Best Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars touchdown scorer bets: You have to love Marvin Jones’ value

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The NFL playoffs are here. With 7 teams in each conference once again participating in the postseason festivities, wild-card weekend is now super wild-card weekend. It extends into Monday night, when round one will wrap up with a showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it all begins on Saturday, when the primetime game pits the Los Angeles Chargers against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With kickoff set for 8:15 pm ET on NBC, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made for Los Angeles vs Jacksonville. 

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Best Los Angeles Chargers touchdown scorer bet: Austin Ekeler, RB (-155) 

You can never say that anyone is an absolute lock to score, but Austin Ekeler is definitely more of a lock than -155 odds would suggest. Ekeler has found the end zone in 4 consecutive meaningful games (not including the regular-season finale against Denver, which didn’t have any playoff implications). In those 4 contests the star running back delivered a total of 6 touchdowns, scoring twice at the expense of both the Colts and Rams. Ekeler finished the regular season with 18 TDs, 13 on the ground and 5 via receptions. Although he failed to score against Jacksonville in Week 3, the 27-year-old did have 8 receptions on 8 targets. Ekeler had 107 catches overall and the Jaguars allowed the most targets to opposing RBs, second-most receptions and second-most receiving yards. This is a great matchup for Ekeler, so I expect him to score at least once.

Be sure to check out our full Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars predictions 


Best Jacksonville Jaguars touchdown scorer bet: Marvin Jones Jr., WR (+320) 

Marvin Jones scored a modest 3 touchdowns during the regular season, but 2 of those came in the last 7 games. In the final 2 contests he was targeted 13 times, his second-most out of any 2-game stretch. When these teams collided in Week 3, the Cal product was targeted 7 times and had 4 receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown. I had my eye on Christian Kirk as well, but the value on MJJ at +320 is too good to pass up – especially when you can only get Kirk at +150.

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 Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass to Mike Evans, wagers placed on Evans as an anytime touchdown scorer will cash. However, those placed on Brady 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 endzone himself, either as a runner or a pass-catcher. 

In the age of the mobile quarterback, QBs such as Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen 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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