Debut Sunday: Player Props on Garoppolo, Geno, Gordon & Revis

Matthew Jordan

Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:44 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 11:44 PM UTC

It’s a very unique Sunday in Week 13 of the NFL season as four big-name players – Jimmy Garoppolo, Geno Smith, Josh Gordon and Darrelle Revis – will make season or team debuts. Bovada has specials on each.

Bovada offers unique NFL specials every week, and it has four for this Sunday that seem to link together because it will either be the first start for a player on their current team or in a long while overall for quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Geno Smith, receiver Josh Gordon and cornerback Darrelle Revis. Let’s break the props down.

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.@JimmyG_10 tosses his first TD as a member of the @49ers! #GoNiners

— NFL (@NFL) November 27, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo ‘Over/Under’ 225 Passing Yards, 1.5 TDs, 0.5 INTs

The San Francisco 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the New England Patriots on Halloween for the surprisingly low price of a 2018 first-round pick. Most thought the team would give Garoppolo his first start last week against Seattle with San Francisco out of its bye week and Garoppolo having three weeks to learn the offense. However, rookie C.J. Beathard got the call. Late in the fourth quarter, though, Beathard left injured. Garoppolo would lead the Niners to their only TD of the day in a 24-13 loss, completing 2-for-2 for 18 yards and a scoring pass to Louis Murphy on the game’s final play.

It’s ironic that Garoppolo will make his first start in a San Francisco uniform – third career and first since Week 2 last year for the Pats vs. Miami – in Chicago as that’s where Garoppolo grew up. He starred at Eastern Illinois, the same school Bears GM Ryan Pace attended. The Bears were known to covet Garoppolo, but the Patriots wouldn’t trade him this past offseason. Chicago’s pass defense ranks No. 12, allowing 216 yards per game. It has surrendered 14 TD passes with just four interceptions.

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Noted New York Giants fan Michael Rapaport is livid about Eli Manning being benched for Geno Smith and has words for Coach Ben McAdoo #BenchTheBarber

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 28, 2017

Geno Smith O/U 185.5 Yards, 0.5 TDs, 1 INTs

The biggest news in the NFL this week was the New York Giants benching Eli Manning, who had started every regular-season game since a little past midway his 2004 rookie season – those 210 straight starts were No. 2 in NFL history (Brett Favre) by a quarterback. Most believe Eli has played his final game in a Giants uniform.

Giants brass did this to get a look at Geno Smith and third-round rookie Davis Webb in a lost season. Makes sense, but why start Smith – the first QB to start for the Giants other than Manning since Kurt Warner -- on Sunday in Oakland? The former Jet Smith has already proven he’s not a starting QB in the NFL; Webb, meanwhile, remains a mystery but has a big arm. The Giants say they will play Webb this season, just not when. Oakland doesn’t have a good pass defense, but I’m leaning under all these because Smith could get pulled quickly.

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Josh Gordon drank vodka in Minute Maid bottles during class in high school and made $10,000 a month selling weed in college

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 28, 2017

Josh Gordon O/U 39.5 Yards, 3 Receptions

It’s easy to forget how spectacular Cleveland’s Gordon was in 2013 when he led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013 with 1,646 while playing 14 games and missing two to suspension. Unfortunately, that he was suspended two games was the beginning of a pattern. He was limited to five games in 2014 (24 catches, 303 yards) because of drug suspensions and hasn’t played since. He will return Sunday at the LA Chargers. Coach Hue Jackson says Gordon will start – he has been practicing since Nov. 22.

Gordon won’t exactly have a strong quarterback throwing to him in rookie DeShone Kizer, and the Chargers’ defense is excellent. One would think, however, the Browns want to reward Gordon by getting him as many targets as possible. Thus, I’m leaning over here.

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Rex Ryan details technical breakdowns in Revis' game last year: 'But if he's back to being like Darrelle Revis... then WATCH OUT.'

— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) November 29, 2017

Will Darrelle Revis Have An Interception?

Yes is +400 and no -700. Kansas City’s pass defense has been one of the NFL’s worst this season, so the Chiefs recently took a flier on Revis, once the best cover corner in the NFL. Revis, 32, signed a two-year deal for the veteran minimum that includes no guaranteed money in 2018. Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was on the Jets' staff for Revis' first six NFL seasons with the Jets from 2007-12.

Revis is a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro selection who last made All-Pro in 2014 and the Pro Bowl in 2015, but he was downright terrible last year with the Jets. Kansas City is, ironically, at the Jets on Sunday. Really never wise to bet on any player to get a pick as it’s so random.

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