If you were looking to make Sunday’s game a little more interesting, Michelle Magdziuk and I packed today’s Gold Digger’s podcast with tons of gambling and fantasy advice. If you don’t know, Michelle is a researcher for the NFL Network and also the Director of Content for Ball Blast Football. Here are three of the best bets you can make in the 49ers game this week.
Davante Adams over 86.5 receiving yards
As much as it pains me to admit it, Davante Adams owns the 49ers. In four career games against San Francisco (including playoffs), Adams averages nine catches, 121.5 yards, and a touchdown. If Emmanuel Moseley and Deommodore Lenoir were to really lock him down and hold him to 30 yards below average, he still hits the over by five yards. The simple truth is that he’s going to produce no matter what, so you might as well at least make some money while he does.
Brandon Aiyuk under 28.5 receiving yards
I have never wanted to be wrong about something more than this particular bet. Aiyuk’s disappearance from the offense has been the most frustrating story of the first two weeks of the year. While Kyle Shanahan has been effusive in his praise of Aiyuk this week, until we actually see Brandon incorporated into the game plan out on the field, I have to go with my head over my heart.
George Kittle over 60.6 receiving yards
I know Kittle didn’t have a big impact in the passing game last week, but the Packers' defensive front isn’t anywhere near as good as what the Eagles brought in Week 2. He won’t be needed to block as much as we saw last Sunday. Kittle has made big plays against the Packers in the past, and if they put Jaire Alexander on Deebo Samuel, George is likely going to be the first option on most passing plays.
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