With the preseason over and roster cut to 53, the best time to draft fantasy football teams is officially upon us. However, if you are looking to keep the action going between your drafts, making some NFL picks over at PrizePicks will serve you nicely!
PrizePicks is a daily fantasy sports (DFS) site that presents you with player props across a variety of sports. Stringing together a few picks can payout up to 10 times the entry fee. Users are even able to combine picks across the different sports, but we will stick to NFL for this article. The only rule is you must make picks for players on at least two different teams.
Here are three great season-long NFL picks for you to lock in right now! But I must warn you — you should only place the following fantasy football picks if you like money.
It is important to note that, much like odds that update throughout the day, these props at PrizePicks are subject to change. So, if you like these NFL picks below, it is wise to jump on them quickly.
Fantasy Football PrizePicks NFL DFS Props
When discussing NFL props for the upcoming season, it is important to remember that the league added a 17th game to the schedule.
Alvin Kamara: Over 9.5 Rushing TDs
No team in the NFL ran more running plays in the red zone than the New Orleans Saints last season, who ran the ball 104 times to 83 passes. This benefited Alvin Kamara, who totaled 16 rushing touchdowns. While Taysom Hill will also run the ball in the red zone, Jameis Winston being named the starter likely means it’ll be Winston behind center more often than not. With the weapons on the Saints weaker than years past, they must get the ball in Kamara’s hands as often as possible.
Kamara has double-digit rushing TDs in two of the past three years, and he played 15 games in each season. With less receiving threats on the team, the Saints will continue to be a run-heavy team in the red zone, and Kamara will benefit from this.
Terry McLaurin: Over 5.5 Touchdowns Receiving
Terry McLaurin is a talented wide receiver who has dealt with weak quarterback play. He can be a big-play threat, and Ryan Fitzpatrick will not shy away from throwing the ball downfield. However, even if the big plays do not pick up this season, McLaurin should hit the over regardless.
He caught four touchdowns in 15 games last season. The Washington offense had just 47 red zone drives last season, which was the sixth-fewest. With the addition of weapons on offense, on top of running back Antonio Gibson seeing an expanded role, the offense will be better. A better offense leads to more red zone drives. More red zone drives lead to more scoring opportunities, and the team’s top wide receiver will surely take advantage.
T.J. Watt: Over 12.5 Sacks
T.J. Watt has been an absolute monster off the edge for the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Watt is one of the best in the league at getting after the passer, he has some dogs alongside him on the Pittsburgh line, and they create many more individual blocking assignments than opposing quarterbacks would like. With Cam Heyward eating up blocks in the middle and the Steelers adding Melvin Ingram to an already opposing pass rush, Watt will make a lot of noise again this year.
He has improved his sack total every single season. Over the past three years, he has totaled 13, 14.5 and 15, the last of which came in only 15 games last season. With a Week 18 on the schedule, this should be an easy goal for him.
Locking in these three fantasy football NFL picks earns you five times your entry fee! If you’re feeling less bullish, you can select to lock them in using “Flex Play,” which means you only need to get two of the three picks correct to cash. Of course, this only pays out 2.25x if all three are correct or 1.25x if two hit. Personally, I will hedge by locking in these three picks for both the Power Play and Flex Play, giving myself a safety net in case of an injury.