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3 Best Prop Bets for Browns vs Vikings Week 4 Game

Max Staley
Three best prop bets for Cleveland Browns vs Minnesota Vikings Week 4 game.
Three best prop bets for Cleveland Browns vs Minnesota Vikings Week 4 game. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

It's revenge week for NFL coaches. Week 4 features the much-anticipated showdown between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and that's not the only revenge game on the slate. Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs return to Philadelphia to face the Eagles, who kickstarted his legendary head coaching career in 1999.

But Kevin Stefanski's homecoming is one of Sunday's more underrated storylines. The Cleveland Browns head coach heads to Minnesota, where he coaxed a career year out of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2019.

And after underdogs went a combined 18-14 against the spread (ATS) over the last two weeks, bettors might be looking for a revenge game of their own against bookmakers in Week 4.

Here are three of the best player props, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, to target in this showdown between two top-10 offenses.

Browns vs Vikings Prop Bets

3. Kirk Cousins - Passing Yards: Over 306.0 (-130)

After taking (deserved) criticism all throughout the offseason, Kirk Cousins is playing arguably the best football of his career. The Vikings' signal-caller is averaging exactly 306.0 passing yards per game with 8 touchdowns and 0 interceptions thus far. Facing the league's fourth-best run defense by DVOA, Minnesota will likely ask Cousins, not Dalvin Cook, to shoulder the load on Sunday. And while the Browns' pass defense has some stellar numbers after embarrassing Justin Fields in Week 3, that unit might not be quite as good as it seems. Patrick Mahomes did whatever he wanted against this team in Week 1, throwing for 337 yards. There's no shame in getting torched by Mahomes, but Tyrod Taylor completed 10-of-11 passes for 125 yards (11.4 yards per attempt) before leaving Week 2 with a hamstring injury. That Week 3 game likely said more about the Bears than the Browns. Meanwhile, Cousins has thrown for 320-plus yards in two of his three appearances. In what's expected to be a shootout (51.5-point over/under), Cousins has a chance to light it up against his old OC on Sunday.

2. Justin Jefferson - Receiving Yards: Over 78.5 (-114)

After taking the over with Kirk Cousins, of course we're rolling with Justin Jefferson. Last year, Jefferson was far more effective at home (101.5 receiving yards per game) than on the road (73.5). It's a small sample size, but things look similar so far. Jefferson went off for 118 yards at home in Week 3; the second-year wideout was averaging 68.0 yards per outing through two road games prior to that. Now he gets a home date with a Browns' defense playing without its second-best corner in Greg Newsome. The cherry on top? Cleveland has gotten torched by No. 1 WRs this year (excluding Week 3). Tyreek Hill had a 15-catch, 197-yard game in Week 1. Brandin Cooks had 9 catches for 78 yards (50 of which came in the first half before Taylor got hurt) in Week 2. Expect to see the Griddy a few times this weekend.

1. Nick Chubb - Rushing Yards: Over 78.5 (-114)

Nick Chubb has been his usual, superhuman self this season. The Browns' lead back has racked up at least 83 yards in every game, averaging 16.0 attempts for 87.3 yards per contest. He's now facing the league's sixth-worst rush defense by DVOA. The Vikings have also surrendered the 12th-most rushing yards in the league while allowing 4.8 yards per carry, which is tied for the fourth-worst mark in football. Unless the game gets out of hand (the 2.5-point spread suggests it won't), it's hard to see this leaky run defense holding Chubb below 80 yards.

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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.