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Player Prop Bets vs Rams: What is a Brett Rypien?

Another week means another week for the Defense to let us down

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This week the Green Bay Packers are taking on the LA Rams. They opened as the favorites on DraftKings and this close to kickoff they are still favored by over a field goal. The Rams are without their veteran starter Matthew Stafford and will be led by a man with three starts in his career, Brett Rypien.

Bet 1: Brett Rypien over 198.5 passing yards (-115)

The only game action Brett has seen as a Ram was last week after being thrust into the game due to a Matthew Stafford injury. This was against a stifling Dallas Cowboys defense that only allowed 3 points after Stafford’s departure. Brett threw 10 times for 5 completions and 42 yards. His longest play was for 13 yards, but his ball security kept him with 0 interceptions. He was also only sacked once. It was on the Rams’ final drive with the game well in hand.

Brett is a huge question mark within the Rams’ offense due to lack of data; however, we have one very large dataset in the Green Bay defense. Quay Walker and Rudy Ford are out. The middle of the field will likely see quite a bit of work and one should expect Brett to surpass his over/under target with relative ease.

Bet 2: Dontayvion Wicks over 1.5 catches (+200)

Samori Toure is out for the Packers. Granted, he did not get any targets last week but he is averaging just under one target per game. This isn’t a huge share of the Packers’ offense, but it’s still something. Wicks has shown to be one of the only receivers who can consistently get open. The rookie had 4 targets for 2 receptions in last week’s losing effort against the Minnesota Vikings.

Wicks is also on a 3 game streak with at least one reception. Expect that trend to continue and, hopefully, he’ll haul in more than one.