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NFL Prop Bets Week 2

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2023

The 2023 season began with a respectable props performance, and I finished with a winning record. The week would have finished at 7-4 instead of 6-5 if the New York Jets could have squeezed out one more point.

The recommended wager was for New York to score Over 22.5 points, and the Jets totaled 22. I still ended up at plus-one unit for the week, and now turn the focus to a new slate of NFL props.

Week 2 NFL Prop Bets

NFL Week 2 odds used for prop bets are current as of Thursday, Sept. 14.

Bills Over 27.5 vs Raiders (-112)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The Bills are going to take out their lingering Week 1 frustrations on the Raiders this week. Las Vegas had the second-worst pass defense in the AFC last season and will look just as shaky after holding the Denver offense down in their opener.

Josh Allen had 20 touchdown passes in six home games last season, the second-most passing TDs by any NFL player in home games. His Over 1.5 passing TDs prop is at (-180) for this game, reflecting the upside against the Las Vegas secondary.

Lock in Buffalo to surpass this mark with your NFL bet of the day.

49ers 1st to Score/Moneyline at Rams (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.5 Units

San Francisco is not going to let the Rams sneak up on them like Seattle did. Even though this is a divisional game, the Niners will get on the board quickly and establish their early edge.

The 49ers have won their last eight meetings with the Rams. This one will follow the projected script from the outset, making it one of my favorite NFL props for Week 2.

Jets Score 11-20 at Cowboys (+115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

In Week 1, Dan Quinn, who was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Super Bowl teams in 2013 and 2014, had his squad looking like a new Legion of Boom.

Considering Zach Wilson is now at QB for the Jets, some observers might think they won’t even crack 11 points against what may be the NFL’s most terrifying defense.

New York can still move the ball on the ground, though, and the defense and special teams will always be a threat to make plays, so I do expect the Jets to score Over 10 points.

SEA vs DET: Both Teams Score 20+ Points (+100)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Jared Goff does his best work in home games. Last season, he threw 23 of his 29 TD passes at Ford Field.

The Lions will certainly do their part in helping you hit on this Week 2 wager.

In their 2022 meeting, these two teams combined for an NFL season-high 93 points. The Seahawks will be without both of their starting offensive tackles and won’t get close to 48 points again, but you can expect an offense loaded with playmakers to bounce back after a flat Week 1 outing.

Dolphins Under 24.5 at Patriots (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Trimming their total may seem daring after Miami exploded for 36 points last week, but in a divisional matchup against a Patriots team that limited the Eagles to one offensive TD in Week 1, Miami won’t find it as easy to roll up the points on SNF.

In three of four career starts vs New England with Tua Tagovailoa at the helm, the Dolphins have failed to score more than 22 points. Bill Belichick will do his best to disrupt the timing of Miami’s precision passing game.

Giants Win Both Halves (+205)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The Giants go from taking on a team that might prove to be one of the league’s best to facing the NFL’s worst, and they simply have to take advantage of the scheduling reprieve. To put the Week 1 debacle behind, New York must control this game from start to finish.

I expect the Giants to ride Saquon Barkley to a comfortable win, spearheading some of our top NFL Week 2 Bets, while also showing some glimpses of how the passing game may progressively improve this season.

Week 2 NFL Player Props

Tee Higgins: Over 60.5 Receiving Yards vs Ravens (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Higgins was blanked in Week 1 in a miserable Cincinnati loss to Cleveland. When a quality wideout of his caliber gets silenced, you can bet they’ll see frequent targets the following week.

The Ravens actually held the 6-foot-4 wideout to 44 yards in two games last year, so Higgins will want to show last week’s outing and the two matchups against the Ravens in 2022 are not truly indicative of what he can produce.

Gabe Davis: Over 42.5 Receiving Yards vs Raiders (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Here is another opportunity to go in on Buffalo’s matchup against the Las Vegas pass defense. Of course, the Raiders will be heavily concerned with trying to contain Stefon Diggs, so Davis — who I have listed as a Week 2 fantasy football sleeper — can get some downfield looks from Allen.

Diggs averaged 91.9 receiving yards in home games last season, and his presence will allow the usually boom-or-bust Davis to land on the “boom” side of this wager in Week 2.

Sam LaPorta: Over 34.5 Receiving Yards vs Seahawks (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.5 Units

The rookie had five receptions for 39 yards in his NFL debut at Kansas City last week. LaPorta caught all of his targets and showed the willingness to make key catches and fight for extra yardage.

The Seattle pass defense has often been vulnerable to tight ends throughout the Pete Carroll era, and LaPorta should ease past the projected yardage total in his first game at Ford Field.

Kadarius Toney: Anytime TD @ Jaguars (+250)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

After his drop-filled Week 1 performance vs the Lions, The Athletic reported that Toney felt the need to apologize to Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. The head coach and QB will likely respond by making sure that their No. 1 WR gets back into a positive frame of mind in Week 2.

The former Giant can still be a big-play type when healthy, and he is another WR who should overcome a forgettable opening-season performance in Week 2.

Saquon Barkley: Over 74.5 Rushing Yards @ Cardinals (-110)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

As I previously inferred, the best route to a Giants win in Week 2 will be to lean on their best offensive player. Barkley had 12 carries for 51 yards last week in a blowout loss, and he should be much busier in a positive game script against the Cardinals.

In 2022, Barkley averaged 78.3 rushing yards in road games, and he will likely approach the 100-yard mark in New York’s first win of the season.

Rachaad White: Over 54.5 Rushing Yards (-120) vs Bears

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.5 Units

White is ticketed for a large role in the Tampa Bay offense this season. He played on 79% of the snaps in Week 1.

Chicago allowed 163 scrimmage yards to Green Bay’s top two RBs in Week 1, and White will certainly threaten the Bears’ defense as a dual threat. I also like his NFL odds to hit Over 18.5 receiving yards at (-110).

Find Top NFL Props

Check out the best player prop bets this week with our props comparison tool. Click on a game below to see all of its prop bets.

Author

Scott Engel

Scott Engel is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously he was at SportsLine.com and The Athletic. His work is also featured at RotoBaller and on Seahawks.com. Scott is a host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. He is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. Scott is a four-time FSWA award winner and a 13-time finalist. He was an Associate Editor and featured writer at ESPN.com. and his career began at CBS SportsLine, where he was a Senior Writer and Managing Editor. Scott was the Managing Director at RotoExperts.

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