NFL betting picks: 5 best player props for Week 7
Zach Brunner picks out five NFL player prop betting picks for Sunday's Week 7 games.
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Unlike past weeks, Thursday Night Football didn’t feature much in terms of exciting performances. However, there are plenty of other interesting spots and player props to bet at Betway this weekend.
Let’s take a look at five of the best NFL betting player props in Week 7.
Matthew Stafford completions: Over 23.5 +100
The Lions allow a 67.88 per cent completion rate this season. If Matthew Stafford were to complete 67.88 per cent of his passes, that would mean he needs to attempt 35 passes to hit the over.
Stafford has attempted 37 or more passes in three of his last four games. He is also much better than the average passer the Lions have faced, so he should have a higher completion rate en route to completing at least 24.
DeAndre Hopkins anytime touchdown -125
While the narrative of “revenge games” is typically overblown, this one for DeAndre Hopkins against the Houston Texans is not. They refused to pay him, then they traded him for an insultingly low amount. This is a game he had circled, so you can bet he and his teammates will make sure he has a statement game.
Of course, this includes him scoring at least one touchdown. Hopkins leads the Cardinals with 10 red zone targets this season, and he should get a couple more on Sunday. He has also scored in back-to-back weeks, and a three-peat is coming.
Mark Ingram rushing attempts: Over 10.5 -130
Yes, the Texans should get completely blown out in this game. However, they have proven they do not look at the scoreboard. They will stick to their game plan no matter what.
Houston lost last week’s game, 31-3. Still, Mark Ingram totaled 18 carries. He had 16 carries the week prior in another loss. Clearly, they’re trying to take some pressure off of their rookie quarterback, and this is the only way they know how.
Joe Mixon rushing + receiving yards: Over 75.5 -115
As Joe Mixon gets healthier, his snaps continue to go up. In an important divisional game, he should see the full helping of snaps we saw earlier in the year.
This season, the Ravens have been among the worst at defending running backs. While the 414 rushing yards given up is strong, the 403 receiving yards is the most in the NFL.
We know Mixon can be a dynamic receiver, as he totaled 59 yards on five receptions last week. The Bengals should get the ball in Mixon’s hands in a variety of ways Sunday, pointing to the prop going over.
Deebo Samuel receiving yards: Over 66.5 -115
Deebo Samuel has been one of the top-performing receivers this season. He ranks third in the NFL in target share (32.9 per cent) and fifth in receiving yards (548), despite already having his bye week.
With George Kittle still out, Samuel will continue to serve as the clear top target on the offense. He also faces a damaged Colts secondary that will be without a starting safety and it looks like one cornerback.
With Jimmy Garoppolo back under center, Samuel should catch at least 67 yards, as he has done in three of his five games this season.