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Best NFL player prop bets for the 2021 season

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The NFL season is closing in upon us, and there are plenty of betting opportunities already out there. If you're looking to get in on the early action, we're here to offer some assistance.

ESPN betting analysts Joe Fortenbaugh, Doug Kezirian, Tyler Fulghum, Mike Clay, Seth Walder and Anita Marks offer their best prop bets for the 2021 season.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

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Quarterback props

Jalen Hurts under 3600.5 pass yards

Kezirian: First of all, I am not convinced Hurts is the starter after a handful of weeks; I would not be surprised to see Nick Mullens take over the gig. But even if Hurts does play all 17 games, he must average 212 yards per game. In his four starts last year, he surpassed that total just twice -- but did so with ease. Aside from that, defenses will learn to limit his abilities because he does not have many as a passer. His running nature will also translate to fewer passing yards, and that style also increases the chance for injury. Hurts had a great college career, but I think the NFL ceiling is quite low.