Player Props to Target for the 2022 NFL Season — Week 2
Week 1 of the NFL season is officially in the books. With everything that happened over the weekend, everyone should be excited that football is back. For our player props for Week 1, we ended the week with a record of 3-2. The three players that went on to hit for us were Mac Jones, Jonathan Taylor and A.J. Brown. While those three players hit their prop projection, Derrick Henry fell 17 rushing yards short with Tennessee getting upset by the Giants. Darnell Mooney only had one reception during a rainstorm in the Chicago game. With that being said, let’s look at the best player props available for Week 2 of the 2022 NFL Season.
Ja’Marr Chase OVER 82.5 receiving yards @ DAL
The second-year wide receiver picked up right where he left off last season against Pittsburgh Sunday. Chase hauled in 10 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals overtime loss to the Steelers. Chase will go up against Trevon Diggs and the Dallas Cowboys this week. I expect the tandem of Joe Burrow and Chase to light it up once again against Dallas. Last year, Diggs was an interception machine but got burnt so often, allowing over 1,000 receiving yards to receivers he guarded last season. Expect Burrow and Chase to connect multiple times and for one deep ball to smash the over during the game.
Darren Waller OVER 50.5 receiving yards vs ARI
Last week the Cardinals defense was pathetic on all ends. The Kansas City Chiefs did whatever they wanted at ease throughout the entire game. Arizona allowed Travis Kelce to go crazy for eight catches for 121 yards and a score. Darren Waller is another terrific tight end with speed and can run wide receiver routes. With Isaiah Simmons covering Waller, I expect the same outcome. Last week, Waller had four catches for 79 yards. I know Las Vegas has multiple other receiving threats outside of Waller in Hunter Renfrow and Davante Adams, but I expect Waller to be the leading receiver in this game smashing the 51 yards he is projected at. I expect this to get bumped up sometime before Sunday with it being one of the best player props on the board.
Jonathan Taylor OVER 99.5 rushing yards @ JAC
I’m going to be riding with Jonathan Taylor once again this week. Taylor smashed his prop number last week having a monster day against the Texans. The third-year running back ran for 161 yards on 31 carries. As I mentioned last week, Frank Reich wants Taylor to carry the ball less this year to preserve him for later in the season. However, Taylor will once again be the workhorse for the Colts offense this game as they should lead the Jaguars early. I understand 99.5 yards is a lot and might scare some bettors off. Even with it being a high number, the value is too good with Taylor being one of the best running backs in the league. In four games against Jacksonville, Taylor has averaged 117 rushing yards per game. This has too much value with the rest of the player props on the board for this week’s games.
Ezekiel Elliott OVER 41.5 rushing yards vs CIN
Ezekiel Elliott is one of the most criticized players in the entire NFL. Yes, he hasn’t lived up to the monster contract he is playing on. However, he is still a productive running back and can still put-up big numbers. Last week, Elliott rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries against an excellent Tampa Bay run defense. This week, Elliott will be tasked with running the ball more often with quarterback Dak Prescott out due to surgery. Cooper Rush will get the start, so I expect Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to establish the running game early. If Zeke is getting fed the ball as I project, this over should be a quick hit early on in the game.
Mac Jones UNDER 220.5 passing yards @ PIT
I mentioned last week how I absolutely hate playing the under for player props, but Mac Jones is getting too much love for his projection once again. Jones doesn’t have a reliable wide receiver group or a reliable offensive coordinator. Going up against one of the best defenses in the league, I expect Jones to have a similar game, if not worse, this week. The Pittsburgh defense gave Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense fits. Jones struggled against the Dolphins, throwing for 213 yards and putting up just seven points in the entire game. I’m confident in this under-hitting once again, even with T.J. Watt sidelined.
These are the player prop picks that I love for Week 2 of the 2022 season. Whether you want to follow my picks or completely fade me is up to you. However, these picks have great value and should be played. Follow along throughout the season to see our updated record and plays for the upcoming weeks.