Best Miami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals touchdown scorer bets: Tyler Boyd delivers on TNF

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) and center Ted Karras (64) celebrate a made two-point conversion against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium.
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We have an AFC showdown matchup in store on Thursday Night Football this week, with the Miami Dolphins taking on the Cincinnati Bengals.

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

Miami Dolphins best touchdown scorer bet: Jaylen Waddle (+155)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.

The Dolphins have completely revamped their offense in the offseason, and they now have a greatly upgraded vertical passing game. And with defenses having to pay so much attention to Tyreek Hill, Waddle has been the beneficiary as a result. Through the first 3 games of the 2022 campaign, Waddle has recorded 19 receptions on a whopping 30 targets. He has also been a security blanket for Tua Tagovailoa in the red zone, grabbing a trio of touchdowns this month.

As of Wednesday morning, Tua Tagovailoa has not yet been ruled out of Thursday’s contest. However, even if the Dolphins’ starter misses the game due to injury, Teddy Bridgewater is an experienced NFL quarterback and should fill those shoes just fine. The Bengals’ secondary is not the strength of their defense and even with Bridgewater in the game, I’m not worried about a drop in targets for Waddle. With over 300 yards through 3 games, I am expecting another solid effort from the Dolphins wideout in primetime.

Be sure to check out our full Miami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals predictions

Cincinnati Bengals best touchdown scorer bet: Tyler Boyd (+220)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.

The Miami defense will be extremely focused on slowing down Ja’Marr Chase, and for good reason. Chase already has multiple touchdowns this season, while having 21 receptions on 35 targets. Therefore it can be expected that Dolphins top cornerback Xavien Howard will be focused on Chase throughout the game. What we have seen so far this year is that teams are willing to let other Cincinnati receivers succeed if it means slowing down the Joe Burrow to Chase connection. With the focus squarely on Chase and Tee Higgins, there will be plenty of opportunities for secondary targets like Tyler Boyd to shine.

Boyd has already taken advantage of opposing defenses, catching 2 touchdown passes over the first 3 weeks. With 15 targets over the Bengals’ first 3 contests, I expect him to be active once again on Thursday. I like backing the slot receiver to find his way into the endzone at the current price.

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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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