PrizePicks NFL Props | 8/12
J.J. Taylor o19.5 rushing yards
Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss said on Twitter that there “could be a heavy dose of J.J. Taylor in the second half”. Taylor has 3 career games where he had more than 1 carry. In those games he went for 28 yards on 4 carries, 43 yards on 11 carries and 38 yards on 6 carries. I like the over on 19.5.
Najee Harris o40.5 rushing yards
This one is going to be a risk, so note that before tailing. The report heading into the HoF Game was that Harris will play all 4 preseason games, it was just *how much* that was the question. He ended up playing 3 drives and ran for 22 yards.
But now, Tomlin says he “has no plans to hold Najee Harris back at all in this game”. To me that sounds like he will be the starter for the whole game, in which I like the over on 40.5 yards. But it could also mean he will just play more than he did in the HoF Game.
It’s definitely a risky prop but I’m leaning toward Najee getting a lot of run and going over.
Mason Rudolph u75.5 passing yards
Tomlin said the original plan for the HoF Game was for Rudolph to play 2 series, but he got an extra one because of a turnover on exchange. Tomlin also said he expects the QB rotation to stay the same in preseason game #2. I like the under on 75.5 passing yards if Rudolph only gets 2 drives.
Dwayne Haskins o80.5 passing yards
The original QB rotation for the HoF Game was suppost to be Rudolph starting and playing 2 drives, Haskins playing late into the 3rd and then Dobbs finihsing the game. However, Rudolph getting an extra drive because of the tunrover led to Haskins only gettinbg one drive in the first half.
With Tomlin saying the QB rotation should stay the same, barring another fluke that gives Rudolph more playing time, I expect Haskins to see more playing time than anyone at QB. I like the over.