NFL Week 5 Sunday Night Football Props: Chiefs vs. Texans

Will Fuller

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, October 8, 2017 5:49 PM GMT

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 5:49 PM GMT

We’ve been rolling over the last few weeks with our football picks, and after a couple of big college football wins on Friday, I’m looking to build the bankroll more on Sunday night with a game between the Chiefs and Texans. 

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Kareem Hunt O/U 27.5 Receiving Yards

By all accounts, Kareem Hunt should see a ton of touches in this game, but there is also a chance that the Texans’ offense could have some success on offense. If that’s the case, and the Chiefs need to score quickly, using Hunt in the screen game may be their answer for the second straight week.

Last week on Monday Night Football we cashed the over on Hunt’s receptions with 4, and this time around I’m going for a play on his receiving yards. Other than in Week 1 against the Jaguars, the Texans have been stout against the run this season. Over their last three weeks, they’ve allowed only 157 yards rushing.

However, while their defense against running backs catching passes has been good too, Hunt is a different kind of animal. He is averaging 12.1 yards per catch this season and he has catches for double-digit yards in each of his four games. Of course Week 1 was caped by a 78-yard catch and run, which could happen against this Texans team tonight.

Free NFL Pick: OVER 27.5 (-125)Best Line Offered: at Bovada Will Fuller O/U 40.5 Receiving Yards

Will Fuller had a strong 2017 debut with 4-of-6 catches for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Titans. The Texans were desperate for some help alongside DeAndre Hopkins, and Fuller gives them just what they need.

Now heading into an important Sunday Night Football game against the Chiefs, I see Fuller being a mainstay in the Texans’ offense. It likely won’t be so much out of design as much as it is a necessity.

I expect the Chiefs to pull out all the stops to slow down Hopkins. With Lamar Miller a threat out of the backfield too, Fuller may be the guy who is forgotten.

The Chiefs have not been good against wide receivers this season. They’ve allowed 684 yards to opposing receivers this season, and while some of that is them playing with the lead a lot, it has something to do with the ability of their secondary.

Fuller should eat if that’s the case. Even though the Chiefs limited Washington to 106 yards from their receivers, the Chiefs’ previous three opponents had at least 183 yards out of their wide outs. Look for KC to hold down Hopkins, leaving Fuller with one-on-one matchups.

Free NFL Pick: OVER 40.5 (-125)Best Line Offered: at Bovada
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