Best NFL Week 8 player prop bet picks & predictions: Travis Etienne and Jake Ferguson take advantage of weak matchups
Week 8 NFL is loaded with games as we do not have any bye weeks on the docket. It will be tough not to overbet the board now that we have 7 weeks of data at our disposal, but let’s continue to pick our spots. Below are my favorite player props for Sunday!
Jake Ferguson (DAL) over 29.5 receiving yards (-114)
Line available on FanDuel Sportsbook at the time of publishing.
Jake Ferguson is coming off a down week against the Chargers and as a result, we are graced with a line right at the 30-yard mark. The second-year tight end is averaging 9 yards per reception and has notched 3+ receptions in 4 of 6 games with a great matchup ahead of him. The Rams defense has given up the 6th-most receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends and has done it in big chunks. In 4 games they allowed a 20+ yard reception to opposing TEs and the middle of the field has been a weakness for Raheem Morris’s defense. 1U
Zach Wilson (NYJ) under 195.5 passing yards (-110)
Line available on Bet365 sportsbook at the time of publishing.
The math just ain’t mathin’ on this Zach Wilson line. His 9.9 yards per completion would require Wilson to hit the 20 completion mark, a feat he has done only once this season. This number is inflated due to the lowly Giants defense allowing 225 yards passing per game, but they’re coming off a win and getting Daniel Jones back under center. I can’t find myself backing Wilson and overperforming against his season average of 182 yards per game. 1U
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Travis Etienne (JAX) over 86.5 rush + receiving yards (-115)
Line available on Bet365 Sportsbook at the time of publishing.
Travis Etienne’s workload has been staggering to start the season. He’s averaging 21.5 touches per game this season for the Jaguars at 4.6 yards per touch, implying this line should be closer to 99.5 yards. The Steelers are coming off a game in which they held the Rams RB duo to almost nothing in the pass game, but 4.23 yards per carry on 30 carries (Darrell Henderson came off the couch). He leads the NFL in missed tackles on forced runs and is 2nd in rush yards after contact. 1U