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New Orleans Saints

+300

Baltimore Ravens

+350

Las Vegas Raiders

+400

Buffalo Bills

+500

New England Patriots

+500

Indianapolis Colts

+800

Tennessee Titans

+800

Los Angeles Rams

+1000

San Francisco 49ers

+1200

Green Bay Packers

+1500

Minnesota Vikings

+1500

Carolina Panthers

+2000

Philadelphia Eagles

+2500

Los Angeles Chargers

+3300

New York Giants

+4000

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

+5000

Dallas Cowboys

+5000

Pittsburgh Steelers

+6600

Cincinnati Bengals

+6600

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Whether you’re a serious NFL bettor searching for more betting flexibility, or you’re a recreational one looking for the most fun bets, this article is for you. 

Be ready to learn more about NFL prop bets and how this betting type can satisfy bettors of every kind. 

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What Is an NFL Prop Bet? 

An NFL prop bet is a bet that has nothing to do with the game’s outcome. It can be anything, from an individual player’s performance to how many penalties a particular team will get.

Prop or “proposition” bets are generally made for entertainment purposes. Let’s use Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback and future Hall of Famer, as an example. 

NFL prop bets for Rodgers would be something like:

  1. How many touchdowns will Aaron Rodgers throw in the Packers’ matchup against the Vikings?
  2. How many passing yards will Rodgers have in the first quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions? 
  3. Will Rodgers throw an interception against the Chicago Bears?

Aside from betting on individual players, some avid football fans place bets on fantasy football by putting together a sports squad from different teams, such as the Steelers, Patriots, Colts, Bengals, and Dolphins. 

The players then earn points for the imagined team according to their game performance in the daily fantasy.

Reading NFL Prop Bets

Prop odds are available in most online sportsbooks. The NFL odds will look something like this: 

Will player XXX announce his retirement in the post-game interview?

  • Yes +500
  • No -1,000

In this scenario, a star player is turning 45, and he isn’t performing as well as he used to. Rumors about his retirement started circulating at some point during the beginning of the NFL 2021 season. 

If you think player XXX will announce his retirement after the interview, you should choose “yes.” For example, you lay down $25, and player XXX does end his football career. You’d cash out $150, and your $25 comes back to you. 

Meanwhile, a winning $25 “no” bet will give you $27.50. Your initial stake amount will be returned to you along with the $2.50 that you won. 

 There’s no favorite or underdog in prop bets, unlike in moneyline. Still, the same symbols represent which stake is riskier for bettors. 

You can also parlay prop bets, just like futures and outright bets.

How to Maximize Your NFL Proposition Bets

To boost your bankroll when betting on an NFL team and NFL player props, ensure that you stick to what you know best. You should also research what you’re betting on by visiting the official NFL page.

There are many articles online regarding betting trends, regular-season NFL odds, Super Bowl bets, and pretty much everything related to sports betting and prop bets in particular.

2020-2021 NFL Player Prop Bets Trends 

Quarterback Props  

The 2020 NFL MVP is none other than Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. 

However, the Chief’s QB Patrick Mahomes was the player favored to win the MVP prop bet last year. 

Mahomes overthrew 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson of the Ravens as the top favorite to win the coveted award. Although Rodgers was in the running for MVP, NFL bettors weren’t expecting him to get the title.

The other 2020 MVP candidates also playing the quarterback position are: 

  1. Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks
  2. Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans
  3. Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  4. Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints
  5. Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys
  6. Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals
  7. Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles

For the 2021 NFL season, Patrick Mahomes is again the clear favorite to win the NFL MVP title. However, since player prop betting is as unpredictable as the game itself, we’ll never know if other quarterbacks may come from behind to steal the title from Mahomes.

Other promising QBs to root for are Jalen Hurts of the Eagles, Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars, Joe Burrow of the Bengals, Trey Lance of the 49ers, Zach Wilson of the Jets, Baker Mayfield of the Browns, and Josh Allen of the Bills.

Josh Allen’s passing yards have significantly improved during the 2020 NFL season. 

Running Back Props 

Despite the tremendous athleticism RB Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys has shown in his career, his performance seems to diminish, similar to other running backs in the league. 

During Elliot’s rookie season, he led the NFL and recorded 1,631 rushing yards. In 2020, his yards per attempt dropped to a career-low (4.0 yards per carry), so Dallas’ offensive line suffered.

For the 2021 season, bettors should still root for the Cowboys, given the group of wide receivers they have. As for Elliott, he stays below the oddsmakers’ projected total. 

On the other hand, the NFL’s reigning rushing king Derrick Henry of the Titans is the newest member of the 2,000-rushing-yard club after rushing for more than 2,000 yards in 2020.

Najee Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers also performed well last season. 

Wide Receiver Props

Former Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones is one of the most feared wide receivers in the NFL with a career-high record of 60 receiving touchdowns and 12,896 yards. Now that he’s part of the Tennessee Titans, will he still lead a formidable rushing attack after his hard fall during the Titans’ training camp? 

Devonta Smith of the Eagles and Ja’marr Chase of the Bengals are also talented wide receivers.

NFL Draft Props 

The NFL draft is when different team franchises select players from college football teams to improve their roster. You can bet on the overall pick or the most promising player based on stats. 

Other Popular NFL Player Prop Bets

NFL Rookie of the Year Odds

There’s more parity for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year position. Quarterbacks won the title five times in the last ten years while running backs won four times. 

The NFL also recognizes the Defensive Rookie of the Year. Different positions have all had their turn winning the award over the last ten years. 

NFL Defensive Player of the Year Odds 

The players on the defensive line have dominated this award in recent memory. The linemen won the award for six of the last seven years. 

NFL Comeback Player of the Year Odds

For bettors, this award is always fun to predict. The NFL title is given to an individual who meets one of the three criteria:

  • The player is either returning from an injury
  • The player did not play in the previous season
  • The player struggled last season and notably improved  

Super Bowl Props

The Super Bowl creates the best NFL prop betting market frenzy in the USA today. During the Super Bowl, many sportsbooks provide bettors with numerous options that go beyond what they’d get during a regular NFL season, offseason, or playoffs. 

National Anthem 

The NFL community goes all out during the Super Bowl by hiring a huge recording artist to perform the national anthem. Bettors usually make a prop bet on how long the artist will take to sing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Coin Toss 

A coin toss is a fun prop to make and collect a payout. The result is entirely random, and it’s something you can’t research. 

Gatorade Color 

The champions pour an entire Gatorade dispenser on their head coach as part of the NFL tradition. 

The first major celebratory shower of Gatorade happened years ago in Pasadena, California, when the New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.

Usually, bettors stake on what color the sports drink will be.

How Does NFL Live Betting Work?

Live betting is an advanced form of prop betting. If you’ve been following a particular football team and know its tendencies during a matchup, live betting is a great way to uncover NFL props that have more value. 

Check the stats, weekly injury reports, win totals, and the latest games to find value bets while the matchup is in progress. 


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