Primetime Props: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Yahoo Betting Analyst Ariel Epstein joins Fantasy Football Live to offer a pair of player propositions as the Eagles host the Packers in week 12.

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ANDY BEHRENS: Yeah, we are back in the Book with the prom queen Ariel Epstein. And we're looking at this week's remaining prime time games. We really only have one good team in action between both of these games, but plenty of notable players, plenty of prop opportunities.

Let's start with, Sunday night, Packers and Eagles. And you like Miles Sanders in this one.

ARIEL EPSTEIN: Eagles running back Miles Sanders has a great matchup against the Packers. There's only been three other times this season that Sanders has faced a defense bottom 10 against the run. Sanders went over 66 and 1/2 rushing yards in all three of those games. That's why I like his over with him getting 67 or more rushing yards against Green Bay.

Now, with the Packers allowing an average of just under 120 rushing yards per game to running backs-- that's the fourth most in the league-- you also look to the injury report. And second best linebacker on Green Bay, De'Vondre Campbell doubtful with a right knee injury. It's been almost every game-- just one game this year where a running back hasn't rushed for at least 67 yards, otherwise 10 out of 11 games, the Packers have allowed for running backs to go over this number. So I like Miles Sanders over 66 and 1/2 rushing yards.

ANDY BEHRENS: OK, this next prop is one of the most courageous things I've ever seen on "Fantasy Football Live." You are taking an over on AJ Dillon's yardage in the year 2022.


ARIEL EPSTEIN: I'm doing it! This is the number that Dillon has had success. Now, I know that the Eagles are a good run defense. However, if you look to these games that Dillon has faced a top run defense, he's gone over this in all four of those games, versus Chicago, the Giants, the Lions, and the Cowboys. Had at least 60 rushing-- or yeah, at least 30 rushing yards in all of them. And his prop's 29 and 1/2. So I would take over.

Its because, if you look to a defense that's good against the run like Philly is, Aaron Jones may be stopped a bit. So why not use your number two back? However, I would go with either Jones or Dillon just because, the last three weeks, you have seen those rushing numbers go up against the Eagles. That's because a lot of these offenses are realizing that if you can keep the ball out of the Eagles' hands, you put yourself in a better chance of winning ballgames.

And the Packers have two running backs that can do it. So I like the over on the running backs for the Packers. And I'll just take the lower number with AJ Dillon.