By Bill Speros | | 48 mins
NFL Playoff Player Props: Most Yards Passing, Rushing, Receiving
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend with 12 of the 14 teams that have qualified for the postseason playing in the Wild Card Round. Green Bay in the NFC and Tennessee in the AFC earned byes by finishing with the best records in their respective conferences.
While NFL betting markets for the playoffs are already packed, FanDuel Sportsbook is offering player props totals for passing, rushing, and receiving yards throughout the entire postseason.
The big names are all there: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes II, Derrick Henry, Leonard Fournette, Travis Kelce and Cooper Kupp.
Here is a look at the NFL odds for each of these markets, listed with player, team and odds available.
Those players on the Packers and Titans are at a disadvantage here because they can only play in 3 games, while each of the other dozen teams has the potential for 4 games in the postseason. While having a bye has often proven invaluable for teams hoping to win a Super Bowl, losing that extra game adds a challenge in these markets.
Just do the math. A rusher who gains 75 yards in 4 different games is going to beat a rusher who gains 100 yards in 3 games every time.
NFL Playoffs Prop Bets & Odds To Back
Here are the odds for QBs to finish the playoffs with the most yards passing. Brady won the NFL regular-season passing title with a dizzying 5,316 yards at age 44 and also led the NFL in completions (485), TDs (43) and passing attempts (719). Kupp won the NFL receiving Triple Crown – most catches (145), yards (1,947) and TDs (16).
Most Playoff Passing Yards This Postseason
|P. Mahomes II||Chiefs|
|M. Stafford||LA Rams|
|D. Carr||Raiders||J. Garoppolo||49ers||J. Hurts||Eagles||B. Roethlisberger||Steelers|
BUZZ: The key here is opportunity and weather. Which of these QBs will have the opportunity and opponents to throw for the most yards here? Mahomes will be home in the first two rounds, assuming the Chiefs win. And the potential of a road game at Tennessee doesn’t appear to be much of a hinderance here. But Mahomes has underperformed against all of his potential AFC playoff opponents this season, averaging 276.5 yards in six games against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Buffalo and Las Vegas. That’s below his 284.6 YPG average.
Brady, meanwhile, averaged 369.3 YPG passing in his three games against NFC playoff teams (LA Rams, Dallas and Philadelphia.) Brady has at least 2 home games in Tampa Bay, before a potential NFC title game in Green Bay. Allen has both weather issues and Bill Belichick’s defense to face in the Wild Card Round. If the Bengals make a run, Burrow is the best value play on the board at sportsbooks and betting sites.
Most Playoff Rushing Yards This Postseason
Up to $1,250 on Caesars + 1,000 Tier Credits + 1,000 Reward Credits
BUZZ: Derrick Henry finished with 937 yards rushing in just nine starts this season. While it is hoped he’s back to 100%, the Titans have the bye and, thus, his attempts will be limited by math. As the playoffs progress, defenses tend to tighten. The same challenge awaits Aaron Jones, as the Packers earned a pass in the Wild Card Round.
Leonard Fournette, Joe Mixon, Devin Singletary or Ezekiel Elliott seem to be the best plays here given their importance to their team’s respective offenses. Singletary offers a good mix of value and lasting power on your sports betting app. As does Fournette.
Most Playoff Receiving Yards This Postseason
BUZZ: Travis Kelce, Stefon Diggs and Kupp all seem justified as top five picks in this market. Kelce and Kupp should find conditions favorable for multiple targets and some significant gains, as long as their respective teams are in the playoffs. The Super Bowl is at SoFi Stadium, so if the Rams emerge from the NFC, Kupp should win this one in a walk.
But if they fall short, Mike Evans looms as a major threat given the absence of Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown from the Buccaneers lineup – plus at least 2 games in Tampa Bay and the possibility of a Super Bowl in a climate-controlled venue. Several teams have two players clustered here among the top 15 – including Dallas, San Francisco, Kansas City and Green Bay. That will likely limit the opportunity of one to break out and take this market.