MNF Props: Samaje Perine, Harrison Bryant Could Have Larger Roles

The Monday Night Football matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns features two significant injury absences.

The first one is more important than the other because Ja'Marr Chase is such an important piece inside the Bengals offense.

We know Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd will see more targets, but the numbers have inflated when it comes to their props because of their expected increase roles.

There are one or two other options that could be considered inside the Bengals offense with the increased attention on the two wide outs.

As for Cleveland, it is without David Njoku, who is second on the team in targets. The Browns will rely on Nick Chubb a ton, like they have for most of the season, but there is some value in the pass-game pieces that could see more snaps with the top tight end out injured.

MNF Props

Samaje Perine Over 10.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

Anytime TD Scorer (+475)

There's no doubt that Joe Burrow will target Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd a ton on Monday night, but he will need help from the other role players to advance the ball down the field.

Samaje Perine has multiple targets and receptions in each of the last three weeks and he had more than 10 receiving yards in four of the seven Bengals games this season.

Perine will mostly be used on third downs and in the red zone. He is not much of a touchdown threat, but I think he is worth the sprinkle because of how he is used in those situations.

Harrison Bryant Anytime TD (+320)

Jacoby Brissett has had a penchant for targeting tight ends during his time as the Browns starting quarterback.

David Njoku was the second-most targeted player on the Browns roster before he went down with an injury.

Harrison Bryant is fourth on the Browns in targets and he should play a larger role on Monday night without Njoku on the field.

Bryant should get a few of the passing targets in the red zone, and he is probably the second best target behind Amari Cooper in that situation.

If Bryant's receiving yards prop opens up, I'll be on that as well.

Joe Mixon Anytime TD Scorer (-120)

Nick Chubb Anytime TD Scorer (-120)

The most likely red-zone situations for both teams is to hand the ball off to their top running backs.

Cleveland is tied for the second-most rushing touchdowns allowed in the NFL with 10. Mixon has four career touchdowns against the Bengals and he has had over 15 carries in all but one of his seven meetings with the Browns.

Chubb has been a touchdown machine this season. He found the end zone in five of the seven Browns games and he has five career touchdowns against the Bengals, including a pair of two-score games.

It makes too much sense to bet on both running backs in this spot given the key absences on both sides that could affect the red zone approaches.

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