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Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans Props – Best Player Props to Bet for First NFL Divisional Playoff Game

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NFL Football

Jan 21, 2022 · 11:00 AM PST

Ryan Tannehill delivers a pass
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)
  • The Cincinnati Bengals face the Tennessee Titans to kick-off the Divisional Round (Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 4:30 pm ET)
  • Ryan Tannehill averaged 58 more passing yards this season in games that Derrick Henry played
  • Read below for analysis and our favorite Bengals-Titans player prop bets

The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs is upon us. The best weekend in football kicks-off on Saturday (4:30 pm ET, January 22nd), with the Tennessee Titans making their first appearance of the postseason.

Tennessee is expected to have all 22 starters healthy for the first time all season when they face Cincinnati, and will welcome back Derrick Henry to the mix. The NFL’s rushing king from 2019 and 2020 hasn’t played since Week 8, but his return should elevate the entire Titans offense.

You may think it’s counter intuitive, but Henry being back should pave the way for Ryan Tannehill to have a big game. The over on Tannehill’s passing yards prop opened way too low, and while the number has crept up, it’s still a strong enough value to make our player props betting card for our Bengals vs Titans picks.

Bengals vs Titans Player Props

Quarterback Completions Passing Yards Passing TD
Joe Burrow (CIN) 24.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 277.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 1.5 (Ov -180 | Un +135)
Ryan Tannehill (TEN) 21.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 237.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 1.5 (Ov +110 | Un -145)
Running Backs Attempts Rush Yards Rush + Receiving Yards
Joe Mixon (CIN) 16.5 (Ov -130 | Un -105) 60.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 85.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Derrick Henry (TEN) OFF 78.5 (Ov -130 | Un -105) OFF
Wide Receivers + Tight Ends Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Ja’Marr Chase (CIN) 5.5 (Ov -160 | Un +120) 76.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 26.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110)
Tee Higgins (CIN) 4.5 (Ov -160 | Un +120) 63.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 23.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125)
Tyler Boyd (CIN)  4.5 (Ov +130 | Un -175) 45.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 19.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
C.J. Uzomah (CIN) 3.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 32.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 15.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110)
A.J. Brown (TEN) 5.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 72.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 23.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Julio Jones (TEN) 3.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 44.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 19.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
Nick Westbrook (TEN) 2.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 28.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 15.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110)
Anthony Firkser (TEN)  2.5 (Ov +150 | Un -205) 19.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 12.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Geoff Swaim (TEN) 1.5 (Ov -160 | Un +120) 11.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) OFF

Odds as of Jan. 21st at FanDuel and DraftKings.

Tannehill and the Titans are 3.5-point favorites over the Bengals, which is half a point higher than where the line opened. His passing yardage prop meanwhile, opened at 225.5 but was quickly steamed up to 237.5.

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Prop #1: Ryan Tannehill Over 237.5 Passing Yards

In eight games with Henry by his side, Tannehill averaged 250.3 passing yards per game. In nine games without Henry, that number dipped to 192.4 passing yards per contest.

A big reason for the discrepancy is the effectiveness of play action with and without Henry. With Henry on the field teams stack the box in an effort to stop him. It makes a defense much more susceptible to getting burned by play action, something that Tannehill does very well.

The Titans ranked top-12 in the league in passing yards on play action, despite only having Henry for eight games. The Bengals on the other hand, ranked 27th in the NFL at defending play-action, the worst mark of any playoff team this season.

Not only will Tennessee have a healthy Henry, but both AJ Brown and Julio Jones are at full strength as well. With the trio on the field this season, the Titans averaged over 7 yards per play. With one or more missing, their yards per play dips to just over 5.

Pick: Ryan Tannehill Over 237.5 Passing Yards (-115)

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Bengals vs Titans Touchdown Props

Player Odds to Score 1st TD Odds to Score Anytime TD
Derrick Henry (TEN) +450 -190
Joe Mixon (CIN) +650 -105
Ja’Marr Chase (CIN) +800 +130
A.J. Brown (TEN) +900 +140
Tee Higgins (CIN) +1200 +190
D’Onta Foreman (TEN) +1300 +200
C.J. Uzomah (CIN) +1600 +250
Julio Jones (TEN) +1600 +275
Tyler Boyd (CIN) +1700 +275
Ryan Tannehill (TEN) +1800 +290
Nick Westbrook (TEN) +2000 +300
Anthony Firkser (TEN) +2500 +400
Samaje Perine (CIN) +2800 +450
Titans Defense +2800 +450
Joe Burrow (CIN) +3000 +500
Geoff Swaim (TEN) +3000 +500
Bengals Defense +3500 +600
Dontrell Hilliard (TEN) +3500 +600

Prop #2: Derrick Henry to Score 1st TD

As mentioned, Henry played in just eight games yet still led Tennessee with 10 TDs. That was five more than any other skill position player, and the only Titan with more than 5 touchdowns was Tannehill with 7. With Henry back in the mix, we know exactly where the ball is going when Tennessee reaches the red zone.

Only 17 running backs had more carries this season inside the opponent’s 20 than Henry, despite all the time he missed. +450 is an awfully short price to pay, but considering he’s -190 to score at any point, it doesn’t seem so bad.

Speaking of anytime touchdowns, don’t sleep on Tyler Boyd. Cincy’s slot receiver has found the endzone in four straight games, while Tennessee ranked last this season at defending the slot. +275 for him to score a TD is a great price.

Picks: Derrick Henry 1st TD (+450), Tyler Boyd Anytime TD (+275)

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