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 Receiving 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.
George Kittle: Under 5.5 Receiving TDs
We know George Kittle is one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Unfortunately, his reckless, all-out playing style has led to his body failing him occasionally. For this reason, he has never totaled over 5.5 touchdowns. On top of that, the San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a corps of weapons. Kittle is no longer the lone receiving threat. Brandon Aiyuk is a talented, versatile receiver, while Deebo Samuel is another big-bodied target that can be useful in the red zone. So, the dispersing of targets, combined with Kittle’s injury history/playing style, points to the under here.
Julio Jones: Under 6.5 Receiving TDs
One of the biggest moves of the offseason was Julio Jones being traded to the Tennessee Titans. Now, he is no longer the top-dog on his offense, with the offense clearly flowing through Derrick Henry.
Another thing working against Jones is that he has rarely been a go-to red zone weapon in his career. He has posted touchdown totals under 6.5 in four of his past five seasons. When the Titans get in close, Henry will be getting the ball. This means Jones will need many long touchdowns to hit the over, and I don’t see that happening, at this point in his career.
Rob Gronkowski: Over 495.5 Receiving Yards
Rob Gronkowski has never had less than 540 yards in a season. Never. The prop line of 495.5 is clearly too low, despite Gronk not getting any younger. He started last season slow, as he had to play himself into shape. Gronkowski found out that Florida football shape is a very different thing, due to the heat and humidity. He eventually got going, finishing the season with 623 yards.
While the tight end room and the receivers overall have a lot of talent, Gronkowski’s role is safe and his connection with Tom Brady is obvious. His limited workload also keeps him fresh throughout the entire season, which will have an added game for him to rack up receiving yards.
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.