PrizePicks 3-Leg ‘Power’ Play: NFL Thanksgiving Games

Perhaps the GOAT of American holidays — Thanksgiving — brings us food, football, and gambling. Outside of the usual ways to get extra skin in the game, check out PrizePicks for daily fantasy sports (DFS). Imma hit all three NFL Turkey Day games for my 3-leg “power” play.

Instead of building a standard DFS lineup, with PrizePicks, you assemble 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-player entries. At PrizePicks, you don’t compete against other people, but rather vs. PrizePicks‘ projections.

Even sports bettors can enjoy PrizePicks because their “Flex” or “Power” plays are similar to betting on player props. Choose whether a player will get “more” or “less” than the stat chosen.

In the “Power” play, all the selections must be correct to win. While the “Flex” play allows you to miss a selection and still profit but there’s a 3-player minimum per “Flex” entry.

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PrizePicks Play #1: Bills RB Devin Singletary ‘more’ than 0.5 rushing, receiving or passing TD

The opening game of the NFL’s 2022 Thanksgiving slate is the Buffalo Bills playing their second-straight game at Ford Field, this time against the Detroit Lions.

When shopping for PrizePicks legs, I like to compare their lines to the lines available at legal U.S. sportsbooks. Well, Singletary has the third- or fourth-best odds of any player to score an “anytime TD” at -125 in the three Thanksgiving football games.

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary scores a TD against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary scores a TD against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Also, Buffalo’s coaching staff needs to take some responsibility off of QB Josh Allen‘s shoulders. Allen will need to use his arm and legs come playoff time.

Given Allen’s current elbow issue, it would make sense for the Bills to run the ball more. Singletary’s red-zone touches have increased from two to five to nine over the past three weeks.

He’s rushed for three TDs over his last two games and Detroit is tied for the third-most rushing TDs allowed to opposing RBs (12) this season.

Play #2: New York Giants QB Daniel Jones ‘more’ than 190.5 pass yards

The Giants are heavy underdogs (+9.5) when they visit the Dallas Cowboys for a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff at AT&T Stadium Thanksgiving.

Based on the betting spread, the G-Men will be playing from behind and Jones can go Over 190.5 passing yards in garbage time. Jones has thrown for at least 196 yards in seven of his last 10 losses dating back to last season.

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones throws a pass during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones throws a pass during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NY’s passing attack is atrocious for various reasons such as poor pass protection and a subpar WR room. But, Jones averages 193.7 passing yards per game and has thrown for 196 or more yards in five of his 10 starts this year.

Finally, Jones has thrown for at least 196 yards in four of his five career starts vs. the Cowboys. The only start against Dallas Jones passed for fewer than 196 yards he exited early with an injury.

Play #3: Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ‘more’ than 74.5 rushing yards

The New England Patriots visit the Vikings for the last of the NFL Turkey Day tripleheader with kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. There are a few reasons Minnesota would be wise to feed Cook a lot of carries on Thanksgiving.

First of all, Cook is one of the best running backs in the NFL. Cook is sixth in rushing yards per game (79.9) and fourth in yards per rush (4.8). He’s rushed for at least 76 yards in seven of his 10 games this season. Also, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is a nightmare in primetime games.

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook runs the ball in for a TD in the 2nd quarter against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook runs the ball in for a TD in the 2nd quarter against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Minnesota rookie coach Kevin O’Connell already witnessed this when the Vikings got crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles 24-7 on MNF in Week 2. It would be in the Vikings’ best interest to keep Kirk from being Kirk. Lastly, the weaker side of New England’s defense is stopping the run.

The Patriots’ run defense was bad prior to their current three-game winning streak when they played Jets QB Zach Wilson twice and Colts backup QB Sam Ehlinger. From Week 1-8, New England’s defense was 20th in rushing expected points added per play and 31st in rushing success rate.


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Written by Geoff Clark

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