Grinding through a season-long fantasy football campaign is fun. But every once in a while, a distraction is good. Particularly if you can win some cash. Our NFL Player Prop Bets Week 8 will help you find some potentially lucrative payoffs this weekend.
In addition to rooting for your players, rooting for props increases the fun. The fact that just one or two of these hits results in some nice payoffs is even better!
Here are some of the NFL Player Props Week 8 that we’ll be targeting.
All lines courtesy of DraftKings.
Sam Ehlinger (QB) Indianapolis Colts 1TD +390
Ehlinger is a young quarterback who is playing in favor of Matt Ryan because of his mobility. It stands to reason that he could trust his legs more than his arm if he gets down by the goal line. Against the Washington Commanders’ defense, he should get at least a few chances to run one in. A pair of rushing scores would pay a whopping +3500.
Jaylen Warren (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers 1TD +550
After a handful of down games, Warren’s odds have risen. Because of that, I’m back in on him. He has looked more dynamic than Najee Harris and has a role in the passing attack. Philadelphia’s defense is a strong matchup for him as well. They shut down wideouts so they will most likely be moving the ball on the ground and with underneath passes.
JaMycal Hasty (RB) Jacksonville Jaguars 1TD +450
James Robinson was traded and no one is quite sure that Travis Etienne is built for an every-down role. Hasty is the clear RB2 now and we’ve already seen him create explosive plays including a 61-yard TD run. There is a chance he gets about 5-8 carries and a couple of targets with Robinson gone.
Ty Johnson (RB) New York Jets 1TD +950 2TD +1000
Speaking of Robinson. He has only been in New York for a few days. Because he was just acquired, Robinson could be eased into the offense. This could open the door for Ty Johnson to get touches. With his odds to score being what they are he’s worth throwing a few dollars on.
Darrell Williams (RB) Arizona Cardinals 1TD +475
Williams is expected back this week and James Conner has been ruled out again. Eno Benjamin has played well as the starter, but let’s not forget that this was expected to be a split-back system in Conner’s absence before Williams went down. There is a chance Benjamin has done enough to secure the starting gig. However, there is also a chance that Williams returns and sees a significant amount of touches. At the very least he should regain the Keaontay Ingram role that banked him two TDs last week.
River Cracraft (WR) Miami Dolphins 1TD +1200
This is one of the two best bets of the week. The odds are crazy here if you’ve been paying attention to Dolphins games this season. Tua Tagovailoa has played four complete games this season. In those four games, Cracraft has caught two TD passes and seen four end zone targets. He also had a TD called back on a penalty against the Vikings with Skylar Thompson under center. Cracraft doesn’t get in the game much at all beyond the 10-yard line, but they play him and target him in and around the end zone.
Nelson Agholor (WR) New England Patriots 1TD +550
Agholor has been quiet as of late. It is the perfect time to take advantage of that with these favorable odds. Over the past two games with Bailey Zappe in he has not caught a single pass and has seen one target in each game. However, in three games with Mac Jones, he saw 14 targets that he turned into 11 receptions, 179 yards, and a TD. Jones favors him over DeVante Parker, who Zappe has been targeting often. He’s worth the risk here.
Jordan Akins (TE) Houston Texans 1TD +450 2TD +4000
Akins is being used like the top receiving tight end in Houston and has longer odds than Brevin Jordan and O.J. Howard this week in a great matchup against the Titans. Also, Akins has had at least two receptions and 20 yards in every game he’s played this season and has scored a TD this season. Finally, last week Akins saw four targets and caught three of them for 68 yards.
Nick Vannett (TE) New Orleans Saints 1TD +900
This is the other best bet of the week if Juwan Johnson doesn’t play. The odds haven’t adjusted yet, but Johnson pulled up with a hamstring injury in practice Thursday and has been downgraded to questionable. If Johnson can’t go Vannett at these odds is a great bet. The Saints utilize their TEs a ton and the Raiders can’t stop anyone.
Chris Myarick (TE) New York Giants 1TD +500
The belief here is that Myarick and not Tanner Hudson will serve as the lead pass-catching TE with Daniel Bellinger sidelined. However, Myarick has longer odds than Hudson and could be in a role that has been a big part of New York’s passing attack.
Andy Dalton (QB) New Orleans Saints OVER 246.5 (-105)
No team is giving up more passing yards per game than the Raiders, and Dalton is coming off a 361-yard performance. The only concern here is if he struggles early it is possible we see Jameis Winston. However, there is speculation surrounding Winston’s ankle injury.
Latavius Murray (RB) Denver Broncos OVER 35.5 (-115)
At worst, Murray is in a split-back system with Melvin Gordon against a middle-of-the-road Jags defense. With Russell Wilson playing- but likely hampered by a hamstring injury-they will likely lean on the run. Murray should see double-digit carries and eclipse this mark.
A.J. Brown (WR) Philadelphia Eagles OVER 69.5 (-115)
Fresh off a bye week, Brown faces off with the Steelers’ 29th-ranked pass defense. Brown has topped 68 yard in every game this season. Also, he tallied 67 in another contest. Conversely, this is the worst pass defense Brown has played all season. Brown should fly by this mark.