NFL Player Props

Spreads, moneylines and over/unders get a lot of action when it comes to NFL betting. NFL player props, however, have a much wider range of betting options and are great for the casual football fan.

If you’ve ever played fantasy football, you’re already in tune with the key stats to follow and what you can expect from players week-to-week. If you want to jump into player props for your favorite Patriots, or players on any other teams, here’s how.

Today’s NFL player props

Check the feed below for props on various NFL players if sports betting becomes legal in Massachusetts. Select whatever odds you like to go directly to that online sportsbook, claim any bonuses and start placing your bets.

 

Top sportsbooks for NFL prop betting

Depending on what sportsbooks launch if and when Massachusetts allows online sports betting, here are some of the potential best betting sites in Massachusetts for NFL player props.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings is one of the most popular options out there, and for good reason. Its sportsbook has no shortage of prop bets for offensive players. It also features more options for defensive players than many major competitors.

The layout of the DraftKings Sportsbook app is also very easy to use. After you select a game, several clickable tabs display more in-depth selections just below. You’ll even find an entire section dedicated to player parlays. The tabs on DraftKings that have player prop options include the following:

  • TD scorers
  • Passing props
  • Rushing/receiving props
  • Defensive/special teams props

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel also has no shortage of options when it comes to NFL player props on the offensive side. It has fewer defensive and special teams choices compared with DraftKings but helps make up for it in design.

All of the props have clear labels and feature drop-down menus listing available odds. Here are the options you can expect on the FanDuel Massachusetts Sportsbook app:

  • TD scorer props
  • Passing props
  • Receiving props
  • Rushing props
  • Defensive props

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM has a much different design from the competition. Still, there are plenty of NFL player prop options. To see what’s available, select an individual game and then player props for options. From there, passing, receiving and rushing choices will be available on top, then other options below.

You’ll see a wide selection of over/under bets and yes/no bets. The BetMGM Sportsbook app also has a tab for player touchdowns and occasionally a player specials tab for big games.

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars is home to a good selection of popular prop odds. You’ll find all of the options under the TD scorer and player props tabs. The platform is smooth and all of the options are easy to find by simply scrolling down. The Caesars Massachusetts Sportsbook app has competitive odds to make up for a lack of options at times.

Best player props for NFL betting

Player props are available for all of the most common stats in the NFL. Typically, they’ll fall into one of several categories.

Offensive props vs. defensive props

On the offensive side, fantasy football can be an invaluable resource if you are familiar with that. You look at a lot of the same factors:

  • Injuries
  • Matchup
  • Season averages
  • Recent production trends

When you’re familiar with the game and matchups ahead, you’ll feel more confident in your bet.

The same works for defense, just in reverse. Teams with a bad offensive line or quarterback will allow a lot more sacks or interceptions. Betting on a player facing those teams is more likely to yield positive results.

Betting on a struggling player to torment a specific team is a popular option, too. They may be opposite sides of the ball, but you want to look for advantages in a player’s favor for both sides.

Offensive player props

  • NFL player props in MassachusettsMost passing touchdowns, attempts and interceptions
  • Most passing yards, rushing yards and receiving yards
  • Player rushing plus receiving yards
  • Over/under on total yards
  • Longest rush and reception
  • Total receptions

Any accumulation of yards and attempts will fall under this category.

TD scorers

  • Anytime TD scorer
  • First TD scorer
  • Last TD scorer
  • Two or more
  • Three or more
  • Both halves
  • First TD for a specific team

These are for the player who crosses the goal line, so quarterbacks throwing touchdowns will not count toward this as a TD scorer.

Special teams & kicker props

For special teams, most of the action that is easy to find is with the kickers. They get options for points, field goals and extra points.

Deciding whether to favor the over or under usually relies on the offenses and defenses on the field. A projected shootout is usually a good option for the over on kicker points. If a team is bad in the red zone, the over on field goals may be a more likely bet to come through. Study both teams’ tendencies and projections to give yourself an idea for kicker props.

Most of the time, there won’t be options for return TDs. One way around this, though, is finding a return specialist in the anytime TD scorer options, especially facing a poor coverage unit. Due to not being a traditional scorer, they’ll usually have favorable odds.

Punters rarely get options, but if they’re available, being familiar with the offense vs. defense matchup in the game can help you determine the best options. Defense and special team props include the following:

  • Tackles plus assists
  • Player to record a sack or over/under on sacks
  • Player to record an interception
  • Kicker over/under points
  • Kicker field goals
  • Extra points made

Season-long NFL player props

Along with betting on a player’s single-game performance, you can bet on seasonal performance as well. Futures bets on NFL awards include the following:

  • MVP
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Coach of the Year

Player props for Monday Night Football

Sometimes for primetime games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday, there will be special prop bets or boosted odds on prop bets. Pay attention to any special offers for these games that match your betting interests.

NFL player prop bets to stay away from

While there are a ton of options, some aren’t worthwhile on their own. Here are some NFL odds that usually don’t offer a good value:

  • Rushing attempts 10+: Leading running backs often have this option, and the odds are usually -1000 at least.
  • 25+ rushing yards: Same problem as the rushing attempts above.
  • 200+ passing yards: Like the two above, odds start at around -1000 for most quarterbacks.
  • Five or more receptions: Elite receivers can exceed -1000, while the top four in a game will usually be worse than -110

NFL draft props

Even when the NFL season is over, NFL betting is popular. Some states where sports betting is legal will let you bet on the NFL draft, and some won’t. Here are some betting options you may find:

  • First overall pick.
  • Player to go in the top 10.
  • Player to go in the first round.
  • Player to go to a specific team

Sportsbooks will often offer special promos when the NFL draft is near, as well.

Sportsbook rules for NFL player props

The NFL makes stat corrections after games, so player props are subject to those, as well. Overtime counts toward player props unless otherwise stated. If a player is inactive, your bet will be canceled.

See here for a full rundown of football betting rules at major sportsbooks.

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