Monday Night Football Player Prop Bet Picks

The Dallas Cowboys look to bounce back after an embarrassing loss to the Denver Broncos last week. They’ll get cornerback Orlando Scandrick back, but he will be playing with a metal plate in his hand. He’ll line up opposite Larry Fitzgerald who along with Jaron Brown are the two healthiest targets in the Arizona Cardinals lineup. Carson Palmer will look to improve the offense’s red zone efficiency after going 2-for-7 in the first two games.

All prop odds courtesy of Sportsbook.

Carson Palmer O/U 23 ½ Pass Completions
The Bet: Over (-130)

He’s averaged 23 completions through the first two weeks. Although Scandrick returns, the Cowboys will be missing two other defensive backs – Nolan Carroll and Chidobe Awuzie – due to injury. Palmer has to get something going in the passing game to offset the underperforming running game since David Johnson’s injury.

Chris Johnson O/U 42 ½ Rush Yards
The Bet: Over (-130)

Bruce Arians claims C.J. will be more involved in the offense in Week 3. Dallas just allowed Jamaal Charles – the Broncos’ RB2 – to rush for 46 yards. The O/U is low enough that I feel confident if Johnson can get 13-15 rush attempts, he’ll drill the OVER.

Ezekiel Elliott O/U 94 ½ Rush Yards
The Bet: Over (+110)

After posting the worst stats of his career – nine carries for eight rush yards – Zeke is going to get 20+ carries in this game. He’s rushed for more than 94 yards 12 times in 18 regular-season games.

Dez Bryant O/U 57 ½ Rec. Yards
The Bet: Over (-110)

Yes, Patrick Peterson is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and yes, he’ll be covering Bryant. However, if Zeke sets the tone on the ground and the secondary starts to cheat up, 58 receiving yards is an attainable goal for Bryant. They key for Bryant is Zeke moving the chains early.

Player To Score TD Anytime
The Bet: Jason Witten (+175)

He’s caught 17 balls on 22 targets through the first two weeks with a touchdown in both games. Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught eight passes for 79 yards with Jacoby Brissett behind center against the Cardinals last week. With Peterson covering Dez, Witten should have every opportunity to be Dak Prescott’s security blanket again. For this reason, I like the veteran tight end to score in Week 3.