The Tampa Bay Buccaneers must be relieved to have a more “relaxed” game on the schedule. All last week, the team had to deal with the hype of the Tom Brady revenge matchup, so a less storied week should be a relief. Tampa won a close match in New England, and sit at 3-1 without signs of slowing down anytime soon. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins haven’t had many breaks this year. They’ve lost their starting QB due to injury and suffered an embarrassing 35-0 shutout against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. For a team with serious playoff hopes before the season, Miami needs to right the ship if they want to stay alive. As Brady gets ready to face the Dolphins for the 36th time, let’s see what to expect from the major player props.
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Jacoby Brissett Over 236.5 Passing Yards
I’ve always wanted more for Jacoby Brissett. The QB has basically been filling in his whole career, from his rookie season with the New England Patriots to his emergency trade to the Indianapolis Colts and his current spot filling in for Tua Tagovailoa for the Miami Dolphins. Well, count this game as another audition to be a possible starter in this league. Brissett hasn’t passed for more than 215 yards this season, but I see that changing this weekend. The Fins will need to air it out consistently to keep up with the Buccaneers’ high-powered offense. Additionally, the team has a very favorable matchup, as the Bucs are at the bottom of the league in pass defense, allowing 327.5 yards through the air per game.
Malcolm Brown Under 23.5 Rushing Yards
The Buccaneers have been rough (to put it nicely) when it comes to pass defense this year. However, they’ve been absolutely shutting down the run. The team is number one in run defense through three weeks, allowing 47.5 yards on the ground every game. Meanwhile, the Miami running game has not been a priority this year. The team has been implementing Malcolm Brown more often on the ground, but the results aren’t there. The running back is averaging 22.7 rushing yards per game and facing a strong defensive front. Take the under for Brown.
Mike Evans Over 65.5 Receiving Yards
Whatever the Patriots were doing last week to hold back Tom Brady and his receivers, it was working. They held Brady to his lowest rating of the year while keeping him and his receivers out of the end zone. I don’t think the Dolphins will be so lucky, and the Bucs receivers will benefit. WR Mike Evans should be productive as per usual. After a disappointing performance in Week 1, Evans has at least 75 yards in each game. He shouldn’t have much of an issue against this Dolphins defense.
Jacoby Brissett Over 0.5 Interceptions
Yes, the Buccaneers defense is shreddable. However, they still force turnovers. The Bucs have five interceptions so far this season, one of the most productive in the league. I also expect Brissett to pass early and often in this game, and the Bucs will try to take advantage. Believe in the Bucs defense to grab one takeaway in this all-Florida matchup.