NFL betting picks: 5 best player props for Week 5
Zach Brunner picks out five NFL player prop betting picks for Sunday's Week 5 games.
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Cordarrelle Patterson receiving yards: Over 42.5 (-115)
The Falcons will be playing without their top two wide receivers, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, when they face the Jets in London.
This means we could see an expanded role for Patterson, especially after he put up three scores last week. It has been back-to-back weeks of 82 receiving yards for Patterson, and he totaled 58 the week prior. There’s little reason to believe he goes under this prop.
Taylor Heinicke passing yards: Over 241.5 (-110)
While Washington’s defense has been much worse than expected, it has actually worked in favor of Heinicke’s passing production. This week, he faces the New Orleans Saints, who have a tough run defense. However, they can be passed on, as evidenced by Daniel Jones’ 400+ yards last week and 270 from Mac Jones the week prior.
Coming off a 290-yard game, Heinicke should pass early and often, especially with their running game struggling to have much consistent success.
Laviska Shenault receptions: Over 5.5 (+125)
Following the season-ending injury to D.J. Chark last week, the Jaguars have said Shenault will see an expanded role. He has, however, already seen a large role, with at least seven targets in three of four games this season. Shenault caught six passes last week and was being used much like he was during the preseason, when he looked to be the top overall target.
This week, he faces a Tennessee Titans team that has surrendered the most receiving yards to wide receivers entering this week (944), so he should be really involved.
Nick Chubb anytime touchdown (+100)
After being kept out of the end zone the past two weeks, Chubb should find pay dirt again this Sunday. With Baker Mayfield suffering a shoulder injury, the Browns should look to run the ball as much as possible.
Luckily, run defense is the weakness of the Chargers, who allow the third-most rushing yards per carry in the league (5.3).
Zack Moss anytime touchdown (+175)
The Bills-Chiefs matchup on Sunday Night Football has an implied total of 56 points, which is by far the highest of the weekend. If the Bills are going to be scoring in bunches, it seems likely that Zack Moss will be involved. He has played three games this season, scoring in all of them.
Moss has three total rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown. Best of all, he appears to be the favorite out of the backfield in the red zone. So, if the Bills are going to be in scoring range often, which the odds suggest, then Moss will be given multiple opportunities to score a touchdown and make us money.