The moment Sean Payton has been waiting for is finally here. After spending the better part of last season not-so-subtly campaigning for the Chargers’ head coaching job, frequently appearing on shows like The Herd with Colin Cowherd to tear Brandon Staley to pieces, he gets a chance to establish his coaching dominance on the gridiron.
For those of us that grew sick of the charade, one of the best storylines of the year would definitely be Brandon Staley sticking it to Payton with a win or two to end an otherwise disappointing season.
However, Sean Payton will certainly have a few tricks up his sleeve tomorrow, and definitely will be scheming his offense against some of Staley’s defensive weaknesses.
As such, here are my three favorite bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for tomorrow’s matchup.
OVER 28.5 receiving yards, Quentin Johnston (-115)
DraftKings Sportsbook still is showing little faith in Tom Telesco’s first round pick. The over/under for QJ’s receiving yards was 18.5 yards last week, and despite a huge drop, terrible weather conditions, and a low scoring affair, he ended up catching five passes for 52 yards.
We suggested slamming this bet last week, and we’re going to continue doing so this week. 28.5 yards should be an easy pickup for the Chargers number two receiving option. I would even suggest making a second bet on his alternative receiving yards... over 60 yards paying out +475 is tempting.
Weekly Special - Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy combine for over 125 yards and a touchdown (+150)
It’s no secret that the Chargers are allowing an alarming amount of explosive gains through the air. The cornerbacks have been playing with very soft coverage, and even with Deane Leonard recent stepping in for Michael Davis and showing tons of effort, he’s given up plenty of yardage. Even in an winning effort tomorrow, it’s hard to imagine the Chargers bottling up the Broncos top two receiving threats all game.
OVER 211.5 passing yards, Russell Wilson (-115)
The only game script that makes sense for Russell Wilson to not throw for more than 211 yards would be if the Broncos commit to a run-heavy gameplan and dominate most of the game, but I really don’t see that happening tomorrow. The Chargers have been too easily exploited in the defensive backfield for Sean Payton to refrain from a shot-heavy passing attack. The odds of this bet hitting dramatically increases if the Chargers’ offense shows up and plays the way they should, forcing the Broncos into a shootout scenario.
What bets are you placing, Bolts From the Blue?