What prop bets associated with the Washington Commanders deserve strong consideration during what promises to be a franchise-altering 2023 season?
The Washington Commanders don’t have a great track record in recent history. While some of the national media have finally shown optimism toward Sam Howell’s potential at quarterback, Vegas still views the team as a below .500 club.
There’s no doubt the 2023 Commanders have the most talent, on both sides of the ball, since Ron Rivera took over. While I’m as excited and rejuvenated as any Washington fan with the ousting of Dan Snyder complete and plenty of hope for the future, I truly believe everyone outside of the nation’s capital is sleeping on this team’s potential for 2023.
I typically don’t bet on my favorite team. But after looking at a few of the futures odds Draft Kings put out, there’s no way I’m passing
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Jahan Dotson - Commanders WR
- Over 4.5 touchdowns at +100
Barring injury, this feels like free money. Last year’s first-round selection out of Penn State was on pace to be in the running for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year before an injury kept him out for five games.
Still, Jahan Dotson closed out 2022 with 35 receptions for 655 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. That was during his rookie season, in a vanilla offense led by Scott Turner with sub-par to average quarterback play at best.
There are a few reasons I believe this is an absolute lock for 2023 - and it wouldn’t surprise me if Dotson scored 10-15 touchdowns.
The first? He’s already proven himself as one of the elite route runners in the NFL and quite literally appears to be unguardable, especially with defenses having to account for Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel. The reason Dotson had seven touchdowns in 2022 is simply because the dude is always open.
The second reason I believe Dotson is poised for a monster season is due to the way he will be utilized in Eric Bieniemy’s Commanders offense. We saw glimpses in the preseason and while Sam Howell has proven he’s more than comfortable spreading the ball around, it’s clear there is genuine chemistry between the two.
While it may seem like a stretch to compare him to Tyreek Hill, there’s plenty of reason to believe Bieniemy will utilize the second-year dynamic wideout in a similar way. While McLaurin is almost exclusively an outside “X” receiver, we have already seen Washington’s new offensive coordinator get creative with Dotson in the preseason, and the results have been instant.
Dotson had a clear advantage starting from the slot when he hauled in his preseason touchdown against the Cleveland Browns as he was given a free release. The second-year wideout is poised for a monster year and I’m stunned the touchdown total is so low. That’s free money.