2021 Week 6 Thursday Night Football Prop Bets


Welcome to 2021 Week 6 Thursday Night Football Prop Bets!

Last Thursday’s game was quite the snooze fest….until it wasn’t! The Rams and Seahawks game was 7-3 going into the half. It ended up 26-17. Russell Wilson suffered an unfortunate finger injury that will keep him out a few weeks. Geno Smith filled in well in Wilson’s absence, the only real blemish was an interception that wasn’t his fault. If your fantasy team is dealing with Wilson’s injury, I went over how to get through the next few weeks in a special QB streamers article.

We ended up hitting three out of four props. Robert Woods was the story of the Rams side of things, catching 12 passes for 150 yards. Woods big game meant Cooper Kupp kept things interesting, not really beating his lines until late in the game. Russell Wilson’s unfortunate injury naturally kept his pass attempts down. I’ll take the win but it’s not how I’d like it to come about. DK Metcalf was quiet most of the game but came alive at the end with Geno Smith, so we missed out on the under but hey, good for him.

This week, we have another exciting matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Philadelphia Eagles. The total O/U is 52.5, with the Bucs favored by 6.5 points.

Tampa Bay, as good as they have been against the rush, is beatable through the air. The Eagles could care less since they don’t run the ball anyway. DeVonta Smith and the other Eagle pass catchers should have a good day.

On the other side of the ball, I’m so sorry, Philly defense. Good luck. You’ve got to cover Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown. Leonard Fournette has apparently cemented his place in this backfield and is the Bucs RB1. Until he has a fumble anyway.

2021 Week 6 Thursday Night Football Prop Bets

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Jalen Hurts – 1.5 Pass TD’s – Over

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In three other games where Hurts faced vulnerable pass defenses (Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City) he’s thrown for at least two touchdowns. To be fair, in his other two games he did not pass for a score, he ran them in. However, the Bucs defense is not one to rush on. The Eagles will need to throw against this Bucs team, as they will need to keep up with Brady’s offense.

Miles Sanders – 34.5 Rush Yards – Under

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Philadelphia has been using Sanders sparingly the past few weeks. Last week he did have 16 opportunities, but it amounted to only 51 yards. Tampa has only allowed 45.8 rushing yards and 0.2 rushing touchdowns per game so far. You just don’t run on them.

It would not surprise me if he’s used in the passing game, I just don’t see the running game being there. If there is any running being done by Philly, it’s more than likely Hurts on a scramble than Sanders up the middle.

Leonard Fournette – 62.5 Rush Yards – Over

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If he keeps the lead role on Thursday, I see the potential for a nice game against the Eagles. Philly is allowing the 30th most rushing yards a game in the NFL: 142 yards a game in fact. If Brady can lead the Bucs to a lead early, then I think Fournette can salt the game away. Heck, Lenny might be part of the reason they get up so big in the first place.

Mike Evans – 66.5 Receiving Yards – Over

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He has only gone under this line once: the first game of the year. Since then, he’s had at least 75 yards in every game.

The Eagles defense has been pretty good against the pass, but facing Tom Brady and the Bucs, I think they are about to meet their match. There are just too many weapons to guard, and I think Mike Evans continues to get his. In two career games versus the Eagles, Evans averages seven receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown. Sure, it’s a small sample size, but couple that with his recent play, that seems a reasonable stat line.

This should be a pretty exciting game, we’ve had some good ones over the last few weeks. I think the Bucs pull this one off. However, one thing to note is that Tampa in their last six games against NFC East opponents they failed to cover the spread (-6.5). This could be a closer game than anticipated.

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