NFL tips: Our Week 4 best bets include a Rob Gronkowski and Buccaneers masterclass

NFL action returns this week and our trader Daniel Whitty knows his stuff.

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18:00: Cleveland Browns @ Minnesota Vikings – Vikings to Win and Tyler Conklin to Score Anytime

The Vikings are coming into this game with a 1-2 record, but they are better than that. Their opening two games saw them lose by a combined total of four points, but they finally got the win they deserved against Seattle last weekend. The Minnesota O-line finally clicked last week as they provided Kirk Cousins with clean pockets and he was able to connect regularly with star WRs, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson.

On the other side, I’m not sold on this Browns team yet. They’ve had unconvincing victories over the Texans and Bears and I think they will need to improve on that if they are to get back to the playoffs. If the Vikings can protect Cousins again, I think they are the value play to win this. In the TD markets, Tyler Conklin is the clear number one TE in Minnesota and with the Browns secondary concentrating on the Minnesota WRs, Conklin can find his way in for another TD, just like last week.

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21:00: Arizona Cardinals @ LA Rams – Over 54.5 Points and Tyler Higbee to Score Anytime

This is a huge clash in the NFC West. Both teams are unbeaten and they both know this could be a pivotal game come the end of the season. The Cardinals offense has been on fire with QB, Kyler Murray, in scintillating form. The Rams are also motoring under new QB, Matt Stafford. They beat reigning champions, Tampa Bay, last week and will arrive at this game full of confidence. These two teams put up 66 points when they met in the corresponding game last year and I expect another shootout here.

The line looks too low to me at 54.5 and I can see these two teams easily surpassing that total. Tyler Higbee got his first TD of the season last weekend and he should be backed to keep that trend going. Higbee plays almost every snap and has feasted on the Cardinals in the past, Stafford loved using his TEs in Detroit and it looks like he is starting to build up a good relationship with Higbee.

Sunday 01:00: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots – Buccaneers -7 and Rob Gronkowski to Score Anytime

The late game sees Tom Brady return to New England to take on the Patriots. And although we’d all like to see a classic game between Brady and his old chief, Bill Belichick, I don’t think this will happen. The Bucs should have the talent to overpower the Pats, and rookie QB, Mac Jones could be out of his depth. His only victory came against the lowly Jets and I can see Brady continue to pile on the misery for Jones.

While Brady has soaked up most of the press, Rob Gronkowski is also making his return to New England. The Bucs’ veteran TE has scored four TDs already this season and I think he’s worth backing to find the end zone again and continue what should be a good week for tight ends in the NFL in week 4.

NFL tips:

18:00: Cleveland Browns @ Minnesota Vikings – Vikings to Win and Tyler Conklin to Score Anytime
21:00: Arizona Cardinals @ LA Rams – Over 54.5 Points and Tyler Higbee to Score Anytime
Sunday 01:00: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots – Buccaneers -7 and Rob Gronkowski to Score Anytime

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