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NFL analyst Tom Viera is here with a parlay across the 1:00 p.m. ET games. Find out how to win big halfway through Sunday's NFL action.

NFL Picks and Parlays: Top Week 8 Parlay Picks for Early Sunday Games

Week 7 we weren't so fortunate with our parlay for the 1 PM games. Davante Adams came through for us but Calvin Ridley despite 10 targets didn't come close to topping over 73 receiving yards, and Darrell Williams was a victim of the debacle that was the Kansas City Chiefs. Well, the good news about parlays is that despite our loss last week we're still sailing off the high we got from our Week 6 parlay hitting at +1123 odds. For Week 8, we have fewer byes to deal with so we have more games and opportunities for plays to sift through. Let's try to cash another big one here! This time it should come in around +1900 if you grab the best prices. Best of luck if you tail!

Darrell Henderson Jr. To Score Anytime (-105)

Our first play is a guy who really didn't excel in a plus matchup last week against the Lions but I think we can trust him here to get back on track. He has scored in 4 out of 6 games. He now faces the Texans who are allowing the second-most rush yards per game to running backs and second-highest yards per carry to running backs. They have been dominated by opposing teams starting running backs. Expect Henderson to cash this one in the first half.

Chase Claypool Over 50.5 Receiving Yards (-125)

Yes, Claypool has Ben Roethlisberger throwing him the ball, but he is competing less for looks with Juju out for the season now. In Week 3 with Diontae Johnson out of the lineup, he went for 96 yards on 5 catches, and in Week 5 with Juju out he went for 130 yards on 5 catches. So throw away the game against Seattle before the bye and Claypool should have the volume to eclipse this number, which he has done in 3 out of 5 games. The Browns have allowed the 7th most yards to wide receivers so I like Claypool to have a bounce-back here.

Jonathan Taylor to Score Anytime (-125)

Most elite running backs are priced at least (-150) or lower but the disrespect for Taylor is something we will capitalize on. No other running back has more rushing attempts inside the 5-yard line. He has 14 so far and the next closest players are at 9 attempts. He has scored in four straight weeks and is finally getting the usage of a true bell cow. In Week 3 when he faced the Titans he failed to score but he was vultured by teammate Nyheim Hines. On paper, Tennessee has defended well against running backs but that's because they've faced the fourth-least rushing attempts. They have allowed the 8th most yards per carry (4.5). The Colts are favored in this one and Taylor will be a bell cow once again and make it five weeks in a row with a score.

Stefon Diggs Longest Reception Over 25.5 Yards (-114)

The Bills are getting ready for another romping this week as they take on Miami. They are ticked off and coming off a bye so I don't see them letting off the gas. Miami has allowed the most 20 -plus yard receptions in the NFL with 37. Diggs has topped this number three times this season. Four weeks in a row the Dolphins have allowed at least two players to top this number every game. I'm expecting Diggs to have a solid Week 8.

Bengals -9 (-133)

The Bengals are red hot right now and are taking on the Jets that just gave up 54 points to the Patriots. News flash the Bengals offense is much better than the Patriots. Some people believe this could be a letdown spot for the Bengals coming off a huge win in Baltimore but the Jets are once again a bottom-of-the-barrel team. Zach Wilson is out and Mike White is getting the start at quarterback. In the worst-case scenario, this is a push but the Bengals and Joe Burrow should coast here and win by double-digits.

Top Week 8 Parlay Picks for Early Sunday Games

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  • Darrell Henderson To Score (-105)
  • Chase Claypool Over 50.5 Receiving Yards (-125)
  • Jonathan Taylor to Score (-125)
  • Stefon Diggs Longest Reception Over 25.5 Yards (-114)
  • Bengals -9 (-133)

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Tom Viera is an experienced betting and fantasy sports writer. Tom brings a vast knowledge of all things NFL, NBA, MLB and soccer to the OddsChecker stable of handicappers.


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