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New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (4) hands the ball to New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams during the first half of the game against the Tennessee Titans at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. (Staff photo by David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com)

The New Orleans Saints will be taking on the Carolina Panthers tonight in the first leg of a Monday Night Football doubleheader, and we found some player prop values in this matchup.

Below I’ve got three player props for tonight that appear favorable for bettors, which feature Saints running back Jamaal Williams, Panthers quarterback Bryce Young and Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.

SAINTS-PANTHERS TOP PROP PLAYS

Player prop odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook, official odds partner of Bet.NOLA.com.

Saints RB Jamaal Williams OVER 55.5 rushing yards (-127)

Williams had a rough season debut from an efficiency standpoint, but the positive takeaway was that he received a team-high 18 carries as the clear backfield leader for the Saints. Rookie Kendre Miller could make his season debut tonight, but he’ll likely be eased back into action coming off injury, so Williams should see all the work he can handle with Alvin Kamara still suspended. Another reason Williams offers value to go over 55.5 yards on the ground is the fact that the Panthers allowed over 150 rushing yards in Week 1, so there should have plenty of open running lanes for Williams to have a much-improved performance.

Panthers QB Bryce Young OVER 0.5 interceptions (-108)

Young’s Panthers debut had some promising moments, but it was overall a disappointing effort considering he threw a pair of interceptions that were the result of jumped routes by Falcons free safety Jessie Bates. Young’s lack of reliable receivers didn’t do him any favors, and the issue for him this week is that the Saints defense is similar to the Falcons but is much more experienced and ferocious up front to where Young will likely be forced into making dicey throws once again. The Saints also have plenty of defensive backs capable of attacking the ball as they showcased last week with three interceptions of Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, so the rookie Young will likely give the ball away through the air at least once.

Saints WR Michael Thomas OVER 4.5 receptions (-103)

Thomas hasn’t seen the field much in recent seasons, but the fact is that he’s remained a steady source of receptions when he has, and he appeared fully healthy last week in a starting role. Thomas has recorded five or more receptions in all three games he played last season, which included a Week 3 contest against the Panthers, as well as Week 1 of this season. The Panthers did a nice job of limiting downfield passes in Week 1, which could prevent Saints deep threats Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed from putting up strong reception numbers, but Thomas appears to have a stable target floor as the main threat on shorter routes and should rack up plenty of catches as the Saints look to him to move the chains and chew clock.

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