Thank goodness for prop bets, or otherwise this Detroit Lions season might be yet another exercise in patience.
Are you wanting to forget the 2021 NFL season? If you’re a Lions fan, I wouldn’t blame you for saying yes. At 0-5 following another final-play field-goal loss last week, betting on the Detroit Lions has been painful on heart and head (although they’ve covered a couple of times).
But all the same, sports betting in Michigan has been there this NFL season for season-long player prop markets. We’re past the traditional “first quarter” in this 17-game regular-season world, and so it’s time to take stock on where those betting benchmarks are at.
Last week, we checked in on some of the long-shot 2021 NFL prop bets you could have placed. And we’ll get back to those around every fourth game or so. But we peek at the player-based progress after every game.
The next update will come after the Lions face the improving Cincinnati Bengals this weekend. (And yep, they’re an underdog.)
Remember, too, that each week in a 17-game season now accounts for 5.9% of your season total. So we’re at the 29.5% mark through the campaign after Week 5.
Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Week 6 NFL Odds
Detroit Lions DraftKings special prop bets
In addition to some standard team futures, DraftKings Sportsbook was offering these unique regular-season betting markets and parlay combos.
D’Andre Swift over 51.5 receptions AND Breshad Perriman (now with the Chicago Bears) over 740.5 receiving yards, +250
Swift, 29 receptions; Perriman, 0 yards.
Of note: Perriman has yet to be on the Chicago Bears’ active roster for a game after being cut by the Lions in the preseason.
Jamaal Williams over 725.5 rushing yards AND T.J. Hockenson over 5.5 receiving touchdowns, +225
Williams, 244 yards; Hockenson, 2 touchdowns.
Jared Goff over 21.5 touchdown passes AND D’Andre Swift over 7.5 rushing touchdowns AND T.J. Hockenson over 775.5 receiving yards, +550
Goff, 7 touchdowns; Swift, 2 touchdowns; Hockenson, 237 yards.
Romeo Okwara over 8.5 sacks AND Amon-Ra St. Brown over 500.5 receiving yards, +275
Okwara, 1 sack; St. Brown, 178 yards.
Of note: Okwara reportedly suffered a torn Achilles tendon against the Bears in Week 4, likely bringing his season (and the prospects of this bet) to a premature end.
Lions-focused DraftKings match prop bets
DraftKings also had a few individual head-to-head bets involving Lions players.
More passing yards: Jared Goff (-150) vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick (+115)
Goff, 1,303 yards, Fitzpatrick, 13 yards.
Of note: Fitzpatrick injured his hip in the season opener for Washington and could be cleared to return in Week 7. But Goff has built a sizable lead here simply by staying healthy.
More passing touchdowns: Jared Goff (-110) vs. Zach Wilson (-120)
Goff, 7 touchdowns; Wilson, 4 touchdowns.
More rushing yards: D’Andre Swift (-165) vs. Mike Davis (+120)
Davis, 204 yards; Swift, 190 yards.
More rushing touchdowns: D’Andre Swift (-130) vs. David Montgomery (+100)
Montgomery, 3 touchdowns; Swift, 2 touchdowns.
Of note: Montgomery is on injured reserve because of a sprained knee and must be sidelined for at least two more weeks.
Select Detroit Lions 2021 NFL player prop bets
Jared Goff NFL props
Passing yards (1,303 so far in 2021)
- Over/under 4,015.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook (-112 each way)
- DraftKings: 3,995.5 (-115 each way)
- BetMGM Sportsbook: 3,995.5 (-110 each way)
Passing touchdowns (7)
- DraftKings: 20.5 (over -110, under -120)
- BetMGM: 20.5 (over -115, under -110)
- DraftKings: 13.5 (over/under, each -115)
T.J. Hockenson NFL props
Receiving yards (237)
- FanDuel: 775.5 (over -118, under -108)
- DraftKings: 770.5 (over/under, each -115)
- BetMGM: 775.5 (over/under, each -110)
Receiving touchdowns (2)
- DraftKings: 5 (over -120, under -110)
- DraftKings: 77.5 (over/under, each -115)
D’Andre Swift NFL props
Rushing yards (190)
- FanDuel: 875.5 (over -102, under -126)
- DraftKings: 900.5 (over -110, under -120)
- BetMGM: 900.5 (over/under, each -110)
Rushing touchdowns (2)
- DraftKings: 8.5 (over +110, under -140)
- DraftKings: 52.5 (over/under, each -110)
Romeo Okwara NFL props
- DraftKings: 7.5 (over +110, under -140)
Of note: The Achilles tendon tear ripples into this bet, too.