Week 2 of the NFL season is here, and we have you covered with everything you need from betting picks to fantasy football rankings to DFS lineup suggestions and more. In this article, I take a look at some of the player props available for Sunday Night Football and attempt to find the best value plays in the market.
Lamar Jackson Under 228.5 Passing Yards
While he did throw for 235 yards last week, Lamar Jackson doesn’t have a long history of reaching that type of passing volume. Out of 15 starts last season, he only threw for 200+ yards five different times. In a career of 38 starts, he has only thrown for 7,320 yards – that’s 192.6 yards per game. Jackson only threw for 97 yards against the Chiefs last season and has averaged just 170.3 passing yards per game in three career starts against Kansas City. Marquise Brown, the top receiver in the offense, is also not practicing this week in advance of the game. The Ravens are likely going to emphasize the run game as much as possible to keep the ball out of Patrick Mahomes’s hands.
Ty’Son Williams Over 46.5 Rushing Yards
While he did mess up on crucial pass-blocking set, Ty’Son Williams played very well against the Raiders on Monday Night Football in Week 1 – he finished with 94 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 12 touches. He’s not going to get the backfield to himself as Latavius Murray will be involved moving forward, but he gets another plus matchup against the Chiefs who allowed opponents to run for 4.6 YPC last season, the ninth-most in the NFL. Williams would only need to see ten carries to hit the over on this prop on that level of efficiency and I expect him to get more carries than that this week.
Travis Kelce or Tyreek Hill Anytime Touchdown Scorer
Travis Kelce is a touchdown machine as he had eleven touchdown catches last season and already has two this season. He hasn’t scored against the Ravens in their prior two matchups, but there’s a great chance that changes this week with how heavily involved he is in the red zone. Tyreek Hill also scored a touchdown last week and had 15 touchdowns last season including one against the Ravens. These two are always good bets to reach the end zone, particularly against a limited Baltimore secondary that showed it will miss Marcus Peters with his season-ending ACL injury hampering the defense already in Week 1.
Mecole Hardman Over 36.5 Receiving Yards
In Week 1, Mecole Hardman was on the field for 69% of the team’s snaps. He only finished with three catches for 19 yards, but those three catches would have gone for over 36.5 yards if he maintained his career yards per reception rate of 13.6. Hardman should see more playing time and will benefit from the defensive attention needed for Kelce and Hill. The Ravens allowed Bryan Edwards to go for 4 catches for 81 yards in Week 1 and the typically vaunted secondary likely isn’t the same juggernaut it has been in the past without Marcus Peters.