MNF Prop Pick: Titans Tight End Delanie Walker Will Be Busy vs. Colts

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Jordan Sharp

Monday, October 16, 2017 5:09 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 5:09 PM UTC

We have been rolling in Week 6 with our prop betting picks, winning all three of our plays since Thursday. It’s a small victory in the long run of the season, but I am looking to go a perfect 4-0 in Week 6 player props on Monday Night Football.

Delanie Walker O/U 4 Receptions

Walker has produced two subpar weeks for the Titans in the passing game, with the tight end catching just 6 of 12 targets for 76 yards and 1 touchdown. However, the reason for this is likely that Marcus Mariota got hurt two weeks ago, and Walker has been catching passes from Matt Cassel mainly over the last two.

However, word from Nashville on Monday is Mariota will return tonight, and that has to be a big boost to Walker’s potential to catch a lot of passes. Walker is still the Titans’ No. 1 receiving threat, and with his starting quarterback under center tonight, the Colts’ defense is in trouble.

Speaking of the Colts’ defense, it has been pretty bad against opposing passing attacks. They’ve allowed quarterbacks to throw for 1,540 yards through just five games -- the second-worst mark in the league behind the Patriots coming in to Week 6. That is likely not going to change, either. At home on prime time and with their quarterback coming back, the Titans have the ability to make a statement in this one, and I think they make it through Walker.

Walker had at least 4 catches and at 19 total targets in the first three weeks of the season, and with Mariota back under center, I think he sees at least 7 or 8 targets against the Colts’ defense. Indianapolis has allowed a total of 331 yards to opposing tight ends this season, and over their last three games coming into this one the Colts have given up 18 receptions, 201 yards, and 3 touchdowns to opposing tight ends.

Plus, the icing on the cake is that Walker has crushed the Colts in his career, and especially over the last three seasons. Walker has a combined 39 catches, 409 yards and 2 touchdowns in his last six games against the Colts, which averages to 6.5 receptions and 68.2 yards per game. I expect him to carve up the Colts’ defense for 5 or more catches on Monday night.

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