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 Props: NFL Passing Picks
When discussing fantasy football props for the upcoming season, it is important to remember that the league added a 17th game to the schedule.
Aaron Rodgers: Over 33.5 Touchdowns Passing
Aaron Rodgers is coming off an MVP season, and after an eventful offseason, he is as motivated as ever to do it again in 2021. He passed for 48 touchdowns, crushing this passing fantasy football prop. With a Joe Barry-led defense taking more chances and giving up more big plays this season, Rodgers may actually be required to keep his foot on the pedal more often, leading to him easily clearing this prop again. Do you really think he is going to pass for 15 less touchdowns despite having an extra week?
Russell Wilson: Over 33.5 Touchdowns Passing
There are few players in the NFL more consistent than Russell Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback has not missed a single game over his nine-year NFL career. That means users should feel comfortable with him taking advantage of the 17th game on the schedule. Over the past couple of seasons, Seattle has begun to open the offense up. This has been met with a little pushback from their head coach, but it is clear this is the direction they are going, given their personnel.
Wilson has thrown at least 34 touchdowns in three of the past four seasons. After slightly upgrading both the wide receiver and tight end rooms this offseason, along with the further development of D.K. Metcalf, Wilson could be ready for his best statistical season of his career.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Over 22.5 Touchdowns Passing
Finally, Ryan Fitzpatrick heads into an NFL season knowing he is the starting quarterback and his job is safe. He threw 13 touchdowns last season, but he also only started seven games. In a 17-game season, with a better offensive scheme and weapons all around, Fitzpatrick should have plenty of touchdowns. The Washington offense should be much better with him and the other added weapons. However, they do not have a clear bruiser running back for the red zone. Fitzpatrick should be passing a lot down there, racking up the touchdowns, especially in divisional games.
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.