Points were plenty in Week 2 of the NFL season, and now is time to look at the NFL Week 3 board. There are a lot of teams that are big favorites and some decently high totals, so this should be a good week for offenses.
Here are the best NFL Week 3 anytime touchdown scorer bets for Sunday.
NFL Week 3 – Best Anytime Touchdown Bets
Zay Flowers, WR, Baltimore Ravens +175
The Ravens hired a new offensive coordinator to help improve this team’s passing game. Baltimore also went out and drafted Zay Flowers in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. So far, so good for Flowers and the Ravens. Lamar and Flowers clearly have chemistry, and Flowers leads the team in WR snap%, targets, and red zone targets. Flowers has shown big-play ability already – he has a catch for over 50 yards. He does not have a touchdown yet, but this is a great matchup for this to change.
The Colts have already allowed two receivers to go over 100 yards this season. This is one of the worst secondaries in the NFL. Last season, the Colts were tied for the 6th most passing TDs allowed in the red zone, and now their secondary is worse than last year. The Colts are 4th in passing yards allowed and tied for third in passing TDs allowed in this young season. Given the weakness of the Colts’ secondary and the big play ability and snap share for Flowers, he is a great target to score a touchdown in NFL Week 3.
Miles Sanders, RB, Carolina Panthers +190
The Carolina Panthers have yet to score a lot of points nor have a lot of red zone opportunities, but this should change this upcoming weekend in Seattle. It’s clear that the Panthers’ offense is not dynamic, but they have played two good defenses so far, and now they play one of the worst defenses in the NFL. While Sanders has yet to show his red zone prowess on his new team, last year, he finished 4th, 2nd, 4th, and 7th on red zone carries inside the 20, 15, 10, and 5-yard line. The Panthers’ top red zone back from last season is no longer on the team, so Sanders should take this role moving forward.
Sanders leads the Panthers in snap%, and he has seen the most targets/rushes for them in the red zone this season. Considering Seattle has allowed four red zone rushing TDs already this season, it gives me a lot of hope for Sanders’ output on Sunday. Carolina will need to run the ball since Seattle is a tough place to play, and they could finally have success against a poor Seattle defense.
K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings +290
K.J. Osborn is the forgotten man by NFL fans, but not by Kirk Cousins and Kevin O’Connell. Osborn has played over 90% of snaps the first two weeks, and despite being overshadowed by rookie Jordan Addison, he is 3rd on the Vikings in targets. This game has a total of 54 points, the highest of the Sunday slate, so there should be plenty of TDs to go around. Osborn has more red zone targets than Justin Jefferson, so at +290, this is worth a stab.
The Chargers defense has allowed the most passing yards and passing TDs so far this season. Kirk Cousins is slinging it – he is 2nd in the NFL in passing yards, first in passing TDs, and 4th in passing attempts. Osborn sees enough snaps and targets that he could be a sneaky candidate to catch a touchdown pass for NFL Week 3.
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