Sports betting moves quickly. New information and injury updates are constantly impacting the way you should consider wagering. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the NFL. Before taking a chance on any bet look for updated information. Scan injury reports, both for missing and returning players. Even weather reports can make a big difference. This time of year can make significant impacts on games. When it comes to Player Prop Bets consider the match up and recent performance of each player.
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Week 1 Player Prop Bets to Consider
- Jimmy Garoppolo Over 216.5 Passing Yards (-115)-
Jimmy G and the 49ers are heading to Detroit as -8.5 road favorites. This is a line that the oddsmakers have overlooked. The 49ers are a run heavy team; but Kyle Shanahan likes to test drive his weapons. San Francisco almost has has too many playmakers in the receiving corps to not chuck the pig around a little. In the modern NFL, 216.5 passing yards isn’t a tall task. The 2020 Lions ranked 30th in passing yards allowed per game. The Over/Under for Garoppolo’s passing attempts is set at 25.5 (-120). The 216.5 Passing yards seems more than reasonable if he attempts north of 20 passes.
- Joe Burrow Over 7.5 Rushing Yards (-110)-
Instead of protecting an already injured franchise quarterback, the Bengals drafted a receiver in the first round. Joe Burrow is coming off a major injury and he is still going to be running for his life from the get go. His injured knee will not stop Burrow from hitting this prop.
- AJ Dillon Over 27.5 Rushing Yards (-115)-
Move over Jaguars. The Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints will be opening their seasons in Jacksonville. Although this is a home game for the Saints, neutral ground impacts the running game. Enter this free money AJ Dillon player prop. Dillon heads into Week 1 has the change of pace No. 2 back behind Aaron Jones. In 2020 Jamal Williams (who was the previous second running back) averaged 4.2 yards per carry on nine attempts per game roughly 37.8 yards per game.
- Rondale Moore Over 2.5 receptions (-145)-
It’s not often a rookie would make this list in Week 1 but this is a special case. Rondale Moore is just a lighting bolt. Talk about a playmaker. He had 17 all-purpose touchdowns in 20 career college games. Look for the Cardinals to get this guy the ball early and often. In desperate need of play-makers to compliment DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals will look to feed Moore in space. Kliff Kingsbury loves gadget plays and runs a high octane offense. Moore fits perfectly in this system.
- Emmanuel Sanders Over 33.5 receiving yards (-110)-
Sanders enters the season as the Bills new John Brown. That is to say he is not a speedster but a possession receiver to complement Stefon Diggs. Sanders is a little long in the tooth but he proved last year that he has plenty of game left. Matching up against his old team in the Steelers in Week 1 will be a daunting task. However with all the attention Diggs is going to garner, you can place trust in Sanders to have enough catches to eclipse 33.5 yards.