1. Terry McLaurin over 68.5 receiving yards (-110)
Full disclosure: We were planning on doing a Terry McLaurin receptions prop. Since that option isn’t available, we’ll pivot to betting the over for his receiving yards, which is currently set at 68.5 yards, per WynnBET.
McLaurin should take this matchup vs the Saints personally, as he’ll go to work against former Ohio state teammate Marshon Lattimore, who’s developed himself into one of the best lockdown cornerbacks in the NFL.
These are the kind of matchups receivers like McLaurin dream for, and you won’t find us betting against the 25-year-old superstar. Through four games, McLaurin’s posted receiving yard totals of 62, 107, 62 and 123. That pattern suggests he’s do for a “stinker,” but his rapport with Heinicke blossoms with each passing week.
McLaurin was a one-man wrecking crew in Week 4. He might come up short in terms of eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the third time this season, but 69 yards or more is doable against the Saints’ sound secondary. His target share is already dominant and should grow with Logan Thomas on injured reserve.
The matchup against Lattimore alone gives us confidence to make this bet, because McLaurin typically doesn’t finish second.