The Packers are streaking to a 5-1 start as Aaron Rodgers turns in another tremendous statistical season. With the Cardinals on the horizon on Thursday night, this is a critical tune-up game to get ready to face the last undefeated team in the NFL. Washington shouldn’t be overlooked, but with its offensive injuries piling up and a defense that has severely underperformed this season, this should be a comfortable win for the Packers if they play to their strengths. There are plenty of great prop bets available for this game, and in this article, we’ll take a look at the best player props out there in this matchup.
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Aaron Jones Over 96.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
Green Bay’s Aaron Jones remains one of the best running backs in the NFL, and he is seeing a ton of usage this season with 105.8 yards from scrimmage per game. Washington’s run defense ranks 12th in DVOA but is allowing 113.5 yards per game, the 14th-most in the NFL. Last week, Kansas City’s Darrell Williams was good for 89 yards from scrimmage against Washington, and it isn’t a stretch to say Jones is a far better player than Williams. In a game script that should favor the run, I have no problem betting on Jones’s rushing total for this game, but I’d combine it with his receiving line as he’s had games with tons of receiving work this season.
A.J. Dillon Over 53.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
Two Green Bay running backs? In the same player props article? Yeah, we’re going there. By no means am I suggesting you parlay this with the Aaron Jones prop, but I believe Dillon could have a big game in his own right. Dillon has earned 38.4% of the team’s snaps over the past three weeks, up significantly from 31.7% from the first three weeks of the year. He’s turned those snaps into 78.3 yards from scrimmage per game over that span. Last year, the Packers supported two relevant running backs in Jones and Jamaal Williams, and Dillon is taking over the Williams role. With Dillon’s talent, he can rack up yardage in a hurry and doesn’t need very many touches to hit this number.
Ricky Seals-Jones Over 38.5 Receiving Yards
With Logan Thomas on Injured Reserve, Ricky Seals-Jones has stepped up as the starting tight end for Washington. Seals-Jones is averaging 4.5 catches for 49.5 yards in his past two games and has played on all but one of the team’s snaps over that span. Thomas is expected to miss another couple of weeks with his hamstring injury, and until he returns, Seals-Jones will be very reliable for consistent production. Sportsbooks don’t seem to have fully adjusted to his new role in the offense, and the game script in this game should suit Seals-Jones with Washington having to throw in garbage time.
Antonio Gibson Under 62.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
I don’t fully understand why Washington is rushing Antonio Gibson back to the field this week as he’s still dealing with a shin injury and could probably really benefit from having the week to recover. However, with Gibson expected to be active in this game, there is an excellent opportunity to profit from his under-performing expectations. Gibson played on just 39% of snaps last week as he dealt with the shin issue all game, and it’s hard to expect him to be on the field much more than that with J.D. McKissic very capable in his own right. With the injury holding him back, I have Gibson projected for about 57 yards from scrimmage this week.