The Cleveland Browns are on the road to face the Houston Texans for the first round of the NFL Playoffs this Saturday, January 13, at 4:30 PM ET. The Browns are 2-point favorites against the Texans, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Here are my favorite player prop bets from the Browns’ perspective.
Browns vs. Texans: Best NFL player prop bets
WR Amari Cooper Over 73.5 Yards Receiving (-135)
You can't just replicate the franchise-record 265 yards receiving that Amari Cooper had in this same building a few weeks ago, but it's clearly a sign that Joe Flacco will feel confident throwing the ball his direction to kick off the playoffs. In Cooper's last 3 games with Flacco, he exceeded 73.5 yards receiving in each of them.
TE David Njoku Anytime TD Scorer (+170)
During Flacco's four-game winning streak, David Njoku scored touchdowns in three of those contests, including in a 6-catch, 44-yard performance against the Texans. Houston does not excel at guarding tight ends, so we like him to find the end zone again here.
DE Myles Garrett Over 0.75 Sacks (-166)
I thought about being cute and betting on another defensive end to get a sack, but ultimately, I told myself to stick with Myles Garrett despite the lesser odds. C.J. Stroud takes his fair share of sacks, and Garrett will be freshly rested with having Week 18 off to cause havoc.
Browns fans, let us know which player prop bets you’re looking at this week against the Texans.