NFL player props have become a profitable way to bet on the NFL, in part because so much data and stats are available – so is the analysis and number crunching that comprise fantasy football knowledge.
You can bet on NFL players to achieve certain milestones or perform certain feats during a game or an entire season. These bets are called player proposition bets, or NFL player props for short.
Every NFL game offers hundreds of options, whether it’s head-to-head props (will one QB pass for more yards than his counterpart) or how an individual player will perform (example, the RB’s rushing yard over-under is 67.5 yards for a game).
Super Bowl props take it to another level where sportsbooks offer thousands of player prop. Check out the best NFL betting sites pages to choose a place for NFL player props.
NFL player props have skyrocketed in popularity since Super Bowl XX, when William “The Refrigerator” Perry was priced at 2/1 to score a touchdown for the Chicago Bears – which he did. These player props come in two distinct flavors. One involves picking a side in either a YES/NO situation, an OVER/UNDER situation or a head-to-head matchup:
NFL Player Props Examples
- Will Tom Brady throw a touchdown pass?
- YES -400
- NO +250
- How Many TD passes will Tom Brady throw?
- OVER 2.5 -175
- UNDER 2.5 +155
- Which quarterback will throw more TD passes?
- Tom Brady -110
- Jared Goff -110
The other type of player prop gives you a list of players from which to choose, just like the teams on the Super Bowl futures market. You can bet on outcomes such as which player will score the first points in a given game, or which receiver will collect the most yards passing.
You can also bet on future outcomes, like who will win league MVP honors at season’s end. This is one of the most sought-after player props on the NFL betting market; when you find a star player with upside on a team with playoff potential, buy him if the price is right.