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Prop Bets for Eagles/Rams Week 2 Matchup

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Well, week 1 is always a bit difficult to predict. We went 2-2 last week on our player prop bets, which isn't too bad of a start. If Terry McLaurin had just three more receiving yards last week, we'd be up 3-1 right now.

I'm leaning towards the Eagles' passing game recovering this week with the return of Lane Johnson. The Eagles are 36-17 in the Doug Pederson era when Johnson starts at right tackle and 6-12 when he's out of the lineup. That brings us to this week's picks:

Zach Ertz over 46.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

Dallas Goedert may have stole the show week one between the two tight ends, but I think Ertz will bounce back and shine this week. Ertz has 46.5 yards in seven of eight home games last season (87.5%) and 24-of-30 (80.0%) since 2016. The Rams allowed 55.8 receiving yards a game last season against tight ends, the ninth highest mark in the league.

Carson Wentz Passing TDs over 1.5 (-106)

Wentz definitely struggled in the second half last week once Washington's pass rush started getting to him. Getting Lane Johnson back this week should be a huge help protecting Carson. Doug Pederson loves running a pass first offense still and I see him trying to ease Miles Sanders back into the lineup a bit.

Greg Ward over 24.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

Ward had five receptions last week for 31 yards. His 7 targets tied him for second most on the team with Ertz and Jackson. Ward played more snaps than JJ Arecega-Whiteside and John Hightower last week and showed more on the field. The Rams tend to limit the deep passes, which could limit the amount of targets Jackson or Jalen Raegor see this game. I think Wentz has more trust and chemistry in Ward with the amount of playing time he saw last season and 24.5 receiving yards is too low of a number to pass up on.

Aaron Donald Over .5 Sacks (-230)

Lane Johnson may be back this week, but this is still a rough offensive line. Washington has a great defensive line, but eight sacks in one game is crazy. I don't see the Rams replicating the same amount, but it's hard to see Donald not recording a sack against a banged up offensive line.

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