Best Player Prop Bets for 49ers vs. Eagles – NFL, Week 2 (2021)

| September 17, 2021 2:31 pm PDT

Beating sides and totals in the NFL at a high rate is really hard. Bettors who are convinced they can beat NFL lines consistently are probably not being honest with themselves.

Having said that, exploiting NFL player prop bets is an entirely different story.

It can be done, but a diligent process is involved. Luckily for you, I’ve crunched the numbers and shopped the lines across the best places to bet on the NFL online.

It’s led me to five 49ers vs. Eagles player prop bets I love for week two.

Jalen Hurts Over 19.5 Passing Completions (-120)

One of the major takeaways I had from the Eagles week 1 victory was how quickly Nick Sirianni was able to put Jalen Hurts into positions to succeed. Rather than pound the RPO into oblivion, Philly’s new HC took advantage of Hurts’ dynamic skill set.

The end result was Jalen flourishing on the ground (62 yards on 7 carries) and thriving in the pocket.

Despite this game being out of hand for the entire second half, Hurts still attempted 35 passes. His 27 completions allude to the fact that he’s making smart decisions, and look at the defense he’s about to face.

San Fran’s rush defense is among the most persistent in the league. On the other hand, their secondary, which just lost stud corner Jason Verrett for the season, surrendered 38 completions and 338 passing yards to Jared Goff. 

Jalen Hurts Over 49.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

Let’s keep this one short and sweet because I’m not quite sure why this line is set so low.

Jalen Hurts has started and finished a total of four NFL games. Here’s a quick peek at how many rushing yards he’s compiled in each of those instances.

Jalen Hurts – Game-by-Game Rushing Totals in the NFL
Date Opponent Carries Rushing Yards
9/12/21 Falcons 7 62
12/27/20 Cowboys 9 69
12/20/20 Cardinals 11 63
12/13/20 Saints 18 106

That’s 75.0 rushing yards/game with a minimum of 62 rushing yards in each contest.

The next time you try and bet on a Jalen Hurts’ rushing yardage prop, you’ll probably be staring at a number in the 60s. Don’t let this opportunity to latch on at 49.5 fall by the wayside.

Devonta Smith Over 3.5 Catches (-161)

It didn’t take long to figure how who Jalen Hurts’ #1 target would be.

Not only did Smith lead the team in targets, receptions, and receiving yards, but a closer look at the data reiterates my initial point.

Eagles WRs in Week 1 – By the Numbers
Player Targets Receptions Receiving Yards Touchdowns Snaps (%) Routes Run
Devonta Smith 8 6 71 1 62 (87%) 39
Jalen Reagor 6 6 49 1 50 (70%) 29
Quez Watkins 3 3 23 0 34 (48%) 19
Greg Ward 0 0 0 0 16 (23%) 12
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 0 0 0 0 16 (23%) 8

Hurts’ former teammate in Tuscaloosa played 12 more snaps and ran 10 more routes than any other wideout on the Eagles roster.

With confirmation that Jason Verrett won’t be suiting up, opportunities for Smith on the outside are bound to open up.

Keep in mind, some of the best mobile betting sites for NFL football are making cough up -205 to bet on DeVonta racking up more than 3.5 catches. Shop your lines and you’ll be able to find the -161 number.

George Kittle Under 68.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

Unquestionably one of the top tight ends in football, George Kittle is a matchup nightmare for defensive coordinators. After playing 95% of the snaps and posting a 4-78-0 line, the natural logic is to side with the over in this bet.

However, a second look has me intrigued to buy shares in the under.

After being in the doghouse in week 1, all signs are pointing to Brandon Aiyuk emerging in week 2. That should take a portion of George’s targets away, but there’s more.

A closer glance at the Jimmy G to George Kittle connection reveals that it’s not always a sure thing. Case in point, Kittle was limited in each of his last two games (in 2020) that Garoppolo was under center.

  • 2 catches for 39 yards vs. the Seahawks (11/1/20)
  • 5 catches for 55 yards vs. the Patriots (10/25/20)

With the general public likely salivating to get money down on this over, I’ll be hanging out on the other side. 

My Top 49ers vs. Eagles Player Prop Bet For Week 2

  • Jalen Reagor Over 2.5 Receptions

As much value as I see in the aforementioned 49ers vs. Eagles player props, this one takes the cake.

Forget about what Jalen Reagor did or didn’t do last year when Doug Pederson was the coach and Carson Wentz was the quarterback. This is a new system with a new signal-caller, and it all bodes well for Jalen Reagor’s production.

One week into the new campaign and so far, so good.

Reagor brought in all six of his targets last Sunday and was one of the focal points of the offense. Rather than get complacent from his big performance, Reagor is locked in to continue progressing.

“Of course it’s good. It’s ultimately what you build on. You try to be consistent and that’s what I’m focusing on, being consistent and not just do it in spurts but do it a lot.”

Not only do I suspect Reagor exceeds two catches in week 2, but think there’s a genuine chance we can cash this ticket by halftime.

Want to place a bet on who wins this game or who covers the spread? Catch my insight into the matter in the following post.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for on football, basketball, and baseball.

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