Dolphins at Patriots- Pick'em Picks for Underdog Fantasy

by Andrew Elmquist | Published: September 15, 2023

The first Sunday Night Football game of the year was a bit of a disappointment for everyone except for Dallas Cowboys fans. Watching a blowout is never fun, and that game got ugly, quickly.

The Week 2 iteration of SNF should prove to be a much better contest. The Miami Dolphins are taking on the New England Patriots in Foxboro, a highly anticipated matchup. Although they fought hard, the Pats ultimately fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1, which the Dolphins were able to come away with a victory over the LA Chargers.

In an AFC East matchup for the ages, fans will see if the Patriots’ defense can hold up to the dominance that the Dolphins' offense achieved last week. While we are all watching the game, we might as well have some juice on the action, right? Let’s talk about our favorite player props from this one, which are all powered by Underdog.

Tua Tagovailoa OVER 264.5 Passing Yards

Tua started the year off hot, throwing for 466 yards in the season opener. He put together a masterful performance, picking apart the Chargers’ defense. He does face a tough test against a stingy Patriots defense this week, so we’re not expecting him to throw for nearly 500 yards again this week.

Despite their strong defense as a whole, Tua’s last performance against the Pats provides some hope. He threw for 270 yards in this contest but was sacked three times, limiting his ability to air it out the way he had hoped.

In a season where the Dolphins have high hopes for a potential deep postseason run, they’ll want to start 2-0. Look for Tua to take that challenge upon himself, resulting in a big day and smashing his passing yardage over.

Tyreek Hill OVER 6 Receptions

Tyreek Hill had an absolute monster performance in Week 1. He put up over 200 receiving yards and is now well on his way to achieving 2,000 yards in the season, a goal he set for himself before the year started.

As mentioned with Tua, the Patriots do have a great defense, which could limit the opportunity for deep shots to Hill. This is why we’re not taking Hill’s yardage over, but rather, his receptions.

Hill is still a focal point of this offense, and with Jaylen Waddle having some health question marks, we believe this will continue to be the case during this Sunday night matchup. While he might not have a lot of yards, look for Hill to finish the game in the neighborhood of 9 catches, hammering the over on this reception prop.

Mac Jones UNDER 242.5 Passing Yards

This might be cynical to say, but I think Mac Jones’ first game of the year was something of fool’s gold. He did throw for over 300 yards against a stingy Eagles defense, but this was purely out of necessity.

The Eagles were begging him to throw the ball, believing they could stop Patriots receivers in their tracks. Jones has only thrown for 243+ yards on 12 occasions, a feat that isn’t typically achieved by him.

We expect the Dolphins’ defense to stay tough this week, limiting Jones to around 200 passing yards, hitting the under on this total.

Andrew Elmquist

Andrew Elmquist graduated from Winona State University with bachelor's degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. Andrew is a budding analyst in the sports industry, and he enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with his beautiful wife, and playing both real-life and fantasy sports.

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