NFL Player Props – Running Back Picks for Week 16

Al Walsh
Al Walsh Chief Sports Writer

Week 16 of the NFL season is a big week for most fantasy football players, considering it is the championship round. The running backs will go a long way in determining those matchups, but we can also be smartly selfish and capitalize on some prop bets as well.

In this article, I will identify the best value in the player-prop betting market from these RB matchups. The odds in this article are from William Hill Sports – Use the promo code TS500 for a 100% first-time sign-up deposit bonus of up to $500.



NFL Player Props – Running Back Picks for Week 16

Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns) at New York Jets

Sunday, 1:00 pm EST | Watch: CBS
MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ

Prop Bets Watch:

  • Over Rushing Yards (odds not available)
  • Anytime Touchdowns (odds not available)

This will be the second game for the Browns in seven days at MetLife. Last week, they were able to put a thumping on the Giants and will now look to do the same against the Jets, who just won their first (and probably only) game of the season. It’s official- the Jets have reached their win-quota for the year.

I couldn’t believe this when I saw it, but the Jets have only allowed one 100-yard rusher this season. Well, it could be time for that to change with Chubb ready to get busy. The former Georgia Bulldog has not rushed for 100+ yards in each of the last three games (although, he does have two 80+ performances) but his work in the passing game has increased of late.


Miles Sanders (Philadelphia Eagles) at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 4:25 pm EST | Watch: FOX
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

Prop Bets Watch:

  • Over 77.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
  • Over 15.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
  • Anytime TD (-110)

No other team is allowing more rushing yards per game (161.8) this season than the Cowboys. This sets up nicely for Sanders, who is ready to break out in a big way for his fantasy owners in the biggest week of the season.

Unfortunately, Sanders missed the first matchup against Dallas due to injury, so we don’t have a gauge of that would’ve went. However, the man has to be salivating at the thought of this meeting. Similar types of versatile RBs like Kenyan Drake and Antonio Gibson have been the ones to do the most damage against the Cowboys this season.


More NFL Player Props For Week 16


NFL Player Props – Running Back Picks for Week 16

Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) at Green Bay Packers

Sunday, 8:20 pm EST | Watch: NBC
Lambeau Field – Green Bay, WI

Prop Bets Watch:

  • Over 103.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
  • Over 22.5 Rushing Attempts (-115)
  • Anytime TD (-225), 2+ TDs (+225)

The Packers’ run defense has a long history softening up as the cold months come on. And it makes plenty of sense. I mean, who the hell wants to tackle someone in painfully cold temperatures?

Well, now they get to try and tackle the biggest and baddest RBs in the NFL. The oddsmakers have certainly taken notice, labeling the Titans just shy of a field-goal underdog in one of the toughest environments for a road team. Especially with such a bad defense on their side.

Henry has rushed for 100+ yards in five of his last six matchups, and in seven of the last 10. It is going to happen once again.