The Washington Football Team runs the risk of falling to 1-3 before they hit the murderer’s row portion of their schedule, so they better not take the underachieving Atlanta Falcons lightly on Sunday.
The Falcons have one of the most bland rosters in the NFL, so the fact oddsmakers only view Washington as slight favorites tells you all you need to know about the state of Ron Rivera’s side after their blowout loss to Buffalo.
Instead of focusing on the X’s and O’s, let’s highlight some prop bets fans should consider making. After all, it’s been a chore to watch the WFT play his season, so you might as well try to make some money doing so, right?
As always, all odds come courtesy of WynnBET.
3 best prop bets for Washington Football Team vs Atlanta Falcons
3. Taylor Heinicke over 20.5 rushing yards (-110)
Taylor Heinicke passed up numerous opportunities to take off with his legs against the Bills. Instead, he opted to stick in the pocket and try to throw Washington back into the game, which didn’t go according to plan.
Despite that, Heinicke still finished with 21 rushing yards. Assuming the 28-year-old watched hours upon hours of film after his career-worst performance, you have to think he’ll be more inclined to scramble on Sunday vs Atlanta.
Heinicke has been adamant that he, despite being one of the more nimble quarterbacks in the NFL, is a pass-first QB. That’s the way it should be, but he’s too slippery in the open field to be running as little as he as this season.
Through three games, Heinicke has just 44 rushing yards on 15 carries. Don’t be surprised if he comes close to eclipsing his season total against the Falcons’ sorry defense, which is giving up 118.3 rushing yards per game.
For added context, Jalen Hurts logged seven carries for 62 yards against Atlanta in Week 1 and Daniel Jones, who gave Washington all sorts of fits with his legs, compiled 39 rushing yards vs the Falcons in Week 3.
At -110 odds, we’re all over Heinicke notching 21 or rushing yards.