The New York football Giants will play host to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football this week and Matt has your best prop bets to end week 8 a winner.
Scotty Miller OVER 50 Receiving Yards (-125)
Ok, pop quiz hotshot. Who is the Buccaneers leading receiver in 2020? Christ Godwin? Mike Evans? Rob Gronkowski?
None of the above actually.
That title is currently held by Scotty Miller. A 6th round pick out of Bowling Green last season and a relative unknown coming into this season. Heck, for many he’s an unknown coming into this week.
Miller, in 6 games, has 22 receptions for 365 yards including a 109 yard game against the Raiders last week. He has snagged 70+ yards in all but two of his starts (LAC & CAR) and appears to have Tom Brady’s trust. Miller also has the 5th best yards per reception number at 20.
It is no secret that Brady loves his slot receivers and Miller has thus far been the beneficiary of this tendency.
The Giants, meanwhile, have been lit up by slot receivers so far this year. Smith-Schuester, Kupp, and Lamb have all performed very well against this depleted NYG defense.
Now, without their three main pass rushers, Big Blue will struggle to contain this offense in general and I think Miller enjoys another strong game with Tom Brady under center.
QB Daniel Jones OVER 27.0 rushing yards (-114) & Score First TD (+1400)
Another pop-quiz worthy question here as to who the leading rusher on the New York Giants is in 2020.
Spoiler alert, its Danny Dimes.
Now, with Devonta Freeman highly questionable for tonight’s game, that leaves just Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis to handle carries. Those two have just 164 yards combined on the year compared with Jones’ 296 yards.
The second-year QB has gone over 45 yards rushing in four of his last five games and I feel good about another strong rushing effort.
While some of these runs might be designed, I think DJ is going to be forced to run more than the team wants him to by this Bucs defense.
Speaking of designed runs, I also think Jones has a good chance at a few goal-line sneaks tonight. He has to be disappointed after last week’s 80-yard run in which he tripped inside the 10 and failed to score. I think that we might see a shot at redemption tonight in New York with Danny Dimes taking it to the house.
And to be fair, he might actually be the best goal-line option for the Giants at this juncture.