Will Derrick Henry Be Upstaged By Lamar Jackson In Divisional Round?

  • Derrick Henry led all players in rushing yards during the regular season as well as the opening playoff weekend.
  • Quarterbacks just as Lamar Jackson should not be removed from consideration to lead rushing yards this week.
  • Other athletes also provide perfect situations for sports bettors to take a chance on a longshot.

BALTIMORE – Betting on the NFL Playoffs doesn’t have to just be focused on the actual gameplay. There are always plenty of prop bets that NFL sports bettors can entertain themselves in the earlier rounds leading up to the Super Bowl.

While only eight teams remain on their paths to the big game, many unknowns are still be answered.

With this, offshore betting sites are offering odds on who will finish the NFL divisional round with the most rushing yards.

Can Anyone Top Derrick Henry?

The Tennessee Titans running back topped all rushers last week with an astounding 182 rushing yards. No other athlete surpassed the 100-yard mark, though both Dalvin Cook and quarterback Josh Allen broke the 90-yard threshold.

With Allen finishing in the top three, it poses the question as to whether Lamar Jackson (+550) could be the one to rush for more yards in the divisional round over Henry. In fact, four quarterbacks finished in the top ten for the wildcard week – with all of them attaining at least 45 rushing yards.

Henry likely won’t be stopped for anything less than his projected 95 yards, set by online sports betting sites. He also led all rushers during the regular season, which is indicative of why he remains the favorite.

Divisional Rushing Odds

Still, the fact remains that many athletes can threaten the weekly leaderboard this time around.

Besides Henry (+150), other names have commonly appeared amongst the rushing leaders over the last few weeks.

Packers running back Aaron Jones (+600) hit the leaderboard twice in the past five weeks. With Green Bay’s desire to run the ball in cold and potentially rainy conditions, look for Jones to finish at least within striking distance of Henry.

Dalvin Cook (+550) could also pose a threat to Henry, as the Vikings have shown that the running game is how they wish to open up their offense. Backup at the time Mike Boone finished near the top of rushers during the end of the regular season and Cook wasted no time coming back into his form during the playoffs.

Many of the other backs give those betting on the Super Bowl and NFL Playoffs plenty of opportunities to win a few dollars.

Though unlikely to win, Marshawn Lynch (+2000) sits well behind the pack. Lynch only needs one big rush to put himself in the running but there is no reason to count him out of contention.

Prop bets such as these flood the online sports betting market. As such, when betting on the NFL playoffs, bettors should always be looking for the best situations in order to increase their bankroll.

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