NFL Player Props Week 2: Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets for Early Games
NFL Player Props Week 2: Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets for Early Games
We kicked off Week 2 of the NFL season with a bang on Thursday Night Football! We cashed three of our four picks including one coming in at +550 (Jerick McKinnon). Let's ride that momentum into Sunday's slate of games. This week I'm releasing my picks in two articles for the main Sunday games. There will be an article for the 1:00 pm ET slate of games (this one you're currently reading) and there is another article for the best anytime touchdown bets for the 4:00 pm ET slate of games.
You can see the Anytime TD Picks for the 4:00 pm games by Clicking Here
If you are new here and didn't see my article for Thursday's Chiefs vs. Chargers game you'll need to know that I will always play this game smart. We're not going to shoot blindly and throw noodles at the wall to see if they stick just because a player's odds are long. The research I've done will always back up the reasoning behind my anytime touchdown scorer picks.
I've narrowed down the best options for anytime touchdown scorers for you here during Week 2. Let's get to the best anytime touchdown picks for the 1:00 pm slate in Week 2! Best of luck if you tail!
Even better than my picks is the OddscheckerUS website compares odds from every sportsbook for every NFL game. This includes odds for anytime touchdown scorers and we find where you can get the best price for your bet.
Best Week 2 Anytime TD Bets
Curtis Samuel (+230) (Bet $100 to Win $230)
The Lions defense just allowed 455 yards of total offense to the Eagles. In the 1:00 pm window, this game has the highest projected total. It also should have the fastest pace meaning more plays and scoring opportunities. Samuel led Washington with 11 targets and added four rushes and a touchdown in Week 1. Samuel is a swiss army knife type of player and I think he's primed for a career year if he can finally stay on the field. The Lions are favored in this game. It's the first time in 24 straight games that Detroit will be favored. I trust this Lions offense to keep up with Washington and force the Commanders to throw.
Logan Thomas (+260) (Bet $100 to Win $260)
Logan Thomas looks fully recovered from an ACL injury suffered last December. He finished third on Washington in targets with 6 in Week 1. The Lions allowed the second-most yards per pass in 2021 and got lit up by the Eagles last week. Detroit allowed the second most yards and fifth most receptions to tight ends last year and Thomas is set up for success in Week 2. Thomas played 42 snaps and proved he was back to full strength. I just mentioned how poor the Lions defense was in Week 1. I'm comfortable backing Thomas at this price as well. I know the Lions defense allowed three different Eagles running backs to score in Week 1 and the Eagles rushed for 6.5 yards per carry, so there is concern Antonio Gibson dominates this game but I think the Lions offense keeps up with Washington at home in a game they are favored in, forcing Washington to throw.
Parris Campbell (+260) (Bet $100 to Win $260)
He didn't do much in Week 1 but I believe in talent - plus opportunity - equals production. He played 71 snaps trailing only Michael Pittman in Week 1. Carson Wentz just went bonkers against this Jaguars secondary throwing for 313 yards and 4 touchdowns! All 4 touchdowns were to wide receivers. Wentz's replacement in Indy, Matt Ryan, is just as capable of torching this Jacksonville secondary. The Jaguars allowed a league-high 71.9% completion percentage of passes to wide receivers in 2021, and after one week, they appear to have not improved. With top wide receiver Michael Pittman ruled out and rookie Alec Pierce out due to a concussion, this should lead to added looks for the former second-rounder Campbell.
Evan Engram (+350) (Bet $100 to Win $350)
Staying in this game in Jacksonville, the Colts defense allowed the second-highest red zone completion percentage last season. They also rank in the bottom 10 in blitz and pressure rate. Trevor Lawrence should have time in the pocket and produce points for the Jaguars offense in Week 2. Although Chrisitan Kirk led the way for the Jaguars in targets and red zone looks in Week 1, I'm looking for Even Engram to have a productive day for his new team. Kirk has a tough matchup in the slot against Kenny Moore and the Colts boast Stephon Gillmore on the outside. Meanwhile, the Colts defense is notoriously soft versus tight ends. We just saw OJ Howard score twice against them in Week 1 after being cut by the Bills just before the season started. Passes should funnel Engram's way in a matchup that should produce points I like Engram's chances.
Kareem Hunt (+165) (Bet $100 to Win $165)
We may need to thank the person at FanDuel that's posted this price. Hunt scored twice in the Browns opener and scored the only receiving touchdown in the red zone for the Browns. He also led the way for the Browns with 5 touches in the red zone, compared to Chubbs 2. The Jets allowed touchdowns on a league-high 5.3% of carries in 2021. The Jets allowed an absurd 23 rushing touchdowns to running backs last season, four more than the next worse team in the entire NFL. With teammate Nick Chubb priced as low as -165 at some sportsbooks, this is an extremely good number to back Hunt. Surprisingly, Hunt out-snapped Chubb in Week 1 but there should be plenty of opportunities for both backs in Week 2.
Mark Andrews (+150) (Bet $100 to Win $150)
Mark Andrews at +150? Sign me up! It's no secret the Dolphins have been extremely tough versus wide receivers. So with Rashod Bateman expected to have a difficult day, Lamar will turn to his top target even more often on Sunday. Miami runs a heavy Cover-3 defense, meaning the deep crossing routes Andrews typically runs will be deeper and exploitable. The Dolphins run defense is legit and Lamar will be forced to throw in this one. In 2021, Miami allowed the fifth-highest completion percentage when tight ends were targeted. Andrews played the most snaps for the Ravens offense of anyone not named Lamar and led the Ravens in Week 1 with seven targets. In two career games against the Dolphins, Andrews has scored in both. My only concern here is if the Miami defense has truly figured out Lamar Jackson as they blitz at the highest rate in the NFL since the beginning of last year and he struggles mightily against the blitz. Otherwise, Andrews would be locked in as a banker for us in Week 2.
Week 2 Anytime TD Picks
- Curtis Samuel (+230) (Bet $100 to Win $230)
- Logan Thomas (+260) (Bet $100 to Win $260)
- Parris Campbell (+260) (Bet $100 to Win $260)
- Evan Engram (+350) (Bet $100 to Win $350)
- Kareem Hunt (+165) (Bet $100 to Win $165)
- Mark Andrews (+150) (Bet $100 to Win $150)
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.