It’s Week 3! With a ton of valuable props still available from bet365 sportsbook, I have chosen my two favorite player prop picks to add to your NFL Picks this Sunday.
Nick Foles O/U 247.5 passing yards
This one is almost a no brainer. With the Rams playing back at home in the dome, Nick Foles should bounce back from what was a pretty bad showing last week in Week 2. However, at only 247.5 passing yards, this one is a steal of value for the over. Foles will have Todd Gurley back this week, which along with Tre Mason should alleviate some of the pressure he was getting in the back half of defenses.
On top of that, the Rams are playing the Steelers, one of the softest defenses in the NFL right now. Foles should be good enough at home to find the holes and exploit them, especially if the Steelers get an early lead, forcing him to throw the ball more. He could have 250 pass yards by the end of the third quarter, making the over here one of my favorite NFL picks for Sunday's player prop bets.
Through two games the Steelers have given up over 600 yards of passing offense, and even though one of those were against Tom Brady and the Patriots, I feel confident in Foles today. Last week Colin Kaepernick threw for 335 passing yards, and if this game is anything similar, look for Foles to easily go above 247.5.
My NFL Pick: OVER 247.5 pass yards (-125).
Stevie Johnson O/U 57.5 Receiving Yards
Stevie Johnson’s signing with the Chargers was one of the underrated signings of the offseason apparently, because Johnson and Phillip Rivers have clicked together almost immediately. Johnson has been one of Rivers’ main targets in the slot, and with a lot of pressure seemingly coming to Keenan Allen’s way in this game today, look for Johnson to have a big game. His receiving yards total from Bet365 is only 57.5 yards, and with one of San Diego’s pass catchers out for this one, Johnson will once again see double-digit targets.
A late announcement on Sunday morning has Ladarius Green, the fill-in tight end for the Chargers out for this one. That means Johnson will soak up a lot of those targets. Green suffered his second concussion in about two weeks in Week 2, and with Malcolm Floyd as the Chargers only other real threat at receiver, it would not surprise me at all if Johnson had seven or eight catches for 60 yards or more in this one. They are going to need it against the Lions, who will likely be passing the ball a lot as well. However, the Lions also have a pretty weak secondary, so take the over here with confidence.
My NFL Pick: OVER 57.5 receiving yards (-110)