Best Vikings-Rams TNF Player Props: Dalvin Cook Over/Under 34.5 Receiving Yards?

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  • A handful of player props are available for Thursday night's Minnesota Vikings-Los Angeles Rams game.
  • Using FantasyLabs' props tool, we analyze the best available prop betting opportunities for this matchup.

There are two NFL player prop bets offering value in the Minnesota Vikings-Los Angeles Rams matchup on Thursday Night Football, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

The Action Network’s public betting data will often be used in this data-driven analysis of props, along with the tools at FantasyLabs.

>> Check out the FantasyLabs prop tool to see all of the NFL Week 4 prop bets offering value according to our industry-leading projections. All odds referenced here are as of 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

The pick: Under 34.5 receiving yards (-105 at Bovada)

The Vikings are optimistic that Cook will suit up tonight, and the Rams are tied for the sixth-most receptions allowed to the position through three weeks. Cook averaged 17.5 touches per game in the first two games and was involved in the passing game with 12 total targets.

That said, the Rams have surrendered the fewest yards per catch (4.4), so even if he is able to rack up a few receptions, this line looks a little high. Despite the volume the Rams have allowed, they still rank seventh-best at defending the position through the air, per DVOA.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

The pick: Over 5.5 rushing yards (-140 at Bovada)

The Rams have faced the fewest rush attempts by quarterbacks in the league, but they have also faced the likes of Derek Carr, Sam Bradford and Philip Rivers.

Cousins has averaged 6.3 rushing yards per game over his career and 11.0 yards so far for Minnesota. It’s not that we expect Cousins to light the world on fire with his legs, but 5.5 is low enough to attack aggressively in a game in which Minnesota needs to rebound.