- Najee Harris has seen over 20 carries in each of the last three games, giving his rushing yards prop value against a Bears defense that has allowed the third-most yards per carry in the NFL.
- Justin Fields had a great day on the ground last week but continued to struggle in the passing game, giving the under on his passing yards prop plenty of value.
PITTSBURGH – This week’s Monday Night Football matchup will feature the hosting Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Chicago Bears.
The first valuable game prop for this week’s Monday Night Football matchup is Najee Harris’ total rushing yards prop, currently set at 81.5 at online sportsbooks.
Harris has seen his carries increase in each of the last three weeks, tallying over 20 carries in each of those games. He has accrued 81 or more rushing yards in each of those three games as well.
Najee Harris Total Rushing Yards Odds
- Over 81.5 (-115)
- Under 81.5 (-112)
The Bears’ defense has allowed 4.9 yards per carry to opposing running backs (third-worst in the NFL) as well as 112.9 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs (fifth-worst in the league).
The Steelers are solid 6.5-point favorites and will look to control the game by feeding Harris, giving his total rushing yards prop solid value this week.
Justin Fields Total Passing Yards Odds
- Over 183.5 (-114)
- Under 183.5 (-114)
Chicago quarterback Justin Fields had a solid showing last week against the 49ers; however, his contributions were primarily with his legs, as he averaged over 10 yards per carry.
He has struggled through the air so far in 2021, and has only surpassed this week’s passing yards prop (183.5 yards) twice on the season.
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While Pittsburgh’s passing defense is not elite, they are in the upper half of the league, allowing 256.3 passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. Fields has averaged just 16 completions per game since being named the starter, completing passes at a 64.6% rate.
There is simply not enough volume in the typical Bears’ game script to warrant such a high passing yardage total, providing great value for under (-114) bettors.
Diontae Johnson Total Receiving Yards Odds
- Over 73.5 (-115)
- Under 73.5 (-112)
Steelers’ pass-catcher Diontae Johnson has had a very solid start to his season as Ben Roethlisberger’s primary target.
He has seen 10 or more targets in five out of his six games this season, reeling in an average of 6.67 of those targets per game. He has averaged 79 receiving yards per game in 2021, including his Week-1 bust where he managed just 36 yards.
The Bears have allowed the eighth-most receiving yards per game to opposing wide receivers (195.1), providing excellent value for over (-115) bettors.
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