NFL betting picks: 5 best player props for the Wild Card round
Zach Brunner picks out five NFL player prop betting picks for the first round of the playoffs.
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The Cowboys have a tough matchup against the 49ers, who are more talented and physical up front. San Francisco has allowed only 3.1 yards per carry over the past three weeks.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliott has totaled over 51.5 rushing yards just twice in his past 11 games. Look for the Dallas running game to struggle once again.
The Eagles are solid at defending the run, so the Buccaneers will likely need to take a pass-heavy approach, including in the red zone. If you’re assuming Tom Brady is throwing red zone passes, you know a solid share will go the way of Gronkowski.
Brady and Gronk should continue racking up postseason touchdown connections. Gronkowski only trails Jerry Rice for playoff touchdown catches, and he will narrow the game on Sunday.
Along with a touchdown, Gronkowski should rack up plenty of yards. He is coming off back-to-back 100-yard receiving days.
Of course, with the Buccaneers’ losses in the wide receiver room, he has had to step up more. The matchup is nice as well, as the Eagles surrendered the sixth-most receiving yards to tight ends this season, at 60.9 per game.
The difference in the two matchups between the Cardinals and Rams this season was Arizona’s rushing production. For them to win this game, they have to run at the Rams. Clearly, the Cardinals are more than capable of running downhill on their opponents, thanks in part to James Conner.
We have seen Conner score a rushing touchdown in 10 of his past 13 games. This includes four total rushing touchdowns against the Rams, scoring two in each game. Watch the injury report to ensure he is active.
It’s clear the 49ers will do absolutely everything possible to get the ball in Deebo Samuel‘s hands. They have had him run, catch, and pass for a touchdown this season. The Cowboys’ first move when San Francisco breaks the huddle will be to find where Samuel is, as he will split out as a wide receiver and line up in the backfield.
Samuel has totaled a rushing or receiving touchdown in seven of his past eight games. The Cowboys will struggle to contain him on Sunday.