After an amazing 8-1 day in college football on Saturday playing the spread, I’ve got my three best player props for you today in the NFL. Week 8 has 13 games on the card today, including the Rams hosting the Bengals in London and the 49ers and Raiders facing big conference matchups. Every day here on CA Betting News, I will provide for you my best plays for the week, and on Sundays, I give you my best player props. Here are my top week 8 NFL player props using the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKing Sportsbook.
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Sony Michel OVER 69.5 rushing yards vs. Cleveland Browns
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Michel OVER 69.5 yards rushing
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Michel OVER 69.5 yards rushing
Given the weather forecast in New England where it will be very wet and very windy, Bill Bellichick is likely to utilize the run game a bit more on Sunday. And if the Patriots can keep the lead like they’ve had all season, and should have on Sunday, the Patriots will be running the ball a lot. Sony Michel has been the clear lead back in New England, averaging 18.5 carries per game over the last four games. The Browns also rank 30th in the NFL against the run. Another prop on the board I like coupled with the Michel over 69.5 yards is Michel getting over 17.5 rushing attempts in this game. With the weather to be like it is, Michel should get around 20 or more carries in this game.
Prediction: Michel 20 carries, 87 yards
Carson Wentz UNDER 235.5 yards passing @ Bills
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Wentz UNDER 2229.5 yards passing
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Wentz UNDER 235.5 yards passing
With 40mph wind gusts expected in Buffalo, this will be a low-scoring and close in which both teams will utilize the run, play the screen pass game, and avoid deep passes. Carson Wentz has only thrown for over 235 yards twice this season and is coming off a 191-yard performance in Dallas last week. I get it, the Eagles need a win here and they are desperate, but this is not a good defense to pile up a yards on. The Bills rank No. 4 in the NFL in pass defense and are notorious for shutting quarterbacks down. They held Tom Brady to 150 yards passing in Week 4 and have allowed only quarterback to go over 250 yards all season. I don’t see a big game from Wentz today in these conditions and against this defense. Go with the under yardage for Wentz.
Prediction: Carson Wentz 202 passing yards
Josh Hill (NO) OVER 2.5 receptions vs. Cardinals
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Hill OVER 2.5 receptions
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Hill OVER 2.5 receptions
We’ve highlighted all season just how bad the Arizona Cardinals are covering tight ends. They’ve given up an average of over 5 receptions per game to starting tight ends. To make matters worse, one of the smartest quarterbacks in football, Drew Brees, is back and is oen of the best at exploting weaknesses on a defense. He loves matchups and will be targeting Hill a lot this afternoon. Jared Cook is out, so Hill should be in on a lot of the snaps. Look for Brees to keep things simple in his first game back and go with a lot of short passes, which brings the tight ends more into play. Hill will get more than 2.5 receptions in this game. Take the over.
Prediction: Josh Hill 5 receptions, 47 yards
Summary of Week 8 Plays
Dalvin Cook OVER 87.5 rushing Yards- WIN
Bucs-Titans OVER 46 points
Bucs OVER 21.5 total team points (TOP PLAYS)
Rams -12.5 vs. Bengals (TOP PLAY)
49ers-Panthers UNDER 42.5 total points + 1H Under 20.5 (TOP PLAY)
Broncos UNDER 20.5 total points @ Colts
Jaguars -6 vs. N.Y. Jets
Josh Hill (NO) OVER 2.5 receptions
Carson Wentz (Phi) UNDER 235.5 yards receiving
Sony Michel (NE) OVER 69.5 yards rushing