The Bengals have arrived as one of the best teams in the NFL – I never thought I’d be writing that sentence before the season. However, they sit atop the AFC and should extend their lead over the rest of the conference when they take on the Jets this week. New York will be without rookie quarterback Zach Wilson after he suffered a knee injury last week, and their offense will likely suffer from Mike White, the expected starter. There are still plenty of ways to get action on this game, and in this article, we’ll take a look at the best player props available to bet on.
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Michael Carter Over 2.5 Receptions or Over 18.5 Receiving Yards
Michael Carter may not be the most explosive rookie running back, and I’m certainly not sold on him as the long-term starter for the Jets. However, he’s starting to get more involved in the passing game, and we can find value with that involvement. Last week, with the Jets losing by several scores in a 54-13 rout, Carter racked up eight catches for 67 yards against soft underneath coverage from the Patriots. Much of that production came with Mike White throwing him the ball, and in a similar game script this week, we should see Carter used as an outlet passing option to help mitigate an intense Cincinnati pass rush.
C.J. Uzomah Over 2.5 Receptions or Over 27.5 Receiving Yards
Don’t look now, but C.J. Uzomah is becoming an integral part of the Bengals’ offense. In three of their last four games, Uzomah sees an 80+% snap share as Drew Sample has become an afterthought in the offense. Over that span, Uzomah is averaging 3.3 catches for 54.2 yards. Uzomah has repeatedly flashed big-play ability, and last week, he took a 55-yard reception to the house. According to Football Outsiders, the Jets are allowing 72.5 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends, the seventh-most in the NFL. This game could get out of hand, and the Bengals may not need to throw the ball much in the second half, but I’ll bet on Uzomah being a big part of generating that lead.
Samaje Perine Anytime TD Scorer: +275
There aren’t any player props available on Samaje Perine’s yardage totals as I’m writing this. If those become available, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter for advice on the numbers to target. In the meantime, you can bet on Perine to reach the end zone for a significant return on your investment. He only has one touchdown this season, but he has played on 57.7% of the team’s snaps over the past two games in which he has been active. The Jets allowed Damien Harris, J.J. Taylor, and Brandon Bolden to combine for five touchdowns last week, and there should be plenty to go around in a rout for the Bengals for Perine to find the end zone this week.
Corey Davis Under 48.5 Receiving Yards
It’s hard to have much confidence in the Jets’ offense with Mike White at quarterback and Corey Davis is the player I’m most likely to fade this week. Davis has missed this number in each of his past two games and now faces a very solid Bengals’ defense that ranks 8th in the NFL in pass defense DVOA. Davis will likely see a lot of Chidobe Awuzie this week, one of the best cover corners in the NFL this season, and White is more likely to look to the running backs and Jamison Crowder in the short areas of the field rather than take shots downfield to Davis.