Will Henry Ruggs III Prop Bets Be Affected By Thigh Injury?

  • Las Vegas Raiders’ wide receiver Henry Ruggs III injured his thigh this week.
  • Sportsbooks have seen the under for prop bets on Ruggs III getting action.

LAS VEGAS - Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs III sustained a thigh injury but will it affect the prop bets for his rookie season with the Las Vegas Raiders?

The WR was the first pick for the newly based Raiders in the 2020 NFL Draft. He was also the first of his position to be chosen for any team and an overall 12th pick.

However, due to the injury, Ruggs III is now below the top three wide receivers for offensive rookie of the year honors. Joe Burrow (+325) leads all newcomers but the slide of Ruggs III is shown when stationed next to his peers.

2020-2021 AP NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year

  • Ceedee Lamb +1500
  • Jerry Jeudy +1600
  • Henry Ruggs III +2800

Many factors go into these odds aside from the injury so team settings, quarterback play, and offensive schemes can also result in the odds being this far apart.

However, even though the Raiders organization say that Ruggs has not done any real harm to his leg and will be good to go for the season, sportsbooks are seeing the “under” being a hot topic for Ruggs III.

Henry Ruggs Regular Season Receiving TDs

  • Over 4.5 (-105)
  • Under 4.5 (-125)

Henry Ruggs Regular Season Receiving Yards

  • Over 800.5 (+115)
  • Under 800.5 (-150)

In both instances, the under is the favorite on the WR NFL props. With bettors expecting Ruggs III to fall off and fail to meet expectations, it appears many are taking the injury as a good time to bet the shortcoming.

"He was trying to move a trailer or something -- move furniture or something -- and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something," said Henry Ruggs Jr., his father. "He's pretty much OK, I'm about to go out there and see him in a little bit. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit."

At this point, he is on crutches but due to the outbreak of COVID-19 he’s only been able to virtually connect with the team since being drafted.

Luckily for Ruggs and the Raiders first pick, the injury was not serious. And with the WR having the fastest running time of all others that were drafted this year with a 4.27 second 40, he could run the team all the way to the Super Bowl where the betting scene is always the best.

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