The Los Angeles Rams have one of the most talented offenses in the NFL and they aren’t short of options when it comes to crossing the goal line. They showed this repeatedly during their journey to Super Bowl 56,
Cooper Kupp, Cam Akers, and Odell Beckham are the best bets to score but there always seems to be that unheralded guy who steps up and makes a big play in the Big Game. For the Rams — the betting favorites in Super Bowl odds — that guy could be wide receiver Van Jefferson. The big-play threat could bring big value in the anytime touchdown scorer market amid a litany of tantalizing Super Bowl player props.
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Van Jefferson touchdown pick
- Jefferson to record a touchdown (+270)
Pick made on February 8, 2022.
Van Jefferson has always played second fiddle to the likes of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods and then Odell Beckham Jr. once he came over from Cleveland. But Jefferson continues to be the Rams’ best pure deep threat.
Despite having a quiet postseason (eight receptions for 79 yards, no touchdowns), Jefferson is capable of taking one the distance at any time. During the regular season, Jefferson caught 50 balls for 802 yards, averaging 16 yards per reception while scoring six times. Jefferson also had a catch of at least 20 yards in 12 of his 17 regular-season games, plus once more in the playoffs.
And if there is a team that can be attacked deep through the air, it’s the Bengals. Do you want to know the list of teams that allowed more receptions of 20 or more yards this year than the Bengals? The Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets. That’s it. That’s the list.
On top of that, the Bengals pass defense, while showing some promise at times this postseason, still ranks 24th against the pass in terms of DVOA. So, you know Matthew Stafford is going to want to take some shots down the field, and who better to target than Jefferson?
Even though Jefferson only had one catch in the NFC Championship, Stafford targeted him five times, which is about his average on the season. So, don’t expect that to change against a Bengals D prone to giving up big plays.
Now, Kupp, Beckham, and even the Rams tight ends will garner much of the Bengals’ attention. So, take a long, hard look at Jefferson to go Over his tempting longest reception prop of 17.5 yards, but it's even harder to say no to the value of him breaking one open and scoring in the Big Game.