Bengals vs. Jaguars Picks for Touchdown Scorer Bets: Tee Higgins, Evan Engram, and Others

Looking for more action on the Bengals vs. Jaguars game on Monday Night Football? Check out our favorite touchdown scorer bets.

The point spread for this Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game is high, so you might not be interested in taking either side.

But if you’re looking for more action on this week’s Monday Night Football game, look no further than our favorite touchdown scorer bets.

Bengals vs. Jaguars Best Touchdown Scorer Bets

Evan Engram (+290 at FanDuel)

Bearman: This one is a pure matchup play, as the Bengals are the second-worst defense against tight ends this season, allowing six receptions and over 70 yards per game.

I hate to use the term overdue, but that could be Evan Engram in this one. He leads the team in receptions but has zero touchdowns for the season.

Zay Jones (+320 at DraftKings)

Blewis: Zay Jones has only played in five games this season, but when he’s healthy, he has a red-zone target share of 32%. In his first two games since returning from injury, Jones has yet to score a touchdown, so maybe this is the week.

At +320 odds, why not play half a unit on it?

Tee Higgins (+360 at DraftKings)

Soppe: If we’re telling ourselves that the Jaguars are trending up and that the Bengals are a dumpster fire with Joe Burrow sidelined, the game script certainly figures to work in the favor of pass catchers in Cincinnati.

For the season, 74.5% of yards gained against Jacksonville have been gained through the air (third highest), putting Tee Higgins in a position to see plenty of work in his return to action.

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There are obvious health concerns, not to mention the lack of stability under center. But those factors are pretty clearly priced in. Higgins has seen at least eight targets in the majority of his games this season, and while the quality of those looks is different now, we’re getting volume and script.

Look across the betting boards, and you’ll understand why I see value in Higgins at this number. He’s currently being priced as a tight end (similar to luminaries like Cade Otton and Adam Trautman) and in the same range as the Buccaneers D/ST. This is a process play, and I always stand by the process!

Jaguars Defense (+700 at FanDuel)

Blewis: This is a long shot, given the odds, but hear me out.

The Jaguars are going against an inexperienced quarterback in his first career road start, who is playing behind the third-worst offensive line bypass block win rate. The Jaguars don’t have an incredible pass rush by any means, but guys like Josh Allen and Travon Walker could make an impact in this one.

Although a small sample size of just 54 dropbacks, more than 30% of Jake Browning’s pressures have led to sacks, according to Pro Football Focus. That’s only better than Tim Boyle, Clayton Tune, and Tommy DeVito of quarterbacks to start and play an entire game this season.

Additionally, 8.7% of Browning’s attempts under pressure have been turnover-worthy plays as well — only better than Gardner Minshew, Mac Jones, Brett Rypien, P.J. Walker, and Tune.

Take another look at the two stats I just provided and the comparable quarterbacks — how do you not take a flier on this bet then?

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