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Best early Super Bowl player props

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) reacts after a play against the Kansas City Chiefs during overtime of the AFC Championship Game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Season-long fantasy football may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to end, as DFS and player props will continue right up until the Super Bowl 56 kickoff.

After a successful stint on PrizePricks throughout the 2021 regular season, I'll continue to cover my favorite weekly player props bets for the Super Bowl, and there will be a particular emphasis on hitting inefficient lines early in the week.

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My conference championship round picks went an impressive 10-5 thanks to an early jump on inefficient receiving lines. The early-week market is where we can find an edge, and it’s our job as bettors to hammer the bad lines as much as possible. I like to look for lines that will inevitably move at the start of every week. Be sure to check back to this article, as props will be periodically added as we inch closer to Super Bowl Sunday

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Higgins’ receiving line closed at 67.5 last week, so his receiving yardage prop received a slight bump after he went over 96 receiving yards in back-to-back weeks. His 10-yard wild-card performance seems like an absolute mirage after Higgins commanded a team-high 26% target share over the last two weeks superior to rookie Ja’Marr Chase.  

With the Los Angeles Rams fourth in receiving yards, third in receptions allowed to WRs during the regular season likely using Jalen Ramsey to limit Chase, I expect Higgins to feast on the rest of the Rams’ secondary.  

Tight end C.J. Uzomah looks far from a sure-fire bet to suit up after suffering a knee injury in the AFC Championship Game, which will just consolidate targets around Chase and Higgins. 

The duo combined for a 50% target share versus the Kansas City Chiefs

Consider stacking the over Higgins' receiving yardage prop with an over on Joe Burrow’s 265.5-yard passing prop. Cincy has thrown at a 61% clip on early downs in its last four games a mark that would have ranked third when compared during the regular season. The Rams defense has seen the sixth-highest pass-play rate on early downs this season (60%).

Quarterback passing yards props tend to get bet up as the week progresses anyway, so I would pounce on Burrow's early if possible. 

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