It’s hard to believe now that the Denver Broncos started the season with an ugly 1-5 run, highlighted by a Week 3 loss that saw the Miami Dolphins hang 70 points on them. Now, Sean Payton’s team is riding a five-game win streak, and they’re on the road to face the Houston Texans in a game with playoff implications, something that nobody would have predicted a few months ago.
The Texans are also 6-5, winning three of their last four. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud is having a strong first-year campaign, cruising toward the Offensive Rookie of the Year prize and quite possibly a taste of the postseason. Houston is favored by 3.5 points over the Broncos, but the Texans have failed to cover in each of their last seven games as favorites.
The point total here is 47.5, though five of the Broncos' last six have gone under. As for the individual player props, here are a few we like in this one. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Broncos and Texans are playing in the early slot on Sunday, kicking off at 1 p.m. ET. That game can be seen on CBS.
Broncos vs. Texans player prop bets
Russell Wilson — Over 24.5 yards rushing (-110)
Wilson’s cleared this over in five of his last seven games and will be going against a Texans defense that allowed 51 yards rushing to Kyler Murray two weeks ago. Wilson’s had 8+ carries in three of his last four games, and he’ll clear this total with no problem if he gets the same number of carries against the Texans.
Courtland Sutton — Over 53.5 yards receiving (-115)
While Sutton had a five-game touchdown streak earlier this year, I’m betting on Sutton clearing his yardage total more than him finding the end zone again. Sutton’s cleared this line in two straight games and finished on the hook three weeks ago, and will be going against a Texans defense that’s allowed the seventh-most passing yards in the NFL.
C.J. Stroud — Over 1.5 passing touchdowns (-120)
I’m riding with Stroud’s hot hand again this week against a Broncos defense that’s vulnerable through the air. Stroud’s thrown multiple touchdown passes in two of his last three games, and has had 36+ pass attempts in each of his last four games.