NFL Week 10 Anytime Touchdown Scorer Predictions and Prop Bets

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Ricky Dimon

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

There were 10 touchdowns scored on Thursday Night Football in Week 9 when the Colts beat the Jets. In Week 10 for Dolphins vs Ravens? Three, including none prior to the fourth quarter and only 2 of the offensive variety. Let’s hope for more scoring entertainment from the remainder of the slate on Sunday and Monday.

Who will provide it? Here are some of my best touchdown scorer bets.

Favored to score – Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings (-125)

Dalvin Cook has scored only 2 touchdowns this season, but he has played in just 6 games. Over the past 3 contests the former Florida State standout has 1 TD to go along with a 140-yard performance and 110-yard effort last week at Baltimore. Minnesota has a friendlier matchup with Los Angeles this weekend, at least when it comes to running the football. The Chargers are dead last in the NFL by a country mile at 161.6 rushing yards per game and they have surrendered 11 touchdowns on the ground.

Slight underdog – Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Atlanta Falcons (+140)

Patterson has without question been the free-agent signing of the year so far. Although the Falcons are far from a great team, surprisingly they are currently in playoff position in the NFC at 4-4. Anyone who owns Patterson in fantasy football has probably enjoyed even more success in 2021. The 30-year-old has produced 459 receiving yards, 278 rushing yards, and 7 total TDs (5 receiving, 2 rushing). Up next for Atlanta is Dallas and former head coach Dan Quinn, now the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator. The ‘Boys are yielding 270.5 passing yards per game and have given up 14 passing touchdowns. That is where Patterson does most of his damage.

Bigger underdog – Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (+165)

The Chiefs’ offense has been alarmingly mediocre in 2021, but don’t forget that their defense is also nothing special. People tend to forget that Kansas City’s defensive issues are the biggest reason for their overall struggles, because it isn’t surprising. Whatever the case, Waller and the Raiders should be able to take advantage on Sunday Night Football. With Henry Ruggs III gone, Waller is now an even bigger focal point of the offense. The former Georgia Tech star had 7 catches on 11 targets for 92 yards last week against the Giants. One more word about the Chiefs: they have surrendered the 6th-most passing touchdowns in the league (16) and have given up the 6th-most fantasy points to tight ends.

Longshot – Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals (+225)

DeAndre Hopkins and AJ Green are questionable for Arizona. Obviously it would help Kirk’s TD chances if one or both of those guys can’t go, but either way he has good value at +225 to find the end zone. Kirk has racked up 545 yards and 4 scores so far this season, with 2 of those touchdowns coming in the last 4 weeks. He hauled in all 6 of his targets for 91 yards during last week’s win over San Francisco. The Cardinals now face the Panthers, who are second in the league in passing defense but find themselves in the middle of the pack in TDs allowed through the air (13).

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 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 Lamar 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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