Welcome back to Hitting Paydirt for Week 2, a weekly article that looks at the touchdown scorers this week. When looking for touchdown scorers, value is important. Some sites offer in-game betting on touchdown scorers so if you can hold off on taking Christian McCaffery at -250 to score, wait until late in the first quarter or second quarter to place a bet at a better number if he is still scoreless.
I am not suggesting to play all of these touchdown scorers below, but if there is value, they will be listed. You should not bet the same amount per player and depending on your book, you may also be able to parlay some of these. I’ll use the lines from DraftKings and Fanduel. Be sure to shop your books for the best lines as they can be drastically different from site to site.
The best price from each site is listed next to each player as of Saturday at noon.
Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Taylor +100
T.Y. Hilton +140
The Vikings defense was torched by Green Bay last week. The door has opened for Taylor in the running game and I’m going to take a stab at T.Y. with Doyle out for the Colts. Both at plus money each, have a good shot to score – bank on at least one hitting paydirt.
Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Jerry Jeudy +450
Pittsburgh D/ST +500
Jeudy is solely a value play. Draftkings has these odds for now on him, but he is just +300 on Fanduel. Pittsburgh D/ST will qualify for defensive players and special teams. This defense is one of the best of the league and can force turnovers on a young QB.
N.Y. Giants @ Chicago Bears
Saquon Barkley +115
Evan Engram +340
Saquon should find a lot more running room this week. Engram is a value pick at +360.
*Bonus ML pick: Giants ML +200
Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Bucs
Christian McCaffrey -135
D.J. Moore +260
Moore was the only loser last week of my five top plays. I will go back to the well this week with him at a great price. CMC is just -135 at Fanduel as of now. That isn’t a terrible price if you want to get involved with parlays. If you are looking to straight bet, then wait until a better number in-game.
L.A. Rams @ Philadelphia Eagles
Cooper Kupp +190
Robert Woods +210
You are basically getting 2/1 odds on each of the Rams top two WR’s this week. There should be a good chance that one of the two scores and you can cash.