Best Super Bowl 57 player prop bets at DraftKings Sportsbook: The return of AJ Brown?
The two weeks between the championship games and the Super Bowl always feel like an eternity. However, the countdown to kickoff is less than 24 hours. This game has the making to one of the best Super Bowls in recent years with the offensive talent on each sideline, including AJ Brown and Patrick Mahomes. I’ve taken a look through the player prop market at DraftKings Sportsbook and have found my two player prop best bets for Super Bowl 57.
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AJ Brown under 5.5 receptions (-140)
It couldn’t have been a better first year in Philadelphia for AJ Brown. The first-year Eagle set a career-high or tied career highs with a total of 88 receptions, 1,496 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns in the regular season. Brown surpassed WR DeVonta Smith and TE Dallas Goedert as Jalen Hurts’ favorite target because of the immediate connection between the two. It’s been a different story in the playoffs though. He has not been the same elite threat that he was in the regular season, as Brown had only 3 receptions on 6 targets for 22 yards in the Divisional Round. While his team was winning by double digits for the entirety of the second half, he was visibly agitated on the sidelines.
And when many expected a dominant performance from him in the NFC Championship game, he once again failed to live up to expectations, finishing with only 28 yards on 4 catches. Brown has had fewer than 6 receptions in 4 consecutive games thanks to that performance. And in 14 of the 19 games this season, Brown hasn’t had 6 or more receptions, so I’ll back the trend to continue for one more game.
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Patrick Mahomes over 2.5 passing touchdowns (+170)
I’ll back the Chiefs through the air rather than the ground out of respect for the Philadelphia defensive line. The Eagles have a combined 8 sacks against the Giants and 49ers this postseason, which is no surprise considering they led the league in sacks by a large margin in the regular season. They will force Patrick Mahomes to throw the ball quickly and not let him be able to go through his progressions, and while many quarterbacks crumble under pressure (literally), Mahomes thrives in it. In terms of EPA per drop-back allowed, the Eagles’ pass defense led the NFL. However, Mahomes led the league among quarterbacks in terms of EPA per drop-back.
Interestingly enough, Philadelphia faced only 2 quarterbacks ranked in the top 10 of EPA per dropback. Those quarterbacks were Jared Goff (#8), who had 215 passing yards and 2 touchdowns against the Eagles, and Dak Prescott (#7), who had 347 yards and 3 touchdown passes against Philadelphia. I expect this to be a higher scoring game, and since Kansas City is a pass-first offense, I think Mahomes can throw 3 passing touchdowns, which gives us excellent value on this play.
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