Giants vs. Commanders First Touchdown Scorer Picks: 3 Juicy Bets for Sunday Night Football
We’re back for another edition of Sunday Night Football, and we’ve got a fun one this week. The New York Giants and the Washington Commanders, who are both 7-5-1 and battling for a wild-card spot in the NFC, will face off in a rematch from two weeks ago. Whichever team wins on Sunday night will be in the driver’s seat to secure the No. 6 seed in the conference.
This game is already entertaining enough with all that’s at stake, but we can make it even more fun to watch by trying to nail a juicy first touchdown scorer bet. So, here are the three players I’m targeting to score the first touchdown on Sunday Night Football.
Brian Robinson +700
Brian Robinson has played more than 50% of the team’s offensive snaps just once in nine starts, but he’s the clear No. 1 option in this backfield. The rookie has recorded 20 or more touches in three of the last four games. Against the Giants two weeks ago, he rushed 21 times for 96 yards and caught two passes for 15 more yards.
I would expect the Commanders to ride Robinson just as much in the rematch this Sunday, so I think he’s the most likely player to score the first touchdown. He’s priced behind Saquon Barkley at +700 (FanDuel), so I’ll take a stab at Robinson here.
Daniel Jones +1400
He may not look like the best athlete on the field, but Daniel Jones has been effective in the running game all season. He currently ranks fifth among quarterbacks in rushing yards (548) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (four).
Jones rushed a season-high 12 times for 71 yards the last time he faced the Commanders, so it’s fair to assume he’ll use his legs a bunch this Sunday. Because the Giants don’t have a prolific passing attack, they like to rely on Barkley and Jones in the red zone. Barkley hasn’t been able to get it going in the past few weeks, so I think Jones is more likely to score the first touchdown than his 14-1 price implies.
Daniel Bellinger +2500
Daniel Bellinger hasn’t lit up the stat sheet this year. In nine starts, the tight end has recorded just 24 catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns, but the Giants have drawn up multiple plays specifically for him in the red zone.
Bellinger is nursing a rib injury and was limited in practice for most of the week, so that’s why his price is so inflated at 25-1. He evidently feels healthy enough to play, though, so I’ll take the juicy price and hope for some red zone magic. Bellinger is my favorite longshot play for Sunday Night Football.
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