After months of anticipation, Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season has come and gone, and we’re onto Week 2 already. The opening weekend of football was everything but bland, with blown leads, walk off wins, and some major upsets. It was also a busy week for player props and fantasy football.
But now it’s time to look at Week 2 and place your bets. Using the new player props search tool, you are able to locate props from half a dozen sportsbooks all in one convenient place.
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The new Player Prop Search tool was created for ease of searching for player prop bets based on certain players. To make it even more useful, we’ve added the odds at different sportsbooks; gone are the days of flipping between a dozen tabs and windows to compare. Using the tool is easy, just find the bar in the middle of the page, and type in a player’s name which you’d like to see odds for (example, Nick Chubb).
From there, you’ll find a list of several odds along with rows of odds from the different books. We’ve even linked the books to the tool, so you won’t have to open a new window and re-find those odds. The listed odds are live and ever-changing making the tool a one-stop shop.
Best prop bets for Week 2
Raheem Mostert: to score 2+ TD (+450)
In Week 1, the majority of Mostert’s production came on a 76-yard receiving touchdown; otherwise, he amassed 75 total yards on 19 touches. It is worth noting that Arizona will have the most improved defense in the NFL by the end of the season (in case you aren’t sold already). Since breaking out in Week 12 against Baltimore last year (146 rush yards), Mostert has averaged 15 touches a game for about a touchdown and a half (1.4).
Mostert is one of those players who can turn any opportunity into a touchdown given the smallest crevice. The Jets gave up a receiving touchdown to a running back last week (Buffalo’s Zach Moss) and were a Josh Allen gaffe away from giving up another touchdown (Allen fumbled the ball on an overzealous scramble). Behind the 49ers offensive line and with Kyle Shanahan drawing up plays the way he does, Mostert should find the end zone on the ground and through the air. Shanahan made it clear Mostert is the bell cow this coming season.
Lamar Jackson: OVER 1.5 passing TD (-125)
Lamar Jackson picked up right where he left off and continued his lucrative efficiency against the Browns last Sunday (12% touchdown rate on attempts, 80% completion). Compare those numbers to Patrick Mahomes, who played the Texans to open the season last Thursday (9% touchdown rate on attempts, 75% completion). The Houston secondary looked helpless against Kansas City’s passing attack and Mahomes, despite attempting 32 passes, looked like he was dialed at about 80% as the Chiefs piled up the scores.
A season ago, Lamar and the Ravens dominated the Texans 41-7 and his passing stats closely resembled the numbers above (17% touchdown rate on attempts, 71% completion). The bottom line is: Lamar Jackson is insanely efficient and the Texans’ defense is susceptible to efficient quarterbacks (5.6% passing touchdown rate allowed on attempts– fifth worst in 2019). It’s a brutal start for the Texans, who were already needing a pick-me-up after what’s largely considered to be a disaster of an offseason. The Texans are down, and the Ravens are ready to kick them. Lamar is going to have a day.
Aaron Rodgers: OVER 1.5 passing TD (-149)
Detroit struggled in 2019 against the pass– allowing the most yards through the air in the NFL in 2019. This offseason, the Lions addressed this problem by bringing in Desmond Trufant and drafting Ohio State’s Jeff Okudah third overall. Week 1 was not kind to their already-skimp secondary when Trufant went down with an injury and slot corner Justin Coleman landed on the IR (Okudah also did not play with an injury). It’s worth noting that Mitch Trubisky went 9/11 with three touchdowns after the Lions lost their starting defensive secondary.
About Aaron Rodgers: he’s playing for his job. After the Packers made the stunning move of trading up to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, it was clear Rodgers wouldn’t be thrilled. In Week 1, he came out and torched a young Minnesota defense for 364 yards, four touchdowns, and 43 points. Moving into Week 2, Rodgers is going to continue his tear against the thinning Lions’ secondary– especially Okudah, who is expected to make his NFL debut by covering Davanate Adams (14-156-2 in Week 1). The touchdowns might not stop at two.
Davante Adams: OVER 6.5 receptions (-128)
With all of that about Detroit’s hobbled secondary said, Adams was targeted 17 times last week (most in NFL). While it’d be foolhardy to say Adams is going to be targeted 17 times again this week, 12 or 13 targets wouldn’t be unreasonable. If Davante Adams can reel in just half of those targets (career catch percentage is around 65%), you’ve got your 6.5 receptions. Against Minnesota’s inexperienced secondary, Adams turned those 17 targets into 14 receptions (82.4 catch percent) for 156 yards and two scores.
Jeff Okudah recorded some of the best stats for a corner in college football, but this is his first NFL action thanks to the absence of a preseason. Even Joe Burrow, who posted the single greatest season for a college quarterback ever, took a game to adjust to the speed and feel of the NFL. Okudah will be thrown right into the deep end of the pool against Rodgers and Adams, and we can’t expect him to completely shut Adams down. If you’re feeling really confident, it might be worth looking at the over on Adams’ yardage (87.5). To play it safe, we’ll stick with receptions.
Benny Snell to score a TD (+115)
James Conner went down with an injury early and Benny Snell ripped off 113 yards against the Giants on Monday night. Last season, Conner returned to play half a dozen times and ended up not finishing the game; in case it hasn’t been said before, he’s got a bit of an injury issue. But Monday night felt different than 2019– Benny Snell was given 19 carries. Big Ben was slinging the ball and sapped all touchdown opportunities from Snell against a weak Giants secondary, but Mike Tomlin has made it clear that Snell has a role in this offense.
Meanwhile, Derrick Henry did Derrick Henry things and piled up 133 yards on the ground against a Broncos defense that is without Von Miller. But that’s Derrick Henry, right? With a deadly passing offense back in Pittsburgh, running lanes will be open. Conner is always a threat to not finish the game. Snell has a new role on this offense. Kind of smells like touchdown opportunities, doesn’t it? Even if Conner plays the entire game and is the go-to guy, Snell could find himself in on a drive that finds the end zone.
Also, per the Fantasy Footballers, JuJu Smith-Schuster added Snell to his celebrity fantasy football team. But that’s probably nothing, right?
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