Welcome, Bruno Boys Nation to the Week 17 of the 2022 NFL Season! Along with the variety of fantasy football formats, we cover Player Prop bets. So in case you just want some quick action for the weekend, Ernie Estrella is tackling Player Prop betting during the season. He will break down the wiser bets for five players (2 in-depth, 3 quick) at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, based on how he sees the game script going.
Week 17 Quarterbacks
Geno Smith will throw UNDER 235.5 yards (-120 PointsBet) against the Jets
Start Time: Sunday, January 1, Lumen Field 4:05pm ET
Broadcast: Fox Sports / NFL+
Who can’t help but swept up in the Geno Smith story. Longtime backup and much maligned, Smith won the Seattle job, put together a Pro Bowl season and until recently, had the Seahawks in playoff contention. He’s in trouble though. This week, the Seahawks placed Marquise Goodwin (wrist, shoulder) placed on injured reserve along with tight end Will Dissly (knee). The good news is that Smith will have his top two receivers in Tyler Lockett (hand) and D.K. Metcalf. Will it be enough to balance out the running of Kenneth Walker III? Possibly, but getting Smith over his yardage prop will be challenging unless he gets others involved.
That will prove to be difficult too as the Jets boast one of the best cornerback tandems in the busuiness in rookie Sauce Garner and former Seahawk D.J. Reed. Those two are going to hound Lockett and Metcalf. We expect the Seahawks to lean on Kenneth Walker III and minimize Smith throwing into that kind of coverage.