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Rams vs. Browns prop bets: Who will step up against an elite defense?

The Rams are searching for their third-straight win this weekend against an elite Browns defense

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The Los Angeles Rams (-4) are coming off a much-needed win against division rival Seattle. They take on the 7-4 Cleveland Browns (+4) this Sunday who are coming off a blow out loss at the hands of the Broncos. The Rams are current four point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. Here are some of the prop bets you can find at DraftKings Sportsbook for the game.

Kyren Williams, over/under 63.5 rushing yards

Last week I told you to roll with Kyren Williams over his rushing yards prop and sure enough he crushed it. This week could be more of the same. Williams is not only one of the best running backs in the league but he’s getting plenty of quality opportunities to run the football. He averages more than any running back in football in yards after contact so even if the Browns stop the run at the initial point of attack, Kyren can break a tackle or two and makes things happen.

He just needs 64 rushing yards to hit this prop for this week. I think he gets it relatively easy. The reason being is that I think we saw the makings of a philosophical shift with the offense last week. I expect the Rams to run the ball more and I think Williams can expect a good bunch of carries in this one to have no issue going over this mark. Another big thing for Kyren this week is playing the Browns. Their defense is elite as I’ve mentioned but this team is just not the same on the road.

The Browns over the last three games have given up 149 yards on the ground per game and when they are on the road they average 122.4 given up per game as opposed to 92.2 at home. Cleveland really just hasn’t looked like the same team on the road once this year. The Rams are playing at home at SoFi and have the hottest running back in the league playing for them. Take the over.

Kyren Williams, over/under 24.5 receiving yards

Last week the Rams utilized Kyren Williams in the screen game more than ever before. While I’m sure they would have liked to waited longer before they put that out there on film, it was necessary. Williams went for six catches and 60-plus yards. I think the Browns being as tough as they are in the passing game as a defense could force the Rams to once again dump the ball off to Williams. Can he get 25 yards receiving? Absolutely. I expect the Rams to incorporate him more in the passing game as it stands anyway.

Royce Freeman, over/under 26.5 rushing yards

The same reasons above are why I would roll with Royce Freeman to go over 26.5 rushing yards. Look, I know Freeman is the backup but he’s riding back to back 70-yard games on the ground. The Rams seem to like him as the thunder to the Kyren Williams lightning. I’m all for throwing some money on Royce Freeman to gove for 27 yards, he could have that on one carry if he runs this week like he did the week before.

Tutu Atwell, over/under 21.5 receiving yards

Normally, I would tread very lightly going up against a Cleveland passing defense that has been monstrous more often than not this year. However, I think it’s okay to throw some money on Tutu Atwell here. He just needs 22 yards receiving and I think he can get that on the first drive with a nice bubble screen to start. Will he? That remains to be seen. The good indicator that he could have much more than 22 yards is his last game.

We saw Atwell last week win off the line of scrimmage much more than we have this year and especially without any pre-snap motions. It seemed as though the Rams had moved Cooper Kupp into more of a decoy or rather a clear-out role to get others open. Does it matter if Atwell moves back into that decoy/clear-out role for this prop? I don’t think so. This is wicked low for a guy that had 76 yards last week. He’s also hit this total in seven out of 11 games this year. I’ll rock with Tutu in this one.