College football Week 2, NFL Week 1: Hot props and diamonds in the rough


Here are projections for the hottest prop and/or diamond in the rough bets from each of the four top college football games for Week 2 and best NFL Week 1 games offering value:

College hottest prop/diamond in the rough

No. 1 Alabama at Texas, noon EST, FOX

Hot: None

Diamond: Texas WR Xavier Worthy
4.9 receptions
65.6 yards receiving
29.1 yards longest reception

No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. EST, ABC

Hot: None

Diamond: Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman
5 receptions
86.6 yards receiving
36 yards longest reception

No. 20 Kentucky at No. 12 Florida, 7 p.m. EST, ESPN

Hot: None

Diamond: Kentucky WR Tayvion Robinson
4.1 receptions
70.6 yards receiving
32.7 yards longest reception

No. 9 Baylor at No. 21 BYU, 10:15 p.m. EST, ESPN

Hot: Baylor WR Monaray Baldwin
2.7 receptions
35.3 yards receiving
19.7 yards longest reception

Diamond: Baylor P Issac Power
4.2 punt attempts
180.1 punt yards
51.3 longest punt
1.5 punts inside 20-yard line
41.4 yards net average
173.9 net yards punted

NFL hottest prop/diamond in the rough

49ers at Bears, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Hot: Bears RB David Montgomery
17.4 attempts rushing
0.7 touchdowns
3.5 receptions
11.5 yards longest reception

Diamond: 49ers WR Jauan Jennings
2.3 receptions
29.6 yards receiving
14.4 yards longest reception

Steelers at Bengals, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Hot: Steelers RB Najee Harris
16.6 attempts rushing
78.2 yards rushing
21.8 yards longest rush
14.1 yards longest reception
7.5 yards per reception

Diamond: Bengals WR Tyler Boyd
25.9 yards longest reception

Jaguars at Commanders, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Hot: Commanders ILB Cole Holcomb
9.5 total tackles
5.6 solo tackles
3.9 assisted tackles
0.6 passes defended

Diamond: Jaguars WR Marvin Jones
4.7 receptions
62.2 yards receiving
26.1 yards longest reception

Patriots at Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS

Hot: Patriots RB Damien Harris
1.4 receptions
13.3 yards receiving
7.4 yards longest reception
12 yards receiving after catch
9.4 yards per reception

Diamond: Patriots TE Hunter Henry
2.7 receptions
40.5 yards receiving
18.1 yards longest reception

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Hot: Saints P Blake Gillikin
4.9 punt attempts
1.8 punts inside 20-yard line
41.1 yards net average

Diamond: Saints RB Alvin Kamara
14.7 yards longest reception
9 yards per reception

Ravens at Jets, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Hot: Jets ILB C.J. Mosley
11.5 total tackles
7.7 solo tackles

Diamond: Jets OLB Quincy Williams
7.3 total tackles
4.8 solo tackles
2.5 assisted tackles

Eagles at Lions, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Hot: Eagles K Jake Elliott
2.1 field goals made
42.7 yards longest field goal made
91.4 percentage field goals made

Diamond: Eagles TE Dallas Goedert
3.9 receptions
60.3 yards receiving
21.8 yards longest catch

Browns at Panthers, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Hot: Browns RB Nick Chubb
2.1 receptions
23.1 yards receiving
13.9 yards longest reception
19.5 yards after catch
11.3 yards per reception

Diamond: Browns MLB Anthony Walker Jr.
7.1 total tackles
4.3 solo tackles
2.8 assisted tackles

Colts at Texans, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Hot: Colts RB Jonathan Taylor
10.5 yards per reception

Diamond: Colts WR Michael Pittman
4.9 receptions
58.2 yards receiving
20.7 yards longest reception

Chiefs at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS

Hot: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
38.4 attempts passing
27.7 completions
303 yards passing
2.2 touchdowns passing
72.1 percentage completions
2.2 sacks taken
13.5 yards sack lost
49.5 yards longest completion

Diamond: Cardinals FS Jalen Thompson
7.1 total tackles
4.6 solo tackles
2.5 assisted tackles
0.6 passes defended

Raiders at Chargers, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS

Hot: Chargers QB Justin Herbert
41.7 yards longest completion

Diamond: Chargers WR Mike Williams
4.3 receptions
61.1 yards receiving
27.4 yards longest reception

Giants at Titans, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Hot: Titans RB Derrick Henry
1.5 touchdowns
7.9 yards per reception

Diamond: Titans ILB Zach Cunningham
6.1 total tackles
4.5 solo tackles
1.7 assisted tackles

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Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting for BeerLife Sports. He previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years.