NFL betting picks: 5 best player props for Week 8
Zach Brunner picks out five NFL player prop betting picks for the best of the Week 8 action.
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Following an exciting Thursday Night Football matchup, the tone is set for the rest of Week 8. We should witness many great individual performances around the league. To get some skin in the game, it’s fun to bet some props so you can win along with the players.
Let’s take a look at five of the best NFL player props for Week 8.
After getting thrown into action following the Zach Wilson injury, the Jets had everyone wondering who Mike White is. He played pretty well at Western Kentucky a few years ago, but that’s irrelevant right now.
What is relevant is that White is extremely inexperienced. When inexperienced quarterbacks are under pressure, they tend to abandon the receivers downfield and try to make a play with their legs. Look for White to do the same at least once, hitting the over on this low rushing prop.
Ignore the odds. Do you like free money? I do too, and that is what this bet is. Matt Ryan has passed for over 2.5 touchdowns just once in his past eight games dating back to last season, and that was the game that all-round offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson went crazy.
The Panthers have a talented defense that is allowing only 1.6 passing touchdowns per game. This is an easy under bet, considering the Atlanta offense is average at best.
After Zach Ertz was traded from Philadelphia to Arizona, Dallas Goedert is no longer splitting tight end snaps. Not only is he the Eagles’ primary tight end target, he might also be the top target overall in this offense.
In his first game without Ertz last week, Goedert turned five targets into 70 yards. This week, he faces a Lions defense that is bad almost everywhere. He should see plenty of targets yet again.
Since getting the bulk of the carries again, James Robinson has looked just as good as last season. He has 388 rushing yards over the past four games, averaging 5.71 yards per carry.
More importantly, Robinson had 73 or more rushing yards in each of those four games. Following a week of rest, it should be more of the same for the second-year Jaguars running back.
The Steelers lost wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for the season, and rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth should be the primary beneficiary. JuJu’s role was to work the short-to-intermediate routes, acting as a quick option for Ben Roethlisberger.
This should be now Freiermuth’s role as the tight end, and he will be needed this week against Cleveland’s elite pass rush. Freiermuth has played one game without Smith-Schuster so far, and the result was seven receptions.