Fantasy football is more than just the weekly head-to-head games we’ve all grown to love. On Underdog, fantasy managers can put their player-projection skills to the test by predicting player stat lines. Here are my top Underdog plays for the Monday Night Football Pick’em contest between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers.
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Top Underdog Pick’ems for Monday Night Football
Underdog Pick’ems allows managers to predict stat lines and fantasy-point totals for almost all fantasy-relevant players. You can make two picks that pay out three times even money or add more selections to your entry for higher payouts.
The levels are 3x, 6x, 10x, and 20x, progressing with each additional pick’em you add to your entry. Let’s take a look at this week’s Monday night Underdog Pick’ems.
CeeDee Lamb Higher Than 70.5 Receiving Yards
For the past three weeks, CeeDee Lamb has averaged six targets a game and caught exactly four passes for no more than 53 yards.
There has been a ton of discourse out there regarding whether Lamb is truly an alpha receiver, whether he deserves more targets, and if there is a rift between him and Dak Prescott.
I believe Lamb is a legitimate WR1, and there is no issue between him and Prescott. I’m also a big believer in the squeaky wheel narrative.
The Cowboys have yet to play a normal game. This week’s contest is a virtual pick’em with a total north of 50 points. I think Prescott and the passing attack get back on track.
The Chargers are allowing 231 yards per game to wide receivers, the most in the NFL. Opponents throw deep against them 22.1% of the time, the fifth-highest rate in the league, and complete 51.4% of those throws (ninth most). It’s time for a Lamb ceiling game.
Tony Pollard Higher Than 0.5 Touchdowns
Tony Pollard hasn’t scored since Week 1. That is in part because of the strangeness of every game the Cowboys have played. Much like with Lamb, the projected normalness of this game should help.
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The Cowboys’ offense should bounce back after their disappointing performance against the 49ers. That should involve Pollard against a Chargers defense that has been middling against running backs.
Keenan Allen Lower Than 14.25 Fantasy Points
Tonight’s game should be high scoring. Yet, I find myself drawn to the lower on Keenan Allen’s fantasy points.
The reality is this is just very high for half-PPR scoring. For Allen to get to this projection, he either has to catch an inordinate number of passes or score. With Austin Ekeler returning, I’m willing to roll the dice that Allen doesn’t score.
Fantasy Start/Sit: Every Game, Every Player
Looking to get more advice for this week’s action? PFN Fantasy Analyst Kyle Soppe has analyzed every fantasy-relevant player in every game this week. Use the table below to find the matchup you’re looking for.
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