4. Two running backs each gaining 40+ yards, and they are …
LINE: Leonard Fournette and Darrel Williams each to record 40+ yards: +185
– Bet on this, BetMGM latest line
You’d like a little bit more to take this home – like around +225 would be nicer – but there’s a good shot this works out relatively well.
Is Ronald Jones really okay? He missed the Wild Card game against Washington, but came back to run for 62 yards against New Orleans. If he’s fine, he’s the featured back who hit Green Bay for 113 yards and two touchdowns the first time around. However, he’s dealing with a quad injury and might be on a bit of a pitch count.
Even with Jones having a big day against the Saints, Leonard Fournette came up with 63 yards – you just need 40.
He might have been lost a bit over the second half of the season, but his legs were seemingly being saved for the playoffs. It’s supposed to be cold, the snow should stop but will still be an issue, and the power of Fournette should work fine in the conditions against a Packer D that should allow over 100 yards on the ground.
For Darrel Williams, this is just a straight health play.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire is expected to give it a go with his hip and ankle injuries, but we’ve heard that before. Even if he does play he’s not going to be 100%. Le’Veon Bell? Nah – he’s not a factor even if he does play on an injured knee.
When Williams gets his carries, he produces. He ran ten times for 46 yards in Week 16 against Atlanta, and 13 times for 78 yards against Cleveland. No matter what, KC might try to run a wee bit more to take the pressure off of Patrick Mahomes, so …
If Fournette and Williams are the respective lead backs, you should get this.