We’ve already attacked the quarterback and running back positions from a player prop perspective for Super Bowl LVII. With that, it’s now time to break down the wide receivers and tight ends in hopes of adding to the bankroll on Super Bowl Sunday. Not knowing who will and won’t be healthy within the Chiefs pass catching corps makes it tough, but I think I’ve unearthed a few gems. Then there’s the Eagles pass catchers who’ve seen their target numbers only get fatter since hitting the board with NFL bettors seemingly of the belief Philly’s offense excels in what many expect to be a shootout. Let’s give it the ‘ol college try and see if we can’t cash in on WR props at PointsBet Sportsbook in the finale of the 2022-23 NFL betting season.
Bet Super Bowl LVII WR Props at PointsBet Sportsbook
Skyy Moore Over 10.5 Receiving Yards +105
What the rookie lacks in size, he makes up for with speed. Skyy Moore’s rookie season will ultimately be considered a flop after the former Western Michigan Bronco only managed 22 receptions for 250 yards and no touchdowns over the course of the regular season. But with the Chiefs receiving corps hampered in the postseason, the rookie actually got some looks from Patrick Mahomes. That has me looking to take advantage of a cheap impost currently only being offered up at PointsBet at the time of this writing.
Moore got seven targets in the AFC title game with the Bengals paying most attention to Travis Kelce and MVS due to injuries. While his three receptions only amounted to 13 yards, the ask here isn’t much with it entirely possible No. 24 surpasses this impost on a single catch. That’s a bet I’m willing to make at a plus-money return!
I’m inarguably chasing points here with Marquez Valdes-Scantling who proved to be the Chiefs savior in their 23-20 win and cover against the Cincinnati Bengals. MVS proved to be KC’s biggest performer after reeling in six of eight targets and turning them into a season-high 116 yards and a touchdown. While the yardage accrued is no doubt an outlier, the attention of No. 15 most definitely isn’t.
Dating back to Week 17, Valdes-Scantling has received 7, 6, 2, and 8 targets. That’s an average of 5.75 per game which is nearly 1.5 more targets per game than he received in his 14 prior games. With a 13.9 yard average depth of target – only Gabe Davis and George Pickens had higher ADOTs – I expect MVS to have opportunities to get open downfield over the course of the game. I think his target should be closer to 40 yards like the 38.5 opener suggested, so I’ll zig while others are zagging the speedster and expect him to close the season out with another impactful performance.
Dallas Goedert 1st Touchdown +1200 & Anytime Touchdown +185
The Chiefs will march a defense onto the field that excels at stopping the run (No. 8) but is beatable through the air (No. 18). I’m very interested to see how Steve Spagnuolo’s defense matches up against one of the nastier rushing attacks in the league. I honestly think Jalen Hurts and Co. excel on the ground. So why am I touting Dallas Goedert as the guy to make a beer money investment on to score the first touchdown of Super Bowl LVII?
It’s simple really. As solid Kansas City has been at limiting opposing tight ends holding them to a grand total of 798 yards (No. 13) and a paltry 63.5 percent catch rate (No. 5), they’ve given up their fair share of touchdowns to the position. Only the Dolphins, Patriots, Lions, and Cardinals conceded more than the nine tuddies KC conceded to the position over the course of the regular season.
The Chiefs have also been abused by tight ends when lined up in the slot. Goedert has seen his slot burn increase dramatically since returning from injury back in Week 16. With KC serving up a touchdown to a tight end in just over half its regular season games, his 35.1 percent implied probability to score an anytime touchdown at the current pay rate offers up some value. It should be closer to a pick ‘em in my book. Hopefully his saunter into the end zone is the first of the game!