NFL Prop Shop: Week 10's best prop plays

Nov 8, 2012 |
We settled for a 2-2 split inside the Prop Shop last week, leaving our season record at 22-14.

Here's a look at four more picks to click this Sunday.

Most passing yards

Eli Manning (New York Giants) vs. Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals)

It would be easy to back Eli in a typical bounce-back spot following his weak performance against the Steelers last Sunday, but we're going to look the other way. Manning finds himself in a bit of a slump, and the fact is, the Giants receivers have been underachieving for much of the season as well.

Cincinnati needs to let it all hang out on the heels of four straight losses, and the Giants secondary has struggled, giving up over 12 yards per pass completion. The 'Red Rifle' will reward his fantasy owners on Sunday.

Take: Dalton

Mark Sanchez (New York Jets) vs. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)

We won with Wilson last week, and we'll go right back to the him this Sunday, as he's matched up against another below-average quarterback. The Seattle passing game has evolved nicely over the course of the season, with Wilson developing strong chemistry with both Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.

Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez continues to work with very few weapons around him, and there's talk that Tim Tebow might even see a bit more action coming out of the bye week. That's not going to help Sanchez's confidence going up against an aggressive Seahawks defense.

Take: Wilson

Most rushing yards

Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) vs. Reggie Bush (Miami Dolphins)

Chris Johnson is still a home run threat every time he touches the football, but he's been far too inconsistent once again this season, and I don't think we'll see him break one against a disciplined Miami run defense on Sunday. Outside of those big gainers, Johnson really hasn't offered much.

Reggie Bush has been held to fewer than 60 rushing yards in four consecutive games. A weak Titans defense should provide a breakout opportunity this week, however. Tennessee is giving up 4.4 yards per rush this season. Expect more of the same on Sunday.

Take: Bush

Most pass receptions

Malcom Floyd (San Diego Chargers) vs. Vincent Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Chargers QB Philip Rivers threw for 220 yards last week against Kansas City, but Malcom Floyd was once again held down, with only four catches for 48 yards. Opposing defenses have keyed on San Diego's biggest downfield threat this season, and as a result Floyd has been limited to five catches or fewer in seven of eight games.

We should see a little extra pep in Vincent Jackson's step as he faces his former team for the first time on Sunday. He was held to only two catches for the second straight game last week. I like his chances against a good, but not great Chargers secondary this week. Note that Jackson has hauled in 21 catches in four home games this season, compared to only 10 in four road contests.

Take: Jackson

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