5 Best Prop Bets for Week 9
Coming into the ninth week of the NFL, it’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the regular season. In what has been a stressful year for most, we should take advantage of the Sunday’s we get to spend on the couch watching our favorite teams. This week I have compiled a list of my five favorite proposition bets for week nine. Enough of the fluff, let’s get into the props!
Drew Lock Over 1.5 (TDs) -157
Last week the Broncos offense came to life in the second half behind the quarterback play of Drew Lock. Lock threw three touchdowns in the second half alone to seal a 31-30 come from behind victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Facing an Atlanta defense that has been pretty abysmal this year, besides stout play against the run over the past couple of weeks, Denver should come out fairly pass heavy if they expect to win a potential shootout. Leading me to roll with Lock this week and the over at 1.5 touchdowns thrown.
James Conner Over 79.5 (Rush YDs) -112
Conner has established himself over the course of the year as a top ten running back in the NFL. This year Conner has rushed for over the 79.5 yard mark four times in seven games. However, last week against one of the best rush defenses in the league, Conner was only able to muster 47 yards on the ground with 15 touches. Against a horrendous Cowboys team I see Conner poised for a bounceback performance, in what should be a lopsided victory for the Steel City.
Justin Herbert Over 270.5 (Pass YDs) -106
Justin Herbert has proven week after week that not only is he the future for the Chargers, but the future of the league as a new crop of quarterbacks begins to usher into the NFL. This year Herbert has only passed for under the 270 yard mark twice in six games! Against one of the worst pass defenses in the league, Herbert will continue to roll in what has been a very impressive season for the rookie. This is probably my favorite play of the week.
Phillip Lindsey Over 36.5 (Rush YDs) -130
This offseason the Broncos splurged on vetran running back Melvin Gordon from the Los Angeles Chargers in what seemed to be a head scratching move. While the signing was no doubt a boost to the team on paper, Denver already had top running back in Philip Linday who rushed for back to back 1,000 yard seasons, a league record for an undrafted free agent. With that being said, it has been interesting to see how the Broncos have utilized both half backs in their system so far this year. While Gordon has the slight edge in touches, Lindsey has been a far more productive back, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, the highest in the league. With Lindsey's excellent play, I see his number of touches start to grow as the season progresses. Lastly, Lindsey has rushed for over the 36 yard mark EVERY game he has played this season, besides in week one where he was taken off the field with a turf toe injury.
Ryan Tannehill Under 250.5 (Pass YDs) -112
Tannehill is a quarterback who has surprised a lot of people this year with his quarterback play. Traditionally thought of as a game manager, Tannehill has been extremely efficient this year moving the ball down the field through the air. However, Tannehill has only passed above the 250 yard mark twice this year, once against the Texans in a game that went to overtime, and the second in a 31-30 nail-biter against the Vikings. Given that Tannehill has only passed over 250 twice this season, in addition to the fact that they will play a stout Bears defense, I am gonna roll with the under in this matchup.
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