Will Backups Mark Sanchez and Jaylen Samuels Meet Expectations in Week 14?


USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Mark Sanchez (6), Jaylen Samuels (38).

Dec 08, 2018, 05:25 PM EST
  • There are two interesting NFL player props offering betting value on Sunday's main slate for Week 14.
  • QB Mark Sanchez and RB Jaylen Samuels are both filling in for injured starters and their props certainly stand out this week.

Oddsmakers have released a few interesting topical bets for Week 14 under their NFL specials category, two of them including prop bets on Mark Sanchez and Jaylen Samuels.

Our public betting data will sometimes be used in this data-driven analysis of props, as will our player prop tool at FantasyLabs.

The tool takes each prop listed across five of the most popular sportsbooks and leverages them against our player projections from Sean Koerner — the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in each of the past three seasons.

>> All odds as of 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NFL odds and track your bets

Redskins QB Mark Sanchez

The pick: Under 229.5 passing yards (-130)

Sanchez has an abysmal 6.6 yards per attempt (Y/A) in his career and Monday night wasn’t much better as he finished with a putrid 4.8 Y/A, throwing 21 times for just 100 yards.

Furthermore, it’s hard to envision a scenario where a quarterback of Sanchez’s caliber will come out firing when this is his third start since the beginning of the 2015 season, and he’s been with the Redskins for just two weeks.