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 Rushing 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.
Damien Harris: Over 845.5 Yards Rushing
While New England Patriots running backs can bring headaches for fantasy football, Damien Harris is in line for a terrific season. Bill Belichick rarely goes out of his way to compliment players, especially before preseason games, but he did that for Harris, talking about how he stayed in Foxboro to work the entire offseason. This goes a long way for someone like Belichick, who should give Harris most of the snaps and carries. The switch to Mac Jones at quarterback also solidifies Harris as the team’s top rusher, and it means the defense will need to respect the arm of the New England passer this season, creating more natural running lanes.
Harris totaled 691 rushing yards in 10 games last season. At this pace, he would total 1,174 yards in 17 games. However, Harris was barely used one game, and his workload should be more consistent this season. Running the ball less than 12 times will likely be rare this season, and this happened in four of his 10 games last year.
Lamar Jackson: Over 950.5 Yards Rushing
Say what you want about Lamar Jackson as a passer, but his ability to be a playmaker is elite. Playing 15 games in each of the past two seasons, Jackson ran for 1,206 and 1,005 yards. With potentially two additional games this season, Jackson should again rush for over 1,000 yards.
The offensive line for Baltimore is solid, and they have improved their receiving corps. They signed Sammy Watkins and drafted Rashod Bateman, which should be two moves that improve in the passing development of Jackson. This creates headaches for defenses, as they will not be able to sell out on the run with confidence as often.
On top of that, the Ravens will be able to call more passing plays. While one would think this hurts the rushing total, Jackson has proven to be more than capable of scrambling to pick up big gains with his legs whether it is a called run or not. For these reasons, this fantasy football prop feels very safe.
Mike Davis: Over 800.5 Yards Rushing
Everyone is hesitant to fully embrace Mike Davis, as he has been a career backup. However, he looked great as a starter for Carolina last season, and the Falcons do not have a true backup that puts Davis’ role at risk. Davis only averaged 49 rushing yards per game in his 13 starts last season, but that would still equal 833 yards over a 17-game season. The Falcons should also give him more carries than he saw in Carolina last year.
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.