Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prop Bets – NFL Week 6 Props

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prop Bets – NFL Week 6 Props

Thursday Night Football is a good one between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles. We’ve had a couple of good Thursday night matchups. Last week the LA Rams and Seattle Seahawks headlined the Week 5 opener, and now the Buccaneers and Eagles are scheduled to meet at Lincoln Financial Field. Any game Tom Brady is involved in is going to receive some attention.

He plays a familiar foe in this matchup. Brady is known as being a perennial winner, but the Eagles will forever go down as a team that beat him in the Super Bowl. This is a much different team than Brady faced, but he’s always seemed to show up against the Eagles. He led the Buccaneers to a 45-17 win over the Miami Dolphins this past weekend.

Brady went off for 411 yards and 5 touchdowns. He did not show any letdown after the matchup against the Patriots in New England the week before. Brady looked like a guy determined, what else is new. His Buccaneers are going into Week 6 with a record of 4-1 for a lead on the 3-2 Saints and Panthers.

The Eagles are going into Thursday night after an impressive performance against the Panthers last week. They stole one with a 21-18 victory behind a rushing touchdown from Jalen Hurts. The Eagles were looking at a 15-6 deficit going into the second-half, but completed a nice comeback to get to 2-3 on the year.

They aren’t anything in the playoffs in 2021, though quality work from Hurts to give some hope for the future would be welcome. The Eagles are being handed a big measuring stick on Thursday night against the Bucs. Head below for our free Buccaneers vs. Eagles prop bets for October 14, 2021.

Leonard Fournette Total Rushing+Receiving Yards

Leonard Fournette has played an integral role in the Buccaneers’ offense this season. He has been used as a primary running back, and a pass catcher out of the backfield.

Fournette has received 32 carries the last two weeks. He also had 7 receptions in those two outings against the Patriots and Dolphins.

In his 32 carries, Fournette gained 159 yards on more than 5 yards per carry. As a pass catcher, he had 90 yards on 7 receptions. The Eagles are vulnerable against the run, so expect another heavy dose of Fournette.

They are one of the worst in the NFL with 142 yards allowed per game. Only the Seahawks and Chargers have been worse. Look for Fournette to have more than 94 yards combined as a runner and receiver.

Leonard Fournette Rushing+Receiving Prop
OVER 94.5

Ronald Jones Total Rushing Yards

Ronald Jones has taken a clear backseat to Leonard Fournette on the depth chart in the backfield. Fournette has been running so well that it’s hard to keep him off the field.

Having said that, it isn’t like Jones isn’t seeing the field. The Buccaneers are still giving Jones opportunities, and again, the Eagles’ defense hasn’t been offering much resistance on the ground.

There comes a point where you might have to jump on the value when a total gets too low. This is one of those cases where I believe oddsmakers are discounting Jones to go for at least 20 yards.

Through five games, the USC Trojan has gained 98 yards and a touchdown on 3.8 yards per carry. That’s uninspiring, but this prop is only 16.5 yards.

Jones ran for 25 yards against the Patriots, and then 21 last week against the Dolphins. He’s had at least 17 yards in three of his last four outings. Against one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL, Jones and Fournette should both have decent games.

Ronald Jones Rushing Prop
OVER 16.5

DeVonta Smith Total Receiving Yards

DeVonta Smith could be in for a big game against the Buccaneers on Thursday night. The Buccaneers’ secondary has not been pulling their weight this season.

Injuries have been a theme for the Buccaneers, and they were forced into signing Richard Sherman and playing him basically right away after sitting around without a team.

The Buccaneers are dead last in the NFL with 314.4 receiving yards per game. Smith is likely going to have a chance deep in this one.

He’s going into Week 6 with 314 yards and 1 touchdown on 12.6 yards per reception. Smith had the best performance of his career two weeks back against the Chiefs with 7 receptions and 122 yards.

Smith came back last week with 77 yards on 7 receptions versus the Panthers. The Eagles are likely going to have to have to keep the ball in the air to keep up with Brady and company. Look for Smith to have a productive night.

DeVonta Smith Receiving Yards Prop
OVER 77.5
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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