What’s up boys! Last week we were able go 3-2 on my five favorite prop bets for week nine. Most importantly, my top pick for the week also cashed in big! There is no time to waste when there is action to place, let's roll!
Jerry Jeudy Over 53 (Rec YDS) -110
The rookie wide receiver from Alabama is already making a name for himself in the NFL. On the season, Jeudy has caught 30 balls for just under 500 receiving yards, averaging about 60 yards per game. So far Jeudy has only had two games go under the 53 yard receiving mark, combine that with a Raiders defense who is in the bottom third when it comes to defending the pass, and I love Jeudy in this spot. Not to mention the receiver is also coming off his most productive day as a Bronco, with a season high in targets, reception, and yards. For all of these reasons I am rolling with the over when it comes to Jeudy and receiving yards!
Aaron Rodgers Over 2.5 (Pass TDs) +120
This year the 2x league MVP is playing inspired, making the case that he remains a top three quarterback in the NFL, even with an influx in young talent at the position. Rodgers has posted consistent numbers all season (3-4 Pass TDs), with the exception of a Tampa Bay game, where two early interceptions affected the remainder of the game. However, I don’t put much stock into the Tampa Bay game because at the time the Bucs defense was the best in the league. That will not be the case this week against Jacksonville, considering the Jaguars have the 7th worst pass defense in the league this season. With a healthy Devonta Adams also in the lineup, Rodgers over 2.5 passing touchdowns is a no brainer!
Hunter Henry Under 4.5 (REC) -150
After starting the season on a tear, Henry has trended down since a week 3 matchup with the Panthers. Since week 3, Henry has only averaged 3.4 receptions per game. As the Chargers continue to attack the outside of the field with players like Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Henry becomes less relevant. Facing a Miami defense who has played very well against tight ends this season, I see a continuation of Henry’s downward trend. Keep in mind that the Dolphins defense hasn’t allowed an opposing tight end to have 5 receptions all season.
Antonio Brown Under 4.5 (REC) -143
The return of Antonio Brown to the NFL is quite exciting for fans. Although last week the Buccaneers were embarrassed by the Saints on both sides of the ball, Brown was a highlight offensively. Still, in my opinion it is too early in the return for the star wideout for him to garner more than four catches. Brown will have to continue to get into ‘football shape’ after being a free agent for the first half of the 2020 season, which could take some time. Another factor to keep in mind is the nature of the Tampa Bay receiving core; they’re stacked. Brady will have numerous options to throw the ball to including Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, which should take away some of Brown’s targets. For all of these reasons, I am sticking with the under in this matchup!
Robert Woods Over 59.5 (Rec YDS) -143
Coming off of 7 receptions, and 80 plus yards receiving against the Dolphins, Woods has a very inviting matchup against a depleted Seattle secondary. Seattle’s defense ranks dead last against the pass this year, giving up an average of 362 yards per game through the air. In what should be a shootout, Woods will capitalize on his target share and easily pop off for another big game.
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