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In the game of Week 5 that I’m most excited for, the Bengals travel to face the Ravens on Sunday Night Football. It’s a renewal of hostilities in an AFC North rivalry that will surely have major playoff implications. Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level, and Joe Burrow has tons of swagger to go with the elite skill position players supporting him. That all sets up for a game with fascinating player prop opportunities that we’ll break down here. You can use the player prop search tool above to find the best values for the Bengals vs. Ravens game.
Tee Higgins Longest Reception Under 24.5 Yards (-115 BetMGM)
Tee Higgins is on a bit of a hot streak right now with 96 receiving yards per game over his last three outings, and he has catches of 45 and 59 yards over his last two games. However, Higgins picked up an ankle injury that could be a limiting factor for him in this matchup. Higgins has been a limited participant in practice all week, and it’s unclear just how healthy he is entering this matchup, although I do believe he will play.
In addition to injury concerns, I expect this to be a tougher matchup for Higgins. The Ravens signed elite free safety Marcus Williams over the offseason to help them in this type of a matchup where they will look to emphasize Cover 2 defense and take away the Bengals’ big play potential. While Higgins has played well as of late, the Ravens will have plenty of creative coverage schemes planned to take away the downfield passing game like so many teams have done as of late.
Lamar Jackson Over 59.5 Rushing Yards (-115 DraftKings)
It’s been an outstanding start to the season for Lamar Jackson, and he’s averaging just under 100 rushing yards per game over his last three games. The Bengals will be well aware of Jackson’s rushing ability, but they aren’t a blitz-heavy defense, and they will be too smart to blitz Jackson heavily with how wildly efficient he’s been against it this year.
With the Cincinnati defense sitting back into their zones and playing more conservatively, I expect some space to open up for Jackson to scramble and pick up yards with his legs. In the one game he played against the Bengals last year, he had 88 rushing yards before leaving with an injury. Cincinnati is also set to be without nose tackle D.J. Reader for another game, and his absence severely hampers the team’s rushing defense productivity.
Joe Mixon Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+115 DraftKings)
Joe Mixon leads the NFL with 17 red-zone touches this season, but he’s only scored one touchdown on them. His 14 attempts inside the ten-yard line and nine attempts inside the five also lead the NFL. For comparison, Jamaal Williams is tied with nine attempts inside the five-yard line, and he has four touchdowns to Mixon’s one. While the offensive line is partially to blame, Mixon is due for some positive regression in the touchdown department.
The Bengals are highly committed to running the ball, for better or for worse, and that’s hampered their red-zone offense as they rank just 22nd in efficiency in that area. However, we shouldn’t expect that strategy to change anytime soon, and you’re still getting good value on Mixon to score a touchdown given his lack of efficiency this year. I’m happy playing this at even money, and I’ll take a look at Mixon to score the first touchdown as well.