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Best Monkey Knife Fight NFL Prop Plays: Vikings–Seahawks

Monkey Knife Fight is a brand new website that combines fantasy sports and gambling. Check out Nick's favorite prop plays for Monday night's game between the Vikings and Eagles.

While I love betting on sports as much as the next guy, prop plays have always been my favorite thing to put money on. At first, it started out simple. “What will be the first scoring play of the game?” “Will the longest field goal be over/under 47.5 yards?”

The list goes on and on.

With the emergence of fantasy sports, the prop bets I was wagering became more player based. “How many receptions will Julio Jones have (over/under 9.5)?” “How many touchdown passes will Tom Brady throw (over/under 3.5)?” 

There is finally a site that combines the best of both worlds.

That site is MonkeyKnifeFight.com. Don’t let the creative name stop you from checking their stuff out. It is legit and tons of fun. More importantly, it combines two things I love: prop plays and fantasy sports. 

MonkeyKnifeFight.com offers a wide range of games that are a lot of fun to play.

Tonight we have the Minnesota Vikings traveling to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. This game has HUGE implications on the NFC playoff picture. Both teams consider this a must-win game, which will give it a playoff-type atmosphere.

I guess what I’m getting at it is this game will be a hell of a lot better than Jaguars-Titans.

The Seahawks are always tough to beat at home. Combine that with Kirk Cousins‘ awful primetime record and most people, including myself, believe the Seahawks will find a way to win this game.

Cousins struggles against good teams…that’s a fact. He is 4-23 against teams with a winning record. He is also 0-6 on Monday Night Football. The Vikings defense is one of the best units in the league, but will they be able to overcome the lackluster play of their $84 million dollar quarterback?

That’s what this game will come down.

MKF has a ton of fun contests for the game tonight. Here are some of my favorite plays based on my thoughts above.

Rapid Fire 3/4: 

Cousins vs. Wilson (passing yards) = Cousins. Now, while I think Cousins will turn the ball over I still expect the Seahawks to get out to an early lead. That means the Vikings will have to throw the football and play catch up.

Carson vs. Cook (rushing yards) = Cook. This does contradict what I said above, but Carson is coming off an injury and the Vikings’ run defense is solid. The Seahawks also use a trio of backs, while the Vikings will give Cook more touches than Latavis Murray.

Thielen vs. Diggs (receptions) = Thielen, and it’s not close. Stefon Diggs is coming off an injury, Adam Thielen is 100% healthy. Thielen is also Cousins’ favorite target. Who knows if the Vikings will limit Diggs’ snap count. The good news for Diggs is the Vikings took him off their final injury report. I still like Thielen to get more receptions.

Lockett vs. Baldwin (receiving yards) = This is a tough one, but I’m leaning Lockett here. His big-play ability makes him the best option for more receiving yards. Now, if this was receptions, I would lean Baldwin.

Over/Under 

Thielen 93.5 receiving yards – Over. Like I said I love Thielen in this spot, especially if the Vikings are trailing.

Penny 23.5 rushing yards – Under. Penny is still listed as questionable for Monday’s game. If he does suit up, he will do so on a less than 100% ankle. Carson and Davis should see the bulk of the carries if Penny plays.

TD Dance 

Pick the three players that will score the most TDs (including passing TDs) and win up to 5X your buy-in.

I usually roll with both quarterbacks. Why? Well, if one throws three or four touchdown passes, then you don’t need as much from the other two players. So I’m locking in Cousins and Wilson. Wilson surprisingly throws a lot of TD passes, despite the Seahawks’ run-heavy offense. He does spread the ball around quite a bit though, which is why Thielen will be my third player I have for the TD dance.

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Have any plays I should consider? Hit me up on Twitter.

 

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Nick is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and passionate about everything Chicago sports (except the Cubs). He has run his own website, been featured on Bleacher Report, and tried to sell his soul on eBay (which he hasn’t gotten back). He hopes to one day see his beloved Bears win the Super Bowl and is still trying to figure out why Jay Cutler gets so much hate.

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