Monkey Knife Fight: Thurs. Night Football Week 14
Steve Pimental breaks down his plays on Monkey Knife Fight for Thursday Night Football Week 14
This may not be the best TNF game we’ve had this season, but it may be the one with the most at stake. The fates of two coaches, one quarterback and the NFC East may be at stake. And since the Bears don’t have a winning record, the Cowboys may have a chance to win. I’ll definitely be watching, but I’m even more excited for this game because of my MonkeyKnifeFight picks. Though these teams have proven they quite mediocre, they have a lot of strong fantasy players, and that makes for a compelling set of props to choose from.
Over Under 2/2
Ezekiel Elliott Over 18.5 fantasy points
Elliott has been a much bigger part of the passing game the last two weeks, catching 11 passes for 106 yards. He has been kept out of the end zone in four of his last five games, but if he scores at least once in this game, I’m pretty confident he’ll top 18.5 fantasy points. The Bears rank 19th in fantasy points allowed to running backs, though I may switch to the Under if Akiem Hicks can play.
Allen Robinson Under 15.5 fantasy points
Robinson has at least 10 targets, six receptions, 86 receiving yards and 22 fantasy points in each of his last two games. Of course, those games were against the Giants and Lions, and Robinson was held under 15.5 fantasy points in four straight games before that. I still don’t trust Mitchell Trubisky , so I’m happy to take the Under.
I’ve already picked Elliott to top 18.5 fantasy points, which he may need to if he is to win this prop. Trubisky has at least 18.9 fantasy points in three of his last four games, though those games were against the Lions (twice) and the Giants. I’m trusting Dallas’s defense to be at least average and Trubisky to be below average. That seems reasonable based on what we’ve seen this season.
At first glance, this seemed obvious, but Dak has finished 4.5 points ahead of Cooper in just seven of 12 games this season. It hasn’t been particularly close in any of the last three weeks, in part because Cooper has been kept out of the end zone. I don’t trust Cooper, but his ceiling is immense, and he is probably due for a big week.
Yes, I know this is chalky and no, I don’t particularly care. I had Allen Robinson in ahead of David Montgomery , and I would be fine with that pick, but Montgomery leads the Bears with six touchdowns, and I am skeptical Robinson will score for a third week in a row. Cooper and Elliott have seven and eight touchdowns respectively, and as you can see above, I like both of them in this game.