Monday Night Football Player Props for NFL Week 6 – Chiefs vs. Bills and Cardinals vs. Cowboys

| October 16, 2020 1:40 pm PDT

Thursday Night Football arrives on Monday night. Weird, right? Well, COVID-19 gonna COVID-19, it seems.

The craziness of playing a professional football season during a global pandemic has led to interrupted scheduling, and placed a would-be TNF affair between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.

No matter, as it gives us our third two-game MNF slate of the year. And for that, die-hard football fans (and bettors) everywhere rejoice!

It makes Monday even better, and if you want to get some skin in the game, a great way to do that is to bet on player props for Monday Night Football.

The Chiefs and Bills are admittedly the game of the night, but the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys will also wage war. Let’s see how you can profit via some interesting Monday Night Football player prop bets.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire to Score a Touchdown (-139)

I tend to think CEH will be a bit motivated to perform this week. Not only is the rookie playing on one of the biggest NFL stages imaginable, but he’s likely feeling some heat these days.

After an amazing debut in week one, Edwards-Helaire had slowed down a bit. His mild regression led to Kansas City bringing in star running back, Le’Veon Bell.

Needless to say, Clyde Edwards-Helaire probably sees the writing on the wall; that Bell is coming into town to steal some of his touches. The best way to prevent that – or at least limit the impact of Bell’s siphoning – is to play well.

A motivated CEH could do well, and seeing as Buffalo gave up two rushing scores last week (and got obliterated in general), I like his chances.

Stefon Diggs Over 17.5 Fantasy Points (-112)

This Monday Night Football prop won’t be offered everywhere, but it’s certainly one I’ll take advantage of if I can. Diggs is one of the more explosive players in the league, and a brilliant route-runner, so betting on him to thrive under the bright lights of MNF doesn’t feel like a reach.

That’s even more the case when you look at Buffalo’s offensive system, which routinely takes shots down the field. I mean, just look at what Henry Ruggs III did to the Chiefs defense last week.

Ruggs is more explosive, but the point is KC showed they are vulnerable down the field. The individual matchup isn’t amazing, but in a game with a total of 57.5 (per MyBookie), you’d think a shootout is coming.

I’d check on the exact fantasy scoring for whatever site you target this prop at, but Diggs getting 5+ catches, 100+ yards and a touchdown would likely get this one into the winner’s circle.

Josh Allen to Score a Touchdown (+125)

This isn’t going to apply to throwing a touchdown, which would offer a way less attractive price tag. Instead, you need Josh Allen to run one in to convert this Monday Night Football player prop.

There is a considerable amount of added risk, but when you’re talking about a mobile threat like Allen, who owns a 36.4% usage rate inside the red-zone as a runner, it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

Allen has already racked up 83 yards with his legs, and has punched in three scores on the ground. The Chiefs also rank just 31st in terms of rushing yardage allowed to quarterbacks, so if the guy wants to run, he’s going to take off.

My lone concern would be the return of rookie tailback Zack Moss, who could snag some goal-line touches.

That said, Allen is a weekly threat to run in a score, and this is a huge game.

Kyler Murray to Run for a Touchdown (+175)

I know I’m handing out a lot of Chiefs vs. Bills player prop bets, but that isn’t the only game on Monday Night Football in week six.

You’ll also want to pay attention to the original MNF contest between the Cardinals and Cowboys.

I’m game for another quarterback rushing touchdown bet, as Kyler Murray is honestly even more active than Allen on the ground. Murray has accumulated 265 rushing yards on 32 attempts, and he’s also found paydirt four times already.

He’s been a bit of a problem as a runner.

Buffalo ranks just 18th against running quarterbacks in terms of yards allowed and 25th in terms of rushing scores allowed.

Should you be interested in betting on this game by itself, get your research started with our Cardinals vs. Cowboys week 6 betting preview.

Ezekiel Elliott Over 30.5 Receiving Yards (-105)

I also like the Over for Zeke’s rushing yardage total (86.5, -115), but with Andy Dalton under center and the matchup at hand, I’ll target the receiving yardage bet.

The Over looks good here, as this isn’t a very high mark, and the Arizona Cardinals have been weak (24th) at stopping running backs as receivers. They haven’t given up a ton of receptions, but they’re not tracking the backs very well, or stopping them consistently when they have the ball.

Elliott retains a very good role in the Dallas offense, and I assume he’ll be leaned on more than ever with the absence of Dak Prescott. That will come via more carries, but I expect a bigger role in the passing game, too.

That was already the case, with Elliott topping this yardage total three other times this year already. The matchup, role, and presence of Dalton add up to make this one of the best Monday Night Football player prop bets to target.

DeAndre HopkinsOver 85.5 Receivings Yards (-115)

Dallas hasn’t shown an ability to stop anyone in 2020. Even the New York Giants managed to drop 34 points on them last week.

This Cowboys defense has been next-level bad, as Darius Slayton popped off for 129 yards in week five. In fact, Dallas has allowed a 100+ yard receiver in four of their five games to this point.

Are we to believe they’ll suddenly beast out against one of the league’s top receivers?

Nuk has been pretty unstoppable so far this season, so we shouldn’t bet against him now. The matchup is clearly sublime, NFL betting websites have this game coming in with a fat total, and Hopkins has registered fewer than 85 yards just twice this year.

Summary

These six Monday Night Football prop bets should do the trick. This feels like a pretty good time to bet on NFL player props, especially with two games in action on MNF.

It’s usually a rare thing to see, but the bright side of the impact of COVID-19 on the league is we get a little more football on days we normally wouldn’t.

There’s admittedly no real bright side, but hey, we gotta take what we can get these days. And if you bet on the Monday Night Football player props above, I think you have a good shot at finishing in the green.

If you do bet on these props (or any others), just make sure you do it at the best NFL sportsbooks available.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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