Pick #2: Dashaun Watson O24.5 Rushing Yards -110 at FanDuel
Not sure what is going on at FanDuel right now, but every book I look at has this number posted at 25.5 for around the same odds. We will take every edge we can get.
Watson is very capable of breaking one with his feet and has shown more of a willingness to do just that. On the road he has hit this prop in 3 of his last 4 games. In his first game of the season, Watson went for 45 yards on 5 carries as well. Watson's comfortableness in making plays with his feet coincided with the need to so in tonight's game. Starting Pro Bowl left tackle Jack Conklin which will take a way a high skilled blocker from Watson's blindside. Amari Cooper, Watson's go to WR, is also questionable and most likely out. This could lead to more QB runs on passes or by design to keep the Steelers defense guessing.
Against the Steelers, last season, Watson ran for 44 yards on 5 carries, which bodes well for taking the over on this prop. Last week the Steelers gave up 20 yards rushing to Brock Purdy who does not have Watson caliber mobility. Last year, the Steelers gave up 17.5 rush yards per game to quarterbacks and if Purdy can get above that average, Watson should have little trouble getting to 25.