The Los Angeles Chargers will face the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, December 14. This AFC West matchup looks rough on paper, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t beneficial player props to explore. Bad football can be saved when you have an invested interest in certain player performances. With that in mind, here are our favorite player props for Week 15’s Thursday Night Football game, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Chargers vs. Raiders player prop bets
Austin Ekeler — Over 47.5 rushing yards (-115)
The Las Vegas defense allows the eighth-most rushing yards per game. Ekeler has struggled to get going this season and looks sluggish compared to what we are used to. Still, the Chargers are going to be without starting quarterback Justin Herbert and starting wide receiver Keenan Allen. Ekeler is going to have to shoulder the load of the offense, and I think he surpasses 47 rushing yards.
Daniel Carlson — Over 1.5 field goals made (-135)
Carlson didn’t play in the team’s last game and has been dealing with a groin injury. He seems good to go this week and should be able to get back to his usual reliability. Carlson has made at least two field goals in three of his last four games. Even if they turn to Jimmy Garoppolo under center and don’t have Josh Jacobs, this prop should hit.
Gerald Everett — Over 3.5 receptions (+144)
With no Allen, the top wide receivers will be Quentin Johnston and Joshua Palmer. Johnston is a rookie who has struggled with drops and Palmer will be playing in his first game after being activated off injured reserve. Everett had eight targets last week and has had at least four receptions in three straight games. With Stick under center and Allen missing, Everett should come down with at least four receptions on Thursday night.