback of All Time. However, Brady only threw for 212 yards against the Cowboys in Week 1. Plus, there are plenty of signs suggesting he’ll have a tough time reaching at least 278 passing yards.
First of all, the Saints’ defense is stout. Opposing quarterbacks have only surpassed 277.5 passing yards four out of the 18 games against New Orleans. Yes, one of those occasions came from Brady (375 in Week 8 of 2021). However, that is the outlier of Brady’s tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s failed to cover the number in three out of four games against the Saints as the Bucs QB.
Also, the health of the Bucs’ receiver group could be a concern. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, Russell Gage and Breshad Perriman have either been limited practice participants or worse this week.
Joe Mixon OVER 72.5 Rushing Yards at Cowboys (-110 DK)
This is an enticing player prop. Mixon is coming off an 82-yard rushing performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So, he just cleared the number in Week 1 against a better defense that’s better than the Dallas Cowboys. Plus, he’ll get plenty of opportunities to surpass 73 rushing yards. He registered 27 rush attempts in Week 1. That’s good enough reason to take it.
Also, the Cowboys’ defense just gave up 127 rushing yards to Leonard Fournette. With Cooper Rush leading Dallas in place of Dak Prescott, it’s likely the Bengals get an early lead. As a result, Cincinnati should be more inclined to run the ball and control time of possession. They’ll need Mixon to accomplish this.
Javonte Williams OVER 82.5 Rush + Rec Yards vs Texans (-115 DK)
This is a fun player prop to bet because there are plenty of scenarios where Williams covers this line. Javonte Williams has the talent to cover this number by strictly rushing the ball. However, new Broncos QB is not afraid to use Williams in the passing game often. Last week, Williams caught the ball 11 times for 63 receiving yards while rushing for 43 yards. That’s a positive sign heading into a matchup with the Houston Texans.
Indianapolis Colts’ running backs Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines both had solid days against the Texans in Week 1. Taylor ran for 161 yards while Hines gained 50 yards on six catches. It’s clear Houston had some issues with Indy’s running backs, and Williams can replicate some of the strengths of those backs.
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