Los Angeles Chargers' receiver Mike Williams

  • Mike Williams has -115 odds to go over 69.5 yards and -130 odds to have over 5.5 catches.
  • At $6400, Williams may benefit from Justin Herbert’s passing yards prop, which is set at 299 yards.

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers will renew their inter-division rivalry on Sunday, as both teams look to rebound after heartbreaking losses last week. In a battle amongst two of the league’s most young and gifted quarterbacks, legal sports betting sites have this matchup set up rather close but eyes are on Mike Williams.

Through two games, Mike Williams is averaging over 11 targets per game, compared to his 5 targets last season. Williams has put the additional targets from Herbert to good use, putting up stat lines of 7-91-1, and 8-82-1 the past two games.

Part of this substantial change of usage can be attributed to new Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who came over from the New Orleans Saints this past offseason. Lombardi has talked about how Mike Williams will be playing the X receiver position manned by Michael Thomas in New Orleans, in this new look Chargers offense.

This claim has already been coming to fruition as Williams has seen his ADOT cut in half, while his targets have more than doubled. The days of Mike Williams just being a vertical threat appear to be over.

Using Mike Williams Player Props

Mike Williams has -130 odds to go over 5.5 catches and against a rancid Chiefs defense, Williams should have no problem hitting the over on this NFL prop bet.

At a mid tier price of $6400, Mike Williams is bound to get lost in the shuffle of ownership as other notable WR options such as his own teammate Keenan Allen or Cooper Kupp can be rostered for just a few hundred bucks more. These receivers have a higher name value than Mike Williams and therefore will likely draw more ownership.

If you combine Mike Williams projected prop yardage total of 69.5, with his catch projection of 5.5, you are looking at a receiver with a floor of at least 12-14 points with upside for the high 30’s.

Williams also makes for an interesting stacking partner with Justin Herbert, who is sitting at $6500 on Draftkings. Herbert has a prop total of 299.5 passing yards against a porous Kansas City Chiefs defense.

There is much optimism to be had for the Chargers offense this week in the DFS and prop betting market as the Chargers have gone 4-1-1 ATS in their last six meetings against the Chiefs when playing in Kansas City.

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