Week 3 of the NFL season kicked off with the 49ers defeating the Giants on Thursday Night Football. Now, we head into the weekend with a full slate of games to bet on. Here, we will break down our favorite Week 3 NFL anytime touchdown props on Sunday.
This is not a very attractive slate, but for bettors, any week can be fun if you cash some tickets. There are a ton of games to pick from, which can make finding a winner tough. Luckily, we have poured through the data and have come up with the best touchdown props for each slate of games (afternoon, evening, and Sunday night).
Let’s look at our three favorite NFL anytime touchdown scorer picks for Week 3.
NFL Week 3 Touchdown Scorer Odds
Below, we have included the NFL anytime touchdown betting odds for Week 3 from some of our favorite sports betting apps.
Usually, I do not like to take an anytime touchdown scorer prop on a player who has scored in back-to-back weeks, especially a rookie in his first two career games. However, the Vikings are a pass-first team as they rank first in Pass Play % (77.97%).
Not only that, but they rank fourth in yards per pass attempt (8.0), and Kirk Cousins has 64 completions of over 20 yards this season, which is just behind Mac Jones. Most of Jordan Addison’s receiving yards this season have come from ‘Air Yards, ‘ which is the amount of receiving yards he has minus any YAC.
Although Justin Jefferson is the alpha in the receiver room, he draws a ton of attention, which has let Addison thrive as a legit down-field threat. Addison will face a horrendous Chargers defense in this game, primarily the secondary. Through two games, Los Angeles’ secondary ranks last in yards per pass and 26th in opponents’ completion percentage.
Both teams have explosive offenses and horrendous pass defenses. This means we may be in for a shootout, which gives Addison more opportunities in the passing game. And so far, he has made the most of his chances.
This has been a wild week for the Chicago Bears. First, they are coming off a deflating loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which Justin Fields did not play well at all. Secondly, their defensive coordinator resigned for unknown but potentially troubling reasons.
While Fields has not been quite as effective with his legs as last year, he still is a threat in the open field. With how poor the offensive line has been, Chicago may need Fields’ legs to keep them alive against a strong Chiefs pass rush.
His progression as a passer has been wildly disappointing, but to be fair, Fields is the only player on offense with a chance at making things happen. This is not a very skilled unit outside of D.J. Moore and sometimes Darnell Mooney.
Luckily, they are playing a Chiefs defense that ranks toward the bottom of the league in pass coverage and tackling. While a lot of that has to do with the amount of times teams are passing against this defense, there is a lot of youth and inexperience in the secondary.
I still don’t trust Fields as a passer, but against this defense, there should be enough opportunities to move the ball downfield. Once the Bears cross into Chiefs territory, especially in the red zone, that is where Fields is a legit scoring threat.
As long as he does not run into sacks, Fields is in a good spot to score with his legs against this defense.
This has all the making of being a disgusting, deplorable, offensive, and downright horrendous football game. Both offenses have been unwatchable. However, the Steelers’ defense is still excellent, as they were the reason Pittsburgh won its Monday Night Football matchup with the Browns last week.
Back to the offenses real quick, Pittsburgh did not run a single play inside Cleveland’s 30-yard line last week, and they were constantly drawing first contact in the backfield. While that may be a challenge against a decent Raiders front seven, Las Vegas has not been very good defensively.
They are giving up 27 points per game, almost five yards per rush, and they don’t tackle very well. The Steelers’ offense has still not shown much this season, but this will be the easiest defensive line they have seen so far this year.
As long as T.J. Watt and the defense keep them in games, Pittsburgh should keep it simple with the ball. Although Jaylen Warren has not scored and only has nine rushes, he also has been involved in the passing game, as he ranks second on the team in targets.
Somebody has to score a touchdown in this game (we think), and the most likely of these two nasty offenses to score is Pittsburgh. It appears that Pittsburgh is getting tired of Najee Harris not doing anything other than running directly into defensive linemen all game. This means Warren should see an uptick in reps.
NFL Anytime Touchdown Parlay Odds
If you are following our NFL anytime touchdown parlay picks for Week 3, you can put them in a parlay for a bigger payout. The odds for each leg will differ depending on the sportsbook you choose, but with three plus-value anytime touchdown picks, you should get a good number no matter what.