‘Tis the season for Christmas Eve NFL action. There’s a full football slate on Saturday, and we have four player props to get you in the betting spirit.
Derrick Henry – over 109.5 rushing yards
It’s going to be a rough afternoon for the Houston Texans’ run defense. The Texans are ranked dead last in the NFL against the run, allowing a whopping 167.5 yards per game. Christmas has come early for Derrick Henry and his rushing title hopes.
The Titans have lost four straight and have seen their division lead dwindle in the past month. A home match against the league’s worst team is just what the doctor ordered for the current AFC South leader.
After two uncharacteristically poor rushing performances, Henry has returned to form in his last two outings. He has 225 rushing yards in his previous two games and added 93 receiving yards and two scores in the process.
Bet on the big man to eat well on Saturday against Houston.
Isiah Pacheco over 69.5 rushing yards
The only team with a worse run defense than the Houston Texans is the Seattle Seahawks. The Hawks have been playing terribly over the last month and have seen their playoff hopes slowly slip away.
The defense has been the main culprit, which has been repeatedly torched on the ground. The Seahawks are giving up over 160 yards per game to opposing rushers. It won’t get any easier against a ferocious back like Isiah Pacheco.
The Chiefs will gameplan against Seattle’s weakness, providing plenty of touches for the rookie. The Rutgers product averages almost five yards per tote and has had at least 66 ground yards in six straight contests.
Daniel Jones over 228.5 passing yards
It’s not often we’d recommend taking Daniel Jones on the over, but the spot is right here. Minnesota has been ghastly against the pass, and even Jones should be able to push the ball downfield at will.
The Vikings might be 11-3, but it’s no thanks to their defense. They are the worst in the NFL in yards against (413.8) and are second worst against the pass (278.80).
Jones typically plays better on the road, and weather won’t be a factor in the dome stadium. It’s do-or-die time for the Giants. A big game from the fourth-year pivot will go a long way for New York’s playoff hopes.
Davante Adams over 67.5 receiving yards
The Raiders are coming off one of the craziest wins you’ll ever see and should carry the momentum into Pittsburgh as they look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Davante Adams has been himself this year, producing 1,275 yards and 12 TDs through 14 games. However, he hasn’t been himself in the previous two contests. The stud receiver is coming off just 28 yards against New England and had only 71 the week before vs. the Rams.
He should have no problem getting back on track against a weak Steelers secondary. Pitt has a solid run defense but has struggled mightily against the pass, ranking 24th in the league (238.8).
Adams has yet to go three straight games under 100 receiving yards this season. That shouldn’t change on Saturday.