NFL Prop Bets Week 8

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Riding with potent offenses is the theme of this week’s NFL prop picks. The Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, and newly stacked San Francisco 49ers can all help us stroll to the pay window while I look to erase the memory of a painful Week 7.

Last week, I almost hit on one of my most daring player prop plays of the season in a weekly special on DraftKings. I recommended Kenneth Walker III and Austin Ekeler to combine for 200 or more rushing yards with two or more combined TDs from scrimmage at +400, but missed out in excruciating fashion.

Walker rushed for two TDs on his own, but he and Ekeler combined for 199 rushing yards! I felt like the Jacksonville Jaguars did at the end of Week 7 against the New York Giants, where Christian Kirk was stopped one yard short of a potential victory as time expired.

Scott Engel 2022 NFL props betting: 25-61 (-49 units)

Before reading Scott’s picks, toggle with the widget below for our full list of NFL Week 8 player props:

NFL Player Props Week 8

NFL Week 8 odds used for prop bets are from DraftKings Sportsbook (unless otherwise noted) and are current as of Friday, Oct. 26.

Tony Pollard: Anytime TD Scorer (-150) vs Bears

WAGER: 2 Units

I will recommend this as one of the top player props of the week. Dallas is going to give the Bears a big wake-up call after their win over the Patriots and Tony Pollard will lead the charge on offense.

You should also consider Pollard to score twice at +360. Chicago ranks 26th in rushing yardage allowed to running backs and it has allowed seven TDs (six rushing) to the position.

I am expecting a blowout and Pollard can score to start the demolition and/or put the game away.

Jaylen Waddle: Over 62.5 Receiving Yards (-110) at Lions

WAGER: 2 Units

Jaylen Waddle should be able to blow past this projected total. The Lions have the NFL’s worst defense and rank 22nd against the pass, so Miami will certainly be able to have its way offensively.

The Detroit defense will be overwhelmed by the WR combination of Waddle and Tyreek Hill, and I also like Waddle as an Anytime TD Scorer at +100.

DeAndre Hopkins: Anytime TD Scorer (+125) at Vikings

WAGER: 1 Unit

We should see a higher-scoring affair between the Cardinals and Vikings, and Kyler Murray will effectively get the ball to his prime target against Minnesota’s 28th-ranked pass defense.

Hopkins immediately displayed his best form in his season debut last week, catching 10 balls on 14 targets for 103 yards against the Saints. The Minnesota cornerbacks, most notably 32-year-old Patrick Peterson, won’t be able to handle Hopkins.

Doubling up on this game, I also officially endorse the DraftKings Weekly Special of Hopkins and Justin Jefferson +100 Receiving Yards at +500, and would wager 1.5 units.

Daniel Jones: Longest Rush Over 13.5 Yards (+100) at Seahawks

WAGER: 1 Unit

Only Lamar Jackson and Justin Fields have more rushing yards among quarterbacks than Daniel Jones, who has 343 so far this season. Jones has sprinted past this projected rushing yardage total in four of his past five games.

The Seahawks have played better defense recently, but Kyler Murray had a 42-yard run against them in Week 6. Jones is playing well in terms of decision-making and will definitely be able to discern when he can scramble and run for a first down.

Aaron Rodgers: Over 1.5 TDs (+110) at Bills

WAGER: 1 Unit

I am not suggesting a Packers upset win with this prop recommendation. Heck, Green Bay has lost all six times in its trips to Buffalo.

But the game script and recent results do point to Rodgers passing for two scores in this matchup. Even though Aaron Rodgers has been dealing with significant issues at WR, he will either have to throw often to keep the Packers in the game, or he can pad his TD totals when Green Bay plays from behind.

Despite the problems at wideout, Rodgers has still passed for two TDs in five of his past six games.

DeVonta Smith: Over 54.5 Receiving Yards (-115) vs Steelers

WAGER: 1 Unit

DeVonta Smith has not made it past this projected receiving yardage total in two of his past three games, but you can expect him to soar past it in a friendly matchup. Of all the NFL teams still yet to play on Sunday and Monday in Week 8, the Steelers have allowed the most receiving yards to wide receivers.

The Pittsburgh secondary will quickly be under attack from an improved Philadelphia passing game. Smith should benefit from significant defensive attention paid to A.J. Brown and Dallas Goedert, making this wager a quality NFL bet.

NFL Prop Bets Week 8

Steelers vs Eagles: PHI Over 13.5 Points – 1st Half (-110)

WAGER: 2 Units

This wager looks like a slam dunk, given the talent gap and expected production between the two teams. The Eagles lead the league in first-half points per game with 21.0 and top the NFC with 21.3 first-half points per game at home.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has played better than expected in the last two weeks, but the unit still ranks 28th in the NFL. In addition, the defense will spend too much time on the field as the Eagles frequently run Kenny Pickett to the sidelines.

The Steelers rank 24th in first-half points allowed (13.6) and 26th in first-half points allowed on the road (16.5).

Dolphins vs Lions: Each Team to Score 1 TD In Each Half (+160)

WAGER: 1.5 Units

The Detroit Lions allow an NFL-high 32.3 points per game, and it will be fun to see Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle move in fast-forward mode on the Ford Field turf. The Lions also play much better at home, averaging an NFC-high 38.7 points per game.

Miami’s pass defense ranks 24th in the league, and Jared Goff should be able to trade offensive punches with Tua Tagovailoa. I also like the Detroit QB as a fantasy football sleeper this week.

49ers vs Rams: SF Over 22.5 Total Points (-105)

WAGER: 1.5 Units

Christian McCaffrey is now ready to take on an expanded role for the 49ers in his second game with the team, and San Francisco comes into a crucial NFC West matchup looking fully loaded on offense.

The Niners scored 24 points in their first meeting with the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4 and now can unfurl McCaffrey along with Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and Brandon Aiyuk just in time to get back on track after a 3-4 start. Los Angeles is allowing 21 points per game, and you should expect San Francisco to certainly clear that scoring bar.

Bengals vs Browns: CIN Over 25.5 Points (-110)

WAGER: 1.5 Units

The Bengals’ offense is humming, as they have scored 30-plus points in their last two games. Cincinnati has scored 27-plus points in all four of its victories this season.

The Cleveland Browns allow 26.6 points per game, so I expect the Bengals to have a strong chance of vaulting over the projected total.

Cardinals vs Vikings: 1st Quarter – Lowest Scoring Quarter (+170)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Arizona Cardinals have yet to score a touchdown in the first quarter this season, and they are the lowest-scoring team in the NFL in the first 15 minutes of games, averaging 0.9 points per game.

  • Check out the latest NFL Week 8 Odds for more on the upcoming slate of games.

The Minnesota Vikings have also started slowly, averaging 3.5 points per game in the first quarter, which ranks 20th in the NFL. The Vikings average 4.7 points per game in the first quarter of home games.

Falcons vs Panthers: CAR Over 9.5 Points -1st Half (-105)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Most onlookers thought the Carolina Panthers were ready to “tank" after trading McCaffery, but the players and coaches showed that was just an outsider’s perspective. Carolina upended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 and now matches up with the 30th-ranked defense in the NFL.

The Atlanta Falcons allow 16.1 first-half points per game, which is last in the league, while P.J. Walker and the Carolina offense played well enough last week to expect at least one TD and a field goal in the first half against the Falcons.


Scott Engel

Scott Engel is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously he was at and The Athletic. His work is also featured at RotoBaller and on 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 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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