Upon first glance, A.J. Brown‘s stats for the season aren’t as eye-popping as one might assume. That’s by no fault of his own, however. The third-year wideout battled various injuries all season long, which helps add some context to some of his numbers.
Considering what he had to go through, it’s impressive that Brown still managed to record three separate 100-yard performances, including a 155-yard outing in Week 8 that topped his previous career-high of 153 receiving yards in 2020.
Fortunately for Titans fans, Brown appeared in three consecutive games to close out the regular season, which suggests that he’ll be ready to go for this weekend’s Divisional matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The additional week of rest should go a long way, too.
Let’s get into our favorite prop bets for Brown ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
All NFL gameday odds are current as of 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, January 20.
A.J. Brown Divisional Prop Bets
OVER 72.5 Receiving Yards (-115) at BetMGM
Wager: 1 Unit
Brown hit the Over on this prop just four times throughout the regular season, which is admittedly a little concerning. However, in the games in which he hit it, he really hit it. In three of those four games, Brown went for 130-plus receiving yards.
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As a boom-or-bust guy, Brown is someone you’ll have to take a risk on. He also hasn’t been healthy very often this season, so some of his lesser performances work in our favor when it comes to where his total has been set for this game.
At the end of the day, Brown was Ryan Tannehill‘s most targeted receiver this season. He’ll be the go-to guy when the Titans are looking to pass, and considering the Bengals have a tough run defense (and the status of Derrick Henry is still in question), I would bank on Brown hitting the Over here.
Longest Reception OVER 23.5 Yards (-115) at BetMGM
Wager: 2 Units
This ties in with our previous pick. Brown is certainly capable of breaking loose for a long gain, and the Titans will be looking downfield to make a few plays in this game.
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It is worth noting that Brown only hit this prop in five of his 13 appearances this season, but it’s important to keep in mind that he battled injuries throughout the year. For reference, he did it in eight different games the year prior.
If Brown can haul in one of his downfield targets or generate some key yards after the catch on a shorter route, he can hit the Over on this prop. Make this your NFL bet of the day.
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A.J. Brown Anytime TD (+155) at BetMGM
Wager: 0.5 Units
The Titans don’t often look to score through the air, recording just 22 passing touchdowns on the year. However, when they do go that route, Brown has been the cash cow. Despite appearing in only 13 games, Brown led the team in receiving touchdowns.
If Tennessee looks to hit one of its receivers in the end zone, chances are that it’ll be Brown. With that in mind, if you’re planning on placing an anytime TD scorer bet on a Titans receiver, it might as well be him.