What a weird game to find player props for. Two backup quarterbacks, two missing offensive focal points in Keenan Allen and Josh Jacobs, and two head coaches that are likely to be replaced next year. What are you supposed to make of a game like this?
Well, I found three bets I like on DraftKings Sportsbook for today’s matchup.
Most receiving yards, Quentin Johnston (+1000)
Despite the Broncos serving up a real tough loss to the Chargers last week, guess who had the most receiving yards in the game? Surprisingly, it was Quentin Johnston, even though Keenan Allen was healthy all game.
When backup quarterbacks come into games, they sometimes have more chemistry with the reserve receivers they were practicing with in camp than the starters that were practicing with the “1’s.” Stick went to QJ multiple times when he was inserted into the game, giving QJ his best statistical output of his young career.
This will likely be a race between whether or not Johnston or Adams walk away with the most receiving yards, but the Chargers did manage to hold Adams to only 75 yards last matchup. Let’s see if Stick can feed Johnston a second game in a row.
Derius Davis, Most Rushing Yards (+4000)
Absurd games call for absurd bets!
Do I think this bet hits? Absolutely not.
Nonetheless, I’ll sprinkle a little one or two dollar flier on this because, of the following scenarios:
- Josh Jacobs is out. The Raider with the next highest rushing yards on the season is Tre Trucker. Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah have rushed for 54 and 42 yards respectively this season. There is no way of knowing how effective or ineffective their rushing attack will be tonight.
- Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley have both looked like watered-down versions of themselves lately, and have recently started splitting carries with Isaiah Spiller as well.
- Derius Davis ripped off a 51 yard rush the last time these teams played.
I would love for necessity to breed innovation for Kellen Moore, and for him to reintroduce these rushing opportunities for Derius Davis. All the guy needs is for one attempt to go for an explosive, and there’s a reasonable chance it paces all running backs on the day.
OVER .25 sacks, Tuli Tuipulotu (+120)
A positive payout for Tuli “The Truth” (nickname approval pending) Tuipulotu to merely assist on a sack seems like easy money. The natural reaction to Khalil Mack’s six-sack performance would be an over-correction in game-planning, at attempt to shut down Mack at the expense of protection elsewhere.
Enter Tuli. The young pass rusher has been ferocious all season, and I’d absolutely bet he makes it to the quarterback on his or has at least one scheduled meeting with another pass rusher on top of Aidan O’Connell.
What bets are you placing, Bolts From the Blue?