The Los Angeles Rams (+1) are coming off a much-needed bye to try and sweep their division rival. They take on the 6-3 Seattle Seahawks (-1) this Sunday who are coming off a last-second win against the Commanders. The Rams are current one point underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook. After a blowout defeat in Dallas, a frustrating defeat with a backup quarterback in Green Bay, the Rams are hoping to start a winning streak and make a push for the playoffs.
Here are some of the prop bets you can find at DraftKings Sportsbook for the game.
Matthew Stafford, over/under 255.5 passing yards
The Rams watched as Matthew Stafford went over this passing yards total in the first four games of the season. He threw a season-high 334 yards against the Seahawks in Seattle to open the year up. However, the last four starts he hasn’t hit this total once. I think coming off the bye though especially against a good run defense Stafford will throw at least 256 yards this Sunday.
The big theme this week will be that the Seahawks are much healthier than they were in week one. Mainly that Devon Witherspoon is back and is one of the best corners in the game right now. To combat that, the Rams will likely have to take advantage of the fact the Commanders uncovered a glaring weakness Seattle has when defending the running backs in the passing game. Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson combined for 11 receptions, 161 yards and two touchdowns. Howell because of their contributions was able to throw for over 300 yards and keep them in the game.
I expect Sean McVay to also take advantage of this weakness as Darrell Henderson recently was the leading receiver for the Rams in their loss to the Cowboys. The Rams aren’t winning this game without the usage of the passing attack and Stafford should have plenty of opportunities to go over 255 yards.
Tutu Atwell, over/under 29.5 receiving yards
I’ll be honest, I won’t be surprised if the big adjustment McVay makes coming out of the bye is to utilize Tutu Atwell the way he did back in week one against the Seahawks. The last time Atwell saw Seattle he went for a career high 119 yards on six receptions. I wouldn’t be surprised if Atwell snuck his way to a 100-plus yard game. This is why I’m very confident in the 29.5 receiving yards prop. He’s had this in five of his nine games.
Atwell leads the team in receiving touchdowns, he’s been the most reliable receiver in terms of hands. I expect he easily goes over this 29,5 and perhaps on his first reception of the game. The Rams will need all hands on deck to get this do or die win this weekend and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Darrell Henderson, over/under 13.5 receiving yards
As mentioned above, the Commanders went for 161 yards in the receiving game with just their running backs. One of those running backs Antonio Gibson is from Memphis. Darrell Henderson is a former Memphis back who has a well-rounded game. The Rams will get Kyren Williams back next week but Henderson in the meantime will have to step up with Royce Freeman. I would not be surprised to see Henderson have a day in the passing game. 13.5 yards seems low considering he’s had more than that this season in games.
Cooper Kupp, over/under 83.5 receiving yards
Remember when Cooper Kupp went for 100 yards in back to back games to return to action and then he quickly went on to have his worst three game stretch of his career? Yeah, I don’t see that sticking especially with Stafford back and Kupp having just had a bye to take a step back. Kupp hasn’t played the Seahawks since December 21st, 2021 which means the Seahawks missed him all of last year and missed him to start the season.
They have a better picture of who Tutu Atwell and Puka Nacua currently are than they do of Cooper Kupp. Kupp in his last game versus the Seahawks hauled in nine of his 13 targets for 136 yards and two touchdowns. I would be shocked if he doesn’t have another 100-yard performance against a team he matches up well with.