Andy Behrens, Matt Harmon and Tank Williams offer up their favorite player props for Week 2.
ANDY BEHRENS: All right, it's time to bring the props. Man, did I get robbed last week. We each highlight a favorite prop bet and decide if we agree or disagree. Matt, let's start with you. What do you like?
MATT HARMON: Yes, it's good to start off with the person who was correct in week one, and I will be correct again in week two when I take Drake London. Over 4 and 1/2 catches against the Rams. Couple of things here. Man, the folks that were like, Drake London can't get open, he cannot separate, he's not going to be a good NFL player. They better not watch the week one tape against the Saints, because those haters will be furious when they see him cutting up cornerbacks, good players, against the New Orleans Saints.
Dude, Drake London looked awesome in week one. He got great usage as a pure outside receiver. I think he's going to get peppered with targets every single week. And like am that afraid of this Rams defense right now? I know the Bills offense is great, the Falcons offense, not so much, but I think Drake London can get open versus those cornerbacks in LA. I think he catches at least five balls in this contest. Boys, tell me how right I am on this one.
ANDY BEHRENS: I'm going to start here--
TANK WILLIAMS: Won't give you the satisfaction.
ANDY BEHRENS: --And say you're exceedingly right. I thought he looked great last week. And I thought Jalen Ramsey did not look great last week. So I don't really know how they're going to defend him. I think London's an easy over here, I like the call. Tank, how do you feel about this?
TANK WILLIAMS: I would say that, yes, I agree with him, but I just don't want to give him the satisfaction, so that's all my commentary on that.
ANDY BEHRENS: Yeah, that's fair. That's well put.
My prop this week is going to be another reception prop, and I'm going to go with Amon-Ra St. Brown. That over now, it's a good number, I'll give you that. 6 and 1/2 receptions. But here's the thing. He's done that in seven straight games dating back to last season. You look at opening week this year, it looked just like his usage late last season.
Double digit targets, eight catches in that one. He's not, he's not just getting a little bit over this total lately, he's going way over it. I think he's in line for another eight or nine catches in this one. I think this is going to be an easy bet for a while, as long as the number remains this low. Harmon, do you agree?
MATT HARMON: Legally, I'm not saying anything negative about the sun God. Crazy stat I saw this week from Rich Rebar. Amon-Ra St. Brown has eight or more games, eight more catches in seven consecutive games. That's one short of the all time record held by Michael Thomas and Antonio Brown. Yeah, two pretty good receivers there. I'm with you on this one, Andy.
ANDY BEHRENS: Tank, let's sweep it.
TANK WILLIAMS: I would say, as long as the Detroit Lions defense keeps playing the way that they're playing, I think you are a OK, dog
ANDY BEHRENS: Yeah, that's fair. Tank, what do you got for a prop this week?
TANK WILLIAMS: Ah, he's back! I'm going with Saquon Barkley over 75 and 1/2 rush yards, and it's pretty simple to me. The dude had 18 carries, 164 rushing yards in the tub against the Titans. Like, he basically gave them the King Henry treatment, yet and still, Vegas is setting it at 75 and 1/2 rush yards against the Carolina Panthers.
Like, these are the same Carolina Panthers [AUDIO OUT] Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb racked up 187 rush yards against them. Like, they basically stomped them out like Rick James on Eddie Murphy's couch. So I feel like this is a steal for Saquon, especially with that first game at home in the Meadowlands, even though they don't call it the Meadowlands anymore.
ANDY BEHRENS: Yeah, you are not going to catch me taking the under on Saquon Barkley. This is going to end up being a huge whiff for me on the season. I don't have really any of them at all in redraft leagues. But he just looked fantastic. He looked like the best running back in the league. And this is a match-up he can obviously exploit. I will take the over on this as well. Harmon, what say you?
MATT HARMON: Baiting Tank, trusting the Panthers to do something right. Fading Tank, trusting the Panthers to do something right. This is a tough one. I'm actually, I am going to go against Tank here. I'm going to take the under on this one, but only because I think Barkley has a big game as a receiver, not necessarily as a rusher. And I also, we can't all disagree with each other, that makes this segment disgusting. So I will go, take the under here on this one, just to be different.
ANDY BEHRENS: Much appreciated. And that is a good point. This is where I need to remind people that this whole bring the props thing is a marathon and not a sprint. It's fine that Matt Harmon races out to a small lead. This is like, this is like the Bears winning in week one, it means nothing. Let's take a look at the standings after one week.
Harmon hating on Kyler Murray last week in the gold square. He's at 2 and 1. Picking up right where you left off last season in the guru challenge where Tank was shamed.
TANK WILLIAMS: Didn't I finish above you, ref? How was I shamed?
ANDY BEHRENS: I don't, I don't remember it that way. Maybe you did.
MATT HARMON: Fight, fight amongst yourselves, fight amongst yourselves. I'll just stay over here in the winner's circle.
ANDY BEHRENS: Oh, that is disgusting. I just want to remind people that this happened because Eli Mitchell didn't get to like 61 yards, and he was definitely going to get there by halftime. I feel like I deserve partial credit on that. I know that's not how this works.
MATT HARMON: No you don't, no you don't. You want a participation trophy, Andy? Give me a break.