Our best Week 3 NFL props lead us to the biggest projected mismatch of Week 3, as Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys host the tanking Dolphins as 22.5-point favorites. That's great news for Zeke, who should be able to rack up rushing yards and TDs in what rates to be a laugher. As for his receiving role? There are solid signs early on that this is not the same Cowboys offense under new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore in 2019. We'll examine that emerging trend, followed by a breakdown of a head-to-head rushing matchup between Le'Veon Bell and Aaron Jones. And be sure to check out our best Week 3 NFL Props at WR too. We went 1-1 in our published RB props last week, but overall we’re having a huge year so far — subscriber picks are 30-16 (65%) on the season for an 11-unit profit. You can join us here!
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott
Under 24.5 Receiving Yards (-114 @ Prop Builder & BetOnline)Bookmakers are likely drawing data from the 2018 version of the Cowboys offense in setting this receiving line for Elliott, but this is not the same offense. Last year, Cowboys $90-million man set career highs in targets (95, fifth among all RBs) and receptions (77, fifth) on the way to averaging 37.8 receiving yards per game. But those targets have dried up, and it's not because rookie RB Tony Pollard is stealing them -- it's because that facet of the offense has all but disappeared with new OC Kellen Moore calling the shots. The per-game RB receiving figures have been more than cut in half so far. Through two games, Dallas ranks:
- Last in RB targets (6)
- Last in RB receptions (4)
- Last in RB receiving yards (22)
Aaron Jones versus Le'Veon Bell, Rushing Yards
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