49ers vs Vikings Player Props: Kirk Cousins, George Kittle, Brock Purdy

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Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images. Pictured: George Kittle.

NFL Week 7 concludes with Monday Night Football between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings, and we have a full slate of player prop picks on tap for this primetime NFC clash.

Let's take a look at our top three MNF player prop picks for 49ers vs. Vikings, which includes bets for Kirk Cousins, Brock Purdy, and George Kittle.

49ers vs Vikings Player Props

In the table below, you'll find each of our NFL staff's top player prop picks for Monday Night Football Week 7 49ers vs. Vikings. Click on any pick or team logo to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.

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49ers vs. Vikings

Monday, Oct. 23
8:15 p.m. ET

Brock Purdy

Under 241.5 Passing Yards (-110)

By Michael Crosson

Not only did the 49ers drop their first game of the season in Cleveland last week, but they also suffered some serious battle wounds along the way. WR Deebo Samuel has been ruled out with a shoulder injury, OT Trent Williams is listed as doubtful with an ankle issue and RB Christian McCaffrey is questionable with an oblique strain.

Over the last few years, key 49ers players have gone down with injuries, and many times, their replacements have performed beautifully. However, as we’re likely soon to be reminded, the main reason this offense has been able to survive so many injury woes in the past is because of the pure dominance of Williams in the trenches. I doubt the Niners offense will find their usual amount of success on Monday night.

Brock Purdy has cleared his passing yards line in three of six outings this season. He threw for 250+ yards in matchups against the Giants, Cardinals and Cowboys. However, he also fell short of 225 yards in matchups against the Steelers, Rams and Browns. 

The Vikings secondary isn’t very good, ranking 18th in yards allowed per pass attempt. But with San Francisco’s top two offensive weapons dealing with injuries, along with their top offensive lineman, I believe Purdy is destined for another subpar performance.

Pick: Brock Purdy Under 241.5 Passing Yards (-110)
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49ers vs. Vikings

Monday, Oct. 23
8:15 p.m. ET

Kirk Cousins

Over 0.5 Interception (-120)

By Michael Crosson

Kirk Cousins’ struggles in primetime — especially on Monday Night Football — are well documented. According to Action Network’s Evan Abrams, Cousins owns career records of 11-19 straight up (SU) and 12-18 against the spread (ATS) in night games, as well as 2-10 SU and ATS in Monday night games – the worst MNF record by any QB in the modern NFL era. 

Adamant defenders of Cousins will argue that he hasn’t had much defensive help, but when it comes to his Monday Night Football stats, Cousins deserves the brunt of the blame, considering his teams averaged just 16.5 points per game in those 12 outings.

Cousins has thrown 11 interceptions in 12 appearances on Monday Night Football. Now he draws a matchup against a top-ranked Niners defense that has already forced 11 turnovers in six games. Cousins has thrown three interceptions in the Vikings' last four contests.

I’ll be backing Kirk to throw another pick on MNF.

Pick: Kirk Cousins Over 0.5 Interception (-120)

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49ers vs. Vikings

Monday, Oct. 23
8:15 p.m. ET

George Kittle

Anytime TD (+170)

By Michael Crosson

George Kittle is having a bit of a down year in his seventh campaign with San Francisco. He’s currently averaging just 36 yards on three receptions per game, compared to career averages of 62 yards and 4.7 catches.

However, the Vikings defense has fallen in love with the blitz under new defensive coordinator Brian Flores, and that may bode well for Kittle in the passing game with Trent Williams listed as doubtful. 

On Action Network’s Fantasy Flex, Chris Raybon pointed out that Kittle still leads the 49ers in yards and catches against the blitz this season, while ranking second amongst all tight ends in yards per route against the blitz. The bottom line: whenever Purdy starts to feel pressure, he tends to lean on Kittle as a safety blanket.

Williams is in his fourth campaign with the 49ers, and he has been the highest graded OT in the league by Pro Football Focus in three straight seasons. Including the playoffs, Williams took 526 pass blocking snaps and allowed just 19 QB pressures last year, with just three resulting in a hit or sack. All that just to say, Purdy will likely be forced to lean on his TE more than usual, especially with the absence of Samuel.

Despite posting lackluster receiving numbers thus far, Kittle has still managed to reel in 3+ receptions in four of six contests, and he scored three touchdowns against Dallas in primetime back in Week 5.

Kittle caught a touchdown in four straight games to close last year’s regular season. I’m hopping on the Kittle bandwagon at plus money in this spot.

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Pick: George Kittle Anytime TD (+170)

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