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Week 5 of the NFL season wraps up with a non-conference matchup between the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. Here, we dive into the best player props available for the prime-time clash.
Browns defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is familiar with the 49ers' offense after seeing San Francisco twice as the Cardinals' head coach last season. It speaks volumes that Wilks' unit in Arizona - a defense that's been dreadful at covering tight ends in recent history - held Kittle to 10 catches and zero touchdowns over those two games in 2018. Headlined by rookie standout Mack Wilson, who's done a fine job in coverage at the linebacker position, Cleveland's current defense is better equipped to cover Kittle than Wilks' Cardinals ever were; the Browns haven't allowed a single opposing tight end to catch more than six passes in a single game this season.
Chubb exploded for 182 yards from scrimmage in last week's win over the Ravens, but his matchup against the 49ers on Monday is hardly ideal.
San Francisco's defense has allowed just 3.4 yards per rush over three games in 2019. Don't expect Chubb to rack up much through the air, either; he's been targeted more than four times in a game once this season. The 49ers love to take the air out of the ball - they're currently No. 3 in time of possession - and Baker Mayfield's going to have to air it out San Francisco gets any sort of lead. The 49ers have had two weeks to prepare for Cleveland's offense, so play the under on Chubb here.
After catching four or fewer passes in each of the first three games of the season, Landry exploded for eight receptions and 167 yards against the Ravens in Week 4. Though he only has 18 catches on the year, Landry's just two targets behind Odell Beckham Jr. for the team lead with 34. The 49ers' defense, meanwhile, is allowing 72.3 yards on average to opposing No. 2 wide receivers this season.
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKoIodziej.