NFL Prop Shop: Week 14's best prop plays

Dec 6, 2012 |
NFL Prop Shop: Week 14's best prop plays
Andrew Luck has the Colts marching towards an improbable postseason spot.
Andrew Luck has the Colts marching towards an improbable postseason spot.
We were shut out inside the Prop Shop last week, a disappointing result that dropped us to 26-24-2 on the season. We'll get back on track with four winners this Sunday.

Most passing yards

Jake Locker (Tennessee Titans) vs. Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts)

This is an easy choice, as Jake Locker and the Titans offense continues to move backwards while Andrew Luck leads the Colts march toward an improbable playoff berth.

I'm not sure that Locker is the answer in Tennessee and Titans fans everywhere have to be wondering the same thing. With a weak supporting cast, all of the blame can't be heaped onto the second-year starter. But the athleticism Locker showed in college just hasn't paid dividends in the pro game. He's in for another sub-par performance against an improving Colts defense on Sunday.

Take: Luck

Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams) vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buffalo Bills)

The Bills scored 34 points in a win over the Jags last week but that only masked the fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick once again struggled, throwing for just 112 yards. Buffalo's passing game has run dry after enjoying plenty of success over the last couple of years and this doesn't look like an ideal bounce-back spot against an underrated Rams defense.

Sam Bradford has racked up over 200 passing yards in six of his last seven games. He didn't throw a touchdown pass, ending his streak of throwing exactly two in three straight games, but should find the end zone and more importantly throw for over 200 yards against a depleted Bills defense.

Take: Bradford

Most rushing yards

Bryce Brown (Philadelphia Eagles) vs. Doug Martin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Bryce Brown is making the most of his opportunity in the Eagles backfield, having run for 178 and 169 yards in two games as a starter. With LeSean McCoy sidelined again this Sunday, Brown will be the focal point of the offense.

Doug Martin hasn't come close to recapturing the form that saw him run for 251 yards back in Week 9. He's gained fewer than 70 yards in three of four games since and, surprisingly enough, he has only three 100-plus yard rushing games this season. The Eagles defense shows some pride and stuffs the run Sunday afternoon.

Take: Brown

Most pass receptions

Anquan Boldin (Baltimore Ravens) vs. Santana Moss (Washington Redskins)

Both of these veteran receivers have seen their workload decrease this season.

However, it's Boldin that has shown signs of life recently, hauling in at least four catches in four of the last five games. He led the team with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers last week.

Moss was completely shut out on Monday night. With Pierre Garcon back in the mix and quickly becoming RGIII's favorite target, Santana will continue to be an afterthought in the Redskins offense.

Take: Boldin

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