Although sides and totals are still king when it comes to betting on the NFL, player props have become increasingly popular for the casual and seasoned bettor. Sportsbooks seemingly have new NFL player prop offerings every year and trying to find an edge in those markets can be very lucrative. 

For the 2021 season, while I’m known as the touchdown prop specialist, I’ve decided that I can’t deny my love for ALL NFL player prop bets and will give out my best bets every week. This could include player prop markets like receiving yards, rushing attempts, passing yards, touchdown passes and so many more. 

 

 

NFL player prop bets - Latest expert picks 

Each week, I’ll be giving out my three favorite NFL player prop plays and will come out on Fridays for the entire regular season and playoffs. These bets can also be found with the NFL Bet Tracker. All bettors should make sure to shop around and get the best lines by using the FTNBets Prop Shop.

Here we go for Week 7.

Jalen Hurts OVER 44.5 Rushing Yards 

-115, PointsBet

Of the three picks, this feels like the safest because I’m banking on a running quarterback to not even reach his average rushing yards per game. That’s why I love for Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts to get to 45 rushing yards against the Raiders in Week 7. 

Hurts is averaging 50 rush yards per game this season and has surpassed 45 yards in four of six games. Another reason I love this prop is Hurts not only the leading rusher on the Eagles with 300 yards but has nearly the same amount of carries as starting running back, Miles Sanders.

Then you look at how the Raiders have fared vs. dual-threat quarterbacks this season, and I get excited. In the opener, Las Vegas faced Lamar Jackson and allowed 82 rushing yards to the Ravens QB. If the Raiders get up on the Eagles, I fully trust Hurts to scramble and get to at least 50 yards against this overrated Las Vegas defense.

C.J. Uzomah OVER 2.5 Receptions 

+110, DraftKings Sportsbook

This bet is banking on track record, and while C.J. Uzomah hasn’t been as featured as some of other Bengals receiving options, he has been on the field for majority of Cincinnati snaps this season. That’s why I like him to catch at least three passes Sunday vs. the Ravens.

Baltimore has surprisingly been chewed up by tight ends this season. The Ravens are last in receptions allowed to the TE position with 43 on the year with the starter for the opposing team making at least three catches in all but one game in 2021. 

At +110, this is fair value for an emerging tight end against a defense that has been getting gouged all year by the position.

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Joe Burrow to Throw an Interception

-110, BetMGM

Look, I like Joe Burrow and even think he can pull off a road upset in Baltimore, but there’s no way I think he leaves Maryland unscathed. That’s why I’m betting for him to throw an interception against this tough Ravens defense in a hostile environment. So far in 2021, he has four interceptions in six games and one in each road game. He threw an interception in his lone game in Baltimore last season and has 12 picks in 16 career games. 

The Ravens have forced 4 interceptions at home so far and picked off Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes in those games. At -110, this is good odds for something that could easily happen.