We officially have two games of the 2023 NFL season in the books. Now that we have more data and game film to analyze, there are some player prop lines to take advantage of on SuperDraft heading into Week 3 of the NFL season.
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Top SuperDraft Player Prop Picks for Week 3 of NFL Action
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings | 24.5 Passing Completions
The Minnesota Vikings have been one of the pass-heavier teams through the first two weeks of the NFL season.
Kirk Cousins has thrown the ball 44 times in both weeks to start the 2023 NFL season. The Vikings’ defense has another tough matchup against quarterback Justin Herbert and the high-powered Los Angeles Chargers passing offense in Week 3, which could lead to Cousins throwing the ball early and often in a potentially high-scoring affair.
One big reason the Vikings have been forced to throw the ball so much to start the season is the complete absence of a running game in 2023.
The Vikings rank dead last in the league with just 69 yards rushing with a brutal 2.7 yards per carry through the first two games of the year.
In addition to throwing the ball 44 times a game, he has managed to complete a minimum of 31 passes a game in both contests this season.
The line being set at 24.5 feels criminal if this turns into another high-scoring affair for the Vikings.
The Chargers defense gave up 466 yards through the air to quarterback Tua Tagavailoa in the season opener. If the Vikings are forced to air it out again in Week 3, it could be another big week for Cousins.
George Pickens, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers | 51.5 Receiving Yards
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense hasn’t looked all that good through the first two weeks of the season, but one bright spot has been second-year wide receiver George Pickens.
PICKETT TO PICKENS. 71-YARD TD.
— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2023
Pickens managed to do something that Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins failed to accomplish against the Cleveland Browns defense in Week 1… Go for 100 yards receiving and find the end zone.
Pickens saw a career-high 10 targets and produced a career-best 127 receiving yards on four receptions on Monday Night Football.
Things should get a bit easier against a Las Vegas Raiders secondary that just got torched by the Buffalo Bills.
With Diontae Johnson likely out for Week 3, expect another busy — and productive — day for Pickens against the Raiders.
DJ Moore, WR, Chicago Bears | 42.5 Receiving Yards
It is unusual to see a player who just went for 104 receiving yards last week see his weekly yardage prop line total drop below 43 yards.
However, that is the prop life of a Chicago Bears pass catcher to start the 2023 NFL season.
The Bears passing offense has been most underwhelming this year, even with Moore showcasing his big play ability against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
Fields and DJ Moore making things happen on the @ChicagoBears' first drive ‼️
— NFL (@NFL) September 17, 2023
While I acknowledge that the Bears’ passing hasn’t looked great, does anyone believe that the Bears won’t be trailing for most of this contest?
The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have posted back-to-back subpar offensive outings for their standards. Most expect reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes to find plenty of success against this Bears defense.
Do you know what that tells me? The Bears are expected to throw the ball quite a bit in this contest. Moore should see plenty of looks with a favorable game script to help him hit the over on his yardage mark for a second straight week.
Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers | 61.5 Receiving Yards
Who led the Los Angeles Chargers in targets in Week 2?
If you answered Mike Williams, you are correct.
Williams saw 13 targets against the Tennessee Titans and generated eight receptions for 83 yards on those looks.
Unfortunately for fantasy managers, his fellow starting wide receiver — Keenan Allen, caught eight balls for 111 yards and two scores.
The fact that both players were so heavily involved in the passing attack with Austin Ekeler out of the lineup bodes very well for them heading into their matchup against the suspect Minnesota Vikings secondary.
If Ekeler is unable to go for a second consecutive week, I think Williams has himself another quality outing in what could turn into a shootout.
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