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College Football Week 1 Player Props – Best Bets for Saturday’s Slate

Nick Holz

by Nick Holz in College Football

Updated Sep 1, 2023 · 10:19 AM PDT

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler throws the ball
Dec 30, 2022; Jacksonville, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second quarter in the 2022 Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports
  • College football player props are back for the 2023 season!
  • Value lies on South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattlers’ props this week vs North Carolina
  • Read below for all of the College Football Week 1 Player Props odds and picks for Saturday’s slate

Here we go! College football swings back into high gear with a scintillating slate of Saturday games this week. With a ton of value on the betting board, there’s never a better time to bet on college football week 1 player props than right now.

Saturday’s slate offers bettors Deion Sanders debut as Colorado visits #17 TCU, #3 Ohio State heads to Indiana, Nevada visits #6 USC, and many other fascinating matchups.

Gear up for another entrancing weekend of college football! Explore all the odds and our best college football week 1 player prop bets below.

 College Football Player Props Week 1

Quarterback Passing Yards Passing TDs
Caleb Williams 296.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 3.5 (Ov +110 / Un -145)
Drake Maye 260.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 1.5 (Ov -195 / Un -180)
Spencer Rattler 184.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 1.5 (Ov -160 / Un +120)
Devin Leary 225.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 1.5 (Ov -180 / Un +135)
Running Back Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
Omarion Hampton 50.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 0.5 (Ov +130/ Un +125)
Blake Corum 88.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) N/A
Austin Jones 51.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 0.5 (Ov -110 / Un +120)
Caleb Williams 24.5 (Ov +105 / Un -140) 0.5 (Ov +110 / Un -145)
Receiver Receiving Yards Receiving TDs
Antwane Wells Jr 52.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 0.5 (Ov +160 / Un -220)
Cornelius Johnson 40.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 0.5 (Ov -180 / Un +135)
Mario Williams 90.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 0.5 (Ov +180 / Un -250)
Bru McCoy 63.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 0.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)

Heisman trophy favorite Caleb Williams leads all quarterbacks with lines of 296.5 passing yards and 3.5 touchdowns this Saturday. Nevada heads to #6 USC for what should be an offensive extravaganza on Saturday evening.


Odds as of September 1st at DraftKings Sportsbooks. Make sure to check out our brand new college football player props page for even more odds.

Spencer Rattler Passing Touchdowns

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler finished the 2022 college football season on a tear. In fact, Rattler lit up some of the best teams in the country down the stretch.

Spencer rattled off 1,044 yards and 10 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions in the Gamecocks final three games. Moreover, those contests came against the #5 Tennessee Volunteers, #8 Clemson Tigers and the #21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Additionally, North Carolina ranked near the bottom of the ACC in almost every defensive category last season. The Tar Heels surrendered 30.8 points per game while recording an ACC-low 17 sacks. This Saturday’s South Carolina vs North Carolina battle could quickly turn into a shootout. That’s great news for Spencer Rattler and all of your college football week 1 player props bets!

While this is a juicy line, you’ll just have to eat it and take the win. Walk your Spencer Rattler over 1.5 touchdowns ticket to the bank on Sunday morning.

College Football Week 1 Player Props Pick: Spencer Rattler Over 1.5 touchdowns (-160), Risk: 2 units

Bru McCoy Receiving Yards

Much like Spencer Rattler, Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Bru McCoy finished last season on a high note. Clearly McCoy enjoyed himself in the Volunteers final three games, as he racked up 16 receptions for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns.

While the Volunteers lost starting quarterback Hendon Hooker to the NFL draft, capable backup Joe Milton takes the reigns this season. A phenomenal athlete with a cannon for a right arm, having Milton under center should allow the Volunteers to pick up right where they left off. After all, Tennessee led the nation with 511.3 offensive yards per game in 2022.


In even more good news for college football week 1 player props bettors, the Virginia Cavaliers face several questions on defense heading into 2023. After a standout season, three-time All-ACC linebacker Nick Jackson transferred to Iowa. While the first All-ACC cornerback duo in Virginia history have both left the program, as Fentrell Cypress transferred to Florida State, and Anthony Johnson entered the NFL draft.

Josh Heupel’s offense will undoubtedly give McCoy every opportunity to go to work against an overmatched Virginia secondary on Saturday. Look for the firm of Milton and McCoy to lead Tennessee to victory on Saturday at noon.

College Football Week 1 Player Props Pick: Bru McCoy over 63.5 receiving yards (-115), Risk: 1 unit



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