Week 5 Monday Night Football Props (Redskins vs Saints)

by Kamil Mendelski in NFL  / December 18, 2018

  • Washington visits New Orleans on Monday Night Football of Week 5
  • Will Jordan Reed or Jamison Crowder have a better day against the Saints defense?
  • Will Drew Brees and Michael Thomas continue to put up big numbers?

Week 5’s Monday Night Football matchup features the 2-1 Washington Redskins travelling to New Orleans to face the 3-1 Saints. We dig into the prop cards to find the three best bets for MNF.

Best Week 5 Monday Night Football Props

Prop #1: Jordan Reed To Have More Receiving Yards Than Jamison Crowder

I see good value on backing the Redskins’ top receiver Jordan Reed to have a more productive day than teammate Jamison Crowder.

Reed currently leads the team in yardage with 168 gained on 14 receptions. He is also the second-highest targeted option in the passing game.

Alex Smith and the Skins like to spread their targets around, and Crowder is only the fifth-most targeted receiver with the second-fewest total yards (79). He has seen only four targets each game and has yet to finish with more than 39 yards in a game.

Reed vs Crowder Receiving Yards in 2018

Each receiver should have an opportunity to pick up yards Monday against a New Orleans’ defense ranked 30th in passing YPG with 311. With the checkdown king Smith at QB, TE Reed will always have a chance at seeing high usage.

Our Pick
Jordan Reed To Have More Receiving Yards Than Jamison Crowder (-133)

Week 5’s Monday Night Football matchup features the 2-1 Washington Redskins travelling to New Orleans to face the 3-1 Saints. We dig into the prop cards to find the three best bets for MNF.

Prop #3: Michael Thomas at least 7 Receptions & 1 Receiving TD

I see good value on backing the Redskins’ top receiver Jordan Reed to have a more productive day than teammate Jamison Crowder.

Reed currently leads the team in yardage with 168 gained on 14 receptions. He is also the second-highest targeted option in the passing game.

Thomas is tied for fourth in receiving TDs in the league, while also having the most receptions with 42.

Running back Alvin Kamara actually has the most targets in the passing game. The next most used receiver on the team, Ted Ginn Jr, has only seen half the targets of Thomas at 22, yet does have two TDs of his own. However, Ginn has been ruled out with injury opening up more opportunities for Thomas.

Our Pick
Jordan Reed To Have More Receiving Yards Than Jamison Crowder (-133)

Kamil Mendelski

Mike Garafolo joined NFL Media in 2016 as a reporter. He contributes to all NFL Media platforms, including NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Now.

Garafolo joins NFL Media from Fox Sports 1, where he covered the NFL nationally. Prior to that, Garafolo was a national NFL reporter for USA Today and a beat writer covering the New York Giants for The Star Ledger in New Jersey for eight seasons, including the Giants' victories in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. For his work covering the Giants, Garafolo received an APSE award.

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