The NY Jets are set to play host to the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in a game that will mark the first matchup of the season for both teams. Expectations are high for Gang Green after an offseason featuring plenty of roster turnover.
Multiple injuries to the likes of Mekhi Becton, Zach Wilson, and now Duane Brown have negatively affected the vibe around the team, but there's still a sense of optimism entering the year.
The Jets will be looking to cause a major upset when they take on arguably the AFC North favorites. They'll need a few players to step up in order to create that upset.
Let's take a look at some of those players including a few prop bets you could take a chance on this weekend. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.
Breece Hall OVER 33.5 rushing yards (-114)
FanDuel has Breece Hall's rushing yards over/under prop bet set at a measly 33.5 yards. The Ravens' run defense was one of the best in the NFL last year, but that still feels incredibly low.
What's working against Hall is the fact that he will be splitting touches with Michael Carter and the fact that the Jets' offensive line was forced to undergo some changes ahead of Week 1.
Still, as long as Hall gets enough touches, I think he hits the over here. One run of 15-20 yards will pretty much guarantee that this prop bet hits.
I'm willing to take the chance.
Mark Andrews anytime touchdown scorer (+100)
If you're betting on any player to score a touchdown on Sunday it should be Mark Andrews. The fifth-year tight end is the preferred target of Mark Andrews and the only sure thing in the Ravens' passing game.
Andrews has hauled in 26 touchdowns over the last three seasons alone and has arguably less competition than ever for targets this season. Just look at the rest of the roster.
Andrews finished with nine receiving touchdowns last season. Every other wide receiver and tight end on the Ravens' roster combined scored five. This one should be a no-brainer.
There's always some element of risk when it comes to betting on an anytime touchdown scorer, but Andrews is as safe of a pick as it gets.
Corey Davis OVER 2.5 receptions (+112)
Corey Davis is someone who has flown under the radar this summer. While most of the attention has been paid to the likes of Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson, and Tyler Conklin, Davis has become an overlooked part of the Jets' passing offense.
The former top-five pick reportedly put together a strong summer and seems primed for a bounce-back year now that he's not the Jets' top option.
To help matters, the Ravens' secondary isn't completely healthy going into Sunday's game as Marcus Peters, the man who will probably be matched up with Davis for most of the day, is listed as questionable. He's hoping to play his first game since tearing his ACL prior to the start of the 2021 season.
Davis finished with more than two catches in all but two games last season. I expect that to be the case again this Sunday.