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3 NFL Player Props for Wild Card Monday

Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up within the betting market to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy football.

Here we'll focus on utilizing our projections and a slew of other tools and simulations to help make money betting player props. For this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint spots where value can be had tonigasht.

The prop-betting experience on FanDuel Sportsbook is getting even more fun. You can track your player props with real-time updates and place in-game props with ease.

Note: Betting lines and our player projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.

James Conner First TD Scorer (+1000), Scores Two or More TDs (+750)

Limping in like a wet noodle, the Arizona Cardinals have lost four of their last five games and surrendered control of the NFC West. Now they have to go on the road to try to knock off the division-winning Los Angeles Rams.

In both of the Cardinals' games against LA this season, James Conner has been a monster, scoring two touchdowns in each. In the first, he did a lot of damage on the ground. But in game two, Conner racked up 22 touches for 125 all-purpose yards. The dude was a beast.

And this Rams defense? They've had some issues stopping the run. Last week, the San Francisco 49ers roasted them for 135 yards on the ground. Two weeks ago, the Baltimore Ravens blasted them for 154 rushing yards. Earlier this year, the Niners topped 150 rushing yards in a 31-10 blowout win.

Expect a big day from Conner.

Sony Michel Over 56.5 Rushing Yards (-110)

Yes, Cam Akers is back, but there are many reasons why Sony Michel could smash this mark.

While Akers may steal some touches, Michel has been a highly productive running back recently. He struggled last week against San Francisco, but Michel topped 70 rushing yards in each of the prior five weeks, including two efforts of 100-plus yards.

Arizona has been absolutely torched on the ground lately. Rashaad Penny went for 190 yards and a tuddy last week. Jonathan Taylor hit the century mark three weeks ago, and David Montgomery got to the Cards for 90 yards and a score on December 5th.

Our algorithm loves this rushing prop as we project Michel for slightly more than 65 yards.

Kyler Murray Over 253.5 Passing Yards (-110), 34.5 Passing Attempts (+100)

Of all of the props in this piece, these two Kyler Murray passing props are the ones I'm most into.

Murray and the Cardinals are 4.5-point underdogs, indicating a potential negative game script, which would be a positive for Murray's passing volume.

But let's dive a bit deeper -- over the last five games, Murray has attempted 210 passes for an average of 42 attempts per game. Of late, 300-yard passers have been arriving in spades against the Rams as Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins and Murray have all surpassed that mark over the last five weeks.

Murray is likely to exceed 253.5 yards unless Arizona plays with a lead.