The game between the Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders will be the first Monday Night Football game of the season. While season long fantasy is a ton of fun, Monkey Knife Fight can be a fun wrinkle to mix into your NFL season, especially with island games.
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More or Less
Derek Carr UNDER 260.5
For me, the under on 260.5 has a lot to do with how I expect this game to play out. It should be a close contest with the Raiders having a real chance to not only cover the spread but potentially winning this game outright.
This would lead to a game where the Raiders keep the ball on the ground and utilize play action. After adding Kenyan Drake in the offseason to go along with Kenyan Drake, Gruden will want to keep the ground game as a primary focus when the game allows it.
Derek Carr should play well in this game and make this prop close but ultimately will fall short of 260.5 yards.
Lamar Jackson UNDER 220.5
Baltimore lost both JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards before Week 1 even had a chance to kick off. Now the Ravens head into a Monday night clash with the Raiders where even more will fall on the QBs shoulders and legs.
And yet, I will go under 220.5 passing yards for Jackson. A season ago the Ravens QB only surpassed this number 3 times. I wanted to be excited about Jackson taking a step forward as a passer but the addition of Sammy Watkins, while helpful, is hardly a sign of things changing.
Taking a look at the numbers currently posted at many sportsbooks, Jackson’s passing yardage total is sitting between 202 and 210.5 depending on where you look. That gives us at least 10 yards of value.
Even with a depleted backfield, Lamar and company will want to stay true to their game plan and keep the ball on the ground.
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More or Less – Fantasy Points
Josh Jacobs MORE than 12.5 fantasy points
For those who haven’t played on Monkey Knife Fight before RBs get 1 point for every 10 yards, 6 points for a TD and its full PPR. Under this scoring I expect Jacobs to score more than 12.5 fantasy points.
If he can find the endzone, which I am banking on, he will be basically half way home. He is currently +110 or -120 depending on where you look. His rushing prop is set to 50 yards. Even if he falls short of that it should be at least 4 fantasy points. Give him two catches and we are basically there.
For this game, I’m expecting more than 50 rushing yards and for Jacobs to find the end zone. I think he flys over this total against Baltimore.
Marquise Brown LESS than 12.5 fantasy points
Going with less than 12.5 fantasy points for Hollywood Brown is a bit scary considering its PPR and 1 point for every 10 receiving yards. If Hollywood finds the end zone which currently sits at +130 to +150 it could get dicey. For this contest I’m going to bank on him not scoring and producing less than 12.5 fantasy points.
This game will be a ground attack focused game with a majority of the production coming from the ball carriers. Let’s take the under for this one!