NFL Props For Rams-Cardinals: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian Kirk, Tyler Higbee Are Picks For Wild Card Monday
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images. Pictured: Odell Beckham Jr.
- In search of the top NFL props to bet when the Rams and Cardinals meet to close out the Wild Card Round of the playoffs on Monday night?
- Find out how (and why) we're targeting these Odell Beckham Jr., Christian Kirk and Tyler Higbee props with our picks below.
The most polarizing game of Super Wild Card Weekend is the Monday night battle between the Rams and Cardinals. Many fans see the winner of this game as a legitimate Super Bowl contender, with both teams having explosive offenses and stout defenses.
This game carries a 49.5-point over/under and just a 3.5-point spread (check real-time NFL odds here). A close, high-scoring game is the perfect scenario for bettors looking for action. After a fantastic weekend of five NFL games, the Cardinals-Rams battle provides tremendous value with player props for each team.
Let’s take a look at my favorite NFL player props for the final game of the Wild Card Round.
What are player props? They’re bets on a player’s statistical outcome. Learn more here.
NFL Props: Rams-Cardinals
Christian Kirk Over 50.5 Receiving Yards (FanDuel)
The late-season production of veteran wideout A.J. Green has made it difficult to characterize Christian Kirk as Arizona’s clear WR1. Kirk is deployed in various spots all over the field, including the 13th-highest slot snap share among all wide receivers.
On our FantasyLabs Player Prop tool, we project Kirk for 4.8 receptions. At his season-long average of 12.8 yards per reception, that puts Kirk well over this total at 61.4 receiving yards.
Los Angeles All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey does not normally shadow one receiver, and the presence of Green will ensure that does not happen on Monday. I’m taking the over at 50.5 receiving yards for Kirk, which has a 7/10 prop rating by our Player Prop expert, Sean Koerner.
Odell Beckham Jr. Over 44.5 Receiving Yards (FanDuel)
Rams wideout Cooper Kupp has had a brilliant season, but Odell Beckham Jr. has quietly been very effective since joining the Rams ahead of Week 10.
Beckham has five touchdowns in the past seven games, including three games of five or more receptions. In Week 14 against the Cardinals, Beckham had his best game of the season with six receptions, 77 receiving yards and one touchdown.
I project Beckham for a big game at home against Arizona and will gladly take the over on this sub-50 yard receiving prop.
Tyler Higbee Under 40.5 Receiving Yards (DraftKings)
Arizona has been surprisingly stout against opposing tight ends, allowing the fewest fantasy points per game of any team this season. In his only game against the Cardinals this year, Higbee tallied just four receptions for a pedestrian 36 receiving yards.
This line is inflated because off Higbee’s late-season production, which saw him crest this number in each of the last four games — but the playoffs are a completely different situation.
We project Higbee for just 38.2 yards on our FantasyLabs Player Prop tool. I’m ignoring recent production and fading Higbee at this receiving yardage total.