After a reasonably successful first week (+2.8 units) in the prop bet market, we are back with our plays for Week 2 of the NFL season. Each week, our NFL betting team will be providing you with our favorite prop bets of the week to help win you some cash. This article will take you from Thursday Night Football through to Monday Night Football, as we continuously update our selections as more lines become available.
Week 2, sees us return to our usual three primetime games, with just one blockbuster Monday Night Football game this week. It all starts on Thursday night with the battle of Ohio as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Cleveland Browns. Let’s dive into some of our favorite prop bets for Week 2!
NFL Prop Bets Week 2: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins | Sunday, September 20th, 1:00 pm
1u – Josh Allen over 34.5 rushing yards @ -110 & 1u – Josh Allen anytime touchdown @ +165
The Dolphins were dominated by Cam Newton and the Patriots rushing game in Week 1. Newton totaled 75 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Week 1 encounter, demonstrating that the Dolphins are susceptible to being attacked by a rushing QB. For his part, Allen carried the ball 14 times for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Jets in Week 1. Those are both numbers he should be able to repeat this week.
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New York Giants at Chicago Bears | Sunday, September 20th, 1:00 pm
1u – Jimmy Graham over 2.5 receptions @ +100 & 1u – Jimmy Graham anytime touchdown @ +220
When the Bears needed a player to help them mount a comeback, it was often Graham that they went to. They targeted him seven times, and while he only pulled in three, the signs are promising. Trubisky seemed to look to Graham with regularity, especially in the red zone, where Graham pulled in two of his three targets for crucial touchdowns.
Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals | Sunday, September 20th, 4:05 pm
1u – Kyler Murray over 30.5 rushing yards @ -110
Last week the ground game for the Cardinals ran through Murray and I expect the same to happen this week. Part of the reason that Murray utilized his legs so often was because of the pressure from an impressive San Francisco 49ers defensive line. Washington has a line equally capable of flushing Murray from the pocket, but for a player of Murray’s ability, being loose outside the pocket can be just as dangerous as when he is in the pocket looking to pass.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns | Thursday, September 17th, 8:20 pm
1u – Kareem Hunt over 41.5 rushing yards @ -110
We saw last week that the Browns will look to be more balanced with their running backs in 2020. After totaling just 43 carries in the second half of last season, Hunt saw 13 in Week 1 alone, which was more than Nick Chubb. The Browns demonstrated how effective they will be this year moving the ball on the ground, and if Hunt has 10 carries in this more he will top this line.
1u – Joe Burrow over 23.5 rushing yards @ -118
By no means is Burrow a running QB, but he is more than capable of making plays with his legs. The rookie had an impressive 23-yard scamper for a touchdown last week and totaled 46 yards on eight carries. With the Browns likely to get plenty of pressure on Burrow, look for the young QB to make a few plays with his legs in this one.
1u – Odell Beckham over 4.5 receptions @ +100
All of the headlines this week are about Beckham no longer fitting in Cleveland. Often these stories lead to a concerted effort for the team to get their star receiver involved. Beckham had 10 targets last week, and I expect him to get close to that mark again this week. Now he just needs to catch a couple more.
George Templeton’s long-shot bet
.2 U – Jarvis Landry at least 150 yards and two touchdowns @ +6300
I didn’t touch anything else in the game, but the Bengals and Browns have the firepower to create big plays and lots of points. In two games against the Bengals last year, Landry averaged over 25 yards per catch and a TD. Given the rumors swirling about Beckham Jr. and his status with Cleveland, Landry might be the favored target for Mayfield this week.