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We are betting on a big day for Shedeur Sanders in our top player props for Week 3.
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes looks downfield in the fourth quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images via AFP.

All eyes will be on Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders on Saturday as he headlines one of our top player props for Week 3, based on the best NCAAF odds. Sanders is attracting significant attention, and he aims to strengthen his case for Heisman Trophy consideration with another outstanding performance.

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders may be in his first season as a Power Five starter, but he's a major reason why a team that only won one game in the 2022 season is off to a 2-0 start and hosting ESPN's College GameDay during Week 3.

This Week 3 rivalry matchup against Colorado State is drawing way more attention than anyone could have anticipated a month ago, we're betting on Sanders having another monster game this Saturday.

To go along with our best Colorado State vs. Colorado predictions and college football best bets for Week 3, here are our best Shedeur Sanders prop predictions for the Colorado State-Colorado Week 3 matchup (odds via our best college football betting sites; Pick confidence is based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Shedeur Sanders college football prop predictions for Week 3

  • Shedeur Sanders Over 3.5 passing touchdowns vs. Colorado State (+150 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Shedeur Sanders player props

Over 3.5 passing touchdowns (+150 via bet365⭐⭐⭐⭐

There seems to be this belief that Colorado is going to pour it on in Week 3, especially after Colorado State head coach Jay Norvell took a shot at Deion Sanders in his interview with ESPN for College GameDay. The market has moved the Buffaloes to 24-point favorites, while the total has climbed above 60.

Rather than chase any late steam on the main markets, we prefer betting on a route through the prop markets. Specifically, I'm targeting the Over on 3.5 touchdown passes for Shedeur Sanders, who's the son of the Colorado coach.

This is the highest passing touchdown prop on the board in Week 3, but there's good reason for that status. Sanders has thrown six touchdown passes and no interceptions through two weeks. The Buffs even appeared motivated to make sure Sanders produced gaudy numbers when they kept keeping him in the game against Nebraska longer than needed.

Sanders tossed four touchdown passes against TCU during a 45-42 win in Week 1, so we know he's capable of hitting this number. Colorado State hasn't played since the opening weekend, but the team's passing defense is a concern after the Rams surrendered 451 yards and three scores to Washington State's Cameron Ward.

Colorado has struggled to run the ball through two weeks, but the squad has achieved a 58% success rate on passing downs, according to And Sanders currently ranks fourth in overall offensive grade among quarterbacks in the country, according to Pro Football Focus.

As mentioned in our top Colorado State-Colorado prediction as part of our college football Week 3 predictions, we expect the Buffaloes to do plenty of damage through the air in this rivalry matchup. This prop might seem high, but the +150 price is actually favorable when you compare the odds at most of our other best sports betting apps.

Shedeur Sanders prop picks made 9/14/2023 at 3:35 p.m. ET.

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