NFL Prop Bet: Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb Should Have Big Debut On Sunday Night Football
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- CeeDee Lamb will likely be the No. 3 WR for the Dallas Cowboys, behind Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but Sean Koerner expects a big debut from the rookie out of Oklahoma.
- Read Koerner's full analysis and see how he's betting Lamb's receiving yards during Sunday Night Football below.
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CeeDee Lamb was my top rookie wide receiver entering the draft. It was bittersweet seeing him fall to the Cowboys in the first round. He’ll likely be the No. 3 WR initially, but his ceiling in this offense would be massive if Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup were ever to miss time.
I like investing in Lamb hitting the over in his NFL debut.
One thing I’ve noticed to begin the season is that a lot of rookies are being overlooked in Week 1. I have to imagine this is due to the lack of preseason, which is when rookies usually flash their potential and get people excited to bet on them early in the season. I think that’s the case with Lamb, who will show off his elite yards after catch ability on Sunday Night Football — I’m more willing to back the over on players who demonstrate ability to pick up yards after the catch.
Lamb is likely to line up in the slot, meaning he’ll avoid matching up with Jalen Ramsey. The Rams parted ways with slot corner Nickell-Robey Coleman in the offseason, making this a matchup in which targets are likely to funnel Lamb’s way in the slot.
I would set this number closer to 57.5 and would bet the over up to 53.5.
PICK: CeeDee Lamb Over 50.5 Rec Yards (-110)