NFL Week 16: Quick picks for most receiving yards and more
BetAmerica offers various prop bets on statistical leaders – both player and team – every Sunday of the NFL season. Here’s a quick look at three markets that offer props players some value this week.
Favorites for most receiving yards
Most receiving yards
Green Bay Packers wide-out Davante Adams (+450) is a tepid favorite to post the most receiving yards in the league this Sunday, but there’s reason to believe the Packers’ tilt with the Tennessee Titans will be fought primarily on the ground.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will host one of the league’s worst pass defenses this Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons come to town. This unit is allowing 287.7 passing yards per game, the second-highest mark in the NFL.
The odds on Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (+750) are absurdly low, but the price on Tyreek Hill (+1000) feels just generous enough to take a chance on. We all know what Hill is capable of – less than a month ago, he torched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 269 receiving yards.
Favorites for most rushing yards
Most rushing yards
Derrick Henry (+190) is a heavy favorite to pace all rushers in yards on the ground this Sunday. The Titans tailback draws a decent matchup with the Packers’ 11th-ranked rush defense by yards allowed per game (110.1), but others appeal more at better odds.
David Montgomery (+700) has emerged as a reliable weapon for the Chicago Bears in 2020. He’s fresh off a 32-rush, 146-yard effort against the Minnesota Vikings, which also included two touchdowns.
Montgomery has gone for 100 or more yards in three of his last four games. The Bears should feed him early and often against a sorry Jacksonville Jaguars unit that’s 30th in stopping the run this year (146.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
Favorites for fewest team points
New York Giants
New York Jets
Fewest team points
The New York Giants (+450) have struggled to score all season, tallying the second-fewest points per game in the NFL (17.4). They’ll face a stingy Baltimore Ravens defense that’s fourth in points allowed per game (20.5), making “Big Blue” a fairly solid wager this Sunday. However, at over twice the price, bettors may want to consider the Carolina Panthers (+1100) instead.
The Panthers are a modest 22nd in points per game this season (23.1) and face a Washington Football Team defense that’s fifth in points allowed per game (21.1). It tough to envision Teddy Bridgewater having much success moving the chains against Chase Young and company.