Bettors, Fans Pore Over Player Props in Lead-Up To Start of Season

Published on July 29th, 2021 1:04 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Prop bets are surging in popularity ahead of the new American football season. Back in the day, betting on NFL player props was largely the domain of professional gamblers in Las Vegas.

Want to bet on how many passing yards Joe Montana would have in a single season? You'd probably have to go see your sports book manager to have him come up with a number.

Now, in this day and age, betting on NFL player props is available to practically everybody.

With more and more states legalizing sports betting, betting on NFL player props has surged in popularity.

Networks like VSiN are constantly going over player prop odds, and betting on these outcomes has surged as a result.

And why not?

Betting on player props is the perfect combination of betting and fantasy football, which is also monstrously popular in the United States.

If you think that DK Metcalf is going to have a disappointing year, why wouldn't you place a bet on him coming under his Receiving Yards total?

If you think that Baker Mayfield is going to light it up this year, why wouldn't you put some money down on him going over his Touchdown total?


With the growing popularity of betting on player props, there are more and more outrageous things that you can bet on.

How many wins will Houston have?

Who will be the first coach to be fired?

How many interceptions will Aaron Rodgers have?

How many yards will Patrick Mahomes pass for?

How many rushing touchdowns will Derrick Henry have?


The list goes on and on.

Sportsbooks are reporting that there is more and more money being bet on props, and why not? People feel like they have an edge, so they'll bet.

With more and more states legalizing sports betting, expect the trend of increasing betting on NFL prop bets to continue for the foreseeable future.

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