College Football Player Props: 6 Picks for Jalin Hyatt, Audric Estime & More
Wesley Hitt/Getty Images. Pictured: Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (left) and running back Jahmyr Gibbs (right).
- Six college football player props are featured in this piece, including multiple SEC talents.
- Will wide receivers Evan Stewart and Jalin Hyatt shin in SEC matchups?
- Find out below and more.
Saturday’s Week 10 college football slate features plenty of actions, which means there are plenty of player props with betting value across the board.
Our staff dug into some of the most intriguing games of the day to find their top player props. We have picks for Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt as he takes on No. 3 Georgia, Notre Dame’s Audric Estime against No. 4 Clemson and Alabama’s Jahmyr Gibbs, who faces a strong defensive line for No. 10 LSU.
Read on for our top college football player props for Week 10, and be sure to check out the rest of Action Network’s college football betting coverage, including best bets for the day and single-game guides for over 40 of Saturday’s biggest games.
College Football Player Props for Week 10
In the table below, you’ll find each of our college football staff’s top player prop picks from Saturday’s slate of games. Click on any pick or team logo to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.
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Florida vs. Texas A&M
WR Evan Stewart Receiving Yards
Five-star Evan Stewart is bursting onto the scene, but Jimbo Fisher’s screwing it up just enough to keep anyone from noticing. Amazing.
Stewart, the No. 2 receiver in the 2022 class, is running hot amid a true breakout.
After failing to post more than 57 yards in a game across the first four outings, he’s completely flipped the script.
Stewart has at least six receptions for 88 yards or more in three straight, including his first 100-yard game — and that was against Alabama.
A&M’s offense has stripped off the training wheels as season expectations wisp away. Only six teams have averaged more pass attempts than the Aggies (46.7) over the last three games.
Volume shouldn’t be an issue for Stewart, the team leader in receptions (38) and yards (478); if it somehow is, bank on his high floor.
The freshman has registered at least five catches in six of his last seven, and his worst outing was a three-catch game against Arkansas.
Stewart’s big-play ability as he’s become more comfortable in the offense — he’s averaging 14.2 yards per catch over the last three, as opposed to just 11.1 across the first four — should more than compensate for the possibility he has an “off” night.
Pick: Evan Stewart Over 62.5 Receiving Yards · Play to 73.5
Tennessee vs. Georgia
WR Jalin Hyatt Receiving Yards
By Alex Hinton
The spotlight game in college football this week pits the newly-minted No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. The game total sits at 64.5, which means the oddsmakers are expecting a lot of points on the board.
One player capable of producing big plays in a hurry is Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt.
Hyatt has burst onto the scene as a junior and has 45 receptions, 907 yards and 14 touchdowns. Coming into the year, Cedric Tillman was regarded as Tennessee’s No. 1 wide receiver, but he has battled injuries. Since Tillman went down on Sept. 17, Hyatt has been an incredible run.
He has 100 yards receiving in each of his last three games, including four of his last six. He put up 58 and 63 yards in the other two. A big-play threat, Hyatt has had at least one 45-yard catch (and two touchdowns) in five of his last six games.
Tillman returned last week, but that didn’t stop Hyatt from going off against Kentucky. It also makes the matchup against Georgia more interesting.
Georgia has an elite corner in Kelee Ringo, and it will be interesting to see who Georgia prioritizes in shutting down between Tillman and Hyatt. Given that Tillman is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, I expect the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Ringo to guard him. However, even if he’s on Hyatt, I still like this prop.
Hyatt has the speed to get behind anyone in the country, as we have seen on his numerous explosive plays this season. Additionally, Tennessee confuses opponents and exploits with its fast tempo, wide splits and other exotic formations.
Hyatt won’t need many opportunities to go over this line. He averages 20.2 yards per catch, so he would only likely need four to reach 80 yards. However, Hyatt could also rack up 77 yards on two catches if he has a couple of 40 yard gains, which he’s capable of doing.
If this game is the high-scoring affair that most expect, Hyatt will have a great chance to have another big day.
Pick: Jalin Hyatt Over 76.5 Receiving Yards · Play to 80.5
Oregon vs. Colorado
RB Mar’Keise Irving Rushing Yards
By Cody Goggin
Irving is coming off of one of his worst games of the season last week against Cal, but that doesn’t discourage me from thinking that the Minnesota transfer could have a great game on Saturday.
Irving has gone over this total in five of his eight games this season. The situation lines up perfectly for him to go over this total once again against Colorado this week.
It appears that the book just created a line based on Irving’s average rushing yards per game this year, which is 71.
Colorado has possibly the worst rushing defense in the country. It ranks 125th in Success Rate against the run and 120th in EPA per Play. The Buffs rank dead last at 131st in PFF’s rush and tackling grades. This team hasn’t been able to stop the run all season, and that won’t change this weekend.
Oregon is a 38-point favorite at the time of writing. There’s an extremely high likelihood that the game script in this game will favor the Ducks, and chances are they know this as well. I would expect a conservative game plan for Oregon, and Irving should get plenty of chances to pad his stats throughout this game.
Just two weeks ago, Irving got his heaviest workload of the season against UCLA, where he had 19 carries. Oregon had a comfortable lead for most of that game and was just trying to chew time.
As long as Irving doesn’t get pulled from this game early, I would expect him to soar over this total.
Pick: Mar’Keise Irving Over 70.5 Rushing Yards · Play to 78.5
Clemson vs. Notre Dame
RB Audric Estime Rushing Yards
The Audric Estime hype train is in full force after his dominant performance against Syracuse. The sophomore running back rushed the ball 20 times for 123 yards and two scores. And I’ll give it to him, he had some impressive runs.
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) October 31, 2022
Estime is a load for a running back, standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 227 pounds. But now, he’s matching up against a Clemson defensive front full of future NFL talent. The Tigers have been elite at slowing down opposing rushing attacks this season allowing just 3.0 yards per carry (10th) and 86 rushing yards per game (4th).
Clemson held Georgia Tech, Louisiana Tech, NC State and Boston College to a combined 138 rushing yards (35 per game). The group struggled to slow down Florida State and Syracuse the last two weeks, but rest assured that was the top focus for Dabo Swinney during the bye week.
The Tigers are going to stack the box in this matchup and take away the Notre Dame rushing attack. Clemson is going to sell out to stop the run and force Drew Pyne to beat it with his arm.
Also, note that Estime lost three fumbles in four games, which dropped his workload drastically. He had three carries against UNLV and eight against Stanford. An early fumble in this contest could lead him to the bench, locking up this prop.
Even without one, I can’t see him breaking free against an elite Clemson defense.
Pick: Audric Estime Under 62.5 Rushing Yards · Play to 60.5
Alabama vs. LSU
QB Jayden Daniels Passing Yards
This one is all about potential game flow. The LSU defense doesn’t generate a lot of Havoc (78th), but it do allow a lot of explosive plays (90th).
In recent weeks, the Bayou Bengals defense allowed 75 points to Florida and Tennessee. Alabama’s offense, with Bryce Young back to full strength, is capable of matching that offensive output. If it does, that will force LSU to throw the ball more than it has in the past month to catch up.
Speaking of the last month, Daniels has blown past this total in four of his last five starts. The lone exception was an 80-yard performance in which Daniels split reps with Garrett Nussmeier. In his other four performances, he averaged 294 yards through the air with a QBR of 79.8.
And then we have the Alabama secondary, who routinely dominates overmatched passers and gives up chunk plays to dynamic aerial attacks. The Tide rank top-20 against the pass in terms of Success Rate and limiting explosiveness, but Hendon Hooker exposed them to the tune of 385 yards through the air.
Similarly, the combination of Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card picked apart Alabama’s pass defense, racking up 294 total yards through the air.
Outside of those two games, Alabama has faced a pair of downtrodden Group of Five passing attacks, Vanderbilt, a run-heavy Arkansas team and the much-maligned Haynes King from Texas A&M. Even King mustered 254 yards through the air.
I think this number is low by close to 10 yards and is one of my top props of the weekend.
Pick: Jayden Daniels Over 215.5 Passing Yards · Play to 224.5
Alabama vs. LSU
RB Jahmyr Gibbs Rushing Yards
The weak point of the LSU defense is the front seven rush response. The Tigers rank 66th nationally in rushing defense, allowing 142.0 yards per game.
There have been a couple of instances in which LSU has been opened up by the running game. Against Tennessee, the Tigers gave up 263 yards on the ground. The following week, Florida put up 210 yards on the ground against LSU.
LSU did find success in stopping the Ole Miss rushing attack, but the Rebels were without their top back.
Jahmyr Gibbs, a junior running back, is the lead back for the Crimson Tide. Gibbs is getting the lion’s share of the backfield load, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and 84.0 yards per game.
I expect Gibbs to have a very heavy workload in Death Valley for two reasons.
Primarily, the LSU rush defense is the relative weakness of the Tigers. Secondly, Saban will want to run at a slower tempo to neutralize LSU dual-threat quarterback Jayden Daniels.
Alabama doesn’t want this rivalry game to turn into a horse race, especially since the LSU offense has hit its stride in recent weeks.
Look for the Crimson Tide to come out with a rush-heavy attack with Gibbs being the main attraction.