Eagles training camp starts next week which means the NFL season is right around the corner.
With the season getting closer and closer, let’s take a look at some of the favorable player prop bets for the Eagles this season.
All props provided by FanDuel Sportsbook
Miles Sanders Rushing Total: OVER 850.5
Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Miles Sanders has something to prove in 2022. He had a bit of a down year last season, starting 11 games and recording 754 yards on the ground with zero touchdowns. The issue with Sanders has never been his talent, it’s the nagging injuries that have held him back from being one of the more productive backs in football.
Sanders has never started more than 12 games in a season and has only eclipsed the 850-yard mark once over the past three years. If he stays healthy in 2022, Sanders should be able to reach that total with ease. The Eagles ran the ball more than any other team in the NFL last season. And while it’s fair to think they’ll get a little more pass happy with Brown now in the fold, the strength of this team is still in the trenches. Philly’s offensive line is arguably the best line in the sport and can make any running back look like an all-star.
Sanders just needs to stay off the injury report and he’ll have a breakout year in 2022.
Jalen Hurts Rushing Touchdowns: OVER 7.5
Jalen Hurts led all quarterbacks in rushing yards (784) and rushing touchdowns (10) last season. I don’t expect that to change in 2022. Around the goal line, running read option with Hurts is one of the most effective plays this team can run. The team may try to limit the amount of designed runs they call for Hurts, but best believe he’ll still take off when need be. He’s a legitimate weapon on the ground and his legs should help him find the end zone a ton once again in 2022.
A.J. Brown Receiving Total: UNDER 1,000.5
It feels like almost every Eagles fan expects A.J. Brown to come in and be a perennial 1,000-yard receiver from day one in Philly. Given the run-first tendency of the Eagles offense and the assortment of weapons at their disposal, I wouldn’t be so sure that Brown even leads the team in receiving this year. Both DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert will cut into Brown’s targets along with the constant rushing attack from Hurts and the Eagles’ backfield. This isn’t to say Brown won’t be productive in 2022, I just think 1,000 yards is a bit high considering all of the other factors mentioned.
Dallas Goedert Receiving Total: OVER 700.5
In 2021, Dallas Goedert managed to accumulate a career-best 830 receiving yards while only being targeted 76 times. Since the NFL started tracking targets in 1992, no other tight end has ever had over 800 receiving yards on 76 or fewer targets. He finished the season with the 17th-most targets of any tight end in football and still had the fifth-most receiving yards. In the 10 games after Zach Ertz was traded, Goedert totaled 41 receptions for 614 yards and 2 touchdowns. Over a 17-game season, that’s a 1,000-yard pace. This will be Goedert’s true breakout campaign. Taking the over here is like stealing money.
DeVonta Smith Receiving Total: OVER 825.5
DeVonta Smith may be the most underrated receiver in the game. Playing with a limited quarterback in an offense that ran the ball more than they passed it, Smith still managed to break the Eagles rookie receiving record last year, racking up 916 yards on 64 receptions. Despite the addition of Brown, Smith is still this team’s No. 1 receiver and he’s only scratching the surface of his potential. I can’t imagine he takes a major step back like this line suggests. If anything, his production should improve in year two, not diminish.
Jalen Hurts Passing Touchdowns: UNDER 23.5
In 2021, Hurts tossed 16 touchdowns to 9 interceptions. While the passing game should open up a bit more this year, adding 8 touchdowns to his statline seems like a lot for Hurts. He’d essentially have to increase his passing touchdown production by 50% for him to hit the over here. Hurts will be an improved passer in 2022, but the majority of the Eagles scoring will still likely come on the ground.
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