Best Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants touchdown scorer bets: Saquon Barkley shines on Monday Night Football

The New York Giants celebrate a two-point conversion by New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) putting them up 21-20 over the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium.
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We have an NFC East matchup in store on Monday Night Football this week, with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the New York Giants. The Cowboys are looking to build on their win over the Bengals a week ago as they adapt to life without Dak Prescott. On the other side, the Giants are hoping to remain undefeated in the Brian Daboll era.

With kickoff set for 8:15 pm ET on ESPN, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made for this Monday Night Football matchup.

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Dallas Cowboys touchdown scorer bet: Tony Pollard (+255)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

While most of the Cowboys’ offense was predicated on the passing game with Prescott under center, I’m expecting the focus to be on the rushing attack this week. With that in mind, I like the value that we’re getting on Tony Pollard against a Giants defense that will be without a few of their best players up front. Pollard found his way into the end zone last weekend, and he should grab a good share of the red zone targets out of the backfield. The fourth-year running back also has been active in the running game, averaging nearly 5 yards per carry a week ago. As I’m expecting more points than the total would suggest, Pollard has good value at over 2/1 odds to find the end zone once again.

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New York Giants touchdown scorer bet: Saquon Barkley (+105)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

Saquon Barkley is back in a big way for the Giants offense. The ex-Penn State running back has battled injuries for most of his NFL tenure, but Barkley is now healthy and playing some of his best football in the NFL to date. In the season opener, he registered 9.1 yards per carry and 164 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Barkley also was targeted 8 times through the air, proving that he is the clear focal point for this New York offense. This was followed up by another 21-carry effort in Week 2, including a number of red-zone touches. Expect a similar result in a game that projects to be another close contest for the Giants. Back Barkley to get into the end zone for the second time in 3 games.

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Anytime Touchdown Scorer FAQs

What does “anytime touchdown scorer” mean?

Anytime touchdown scorer is a popular player prop bet that NFL bettors can wager on throughout the season. But what is it, and how do you win?

As the name suggests, placing a wager on the anytime touchdown scorer market is when you tip a particular player to score a touchdown during a game. This can be a rushing or receiving touchdown for an offensive player, or you can wager on a team’s defense/special teams to score a touchdown by interception return and fumble return or kickoff and punt returns.

If your player or defense scores a touchdown, you win! The odds will differ from player-to-player depending on the sportsbooks’ calculated probability of that player scoring.

Does anytime touchdown scorer include passing touchdowns?

Not for a quarterback, no. A player must get into the endzone, himself, in order to qualify as an anytime touchdown scorer. If a quarterback throws a touchdown pass, only the player who caught it counts as the scorer. If Joe Burrow throws a touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase, wagers placed on Evans as an anytime touchdown scorer will cash. However, those placed on Rodgers as an anytime touchdown scorer will not (unless he also runs for a TD). See below for more on what the anytime touchdown scorer market means for quarterbacks.

What does anytime touchdown scorer mean for a QB?

For a wager on a QB to be an anytime touchdown scorer to cash, he must follow the same rules as a running back, tight end, or receiver. He must get into the end zone himself, either as a runner or a pass-catcher.

In the age of the mobile quarterback, QBs such as Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray are often seen rushing in for a touchdown on any given Sunday. And don’t forget the occasional Philly Special, either. QBs can sometimes catch passes for TDs, too.

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