Another Monday Night game means another opportunity to win money playing Monkey Knife Fight. Week 5 NFL Picks on Monkey Knife Fight focuses on the Baltimore Ravens welcome the Indianapolis Colts. These two teams have a unique history with the franchise now know as the Indianapolis Colts once called Baltimore home.
But since nobody is here for a history lesson, let’s shift our focus to the picks. For the Week 5 NFL picks, we focus on a RB and WR yardage total for the first More or Less contest. In the second More or Less contest we focus on the signal callers. If you want a chance at a bigger payday, combine all 4 picks to try win all the money.
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So, where should we look?
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Latavius Murray LESS than 50.5 Rushing Yards
I like playing LESS with Latavius Murray’s rushing total this week. Against Denver he finally saw the vast majority of the rushing attempts and still only gained 59 yards. Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman combined for 6 opportinues against the Broncos.
If either player cuts into Murray’s work it will make it even harder for him to get to 51 yards or more. The Colts defense has been stout for the season and is improving. They have allowed 53 yards or less to any RB not named Derrick Henry or Chris Carson.
The Ravens have also thrown more this season with QB Lamar Jackson throwing 30 or more times in 3 of 4 contests this season. I expect that trend to continue as well. Take LESS with Murray this week.
Michel Pittman Jr. MORE than 55.5 Receiving Yards
I will take the MORE option with Michael Pittman Jr. at 55.5 receiving yards. Pittman has gone over this total each of the past 3 weeks, seeing 8 or more targets each week over that span. The volume should continue this week against the Ravens.
Baltimore’s banged up secondary has been torched this season by names like Byron Pringle, Bryan Edwards and Kalif Raymond among others. All of these WRs have gone over the total set for Pittman.
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He should see plenty of volume and fly over this total on Monday Night Football. Take MORE than 55.5 for Pittman this week.
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Carson Wentz MORE than 225.5 Passing Yards
It can be scary to go with more than 225.5 passing yards with Carson Wentz who hasn’t been impressive through the Colts first 4 weeks. And yet, Wentz has cleared 225.5 yards in 3 of 4 starts.
This week, he faces a Ravens defense that has had issues against opposing passers. Both Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes throttled their secondary. Jared Goff and the Denver QB duo both had some issues but that has more to do with them and less to do with defense.
The Colts are 7 point underdogs in this spot, forcing Wentz to throw early and often. While I am not expecting 350-400 yards like Mahomes and Carr put up, he can clear the 225.5 passing yard prop in this spot.
Lamar Jackson MORE 223.5 Passing Yards
Despite being a 7 point favorite in this spot, I expect Lamar Jackson to throw for more than 223.5 passing yards this week. Baltimore has shown a willingness to throw more this season, throwing 30 or more times in 3 of 4 games this season. A season ago Jackson eclipsed 30 attempts just twice.
This week Rashod Bateman, the Ravens’ first round pick, makes his NFL debut only strengthening a Ravens’ pass catcher group that includes Marquise Brown, Sammy Watkins, and Mark Andrews. Combine this with Baltimore having multiple lackluster options in the backfield. Expect Jackson to throw more than enough to clear 223.5 passing yards.
Remember to check back each and every week for a new batch of Monkey Knife Fight picks. Good luck in Week 5!