NFL Week 5 Picks: Top Quarterback Anytime TD Scorer Bets

Taking a look at four potential anytime TD scorers at the quarterback position for Week 5 of the NFL season.
Matt O'Leary
Sun, October 10, 5:23 AM EDT

NFL Week 5 Picks: Top Quarterback Anytime TD Scorer Bets

The NFL is now littered with quarterbacks who put up a ton of points each week. It’s truly remarkable the era we’re living in when you consider the high-powered offenses and the quarterback play that we see each week in the NFL.

Now more than ever is the era of the dual-threat quarterback. It’s necessary to have mobility, but it doesn’t have to be Lamar Jackson’s level of rushing ability. You just have to be able to escape the rush and make some plays with your feet.

For example, Sam Darnold with five rushing touchdowns. Who could’ve seen that one coming based on his time with the Jets? We’re not going to include him in our anytime TD scorers this week but here are four other quarterbacks who can find themselves in the endzone.

Josh Allen +130

Surprisingly, Josh Allen has only found the endzone on the ground once this year. In his first three years in the NFL, he averaged 8.3 rushing touchdowns a season. In order for him to get back on his normal pace, eventually, he’s going to have to start to find the endzone more frequently.

Luckily for Allen, he plays the Kansas City Chiefs this week. They’ve allowed the second-most rushing yards and have allowed eight rushing touchdowns on the year already. I like Allen’s chances to put up points this week.

Ryan Tannehill +290

Ryan Tannehill is another one who normally is better with his legs than what he’s shown so far this year. He has just one touchdown in four games after seven last year and four the year before that. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who the Titans are playing, have given up six rushing touchdowns already this season.

Sure, Derrick Henry is obviously the biggest threat to run the ball in the red zone but you can’t forget about Tannehill with it in his hands either. Plus, at +290 the value was too good for me to pass up.

Justin Fields +200

Justin Fields was named the starter this week after a solid performance against Detroit last week. Surprisingly, through his first few games in the NFL, he hasn’t put up too much on the ground. He has one rushing touchdown but just 55 yards to go with that.

Eventually, that number is going to begin to rise as a 3.2 yards per attempt for a dual-threat player like him just sounds unsustainable. Despite the Raiders being 3-1, their run defense has left a lot to be desired. They rank 23rd in yards against and have already let in six touchdowns on the ground this year.

Jalen Hurts +200

What’s with all these running quarterbacks who only have one touchdown on the ground? You can say the same thing about Jalen Hurts who hasn’t scored with his legs since Week 2 of the season against the 49ers. Last year, in his four starts he had three rushing touchdowns to his name.

That just can’t continue, he’s another one who has to get into the endzone sooner rather than later. He’ll have to do it against the third overall defense though, which is a tough task. To the Eagles’ credit though, they’re second in the NFL with seven rushing touchdowns.

Top Quarterback Anytime TD Scorer Bets

Josh Allen +130

Ryan Tannehill +290

Justin Fields +200

Jalen Hurts +200

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Matt O'Leary
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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.
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