There are a handful of Team Specials props available for bettors at DraftKings Sportsbook; they range from being an entertaining option for recreational bettors to potential parlay options with longer odds for correlated outcomes.
Here’s a trip around the league with analysis of an intriguing prop for every NFL team.
Best NFL Team Props for All 32 Teams
James Conner and Zach Ertz Over 17.5 Combined Regular Season Touchdowns (+330)
Considering Conner and Ertz combined for 23 touchdowns last season, this total appears short at first glance. After all, No. 1 wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is set to miss the first six regular-season games, and first-year Cardinal wideout Marquise Brown has only found the end zone 21 times through his first three seasons.
With Hopkins out of the picture to start the year, Ertz and Conner should see ample red-zone usage early in the season, and Arizona has shootouts lined up against the Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles the first five weeks.
For reference, the Week 1 matchup between the Chiefs and Cardinals has the highest Over/Under Total (53.5) on the docket.
As a result, there’s leeway for negative regression on Conner’s 18 scores last year, as long as Ertz sees a slight uptick to his 15 red-zone targets across 11 games with Arizona in 2021.
Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Pitts Over 11.5 Combined TDs During Regular Season (+100)
While Patterson scoring 11 times again in 2022 might be a stretch, it’s just as unlikely Pitts only finds pay dirt once again this season, as his touchdown total at DraftKings is 4.5.
Patterson received the veteran treatment and didn’t have a touch during the preseason, and Atlanta is expected to make Pitts more of a focal point in the red zone this year.
The gifted tight end only garnered 15 red-zone targets as a rookie, which is comically low given he’s one of the biggest matchup nightmares in the league for opposing defenses. Patterson is no slouch in that department, either.
With Atlanta also sporting the second-longest odds (+20000) in the NFL to win Super Bowl LVII, the Falcons project to be playing from behind often and needing to air it out. That reality should only help Pitts and Patterson take a legitimate run at finding the end zone at least 12 times this season.
Justin Tucker to Not Miss a Field Goal During the Regular Season (+2500)
A perfect wager for Scott Norwood and recreational bettors looking for a sweat. Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history (91.1 percent), and he only missed a single kick during his sterling 2016 campaign when he connected on all 10 of his 50-yard field goal attempts.
Tucker must attempt a field goal during the regular season for this prop to be eligible, and he could easily miss his first kick of the year and spoil all the fun.
However, consider these two potential scenarios:
–– The five-time All-Pro kicker connects on all three of his field-goal attempts in Week 1 against the New York Jets and then blows out his knee during practice the following Thursday. You can cash that ticket!
–– Or, imagine Tucker remaining perfect through 15 games, and the Ravens and Tucker morphing into must-watch television every time he takes the field through the final weeks of the season.
Bills to Win Every Home Game and Josh Allen to Lead NFL in Passing Yards (+5000)
There are a few moving parts here for both the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl and the MVP award.
Allen is tied for the sixth-shortest odds (+1200) to lead the NFL in passing yards, while Buffalo doesn’t have a daunting slate of home opponents lined up and is the favorite in all seven of its games at Highmark Stadium listed at DraftKings.
Sure, the Green Bay Packers in Week 8 will be anything but a cakewalk, but the contest does follow Buffalo’s Week 7 bye.
Buffalo also draws the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, which is opportune timing with Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson still suspended. Finally, prospective bettors will be hopeful the Bills still have something to play for when the Patriots head to Highmark in Week 18.
Returning to Allen, the Buffalo brass could dial back his rushing attempts after he racked up 333 over the past three years. If a chunk of those rushes turn into throws down the field, Allen’s chances of pacing the NFL in passing yards improve dramatically.
Christian McCaffrey to Lead NFL in Rushing Yards and Panthers to Make the Playoffs (+8000)
During his career-best showing in 2019, McCaffrey finished third in the NFL in rushing yards; he’s a healthy +3000 at the sportsbook to lead the league this year. For comparison, the Panthers are +350 to make the postseason at DraftKings.
A lot will need to go right for either to hit, let alone both.
Still, regardless of his critics, quarterback Baker Mayfield brings stability to the position for Carolina for the first time since Cam Newton was healthy behind center in 2018. Additionally, there’s a case the Panthers defense could take a step forward during coordinator Phil Snow’s second season with the unit.
This prop could become interesting if injuries begin piling up for the league’s top rushers and McCaffrey starts strong and remains healthy. Rushing yards is a compiler statistic, and it isn’t a long list of running backs projecting to receive significantly more carries than McCaffrey in 2022.
David Montgomery Over 900.5 Rushing Yards and Over 7.5 TDs During Regular Season (+290)
With Montgomery in the final year of his rookie contract, the Bears giving him all the touches and targets he can handle wouldn’t be surprising. Additionally, these totals fall directly in line with his three-year averages – 936 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns – since entering the league in 2019.
Montgomery playing 91 percent of snaps alongside starting quarterback Justin Fields during the first four drives of Chicago’s final preseason games suggests the fourth-year rusher could flirt with career-high usage in 2022.
Montgomery’s outlook improves with each step forward Fields takes, too.
Sophomore rusher Khalil Herbert is an excellent complement and averaged 4.2 yards per carry and graded 78.8 at PFF as a rookie, and both topped Montgomery’s 3.8 and 69.8 marks. Still, it’s clearly Montgomery’s backfield to start the campaign, and barring injury, he’s going to have every opportunity to post the best statistical season of his career.
Joe Burrow to Throw for at least 500 Yards in any Regular Season Game (+900)
The third-year quarterback is at the helm of one of the best offenses in the league, and he topped the 500-yard benchmark in Week 15 last season against the Baltimore Ravens. However, it was Burrow’s lone game with at least 500 passing yards through his 26 career games.
Still, Burrow has a high-end collection of wide receivers at his disposal in Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, and running back Joe Mixon is coming off a career-high 314 receiving yards last season.
The right game flow will be critical for this prop, as Burrow will need to air it out enough to approach the yardage total – and the Bengals have a couple sweet spots on the docket projecting as shootouts.
Cincinnati visits the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15, whereas home games against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13 and the Buffalo Bills in Week 17 also fit the script.
Amari Cooper Over 7.5 Receiving TDs and Nick Chubb Over 1249.5 Rushing Yards during Regular Season (+275)
Handicapping the Browns has been a daunting process, with a lot of their betting markets off the board throughout the offseason. However, now that quarterback Deshaun Watson is out for the first 11 games of the year, it’s easier to home in on the offense’s potential with journeyman backup Jacoby Brissett set to start the season behind center.
Simply put, it’s an underwhelming outlook after Brissett threw for a league-low 5.7 yards per attempt across 11 appearances and five starts for the Miami Dolphins last year. The recipe for success is simple for Cleveland, though. Lean on a solid defense and the running game.
As a result, barring injury, Chubb will definitely take a healthy run at the yardage total in this prop after rumbling for 1,546 yards per 17 games over the past three years.
Where it could become a real sweat is with Cooper. The wide receiver has 46 touchdowns through seven seasons, so DraftKings is likely expecting a late-season surge for the clear No. 1 target in the Cleveland passing attack once Watson returns to action in Week 13.