Monday Night Monkey Knife Fight: Props for Colts vs. Ravens
It's time for a Monday Night Monkey Knife Fight! Robert Johnson breaks down his favorite player props for Monday Night Football.
Monday Night Football sets up for what could be a defensive battle as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Baltimore Ravens. Contrary to odd makers beliefs I believe we are in for a passing battle of epic proportions.
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Top Player Props For MNF
MORE or LESS (Carson Wentz and Lamar Jackson)
Monkey Knife Fight players should feel confident heading into these odds. Carson Wentz's side of this prop is currently sitting at 225.5 passing yards as the Ravens are allowing a per game average of 273 yards through the air to opposing teams. Outside of his Week 3 appearance vs. the Tennessee Titans, Wentz has eclipsed the 225.5 mark in every game, therefore I'm following the upside. Next We have Lamar Jackson, currently sitting at 219.5 on his side of the prop. This makes it much more smooth to diagnose. Jackson has yet to pass for under 225 this season so no reason to go against the grain here, we'll follow the trend and smash the more.
Carson Wentz MORE than 225.5 passing yards
Lamar Jackson MORE than 219.5 passing yards
Rapidfire (Lamar Jackson and Latavius Murray)
I completely expect Lamar Jackson to outperform Carson Wentz in every aspect of this game. but Lamar walks into this prop with a bonus of +6.5 passing yards. Factoring in Jackson's ability to create down the field stretches to Marquise Brown by extending plays with his legs, 219.5 passing yards with a bonus of +6.5 passing should be accomplishable. On the other side of Rapidfire we find ourselves favoring Latavius Murray at +14.5 rushing yards. Johnathan Taylor is sitting at 64.5 rushing yards and has only recently eclipsed that mark. The Baltimore Ravens allow 85.8 rushing yards per game to opposing offenses. I believe they will be able to keep Taylor under wraps. Murray should find himself with the majority of the snapshare, especially if Ty'Son Williams is set to be a healthy scratch once again. After rushing for 59 against the Denver Broncos last week, given this scenario, let's go ahead and take Murray with the bonus.
As much as I believe this will be a passing game, for DFS purposes I would like to do something different for our Touchdown Dance this Monday. Odds makers see this as a fairly low scoring game in comparison to other games over the weekend, This is because many believe it to be a very run-heavy type of game. With that said let's lock in both Jonathan Taylor and Latavius Murray on the ground for rushing touchdowns. No dish is complete without a little bit of spice, so let's take Marquis Brown for a touchdown through the air. This combination should give us the perfect balance to set the goal at 2.5 between the three of these players in this dance.