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Rams vs. Saints prop bets: What does Kyren Williams have in store for primetime?

The Rams are playing what many what could call a do-or-die game against the New Orleans Saints on a short week.

Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cleveland Browns 36-19 during a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams (-4) are coming off their seventh win of the season against the Commanders. They take on the 7-7 New Orleans Saints (+4) this Sunday who are fresh off a bye week. The Rams are current four point underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook. Here are some of the prop bets you can find at DraftKings Sportsbook for the game.

Kyren Williams, over/under 89.5 rushing yards

Kyren Williams is the engine to the Rams offense. He leads the NFL in rushing yards per game and has more rushing yards than anyone since he came back from his injury. Williams went over 150 yards last week and went over 110 in Baltimore. He’s played against some great run defenses, here’s the thing, the Saints aren’t a great run defense.

As a matter of fact, the team is giving up five yards per carry, the second-most rushing yards in the last four games, they are fifth in missed tackles and allow the most 10-plus yard rushes of any team. This all sets up a very juicy matchup for the second-year standout out of Notre Dame to potential go off. Take any bet for Kyren in this game but definitely the yards.

Kyren Williams, over/under 17.5 receiving yards

Sticking with Kyren here. Lately, his numbers in the receiving game haven’t been great. He dropped an explosive passing play near the red zone last week and finished with only three yards on five receptions. The week before that he had three receptions for -1 yard. The way I see it is this, the Rams have to get Kyren going in the receiving game so they have that element going into their playoff run.

Williams has at least 20 receiving yards in half of the games he’s played. I think in this one with how good the Saints defense has been against receivers, the Rams could look to soften up for the big play downfield, best way to do that is with the screen game and short passing game which I think Williams will play a role in. I like him to go over at least 17.5 in this one.

Cooper Kupp, over/under 72.5 receiving yards

I like this one a lot. Cooper Kupp is a veteran who is coming off back to back 100-yard performances. He looks healthy now and you can tell when he’s not hitting the ground, stiff-arming and using his spin move to the best of his ability. The reason I highlighted the veteran here is because the Rams are on primetime and playing on a short week. With a young team the Rams are bound to make some mistakes and have some miscues, this is why I think a veteran like Matthew Stafford will lean on Kupp in this one. The Rams will likely have a gameplan drawn up that starts with Kyren Williams opening up the field for Kupp.

Kupp has had 26 targets in the last three games and while the Saints defense does well at stopping receivers, Kupp is a different animal especially now with the fact you have to account for Puka Nacua, Tutu Atwell and DeMarcus Robinson. I expect Kupp to go over 100 yards again for the third-straight game and hit this easily.