When discovering the NFL’s best bets, it takes both insight and betting tools to find weaknesses in the weekly NFL betting odds. However, sometimes, it takes just pure luck.
Every season a few players take massive leaps forward, and bring their teams along with them. Here are a few skill players ripe for a breakout year and how you can find value in the prop markets before the kickoff of the 2019 NFL season.
Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Watson is a household name among sports fans but more for his college resume than his work in the pros. The former National Champion passer at Clemson has done well in his one and a half years in the NFL, after having a stellar rookie campaign cut short due to a season-ending knee surgery in 2017.
Watson, who is priced at 401/1 to lead the NFL in passing yards at online sportsbook sportsbettingonline.ag, has the tools around him to put up a huge 2019. Top receiver DeAndre Hopkins is among the elite receivers in the league and is joined by fellow wideouts Will Fuller and KeKe Coutee. That pair struggled to stay healthy last season but should this WR corps stay on the field, it gives Watson plenty of opportunities to stack up the yardage.
Breakout Running Back
Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
At first thought, the Colts offense conjures images of Andrew Luck connecting with T.Y. Hilton for deep-strike touchdowns – not Mack plowing through the line to break of chunks of yardage. Mack recorded 900 yards on the ground despite playing only 12 games in 2018 and has one of the better offensive lines opening up space.
With Luck back at full strength and Indianapolis’ passing game keeping defenses spread out, Mack has a combo of speed and power that makes him an every-down back. The Colts are aiming for more balance in the playbook, so expect Mack to get added touches in 2019. He’s priced at 35/1 to lead the league in rushing yards at sportsbettingonline.ag.
Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
Woods was a jack of all trades for the Rams offense last season, moving from the outside in once slot receiver Cooper Kupp went down with injury. That juggling of positions is a testament to how versatile Woods really is. At 6-foot and 190 pounds, he has the size to muscle his way past shorter defenders and also has the speed to break free into space.
Listed as a 30/1 long shot to lead the NFL in passing yards, Woods finished 13th in yardage with 1,219 gains in 2018. He was on pace for 1,400 yards through the first six weeks but once Kupp went down and Woods was moved to the slot in Week 8, his big-play opportunities took a hit and his number dwindled. And if RB Todd Gurley is limited on the ground, L.A. could be airing it out a lot more this season after passing on just 56 percent of offensive snaps in 2018.