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4 Best Prop Bets for Browns vs 49ers NFL Week 5 Monday Night Football Game

David Kaestle
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The Week 5 "Monday Night Football" game pits a Cleveland Browns team trying to right the ship and live up to offseason expectations against an undefeated San Francisco 49ers team that will be looking to set the tone for the rest of the 2019 NFL season.

If you want to bet something other than the spread or the over/under total, there are plenty of props to place a wager on available on FanDuel Sportsbook. With that in mind, here are four of the best prop bets to consider for Monday night.

1. First Touchdown Scorer: George Kittle (+700)

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The Cleveland Browns have struggled to keep opponents out of the end zone through the air this season. The Browns have surrendered an average of exactly two passing touchdowns per game, which is the fifth most in the NFL. While George Kittle hasn't been the top-three tight end many expected him to be this season, he's still seeing a good amount of targets, with a total of 21 in three games. If Kittle and QB Jimmy Garoppolo can connect, it could turn into Kittle grabbing his first touchdown on the year as well as the first TD of the game.

2. Baker Mayfield Passing Yards: Under 257.5 (+112)

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Baker Mayfield has not lived up to his QB4 average draft position so far this season. While Mayfield has surpassed this total in three out of four games, two of those were against the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens, who both were missing key defensive players in those contests. This week, he goes up against a stout Niners defense that ranks No. 6 in points surrendered per game (18.0) and No. 6 in passing yards allowed per game (208.3). If the Niners can deliver a performance on par with what we've seen from them so far this year, Mayfield will struggle to top this over/under total.

3. Jimmy Garoppolo Passing TDs: Over 1.5 (-156)

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As mentioned above, Jimmy G is going up against a Browns defense that surrenders an average of two passing touchdowns per game. Garoppolo has five touchdowns in three games so far this season (1.66 TDs per game), and both Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, two of the Browns' starting cornerbacks, remain questionable for tonight's contest. If they end up sitting out, it's quite possible that Garoppolo throws for two TDs.

4. Nick Chubb Rushing Yards: Under 84.5 (-138)

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Nick Chubb has hit the over on this total in two of his four games this season, but on Monday he goes up against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 3 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (75.0). And it's not as if San Fransisco hasn't faced any talented running backs this season. In Week 3, the 49ers held James Conner to 43 yards rushing, and in Week 2, they held Joe Mixon to 17 rushing yards and a 1.5 yards per carry average. With Cleveland's weaker offensive line and San Fran's proven ability to contain the run, Chubb could struggle to rack up 85 yards on Monday night.

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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. 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.