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Picks YTD: 4-1-0* (+1.42u)
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*I gave out two picks in Week 4.
Josh Allen o32.5 Rushing Yards | -115 at PointsBet
Wheels up! Josh Allen should surpass this relatively low total against the Chiefs. He did so twice against them last season. He fan for 42 yards on eight attempts in Week 6 and 88 yards on seven attempts in the AFC Championship Game.
Allen has continued to run the ball effectively this season. He is averaging 32.3 rushing yards per game but has surpassed this total three times and has a median figure of 38 rushing yards per game. A nine-yard performance against the Football Team is unfairly hurting his average. Assuming that PointsBet has based this line on that number (which they appear to have done), that showing also creates a bit of value here.
I also like this play because the Kansas City Chiefs have surrendered the most rushing yards to quarterbacks thus far. While they can blame some of that on their matchups, as they have faced Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts, they gave Justin Herbert his season-high of 16 rushing yards in Week 3. And even without Lamar Jackson’s 107 rushing yards from Week 2, the Chiefs would still rank as a below-average unit against quarterback runs on a per-game basis.
Kansas City’s defense ranks 32nd in rushing defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) and 31st in passing DVOA. Allen will have his way with the Chiefs in this one. PointsBet doesn’t offer a combined rushing and passing yard line, but you can buy Allen to record over 340.5 combined yards at DraftKings Sportsbook.
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