Kenyan Drake, Nick Chubb and Amari Cooper are the top targets
The AFC Nord had the potential to become one of the strongest leagues in football. Instead, inconsistency has plagued the top teams. The matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens has some intriguing player prop bets to consider in addition to the importance of the division race. These include prop bets on Kenyan Drake, Nick Chubb and Amari Cooper.
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Top Browns vs Ravens Player Props To Target
For this important AFC North showdown, we’re using every tool at our disposal to make sharp prop bets, including fantasy averages, player trends and best vig. Let’s dive into the best prop bets to target.
Kenyan Drake Player Props | Anytime TD (+100)
It’s sad to see Ravens star running back JK Dobbins will be out for several weeks after dealing with complications in his knee. But the show meanwhile goes on as Kenyan Drake has jumped at this excellent opportunity to reignite his career with Lamar Jackson. Drake was fantastic in Week 6, churning out 119 rushing yards with just 10 carries.
It was the fastest yards Drake has produced since October 2020 and the fifth-best game of his career. It’s possible he could do even better in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. Completely incompetent with their running defense, the Browns were slashed for 11 touchdowns (31st in the NFL) and 5.0 yards per carry (26th).
There’s rarely a lock prop bet where Jackson is always close to being a touchdown vulture, but Drake is in a great position to cash that anytime touchdown bet on a defense that’s mistimed searching for her soul during the season.
Nick Chubb Player Props | Over 72.5 rushing yards (-110)
There are a few major weaknesses the Browns are trying to overcome in 2022, but having the NFL’s leading rusher and most dominant rushing attack isn’t one of them.
Nick Chubb has been fantastic this season and should be mentioned in the MVP race if the Browns can turn their season around and fight for the playoffs. His raw numbers put him on the range for over 1,800 rushing yards and nearly 20 scores.
His advanced numbers are equally impressive, ranking in the top three of key stats including Juke Rate, Dodged Tackles, Breakaway Runs, EPA, and Dominator Rating. He‘s still in the top seven for yards, breakaway run rate, and yards per touch. The Patriots were the first team to slow him down all season in Week 6.
The Ravens have performed well in eight matchups against Chubb, averaging just 12 carries for 56.6 yards and a half points. This Ravens defense has the 6th fewest rush attempts and 8th fewest yards allowed, but is vulnerable as they give up 4.5 yards per carry. I think Chubb will get back on track this week and lead this Browns team to a close finish again.
Amari Cooper Player Props | Over 55.5 receiving yards (-115)
This won’t necessarily be an offensive shootout game, but the Browns need to pull off the performances of Chubb and Amari Cooper to even be competitive. They did well to get as much out of both as possible, but it’s even more impressive with Cooper. There’s no other consistent pass catcher at the receiver position, making Cooper’s job all the more difficult.
He’s having an excellent season considering he’s playing with a backup quarterback. Cooper, who had more yards than last year with Dak Prescott and the NFL’s top offense, has shown he’ll have fuel in the tank for Deshaun Watson’s return. That’s bad news for a secondary player who struggles with consistency.
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Baltimore’s pass defense was abominable for the first three weeks before sitting off against the Bengals and Giants. They don’t have to worry about Jacoby Brissett throwing the ball everywhere, but they can’t let it be efficient.
In any case, look out for Cooper, who haunts Marcus Peter’s nightmares a bit with his excellent route running while surpassing his 55.5 prop number.
Player Props by Nick Chubb & Lamar Jackson | Over 100 rushing yards each (+2000)
I love this longshot prop bet. Sure, it’s unlikely, but far from impossible, that two of the NFL’s top rushers could refrain from winning long enough to generate a +2000 return. We’ve talked about Chubb before, but it’s Jackson’s involvement that makes this prop harder to hit. Incredible as Jackson is, he’s picky about his rush attempts.
Also firmly on my six-week MVP list, Jackson has two 100-yard games this season. He’s been increasing his carries since the first two weeks of the season, making it clear he’s willing to carry that offense as far as it takes to win. This bodes well for that player prop bet in a division game they need to win.