The Jacksonville Jaguars were nearly shut down in Week 8 even though had two weeks to prepare for the Seattle Seahawks. While nobody likes moral victory, this could be a wake-up alert for the Jags. After the game, head coach Urban Meyer said the team had a decent week of practice. As they attested last week, decent is not good enough and they will need to prepare better if they want to keep with the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.
This won’t be an easy matchup even though it will be at TIAA Bank Field. The Jaguars are currently a 15-point underdog and will need to be on their game if they want to avoid falling behind early.
As of this writing, it’s uncertain if running back James Robinson will play. At this moment, it’s a coin flip. The team hasn’t ruled him out yet and is listed as questionable ahead of the game. If he isn’t ready to go, Carlos Hyde will step into the starting lineup. Here are the three best prop bets for Sunday’s game versus the Bills, via WynnBET.
Jaguars versus Bills: 3 best player props for Week 9.
1. TE Dan Arnold, anytime touchdown scorer (+325).
Tight end Dan Arnold has become a key cog in the Jaguars’ offense since arriving via trade after Week 3. He has hauled in 18 receptions for 188 yards and is poised to have a bigger role after getting fully acquainted with Darrell Bevell’s system.
Arnold has been targeted 23 times and caught 16 passes in the last four weeks. However, he hasn’t scored a touchdown for the Black and Teal yet. Due to the number of targets he’s gotten, it may be a matter of time before he finds the end zone. There’s a good chance it happens against the Bills.
2. WR Marvin Jones Jr., first touchdown scorer (+1,500)
Jamal Agnew has quickly established himself as a playmaker in the Jaguars’ passing game but Marvin Jones is still their top receiver. The 2012 fifth-round pick leads the team with 33 receptions for 378 yards and three touchdowns.
Jones has been the Jags’ most consistent player and their safest bet to score on any given Sunday. While this prop is a tad risky, the return is pretty good.
3. QB Trevor Lawrence, over 1.5 touchdown passes (+130)
Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence has thrown more than one touchdown pass in a game just once in 2021, the season opener. But after taking a step back in his development against the Seahawks, the former Clemson Tiger could bounce back in Week 9.
The Jags are facing the Bills’ top-ranked defense but Lawrence should still find a few opportunities to score. Throughout the first seven games of the season, he’s shown the ability to make all kinds of throws and his decision-making has steadily improved.
The Buffalo Bills shut down the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans earlier this week. Lawrence won’t let the same happen to the Jaguars.