Best Miami Dolphins vs Philadelphia Eagles touchdown scorer bets: Dallas could strike it rich
We had to wait a while but both of my Thursday Night Football TD scorer picks cashed in the 4th quarter of the Jaguars vs Saints game at +240 and and +255 odds, so let’s aim for a similar success on Sunday Night Football.
The matchup between the Dolphins and Eagles, both 5-1, looks to be the best game of NFL Week 7 and there is usually no shortage of touchdowns when Mike McDaniel’s Miami offense rolls into town.
Be sure to also check out our other NFL Week 7 predictions, but now let’s take a look at my favorite anytime touchdown scorer picks for the Dolphins vs Eagles game.
Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA (+170 at DraftKings)
The Dolphins rank 1st in the NFL in total yards gained and the Eagles are 2nd, so it’s no surprise to see a lot of players unavailable at plus-money odds for their Sunday Night Football showdown. If you want to play Raheem Mostert, Jalen Hurts or Tyreek Hill without getting the chance to double your money, go right ahead, but we’re going to try to squeeze a little extra value. While the Dolphins score a lot of touchdowns, they have come exclusively from their wide receivers and running backs in their first 6 games. That might sound fairly understandable, but most teams will have had a score from a tight end, quarterback or defense by now. You don’t need to mix it up too much when your stars are running loose downfield, though.
Jaylen Waddle has taken a backseat during the prolific scoring spree of Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert, who has 11 TDs already, but he has reached the end zone in 2 of his 5 games this year. Those happened to be the latest games against the Giants and Panthers, during which he was targeted a very healthy 19 times. He has a good chance of making it 3 straight games with a TD against an injury-hit secondary that needs to worry about Tyreek Hill before they even think of covering the super-speedy Waddle.
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Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI (+240 at FanDuel/Caesars)
The Dolphins have allowed TDs from a variety of positions this season and the Eagles’ defense/special teams is an interesting option for this game as Miami has already allowed 3 D/ST scores. The Philadelphia pass-rush will likely be aiming to put a lot of pressure on Tua Tagovailoa knowing their secondary could struggle to cope if he is able to get the ball out. Hurts is no better than -135 odds to benefit from another Brotherly Shove to reach the end zone again, so for a more lucrative play I’m looking at Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert. He is reportedly good to go following a groin issue earlier in the week, and if he’s full speed he looks a solid candidate for his second score of the season.
Goedert’s first TD came in his huge game against the Rams, when he had 117 receiving yards while hauling in 8 of 9 passes that came his way, and Hurts looked his way 8 times against the Jets last week. The Dolphins gave up tight-end TDs to Donald Parham of the Chargers and Hunter Henry of the Patriots in their first 2 games this season and could be vulnerable once more against one of the few tight ends in the league these days who remains a real offensive weapon.
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