Top Sunday Night Football Player Props: Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers
On Sunday Night Football, we’ll be in for a treat with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Green Bay Packers. San Fran has started their season 2-0 and look to bounce back after an injury-riddled 2020 season kept them out of the playoffs.
As for Green Bay, they suffered an embarrassing Week 1 loss to New Orleans before looking like the contenders that they are in Week 2 over the Lions. It should be a game that lives up to the hype as the 49ers are favored by 3.5 points in this game.
Besides the spread and the point total, there are some enticing player props that you should make a play on. Here are four of my favorites for this game.
Aaron Rodgers over 274.5 yards -115
Surprisingly, Aaron Rodgers hasn’t hit this number in any of the two games this season. Week 1 was a disaster as he threw for 133 yards while last week, Green Bay only needed him to throw 27 times so despite having a 9.4 Y/A he only hit 255 yards.
Including the playoffs, Rodgers eclipsed the 274.5 number 12 times on the season last year. Assuming it’s a tighter game, Green Bay won’t take their foot off the gas like they did last week against Detroit.
In Week 1, San Fran gave up 314 passing yards to Jared Goff and while Jalen Hurts only threw for 177 last week, the Packers offense is built a little differently than Hurts who likes to tuck the ball away and run.
With this game projecting as a back and forth contest, there’s no reason to believe that Rodgers shouldn’t be up in the high 200’s in passing yards.
Trey Sermon Anytime Scorer +140
The 49ers backfield is depleted. Trey Sermon, Elijah Mitchell, and JaMycal Hasty all went down with an injury in Week 2. Of the three, Sermon is the most likely to play and when he has this year, he’s looked good.
In the regular season, he has just one attempt for eight yards but in the preseason he really proved something. In the finale against the Raiders he averaged 5.3 yards per carry and we know how much San Fran likes to run the ball.
As a team, they’ve rushed for three touchdowns in two games and were over 100 yards in both games. With Sermon as the likely lead ball carrier, I like getting him in the mix on a play this week.
Aaron Jones over 58.5 yards -115
It’s been an uncharacteristic slow start for Aaron Jones through two games. He’s averaging just 3.5 yards per carry. After just nine yards in Week 1 he had 67 last week which is much more on par for what we’re used to from Jones.
Nine times last season, Jones hit the 58.5 yard mark. Also, when you consider the 49ers are 27th in the league against the run right now and have allowed 133.5 yards per game on the ground through two weeks it’s probably safe to assume that Jones will get his chances on Sunday.
Randall Cobb over 18.5 receiving yards -110
Aaron Rodgers loves himself some Randall Cobb. After two years away, Cobb is back in Green Bay and the Packers love getting him involved in the offense, even if he’s further down on the depth chart now than he once was.
He has 32 and 26 yards receiving in and while he won’t be anywhere close to the lead receiver, Cobb should be able to hit 18.5 yards with ease. In his last 12 games, he’s gone over the number in 10 of them.