Week 5 of the NFL season kicked off with the Chicago Bears picking up its first win on Thursday Night Football. We have a tremendous Sunday slate ahead of us, so it is time to take a look at our favorite Week 5 NFL anytime touchdown scorer props from top sports betting apps.
There are a few fascinating matchups this week, especially on Sunday Night Football when the Dallas Cowboys travel to the Bay to take on the San Francisco 49ers. There are a ton of bets to be made from each game, which can make finding a touchdown prop challenging. Luckily, we have poured through the data and have come up with the best touchdown scorer 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 5.
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At some point, the Lions will have to utilize the dynamic running back they just selected with a top-15 pick in the draft. While David Montgomery has been excellent, Jahmyr Gibbs has a really high upside; he just has not gotten the opportunity to show off.
Through four games, Gibbs only has 39 carries for 179 yards, and while he is getting a steady stream of targets in the passing game, Gibbs only has 70 yards receiving on the season. As long as Montgomery continues to score touchdowns, he will get the touches in the red zone. But this very well could be a spot where Gibbs receives a lot of opportunities.
The Panthers are the only winless team in the NFL after the Bears smoked the Commanders on TNF. Defensively, Carolina has good numbers against the pass, but teams are only throwing the ball 27.5 times per game because they are usually winning by a lot late.
Against the run, Carolina is giving up 4.7 yards per carry, and they are allowing 1.5 rushing touchdowns per game. They also give up a lot of open looks to running backs, where Gibbs really plays a factor.
Chances are Montgomery is going to get more carries in this game. But the Lions are coming off extra rest after playing on TNF last week. With Gibbs not finding the end zone yet this season, look for the Lions to get him more involved, especially against a weak defense.
It probably should not be a secret at this point, but James Conner is a touchdown-scoring machine and has been for his entire career. This season, Conner has 318 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 62 carries, and while he has not caught a touchdown, he is active in the passing game, with 10 targets.
In his first two seasons with Arizona, Conner totaled 26 touchdowns in 18 games, including a 15-touchdown season on the ground in only six starts in 2021. Even though the Cardinals likely will be in pass situations a lot this season, given that they are pretty openly tanking, that has not stopped Conner from getting his touches and making the most of it.
He also has the pleasure of going up against a surprisingly bad Bengals defense. The rushing stats ranking toward the bottom of the league is not shocking, seeing how teams have been running out the clock a lot against them this season. However, that does not change the fact that they allow 5.1 yards per rush, and an on-paper elite defensive line is not getting a lot of pressure.
The odds are not great, but Arizona has a decent offensive line, and they have leaned on Conner his entire time in the desert and should do so again in this matchup.
This is a terrific Sunday Night Football matchup, and it could be a preview of the NFC Championship game, as the two best defenses will match up in San Francisco. Dallas’ defense ranks first in scoring, points per play, and touchdowns allowed, while the 49ers are ranked third in all those categories.
Outside of a bad performance against Arizona a few weeks ago, Dallas has only allowed one touchdown this season. It came on a 68-yard catch-and-run from Garrett Wilson, which any defense is bound to allow at any point in a season.
They took a hit with Trevon Diggs going down for the season, which gives San Francisco a slight edge. However, this unit is still tremendous in coverage, and they are also a great tackling team. This will be needed against a 49ers offense that moves the ball as efficiently as any team in the league.
Enter Deebo Samuel, who is a threat to score from anywhere and at any position. While he only has two touchdowns this season, he has 28 targets and 11 rushing attempts. And he is picking up more yards per play than he did last season.
This will be a defensive battle, but we are also dealing with two tremendous offensive lines and the No. 3 & No. 4 scoring offenses in the NFL. At some point, both defenses are going to break, and no one on the 49ers will get more chances than Samuel.
NFL Anytime Touchdown Parlay Odds
If you follow our NFL anytime touchdown parlay picks for Week 5, 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.