Zach Ertz Over 68.5 Receiving Yards
Bet: Ertz Over (-115)
It is true that when Foles replaced Wentz in the Rams game that the Philly quarterback was not connecting readily with Ertz. The tight end was targeted just seven times and caught only three passes for 22 yards. But when Foles started earlier this season, prior to Wentz taking over and starting in the third game, he hit Ertz 11 times for 94 yards.
Wentz has been out for two-straight games with a back problem. Foles starts today versus Washington. The Redskins have been on the skids and are very vunerable. There’s a lot on the line, as, in order to secure a playoff wild card, the Eagles need a win, and Philly has to hope for Chicago to take down Minnesota. For Philadelphia to be victorious, an ongoing Foles/Ertz connection is essential today. Bet Ertz to have over 68.5 receiving yards.
Robert Woods Over 75.5 Receiving Yards
Bet: Woods Over (-108)
Plus, Woods is going up against one of the least-effective secondaries in the NFL. The 49ers are ranked 28th versus the pass. The one thing San Francisco can do is stop the run. They are ninth in the NFL against the ground game. Finally, the Rams have an offense that can certainly score, and Goff’s arm is their primary method. Only two teams have scored more points than the Rams this season, the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs. We love this Woods at over 75.5 receiving yards prop.
C.J. Uzomah Over 38.5 Receiving Yards
Bet: Uzomah Over (-115)
The over is fairly low, and tight end C.J. Uzomah has, as of late, been a popular target. Jeff Driskel, who will start for Andy Dalton, who’s been placed on injured-reserve, will be looking for some sure targets on short routes. In the last game, which was against Cleveland, Uzomah was targeted five times. He made four catches for 49 yards.
Cleveland plays the Pittsburgh Steelers today, a team that has a tough time defending the tight end position. In the first game these two teams played against one another this season, Uzomah took in six passes for 54 yards. The Cincy pass catching unit has suffered numerous injuries, which has helped to make Uzomah one of their prime targets. We think he’ll have more than 40 yards in receptions today.
Final Word: Our Best NFL Receiver Props
If we’re ranking our best NFL receiver props, as we noted earlier, we’d say Woods is your best bet. We also love Uzomah due to three factors, Pittsburgh’s poor TE defense, lack of outlets for Driskel, Uzomah’s past and recent performance. Ertz seems like a solid choice in what should be a Philly win.