3 best prop bets for the Carolina Panthers vs. 49ers in Week 5
By Dean Jones
Baker Mayfield prop bets
- Under 192.5 passing yards at -114 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
Baker Mayfield now has the weight of the world on his shoulders through four weeks. The quarterback just hasn’t performed up to the required standard following his high-profile trade from the Cleveland Browns and another inept outing in Week 4 left confidence in the former Oklahoma star at an all-time low.
Mayfield looks completely out of sync more often than not, which is concerning. The Carolina Panthers aren’t doing much to help the signal-caller within Ben McAdoo’s atrocious scheme, but things need to start picking up for a player whose long-term career prospects are hanging in the balance.
Going up against the San Francisco 49ers is the last thing Mayfield needs right now. Their defense leads the league in conceding 234.5 yards per game overall, with 161.3 of these coming through the air – ranked No. 2 across the NFL.
When one considers Mayfield hasn’t thrown for more than 200 passing yards since Carolina’s season opener, it’s not hard to see where the complications could arise. However, there is now immense urgency surrounding the Heisman Trophy winner that could be enough to secure some improvements against top-class opposition.
Mayfield has a lot of work ahead and not much confidence to call upon. Something that makes betting the Heisman Trophy winner throwing under 192.5 yards versus the Niners at -114 (bet $114 to win $100) with FanDuel Sportsbook a realistic outcome.
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