TNF Player Prop Bets – Giants vs. Eagles (NFL Week 7, 2020)
The NFC East is the worst division in football. Heck, this year’s version may be the worst the league has ever seen.
But someone has to win it. Or gets to. Or whatever.
The point? Every single division winner gains entry into the NFL playoffs, and once in, they get to host at least one playoff game.
It’s gross, weird, and unfair. But it gives awful teams like the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and the Washington Football Team life.
The race for the NFC East is still wide open, but the Philadelphia Eagles have a chance to stake their claim with a win over the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football.
Philly comes in as one of my week 7 NFL locks, and their point spread even shrank with news that they’d be without Miles Sanders. You don’t need to bet on who wins this game to come away with profit, though.
There is also incentive in betting on player props for Thursday Night Football in week seven. The following stand out as the best TNF props to target for this Giants vs. Eagles showdown.
Boston Scott Over 19.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
This could be a good week to pick up Boston Scott in your season-long fantasy football leagues. He is looking at a pretty big workload with the news that Miles Sanders is out for week seven.
Scott didn’t handle the rock all that much in a similar role back in week one, but I expect week seven to be a bit different. You can bet on him to top 50 rushing yards at BetOnline (-114), but I’ve seen this crazy low rushing yardage total elsewhere.
You’ll want to shop around at the best NFL sportsbooks, but if you find a wager looking anything like this, you need to pounce. It’s just too low of a yardage total for a guy who has shown an ability in the past to get the job done as a starter.
Evan Engram Over 38 Receiving Yards (-114)
New York’s passing attack really isn’t a fun one to bet on. Darius Slayton isn’t 100% healthy, Golden Tate saw exactly one target last week, and all of the Giants pass-catchers are getting balls from Daniel Jones.
Even Evan Engram hasn’t been immune to the sadness in New York these days, but he does have a tasty matchup against a weak Eagles defense.
Philly can still stop the run pretty well and Darius Slay could make life on one of the Giants’ wide receivers. The Eagles have shown zero resistance to tight ends, though, as they come in ranked 28th in receiving yardage allowed to the position.
This is probably going to be where New York finds the most success through the air on Thursday. If you want to get really crazy, you can go harder at this wager, as BetOnline is offering +346 odds for Engram to top 78 receiving yards.
He hasn’t done that all year, but you could live a little and bank on this matchup benefiting him.
Richard Rodgers Over 30.5 Receiving Yards (-112)
All of the tight end prop bets, baby. What a time to be alive.
In all seriousness, this game could be pretty ugly, so it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see some less-than-stellar players rack up meaningless stats.
Insert Richard Rodgers, who probably benefits from Zach Ertz being sidelined with an injury.
More info on Eagles’ TE Zach Ertz: he suffered a high-ankle sprain, per source. It is likely to sideline him a month, as @mortreport reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 19, 2020
Dallas Goedert is due to return from an injury of his own soon, but he hasn’t even practiced yet. It seems unlikely that the Eagles would rush him back on a short week.
That could hand Rodgers a starting role in an offense that has featured tight ends in the past. Philly also just lacks reliable pass-catchers, and Rodgers has caught multiple balls in three of his last four games.
He’s also topped this yardage total twice in the last three weeks, so we can hope he does it again here at a nice -112 price.
Devonta Freeman to Score a TD (+150)
Some of these player props for TNF aren’t at BetOnline, but most are, and this one certainly is. Freeman probably won’t go ham against a strong Eagles front seven, but I do like his chances of at least plunging in a short touchdown.
Freeman has turned into New York’s workhorse, so if you can find a total yardage bet or something to do with a reasonable reception count, I’d be interested in those, as well.
This one stands out, however, as Freeman has touched the ball at least 15 times in each of his last three games, and he did punch in a touchdown two weeks ago. Against an Eagles defense that has allowed six scores on the ground in 2020, he’s a decent bet to score.
Wentz to Have More Passing Yards Than Jones (-143)
Here’s a nice Thursday Night Football player prop featuring both Carson Wentz and Daniel Jones.
Carson Wentz and Daniel Jones have a combined 20 turnovers in 12 games.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) October 18, 2020
Thursday night football baby.
I looked high and low to try to take advantage of both of these guys in week seven, and this is the only wager that feels right.
Daniel Jones doesn’t have amazing weapons, but the dude sure is inept. Philly’s pass defense isn’t that scary, but they do have a shutdown corner, and they play the run well. I tend to doubt this is the game where Jones sees everything click and he just goes bonkers.
He threw for just 112 yards last week, and hasn’t topped 300 yards all season.
Carson Wentz has a slightly tougher matchup and hasn’t exactly been lighting the world afire this year, either. However, he only has one game below 200 yards passing this season, and he’s simply the better player.
It could end up being closer than we prefer, but I’d be shocked if Jones ended the night with more passing yards than Wentz.
This is a very weird game. The Giants are coming off of a big win and could come in with some momentum, and it’s always tough to peg a divisional contest.
Throw in the fact that the Eagles have some key injuries and the fact that this game is on a short week, and it’s all of the dicey. I still like the Eagles to win pretty easily, but I’m not the only NFL betting expert to listen to.
For another voice on the matter, take a look at our week 7 Giants vs. Eagles betting pick.
Regardless of which way you lean, you can still profit off of this game. Hopefully, my favorite player props for Thursday Night Football treat you well this week. Happy betting!