We typically get excited when the Washington Football Team takes the field. Who wouldn’t? However, our eagerness to watch 60 minutes of football has increased ten fold after this controversy-stained week.
For now, however, let’s take a step, or several, away from the contention surrounding the franchise’s past — and unfortunately, the present — and focus on Washington’s Week 6 matchup against Kansas City, shall we?
After all, it’s not crazy to say that Washington’s season hangs in the balance on Sunday. If they drop to 2-4, they’ll have a lot of ground to make up in the division and Wild card standings with a daunting slate of upcoming fixtures.
The good news for Washington is that Kansas City is trending in the same direction. The prohibitive championship favorites entering the year are 2-3 through five weeks and look anything but poised to appear in their third straight Super Bowl.
Let’s avoid predicting the final score for now, though. Instead, let’s focus on some enticing prop bets that are begging to turn into some extra cash.
As always, all odds listed come courtesy of WynnBET.
3 best prop bets for Washington vs Chiefs
3. Taylor Heinicke over 24.5 rushing yards (-108)
In the betting world (though we’re no savants), it’s typically unwise to push the same button too many times. However, if oddsmakers are going to continue to lowball Taylor Heinicke’s rushing yards prop, we’re going to take advantage.
Heinicke has hit the over on his rushing yards prop in THREE straight weeks. Over the last two games, the Old Dominion product has racked up 83 rushing yards on just 10 carries, good for an average of 8.3 per tote.
For Sunday, Heinicke’s rushing total is set 24.5 yards. That’s higher than what it’s been set at in recent weeks, but we still feel comfortable riding it. It took longer than we would’ve hoped (he totaled 23 rushing yards in the first two games), but he’s finally realized he can pick up chunk yards with his legs if plays break down.
The Chiefs’ secondary has been inept this season, so Heinicke’s targets shouldn’t have much trouble getting open. However, if Kansas City’s pass rush gets home, he should absolutely look to take off with his legs.
It might seem like 24.5 yards is a lot, but all it takes is a couple of scrambles, or one long one, to meet the mark. At -108, WynnBET is offering good value (bet $108 to win $100), so we’re all over this bet once again.