NY Jets vs. Bengals top prop bets to make for Week 8 NFL game

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd's prop for receiving yards this week is 46.5 (o/u)

The Jets have been struggling in a lot of ways this season. On the defensive side, they've had their fair share of issues giving up production to opposing running backs. This is a bit surprising considering that, coming into the year, a known strength of this Jets defense was the defensive line.

One of the ways many expected the Jets to struggle on the defensive side would be in the secondary, specifically at the cornerback position where the Jets have a ton of youth and inexperience.

Well, through seven weeks, it seems that the Jets cornerbacks can actually hold their own.

Especially when you look at the performances of Bryce Hall and Michael Carter II, both guys have played above expectations. I still expect them to have trouble with the likes of Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase, as they are talented and have a great young quarterback in Joe Burrow.

I'm not expecting much from Tyler Boyd, though, as the Jets have been good against receivers that play in the slot.

According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Carter has allowed 26.7 yards per game when lined up in the slot. Boyd has lined up in the slot on 89.5 percent of his snaps in the passing game according to PFF.

Boyd has only cleared 39 receiving yards in just two of his seven games this season, both of those instances came with Tee Higgins out of the lineup. Since Higgins' return to the lineup in Week 5 however, Boyd has seen an average of five targets for three receptions and 23 receiving yards.

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Between his role and the matchup with Carter, I'm expecting Boyd to fail to clear his yardage total once again.

My Projection: 23 receiving yards (UNDER)