3 best prop bets for the Carolina Panthers at Buccaneers in Week 17

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Sam Darnold prop bets

  • Any time rushing TD at +500 (FanDuel Sportsbook)

Sam Darnold‘s turnaround is almost a microcosm of how things are currently unfolding within the Carolina Panthers under Steve Wilks. The quarterback looks like a different player from the one that stunk up the league over his first four years, which is a testament to improved coaching and the staff putting their signal-caller in the best possible position to thrive.

Darnold is getting exceptional protection from his offensive line, which is always a solid platform from which to build. Carolina’s running attack is also aiding enormously, but the former USC standout is making big throws when needed and riding a tremendous wave to a shock postseason berth right now.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary is arguably the toughest test Darnold’s faced since becoming the starter once again. So extending his turnover-free streak to five games might be difficult all things considered.

However, there is a lot to like about Darnold’s chances of gaining success on the ground. This is an often overlooked part of his game, but one that can be of extreme assistance and especially when it comes to red-zone situations.

All eyes will be on Darnold as he looks to maintain or even enhance his growing reputation. Backing him to score an any-time rushing touchdown at +500 (bet $100 to win $500) with FanDuel Sportsbook seems like a risk worth taking.

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