LA Rams (6-3) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)
Two teams with Super Bowl aspirations will be meeting tonight in an intense battle between the Tom Brady led Buccaneers and the Jared Goff led Rams. The Rams are coming off of a strong win against their Division rival Seahawks putting them in the driver’s seat for the division race while the Buccaneers convincingly beat up on the injured Panthers last week. The Rams are currently 4.5 point road underdogs with a game total of 48. Let’s get into the player props:
Mike Evans Anytime Touchdown +150
Mike Evans hasn’t been the beast we were expecting this year…… except in the redzone. Evans has 8 TD’s in 9 games this year including 2 in his last 3 games. Evans will definitely face a tough secondary from the Rams but frankly he doesn’t have to play well to cash this play. It’s become very clear that Brady is either looking for Evans or Gronk in the redzone and it’s crazy to me that we are getting this at + value. Averaging 2 endzone targets this year I have high expectations for Evans to find his way into the endzone tonight.
Darrell Henderson Jr to have More Rush Yards than Leonard Fournette -112
At first glance most people will flat out avoid this play due to both teams relying on 2 or 3 other backs to get the job done. So far on the season Henderson has been successful putting up a 102-486-4 line on the season while Fournette has been less than stellar at 59-244-2. What’s more concerning to me is Ronald Jones has seemingly established himself these last 2 weeks with Fournette’s role diminishing to 9 rushes for 19 yards. On the Rams side we have seen Malcom Brown and Cam Akers secure more playing time in recent weeks but Henderson has held steady as the most consistent rusher on the team. This play is definitely risky due to each teams creative coaching styles but I’m confident Henderson gets the job done.
Gerald Everett Over 22.5 Receiving Yards -111
It seems like I’m especially interested in players who don’t have the starting role completely to themselves this week. Everett is definitely not a great DFS or Fantasy Football play this week but all I’m asking him to do is gain 23 yards. Luckily for me he has hit this number every week since week 3 and shows no signs of slowing down. He will be splitting snaps with Tyler Higbee but he’s done that a majority of the year and Sean McVay has shown that he’s very happy with the production for both of the tight ends. The numbers are telling me that he’s gonna hit this number again this week and I have no reason to doubt them.
Lines From Draftkings and Fanduel Sportsbooks.