Week Two of course had touchdown scorers, but we also saw a lot of games go under the total. A monsoon on the East Coast undoubtedly added to the lack of scoring. Most of the QBs that did not play in the preseason looked rusty. Defensive coordinators had months to gameplan for opposing offenses. Touchdowns were not abundant, but that should change this week.
Here are the best NFL Week 2 anytime touchdown bets for this upcoming Sunday.
NFL Week 2 – Best Anytime Touchdown Bets
Kenneth Walker (SEA) +138
The Lions held the Chiefs to just 20 points in the opener, but that score could have easily been nearly doubled if KC did not have the drops they did. The Seahawks only scored a single TD in Week 1, but the Rams know them well and had an amazing game plan for SEA. Both of those factors led to those two games being low-scoring. This game should have more TDs (total is 47.5), and Walker should score one of them.
Walked played in 63% of snaps last week despite the blowout. He has a goal-line carry and a goal-line target. It’s hard to make projections solely off Week One, so let’s look at what he did last season. Walker was 2nd in the entire NFL in red zone carries, and he had 100% of Seattle’s rushing opportunities inside the five-yard line. Last season, Detroit allowed the 5th most red zone rushing touchdowns. While all three of Seattle’s running backs got red zone carries last week, I do not think Walker has fallen out of favor with Seattle’s offense. He is explosive and could score from 20+ yards.
Ja’Marr Chase (CIN) +107
The Bengals did not find the end zone a single time last week in Cleveland. Joe Burrow missed all summer with an injury, and he looked like he’s not fully recovered. Not to mention, the Browns’ defense always plays the Bengals closely, so I am willing to chalk up last week’s putrid effort as a mulligan for the Bengals.
I am targeting Chase this week for a few reasons. For starters, the total is 46.5 points, so we should see some touchdowns. Also, Chase was one of the most targetted receivers in the red zone last season, and despite their bad game last week, he still led the team in targets. In three games against Baltimore last year, Chase had two touchdowns, and now BAL is down their No. 1 cornerback. If Burrow is healthy, Chase will continue to see a ton of targets, and they certainly could connect in the end zone in NFL Week 2.
Anthony Richardson (IND) +190
This game has a low total, but Richardson should be the guy to score for the Colts. He ran it in last week, and he had another opportunity to do it again be thwarted. After this game, I expect a steep drop in price for Richardson’s ATTS price.
He took four of the Colts’ eight red zone carries last week, and Deon Jackson, his backfield mate, was one of the worst players on the field Sunday. Richardson looked like Cam Newton out there – he ran QB power and is clearly the Colts’ best bet in short yardage situations. The Texans allowed the most red zone rushing TDs in the NFL last season. Richardson seems like a steal at this price.
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