To a degree, this is going to be an ever-evolving endeavor throughout the week. As you prepare for Sunday Night Football, there will always be specific plays you like and wish to target. NFL player props will stand out to you, and at the moment, you should capitalize on them. As news changes throughout the week, these markets will move as well, so lock in your player prop picks as you see them.
Each week, I will take a look at four NFL player prop targets on DraftKings for Sunday Night Football and provide some commentary about them. Please be aware though, that these are subject to market movements.
Week 12 SNF NFL Player Props
Gus Edwards Anytime Touchdown, -110
We are just playing the odds here. With 10 touchdowns this season, Gus Edwards has proven to be quite adept at finding the end zone. While the Baltimore Ravens have been rotating multiple running backs through their backfield, and Lamar Jackson is always a threat with his legs, Edwards still has the edge here.
Beginning in Week 7 against Detroit, Edwards has at least one touchdown per game. Even if Edwards’ snap share is limited, there have only been two games this season in which he hasn’t carried the ball at least 10 times. When Edwards is in the game, it is usually a pretty good bet that he will be betting the ball. And lately, it’s an even better bet that it will be happening close to the goal line.
Justin Herbert Over 35.5 Passing Attempts, -115
It likely will be a tough time for Justin Herbert in Baltimore. Facing the Ravens’ defense is always tough, and doing so in Baltimore makes things that much more difficult.
When looking at player props, things could really go in multiple directions for Herbert as this could be one of his toughest games of the year. Based on his play up to this point, a lot of his player props do look attractive, but I can see the Ravens and their stout defense wreaking havoc on things. Baltimore is allowing the third-fewest passing yards, 169.7, in the league so far this season as well as the second-fewest points at 16.1. That is not a recipe for success for Herbert, but it’s not like things will be any easier on the ground. Following that logic, let’s bank on Herbert being active in the passing game while trying to lead Los Angeles to victory. However, that might not translate into results.
Lamar Jackson Ove 234.5 Passing Yards, -115
This is an interesting player prop as Lamar Jackson has only hit this mark four times this season. The Chargers’ defense, or maybe lack thereof, should aid in making it five.
It is no secret that the Chargers have struggled on the defensive side of the ball this season. Opposing quarterbacks lead the league in passing against them with 291.6 passing yards. If Jackson barely eclipsed his target tonight, Los Angeles would likely take that as a win. Should that be the case, Jackson would still have a cushion of about 55 yards which makes this a viable target. Jackson is also dealing with an ankle injury which could force him to stay in the pocket a little more than normal. That would only serve to help our targeted passing yards.
Odell Beckham Jr, Over 41.5 Passing Yards, -120
If we are going to target Jackson with our player props, it only makes sense to go with some correlation. While Odell Beckham is on the Injury Report with a shoulder injury, he did close out the week with a full practice, so I’m going to be optimistic here. The Chargers are brutal against opposing wide receivers, and Beckham should be the latest to benefit.
Last week, Beckham flashed big play potential as he caught four passes for 116 yards. Seeing Beckham make explosive plays shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone but it is a good sign to see that his legs are healthy. Beckham has hit his player props in three of his last four games with his one miss being by two yards. All Beckham really needs to hit this tonight is one or two big catches.