Here’s a look at selected player proposition wagers for Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers, with picks and analysis on each from the Vegas Nation staff.
Week 1 records
Sam Gordon 5-0
Adam Hill 4-1
Heidi Fang 4-1
Ed Graney 2-3
Vincent Bonsignore 1-4
This week’s picks
Bryan Edwards receiving yards O/U: 37.5
■ Vincent Bonsignore: Over — Edwards and Derek Carr found a little something at the end of the Ravens game.
■ Ed Graney: Under — He had the game — I mean the best seven minutes or so — of his young career last week and finished with 32.
■ Adam Hill: Over — Late in the opener Edwards started to look like the guy who created a buzz in training camp
■ Sam Gordon: Over — He’ll be a bigger part of the game plan after what he accomplished on Monday night.
■ Heidi Fang: Over — The Raiders will get their big-bodied receiver more involved against a stingy Steelers defense.
Derek Carr interceptions O/U: 0.5
■ Vincent Bonsignore: Over — On the road in a loud environment against a good defense, you figure that means at least one pick.
■ Ed Graney: Over — A desperation heave when chasing the score?.
■ Adam Hill: Over — This is not an easy stadium to throw or kick in, so a throw or two may get away.
■ Sam Gordon: Over — Pittsburgh has a potent pass rush and talented secondary, a dangerous combination for opposing QBs.
■ Heidi Fang: Over —The Steelers will force Carr to make quick decisions, which is bound to cause a turnover.
Henry Ruggs O/U: 2.5 receptions
■ Vincent Bonsignore: Over — Like Edwards, it just felt like Ruggs and Carr found a bit of a groove late Monday night.
■ Ed Graney: Over — In his 16th NFL game, the 12th pick in the 2020 draft has to be worth at least three. Right? Right!
■ Adam Hill: Over — The Raiders have to force the ball into his hands with screens and hitches.
■ Sam Gordon: Over — With the Steelers focusing on Darren Waller, there will be opportunities for Ruggs.
■ Heidi Fang: Over — The number is too small. Ruggs will finish with four receptions.
Najee Harris rush yards O/U: 76.5
■ Vincent Bonsignore: Under — The Raiders will clean up some of the run fit and tackling angle issues they had against the Ravens.
■ Ed Graney: Over — The rookie called his first NFL game — 16 carries for 45 yards — embarrassing.
■ Adam Hill: Over — The Steelers made a massive investment in Harris and didn’t rely on him enough last week.
■ Sam Gordon: Under — Pittsburgh ranked last in rushing last year, 29th in 2019 and 31st in 2018.
■ Heidi Fang: Over — The Steelers will take advantage of a Raiders defense that gave up 189 rushing yards against the Ravens.
Ben Roethlisberger passing yards O/U: 277.5
■ Vincent Bonsignore: Under — Big Ben threw for 188 yards last week. I don’t see him increasing that by another 100 yards.
■ Ed Graney: Over — Big Ben and home openers historically have gone together like tacos and beer. (Which is a good thing.)
■ Adam Hill: Under — The number feels high. Also, this could be more of a running game for the Steelers.
■ Sam Gordon: Over — Expect Big Ben to bounce back after throwing for a mere 188 yards against Buffalo last week.
■ Heidi Fang: Under — The pass rush will get to Roethlisberger, who plays behind a shaky offensive line.