Best Prop Bets TNF week 2 2021

By Drew Phelps
Drew Phelps

As a lifelong lover of Fantasy Football, I didn't think I could fall in love again but I have. Prop betting has become a way of life for me over the last two years. I feel like my expertise in Fantasy Football has led me to terrific success in the prop bet market. I'm pumped for this opportunity from Emil Kadlac, Bob Harris and the whole Football Diehards team to bring you my best bets for the NFL season. I'll be putting up a Thursday Night Football article, a Gameday Sunday article and a Monday Night Football article each week.

I will list a bet I like, give a reasoning for why I like it and give each bet a unit designation. You will see either a half, one, two or three unit listed next to each bet. A unit can be whatever amount of money you feel comfortable making on a bet anywhere from three dollars to a million, it is up to your own personal bankroll. I will be honest, I'm typically a 25 dollar per unit bettor, not a high roller by any means but if things go well this season that could definitely go up. I will also have full transparency in my articles, you'll see my weekly mark for the bets and my season long total as well. Let's hope we are all making money by the end of the season.

9/16/21 Thursday Night Football Props

New York Giants at Washington Football Team

I have a great feeling about this Thursday night football matchup between the New York Giants and Washington Football team. When I looked over the lines, there were a bunch that stood out to me right away. That's a tip you need to keep in mind, when you see a prop line that you like, jump on the bet right away because the odds and numbers move all the time. I personally think the Washington Football team defense which struggled in Week 1 against the Chargers, will have a huge bounce back against this Giants team. All of my bets will be based off of DraftKings current lines, but remember to shop around if you don't like the line. There are plenty of options out there. Let's get to the picks.

WFT - Taylor Heinicke ANYTIME SCORER +300 (1/2 Unit)
WFT - Taylor Heinicke OVER 21.5 Rushing Yards -110 (2 Unit)
I put these two bets together because I think they go hand in hand. The offensive line of Washington had a rough go of it in Week 1 as their starting quarterback was knocked out of the game. Heinicke has already proven himself to be mobile in his limited opportunities. He had 17 yards rushing playing in relief of Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Chargers. When he started against the Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers in the Wild Card round, he rushed six times for 46 yards and touchdown. I actually got this line at 18.5 earlier in the week but I still feel confident he sails over this on Thursday night.

WFT - Terry McLaurin OVER 23.5 Longest Reception -120 (1 Unit)
He was nonexistent in the first half against the Chargers but once Taylor Heinicke took over in the second half, he only had eyes for Terry. He caught a beautiful 34 yard over the shoulder grab along the sidelines which obviously would have cleared this prop. When looking through his game log in 2020, he covered this number in nine of 16 games (which includes the Wild Card game). He also accomplished it in seven of 14 games his rookie season.

NYG - Kenny Golladay OVER 55.5 Receiving Yards -115 (1 Unit)
We were all scared to draft Kenny after missing most of training camp and all of the pre-season with a hamstring injury. While he didn't score, Golladay made his presence known in his debut for the Giants on Sunday with six catches for 64 yards. Washington's defense did not know what to do against the Chargers Mike Williams with a very similar body type and skill set to Golladay. I also like his over 3.5 receptions but the odds are crazy at -185, so I'd probably parlay that with another heavy favorite to knock down the juice.

NYG - Kyle Rudolph OVER 2.5 Receptions +110 (1 Unit)
Yea, I know he only had two catches for eight yards against the Broncos in Week 1 but Daniel Jones was looking his way with five targets. Also, Evan Engram has been ruled out once again which means he's the only show in town when it comes to the tight end position. The Washington Football team defense let 34-year-old Jared Cook catch five balls for 56 yards in their opener. I'm pretty sure the younger Rudolph can get three catches in this matchup.