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NFL Props Wild Card Weekend | NFL Player Props

NFL Props Wild Card Weekend

Well, NFL fans, we’ve made it—it’s time for the playoffs. 

On Saturday, we have two games; Sunday, there are three; and we have one on Monday. 

The weekend begins with the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Seattle Seahawks. It closes with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys. 

Here, we’ll look at the three best prop bets to make this weekend. 

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Pick: Keenan Allen Over 6.5 Receptions (-135) at DraftKings

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This feels like the biggest no-brainer prop bet of the weekend. With fellow wide receiver Mike Williams questionable for this game and not practicing, it’s looking like Allen will be the unequivocal No. 1 receiving option for the Chargers. 

Also, Allen will race a Jaguars defense that ranks 25th in terms of receptions allowed out of the slot with 374 receptions. 

The starting slot corner for the Jaguars is Tre Herndon, who’s allowing 71.1% of his targets to come down as receptions (27 of 38). 

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Pick: Travis Etienne Over 75.5 Rushing Yards (-115) at DraftKings

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Sticking with the Jaguars/Chargers here, we’re now going to target the porous Chargers run defense. 

While Etienne had just 17 yards rushing on seven carries in Week 18, he surpassed 75.5 rushing yards three weeks before that. 

Against the Chargers, he’ll face a run defense allowing 146.7 yards per game over the last three weeks and 145.8 rushing yards per game throughout the season. 

That season-long stat ranks them fifth, with only the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, and Houston Texans allowing more rushing yards. 

Expect the Jaguars to do all they can to keep the Chargers offense off of the field. 

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Pick: Christian McCaffrey Over 73.5 Rushing Yards (-139) at Caesars 

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While the value is slipping away here at -139, this is another excellent prop bet to make, especially when you look at the context of 49ers head coach and his playoff playbook. 

If you’ll recall, there was a time when 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw just eight times in a game and ran all over the Green Bay Packers. In that game, running back Raheem Mostert had 220 rushing yards on 29 attempts and four touchdowns.

Now, we’re not saying that will happen here, but McCaffrey is facing a bad Seahawks run defense, which, as we mentioned in the Etienne prop bet, the Seahawks allow a lot of rushing yards per game, ranking third on the year with over 150 allowed per game.

McCaffrey should get a lot of work here. 

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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