We were close to hitting that 5x on the Underdog NFL player props last week. Everything was going smoothly. Travis Etienne Jr., Jameis Winston, Michael Pittman Jr, and Michael Carter had all hit their overs. However, I did not know the weather was going to be so bad in Chicago at the time of the writing that the Bears would have completed only eight passes. So, of course, we only hit four-out-of-five. However, we are here again with another five props for you to consider. Bet along with me. Fade me. We can also just chat about the picks. It’s up to you. As always, let’s get into it.
Week 2 NFL Player Props
Mac Jones 0.5 Interceptions
Take the HIGHER here. This might be a rough game for the Patriots’ passing attack against the Steelers. Pittsburgh just forced four Joe Burrow interceptions. Four!! Mac Jones just had one interception in the loss to the Dolphins. Mac also threw 13 interceptions last year. The Patriots saving grace may be the Steelers’ inept offense, but the chances are high that no matter what happens in the game, Mac will throw an interception. Take the over.
Pat Freiermuth 37.5 Receiving Yards
The Steelers’ offense may be inept this year but take the HIGHER here. Freiermuth had ten targets last week. He was second on the team in targets. Meanwhile, George Pickens and Chase Claypool only combined for nine targets. These targets amounted to 75 receiving yards for Freiermuth. There’s no change at QB happening, and while Najee Harris seems likely to play, he may still be limited. So take the HIGHER here with confidence.
Saquon Barkley 76.5 Rushing Yards
Take the HIGHER here as well. Saquon had 164 rushing yards against the Titans last week. That was on only 18 attempts. This week he plays against the Panthers. Yes, the Panthers. The defense that just gave up 219 total rushing yards to the Browns. Nick Chubb had over 140 of those rushing yards. This defense also gave up 114 rush yards per game last year too. The Panthers are a fantastic matchup. Take the over.
Matt Ryan 1.5 Passing Touchdowns
Matt Ryan had 50 pass attempts last week. Take the HIGHER here. Yes, he may have only had one passing touchdown last week, and Pittman Jr. may not play (although Frank Reich is optimistic that Pittman Jr. will be fine). However, Carson Wentz just torched the Jaguars (Indy’s opponent) for four passing touchdowns. Ryan’s career touchdown percentage is also close to 5%. Last week it was a measly 2%. The only way Ryan won’t have two passing touchdowns this weekend is if Jonathan Taylor gets them all. Take the HIGHER.
Carson Wentz 245.5 Passing Yards
Finally, let’s talk more about Carson Wentz. Take the HIGHER in this prop as well. Wentz had over 300 yards passing against the Jaguars last week. This week they play the Lions. Jalen Hurts may have only had 243 yards passing against the Lions last week, but he also had 90 yards rushing. That’s 333 total yards from a QB who has been known to scramble more than others. In this game, the Lions are the favorites at -1.5. That means Washington may even have to throw more to keep up. I expect Wentz to have another 300-yard day, so getting to 246 passing yards should be simple. Take the over.
There we have it. Do what you will with these five props this week. You can choose to bet those props in a parlay, or you can fade my advice. Either way, Good luck!
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