4 Best Prop Bets for Bengals vs Steelers NFL Week 4 Monday Night Football Game

Max Staley
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Week 4's "Monday Night Football" matchup features a divisional clash between two winless AFC North teams. The Cincinnati Bengals head to Heinz Field to take on the Steelers, and Pittsburgh is currently a 3.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With that in mind, here are four of the best prop bets for Monday night's matchup between the Bengals and Steelers.

4. Andy Dalton - Passing Yards: Over 260.5 (-112)

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The Bengals have yet to win a game this season, but it's hard to put too much of that on Andy Dalton. He's thrown for at least 310 yards in two of his three games, and he is averaging 326.3 passing yards per game thus far. While he's failed to reach 261 passing yards in four straight games against Pittsburgh, this Steelers' defense isn't anywhere near as dominant as it has been in the past. Pittsburgh is surrendering 302.7 passing yards per game, which is the third-highest mark in the NFL. This should prove Dalton's best shot at breaking his recent slump against Pittsburgh.

3. James Conner - Rushing Yards: Over 69.5 (-112)

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James Conner hasn't been nearly as he was in 2018, but he flat-out torched Cincinnati in two games last season. He racked up 175 rushing yards on 33 carries last season, good for an average of 5.30 yards per attempt. Even with Mason Rudolph at the helm, Conner has a chance at another strong game, as Cincinnati has been unable to stop their opponents' rushing attacks in 2019. Through three weeks, Cincinnati is surrendering 168.7 yards per game on the ground, the second-worst mark in the NFL. This could be a nice bounce-back spot for Conner.

2. Tyler Boyd - Receiving Yards: Over 73.5 (-102)

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Pittsburgh has struggled covering opposing slot receivers thus far, and that should play right into Tyler Boyd's hands. Through three weeks, slot receivers have seen 29 targets against the Steelers, catching 26 passes for 323 yards and three TDs. Boyd has been reliable, but not exactly dominant, generating at least 60 yards receiving in all three games. However, Pittsburgh's troubles against slot receivers, coupled with Dalton's low average depth of target (6.6 yards, third lowest among qualifying passers) could point to a lot of volume coming Boyd's way Monday night.

1. Mason Rudolph - Passing Yards: Under 242.5 (-112)

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Given how poorly Cincinnati has defended the run, Pittsburgh may not ask Rudolph to do much tonight. In his first full game as a starter this season, Rudolph completed 14-of-27 passes for just 174 yards. He was similarly ineffective in relief of Ben Roethlisberger against the Seattle Seahawks, completing 11-of-19 passes for 112 yards. Look for Pittsburgh to lean on the running game tonight, which could make it tough for Rudolph to reach 243 passing yards here.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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