In a Monday Night Football matchup between the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears, there are three player prop bets that stand out.
Alright Patriots fans, I need to come clean. There are a few things you should know about me.
Firstly, I’m one of those people who likes to cross things off lists. Hell, I’ll put something on a to-do list after I’ve already done it, just to cross it out. I’m task-based… or something? I’m sure there’s a word for that, but I’m no psychologist (science welcome in the comments).
Secondly, if there’s anything I like more than watching football, it’s watching football after placing a wager or two (or six or ten). And lastly, I am still a pen-and-paper bettor. I write them all down on lined paper and mark off my results as the day goes on.
Let’s paint this picture. Because of my aforementioned condition, I’ve become quite fond of player prop bets. Damien Harris carries? Tally, tally, tally with my pen and paper. There’s an every-play engagement there that you can’t quite achieve any other way. Pour yourself a drink and you’ve really got the hedonist dream.
I digress. My kids call these “tally bets.” Nothing beats good parenting, am I right? And when you parlay a few of these together, my friends call that a “Jonny Parlay” (hence the Twitter handle – @Jonny_Parlay).
Now that we have that out of the way, you can expect a weekly article of this nature before our beloved Patriots take the field.
Here are my top prop bets for this week’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Top 3 Player Prop Bets for Week 7: #3
Rhamondre Stevenson over 13.5 receiving yards (-120) – DraftKings Sportsbook
I love this number. Rhamondre Stevenson is a threat in both the run and pass game, and if he gets a checkdown in open space, he’s inclined to hit this number on one reception. He has eclipsed 13.5 receiving yards in his last four games, and Chicago has allowed other dual-threat backs to do damage in the passing game. Yes, Damien Harris is expected to be back in the lineup, but I don’t expect New England to dial back Stevenson’s usage much, if at all.
Last week, Chicago allowed 18 receiving yards to Commanders’ running back Antonio Gibson, in a similar backfield timeshare. Before that, they allowed 48 to a Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison duo. Saquon Barkley also had his turn in Week Four, with 16 through the air.
I expect at least three receptions for Mondre and would not be surprised to see him turn in at least 25 yards in the passing game.