Tee Higgins vs. Ja'Marr Chase: Which Props Should You Bet?

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates after scoring on a 72-yard touchdown
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates after scoring on a 72-yard touchdown / Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The Cincinnati Bengals have struck gold in their young wide receiver core, drafting Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase in consecutive years. This offense is set up beautifully for the next few years with that duo, Burrow looking like a future MVP, and Joe Mixon under contract through 2024. But we don’t care about the future right now. We care about Saturday. Which props for Higgins and Chase should you consider betting?

Tee Higgins Has Safer Floor

Chase is all the hotness, but let’s start with the underrated Higgins, who had a great season as well. His props on WynnBET are set at 5.0 receptions (Over: -120/Under: -110) and 65.5 receiving yards (Over: -115/Under: -115). Higgins has been cold over the last two weeks, catching only four passes for 72 total yards over the last two games. His lack of production last week (1 catch, 10 yards) against the Las Vegas Raiders was particularly alarming.

Still, we’ve seen Higgins ball out down the stretch this season. Between Weeks 12-16, Higgins averaged 6.8 receptions and 116.6 yards per game. He had a couple games with double-digit volume, but Higgins tends to be more reliant on the big play than he is on a consistently-high target share. In his last five games, he has four games with five or fewer receptions. The Titans, however, allowed the 7th-most receiving yards and the 9th-most receiving yards per reception in the NFL this season. I probably won’t touch the reception prop for Higgins, but I like the over on 65.5 receiving yards.

Ja’Marr Chase Has Higher Ceiling

What Chase did as a rookie was phenomenal. I’m known as that guy that faded him as a prospect, uncertain if his athleticism and physicality would be enough to transfer to the next level. Spoiler alert: it did. 

All Chase did as a rookie was post 1,455 receiving yards and 13 TDs. It was a historic performance. If you try to guard Chase in man coverage, he’s going to beat you on the go route damn near every time. As mentioned above, the Titans have given up plenty of yards this year, but they’ve done a good job of keeping people out of the end zone. They allowed 24 receiving touchdowns this year, good for 8th-fewest. 

Chase’s props are set at 6.5 receptions (Over: +100/Under: -130) and 79.5 receiving yards (Over: -120/Under: -110)for their matchup with the Titans. Chase has been prone to disappearing on occasion, like he did two weeks ago against Cleveland with a two catch, 26-yard performance. However, Chase needing 80 yards to cash this week is more than doable. Bet the over on the yards for both of these Bengals receivers.