Best New Orleans Saints vs Arizona Cardinals touchdown scorer bets: DeAndre Hopkins is back

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium.

Thursday Night Football has arrived, and we’ve got an interesting battle in store between the Saints and the Cardinals, but the bigger news in the game is that DeAndre Hopkins is back. And with Thursday Night Football, you can’t forget about our touchdown scorer best bets!

With kickoff set for 8:15 pm ET on Amazon Prime Video, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made for the first primetime matchup of NFL Week 7.

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Arizona Cardinals touchdown scorer best bet: DeAndre Hopkins, WR (+120)

He’s baaaaack. Hopkins has served his 6-game suspension for violating the NFL PED policy and is permitted to return to the Cardinals for their Week 7 matchup against the Saints. The star wide receiver will finally return to the Cardinals’ offense at a time when Arizona desperately needs a boost. They scored just 9 points last week against the Seahawks and have dropped 3 of their last 4 games, but the addition of Hopkins should help stop the slide. Hopkins had 42 receptions last season, and 8 were touchdowns. He is no stranger to the end zone, and with this being his first game back, I anticipate Kliff Kingsbury getting Hopkins involved early and often. Kyler Murray will be more than happy to see Hopkins back on the field and will likely be looking his way for a good part of the night.

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New Orleans Saints touchdown scorer best bet: Chris Olave, WR (+195)

After failing to find the end zone in his first 3 games, Olave has now scored in each of New Orleans’ last two games. The rookie has a mixture of excellent speed and hands that has made him a favorite of Andy Dalton, so the big play down the sideline has usually been designed for Olave. The Cardinals’ defense has done a good job at shutting down the run, but their secondary has struggled. Their defense ranks 25th in passing completions and 27th in red zone attempts, so if Dalton and Olave can get on the same page quickly, we could see Olave replicate his Week 3 performance when he exploded for 9 receptions and 147 yards. Take a stab at the rookie scoring on Thursday Night Football.

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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 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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