We are down to the final 4 teams and that means it is time to find the best PrizePicks picks for week 3 of the NFL playoffs!
Joe Burrow Free Square
When it comes to the best picks for week 3 of the NFL playoffs this is the easy winner. Duh. Joe Burrow for one passing yard is a FREE square that we don’t want to miss out on!
Patrick Mahomes 0.5 Interceptions = MORE
With a high ankle sprain and against a team that has had his number, Patrick Mahomes looks to avoid the two interceptions that he threw in last year’s Conference Championship game against these same Bengals.
That may happen, but we have Mahomes throwing at least one interception. Something he has done in 9/18 games during the 2022 season.
Harrison Butker 1.5 Field Goals = MORE
We have already talked about Patrick Mahomes being injured. This sets up Harrison Butker for the potential of three or more field goals in the AFC Championship game.
Mahomes scrambling and improvisation ability in the red zone is one of the biggest strengths that the Kansas City Chiefs possess. If Mahomes is limited, which seems likely, their conversion rate could drop and set Butker up for some big-time field goal opportunities.
Deebo Samuel 18.5 Rushing Yards = MORE
When getting three or more rushing attempts, Deebo Samuel is 66% (6/9) going over 20 yards. In a matchup verse a strong Philadelphia defense, Kyle Shanahan may have to get extra creative in this one.
As one of the NFL’s biggest threats, Deebo goes over 18.5 rushing yards as one of the best PrizePicks picks for week 3 of the NFL playoffs.
Jerick McKinnon 29.5 Receiving Yards = MORE
There is no question that Jerick McKinnon has been a big part of the offensive success that the Chiefs have had during the 2022 season.
In his last 12 games, he has gone over 29.5 receiving yards in seven of them. With Patrick Mahomes hobbled and playing against a good Bengals defense, the check-down game could be a huge part of the Chiefs game, even more so than during the season.
I also like over 11 fantasy points for McKinnon, who has achieved that in six out of his last nine games.
Jerick McKinnon 25.5 Rushing Yards = LESS
We are going right back to Jerick McKinnon because it is clear that rushing yards aren’t where he is going to get his work. Of course, it is always possible that he breaks one, but in 18 games he has only topped 25.5 yards three times.
He had 8 games of under 10 rushing yards. While it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he went over 25.5, it is more likely that he comes in under 15.
Best PrizePicks Picks for Week 3 of the NFL Playoffs Conclusion
It is fun when you get to this point of the season and the players & teams you are picking from are the best of the best. With the Chiefs, Eagles, Bengals, and 49ers remaining, there is no shortage of star players to choose from.
During this week, Jerick McKinnon is a big target for me on both sides of the MORE or LESS conundrum, making the best PrizePicks picks for week 3 of the NFL playoffs list multiple times for multiple categories.
The injury to Patrick Mahomes lifts up players like McKinnon and Harrison Butker while hurting his chances of not throwing an interception, which he does in 50% of his games already.
We round the list out with Deebo Samuel playing a pivotal role in not only the passing game but the running game as well.
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