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Koerner’s Ultimate NFL Wild-Card Props Breakdown: What to Expect from Jordan Matthews, More

Jan 06, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jordan Matthews

  • Sean Koerner runs through his seven favorite player prop bets for the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.
  • Some of the players he touches on below includes Keenan Allen, Philip Rivers and more.

The playoffs are here, and while we’re still providing our Action Network positional rankings and plenty of DFS content and projections over at FantasyLabs, I’ll be digging into more props analysis, too.

If you’re intimidated by betting props, don’t be. We’ve got a great prop tool over at FantasyLabs that leverages our industry-leading projections. The props with a Bet Quality of 10 have hit at a 66% clip this season.

I’ll use those same projections to highlight where there’s betting value on various props posted ahead of wild-card weekend.

Let’s cover each of the four games below, picking out the my favorite player props of the bunch.

All odds as of Saturday morning.

Player Props: Chargers vs. Ravens

Phillip Rivers Under 256.5 passing yards (-118)

Let’s just put the brutal matchup aside for one second and highlight the fact that Rivers has only gone over this total in seven games this season and under nine times.

His 269-yard per-game average is largely due to a couple massive games where he threw for 400+ yards.

Given the way the Ravens run the ball at-will and play shutdown defense, this number (via FanDuel) poses a bit of value.

Rivers only threw for 181 yards against them in their Week 16 meeting. I would bet the under here down to around 248.5 yards.