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Updated Player Prop Bets for Sunday's NFL Wildcard Slate

Best Player Prop Bets for Sunday Playoff Wildcard Games
By Matt Dalby on January 16, 2022

With an exciting Saturday slate of Wildcard games in the books, all eyes turn to what looks to be a loaded Sunday slate. The action kicks off at 1 PM with the Eagles and Bucs, followed by the 49ers and Cowboys, with the Steelers and Chiefs playing in the primetime slot.

We have prop picks available for the individual games in this slate but this article will focus on our favorite bets from the entire Sunday slate. We have narrowed down the hundreds of player props available for today's action to our top-5 picks.

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Rob Gronkowski - 2+ Touchdowns

Best Available Number: +625at Caesars

There are plenty of bets we like in the 1 PM game between the Eagles and Bucs, but our favorite prop is Gronk to score twice. Available at +625, this bet easily has the highest upside of all the props to make this list.

There are two legs reasons to really love this bet. First, with AB gone and Godwin and Fournette out, the Bucs red zone weapons are extremely thin heading into the Wildcard round. The Eagles' corners are sticky and Evans could find it difficult to get open in the red zone, making Gronk the clear target here.

The second reason to love Gronk's props today is the matchup. The Eagles were the worst team in the NFL defending the tight end position this year. They were particularly bad in the red zone allowing a league-worst 14 touchdowns.

It is worth noting that Gronk's anytime TD number is also +130 at FanDuel, which is clearly worth a sprinkle as well.

Amari Cooper - Over 57.5 Receiving Yards

Best Available Number: -110 at FanDuel

The 49ers allow the highest opponent QB rating of all the teams remaining in the 2022 NFL Playoffs and Cooper appears to be the Cowboys pass catcher to target today.

Cooper should take the majority of his snaps against the 49ers LCB and, whether that is Ambry Thomas or Josh Norman, this is the matchup to target on Sunday. Norman is PFF's 114th (out of 121) ranked CB, while rookie Ambry Thomas comes in as their 118th ranked CB.

The 49ers have also been solid taking away opposing tight ends and running backs in the passing game, allowing the third-fewest passing yards to tight ends and the ninth-fewest to running backs.

While Cooper's yardage number seems to be adjusted for the matchup (he has only topped 57.5 yards in 2 of his last 10 games), it still comes in exactly at his season average.

Najee Harris - Over 3.5 Receptions

Best Available Number: -106 at Caesars

If the Chiefs are able to jump to an early lead against the Steelers, Big Ben could be forced to throw the ball more than the Steelers hope and Harris should be a big part of the air attack here. Kansas City has allowed the third-most receiving yards to opposing running backs and the fourth-most receptions.

While we like both the receptions and receiving yards (20.5) numbers here, the receptions prop looks like the one to target. Harris has topped 3.5 receptions in 5 of his last 9 games but has only topped 20.5 receiving yards in 3 of his last 9.

Harris has averaged 6 receptions per game in Steelers losses and had 5 receptions in a loss to the Chiefs in week 16. We are taking this one at the -106 number which is currently available at Caesars Sportsbook.

Deebo Samuel – Over 0.5 Touchdowns

Best Available Number: +100 at BetMGM

I don’t know if Deebo Samuel will find the end zone on the ground or through the air, but I feel pretty confident the 49er wideout will find it.

Samuel has 14 touchdowns this season, with eight coming on the ground and six in the passing game.

Deebo has been targeted at least five times in the passing game 13 times this year, but it’s his attempts rushing that really gives me confidence in this pick.

The Niners are giving Samuel ample opportunities around the goal line and that should continue this game. Review our entire list of prop bet picks for 49ers at Cowboys.

Elijah Mitchel – Under 79.5 Rushing Yards

Best Available Number: -110 at DraftKings

We know San Francisco wants to run the football, but we also know things tighten up a bit in the playoffs.

The stout Cowboys front has done a solid job against opposing running backs all year, allowing just 86.82 rushing yards per game. This doesn’t even take into account a couple of outlier games where running backs went well over 100 yards, skewing the average.

Eli Mitchell is back and seems to be healthy but is always a liability from a durability perspective.

I think it will be close, but I expect the Cowboy defense to show up and force Jimmy G to throw.

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