Vikings vs. Bears best NFL prop bets for Week 6

Can Justin Fields keep the offense on track against a division rival?
Oct 5, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) scrambles against
Oct 5, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) scrambles against / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears scored its first win of the season last week on Thursday Night Football and now look to make it two straight, this time against a divisional rival in the Minnesota Vikings.

You can read our NFL betting expert Iain MacMillian's thoughts on this NFC North showdown between the Bears and Vikings here in his "Road to 272" column, but this is going to focus on prop bets, mainly Justin Fields' rushing ability and the Vikings lack of offense with Justin Jefferson set to miss this game with a hamstring injury.

With expected weather in the forecast on Sunday afternoon, how should we attack this matchup from a player prop perspective?

Here's my three favorites.

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Best prop bets for Vikings vs. Bears in Week 7

  • Justin Fields OVER 50.5 rushing yards
  • Cole Kmet OVER 3.5 receptions
  • Jordan Addison OVER 53.5 receiving yards

Justin Fields OVER 50.5 rushing yards

The Bears are down three running backs on Sunday with Khalil Herbert, Roschon Johnson and Travis Homer all expected to miss this game, meaning that the rushing duties will fall on D'Onta Foreman and Fields.

Against a poor Vikings defense and with a ton of rain and wind expected on Sunday, there's a 25% chance of rain and 17 miles per hour on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, I expect Fields to keep the rock a ton and do his damage on the ground.

Fields is averaging over 38 yards on the ground this season, but given the state of the backfield and the weather, I believe he can far surpass this mark.

Cole Kmet OVER 3.5 receptions

Kmet has emerged as a trusted option for Fields in the passing game, getting at least five targets in all but one game so far this season. With poor weather in the forecast, it can be lead to a lot of check downs for easy completions as the Bears need to march down the field more methodically.

At + money I'll grab Kmet to go over this total, something he has done in four of five games.

Jordan Addison OVER 53.5 receiving yards

Even if we are pulling for the Bears, we need to respect the Vikings passing game and the uptick in usage on the way for Addison in place of the injured Jefferson.

Even with the elements, the Bears defense remains poor against the pass and Addison has cleared the 50-yard barrier in every game this season. Chicago is 31st in the NFL in EPA/Pass and will struggle to slow down the team's new top target.

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