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NFL DFS Prop Picks for Week 1 - Monkey Knife Fight

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We'll help you along, and we'll be providing you with Expert Prop Picks all NFL season long here at RotoBaller.  With the first week of the NFL season upon us, it means it's time to start diving into some of the most attractive prop picks offered by Monkey Knife Fight.

This week, there are a number of juicy games with great matchups we can exploit. These games include the Ravens at Dolphins, 49ers at Buccaneers, and the Texans at Saints. Here are some picks to consider within those games when selecting props this weekend on Monkey Knife Fight.

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Baltimore Ravens @ Miami Dolphins: Rush Hour Contest

Recommended Prop Pick: Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram over 142.5 rushing yards.

Last season, the Miami Dolphins were second-worst in the league allowing 2,325 rushing yards. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens were second in the league in rushing yards with 2,441 yards. Look for them to get both newly acquired free agent, Mark Ingram and quarterback, Lamar Jackson rolling early and often against a Miami Defense that still will not be able to stop the run in 2019.

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San Francisco 49ers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Hail Mary Contest

Recommended Prop Pick: Jimmy Garoppolo and Jameis Winston over 591.5 passing yards.

These are two teams that will come out looking to move the ball through the air. Last year the Bucs finished first in the league in passing with 5,125 yards. They also struggled mightily to stop the pass, allowing 4,151 yards passing, which ranked them seventh-worst in the league. Look for Jimmy G and Jameis both to have huge games through the air in a game with a total of 50.

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Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints: Over / Under Contest

Recommended Prop Pick: Drew Brees OVER 290.5 passing yards, Deshaun Watson

Drew Brees eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark a total of six times in 2018. He will have to do it again on Monday Night Football (MNF) versus the Houston Texans. The Texans come in off a 2018 season in which they were third in the league in rushing yards allowed with 1,323. Their weak spot, however, is their passing defense. In 2018, Houston allowed 4,167 yards through the air, which ranked them fifth-worst in the league. Look for Drew Brees and the Saints to exploit this at home in the Super Dome on MNF. We all know what a difficult place that has been to play under Brees, and it will continue this week.

Watson and the Texans lack a true number one running back with the loss of Lamar Miller. They will also be going up against a defense that allowed the second-fewest rushing yards in the league a season ago. Couple this with a bad New Orleans pass defense plus the fact that the Houston defense will not be able to stop the New Orleans passing attack, and you have the makings of an absolute shootout. Look for Watson to get DeAndre Hopkins and Duke Johnson heavily involved in the passing game and eclipse the 275.5 target.

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