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Ravens vs. Dolphins: Best player prop bets for Week 17

Some favorite player prop options on DraftKings Sportsbook for the Ravens’ Week 17 matchup

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The Baltimore Ravens return home in Week 17 for a premier matchup against the Miami Dolphins, as they look for consecutive victories over 11-win teams. After defeating the San Francisco 49ers last week, the Ravens can clinch the AFC’s No. 1 seed with a win this Sunday — while the Dolphins can reclaim the top conference spot with a win of their own.

Here are some of the top player prop bets to eye in this high-stakes AFC showdown.

All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rashod Bateman over 27.5 receiving yards (-115)

Bateman’s role as a complimentary pass-catcher this season has been consistent, but he continues to feel primed for a big game yet still has not broken out. He caught one pass for 14 yards last week and had a noteworthy dropped pass that would have bumped up his production.

His over/under receiving yardage line for this game is set at 27.5, a mark he’s gone over on five times this season but just once since early November. In a big matchup at home, this feels like a spot where Bateman could produce at least a few catches and potentially one of big-play variety.

The Dolphins have a talented pass defense and secondary but Bateman has had success against them thus far through his career. He caught six passes for 80 yards in Miami two years ago and four catches for 108 yards in the last year’s meeting, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown reception. On that play, Bateman beat cornerback Xavien Howard in man coverage and took a slant catch all the way to the house.

Lamar Jackson longest rush over 14.5 yards (-120)

Jackson’s rushing prowess has been on display in recent weeks, particularly on a few instances where he’s broken free for long scrambles. His 30-yard scamper against the 49ers last week was a prime example, as he dazzled by making multiple defenders miss in space to pick up extra yards.

In three straight games, Jackson has had at least one rush of 16 or more yards. He previously had gone over this 14.5 longest rush line three times through the first 12 games of the season, so there’s some risk in taking the over with minus value. However, Jackson is a threat to break off a long run at any point regardless of a talented defensive front, which the Dolphins have.

In the Ravens’ matchup against Miami last season, Jackson infamously had a huge 79-yard touchdown run. That level of big play on the ground may not happen again this time around, but betting on a Jackson rush of at least 15 yards or more seems worthwhile.

Gus Edwards over 10.5 rushing attempts (+100)

Edwards’ production and usage has been a bit inconsistent in recent weeks. Despite the absence of Keaton Mitchell now, Edwards saw only nine carries against the 49ers, as he operated in a split timeshare with Justice Hill in the backfield. That will likely continue to be the case, especially because Hill is the preferred option on third downs.

However, while the Dolphins have a high-ranked rush defense, it’s hard not to imagine the Ravens will again want to establish the run. Edwards feels due for a heavier workload and he did previously have 16 carries two weeks ago in Jacksonville.

There’s definitely some risk taking the over on 10.5 rushing attempts here for the “Gus Bus”, but to get plus value makes it an enticing flier.

Raheem Mostert anytime touchdown scorer (+105)

The Dolphins are one of the league’s highest-scoring offenses this season and Mostert has been a huge reason why. The veteran running back and former Raven has 21 total touchdowns on the year, which is the most of any player in the NFL. He’s scored 18 times on the ground and added another three scores as a pass-catcher.

In their win over the Dallas Cowboys last week, Mostert’s four-game streak of rushing touchdowns was snapped, but he still managed to find the end zone through the air. Prior to Week 16, he had scored two or more touchdowns in three of the previous four games.

Barring a defensive miracle from the Ravens, the Dolphins are going to score at least one touchdown in this game and likely multiple. Mostert’s torrid scoring consistency this season is worth riding in this spot, especially given the value on taking the over is plus.

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