If you were already skeptical of the Minnesota Vikings under head coach Mike Zimmer, you were probably fuming on Sunday night. The Vikes allowed a backup QB making his first start to light up the defense and close out a big win. Now, the team is 3-4 and in danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight year. The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a much-needed bye week after their blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Baltimore is still a dangerous team at 5-2 and will pose a weekly threat thanks to their young talent and experienced coaching staff. Here are some player props you should keep an eye on when the Ravens host the Vikings this Sunday.
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Lamar Jackson Over 241.5 Passing Yards
I’m getting tired of everyone believing the Minnesota Vikings defense is capable of getting stops. The Vikings were just torched by a backup quarterback making his first start. Cowboys backup Cooper Rush passed for 325 yards against the Vikings defense, which looked hapless against the Dallas receivers. Jackson doesn’t always air it out, but he can be dangerous when he gets going. Let’s not forget that less than a month ago Jackson lit up the Indianapolis Colts defense for 442 yards. Expect Jackson to have a banner day against a below-average Minnesota defense.
Lamar Jackson Over 60.5 Rushing Yards
And, while you’re at it, jump on Lamar Jackson to rack up some yards on the ground. Jackson has gone over 60.5 rushing yards four times this year, and he’s coming off an 88-yard performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. I don’t see the Vikings having an answer for the explosive QB. Minnesota is allowing 120.9 rushing yards per game this season. I feel comfortable jumping on Jackson’s rushing total to go over this Sunday.
Dalvin Cook Under 73.5 Rushing Yards
Dalvin Cook’s stats are all over the place this season. He’ll have a game with 34 yards one week but follow it up with a 140-yard performance the next week. That inconsistency makes betting on his props difficult, but I’m fading him this week. Baltimore’s defense is one of the best in the league against the run right now. The Ravens are holding opponents to just 86.1 rushing yards per game, and Cook should have a rough day trying to break tackles against the aggressive Baltimore front. Ignore the name recognition and hit the under for Dalvin Cook this week.
Marquise Brown Over 59.5 Receiving Yards
Hollywood Brown sure is fun to watch once he gets going. The receiver has had some explosive games in recent weeks, highlighted by his 125-yard performance against the Indianapolis Colts. Do you really think the Vikings will be able to stop him? Brown’s only had two games with fewer than 69 yards so far this season. The Ravens receiver should be able to rack up some big yards against a sub-par Minnesota secondary. I’d also take a look at Brown to score the first TD for this matchup.