Entering the NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was the +450 favorite to lead all players in postseason rushing yards. While McCaffrey currently ranks second, he's now the +125 leader at DraftKings to win that honor. He's also the +700 favorite to score the first touchdown and the -120 leader for an anytime TD for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Philadelphia Eagles.
McCaffrey played through a calf injury in the 19-12 Divisional Round win over Dallas, so his workload wasn't quite at its usual level. He had 10 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown, while Elijah Mitchell had 14 carries. For comparison, McCaffrey had 15 carries for 119 yards in the Wild Card win over Seattle and Mitchell nine carries for two yards. McCaffrey (bruised calf) and Mitchell (groin) both sat out practice on Wednesday but will play in Philadelphia.
Jacksonville's Travis Etienne leads all players with 171 rushing yards (in two games), but his postseason ended in the Divisional Round against Kansas City. McCaffrey is next with 154 yards, followed by Cincinnati's Joe Mixon with 144.
Mixon is a +250 second favorite to win the postseason rushing title, followed by Philadelphia's Miles Sanders (+500), who has 90 yards (Kenneth Gainwell actually leads the Eagles with 112 and is +1200) and Kansas City rookie Isiah Pacheco (+650), who has 95 yards.
McCaffrey, acquired during the season from Carolina, has 310 scrimmage yards (103.3 per game) and three touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing) in three career postseason games, with at least 50 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in each contest. If he reaches those marks Sunday, McCaffrey will become the sixth running back in NFL history with at least 50 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in each of his first four career postseason games. McCaffrey has totaled 12 touchdowns during San Francisco's 12-game winning streak. He is set at over/under 61.5 rushing yards Sunday.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is the +750 second favorite to score the first TD in the NFC title game and +110 for an anytime TD, with Sanders at +800 and +115, respectively. Hurts totaled three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in the Divisional Round win over the Giants. With another rushing touchdown Sunday, he will become the first quarterback in NFL history with 15 rushing touchdowns in a single season, including the playoffs. With two rushing scores Sunday, the Eagles would tie the 1962 Green Bay Packers (37) for the most rushing touchdowns ever by a team in a single season, including the playoffs.
Hurts is set at over/under 49.5 rushing yards Sunday. Sanders sits at 51.5 yards for the same prop. San Francisco ranked No. 2 in the regular season against the rush at 77.7 yards per game and is allowing 90.0 YPG in this postseason.
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