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Giving Props: Best player bets for the Vikings against Cincinnati

Let’s try to make everyone some money, eh?

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As we do every week, it’s time to take a look at some of the player prop bets being offered by our friends at the DraftKings Sportsbook in an effort to help those of you that are out there to increase your bankroll (if you’re so inclined to place a wager). We find three bets each week that we think will be helpful to you, and hopefully we do alright.

Here are our three recommendations for this week.

Nick Mullens, 245.5 yards passing: Over (-115) or Under (-115)

Mullens will be the fourth different quarterback to start a game for the Vikings this season, setting a new franchise record. He should. . .should. . .have Justin Jefferson back for this one, as #18 has declared that he’s going to play on Saturday. If he does, I believe we’ll see a much more efficient passing offense from the Vikings than we’ve seen in the past few weeks. Of course, it would help if Vikings’ receivers stopped dropping the football when they have an opportunity to catch it, but maybe the accuracy upgrade that Mullens offers will help with that.

The play: Over

Ivan Pace Jr., 5.5 solo tackles: Over (+120) or Under (-150)

The reigning NFC Defensive Player of the Week, Pace has been a tackling machine, leading the Vikings in tackles in all three games that Jordan Hicks has been sidelined for. There’s no reason to think that he’s going to slow down in his old college stomping grounds this week, particularly with the Bengals showing a commitment to the running game. He’s going to get an opportunity to make lots of stops in this one, I would think.

The play: Over

Jordan Addison, 37.5 receiving yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)

Addison’s numbers have suffered over the past couple of weeks while the offense has had its struggles. The combination of Mullens at quarterback and Justin Jefferson taking some heat off of the rookie should change that on Saturday, as Addison will be able to face almost exclusively single coverage in this one. We’ve seen all year that he can take advantage of it, and his ability to stretch the field should give him a real chance at eclipsing this number fairly easily.

The play: Over

Those are the player prop bets we’re going with for this week, folks. Any particular wagers you’ve got your eye on this week?