The NFL Playoffs are here and Super Wild Card Weekend kicks off on Saturday afternoon. There are great matchups all weekend long. Below are my three player props for this weekend’s games!
NFL Super Wild Card Weekend Player Prop Best Bets
Jalen Hurts Under 50.5 Rushing Yards
This will be the first NFL playoffs game for Jalen Hurts this weekend and what a way to start the campaign. We all know the game plan for the Eagles should be to run the football if they want to have success in this game. However, they are facing one of the best run defenses this season but the Eagles have found ways to get creative running the football.
Furthermore, the Buccaneers’ defense has been solid against running quarterbacks. In fact, this season the Buccaneers allowed only tw0 quarterbacks to run for 51 or more rushing yards, Cam Newton and Josh Allen. In a previous matchup this season against the Buccaneers, Hurts ran for 44 yards on 10 rush attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger Over 225.5 Passing Yards & Pass Attempts Over 38.5
The line is indicative of what the sportsbooks are expecting in this game and it’s looking to be at least a double-digit win by the Chiefs. As a result, this tells me that the Steelers are going to be playing from behind and are going to have throw the ball to play catch up. The handicap here for me is that the books have a projection of Ben Roethlisberger throwing for at least 38-40 times. Furthermore, over the season Big Ben threw for six pass yards per pass attempt.
Additionally, this season Big Ben had nine games this season where he threw at least 40 times. In fact, in eight of those games, he threw for more than 230 yards. The average passing yards in those games was 254 passing yards. I like these props to get Over the total!
Deebo Samuel Longest Reception Over 25.5 Receiving Yards
We all know the story for the 49ers offense, if Deebo Samuel goes this offense goes. This season, Deebo Samuel played in 16 games for the 49ers. In 12 of those 16 games, Deebo Samuel had long receptions of 26 or more yards. Further, Samuel has gone over this projection in four straight games. Additionally, the Cowboys’ defense allowed receptions of 26 yards or more in 16 out of the 17 games this season including seven out of the eight homes this year. I am banking on Samuel to be the guy again for the 49ers this season and break a long reception.