Week 7 NFL Player Prop Picks: The Three Best Bets of the Week

Click here to see player prop expert John Hyslop's three best bets to make throughout Week 7 of the NFL, all at plus money odds.
John Hyslop
Fri, October 22, 12:51 PM EDT

Week 7 NFL Player Prop Picks: The Three Best Bets of the Week

All bettors need at least three-plus money NFL player props every Sunday. If it's not in the gambling constitution, it should be. We need these things. Do yourself a favor. Take all three of these NFL player props for this Sunday. If they don't increase the level of fun you have watching the games by at least 35%; then I will give you three more next weekend. That feels like the deal of a lifetime from where I'm sitting.

Rashod Bateman over 3.5 receptions (+120) - Line available at FanDuel

Ravens vs. Bengals Odds

This one is hanging proudly at FanDuel as we speak. I'd be willing to bet DraftKings and BetMGM will be along soon, but for now, FanDuel is king on the Bateman move. It is a sweet, sweet number at a sweet, sweet price. I'm proud to have it on my card for Sunday.

Rashod Bateman was the talk of the Baltimore Ravens' camp this summer. He was catching everything and running by people left and right. Then, he got hurt. Well, he's back now, and if we want to use a one-week sample size (we do), he's good. And he'll even have a bigger opportunity Sunday.

Bateman only caught four passes in his debut but let's give him a break. The Ravens demolished the Los Angeles Chargers 34-6. The game script was not ideal for wide receiver production. However, the kid was still targeted six times and had an ADOT under seven yards. He should easily catch at least four balls this week in a friendlier game script against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jamison Crowder over 4.5 receptions (+110) - Line available at DraftKings

Patriots vs. Jets Odds

DraftKings is the spot for this one. FanDuel is generally late to the party on these, so you can wait until Saturday to check there. BetMGM has the same exact number as DraftKings for this one, so there's always that option. I went to DK here because it's the easiest for me.

Here's the thing about Jamison Crowder, since returning from injury, he has been the most targeted Jets' receiver. That's a scientific fact. He's been targeted 15 times, while Corey Davis has only seen 14 balls come his way. What's more impressive is the fact that Crowder is only on the field about 60% of the time.

When we are considering a "counting" stat like this, we want a guy with a pretty low ADOT. It just makes sense. We can rack up cheap receptions, and we only have to get to five here. Being that Crowder's ADOT is less than five yards, it should come pretty easily in a game where the Jets should be chasing points.

Cole Kmet over 3.5 receptions (+135) - Line available at BetMGM

Buccaneers vs. Bears Odds

I went with BetMGM here as they have the best price. Price is king, and even though DraftKings is hanging a very reasonable 3.5 for +120, BetMGM is better. We'll have to wait and see where FanDuel comes in, but I can't imagine it's better than this one.

Cole Kmet has definitely underwhelmed so far this season, but it's not totally his fault. He is dealing with a rookie quarterback now, and for the games he wasn't, he was dealing with Andy Dalton. That's not easy. Still, he has managed at least four receptions in two of his five games played, so this isn't crazy.

He benefits from a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are the definition of a pass funnel. No team in the NFL has allowed fewer rushing yards to running backs, so the Bears will need production from other areas. The obvious candidate is Kmet since only two teams have allowed more receptions to opposing tight ends. This is a sneaky bet.

John Hyslop
@sloprules
John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.
Nov 2021
Record
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5
Losses
2
Push
0
ROI
50.53%
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