BoopProps Sunday NFL - We are going with youth as the Eagles host the Los Angeles Rams and Aaron Donald
Running back Miles Sanders will return to the Eagles' backfield for Game 2 . . . which is good . . .
Right tackle Lane Johnson is also back . . . which is even better.
But Aaron Donald is still going to be lining up for the Rams across the trenches, which might negate any and all of the above.
Forget that Donald is 0-3 against the Eagles or that they are the only team to face him more than once and not allow a sack. He is still Aaron Donald, who would probably have an MVP Award or two on his shelf if they allowed defensive players not named Lawrence Taylor to actually win that award once in a while.
So, while we thought about going with one or both of the Eagles’ tight ends, we are worried they may be called on to stay in and block more often than usual. So let’s go with the wide receiver that got the most snaps for the Eagles in Week 1, which would be . . .
Rookie Jalen Reagor, of course.
Although he had just one catch on four targets, it was for 55 yards. And he made it on the field for 40 snaps, three more than DeSean Jackson and 10 more than any other Birds wideout. That tells us the coaches liked at least some of what he was bringing in his NFL debut.
With Alshon Jeffrey still out, it would be good for the Eagles to have a rookie wide receiver have a break-out game early in his career for a change. So, at the risk of uttering a Judd Hirsch “Taxi” reference or two as we watch the game tomorrow, we will put all our Game 2 cookies in Reagor’s jar.
We bounced around DraftKings, FanDuel and William Hill for his TD odds, but PointsBet was one of the few that posted odds on Reagor's yardage performance, which works out fine because they also have the most versatility when it comes to betting yardage.
As long as he gets to 36 yards, we will covered the yardage portion of our wagers, with the potential to win if he can add to the odometer. And any touchdown at all by the young man puts ahead on the day, with the possibilities of some real big paydays on that ledger.
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REAGOR TOUCHDOWNS --
$10/$40.00 . . Any TD (+400 WH)
$2/$44.00 . . . First TD (+2200 DK&WH)
$1/$22.00 . . . Last TD (+2200 DK&WH)
$3/$105.00 . . 2+ TDs (+3500 DK&FD)
$2/$500.00 . . 3+ TDs (+25000 DK)
$5/$32.50 . . Any TD & Win (+650 DK)
$1/$75.99 . . . Any Each Half (+7599 FD)
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RECEIVING YARDS (All PB) –
$11.50/$10 . . . Over 35.5 (-115)
$5/$5.40 . . . . 50 or More (+108)
$3/$11.25 . . . . 75 or More (+375)
$2/$20.00 . . . . 100 or More (+1000)