The Monday Night matchup between perhaps the top two teams in football, the Chiefs and Ravens, will take center stage this week. In addition to that, there are 14 other matchups to review for Week 3 that need our undivided attention. Below you will find the top prop bets for all the NFL action this weekend. Next week, the calendar flips to October, and September will be in our rear-view mirror. Let’s close out the first month of the season in the green.
Best NFL Props For All Week 3 Games
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
David Montgomery – RB, Chicago Over 53.5 Rushing Yards (-125)
Montgomery has had a great start to his sophomore season. Last week in the Bears close win over the Giants, he had 16 carries and finished with 82 yards. Through two games, he’s had 146 yards and averaged five yards per carry. I like Montgomery’s chances of playing well against an Atlanta team that has allowed over 100 yards per game on the ground over the first two weeks of the season.
Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen – QB, Buffalo Under 261.5 Passing Yards (-114)
Allen has played at an MVP level through two games, and the Bills look like a legitimate threat in the AFC. This week the Bills play an opponent that actually has a pulse, the Rams. His top receiver Stefon Diggs will be matched up with Jalen Ramsey who is more than capable of limiting the big play potential of Diggs. Look for Allen to have more success on the ground this week especially due to the fact Buffalo will be without one of its top running backs, Zack Moss.
Washington Football Team at Cleveland Browns
Terry McLaurin – WR, Washington Over 4.5 Receptions (-114)
Washington fell behind early last week in Arizona which opened the door for McLaurin to have 7 receptions on 10 targets. He is the unquestioned number one option for Dwayne Haskins and the Washington offense. Washington may not fall behind as quickly this week against Cleveland, but I still like McLaurin’s chances this week. If he gets anywhere close to double-digit targets this prop will cash with ease.
Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings
Jonnu Smith – TE, Tennessee Over 3.5 Receptions (-143)
I’m going to keep riding Jonnu Smith until he lets me down. The Titans line up Smith in multiple spots to create mismatches, and Ryan Tannehill trusts him to make plays. With A.J. Brown out again, I like Smith to have another big game.
Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots
Julian Edelman – WR, New England over 5 Receptions (-114)
Cam Newton looked like the Newton of old last week in the Patriots close loss in Seattle. A large part of Newton’s success has to be contributed to Julian Edelman who had eight receptions and 179 yards. Newton and Edelman are building on-field chemistry and it showed last week. Edelman has a great matchup this week against a Raiders defense that has allowed 285 passing yards per game.
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
Jerick McKinnon – RB, San Francisco At Least 28 Receiving Yards (-119)
This is an interesting matchup with both teams hit hard by injury. Backup quarterback Nick Mullens will get the start at quarterback for San Francisco, and he will be without all of his top weapons. I expect the 49ers coaching staff to try and run the ball and hit the Giants’ defense with quick passes and screen passes. McKinnon is a talented receiver out of the backfield and an explosive player. He should be a key factor in the passing game. Cashing on Week 3 NFL Props takes capitalizing on opportunities and McKinnon has one of those with the 49ers dealing with injuries.
Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Ertz – TE, Philadelphia Over 4.5 Receptions (+110)
Ertz struggled in week one against Washington and had a key drop in the second half that would have kept a drive alive. Last week it looked like Carson Wentz and Ertz started to click as Ertz had five receptions on seven targets. Philadelphia will be short-handed again Sunday with injuries on the offensive line and at receiver which bodes well for Ertz to again play an important role in the passing game.
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers
James Conner – RB, Pittsburgh To Score A Touchdown (+100)
The Texans rushing defense has been roughed up this season allowing almost 200 yards per game. James had a breakout game last week with 121 total yards in Pittsburgh’s win over Denver. As long as he can stay healthy, Conner will be a productive piece of the Steelers’ offense. He found the end zone last week, and I think that trend continues against the struggling Houston defense.
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Taylor – RB, Indianapolis Over 23.5 Rushing Attempts (-106)
The rookie from Wisconsin was a workhorse running back at Wisconsin and it only took two games for him to make an impact at the NFL level. Taylor had 26 carries with 101 yards rushing in the win over Minnesota. It looks like Taylor is the lead back after the Colts lost Marlon Mack for the season. The Jets defense gave up some huge plays against San Francisco last week but traditionally have been strong against the run. The Colts should win big which means they will lean on Taylor to bleed out the clock in the 4th quarter.
Carolina Panthers at Los Angeles Chargers
Austin Ekeler – RB, Los Angeles To Score A Touchdown (-125)
Ekeler will get a lot of touches this week with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert making his first career start. Herbert played well last week, but teams now have some film on Herbert, so expect the Panthers to mix in some exotic blitz packages to confuse him. The Chargers should rely on the running game and short passing game to help Herbert, and Ekeler is a big part of both. I like Ekeler’s chances of finding the end zone.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos
Noah Fant – TE, Denver Over 3.5 Receptions (-162)
Denver lost wide receiver Courtland Sutton for the season with a knee injury and also lost starting quarterback Drew Luck for at least three games. Jeff Driskel gets the start at quarterback this week, and I expect him to look for Fant early and often. Fant is one of the top receiving tight ends in the league and he should have a large workload Sunday.
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
Matthew Stafford – QB, Detroit Over 281.5 Passing Yards ( -114)
Stafford should get his top target Kenny Golladay back from injury which is important considering this may turn into a little bit of a shootout with how well the Cardinals are playing. The Lions are 0-2 and they need a win to try and steady the ship. Detroit has the weapons to play well on offense and Stafford should exceed his passing prop, especially if the Lions fall behind early. This is one of the sweeter Week 3 NFL Props to play.
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson – QB, Seattle At Least 286 Passing Yards ( -114)
Russell Wilson is playing at an MVP level with nine touchdown passes and only one interception through two games. The Cowboys are allowing close to 30 points per game and close to 270 yards in the air. I’m riding Wilson until a defense proves they can stop him, and I don’t think Dallas will be able to hold up in the secondary.
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
Latavius Murray – RB, New Orleans Over 10 Rushing Attempts (-112)
I played Murray last week and he only had three rushing attempts after having 15 in Week 1. Drew Brees is struggling, and Michael Thomas is still out with an injury that limits the Saints passing attack. The Saints should run the ball with Murray and Alvin Kamara to try and set up play action. This will help Brees get back on track, and Murray should get double-digit carries against Green Bay.
Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs
Marquise Brown – WR, Baltimore Over 55.5 Receiving Yards (-143)
I believe Baltimore will need to throw the ball much more than normal against the high-powered Chiefs offense. Brown has the speed to take the top off a defense and Kansas City has allowed the seventh most passing yards per game this season. The Ravens passing game could be the difference and Brown is quarterback Lamar Jackson’s top big play threat. MORE WEEK 3 NFL COVERAGE