NFL Player Props: Best Running Back Props For Week 8

Pittsburgh Steelers running back #22 Najee Harris carries the ball in a 2021 home game.
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There is a real good chance no one took advantage of D’Ernest Johnson’s 146 yards in Week 7. And the Patriots Damien Harris was a surprise going over 100 yards. So you aren’t surprised by this week’s rushing performances, here are the best NFL Player Props when it comes to running backs in Week 8.

Derrick Henry – Over 106.5 Rushing Yards


The one thing we know for certain is that the Titans are going to feed Derrick Henry the ball regardless. He’s having a big day, and he’s having a bad day; the game is close, the game is a blowout – Henry is going to get his touches.

He finished with 86 yards last week but carried the ball 29 times. And when he faced the Colts in Week 4, he carried the ball 28 times for 113 yards.

Before last week’s 86-yard performance, he rushed for at least 113 yards in six straight weeks. Yes, Indianapolis has been decent against the run. But Henry is a beast who is going to carry the ball between 25-30 times. He easily goes over 106.5.

Darrell Henderson – Under 83.5 Rushing Yards

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This may seem a little strange since the Rams are playing the Texans. They should be up big early and are probably going to run the ball more than usual.

All of that is true. But what is also true is that the Texans are an equal opportunity defense. The Rams will run the ball more than usual, but they will use several different backs.

Last week Cardinals running backs went for 159 yards, but Chase Edmonds only had 81. Bills running backs had 142 yards, but Devin Singletary led the team with 79. Patriots’ RBs rushed for 105, but only 58 came from Damien Harris.

Darrell Henderson hasn’t broken 83 yards in three straight weeks, and he won’t do it in this game either.

Najee Harris – Over 67.5 Rushing Yards

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The Steelers seem to have unlocked their formula for winning: less Ben Roethlisberger and more Najee Harris.

The rookie running back out of Alabama has rushed for 122 yards and 81 yards in his last two games – both Pittsburgh wins – and he is certain to get plenty of touches in his first Steelers-Browns rivalry game.

Cleveland is the most injured team in the NFL and is missing several key pieces on defense. James Conner went for 71 against them two weeks ago, and Harris will get at least that many yards on Sunday.

James Robinson – Over 75.5 Rushing Yards

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Najee Harris, 81 yards. Darrell Henderson, 82 yards. Trey Sermon, 89 yards. Alexander Mattison 112 yards. Derrick Henry, 182 yards.

Seattle is not good at stopping the run, period, and James Robinson has gone over 78 yards in three of his last four games. In the one game in which he failed, he still had 73.

All eyes will be on Trevor Lawrence against the Seattle secondary, but there is money to be made by taking Robinson and the over.