NFL Week 17: Quick picks for most passing yards, 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 passing yards
Most passing yards
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (+550) is a deserving favorite for most passing yards matching up with an Atlanta Falcons defense that he torched for 390 yards just two weeks ago, but at twice the price, we’ve landed on a longshot for our top selection here.
Deshaun Watson (+1100) will likely have to throw early and often to keep his Houston Texans involved in their Week 17 meeting with the Tennessee Titans and their dynamic offense. Fortunately for him, the Titans allow the fifth-most passing yards per game in the NFL (271.9). Watson has thrown for no fewer than 318 yards in five of his last six outings.
Favorites for most receiving yards
Most receiving yards
Calvin Ridley and Davante Adams are co-favored at +450 in this market, and while each continues to put up spectacular numbers game after game this season, there’s a longshot that shouldn’t be overlooked here.
Mike Evans (+1700) is fresh off consecutive 100-yard games for the Bucs, one of which came against the Falcons that he’ll face on Sunday. Evans has grown to become Brady’s favorite target, so look for them to link up all game long.
Favorites for lowest-scoring team
New York Jets
Los Angeles Rams
The Cincinnati Bengals (+550) make a solid case as favorites for fewest team points on Sunday, as their 27th-rated scoring offense (20.5 points per game) meets the Baltimore Ravens’ fourth-ranked scoring defense (20.0 points allowed per game). However, the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers (+700) might make more sense in this market.
The Steelers are resting their regulars against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh was toiling on offense with their starters in, exceeding 20 points in only one of their last five games. With Mason Rudolph under center and the Browns hungry for their first postseason berth since 2002, the Steelers should struggle to score throughout.