Best Super Bowl WR Prop Bets: Kupp, Chase, Higgins, & Beckham Jr.

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) runs against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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Sam Herder @SamHerderFCS Feb 11, 2022, 10:26 AM
  • I pick my favorite Super Bowl prop bets involving wide receivers
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Food, commercials, halftime entertainment, football, and hitting Super Bowl prop bets: That’s a helluva Sunday right there. One of the more fun parts of the big game is the number of props one can bet on. When it comes to wide receivers making big plays, here are four of my favorite Super Bowl bets.

Best Super Bowl WR Prop Bets

Tee Higgins Longest Reception Over 24.5 Yards (-110)

The Cincinnati Bengals are 4.5-point underdogs in the Super Bowl odds.

Going up against a ferocious Los Angeles Rams defensive line that helped the unit rank No. 6 against the run in the regular season, Cincinnati’s best bet to consistently move the chains is through the air. 

The Bengals aren’t afraid to take their shots downfield. Joe Burrow has an NFL-high 8.9 yards per attempt.

If the subpar Cincinnati offensive line can hold up and let downfield routes develop, its standout receivers have an advantage on a Rams secondary that allowed 241.7 passing yards per game in the regular season.

One of those downfield threats is Tee Higgins, who is averaging 14.7 yards per catch. He has had at least one catch for over 24.5 yards in eight games this season, including a 44-yarder last week against the Chiefs.

Ja’Marr Chase Over 79.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

As stated above, the LA secondary is gettable. The concern is if the defensive line for the Rams is so disruptive, Cincinnati may not get into any rhythm throwing the ball. But Burrow is as cool under pressure as it gets.

Even if LA gets its fair share of pressures, knockdowns, sacks, etc., Burrow and his receivers are too good not to hit on some big plays.

Ja’Marr Chase is having a special year, catching 80 passes for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns in the regular season. He’s added 20 catches for 279 yards and a TD in the three playoff games.

Chase had two 100-yard games against Las Vegas and Tennessee before a 54-yard receiving game last week versus the Chiefs. In a matchup where Cincinnati will need a big day in the passing game, Chase getting over 79.5 receiving yards seems probable.

Odell Beckham Jr. Over 5.5 Catches (+110)

Cooper Kupp is on another level this season. He now has 159 catches for 2,191 yards in 19 games, the most in NFL history when combining the regular season and postseason. But Odell Beckham Jr. remains a special, perhaps now overlooked talent. 

Cincinnati’s top priority defensively is to contain Kupp. This will free up Beckham, especially if the Bengals implement bracket coverage on Kupp during key third-down situations.

Beckham had over 5.5 catches in the last two games, including a season-best nine catches for 113 yards versus the 49ers.

Cooper Kupp To Score The Last TD (+550)

Kupp’s legendary regular season has parlayed into clutch postseason performances. He had catches of 20 and 44 yards in the final minute to set up Matt Gay’s game-winning field goal against Tampa Bay.

Kupp finished with nine catches for 183 yards and one TD. Last week, he caught 11 passes for 142 yards and two TDs.

It would be quite fitting for Kupp to score the final touchdown in the Super Bowl.

He’s arguably the most reliable pass-catcher in the NFL, and the Rams will look his way late either to win the game or seal it.

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Sam Herder

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Sam Herder is a football writer for BetMGM and the Senior FCS Analyst for BetMGM affiliate HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.

Sam Herder is a football writer for BetMGM and the Senior FCS Analyst for BetMGM affiliate HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.