Our NFL expert's best player prop bets for Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football in Week 8 was gracious enough to give us the Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Chargers matchup we all wanted to end our Sunday. Fresh off his first win, rookie Division 2 QB Tyson Bagent leads the Bears against a reeling Chargers team who have stumbled out of the gate, dropping 2 straight to fall to 2-4 on the season. This is a get-right game for Justin Herbert & co, but I expect the Bears to put up a fight with Bagent under center. You can read all of our Week 8 NFL predictions, but now let’s look at my favorite NFL player props for SNF.
Austin Ekeler (LAC) over 31.5 receiving yards (-110)
Line available on Bet365 Sportsbook at time of publishing.
Outside of last week’s game against the Chiefs, Austin Ekeler has hit this number easily in 2 of 3 games this season. He’s a career 8.9 yards per reception RB who gets a consistent 4 receptions per game. The Chargers do not need to get cute this Sunday as falling to 2-5 would be disastrous and getting Ekeler involved early will be key to them getting things moving on offense. This line should be closer to 33.5 or 34.5, but I’ll take the gift at 31.5 in a very favorable matchup. 1U
Roschon Johnson (CHI) under 30.5 rushing yards (-110)
Line available on FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.
Roschon Johnson is set to return for the Bears after a 2-game absence, but in that time, D’Onta Foreman has carved out a role in this offense. Foreman has seen 15+ carries in those games and performed admirably. I’d be shocked if Matt Eberflus went away from that too much with Bagent under center. Johnson should be a factor in the passing game, but he’s seen above 5 carries only once this season. When he got 5 or fewer carries, he hit this line in only 1 of 4 games. The Chargers defense is allowing 3.64 yards per carry to opposing RBs this season and if they come out hot, abandoning the run entirely could be the next move. I’m fading Johnson in his return for 1U.
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