Best Super Bowl 56 Player Prop Bets You Should Target
Super Bowl 56 is a few days away. The Cincinnati Bengals aim to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history, while the Los Angeles Rams look to avenge their disappointing performance in Super Bowl 53.
There are many betting options for Super Bowl 56, but player props are ole reliable. We’ve been talking about them all season, so this shouldn’t be anything new.
We have 10 player prop bets to target, so let’s not waste any time.
Joe Burrow Over 275.5 Passing Yards (-115)
There’s no one garnering more attention in the Super Bowl than Joe Burrow. Burrow has taken the country by storm, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl. He had a fantastic close to the season and hasn’t slowed down.
Surprisingly, Burrow has only cleared this mark once in the Bengals’ three postseason games. However, I wouldn’t let that stop you from taking this prop bet.
The Los Angeles Rams have a vicious defensive line. It includes maybe the best defensive player of all time in Aaron Donald and former Super Bowl MVP in Von Miller. That defensive line is a big reason the Rams will win Super Bowl 56.
Cincinnati’s passing game is their biggest strength. Ja’Marr Chase should see a lot of Ramsey, but Burrow has other options in Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.
Burrow should be passing all game. I’m expecting a pass-heavy approach, with Burrow clearing 300 passing yards. This could be an opportunity to check out the alternative lines.
Matthew Stafford Under 36.5 Pass Attempts (-120)
The Los Angeles Rams made many moves over the last year to pursue a Super Bowl title. The biggest came when they acquired Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions. Los Angeles gave up multiple first-round picks, but they’ll gladly trade them for a Super Bowl title.
He’ll have a significant role in the Super Bowl, but I’m going with the under on his passing attempts. Stafford has hit this mark in his last two games, but those came in competitive games. He played from behind for much of the NFC Championship Game.
I expect a competitive game in Super Bowl 56, but I don’t think we’ll see an over-the-top pass-heavy approach. The Cincinnati Bengals run defense has struggled in the postseason.
I’ll talk more about this later, but I could see this being a good game for Sony Michel. Cam Akers is the starter, but Michel could see a bigger role.
Stafford is the most recognizable player on the Rams offense. Check out his best player prop bets for Super Bowl 56 below.
Joe Mixon Under 16.5 Rushing Attempts (+101)
Joe Mixon had a rough 2020 season that only lasted six games. He bounced back to finish top five in carries, rushing yards, and touchdowns this season. Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase have the spotlight, but Mixon has been impressive.
I talked about Burrow and a potential pass-heavy approach for the Cincinnati Bengals. Well, that negatively affects Mixon. In the postseason, the Rams have shut down opposing run games.
|Game||Rushing Attempts||Rushing Yards|
|Wild Card Round||18||61|
|NFC Championship Game||20||50|
Those stats don’t represent one running back. That is a combination of every running back, wide receiver, and quarterback rushing against the Rams. And the Rams weren’t facing bad rushing teams.
Elijah Mitchell had 11 carries for 20 yards in the NFC Championship Game. This is the same running back that ranked fifth with 87.5 rushing yards per game.
Cincinnati wants to be aggressive in this game. Having Mixon run straight into Aaron Donald and the Rams defensive line isn’t the way to win. Unless we see an unexpected blowout, I can’t see Mixon clearing 16.5 rushing attempts. It might not be a bad idea to fade his rushing yards.
Cam Akers Under 63.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
I don’t think we can understate how crazy it is that Cam Akers is playing in the Super Bowl a little over six months after tearing his Achilles. What’s even crazier is he has been the Los Angeles Rams lead back all postseason.
It’s great to see him on the field, but we haven’t seen big numbers.
- Wild Card Round: 55 rushing yards
- Divisional Round: 48 rushing yards
- NFC Championship Game: 48 rushing yards
The efficiency hasn’t been there for Akers. He has yet to clear 4.0 yards per carry in any of the three postseason games. We also can’t forget he had a pair of crucial fumbles in the Divisional Round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Akers popped up on the injury report last week with a shoulder issue. I expect him to play in Super Bowl 56, but could this slow him down? I think it could lead to more Sony Michel.
Michel had a bigger workload in the NFC Championship Game. He had 10 rushing attempts, but it translated to 16 yards. That could affect his workload for Super Bowl 56, but I still expect him to have a decent role.
Overall, I don’t see Akers clearing 63.5 rushing yards.
Ja’Marr Chase Under 4.5 Rushing Yards (-108)
Ja’Marr Chase has garnered a lot of attention this season for his fantastic receiving numbers. However, we’re looking at a rushing yards prop for the Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver.
Chase had a whopping one rushing attempt in his college career. In his rookie season, Chase had seven rushing attempts for 21 yards. He cleared this mark in three games, but also had two games with at least one attempt and under 4.5 rushing yards.
In the Super Bowl, you see many more prop bets. I think that’s a part of it, but I also believe we’re seeing this prop bet because the Bengals have used Chase more in the running game.
|Game||Rushing Attempts||Rushing Yards|
|Wild Card Round||3||23|
|AFC Championship Game||1||3|
This is the second time this season we’ve seen him have a rushing attempt in three straight games. It has been a nice run, but I don’t see him rushing for five yards in the Super Bowl.
Cincinnati wants to keep him fresh as he’ll be an integral part of their passing game. Chase might have one rushing attempt, but I doubt he’ll clear the 4.5-yard mark.
Ja’Marr Chase Over 5.5 Receptions (-120)
Now, we’re getting into Ja’Marr Chase’s comfort zone. Chase isn’t much for rushing, but he is one of the best receivers in the game. I’d go as far as to say he is one of the rookie superstars in 2021.
Chase had a record-breaking rookie season with 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns. However, we didn’t see Chase as a big reception guy. His 81 receptions ranked outside the top 20. I wouldn’t let that stop you, considering he cleared this mark in six regular-season games.
In the playoffs, we’ve seen Joe Burrow zero-in on Chase. Check out his reception total.
- Wild Card Round: 9
- Divisional Round: 5
- AFC Championship Game: 6
Chase will have a tough matchup with Jalen Ramsey. That’s a big reason I opted to take his receptions instead of receiving yards. The Bengals have been making a point to get Chase the ball in any way.
I believe he’ll have a few deep shots, but we should see Chase more involved in passes near the line of scrimmage. That’s perfect for clearing the over on a reception prop.
The Bengals will use their biggest offensive playmaker early and often.
Cooper Kupp Over 104.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
We can’t have a Super Bowl prop blog and not talk about Cooper Kupp. Kupp’s 2021 season might go down as one of the best all-time for a wide receiver. What’s great about Kupp is he continues to step up when it matters most.
He had a 44-yard catch in the Divisional Round to set up the game-winning field goal. The following week, he had a 25-yard catch on third down to put the Los Angeles Rams in position to kick the go-ahead field goal.
The Rams didn’t need to pass much in the Wild Card Round, but check out Kupp’s numbers in his last two games.
|Divisional Round||NFC Championship Game|
No one has had an answer for Kupp this season. That carried into the postseason, and does anyone expect him to slow down in Super Bowl 56? I can’t imagine betting against the best receiver in football.
Kupp’s floor is basically 95 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals will do their best to slow him down, but I wouldn’t count on it. Do yourself a favor and bet on Kupp in Super Bowl 56.
Kendall Blanton Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+230)
I wanted to include one longshot bet and touchdown scorers are the way to go. After looking through my options, Kendall Blanton stood out to me.
Blanton might not be a household name, but he is a tight end for the Los Angeles Rams. He barely played in the regular season, but we’ve seen him take on a bigger role in the postseason. Blanton scored his first career touchdown in the Divisional Round.
In the NFC Championship Game, Blanton recorded five receptions for 57 yards. Why is Blanton all of a sudden taking on a bigger role? Rams starting tight end Tyler Higbee suffered a knee injury in the NFC Championship.
Higbee is the Rams’ only true question mark for the Rams in Super Bowl 56. Unfortunately, it’s starting to sound like he won’t play. That’s a tough blow for Higbee, but it opens the door for Blanton.
He should step into Higbee’s role. This season, Higbee rarely left the field, playing over 94 percent of snaps in 11 games. That translated to five touchdowns.
It’s a long shot, but you have to take at least one in the Super Bowl. Blanton scoring a touchdown seems like the way to go.
Los Angeles Rams Total Sacks Over 3.5 (+105)
Instead of talking about one player, this prop bet focuses on the Los Angeles Rams defense, with their defensive line taking the spotlight.
Aaron Donald is a game-wrecker in the middle. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year racked up 12.5 sacks this season. Donald recorded a sack in the first two playoff games, and forced the game-sealing interception in the NFC Championship Game.
The Rams defensive line also features former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. Before the NFC Championship Game, Miller had a sack in six straight games. Miller and Donald have been great in the postseason in their career.
Highest pass-rush grade in the playoffs since 2014:— PFF (@PFF) January 19, 2022
1️⃣ Von Miller 91.7
2️⃣ Aaron Donald 90.9
Now they’re on the same team ? pic.twitter.com/QKWD0BQUWf
Leonard Floyd and Greg Gaines are also capable of getting to Joe Burrow. The Rams defensive line can dominate a game, but this prop bet is more about the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line.
They’ve had their issues this season. In the regular season, they allowed over 3.5 sacks six times. It all went downhill in the Divisional Round. The Tennessee Titans sacked Joe Burrow nine times. It’s a miracle the Bengals won with that many sacks.
Los Angeles’ defense is more dominant than Tennessee. I like taking the value with the Rams going over 3.5 sacks.
Evan McPherson Over 2.5 PAT Made (+110)
My final player prop for Super Bowl 56 features Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson.
McPherson has been unbelievable in his rookie season. He is 50-52 on PAT’s. He missed five field goals during the regular season but is 12-12 in the playoffs. That includes the game-winning field goal in the Divisional Round and AFC Championship Game.
This postseason, it’s been all about his field goals. McPherson only has four PAT’s and hasn’t attempted more than two in a game since the regular season. That might worry some, but I like the value he presents in Super Bowl 56.
In Week 16 and Week 17, McPherson went 9-9 on PAT’s. The Bengals offense was firing on all cylinders, finding the end zone at will. I doubt they’ll score five touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams, but three or four doesn’t seem out of the equation.
McPherson’s leg is a big reason the Bengals are in Super Bowl 56. He has scored over 50 percent of their points in the postseason. He is a big reason why the Bengals will win Super Bowl 56.
I wouldn’t bet against him in Super Bowl 56.
Betting on Super Bowl 56
Super Bowl 56 should give us a thrilling battle between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. The Rams come in as the favorite, but betting on the spread gets tricky. Betting on player props will maximize your winnings.
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