2. Mac Jones over 241.5 passing yards (-115)
The downfield shots (or lack thereof) Mac Jones has taken over the first two games have been a polarizing topic of conversation, so you might be wondering why we think there’s a good chance he beats his passing yards prop on Sunday.
For starters, Jones admitted to the media this week that he’s been too conservative in moments where he could have showed off his arm strength. While Jones is a firm believer in taking what the defense gives him, we’re expecting OC Josh McDaniels to open up the playbook a little more for the talented rookie.
Secondly, the Saints have been absolutely dominant against the run, ranking third with just 66 yards allowed per game. Expect Sean Payton to play to his strengths and try to minimize Damien Harris’ impact (force Jones to beat him)
That could set the stage for Jones to enjoy success through the air. Let’s remember he burned the Dolphins for 281 passing yards in Week 1, so he’s already showed that he can sling it against an elite defense.
If Jones’ 186-yard showing in Week 2 is scaring fans off, he didn’t need to go full gunslinger with the defense performing the way it did. At -115 odds (bet $115 to win $100), we like Jones to throw for more than 241 yards on Sunday.