NFL Prop Shop: Week 15's best prop plays
It’s hard to believe, but we’re down to the final three weeks of the NFL regular season. Plenty of time to make a little extra coin heading into the playoffs.
Here are four prop picks to click this Sunday.
Most passing yards
Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) vs. Matt Schaub (Houston Texans)
The Colts defense has given up some gaudy numbers on the road this season but Matt Schaub has been far too inconsistent to back, regardless the opposition he’s facing.
I suspect Indy will be playing catch-up for much of this game and that means we should see Andrew Luck rack up plenty of yardage through the air.
The Texans’ banged-up secondary has been exposed on a weekly basis lately and this matchup will be no different.
Eli Manning (New York Giants) vs. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)
Eli Manning has been alternating good and bad performances lately but I expect to see him buck that trend in Atlanta.
Manning’s receiving corps has been getting healthier and it’s showed in his production. Here’s another fine opportunity for Manning to throw for over 300 yards against an average Falcons secondary.
I won’t be surprised if we see Atlanta focus more heavily on its ground game in an effort to keep the Giants offense on the sidelines. That should help keep Matt Ryan’s numbers in check.
Most rushing yards
Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks) vs. C.J. Spiller (Buffalo Bills)
We can expect Marshawn Lynch to be in full-on “beast mode” against his former team Sunday – bad news for a Bills defensive front that has struggled for much of the season, giving up close to five yards per rush.
With Fred Jackson being placed on injured reserve, C.J. Spiller will see his workload increase once again. The fact is, he’s had only one 100-yard rushing game since Week 3 and I don’t see him approaching that number here.
Most pass receptions
Eric Decker (Denver Broncos) vs. Anquan Boldin (Baltimore Ravens)
Anquan Boldin enjoyed a big game last Sunday, hauling in a pair of touchdown catches. But outside of those two scores, he had just one grab. He doesn’t have a favorable matchup against a sound Broncos secondary this week.
The Ravens pass defense continues to get torched on a weekly basis and will be hard-pressed to slow down the duo of Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas on Sunday. Expect Thomas to get the bulk of the attention, setting up Decker for a big game.