PrizePicks is a fantastic site that can help scratch that player prop itch with a wide variety of sport offerings. You can choose between NFL, MLB, NHL, CBB, NBA, PGA, CS:GO, tennis, soccer and more.
With the NFL Draft announcing the kickoff of the 2021 NFL calendar, PrizePicks has released their rookie props. Veteran lines are sure to follow in the weeks to come. For analysis for those later and any other questions you have about these lines or the site, head to our freeDiscord channel. Also, make sure to check out Tyler Loechner’s comprehensive App Review of PrizePicks.
How to play PrizePicks
The format is simple. You pick two, three or four players and predict whether they will go over or under their projected fantasy point total.
When parlaying the players, the larger your parlay, the better the payout:
Two-pick entry pays 2.5x (max entry: $400)
Three-pick entry pays 5x (max entry: $200)
Four-pick entry pays 10x (max entry: $100)
As a bonus offer, there is a “flex play” option if you choose to run a four-man parlay. This will provide some security, as you can earn 1.5x your buy-in if three of your four picks hit.
Below are my top PrizePicks for these NFL rookie futures.
Scoring breakdown for PrizePicks contests can be found here.
NFL Futures PrizePicks for today
Here's a look at my favorite picks on PrizePicks for NFL futures.
Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
925.0 Rushing Yards — OVER
The Steelers have echoed all offseason that they want to get back to running the ball this season. Mike Tomlin has preferred a primary back during his tenure. Now with first-round draft capital tied to him, Harris will be given every opportunity to surpass this mark.
175.0 Fantasy Points — OVER
This point total equals fantasy finishes of RB23, RB24, RB22, RB19 and RB23 over the last five seasons. Harris’s pass game role should help him surpass this line easily. James Conner racked up 164.6 PPR points last season despite dealing with injuries and touchdown inconsistencies. This is a smash over for Steel City’s new primary back.
Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
140.0 Fantasy Points — OVER
Over the last five years, 140 fantasy points would have equated to RB33, RB39, RB34, RB35 and RB33 finishes. With James Robinson and Carlos Hyde still in house in Jacksonville, many will be scared off this line. Urban Meyer can state that Etienne will be the third-down back all he wants, but spending up in the first round suggests otherwise. With PrizePicks offering one point per reception, Etienne’s pass game work and home run ability should carry him over this line.
Derek has written for Fantasy Data, 4for4, Player Profiler, and as a co-author of the best selling Fantasy Football Black Book Series. His DFS, redraft, and dynasty takes have been projected to the masses with recurring guest roles on Sirius XM and DK Sweat. Born in Louisiana, he is a diehard Saints fan (Whodat). Derek now resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with his beautiful, football-loving wife and three kids.