3 NFL Prop Bets to Target for Week 8
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Player props closely mirror the game of fantasy football, giving you a chance to stay involved in a familiar way. With Week 8 on the horizon, here are a few standout prop bets for Sunday's action this week.
Kenny Golladay Over 67.5 Receiving Yards (-112)
In a game in which Matthew Stafford threw 45 times for 364 yards and four scores, Kenny Golladay received only two targets. Despite the abnormality in Week 7, Golladay remains the Detroit Lions' leader in targets (47) and air yards (660). This week, Golladay enters a bounce back spot against the New York Giants with a receiving prop set at just 67.5 receiving yards.
Looking at numberFire's projections, Golladay enters Week 8 pegged for 73.75 receiving yards. This mark gives Golladay over eight yards of value on his player prop. Golladay also benefits from a matchup against a Giants team that ranks 22nd in pass defense, according to our schedule-adjusted metrics. So far this season, the Giants have allowed the fourth-most receiving yards to opposing wide receivers (1,323).
With a solid matchup on deck, a $100 bet on Golladay besting 67.5 receiving yards nets $89.29 in this spot.
Marlon Mack Over 67.5 Rushing Yards (-112)
Marlon Mack rushing yards prop comes in at just 67.5 yards this week. Ninth in the NFL in rushing with 514 rushing yards, Mack has somewhat under-performed his volume so far this season. Currently, Mack ranks third with 20 rushing attempts per game, setting him up for a bounce-back spot against the Denver Broncos this week.
Looking at our projections, Mack comes in slated for 84.71 rushing yards, giving him more than 15 yards of value on his rushing prop. According to our metrics, Denver currently ranks in the bottom 12 in rush defense and the Colts enter this contest favored by 5.5 points at home.
With game script and volume both pointing to a solid outing, the over on Mack's 67.5 rushing yards looks sharp this weekend. A $100 winning ticket in this spot nets $89.29.
Mitchell Trubisky Over 225.5 Passing Yards (+102)
Grabbing some positive odds in this spot, Mitchell Trubisky's passing yardage prop comes in at a lowly 225.5 this week. Dealing with a mid-season shoulder injury, Trubisky's stat line certainly leaves room for improvement. However, Trubisky has cleared 226 passing yards in all but one contest this year (excluding the game he left with injury).
This week, our models project Trubisky for 237.95 passing yards in a sneaky-good matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. A perceived difficult matchup, the Chargers have actually fallen to 26th in pass defense, according to our metrics. Last week, this secondary allowed Ryan Tannehill to notch 312 passing yards in his first start of the season.
Taking the plunge with Trubisky is tough to stomach, but the matchup points to a bounce-back performance here. A $100 bet on Trubisky passing 225.5 passing yards in this spot nets $102.