The New Orleans Saints go toe-to-toe with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon for first place in the NFC South. For Jameis Winston, this game is personal as the Bucs drafted him first overall in 2015 but moved on from him following the 2019 season.
The Bucs then won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady at the helm and Winston came to New Orleans to try and revive his career. He backed up Drew Brees in 2020 and then won the starting job last year before his season ended when he was injured against -- you guessed it -- the Buccaneers.
The Saints haven't had any issue taking down the Bucs in the regular season since Brady landed there but Winston hasn't had a chance to stick it to his old team. That's exactly why he's our focus for the top prop bet in Week 2 when the Bucs come to town.
Player Total Passing Touchdowns - Jameis Winston Over 1.5 (+110)
This line from WynnBET almost feels disrespectful to Winston considering the explosiveness he and the offense displayed in the fourth quarter last week. Yes, the first three quarters of action were rough but Winston finished the game with two touchdowns and that's doable for him again this week.
The Buccaneers defense might be better than the Falcons' but Winston has the weapons and will be able to get the ball into the end zone on more than one occasion. He scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone, showing that he can score quickly if he needs to.
The offensive line might be a concern to stick with the under here but once Winston was able to get the ball out quickly, the Saints offense moved down the field. He might have some hiccups early in the game but throwing two touchdowns or more is something Winston can certainly do against his old team. He'll be incredibly motivated to do just that.