NFL Anytime Touchdown Scorer Predictions and Prop Bets for Week 10

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We have already witnessed one crucial division matchup in Week 10, as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football to leave the two teams tied atop the AFC South. Several other important divisional showdowns will take place on Sunday, when the New York Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles and the Las Vegas Raiders entertain the Denver Broncos. In both of those games we like an anytime touchdown scorer prop bet.

Let’s take a look at four such plays for Week 10 in the NFL.

Favored to score – Duke Johnson, RB, Houston Texans (-106)

With David Johnson on injured reserve, Duke Johnson will be RB1 for Houston on Sunday. After Da. Johnson went down early in last week’s win over Jacksonville, Du. Johnson filled in and got 16 carries. He turned those into just 41 yards, but he also scored a touchdown. The former Miami (FL) standout also had four catches for 32 yards. Winds could be up to 30 miles per hour and it will either still be raining or just wet for this weekend’s road game against the Cleveland Browns. Moving the ball through the air is not going to be easy. Johnson, on the other hand, should see a ton of action.

Slight underdog – Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (+125)

It has been a bit of a tumultuous week for Jackson, who made some borderline gripes about his team’s play-calling and then got criticized for doing so. As such, he could be playing with a chip on his shoulder. But it’s not like Jackson needs any extra motivation for a Sunday Night Football date with the once-proud New England Patriots, which means this is a Jackson vs. Cam Newton matchup. The former Louisville star has rushed for three touchdowns this season, and all three have come in the past five contests. New England is 25th in the NFL in rushing defense at 131.0 yards per game allowed.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson

Bigger underdog – Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants (+165)

Gallman has cashed in each of the last two installments of this piece. He also found the endzone three weeks ago, when he established himself as the Giants’ primary running back. Saquon Barkley is out for the year and Devonta Freeman is sidelined for at least the next three weeks. Given how Gallman has played, though, it won’t matter when Freeman returns. Philadelphia’s defense is nothing special and it is worse against the pass than against the run, so the 26-year-old out of Clemson should be in line for another successful day.

Longshot – Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (+285)

Patrick’s three touchdowns have all come in the last five games. Drew Lock is back from injury and led the Broncos to a wild comeback against the Chargers two weeks ago before almost doing the same at Atlanta’s expense last weekend. The Lock-Patrick connection is working well, and the 26-year-old has been targeted at least seven times in four of the last five contests. Denver is going up against a Las Vegas squad that is 26th in the NFL against the pass and second-to-last with a mere nine sacks.

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 Rob Gronkowski, wagers placed on Gronkowski as an anytime touchdown scorer will cash. However, those placed on Brady as an anytime touchdown scorer will not. 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 Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, and Josh Allen 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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