And then there were four. As the Titans and Chiefs are set to battle for the AFC crown and the Packers and 49ers playing for the NFC title this weekend we’re taking a look at the best player NFL prop bets for each contest.
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs | Sunday, 3:05 PM EST on CBS
Top Prop Bet: Derrick Henry OVER 141.5 rushing yards (+155)
Yes, the Chiefs’ run defense is the third-best in the NFL allowing 94 yards on the ground per game, but they’re still going to have a tough time holding Derrick Henry to under 150 yards rushing.
The league leader in rushing ran for 195 yards during last week’s win in Baltimore and 182 yards the week prior in Foxboro. Simply put, this man is clicking at a different level. While he’s been extremely hot this postseason, he also recorded four games of at least 149 rushing yards during the regular season.
The Titans go as Henry goes and it’ll be another run-heavy gameplan for Tennessee. That’s the way the Titans’ offense gets things done and how they’ll try to keep Patrick Mahomes off the field as much as possible. Kansas City will likely get their points, but the Titans are going to stick to the gameplan that has gotten them this far: hand Henry the ball and get out of the way.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers | Sunday, 6:40 PM EST on FOX
Top Prop Bet: Tevin Coleman scoring a TD at any point of the game (+125)
Sticking with running backs, let’s circle Tevin Coleman who is fresh off of a two-score game against the Vikings last week. Sure, last week was the first time we saw Coleman find the endzone since late-November (against the Packers, ironically enough) but it’s tough not to like the hot hand when it comes to player prop bets.
Coleman picked up 105 yards on the ground on 22 attempts against Minnesota and is very much so a key piece to the 49ers success offensively. He proved last week that between him and a banged-up Raheem Mostert, he’s going to get plenty of quality touches moving forward.
Look for Coleman to find the endzone at least once against the Pack on Sunday night.