NFL Player Props Week 12 | Running Backs

Now that the Thanksgiving turkey is down the gullet, it’s time to dig in on the Sunday slate for Week 12 of the NFL season. With the playoffs right around the corner, it’s time for teams and players to start getting down to business.

In this article, I will evaluate the best value in the player prop betting markets for RBs. The odds in this article come to us via Bet365 Sportsbook.

Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings) vs. Carolina Panthers

Sunday, 1:00 pm EST | Watch: FOX
US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN

Prop Bets Watch:

The Panthers’ run-defense ranks 25th DVOA and second-worst in yards allowed after contact. It’s also worth noting that Carolina has allowed five different RBs to rush for 80+ yards against them, with three of them going for 100+. Not a great start to this discussion, considering Cook will be the one running the football at them this Sunday.

Cook has a total of 66 touches over the last two weeks and no one has seen more carries inside the five-yard line this season- that, despite missing a game. It’s no surprise to anyone that Cook has already exceeded the 1,000-yard mark with six games to go.

If you’re a DFS player, you’ll know that his $11,000 price tag comes with damn-good reasoning.

Damien Harris (New England Patriots) vs. Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, 1:00 pm EST | Watch: FOX
Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA

Prop Bets Watch:

Harris was kind of stuck in the mud last week, only rushing for 43 yards in a smash spot against the Houston Texans. This time around, though, should be a little different.

The Cardinals are allowing the fifth-most yards per carry (4.6) this season and will be making the cross-country trip to play in the early window on Sunday. Not to mention, it’s Thanksgiving week, which means that the bellies may be a little more full than usual for a team making a big trip like that. It would behoove the Patriots to take advantage of this situation.

Harris does have three 100-yard games already for the Patriots this season, and two of them in the last four games. With Rex Burkhead out of the mix and Sony Michel useless, this is a nice spot for Harris to assert his dominance.

Al Walsh
Al Walsh Chief Sports Writer