The Texans and Saints open up the Monday Night doubleheader in New Orleans, and we’re taking a look at the best Monkey Knife Fight props.
The games at MKF are a different twist on props. They’ve added tons of options since last season, including over/under on fantasy points. I’ll be breaking down spots that offer value throughout the regular season and playoffs.
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Texans vs Saints Monkey Knife Fight Props
Monkey Knife Fight continues to add more offerings. Once you choose a game, if you scroll all the way to the right you should see a button that says “Show More Contests”. Clicking that will unlock every prop available for your selected game.
For this breakdown, I wanted to take a broader view.
I chose one of the right-most cards to see where MKF Fantasy Points category differs from projections. I clicked the Alvin Kamara under, Deshaun Watson under, and Michael Thomas over in order to highlight the largest discrepancies.
- Kamara 19.8 – (3.7 points difference)
- Watson 21.4 – (2.1)
- Thomas 21.2 – (1.6)
In spite of these projections, I would be worried about taking the under in what is projected to be a shootout. The total is hovering around 52, and both offenses are explosive. Watson is rated as the top QB, even above Mahomes, by many fantasy experts.
I do think the Kamara under makes sense because he has tended to split carries throughout his career. Latavius Murray is projected for 13 carries and figures to steal valuable red-zone touches. As for Thomas, I actually would lean towards a no-play in spite of the value. The saints went more run-heavy towards the end of last season, and Thomas only caught two TDs in his last eight games.
Another lean I have that doesn’t show value in the projections is Duke Johnson under. It is his first game with the Texans and unders hit over 60% on road RBs rushing + receiving yards. The Saints had an 84.9 PFF grade against the run last year.