Three NFL Player Props For Sunday Night Football Week 7

Indianapolis Colts running back #28 Jonathan Taylor looks from the sideline in a 2021 game.
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It’s been two weeks since we’ve seen the 49ers, as they were one of the first bye week teams this season. On the other hand, the Colts are coming off their best performance as a team since they were joined by Carson Wentz this offseason. That is the matchup for this week’s top NFL player props for Sunday Night Football.

Let’s go ahead and dive into three betting opportunities for this game.

Carson Wentz – Under 258.5 Passing Yards

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Wentz has been playing quite well this season, and it does seem like the Colts made the right move in making him a reclamation project. But unless you are Patrick Mahomes or Dak Prescott or Tom Brady, the conditions have to be right to have a big yardage night. Those conditions don’t exist this Sunday.

He’s only gone over 258 yards passing once this season, and even though he’s topped a quarterback rating of 115 in each of the last three weeks, only in the overtime game against Baltimore did he even break 228 yards.

This will be a slower-paced game and against a defense that simply hasn’t gotten beaten much through the air. Russell Wilson threw for 149 yards and Kyler Murray just 239 over the last two weeks. Even with a good game from Wentz, take the under as one of the better NFL player props from this game.

Deebo Samuel – Over 74.5 Receiving Yards

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Five different receivers that have gone against the Colts have crossed the 75-yard barrier, including Brandin Cooks, Marquise Brown, DeVante Parker, Cooper Kupp, and Tyler Lockett.

Deebo Samuel has emerged as a name that belongs with that group, and his production this week will match it. It doesn’t hurt that in three of his five games this year, he didn’t just get above 75 yards; he blew it out. He had 189 yards at Detroit, 93 in Philadelphia, and 156 at home against the Seahawks.

It’s also important to note that his big games early came with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, while his second-half explosion against the Seahawks – 4 rec, 107 yds – came with Trey Lance at quarterback.

So don’t be concerned by the uncertainty at quarterback. Samuel is being treated as a number one target by both of San Francisco’s quarterbacks.

Jonathan Taylor – Over 103.5 Total Yards

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Jonathan Taylor can run inside for tough yards, he has great breakaway ability, and he’s a great receiving weapon out of the backfield. His 80.5-yard rushing line is a close call. The 49ers have only allowed one running back to rush for more than 80 yards – Aaron Jones in Week 3.

San Francisco has been susceptible, however, to the all-purpose back. Jamaal Williams, D’Andre Swift, and Alex Collins have all had big receiving days to go along with their rushing totals.

That is Taylor’s specialty. He has gone over in total yards in four of his six games this season, with 111 yards against Seattle, 114 at Miami, 169 at Baltimore, and 158 against the Texans.

Here he needs just 104 yards for the over to hit, and he gets it.