The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will aim to keep their attempt at a second straight Super Bowl title going when they take on the Los Angeles Rams during the Divisional Round. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists the Buccaneers as slight 3-point home favorites.
But there are plenty of other ways to wager on this one. Here are three of the best player prop bets for this NFC Divisional Round clash, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Rams vs Buccaneers Prop Bets
1. Van Jefferson - Longest Reception: Over 18.5 (-114)
This number is simply way too low for the best deep threat on the Rams' offense. Van Jefferson has caught a pass for at least 19 yards in 10 of his last 12 games played. He only saw one target last week as the Rams played with a big lead, yet still found a way to cash this over with a 41-yard catch. Keep in mind that the former Florida standout's average depth of target during the final seven regular season games was 14.3 yards. Quarterback Matthew Stafford loves to target Jefferson deep down the field and that shouldn't change against a Buccaneers defense that has given up 55 20-plus yard passing plays this year (No. 21 in NFL).
2. Mike Evans - Receiving Yards: Over 69.5 (-114)
A shootout is a big possibility since these teams combined for 58 points back in Week 3. That bodes well for wide receiver Mike Evans' chances of balling out on Sunday afternoon. Evans picked apart the Rams defense for 106 yards when he faced them in the regular season and has racked up at least 70 yards in each of his last two games. Quarterback Tom Brady threw the ball a season-high 55 times against Los Angeles. It wouldn't be surprising to see head coach Bruce Arians apply a similar strategy in this one. Evans may only need a couple of catches to hit this over.
3. Cam Akers - Rushing Yards: Under 50.5 (-114)
The Buccaneers' defense continues to be heralded as a nightmare for opposing running backs and for good reason. Tampa Bay has posted the 12th-best rush defense DVOA rating and is allowing the third-fewest rushing yards per game (92.7). On average, opposing offenses only rush the ball 21.3 times against the Bucs, which is the lowest mark in the NFL. Cam Akers split carries with Sony Michel during the Wild Card Round and finished with 55 yards on 17 carries. It's hard to see him passing the 50-yard mark again given he isn't the true workhorse on this team. Back the under for Akers in what is his second game back from a brutal Achilles injury.
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