The National Football League is one of the most wagered-upon leagues in the world, and there are countless ways to bet every weekend. With access to numbers, trends and player streaks, NFL prop bets are one of the best ways to find some value.
This page is dedicated to our NFL prop bets of the day, breaking down the top NFL player props and specific wagers to find an edge and bring you some weekly cash. Come back every week for updated picks and betting breakdowns.
NFL Week 16 Prop Bets And Picks:
Below are our Week 16 player props for this weekend, with the main slate of games occurring on December 26. Our selected props can be found at Sportsbook, but make sure you are shopping around for the best lines.
Getting the best line is the optimal way to maximize your edge in player props betting. It is absolutely essential to check different books for differing lines. Head to our NFL best betting sites page for more.
Week 16 Prop #1: JK Dobbins Rushing Yards OVER
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JK Dobbins is back, he's healthy, and he's now the lifeblood of the Ravens' offense. With Lamar Jackson out at QB for Baltimore, Dobbins has been the lead contributor on the attack. In his last two games he's got 245 total rushing yards, breaking 100 yards and eight yards per carry in each contest.
The Pick: Dobbins OVER 54.5 Rushing Yards (-104)
Prop #2: Daniel Jones Passing Touchdowns OVER
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Daniel Jones has passed for multiple touchdowns in just three games this year. But all of those times have come against shakey passing defenses (Titans, Ravens, Texans). Matching up against one of the worst passing defenses in the Vikings this weekend, Danny Dimes has another shot at two or more passing scores.
The Vikings let up the second-most passing yards per game in the NFL, allowing 278 air yards per contest on average. In three of Minnesota's last five games, the opposing QB has thrown for multiple passing scores.
The Pick: Jones OVER 1.5 Passing TD (+150)
Prop #3: Austin Ekeler Rushing Yards OVER
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Austin Ekeler can do it all, with nearly 700 rushing yards and over 600 receiving yards already this season. However, against the Colts this weekend, he'll keep the ball on the ground and add to his rushing total.
The Colts rank about middle of the pack in rushing defense on the season, but they've been brutal recently after a key injury to linebacker Shaq Leonard. In its last three games, Indianapolis has allowed 161 rushing yards per contest.
In one career game against the Colts, Ekeler rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.
The Pick: Ekeler OVER 50.5 rushing yards (-110)
What Is An NFL Prop Bet?
An NFL prop bet is a wager that has no direct impact on the outcome of a football game.
A prop bet is sometimes referred to as a “proposition” wager, and though these bets are often for entertainment purposes, they also give opportunity to hone in on a specific statistic or in-game matchup to profit off tiny bits of information.
NFL prop bets can range from NFL player props like a quarterback’s total passing yards, to a defensive player sack, or even more niche bets like QB rushing yards, passing attempts or other various OVER/UNDERs.
At your online betting site of choice, NFL prop bets could be something like:
How To Read NFL Prop Bet Odds
When you visit your favorite online sportsbook, you can find prop odds for most sports, and certainly every football game each weekend. Most kinds of props will look like the following example (with either YES/NO odds or OVER/UNDER odds):
How many touchdowns will Lamar Jackson throw against the New York Giants?
In this NFL prop bets example, you can wager on whether you think the Ravens QB will throw two or more touchdowns against the Giants, or one or fewer. If you place $100 on Jackson to toss OVER 1.5 TD at +200 odds, you would return $300 (your $100 back, plus $200 in profit). If you win a bet wagering on the UNDER 1.5 at -200, you would need to wager $200 to profit $100. Calculate exact profits using Odds Shark’s sports betting calculator.