- Odds are available for individual stat leaders for the first round of the playoffs, like Josh Allen to have the most passing yards at +175 betting odds.
- Other odds include Stefon Diggs to lead all receivers (+250), and Derrick Henry to lead all rushers (-175) on Wild Card Weekend.
LAS VEGAS - The NFL’s Wild Card weekend is here and that means it is time for one of the most exciting slate of games on the entire NFL schedule.
This year, six games will be played over Saturday and Sunday to decide the final eight teams that advance to the divisional round.
Matchups like the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers have bettors eyeing the best possible wager lines ahead of the weekend.
This time of the year, all of the major online sportsbooks are offering hundreds of unique and profitable prop bets. One of the biggest platforms in Bovada is offering a prop bet that asks which player will lead the weekend in major statistical categories.
Looking at the odds for each category presents some valuable betting opportunities for NFL fans.
Wild Card Weekend - Most Passing Yards
- Josh Allen (BUF) +175
- Tom Brady (TB) +200
- Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) +600
- Russell Wilson (SEA) +700
- Philip Rivers (IND) +1200
- Ryan Tannehill (TEN) +1200
- Drew Brees (NO) +1200
- Lamar Jackson (BAL) +2000
- Mitchell Trubisky (CHI) +2000
- Baker Mayfield (CLE) +2000
- Alex Smith (WAS) +2500
- John Wolford (LAR) +3000
Looking at the list of quarterbacks in the first round of the playoffs, there is still plenty of value at the top of the board.
While both Buffalo and Tampa Bay face top 10 defenses in Indianapolis and Washington respectfully, that hasn’t been a problem for either Josh Allen (+175) or Tom Brady (+200) so far this season.
Against the No. 1 ranked defense of the Los Angeles Rams earlier this year, Allen had one of his best games of the season throwing for 311 yards and four touchdowns. In the first round, Allen will be up against the No. 8 overall defense of the Indianapolis Colts.
Similarly, Tom Brady of the Bucs has done well against talented defensive units in 2020 on his quest to return to the Super Bowl. Against the No. 10 overall defense of the Los Angeles Chargers, Brady went for 369 and five touchdowns.
The Washington Football Team is currently the No. 2 overall defense in terms of yards allowed.
Outside of the two top contenders, sleepers like Drew Brees (+1200) against the Chicago Bears and Phillip Rivers (+1200) against the Tennessee Titans have good value.
Wild Card Weekend - Most Receiving Yards
- Stefon Diggs (BUF) +250
- A.J. Brown (TEN) +600
- DK Metcalf (SEA) +700
- Allen Robinson (CHI) +1000
- Michael Thomas (NO) +1200
- Terry McLaurin (WAS) +1500
- Tyler Lockett (SEA) +1500
- Mike Evans (TB) +1500
- Chris Godwin (TB) +1500
- Antonio Brown (TB) +1500
- Diontae Johnson (PIT) +1500
- JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) +1700
- Emmanuel Sanders (NO) +1700
- T.Y. Hilton (IND) +1800
- Cooper Kupp (LAR) +2000
- Robert Woods (LAR) +2000
- Chase Claypool (PIT) +2000
- Cole Beasley (BUF) +2500
- Jarvis Landry (CLE) +3000
- Marquise Brown (BAL) +3000
Over to the receiving category where there are many more options to work with, with a much greater pool of possible winners.
Coming in as the favorite is Bills’ receiver Stefon Diggs at +250, who should be the first option considered regardless of his position on the board.
Getting positive money for a guy like Diggs is worth the price considering the level of performance he has been producing through his connection with Josh Allen. Diggs leads the NFL in catches (127) and receiving yards (1,535) and has found the endzone eight times this season.
Even in a down day against the Miami Dolphins, Diggs still had seven catches for 76 yards. The guy is a magnet for the football and is peaking at the right time heading into the playoffs.
Outside of Diggs, there is some value on Seattle’s DK Metcalf (+700), but a huge opportunity for Bucs’ receiver Chris Godwin (+1500).
Godwin could be poised for a huge day following a concerning injury to Mike Evans. In the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Evans went down with a knee issue right after eclipsing the 1000-yard mark for the season. Coach Bruce Arians has him listed as day-to-day, but an absence could mean a big day for Godwin.
Wild Card Weekend - Most Rushing Yards
- Derrick Henry (TEN) -175
- Jonathan Taylor (IND) +325
- Nick Chubb (CLE) +950
- David Montgomery (CHI) +1100
- J.K. Dobbins (BAL) +1200
- Lamar Jackson (BAL) +1700
- Alvin Kamara (NO) +2000
- Cam Akers (LAR) +2000
- Ronald Jones II (TB) +2500
- Antonio Gibson (WAS) +2500
- Kareem Hunt (CLE) +2500
- Chris Carson (SEA) +3000
- Zack Moss (BUF) +3000
- James Conner (PIT) +4000
- Devin Singletary (BUF) +4000
Over to the running backs where it appears to be Derrick Henry versus the field. This is for good reason, as El Tractorcito just went off for 250 yards against the Houston Texans and passed the 2,000 yards rushing mark for the season.
While Henry could be the obvious choice here, NFL prop bettors can take a shot on someone like Jonathan Taylor at +325. Taylor finished third in rushing this season and just ripped apart the Jaguars for 253 of his own yards on Sunday.
Other options include a sneaky Lamar Jackson pick at +1700, as well as Alvin Kamara at +2000. Of course, both pose big downsides, as Jackson tends to be hit or miss with the run game, and Kamara likes to get his work through the passing game.
Jimmy Reinman honed his skills across various mediums including print, radio, and broadcast before bringing his arsenal of knowledge to the team here at USAOnlineSportsbooks in 2020. When he’s not writing, you can find him in a state of focused stress on any College Football Saturday, or maniacally constructing NBA parlays on a cool spring evening.