So, where was that all year, Detroit Lions?.
The most feel-good result of the 2021 NFL season for Detroit came this past weekend, as the Lions went from double-digit underdog to double-digit victor with a 30-12 mashing of the Arizona Cardinals.
And many of your Lions NFL prop bets got boosts from participating players on offense as a result.
Even though the Lions remain just 2-11-1 overall and in the fight for the No. 1 overall NFL Drat pick, the Michigan sports betting market has been friendly if you’re betting relative to the spread. Detroit is 9-5 against the number, among the better results in the league.
We’re still taking stock each week of where player goals are shaping up on those season-long NFL prop bets.
The Lions hope to find a winning streak this Sunday as a modest road underdog at the Atlanta Falcons.
Remember that each week in a 17-game season now accounts for roughly 5.9% of your season total. So we’re at the 82.4% mark through the campaign after 14 Lions games.
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons: Week 16 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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers) over 740.5 receiving yards, +250
Swift, 56 receptions; Perriman, 82 yards.
Of note: This bet was virtually dead in the water once Perriman didn’t find a permanent roster spot in the offseason. But Swift hasn’t played since Thanksgiving Day, either, which will have cascading effects further down this list.
Jamaal Williams over 725.5 rushing yards AND T.J. Hockenson over 5.5 receiving touchdowns, +225
Williams, 459 yards; Hockenson, 4 touchdowns.
Of note: Sigh. Hockenson was announced as out for the season this past week after undergoing hand surgery. So this bet (and all his season-long props) will fail to cash. Of course, Williams has missed the past two games, too, so attrition was everywhere in this prop market.
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, 17 touchdowns; Swift, 4 touchdowns; Hockenson, 583 yards.
Of note: See above on Hockenson. Big ouch.
Romeo Okwara over 8.5 sacks AND Amon-Ra St. Brown over 500.5 receiving yards, +275
Okwara, 1 sack; St. Brown, 601 yards.
Of note: Okwara suffered a torn Achilles tendon against the Bears in Week 4, bringing his season (and the prospects of this bet) to a premature end. Noticing a theme, here? That’s all too bad, because St. Brown emerged with a quietly reliable campaign in 2021.
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, 3,007 yards, Fitzpatrick, 13 yards.
Of note: Ryan Fitzpatrick is having season-ending hip surgery. So any Goff bettors are winners here.
More passing touchdowns: Jared Goff (-110) vs. Zach Wilson (-120)
Goff, 17 touchdowns; Wilson, 6 touchdowns.
Of note: Goff’s three-touchdown effort last Sunday all but puts this bet to bed.
More rushing yards: D’Andre Swift (-165) vs. Mike Davis (+120)
Swift, 555 yards; Davis, 403 yards.
Of note: Swift had taken charge, but his injury brings the sweat into this bet, big time.
More rushing touchdowns: D’Andre Swift (-130) vs. David Montgomery (+100)
Swift, 4 touchdowns; Montgomery, 4 touchdowns.
Of note: Ditto the Swift uncertainty here, too. That said, Montgomery somehow has scored just once on the ground since the start of November. Cross your fingers for a push if you picked Swift, perhaps.
Select Detroit Lions 2021 NFL player prop bets
Jared Goff NFL props
Passing yards (3,007 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 (17)
- DraftKings: 20.5 (over -110, under -120)
- BetMGM: 20.5 (over -115, under -110)
- DraftKings: 13.5 (over/under, each -115)
Of note: Barring a late-season collapse on the turnover front, Goff’s interception total looks safe on the under. And four touchdowns in three weeks to close is doable. The yardage marks will be a stretch without a big day somewhere, though.
T.J. Hockenson NFL props
Receiving yards (583)
- FanDuel: 775.5 (over -118, under -108)
- DraftKings: 770.5 (over/under, each -115)
- BetMGM: 775.5 (over/under, each -110)
Receiving touchdowns (4)
- DraftKings: 5 (over -120, under -110)
- DraftKings: 77.5 (over/under, each -115)
Of note: For the third time … Blech.
D’Andre Swift NFL props
Rushing yards (555)
- FanDuel: 875.5 (over -102, under -126)
- DraftKings: 900.5 (over -110, under -120)
- BetMGM: 900.5 (over/under, each -110)
Rushing touchdowns (4)
- DraftKings: 8.5 (over +110, under -140)
- DraftKings: 52.5 (over/under, each -110)
Of note: Receptions mark? A win! Rushing yards and touchdowns? D’Andre Swift’s shoulder injury likely makes the unders the winners here.
Romeo Okwara NFL props
- DraftKings: 7.5 (over +110, under -140)
Of note: The Achilles tendon tear ripples into this bet, too.