Best NFL Player Prop Bets – Week 15, 2020

| December 17, 2020 1:15 pm PDT

There are a lot of ways to make money betting on the NFL in week 15. Perhaps the best way – and my personal favorite – is betting on player props.

An “easy” or “safe” wager truly doesn’t exist in the world of sports betting, but there are still no-brainer bets out there. When you see them, you know it.

If you can’t see it, maybe I can help.

I’ve been suggesting NFL player props all year and have produced solid results. Last week’s batch went 3-2, and my MNF player props also did swimmingly.

I’ll do so again with week 15, offering some really explosive settings.

Of course, you don’t need games with high totals to correctly bet on player props. You just need the right player, the right prop, and the right price.

Let’s see which week 15 NFL player props stand out.

Derrick Henry Over 110.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

Derrick Henry has been carrying me to winning NFL player props bets all year long. There has been a spot or two where I bet the Under on his rushing yardage total (and it worked), but usually, I just bet the Over, and he smashes.

Cuz Derrick Henry gonna Derrick Henry, and the dude is a legit MVP candidate.

That isn’t just hyperbole, either. The guy has a real shot at breaking the single-season rushing yardage record. If he does that and leads the Titans to the playoffs again, how is he not in the running?

I expect him to keep crushing skulls in week 15.

Detroit is a cakewalk matchup (28th vs. the run), and Henry gets fed weekly. He’s topped this specific yardage total seven times this year, and he’s been able to do it three times in the past four games.

The only time Derrick Henry hasn’t rushed for at least 100 yards since week six, he ran into really good run defenses. That isn’t the case this week.

Yes, the prop is demanding, and the reward is small, but I think it’s a lock.

Allen Robinson Over 5.5 Receptions (-120)

Another week 15 NFL prop bet I regard as a lock is A-Rob getting six catches.

Mitch Trubisky isn’t good, but he’s back in the saddle for the Chicago Bears, and if there’s one thing he does know how to do, it’s get his top receiver the football.

It isn’t always done so eloquently or efficiently, but Trubisky targets Robinson at will, and the gifted receiver usually finds a way to make it work.

Robinson has notched at least six catches in each of his last six games, and he’s topped this modest total nine times overall in 2020.

Oh, and he gets a bad Vikings defense that he snagged six balls against in week 10.

Russell Wilson Over 27.5 Rushing Yards (-110)

When betting on Russell Wilson prop bets, people tend to gravitate toward the passing stats. I’m right there with you most times, but not in week 15.

If you do go that route, consider the Under across the board, as Wilson may be running for his life against a nasty Washington front seven.

Washington isn’t good offensively, but Ron Rivera has this team playing lights out football on the defensive side of the ball. It’s led to a healthy pass rush, as well as the league’s 7th best pass defense.

What the Football Team has not done well, however, is keep tabs on dual-threat passers. They’ve given up the 10th most rushing yards to the position this year, as well as four scores on the ground.

This is at least partially due to their pass rush flushing quarterbacks out of the pocket, and due to his elite awareness, shaky o-line, and athletic traits, I don’t think Wilson will mind one bit.

Not only does the matchup make this prop stand out, but Wilson is just a natural threat to run in general. He’s topped this mark seven times in 2020, while this really isn’t a daunting total to get past in the first place.

Dalvin Cook Over 97.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

There are so many NFL player prop bets for week 15, but I’ll stop with this one featuring Vikings rusher Dalvin Cook.

He did get stifled the first time he ran into the Bears, but even then, he mustered 96 rushing yards. My guess is that’s where this total comes from, but when you look at his role and ability, I still think it’s too low.

Minnesota feeds Cook as much as they can, and this week 15 battle is basically a playoff game. They need to win out even for a mere shot at the NFL playoffs.

Cook is going to be a huge part of the game-plan (because, duh), and history (100+ yards in seven games this year) is on your side.

Summary

Most NFL betting websites do not push out NFL player props as quickly as I’d like. They all tend to offer really fun props and competitive pricing, but for some reason, they wait to pull the trigger on allowing people to bet on them.

That has me stopping at the week 15 NFL player props listed above, but there are bound to be countless more worth eyeing once Sunday rolls around.

In fact, there’s even going to be some player props worth attacking on Saturday and Monday.

For the whole lot, be sure to hit up our NFL picks section at the top of this page. And if you want to bet on the NFL in other capacities, consider checking out the links below.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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