NFL Betting: Top Three Player Props For Week 8

Image Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8 in the NFL is an interesting week when it comes to matchups, and I think that we should take advantage of the matchups this week. Let’s find some of the best NFL betting spots to attack on Sunday.

D’Andre Swift UNDER 49.5 Rushing Yards

Image Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

This is a matchup play and a stock play for me. I think that Swift is a fun back and a great pass-catcher, but he has been bad between the tackles this season, and this is a horrible matchup. I am a bit scared of the explosiveness of Swift on the outside, but the interior of the defensive line is a good unit and one that is not going to get bullied.

Swift has not had great rushing games all season, and when he has gotten over this number, it’s in games where he hits a big run or two. I think that Swift will struggle to get going with 3-5 yard rushes, and even a big play might not bail him out.

Ezekiel Elliott OVER 18.5 Rec Yards

Image Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

I love this prop on Sunday night simply because we have a lot of outs right now. If Dak Prescott sits, Zeke and the check down should just be more prevalent. I also would expect Zeke to be in on more passing downs without Dak as well, as his pass blocking would be useful to a less-experienced QB. The checkdown would also be more likely to occur without Dak involved.

Zeke is also more than capable of getting there with Dak in the lineup at 100% or not. Maybe we see Dak look a bit less mobile and the checkdown be more a part of the offense. I also think that we could see Kellen Moore draw up more plays for him in that scenario.

All of these scenarios help Zeke, but Zeke isn’t really seeing a bump from these scenarios. Even if Dak is good to go, Zeke is more than capable of getting there, just as he has three of the last six games within the current offense.

Michael Pittman Jr OVER 5.5 Receptions

Image Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Pittman will be back to being the guy without Parris Campbell and TY Hilton in the lineup, and we have seen Carson Wentz look much more comfortable in the offense over the past month or so. The Titans are a bad secondary, and Pittman has moved around more than enough to get plenty of looks vs. a bad pass defense.