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Rams vs. Giants prop bets: Will Puka Nacua break some records this Sunday?

The Rams are coming off their mini-bye week and going cross-country for a New Years Eve date with the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium.

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The Los Angeles Rams (-5.5) are coming off their eighth win of the season against the Saints in which they made a statement on Thursday Night Football. They also get to come off a mini-bye week right before they take on the 5-10 New York Giants (+5.5) this Sunday who are starting Tyrod Taylor now at quarterback. The Rams are current five and a half point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. Here are some of the prop bets you can find at DraftKings Sportsbook for the game.

Kyren Williams, over 94.5 rushing yards

The second-year man out of Notre Dame is enjoying an incredible breakout season since being named the starting running back in week two of the season. Kyren Williams currently is averaging 120.2 yards per game in his last five games. You have to just ride out his rushing yards prop the rest of the way at this point. Sean McVay has shown zero hesitation giving him the opportunities on the ground to hit these higher prop totals.

Besides the fact that Kyren Williams is potentially the second-best running back in the game right now. He gets a juicy matchup against the 30th best run defense. The Giants give up 113.9 yards per game to running backs on the ground. Teams that play the Giants are averaging 24.8 carries a game when going up against them which is the fourth most in the NFL. When you factor in the player, the offensive line help and the matchup? It’s hard to imagine Kyren Williams not hitting 95 yards in this game, take the over.

DeMarcus Robinson, over 31.5 receiving yards

I’ve officially seen enough when it comes to DeMarcus Robinson. He makes his debut on our prop bets list here in week 16 and perhaps you could argue this was long overdue. What it comes down to is this guy hasn’t gotten a ton of chances this year as a whole but lately he’s taken over the starting receiver spot over Tutu Atwell.

Robinson is averaging 48 yards receiving over the last five games but he took over the starting gig in the Ravens game and the targets have been there for him. Matthew Stafford trusts him and it’s why he’s had 19 targets in the last three games. Now, make no mistake, this is still the Puka Nacua, Cooper Kupp and Kyren Williams show plus I would not be shocked if Tutu Atwell shot back into the spotlight again. However, Robinson has the trust built, the momentum and a consistency to find the end zone which he has done in four straight games since having increased reps.

Robinson is hot right now and just had his best game of the year in front of the national scene as he caught all six passes in the first half for 82 yards and a touchdown. Despite that being televised to everyone his prop total is at 31.5 which he has gone over four straight games and it hasn’t been close. The Giants have a sneaky defense at home but I think the line is banking on a regression here from Robinson, I don’t see it happening so I’m sticking with the over here.

Puka Nacua, over 70.5 receiving yards

I’m avoiding Matthew Stafford’s yards because you just never know how the flow of the game will go with the Rams. The way Kyren Williams is running the ball and the way the Rams are racking up explosives, as the team gets closer to a potential playoff game Sean McVay might want to take Stafford out of a game they are in firm control of and at 257.5 passing yards, I don’t want to take that risk.

It’s why I’m going with the man who has a chance at history this Sunday. Puka Nacua needs 147 receiving yards to break the rookie receiving yard that has been held since 1960 by Bill Groman. He also can break the rookie receptions record that was set in 2021 by Jaylen Waddle if he gets just nine more. The Rams do not strike me as a team that will force the ball to him for the record and neither does Stafford but the point doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if he breaks the records or not in this game but it certainly adds some intrigue when you see that prop total sitting there at 70.5 receiving yards.

I love the over in this for Nacua who feels like he’s about to have another huge game and my bold prediction is that he wraps it up on Sunday in 16 games which was the original schedule game limit as he breaks both records at MetLife Stadium. The Rams have had some fun at MetLife. The Giants had a seven-game win streak over the rest but since Sean McVay took over the Rams they lead the series 3-0 and have outscored the Giants at MetLife Stadium alone by a score of 89-28. Take the over for Nacua.