Thursday Night Football Player Props for NFL Week 15 – Chargers vs. Raiders
The Los Angeles Chargers don’t have much beyond pride and development to play for these days, but they’ll still try to hand the Las Vegas Raiders a loss on Thursday night.
Week 15 in the 2020 NFL season gets going with this AFC West clash on Thursday Night Football. Las Vegas still has something to play for with a shot at the playoffs still on the line, but it’s likely Jon Gruden’s crew needs to win out.
How will either side perform? Depending on your take, projecting that may be something you can make money from. That brings me to my favorite player props for TNF.
If you want to bet on the game itself, check out this week 15 Chargers vs. Raiders betting pick. For the best TNF player props to target, read on.
Justin Herbert Over 277.5 Passing Yards (-115)
Herbert has struggled lately in the face of some tougher matchups, but a date with the Raiders is not a tall order.
The short week and a litany of injuries to the Chargers could complicate matters, but Herbert will probably find plenty of success through the air in this spot.
Herbert cleared 300 passing yards the last time he faced Las Vegas, and the Raiders have allowed the 12th most passing yards in the league this year. Herbert to top 278 passing yards feels like a strong bet.
Josh Jacobs First Touchdown Scored (+600)
Keep an eye on Jacobs’ status, as he only logged 43% of the running backs snaps last week, and also weirdly taunted (and lied to) fantasy football owners last week.
That said, he’s got a solid matchup in front of him, and he scored the last time he battled Los Angeles.
He’s a solid bet to score again even if he’s somewhat limited, and betting on it being the first touchdown of Thursday Night Football looks pretty good at this +600 price.
Justin Herbert Over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-181)
I am high on Herbert going into this game. He’s taken on some slander over the last few weeks, but he’s had some tough spots to play in.
Assuming he has his usual supporting cast to work with, Herbert should slice and dice in one of the best matchups he could hope for.
Herbert tossed two scores against Las Vegas earlier this year, and has put up multiple passing touchdowns eight times during his rookie campaign. Make it nine.
Austin Ekeler Over 5.5 Receptions (+108)
Ekeler is another guy to monitor, as he’s a bit banged up. Provided he hits the field for Thursday Night Football, though, I’d expect him to be very involved in the Chargers’ offense.
Pegging Ekeler’s rushing production isn’t always easy, but he’s very active as a receiver. Los Angeles has also been dialing up more screens since his return, and he’s safely cleared this reception total twice in the last three games.
The efficiency wasn’t there two games ago, but he’s seen nine or more targets in every game since he’s been back. He’s a good bet to see a lot of balls come his way again, and against a Raiders defense that has allowed 72 receptions to running backs, that should be a big deal.
Bryan Edwards Over 6.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
Lastly, I think bettors can go hard at this super low receiving yardage total concerning Bryan Edwards.
Admittedly, Edwards was a bit of a preseason darling that hasn’t panned out in 2020, but the news that Henry Ruggs (COVID-19) won’t play does change things a bit.
Raiders put Henry Ruggs on COVID-19 list, sign Vic Beasley to active roster https://t.co/imBuhoJ1CL— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 15, 2020
That probably sends more passes to Darren Waller and Nelson Agholor, but it should guarantee Edwards a few more opportunities, as well.
He needs just seven receiving yards to make you money, and in a solid matchup, I think he can do it.
There is always risk involved with betting on NFL player props, but there is also potentially great reward.
These Thursday Night Football player props, in particular, stand out as relatively “easy” wagers bettors can confidently attack. Do keep in mind any impact injuries may have on things, but this projects to be a pretty fun game where a lot of numbers could fly around.
You’ll have to do some shopping at your favorite NFL betting sites, as it’s quite possible – if not likely – that these props (and odds) will be different, depending on where you want to bet.
Hopefully you can find these Chargers vs. Raiders props to be useful and win some money on Thursday. Good luck, and enjoy the game!