4 Best Prop Bets for Redskins vs Vikings NFL Week 8 Thursday Night Football Game

Max Staley
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The Week 8 "Thursday Night Football" matchup brings us a revenge game for Kirk Cousins, as his Minnesota Vikings take on the Washington Redskins. The Vikings are 16.5-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking for an alternative way to wager on this game, here are four of the best prop bets for Thursday's contest between the Redskins and Vikings.

1. Kirk Cousins - Passing Yards: Over 245.5 (-112)

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Cousins has been a human flamethrower over the last three weeks, averaging 325.3 passing yards while throwing 10 TDs to one interception. His former team, meanwhile, is the No. 24 ranked defense in the NFL, per Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings. With Cousins having thrown for at least 306 yards in each of his last three games, the Vikings' franchise QB looks poised to dominate Washington's secondary here, making him a great fantasy play as well.

2. Any Time Touchdown Scorer - Terry McLaurin (+270)

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Terry McLaurin's play has been one of the few bright spots for the Redskins in 2019. Washington's standout rookie has scored a TD in four of his six games played this season, for a grand total of five on the year. The Redskins are likely to be playing from behind in this one, which means McLaurin should see plenty of targets. Plus, the Vikings have surrendered an average of 3.0 passing TDs per game over the last two weeks. With Halloween rapidly approaching, "Scary Terry" should be in his element against Minnesota.

3. Dalvin Cook - Rushing Yards: Under 90.5 (-112)

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The Redskins' run defense has been surprisingly solid so far this season. Washington has held opponents to an average of 84.7 rushing yards per game, which is the ninth-best mark in the NFL. Since Week 3, Washington has only allowed one RB (Sony Michel) to reach this over/under total and he finished the game with exactly 91. Cook has been fantastic this season, but he's been held below 45 rushing yards in two of the last four games.

4. Case Keenum - Longest Pass: Over 32.5 (-112)

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Case Keenum has been far from efficient, but he's been a great source of big plays. He's had a pass go for at least 33 yards in three of his six starts, and McLaurin is always a threat to take a reception to the house. The Vikings have also allowed a reception of at least 45 yards in back-to-back games, and Minnesota has surrendered a reception of at least 35 yards in four consecutive weeks.

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