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NFL Player Prop Bets Week 2


Thomas Snodgrass

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

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On October 24, 2021, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow connected with wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase on a huge 82 yard touchdown pass.

It was the longest pass of Burrow’s career.

Last Sunday, against the Cleveland Browns, Burrow completed just 14 of 31 passes for 82 measly yards.

It was the longest game of Burrow’s career.

Take some rainy Cleveland weather, add a recent calf strain, sprinkle in some sloppy field conditions, and throw in an unyielding Browns’ defense with a dash of Myles Garrett and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Burrow’s passing yards prop was set at 266.5 yards (-115) at DraftKings, a cringeworthy looking number in hindsight.

For Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, the best odds for Burrow’s passing yards prop is set at 259.5 (-114) at FanDuel.

Bettors expecting Joe Cool to rebound may want to check the forecast as there is a 40 percent chance of precipitation expected in Baltimore.

Who will make it rain harder on Sunday: Joe Burrow or Mother Nature?

Let’s dig into some player props for this Week 2 NFL Sunday.

Justin Herbert – QB, Los Angeles Chargers

The Tennessee Titans were decimated by quarterbacks in 2022, and they’ve picked up right where they left off, allowing 305 passing yards to New Orleans Saints’ QB Derek Carr in Week 1.

Now, this porous Tennessee defense is about to be peppered by Justin Herbert in Week 2.

Herbert and the Chargers put 34 points on the board last week but still failed to pick up the win, getting caught in the offensive firestorm kicked up by the Miami Dolphins’ tandem of Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill.

Kellen Moore, the new offensive coordinator for Los Angeles, called an un-Charger-like number of running plays, having Herbert and the passing game take a backseat in a slugfest.

The running allowed Los Angeles to control the pace of the game, but also limited their big play abilities; running back Austin Ekeler’s 55-yard scamper notwithstanding.

The Chargers’ defense should have an easier time containing the Titans’ Ryan Tannehill-led offense. Tannehill and Tagovailoa are not in the same tier.

With Ekeler not expected to suit up in Week 2, LA’s offense will be placed back in the hands of Herbert and wide receiver Keenan Allen, where it belongs.

Herbert is going to turn this Tennessee defense into swiss cheese.

Pick: Herbert – OVER 277.5 Passing Yards

Best Odds: (-110) Bet365

Travis Etienne – RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

In three of his last four games of 2022, Travis Etienne surpassed 80 yards on the ground, reaching 100 yards twice in that timeframe.

In his first appearance this season, Etienne picked up 77 yards on 18 carries against the Indianapolis Colts.

Although the Jaguars drafted running back Tank Bigsby, Etienne is still the lead back in Duval County.

This week, Etienne faces the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that just allowed David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs to tally a combined 162 rushing yards in Week 1.

Yes, the Chiefs will have defensive tackle Chris Jones rejoining their defensive front in Week 2, but it’ll be interesting to see how well he plays after his contract holdout crept into the regular season.

In his rookie campaign, Etienne picked up a 40-plus yard carry on four occasions, tied with Derrick Henry and Justin Fields for the most such runs in the NFL.

Etienne has shown a propensity for the home run play and will certainly produce highlight reel runs again in Year 2.

Pick: Etienne – OVER 57.5 Rushing Yards

Best Odds: (-116) BetRivers

Darren Waller – TE, New York Giants

The New York Giants will be a zombie in Week 2, coming back from the dead to take a bite out of the Arizona Cardinals.

This Giants team is in serious need of a rebound, and one man needed to secure that rebound is the 6-foot-6 tight end Darren Waller.

Waller is currently questionable with a hamstring issue, but the tight end already stated to ESPN that he will be playing in Arizona this Sunday.

The Cardinals dropped their first game of the season against the Washington Commanders, allowing tight end Logan Thomas to collect 43 yards on four catches in the process.

Would anyone be surprised if Waller bested those numbers?

Yeah, me neither.

Pick: Darren Waller – OVER 41.5 Receiving Yards

Best Odds: (-110) DraftKings

Rachaad White – RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face a shell shocked Chicago Bears team in Week 2.

The Jordan Love-led Green Bay Packers, a team that was left for dead by most pundits, waltzed right into Soldier Field and obliterated the Bears in Chicago, 38-20.

It appears that the Chicago Bears have problems on defense, and that problem may be worsening.

Last week, Bears’ defensive back Kyler Gordon went down with a hand injury and Love threw his third touchdown pass of the game shortly afterward.

Well, Chicago just placed Gordon on IR.

On the ground, the Bears allowed Packers’ running back Aaron Jones to run for 41 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries. Jones also totaled 86 more yards and a touchdown on just two catches.

That’s 127 yards and two touchdowns on only 11 touches.

This all bodes well for Buccaneers running back Rachaad White.

White produced an uninspiring performance in the season opener, but he’ll need to rebound in Week 3 to get a stranglehold on the lead running back gig.

As long as running backs do whatever they choose against this Chicago defense, White should find plenty of opportunities to work his way into the endzone this Sunday.

Pick: Rachaad White – Any Time Touchdown

Best Odds: (+145) DraftKings


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A fan of both the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, which is rare! Thomas provides sports betting content with the intent to educate and enter...

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