We’ve already attacked the quarterback and running back position groups from a player prop perspective for Super Bowl LVIII. With that, it’s now time to break down the wide receivers in hopes of adding to the bankroll on Super Bowl Sunday. If you took a gander at my running back prop bets, you’ll know I’m extremely bullish on Christian McCaffrey having a major say in how this one shapes up. I believe the game script will be ripe for some pass catchers to go off in this game because of it, so let’s give it the ‘ol college try and see if we can’t cash in on some Super Bowl LVIII WR props at Caesars Sportsbook in the finale of the 2023-24 NFL betting season.
Bet Super Bowl LVII WR Props at Caesars Sportsbook
Deebo Samuel 75+ Receiving Yards +155 | Yards of 1st Reception Over 9.5 Yards -115 | Longest Reception Over 21.5 Yards -120 | Anytime Touchdown +130
It’s tough pinpointing San Francisco 49ers playmakers simply due to the roster overflowing with them. However, if it’s not going to be McCaffrey that goes HAM, it most certainly will be Deebo Samuel with Steve Spagnuolo making it a point to shut down the 49ers ground attack as much as his beatable run defense can. Spoiler alert – they won’t! Regardless, Deebo can still have himself a huge game even against the strength of a Kansas City defense that’s been lock down good against opposing passing attacks all season in allowing 176+ yards (#4) and only 1.1 touchdowns per game (#2).
With L’Jarius Sneed likely to be matched up with Brandon Aiyuk a bulk of this match, the responsibility of covering Samuel will fall into the hands of Chiefs All-Pro Nickelback Trent McDuffie. While he’s shined to this point of the season, the attention put into containing RUN CMC will put him on an island most of the game in 1-on-1 coverage with No. 19 and that’s not a recipe for success. I believe it to be a prelude to disaster! Samuel is as slippery and explosive as it gets. It could seriously only take a single play for him to pop off and hit the over of all these Super Bowl LVIII prop bets in one fell swoop!
Rashee Rice 100+ Receiving Yards +280 | 10+ Receptions +420 | Longest Reception Over 21.5 yards -120 | Anytime Touchdown +135
While the NFL betting market disagrees strongly with this sentiment due to the Kansas City Chiefs taking in 66 percent of the money at Caesars at the time of writing this blurb, but I believe Patrick Mahomes’ right arm will get a workout with the Chiefs forced to play catchup throughout due to getting shredded by the Niners ground assault. As such, he’s going to need a target to take center stage and I believe that pass catching option will ultimately end up being rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice.
The rook has simply been sensational going back to Week 12 when he roasted the Raiders for 8/107/1. Since then, he’s been targeted an average of 8.9 times and averaged 79.3 yards per game. While the rook was held in check against Buffalo and Baltimore in combining for 13 catches for 93 scoreless yards, the 49ers’ secondary (#14) is the weak link of their defense and I believe it to be highly likely it lets its foot off the gas deeper into the match. Not so much to allow for KC to pull off another comeback, but enough to give up some major garbage time yardage and touchdowns.
Even if that doesn’t prove to be the case, I foresee Travis Kelce having a rougher go of it than expected against San Francisco’s stout linebacker corps forcing Mahomes to look his way. While the kids never gone for 10+ receptions in a game before, his young legs will put him in a position to pull off the feat on the grandest stage of them all; even with KC having no shot of coming out on top!
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Yards of 1st Reception Over 9.5 Yards -125
Marquez Valdes-Scantling owes me! I hit the over of his receiving yards prop in last year’s Super Bowl and he couldn’t even bag a single catch for me. While he doesn’t get much burn, the vet pass catcher has been one of Patrick Mahomes’ favorite deep targets in the playoffs with his four combined catches turned into 100 yards with longs of 32 twice. The opportunity will be there to get into the box score with Kansas City forced to pass throughout. I got my popcorn ready and can’t wait to watch the bum haul in one pass for nine yards…