Week 18 Player Incentives: Prop Bets for Cooper Kupp, Tom Brady, TJ Watt & More Chasing Records & Contracts
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When the last week of the season rolls around, players are playing for more than just wins and losses.
Many have contract incentives to receive bonuses for certain milestones while some others are going for records with the additional game on the schedule this season.
Let’s get into some intriguing prop bets that involve player incentives.
Week 18 Prop Bets for Records and Incentives
Stefon Diggs vs. Jets
Diggs has one of the biggest and most attainable contract incentives heading into the week. He needs 231 receiving yards for $685,000 and six receptions for $658,000 against the New York Jets this week.
The receptions O/U on DraftKings and most sportsbooks is at 6.5. Over is +100 while under is -130.
DraftKings is offering incentive specials that have Diggs over 5.5 receptions at -150. It has also over 231.5 receiving yards at +4000 for the additional incentive.
Ja’Marr Chase vs. Browns
Chase needs 45 receiving yards to set the record for most ever in the regular season by a rookie.
Most of the player props aren’t yet available for this game.
Marvin Jones Jr. vs. Colts
Jones needs four catches against the Colts for $500,000. He averages 4.1 catches per game this season.
Over 3.5 catches is currently -160 on DraftKings with the under at +125.
Tom Brady vs. Panthers
Brady can set the single-season record for passing yards if he throws for at least 488 yards. Think he can do it? The over on 487.5 yards at DraftKings has odds of +3000.
DraftKings is also offering over 15.5 pass completions at -10000 and over 45.5 pass attempts at +500. Sixteen completions would break Drew Brees’ record for most in a single season. The pass attempts number is the amount needed to break Matthew Stafford’s record for most in a season.
Rob Gronkowski vs. Panthers
Gronkowski has a couple attainable incentives this week. He needs seven catches for a $500,000 bonus, 85 yards for $500,000 and three touchdowns for $500,000.
On the DraftKings incentive specials, over 6.5 catches for Gronk is +130 while over 84.5 yards is +200.
His receiving yards total is set at 65.5 -130 on the over and +100 on the under.
Mike Evans vs. Panthers
Evans needs 54 receiving yards to hit the 1,000-yard mark in eight-straight seasons.
The issue is the prop number is rather high. DraftKings is currently offering Evans total receiving yards at 65.5 with over at -130 and under at +100.
Tyler Lockett vs. Cardinals
Lockett scored two touchdowns in last season’s finale to hit his touchdown incentive at +850 odds and he needs two touchdowns once again to get a $1.2 million bonus.
Lockett is +160 on FanDuel for anytime touchdown scorer and +1000 to score two touchdowns.
A.J. Green vs. Seahawks
Green needs 10 receptions for a $250,000 bonus and 75 receiving yards for another $250k.
His receiving yards prop on DraftKings is set at 54.5 -115 on both sides. His receptions is set at 4.5 with +100 on the over and -135 on the under.
Cooper Kupp vs. Rams
Kupp is going for a whole host of records including the wide receiver triple crown. We’ll focus on a couple of attainable ones.
The star wideout needs 12 receptions to set the all-time record for receptions in a season. DraftKings is offering +380 on over 11.5 receptions. His regular receptions prop is set at 9.5 -130 on the over and -105 on the under.
He also needs 136 receiving yards to surpass Calvin Johnson for the all-time receiving yards record. DraftKings is offering over 135.5 at +160 odds. His regular receiving yards prop is 116.5 at -115 on both sides.
Kyle Pitts vs. Saints
Pitts needs 59 yards to break Mike Ditka’s single-season rookie tight end receiving yards record that was set in 1961.
DraftKings is offering -130 odds on Pitts over 58.5 receiving yards.
Jonathan Taylor vs. Jaguars
Taylor needs 266 yards to reach 2,000. DraftKings is offering over 265.5 yards at +3000.
Alternate rushing yards odds are also available. Over 175.5 yards is +598. His standard prop is 115.5 yards at -115 juice.
Mark Andrews vs. Steelers
The Ravens tight end is 141 receiving yards away from breaking the record for most yards by a tight end, held by Travis Kelce in 2020. Andrews to have at least 141 receiving yards is +1200 at DraftKings. Andrews over 68.5 yards is -115.
TJ Watt vs. Ravens
Watt is approaching the all-time sack record. If he gets 1.5 sacks, he will own the record for most sacks in a single season. At least 1.5 sacks is set at -130 at DraftKings.
Jaylen Waddle vs. Patriots
The Miami Dolphins receiver needs three catches to set the single-season record for receptions by a rookie. The current props available include receiving yards (56.5) and longest reception (20.5).
Davante Adams vs. Lions
Adams needs 22 receiving yards to set the franchise record for most receiving yards in a season.