Eagles vs. Buccaneers Best Touchdown Scorer Bets: Who Will Step Up in the Eagles’ Offense?

Who will step up in place of A.J. Brown for the Philadelphia Eagles? Our betting experts give their best touchdown scorer bets for Eagles vs. Buccaneers.

The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without their best weapon in WR A.J. Brown. After going 1-5 to end the season and missing their top playmaker, who will step up in Philadelphia’s offense? Our team of betting experts give their favorite touchdown scorer bets for Eagles vs. Buccaneers.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers Best Touchdown Scorer Bets

Jalen Hurts (-120 at ESPN BET)

Brian Blewis: There isn’t much analysis here, as I don’t need to tell you why Jalen Hurts is a threat to score a touchdown in this game. What I can tell you is that there is a lot of value on Hurts’ anytime touchdown odds at ESPN BET, and he’s definitely worth the price.

D’Andre Swift (+195 at FanDuel)

Blewis: I know it’s scary to take any Eagles RB to score a touchdown, considering they’ll never get any carries at the 1-yard line, but with Brown out for this game, the Eagles should be looking to get D’Andre Swift more involved.

Given the Eagles’ lack of depth at wide receiver without Brown and Hurts dealing with a right finger injury, I’m expecting them to have a more run-oriented approach offensively. Particularly since the last time they played the Buccaneers, Swift had 16 carries for 130 yards.

Considering I’m expecting him to be heavily involved, it seems like a no-brainer to take Swift at these odds.

Dallas Goedert (+310 at FanDuel)

Kyle Soppe: I like the over in this game due to the desire of both of these teams to pass and both defenses being more than willing to give up yards in bunches through the air.

If we take for granted that this game is going to feature a high number of dropbacks, sign me up for the healthiest of the Eagles’ pass catchers.

Percent of red-zone routes resulting in a target:

  • Dallas Goedert: 26.3%
  • A.J. Brown: 26.3%
  • D’Andre Swift: 12.5%
  • DeVonta Smith: 10%

That’s a pretty strong trend in the favor of our tight end, and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt in this tie …

In the five games since Goedert returned:

  • Goedert: 30%
  • Brown: 8.3%

Goedert earned over 20% of Hurts’ targets and scored in the playoff opener last season, something I think he has a decent chance of repeating. During the regular season, 67.7% of touchdowns scored against the Bucs came through the air (fifth-highest rate) — sign me up!

Olamide Zaccheaus and Quez Watkins (+850 and +750 at BetRivers)

Jason Katz: The theory behind these two is similar.

Brown is out with a knee injury. Julio Jones has been serving as the Eagles’ WR3, but there’s no chance that he’s capable of playing more snaps than he typically does. The future Hall of Famer looks like he’s running through a river of caramel out there.

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Olamide Zaccheaus and Quez Watkins will have to step up. To be perfectly candid, I have no idea which one is the “next man up,” but it wouldn’t surprise me if the answer was both.

The Bucs are a pass-funnel defense, allowing the fourth-most receiving yards per game to wide receivers. Both of these guys have a chance to score, and their odds on BetRivers are 200 cents better than the next best book.

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