Broncos vs. Jaguars Player Prop Bets – NFL, Week 2 (2021)

| September 17, 2021 2:43 pm PDT

Trevor Lawrence threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his debut, fantasy owners loved what they saw. That’s the good.

The bad is that TLaw was forced to chuck it 51 times because of how inept the Jaguars game plan was. This spells trouble for Urban Meyer and the Jags fan base, but it’s a blessing for anyone interested in betting NFL player props.

The worse Jacksonville plays, the more opportunities Lawrence and this offense will have to rack up bloated statistics.

As we gear up for JAX’s week 2 matchup at home versus Denver, there are lots of ways to get money down on the action. Here are my favorite player props for the Broncos vs. Jaguars tilt in week two.

Trevor Lawrence Over 252.5 Passing Yards (-115)

I’m pouncing on the over here.

I just referenced Trevor Lawrence’s 51 attempts and 332 passing yards in his first day on the job. Now he’s getting ready to face a Broncos defense that held the Saquon Barkley to 26 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Perhaps Urban Meyer will eventually set his ego aside and explore new strategies that are proven at the NFL level.

Until then, Lawrence is going to sling the pigskin around early and often.

Given that an out-of-sorts Daniel Jones threw for 267 against the Broncos, I’m confident that Trevor can exceed 253 (passing yards). Especially in the current system Meyer has laid out.

Melvin Gordon III Under 47.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

After generating 101 ground yards in week 1, one would assume that Melvin Gordon III would easily be able to topple 47.5 rushing yards against a porous Jaguars defense.

However, Melvin’s 70-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of hand skewed his week 1 output.

Removing that outlier run that came against a “checked-out” defense, Gordon III rushed for just 30 yards on 10 carries.

Even more telling, rookie Javonte Williams out-carried Melvin 14-11 and was on the field for exactly 50% of the snaps. Most expected Williams to supplant Gordon III on the depth chart sometime during the season, what they didn’t know was that it would happen as early as week 1.

DJ Chark Jr. Over 3.5 Receptions (-155)

There was a lot of talk during the offseason questioning how big of a role DJ Chark Jr. would have in the Jaguars offense.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell hand-picked Marvin Jones Jr. when he came over from Detroit, and the talk in camp was that Laviska Shenault might be Lawrence’s primary weapon.

Then week 1 arrived and here’s what Chark generated.

  • 84% of the snaps
  • 12 targets (team high)
  • 3 receptions
  • 86 receiving yards
  • 1 TD

After catching a 41-yard dart for a touchdown late in the game, Trevor and DJ have laid the foundation to start generating positive rapport.

In a game that Jacksonville is expected to be trailing, Chark should be around to collect a couple of garbage-time receptions. If the Jaguars flip the script and get up early, there’s a good chance that Chark will have been one of the reasons why. 

Teddy Bridgewater Over 0.5 Interceptions (+115)

You don’t have to lay money in all of the Broncos vs. Jaguars player prop bets. If you think Teddy Bridgewater will throw at least one pick, you can latch on at +115.

As leaky as the Jags defense was in week 1, this is much of the same group that intercepted 12 passes in 2020. To put that number in perspective, that was any many team INTs as the 49ers had and one more than the Browns.

Bridgewater is known as an accurate quarterback who doesn’t take a lot of chances, but that could change in a system coached by Pat Shurmur.

After seeing Teddy attempt 36 passes in week 1 despite his team leading by double digits the entire second half, it certainly appears that change is coming.

My Top Broncos vs. Jaguars Prop Bet For Week 2

  • Laviska Shenault Over 4.5 Receptions (+110)

Capitalizing on NFL player props in week 2 isn’t just about finding totals you like. It’s about finding advantageous prices too.

After scanning Broncos vs. Jaguars player props at the best NFL betting apps, this was my top choice.

Throughout the summer we heard how much Urban Meyer liked Laviska Shenault.

“Yeah, he’s one of our best playmakers on offense. He’s a guy that’s right, in the right position, at that age gap. I love who he is, I love the way he practices, he’s been there every day. He’s a great puzzle piece for us to have on offense, plus his attitude every day is fantastic.”

Once Travis Etienne went down with an injury, it was clear that Shenault’s role would be elevated even further.

Penciled in as the Jags slot guy, the second-year wide receiver hauled in 7 of 10 targets in his first game under Meyer. Jacksonville opted for a three-WR set a huge chunk of the time, a strategy they’ll look to employ again in week 2.

Looking back at how the Giants were able to attack the Denver secondary, it wasn’t Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay on the outside. It was a heavy dose of Sterling Shepard (7-113-1) coming out of the slot. 

Once you lock these player props in, you might want to consider betting on the game too.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for on football, basketball, and baseball.

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