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Michael Mayer Props vs. Bears Gets Our Best Bet Label

At long last, Michael Mayer is demonstrating the potential that fantasy owners and bettors had hoped for this season. In his first four games, he mustered just a solitary reception on two targets. However, in his most recent two outings, he has come alive, accumulating an impressive seven receptions (from nine targets) for a total of 114 receiving yards.

NFL Best Bet vs. Bears on Sunday

Michael Mayer Props vs. Bears Week 7Odds
Over 20.5 yds receiving-120
Score a TD+490
Longest reception Over 12.5-125
Over 2.5 receptions+135
Odds from DraftKings

Matchup Report: Bears DefenseRank
DvP rank TE’s25/32
RZ Targets allowed to TE’s7th Worst
RZ G2G3rd Worst

His emergence onto the scene was particularly impactful last week against the Patriots.

Week 6 saw Michael Mayer seize the leading tight end role for the Raiders. He participated in 67% of the routes, claimed a 19% target share, recorded targets on 27% of his routes, and scored 12.5 fantasy points. Notably, Mayer displayed his prowess as a target machine during his college career, making him an utmost priority for those seeking assistance at the tight-end position. Hopefully, Jimmy G’s back injury isn’t severe, as Mayer’s success is contingent on a stable quarterback situation.

Mayer’s rookie season commenced slowly, with Austin Hooper assuming the starting role for the first five games. However, in Week 5, Mayer began to increase his involvement, participating in 44% of the routes. His upward trajectory continued in Week 6, as the rookie surpassed the veteran, boasting an impressive 67% route participation.

By the end of Week 6, Mayer emerged as the second-most targeted player for the Raiders, delivering an impressive 13 fantasy points and finishing as the TE5. Securing targets may prove challenging with the likes of Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers demanding significant attention, but Mayer embodies the type of upside profile that bettors focused on prop bets should consider investing in as an NFL best bet.

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