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.
Derrick Henry: Over 1,550.5 Rushing Yards
This rushing prop set for the NFL’s most dominant rusher from the past couple of seasons is too low. Yes, the Tennessee Titans added Julio Jones to the receiving corps, but that does not mean Mike Vrabel of all people will be changing his team’s philosophy. Rather, the presence of Jones opposite of A.J. Brown forces the defense to respect two physically intimidating wide receivers, thus making things easier on Derrick Henry to run the football.
Henry is coming off a season in which he ran for 2,027 yards. This came a season after he ran for 1,540 yards in 15 games. He has proven to be capable of remaining healthy throughout his NFL career. The return of left tackle Taylor Lewan will also assist in this prop hitting the over.
Ezekiel Elliott: Over 1,100.5 Yards Rushing
Last season was a disappointing one for Ezekiel Elliott, and he let down many of his fantasy football owners. However, it seemed to be a perfect storm. The offensive line in front of him was absolutely decimated. Then Dak Prescott went down injured, followed by Andy Dalton, so defenses barely had to respect the quarterback taking snaps.
Elliott played five games with Prescott last season and ran for 364 yards in these games. While the offensive line was already beaten up, this is a disappointing output. Still, extrapolated over a 17-game season, this comes to 1,237.6 yards, which is far over the prop goal. With his efficiency expected to improve this season, Elliott could cross 1,100 yards with many weeks left.
Kyler Murray: Over 680.5 Yards Rushing
As stated above, when discussing NFL picks for the upcoming season, it is important to remember that the league added a 17th game to the schedule. With this in mind, this rushing prop for Kyler Murray is way too low. Last season, Murray rushed for 819 yards, averaging about 51.2 rushing yards per game. At this pace, it would take just over 13 games for him to get 681 rushing yards and, again, there are 17 games this season. This is a relatively safe rushing prop for a quarterback since so many of Murray’s yards are picked up on scrambles instead of called rushing plays. The scrambles will continue, as will his high rushing yard totals.
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.
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