New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team Player Props: Back These 3 Anytime TD Scorers
There are few bets in football that give you unlimited entertainment value. Betting on the game is the most straightforward option, but you can often see the writing on the wall early on when it comes to whether or not your bet will hit. But, one of my favorite player props to bet on is the anytime TD scorer market.
Betting on anytime TD scorers gives you hope to hit your bet up until the very final whistle. If your team is losing, you never know if your player will score a garbage-time TD to cash your bet. And, these picks often come with massive odds that make winning even that much sweeter.
Week 2’s Thursday Night Football matchup is going to be particularly tough, especially because the first team to two TDs may win the game. But, there is good value in the anytime TD player prop market and I have a few picks that I’ll be tailing.
New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team Player Prop Picks – Anytime TD
Logan Thomas @ +210
I like all of these plays here. But, if I was going to back just one of them, then Logan Thomas would be the spot I’d pick. For starters, Washington starting QB Taylor Heinicke has exactly one TD pass this season and it was caught by Logan Thomas. That doesn’t guarantee another on Thursday night, but it’s a good place to start.
Heinicke is the reason I love Thomas this Thursday. Last year, when Heinicke started against Tampa in the opening round of the playoffs, Thomas didn’t get in the end zone but he was targeted nine times and caught five passes for 74 yards.
Taylor Heinicke is not a confident downfield passer with a big arm. But, he limits mistakes and knows his strengths. Expect him to lean on the big tight end on Thursday Night Football and find him in the red zone a bunch.
Darius Slayton @ +450
Darius Slayton is probably the third best wide receiver on this roster, but that doesn’t mean he can’t find the end zone on Thursday night. I like this play for two reasons. First and foremost, the price. At +450, Darius Slayton has great value. He will be on the field a ton on Thursday night and has proven to be one of Daniel Jones’ favorite targets.
A look at the box score shows he had just three catches in Week 1, but Jones looked Slayton’s way a ton against the Broncos. Slayton finished with seven targets, the second most on the team, and caught a team-long 42-yarder.
This Washington defense is really, really good. Daniel Jones will be under pressure a lot and they’re going to do a good job of locking down Sterling Shepard and Kenny Golladay. Slayton, at his +450 price, is a good value play for a guy that Jones likes to throw to.
Antonio Gibson @ -105
Listen, I hated writing Gibson’s name just as much as you hated reading it here. But, if the goal is to make money then Gibson has to be backed as an anytime TD scorer, even at his atrocious -105 odds.
Washington has proven, time and time again, that they expect Gibson to be a workhorse and carry a big load. He carried the ball 20 times last week and no other player on the team had more than two rushing attempts (other than Heinicke, who had 3). Gibson was also targeted five times in the passing game, the most of any player, including Thomas and McLaurin.
This is a numbers game. Antonio Gibson could get 30 looks on Thursday Night Football. Does -105 suck? You bet. But this New York rush defense also sucks and Washington will want to limit Heinicke’s attempts. Pay the price for Gibson.