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Player prop bets to consider in Week 1

By Jeff Ratcliffe
Sep 7, 2019

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Aug 8, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead (83) celebrates with quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) and teammates after scoring during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Player prop bets are a great opportunity to start dabbling in the world of sports betting, especially if you’re someone who has played fantasy football. The transition is relatively easy because unlike picking games, you’re still evaluating individual player performance.

When it comes to player props, determining which bet to make can seem daunting. There are so many things to pick from, so how do you know what bets are good bets? That’s where we’re here to help. Each week, we take the player prop lines from BetMGM and break down the best props on the board. We do so by comparing the line to our projections here at PFF. Bets are listed by quality with five stars as the best bets.

Keep in mind that only playing these bets isn’t a strategy for long-term success. You’ll also need to do some work on your own to identify the best plays of the week. That said, this list will get you off to a good start.

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Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

Rushing yards 69.5 (-118) — UNDER ★★★★★

There’s no doubt that Jackson is the odds-on favorite to lead the league’s quarterbacks in rushing this season, but this line is massive. Our projections still give Jackson a healthy 47.5 rushing yards, which makes this a healthy under.

Willie Snead, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Receiving yards 35.5 (-118) — OVER ★★★★★

While most of the attention has been on Miles Boykin and Marquise Brown in the Ravens wide receiver corps, Snead enters the season as Jackson’s clear top target. While he won’t be a big-time fantasy option, the over is very much in play for this line on Snead.

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