Sunday Night Football Player Props for Bills vs. Chiefs – Week 5, 2021
The NFL schedule makers got it right in week five. To be fair, they really have had things set up perfectly through the first four weeks of the 2021 NFL season, but this week’s SNF tilt is the bee’s knees.
Fans get a fun AFC title game rematch, where the 2-2 Kansas City Chiefs host the 3-1 Buffalo Bills. The Bills are red hot after losing to Pittsburgh in week one, and KC got back to .500 after dropping 42 points on the Eagles last week.
This game has a gross 56.5 total at the best NFL betting sites and also has a tight three-game spread. In other words, this game is going to be en fuego, and nobody should be shocked if either side wins.
You can bet on the game, but one thing that could be a bit more fun is simply targeting player stats in a contest that is likely to be very high-scoring. That leads me to my top Bills vs. Chiefs prop bets.
Let’s go over the best Sunday Night Football player props, the latest odds, and why I like them.
Josh Allen to Throw 3+ Passing Touchdowns (+145)
BetOnline has some fun SNF player props available for week five, and one of the better options is Josh Allen’s passing touchdown count.
For what it’s worth, you can also bet on him tossing 4+ (+231) or 5Z+ (+793!), but those are probably getting a bit greedy. Mahomes is also a solid bet to throw for at least three scores (+100), but Allen’s odds are more inviting, and the matchup he gets is much more favorable.
Even Jalen Hurts put up two scores through the air against them last week.
Allen is Buffalo’s lifeblood, this game is projected to feature all of the scoring, and bettors know his upside. This looks like one of the best Bills vs. Chiefs player props you can target.
Josh Allen to Rush for 34+ Yards (-114)
Here’s another fantastic Josh Allen prop bet for Sunday Night Football. This one feels a lot easier to get to, and the price drop isn’t egregious.
Before I look at Kansas City’s weak defense, let’s look at how much the Bills continue to use their franchise passer’s legs.
- Week 4: 6 rushes, 41 yards
- Week 3: 4 rushes, 9 yards
- Week 2: 5 rushes, 35 yards
- Week 1: 9 rushes, 44 yards
Okay, so he clearly still totes the ball around quite a bit, and he’s also topped this rushing yardage plateau in three out of four games.
Try as they might to slow Allen down, I find it hard to believe the Chiefs will keep him from gaining 34+ yards on the ground on SNF.
Travis Kelce to Catch 7+ Passes (-167)
Feel free to throw caution to the wind and up the ante here, as the best sites for betting on the NFL allow you to get much more ambitious.
At BetOnline, you can go as high as 11+ catches (+1019!), while a more palatable jump to 9+ offers a nice +179 price. Both are a bit steep, but hey, after being basically frozen out in week four, logic suggests the Chiefs will get the ball to one of their best players.
They sure did the last time they faced the Bills.
The #Chiefs numbers against the Bills in the AFC championship game— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) October 7, 2021
– Patrick Mahomes: 325 yards, 3 TDs
– Tyreek Hill: 11 targets, 9 catches, 172 yards
– Travis Kelce: 15 targets, 13 catches, 118 yards, 2 TDs
Kelce was rather absent last week, but he’s seen 6+ targets in every game this year, and had 6-7 catches in his three previous contests in 2021.
Everyone is still waiting for that massive Travis Kelce reception game, and it may need to come this week with Tyreek Hill being covered by Tre’Davious White.
My Top Bills vs. Chiefs Player Prop for Week 5
There are so many Sunday Night Football player props to consider this week. This is easily one of the best games of the year, too, and the scoring could be off the charts.
While I love the Bills vs. Chiefs player props listed above, my favorite SNF prop is Stefon Diggs to top 87+ receiving yards.
BetOnline has a bunch of other yardage totals to consider with Diggs (and others), but he is going to be way too involved to fall short here.
Diggs has had a very slow start to 2021, as he was held below 70 receiving yards in each of his first three games. He’d been getting the ball, though (10+ targets per game), and he did finally bust out with 114 yards last week.
Diggs is heavily involved in what the Bills do, and nobody on the Chiefs is about to shut him down. He was contained against the Chiefs in two meetings last year, but he topped this yardage total 10 times last season. I like Diggs to finally get the upper hand in this matchup (and perhaps Buffalo, too).
For how to bet on this game specifically, check out this Bills vs. Chiefs week 5 betting pick.