It's officially Super Bowl week. The Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to defend their crown as Super Bowl champions against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at 6:30 pm ET.
Let's take a look at a few touchdown props for Chiefs players. We'll break down who we can expect to see dancing in the end zone Sunday night and where the best value bets are.
In a game projected to be high-scoring, with an over/under set at 56.5, picking a few touchdown props is a great way to get in on the action on every play.
Super Bowl LV Touchdowns: Travis Kelce
Tight end Travis Kelce is the most obvious choice to score for Kansas City in the Super Bowl. As such, his odds don't offer tremendous value, as he's currently listed at -170.
In this high-powered offense, it's Kelce who leads the team in targets. As quarterback Patrick Mahomes' favorite weapon, I'd bank on Kelce scoring over the other star in this offense, Tyreek Hill.
Hill has similar odds to score as Kelce but will likely be a focal point of the Tampa Bay defensive gameplan, considering he torched the Buccaneers in Week 12 with three scores.
Kelce has had a strong postseason, scoring three times in two games, and is well-positioned to do it again. Tampa Bay has allowed 10 touchdowns to tight ends this year, and with top coverage linebacker Lavonte David reportedly banged up, the advantage goes to Kelce to score.
Super Bowl LV Touchdowns: Mecole Hardman
Sticking with the passing game, how about wide receiver Mecole Hardman to score a touchdown, since he's currently listed at +220.
As we mentioned, Hill will attract the attention of the secondary more than Hardman.
It's a good idea to pick a few players with more favorable odds so that in the event you even hit one of two, you'll still have a profitable day. Hardman fits the bill as the number two receiver in this offense, as he is third on the team in targets.
Hardman scored in the AFC Championship Game and caught four balls in the divisional round. Mahomes trusts Hardman to make plays, and if Hill or Kelce are taken out of a play, it's likely that Mahomes looks for the speedster.
An added element in this touchdown scorer is his usage as the team's main punt returner. Yes, Hardman muffed a punt against the Bills, but he should retain this role for the Chiefs special teams.
Tampa Bay's lone blemish on paper is its special teams coverage, ranked 31st in the NFL, according to PFF. If it isn't on offense, perhaps Hardman breaks a punt return and hits these odds.
Super Bowl LV Touchdowns: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
It's always wise to pick a running back to score a touchdown, given the high volume of touches that they tend to receive in the red zone. Touchdown props are all about opportunity.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned to the lineup last week after being out for injury, splitting snaps with Darrel Williams and scoring on a one-yard carry. During the regular season, Edwards-Helaire led the Chiefs running backs in red-zone carries with 35.
Edwards-Helaire is currently at +150 to score a touchdown, and I like the value for the rookie who will likely take over for Williams as the main running back in this offense.