Best Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings Prop Bets

Best Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings Prop Bets

Ayden Fahlstrom
3 years ago
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Best Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings Prop Bets

The Cleveland Browns are headed to Minnesota to take on the pesky Vikings in a Week 4 matchup that may not sound like a great matchup- but maybe one of the best games on the Sunday early slate in the NFL. The Browns come into this game from a huge win over the Bears, where their defense dominated, while the Vikings come in off of their first win over the Seahawks. While these teams are just a combined.500, I think each fan base would have to be relatively happy about their team's play in the first few weeks.

Odell Beckham Jr. OVER 67.5 Receiving Yards

I love betting on OBJ in this spot for a bunch of reasons. First of all. He is the only reliable target in this offense, and that was on display last week. We knew that Beckham would be on a snap count of some kind coming back from injury, and he was. He only played on 65% of snaps in this game and still saw 9 targets all over the field. I expect the snaps to increase in this game, and that should only mean more targets, yards, and catches.

I also think the matchup is elite for Beckham against an aging Vikings defense. While guys like Patrick Peterson have a ton of name recognition, I don't think anyone in Minnesota can deal with Beckham when it comes to combining technical skills and raw talent.

We've also seen the Vikings' offense show some life to start the season, and the Browns have shown weakness until last week. I think it's a bit more likely that we see the Browns struggle a bit at the time here because of the way the Browns play on defense. More Vikings points and big plays mean more targets for Beckham here.

Tyler Conklin OVER 3.5 Receptions

I think this prop is slow to react to the new offense in Minnesota and what they are showing us every week. The Vikings have had injury issues at tight end, and this is why Conklin is the starter, but they have shown that they trust him to do it all, and we have to believe them because they have done the same thing with KJ Osborn.

This team is displaying that they don't want to substitute much on offense, and they also will play you very straight up. They are going to do what they do and try to beat you doing it, and they've had success with that philosophy. 

Conklin had 8 targets last game in a win, and I think this game script could be even more pass-heavy against a very good Browns team. Either way, he is a safety valve in this offense at this point, and we get + money on some easy targets. We also know the Browns are aggressive on the outside in many games, and I expect them to do the same in this game, leaving more room over the middle and less room to throw to their receivers.

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