Monday Night Football this week features two teams who made the playoffs last season but have gotten off to vastly different starts this season. After a Week 1 loss to the Raiders, the Ravens have bounced back with three straight wins including one over the Chiefs. The Colts, meanwhile, are coming off their first win of the season as they sit at 1-3. While these teams are in very different places right now, they both provide some intriguing value for player prop bets this week.
Indianapolis Colts Vs. Baltimore Ravens Player Prop Search Tool
Michael Pittman Jr. Over 4.5 Receptions + Over 53.5 Receiving Yards
Very quietly this season, Michael Pittman Jr. has taken over as the top wide receiver for the Colts. Pittman has averaged 6.7 receptions on 10.6 targets over the past three weeks with over 53.5 receiving yards in all three of those games. However, sportsbooks have yet to adjust to the new reality of Pittman being the clear-cut top target in the offense. The Ravens’ pass defense hasn’t been its usual dominant self, mostly due to the preseason loss of Marcus Peters, and Baltimore has allowed 273 passing yards per game, the eighth-most in the NFL. Pittman Jr. should be able to take advantage.
Jonathan Taylor Under 76.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
Jonathan Taylor faced a porous Dolphins’ defense last week and predictably excelled with 16 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown with another 11 yards through the air. That was by far his best game of the season, and it caused sportsbooks to over-react in setting his line this week. In Week 2 and 3 against the Rams and Titans, Taylor failed to surpass this mark and he faces a much tougher matchup this week against the Ravens who still have a stout front seven.
Colts Vs. Ravens Monday Night Player Prop Video
Marquise Brown Over 55.5 Receiving Yards
With J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards out for the year, the Ravens have become much more of a pass-heavy team than originally anticipated and it has benefitted Hollywood Brown greatly – he has averaged 81.5 receiving yards per game this season. Rashod Bateman is expected to debut this week, but the rookie won’t be a significant factor right away and Brown should still be heavily involved. The Colts have allowed an explosive pass rate of 11%, the seventh-highest in the NFL, so Marquise Brown could rip off a couple of long receptions this week.
Mark Andrews Anytime Touchdown Scorer
After scoring 17 touchdowns through 29 games over the past two seasons, Mark Andrews has yet to find the end zone in 2021. He saw three red-zone targets last week, and while he wasn’t able to score a touchdown, it was encouraging to see after he had seen no red-zone targets through three weeks. He should continue to be more involved close to the end-zone this week and the Colts don’t have an elite tight end defense. Andrews is a value at his current odds to score a touchdown.