With only one week left in the NFL preseason, fantasy football draft season 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.
Darrell Henderson: Under 925.5 Rushing Yards
After the season-ending injury to Cam Akers, many thought the Rams would sign one of the veteran free agents. While they didn’t do that, they did trade for Sony Michel, who was a first-round draft pick only a few seasons ago. Yes, Darrell Henderson is the clear top running back on the Los Angeles Rams. However, standing at 5-8 and barely over 200 pounds, the Rams know they have to be careful with his workload, especially with his history of getting banged up. Sean McVay noted this before the Michel trade, so I don’t view this move as a simple depth addition.
With all of this in mind, the under on this fantasy football prop seems to be the smart NFL pick to start us out at PrizePicks.
Lamar Jackson: Over 950.5 Rushing Yards
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 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.
Jalen Hurts: Over 655.5 Rushing Yards
While Jalen Hurts missed the second preseason game due to a stomach issue, he is at no risk of losing his job to Joe Flacco. As the full-time starter this season, Hurts should use his legs often, as they are his best weapon. He totaled 272 rushing yards over his four starts at quarterback last season. Extrapolated over a 17-game season, Hurts would have totaled 1,156 yards. Obviously, it could be tough to keep up this average, and he also could miss some games. However, there are 500 yards of wiggle room.
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.