NFL Anytime Touchdown Scorer Predictions and Prop Bets for Week 9

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We are passing the midway point of the 2020 NFL season, which is a success in itself for obvious reasons. Right now the question is which players are going to have success in Week 9. Let’s take a look at one of the most popular props: the anytime touchdown scorer. Here are four of the best value bets to find the endzone on Sunday.

Favored to score – Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints (-125)

The Saints are going up against Tampa Bay on Sunday Night Football, and the Buccaneers boast the best rushing defense in the NFL. Of course, that should hardly be a problem for Kamara. One, he is among the best running backs in the league and is more than capable of shredding any defense. Two, he doesn’t even do his best work on the ground. Kamara leads New Orleans by a mile in receptions (55) and receiving yards (556). He is averaging a touchdown per game (seven total) and there is no reason why he can’t score again this weekend.

Slight underdog – Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills (+145)

When it comes to Buffalo’s win-loss column, there is probably no good news about facing the Seahawks. However, there is a lot of good news for the Bills’ offense. Seattle’s defense is bad overall and it’s especially terrible against the pass. In fact, it is dead last in the NFL in that department—and with room to spare! Diggs has 54 catches for 695 yards and three touchdowns. Even an average game for him is good, and he should be far better than average against the Seahawks. Josh Allen has tossed multiple TD passes in six of eight outings this season and he should be in line for another such performance on Sunday.

Bigger underdog – Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants (+175)

We had Gallman as an anytime touchdown scorer in our Giants vs. Bucs same-game parlay for Monday Night Football in Week 8 and he delivered. He has shorter odds this time around not only because he has been playing great of late, but also because Washington’s rushing defense certainly can’t rival that of Tampa Bay. Gallman is averaging 14 touches over the past two games and has scored in each of those two.

Longshot – Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (+275)

Patrick certainly isn’t the most reliable scorer on the Broncos, but a whole lot of guys could get in on the fun in a meeting with the Falcons. Defense will likely be optional in this contest, just like it was in last week’s 31-30 Denver victory over the Chargers. In that AFC West showdown, the Broncos erased a 24-3 third-quarter deficit. Drew Lock and company thus have a ton of momentum heading into this matchup. As for Patrick, he has scored in two of the past four games and he went for 101 yards against New England on Oct. 18.

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 Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson 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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