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Player Prop Bets vs. Buccaneers: LET’S GET WEIRD

The Packers offense is without WR1 and RB2. How will that change prop bets?

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The Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today at Lambeau Field. The gameday inactives were just announced and it has the prop bets over at DraftKings in a bit of a kerfuffle. Let’s try to navigate the weirdness and find some bets worth looking into.

Bet 1: Dontayvion Wicks over 3.5 receptions (-110)

After leaving last week’s game with an apparent high-ankle sprain, Dontayvion Wicks showed up as a limited participant in practice near the end of the week. As of 90 minutes before kickoff, he is listed as active and was given a last-second prop bet. His yardage marker is higher than it’s ever been at 41.5, and his receptions over under is above last week’s mark of 2.5 by one.

The Packers are without Christian Watson, Samouri Toure, and AJ Dillon. I keep saying this every week that the targets have to go SOMEWHERE, so why not to Wicks? He’s open more often than not and has been dynamic with the ball in his hands.

Last week was the first time over 7 games that he failed to hit the overs that he was set. Hopefully, this week will be back to the norm.

Bet 2: Aaron Jones under 12.5 rushing attempts (+100)

Aaron Jones is active for the first time in four weeks due to a knee injury. He is the first choice at running back for the Packers’ offense, but Matt LaFleur has been known to use him sparingly. This is especially true when Jones is being eased in off of any type of injury.

His overall touches will likely pass this mark, especially with the Buccaneers playing without Devin White. Jones will likely see some work in the passing game, but don’t expect too many direct rushing attempts.

Bet 3: Rachaad White player parlay 150+ rushing yards and 1+ rushing TD (+1300)

This is where things can get really weird. Rachaad White is a second-year running back who has been the starter every week for Tampa Bay so far this season. He’s accumulated only two 100-yard rushing games this season, but Joe Barry continues to provide opposing backs opportunities to go after career-high numbers.

With such a longshot of a prop bet, it’s worth looking into the possibility of White setting a new high mark for yardage and recording his sixth touchdown of the season.