Week 14 is right around the corner and, just like always, it’s time to look at Underdog Fantasy for all the top prop bets of the week. We’re coming off of an 8/10 Week 13, so let’s try to keep that momentum going.
Five Best Week 14 Prop Bets
Rashod Bateman: OVER 25.5 Receiving Yards
After a hot start to his season, Rashod Bateman is on something of a downturn over the past few weeks. The rookie has recorded a combined five targets in his past two games, but had seen at least six in every other contest. Not so coincidentally, Baltimore’s passing attack has been objectively bad for the past two weeks. It’s time to bet on talent and trust that Bateman will get back on the right track against a relatively suspect Cleveland Browns defense. Bateman only needs one or two receptions to hit 26 yards, so this isn’t a very risky bet.
Kareem Hunt: OVER 34.5 Rush Yards
The Cleveland Browns have a reputation for using Nick Chubb as their early-down runner and Kareem Hunt as their pass-catching back. However, this year, they’ve frequently made Hunt a key part of the running game. Hunt and Chubb have played six games together and, during that sample, Hunt has averaged 10.3 carries per game while recording at least 35 rushing yards five times. He didn’t do it in Week 12, but now that he’s fresh off a bye, he should be in better position to hit the prop bet in Week 14.
Laviska Shenault: UNDER 43.5 Receiving Yards
Death, taxes, and taking the under on Laviska Shenault. The former second-round pick has had every opportunity in the world to be fantasy relevant, and every single time has fallen short of expectation. Head coach Urban Meyer clearly doesn’t trust Shenault to run the right routes, as he continues to get phased out of the offense despite the complete lack of talent on the depth chart. Last week, his snap share dropped to 53%, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. Add in the fact that the Jacksonville Jaguars have arguably the worst passing attack in the league, and this is an easy bet.
Taysom Hill: OVER 253.5 Yards
Taysom Hill injured his finger, but that shouldn’t stop you from betting the over on his yardage total. Even under the best of circumstances, Hill was never much of a thrower, so all of his attempts today should be low-risk, easy completions. That will set the floor, but his ability to smash the over comes from his fantastic rushing ability. Hill can scramble at will, and New York’s terrible defense probably won’t be able to slow him down.
Chuba Hubbard: UNDER 73.5 Rush + Receiving Yards
Chub Hubbard stepped up in a big way the first time Christian McCaffrey went down, but he probably won’t be able to do it again. Ameer Abdullah has clearly taken over the passing work, as he recorded six targets against the Miami Dolphins. That usage will probably continue, meaning that Hubbard will need to get most of his 74 yards on the ground in order to hit the over. Considering Carolina’s offensive line is one of the worst in the league and that Cam Newton will steal plenty of rushing opportunities, it’s going to be hard for him to hit the over.
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