The New England can move into a tie for the last AFC playoff spot with a win in Arizona tonight. Can Mac Jones and Co. get the job done in the desert?Sportsmemo NFL handicapper Eric Pauly shares three player prop angles to take a look at for the NFL Week 14 Monday Night Football matchup in Arizona.
DeAndre Hopkins Over 73.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
While I am not high on the Arizona Cardinals’ offense and Kyler Murray, I still expect a big game from Hopkins. New England has struggled against top-tier wide receivers and that is exactly what Hopkins is. Not to mention, New England struggles against mobile quarterbacks, so if Kyler has one of his better outings of the season, I would not be shocked. I think there is an opportunity for Hopkins to have a huge night, even if it is in a losing effort. Hopkins has exceeded this receiving total in five of six games this season.
Hunter Henry Over 30.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
While New England’s offensive attack predominantly runs through their running backs, I expect Henry to have a big game tonight. The Arizona Cardinals struggle mightily against tight ends, and Henry has the skill set to take advantage of this opportunity. Henry has only gone over this total four times this season, but oddsmakers are hip to the Cardinals’ struggles against tight ends. I would also look at the odds of Henry having a receiving touchdown in this matchup, especially because Jakobi Myers is not active for New England tonight.
Rhomandre Stevenson Under 77.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
It is no secret that Stevenson is the motor behind this Patriots’ offense. However, despite being a running back, Stevenson has only gone over this rushing total three times this season. Where Stevenson is truly an x-factor is in the passing game, and I expect him to get a ton of volume receiving and creating yards after the catch. This number is way too high, and I expect him to go under this number certainly.