NFL Player Props: Cousins Leads Top Props For Monday Night Football Week 15

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings on the field during pregame warm-ups against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
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The Bears come into this game already 0-3 in primetime this season. But Chicago has averaged 24 points per game at night, compared to just 18 for the rest of the season. And any perception of boring play by the Bears is more than made up for the craziness that has been Vikings football. The last time Minnesota played a game decided by more than one score it was Week 4. Let’s dive into the best NFL player props for this NFC North battle.

All odds courtesy of BetPrep updated 7 a.m. ET on Dec. 17.

Kirk Cousins Vs. Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings quarterback #8 Kirk Cousins looks for an open receiver in a 2021 home game.
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The Prop: Kirk Cousins Passing Yards
The Odds: Over 268.5 yards (-116)/Under 268.5 yards (-114)

The good news for Vikings fans and Kirk Cousins bettors is that last week’s Thursday night performance was the worst of his season. He completed less than 50% of his passes for the only time this year, and that kept his yardage to an artificially low 216 yards. Minnesota still pulled out the win.

The week before that, Cousins threw for 340 yards, and two weeks before that, he lit up the Packers for 341 yards.

He is averaging 275 yards passing a game in 2021, and the Bears were just torched for 341 yards by Aaron Rodgers. For Cousins, take the OVER.

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Justin Fields vs. Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears quarterback #1 Justin Fields looks for a receiver in a 2021 home game.
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The Prop: Justin Fields Rushing Yards
The Odds: Over 42.5 yards (-115)/Under 42.5 yards (-115)

When it comes to throwing the football, the Bears and Justin Fields are highly unpredictable. But when it comes to running the ball, we know the Bears are going to do everything they can to get Fields with the ball and in open space. It’s when Chicago has been the most successful.

Fields has recent rushing games of 74 yards against the Packers, 45 yards against the Steelers, and 103 yards against the 49ers. Over his last six games, he’s rushed for 54.3 yards per game, and he faces a Vikings team that gave up 120 yards on the ground to Lamar Jackson and even allowed Sam Darnold to run for 48. Hit this OVER.

Dalvin Cook vs. Chicago Bears

Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 7, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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The Prop: Dalvin Cook Rushing Yards
The Odds: Over 96.5 yards (-111)/Under 96.5 yards (-119)

Last week we weren’t sure if Dalvin Cook was going to play a few hours before kick-off. Then he did play and played his best game of the season, exploding for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. So surely we’re hitting the over, right? Not this Monday.

Cook will have a good game, but the majority of his good games have looked like the 86 yards he had against the Packers or the 78 rushing yards that came against the Cowboys. He’s only gone for 97 yards or more four times in nine games, while the Bears have only allowed a running back to break 97 yards once – Elijah Mitchell in Week 8.

Nick Chubb, James Conner, Aaron Jones, Najee Harris, Joe Mixon, and Leonard Fournette all finished under 97 yards, and for Cook, you should also bet the UNDER.