Bengals vs Steelers Player Props: Pat Freiermuth, Jaylen Warren, Chase Brown

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Bengals vs Steelers Player Props: Pat Freiermuth, Jaylen Warren, Chase Brown

In the table below, you'll find each of Sam Farley's Bengals vs Steelers player props for Saturday NFL Week 16. Click on any pick or team logo to navigate to a specific prop bet discussed in this article.

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Bengals vs. Steelers

Saturday, Dec. 23
4:30 p.m. ET

Pat Freiermuth

Over 26.5 Receiving Yards (-114)

Since returning from an extended injury absence in Week 11,  Freiermuth has had one monster game and four disappointing ones. He has a chance to get right against the Bengals on Saturday as I think he'll be a safety valve for new Steelers starting quarterback Mason Rudolph.

Freiermuth’s receiving yards line sits at 26.5 — a number he’s only gone over twice in his last five games. Still, I'm bullish. If we look past his first game back, in which he only had one target, he’s had a combined 27 targets in his other four games.

No team has allowed more yardage to TEs than the Bengals, who have surrendered over 1,015 yards to the position (more than 50 yards higher than the second-worst team). It’s a weak part of their defense and I expect Freiermuth to take advantage.

Pick: Pat Freiermuth Over 26.5 Receiving Yards (-114)

Chase Brown

Over 16.5 Receiving Yards (-112)

Joe Mixon has enjoyed a productive season, but it’s hard to not be impressed by Chase Brown.

While Mixon is still the main man for the Bengals, it’s worth noting that the rookie had seven carries and three targets last week, only three fewer rushes than Mixon and the same amount of targets.

Over his last two games, Brown has six receptions (six targets) and 108 yards and a touchdown. I think we’re going to see him continue to take passing-down work from Mixon, and with Brown’s receiving yards line sitting at just 16.5 yards, we have to take the over.

Pick: Chase Brown Over 16.5 Receiving Yards (-112)

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Jaylen Warren

Over 43.5 Rushing Yards (-113)

The Jaylen Warren or Najee Harris debate continues to rage. While I understand the concerns about Warren’s size, he looks like a better, more explosive back to me.

Warren's rushing line stands at 43.5 yards, which feels like a solid over play. Only four teams have allowed more rushing yards per game than the Bengals (128.3), and with Rudolph under center, the Steelers should focus on the ground game.

Last week, Warren and Harris had a similar amount of carries (10 for Warren, 12 for Harris). However, Warren was more effective, averaging four yards per carry compared to 2.8 for Harris.

Pick: Jaylen Warren Over 43.5 Rushing Yards (-113)

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