NFL betting picks: 5 best player props for the Divisional round
Zach Brunner picks out five NFL player prop betting picks for the second round of the playoffs.
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Derrick Henry first touchdown (+450)
Henry is back for the Titans and you have to think he will be heavily involved. The Bengals suffered a couple of injuries on their defensive line last week, so their run defense will be even weaker than it has been all season.
Henry should have success on the ground, and Tennessee will be calling his number when they get in the red zone. It’s what everyone wants to see.
Deebo Samuel anytime touchdown (-115)
Our touchdown props were hot last weekend, as all three hit. We will go right back to Samuel to score another one. He is quickly becoming one of the best players in the NFL and is a completely different player to when he last played the Packers in Week 3. In that game, he had 52 total yards, all through the air.
Since then, he has surpassed that yardage total in all 14 games. He also found the end zone in 11 of those 14 games.
Tyler Johnson over 31.5 receiving yards (-115)
The Buccaneers’ receiving corps is depleted without Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. This offense also looks like it could be playing without Tristan Wirfs at right tackle, which is a massive loss. To combat this, they will need to keep a tight end to block or at least chip, limiting Tom Brady’s receiving options even more. If we assume Jalen Ramsey will cover Mike Evans, then Johnson should see an increase in his workload.
Last weekend, Johnson played 77 per cent of the offensive snaps and caught two passes for 30 yards in a game that the Buccaneers dominated from start to finish. Assuming Tampa will need to be more aggressive offensively, we could see Johnson push for five or six targets in this game.
Matthew Stafford over 0.5 interceptions (-135)
This is going to be an extremely popular player prop this weekend. Last week, Stafford managed to not throw an interception, but he only attempted 17 passes. Stafford threw an interception in each of the four games prior to that.
On Sunday, the Rams offensive line will struggle up front. Stafford will have to pass more and will be pressured, which should lead to at least one interception.
Josh Allen over 1.5 passing touchdowns (-165)
I have no idea why this Josh Allen prop is set so low, but we will take advantage of it. Allen is coming off a five-touchdown performance and is now playing in the game with the highest projected total of the weekend.
Allen has passed for multiple touchdowns in five of his past six games. He passed for three touchdowns in his previous matchup with the Chiefs this season and has thrown multiple in all three career games against them.