My Week 7 props column finished 3-2. The two losing bets saw Jayden Reed go Under his 26.5 receiving yards line (he finished with 21 yards) and the Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half go Over 19.5 points (20 points scored) by the hook.
Heading into Week 8, I’ll look to build off that as the action kicks off on Thursday night with the Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills.
Let’s dive into my best NFL Week 8 prop bets.
All NFL betting odds used for these Week 8 props are current as of Thursday, Oct. 26, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
NFL Player Props Week 8
Dallas Goedert: Over 40.5 Rec Yds (-115)
When the Philadelphia Eagles faced the Washington Commanders in Week 4, the Commanders held Dallas Goedert to two receptions (on four targets) for 25 yards. However, Goedert has seen his production increase in Philadelphia’s passing offense over the last few weeks.
The 28-year-old tight end has gone Over 40.5 receiving yards in three straight games and averages 7.3 targets per game. Washington’s defense has struggled against opposing TEs recently, allowing 98 yards last week to Darren Waller and 79 yards to the duo of Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith in Week 6.
I would be shocked to see the Eagles go away from Goedert, especially since the Commanders will try to prevent A.J. Brown from having another 125-yard outing.
P.J. Walker: Under 205.5 Pass Yds (-115)
The veteran quarterback played okay in last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts after Deshaun Watson left in the second quarter to get checked out for a concussion. Walker completed 15-of-32 passes for 178 yards and an interception.
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He will try to play better against a Seattle Seahawks defense that allows 235 passing yards per game this season (12th worst in the NFL). However, he has gone Under 205.5 passing yards in six of eight career starts.
Last week, the Seahawks held Arizona Cardinals QB Joshua Dobbs to 146 passing yards, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Walker around that number even though the Browns have better receivers.
Brandon Aubrey: Over 1.5 FGs Made (-105)
The former USFL standout hasn’t had any problems kicking field goals in the NFL. Aubrey has made more than 1.5 field goals in five out of six games this season and has been an upgrade over last season’s placekicker Brett Maher.
The 28-year-old should have more opportunities in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, where the Over/Under is 45.5 points. This season, Los Angeles has allowed 2.7 field-goal attempts per game (27th in the NFL).
NFL Prop Bets Week 8
Ravens vs Cardinals: AZ Under 16.5 Points (-105)
The Cardinals’ offense has gone into a tailspin over the last four games, scoring 13.7 points per game. Arizona will hope for better results on Sunday afternoon against the Baltimore Ravens, but fans shouldn’t hold their breaths.
Baltimore’s defense did an outstanding job last weekend, holding the Lions’ offense to six points. This season, the Ravens have the best scoring defense in the NFL (13.9 points per game).
I don’t see the Cardinals’ offense being successful against this Ravens’ front seven, which has a league-leading 29 sacks. Furthermore, Arizona has scored less than 16.5 points in four of six games this season.
Bettors should look to jump on this number quickly, as I expect the Ravens’ defense to be in the face of Joshua Dobbs.
Jets vs Giants: 1H Under 17.5 Points (-122)
The battle for New York sets up to be a defensive clash at MetLife Stadium. The last time we saw the New York Jets defense in action, they held the Eagles to 14 points in Week 6 and forced Jalen Hurts into three interceptions.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants defense has allowed 11.5 points per game over the last two games since giving up 31 points in Week 5 to the Miami Dolphins.
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I could see a low score in the first half on Sunday, despite both teams ranked in the bottom third in first-half points allowed (Giants – 13.4 PPG/24th, Jets – 14.7 PPG/29th).
However, on the other end of the spectrum, both teams’ offenses are ranked in the bottom third of first-half points per game (Jets – 7.5 PPG, Giants – 5.6 PPG). Also, if we get a Zach Wilson-Tyrod Taylor matchup at QB, I expect both guys to do what’s asked of them but not score many points.
Texans vs Panthers: HOU Over 2.5 Touchdowns (-115)
The Houston Texans quietly have one of the better offenses this season, averaging 22.5 points per game (14th in the NFL). However, Houston only scores two touchdowns (19th in the league) and 1.7 TDs on the road per game.
That said, I still like the Texans to find the end zone a few times against the Carolina Panthers defense, which has allowed 42 points in back-to-back weeks. Carolina’s defense has given up 31 points per game this season (tied for 31st in the NFL) and has struggled to stop the run (144 yards per game allowed).
The Texans’ running game hasn’t gotten on track yet this season, but it could be a good spot for second-year RB Dameon Pierce, who has only scored one touchdown. Rookie QB C.J. Stroud has looked solid through his first six games and has the weapons at WR/TE to put points on the board.