Week 13 of the NFL season is going to be remembered as the week when a bunch of backups had their chance to shine. Whether you are playing fantasy football or looking for some player prop bets, that is where the value tends to be showing up. Here are some of the best ones to take a look at on FanDuel Sportsbook.
My three favorite prop bets at FanDuel for NFL Week 13.
Dalvin Cook is out, and Alexander Mattison has been great in that situation. He steps into the Cook role when and does not have an Alexander Mattison backing him up when he does. You could even argue that the role he steps into is a bigger and better one — the Lions have been atrocious on defense, ranking near the bottom of the league against the run. The is opportunity meeting matchup at just the right time.
Antonio Gibson Finally Gets Some Receiving Work
Over 20.5 receiving yards, -114
J.D. McKissic has been the pass-catching back for the Washington Football Team; in fact, he has been one of the most prolific pass-catching backs in football over the last couple of seasons. But he’s out for Week 13, and his injury opens up a lot more opportunity for Antonio Gibson to catch the ball out of the backfield. Gibson is a converted WR from his college days, so the skill set is there. He is able to do it; he just not given the opportunity very often. Without McKissic, he should have a major upgrade in targets here and 20.5 seems like a misprint.
Hunter Renfrow Finds the End Zone
Anytime TD, +150
On FanDuel, you have Foster Moreau at +155 to score a TD. I know Darren Waller is out, and everyone is talking about, picking up and expecting a monster game from Moreau in his place, but while I don’t think they are wrong, I think it is more likely that Hunter Renfrow sees an uptick in targets and opportunity. Moreau is playing the Waller position, but I think Renfrow is more likely to play the Waller “role” as the top receiving option. For only a difference of 5 basis points, I would rather take the No. 1 pass-catching option over the unknown guy filling in for the former No. 1 option. I still think Moreau gets a big share, but the payout difference is not enough to push me off Renfrow.