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3 Best Super Bowl 56 Long-Shot Player Props for Bengals vs Rams on FanDuel Sportsbook

Max Staley
Tee Higgins' alternate receiving prop is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI.
Tee Higgins' alternate receiving prop is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI. / Jamie Squire/GettyImages
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The Super Bowl is obviously the best time of the year to be a sports bettor. There are a limitless number of prop bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're really looking to juice up your potential payout, there's no shortage of alternate lines or parlay options available on Sunday. Here are three of the best long shot player props to target in Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.

Long Shot Super Bowl Bets

3. Joe Burrow Alt. Passing Yards: 325+ Yards (+250)

Joe Burrow's alternate yardage total is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI.
Joe Burrow's alternate yardage total is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI. / David Eulitt/GettyImages

The Bengals are probably not going to be able to run the ball much on Sunday. The Rams own the league's fifth-best run defense by DVOA, and they've been even better in the playoffs. LA has held opponents below 62 rushing yards in each of its three postseason games. It's not like they played scrubs either, facing two top-five rushing offenses by DVOA and an Arizona Cardinals team that generated the 10th-most rushing yards during the regular season. Don't expect Zac Taylor to waste downs by running into the brick wall of Aaron Donald and Von Miller. Instead, look for the Bengals to air it out with Joe Burrow. He should be more than up to the task; the second-year QB is averaging 327.3 yards per game over his last eight outings. And Cincinnati is projected to be playing from behind, which would also force Burrow to throw more than usual. Considering he's cleared this total in four of his last seven games, this prop is an awesome value at +250.

2. First Touchdown Scorer: Odell Beckham Jr. (+900)

Odell Beckham Jr. to score the first TD is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI.
Odell Beckham Jr. to score the first TD is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI. / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

There's obviously a good amount of luck and randomness when betting first TD scorer props. But there's a lot to like about Odell Beckham Jr. here. For one, the Rams feel much more likely to score the first TD in this game. Cincinnati's opponent has scored the first TD in two of the Bengals' three playoff games. Meanwhile, LA has scored the first TD in all three of its postseason games. The Rams have also outscored opponents by a combined 17-3 in the first quarter during the playoffs. And it's pretty telling that all three of the Rams' first touchdowns of the game have come through the air. Those trends all point us toward two clear-cut candidates in Cooper Kupp and OBJ, as a whopping 55.0% of Stafford's pass attempts this postseason have gone their way. But this bet is as random as it gets, so you're much better off swinging for the fences with +900 odds on OBJ instead of the +490 number on Kupp.

1. Tee Higgins - Alt. Receiving Yards: 110+ Yards (+350)

Tee Higgins' alternate receiving yards prop is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI.
Tee Higgins' alternate receiving yards prop is one of the best long shot bets to target in Super Bowl LVI. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

Tee Higgins has stepped up when Cincinnati has needed him most. Over his last two games, Higgins has turned 19 targets into 13 receptions for 199 yards. The second-year wideout has also cleared 95 receiving yards in back-to-back games. Higgins' performances have been crucial as defenses have been keying in on his teammate Ja'Marr Chase. That's resulted in Higgins out-targeting Chase 19 to 15 in that span. He's also likely to draw plenty of one-on-one matchups with Rams' CB2 Darious Williams, which is bad news for LA. The physical, 6-foot-4 wideout is a nightmare matchup for the 5-foot-9 Williams, who has been something of a liability of late. When targeted this postseason, Williams is surrendering a passer rating of 102.1, giving up 9.8 yards per target and a whopping 18.2 yards per completion. For reference, 18.2 yards per completion would've been the third-worst mark in football among all qualified defenders. You can also get a little more conservative with Higgins 100+ yards at +265, or go for broke and hit 125+ yards at +550.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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