Kyren Williams Player Props: Rams vs Raiders Pick for Thursday Night Football
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- Sean Koerner ran the numbers and identified his favorite player prop for Thursday Night Football.
- The Oddsmaker is backing Rams running back Kyren Williams – check out his breakdown below.
Kyren Williams Receiving Yards
|Prop||Kyren Williams Over 12.5 Receiving Yards|
|Matchup||Raiders vs. Rams|
|Day, Time||Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET|
This is the third straight week I’m investing in Williams’ receiving yards prop. He’s a talented rookie pass-catching RB out of Notre Dame who gives me Austin Ekeler vibes.
In Week 12, Williams cleared this prop on the Rams‘ first two drives of the game. Then, in Week 13, Sean McVay pulled a 180 and used Cam Akers as a workhorse against the Seahawks. However, Williams still dominated the passing-down snaps. It was the game flow that prevented him from seeing more targets, as the Rams actually led for a good chunk of their loss to the Seahawks.
I think on the short week and facing a Raiders team on a three-game winning streak, we’ll see Williams bounce back.
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This is also a great matchup for running backs to thrive in the passing game, as well. The Raiders have allowed a league-high 21% of their passing yards to go to opposing running backs. In fact, 19 running backs have cleared this number against Las Vegas this season.
I’m projecting this closer to 16.5, but I love Williams’ upside given the matchup and potential trailing game script. I think both will allow him to see more opportunities this week.