The main slate and the Sunday night slates are the two I’m interested in because of the props involved. I couldn’t find many in the afternoon slate I was interesting in.
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Lamar Jackson – OVER 50.5 rushing yards. Jackson rushed for 50 or more yards in all but 3 games last year, and 2 of those games had him over 40. I might give this one the highest value in my lineup.
Aaron Rodgers – OVER 1.5 passing TDs. We might see another Aaron Jones takeover in this Minnesota matchup, but their new secondary is why I can see Rodgers throwing multiple TDs.
Baker Mayfield – OVER 0.5 INT. Against an even improved Ravens defense, Mayfield will likely make mistakes. He threw a pick in all but 3 games last season.
Davante Adams – OVER 81.5 receiving yards. Again, this Vikings secondary is not good, and Rodgers and Adams will take advantage… especially because there’s no one getting close to Adams’ target share.
Christian McCaffrey – OVER 135.5 combined rush + receiving yards. He’s in a new offense, but he’s going to the main cog on it either way. He averaged almost 153 scrimmage yards/game last season.
Not my favorites, but I’m willing to play them:
Mark Ingram – OVER 0.5 rushing TDs.
Adam Thielen – OVER 5.5 receptions. Who else does Kirk Cousins have?
Chris Carson – OVER 0.5 TDs.
Russell Wilson – OVER 1.5 passing TDs.
Sunday night slate
Jared Goff – OVER 1.5 passing TDs. His receivers have great matchups, and this should can turn into a shootout. There also isn’t a clear back to trust in red zone situations yet.
Robert Woods – OVER 5.5 receptions. He has a great matchup, and went under 5 receptions only one time after Brandin Cooks got hurt last year.
Ezekiel Elliott – OVER combined 110.5 rushing + receiving yards. With the reports of Zeke being more involved in passing game this year, this is a bet I’m willing to take, especially since he can go over this with just his rushing yards alone.
Amari Cooper – UNDER 75.5 receiving yards. He will be locked up by Jalen Ramsey, and he’s not at 100% health. I’ll take the under.
Dak Prescott – OVER 1.5 TDs. He has a ton of weapons, and the Rams can get beat in the secondary outside of Jalen Ramsey. I mentioned it earlier, but this game can turn into a shootout between these two teams.