If you’ve been following your NFL prop bets this season as a Detroit Lions fan, that might be the biggest energy boost you’ve got left to pay attention to every week.
I mean, Dan Campbell, Jared Goff & Co. are 0-6 now. Detroit is the last remaining winless team for the 2021 NFL season. Markets for 0-17 for the Lions are at multiple sportsbooks now.
We don’t need to pile on.
But all the same, sports betting in Michigan has been there this NFL season for season-long player prop markets.
A couple of weeks back, 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 former quarterback Matthew Stafford, now with the Los Angeles Rams, for the first time.
Remember, too, that each week in a 17-game season now accounts for 5.9% of your season total. So we’re at the 35.3% mark through the campaign after Week 6.
Detroit Lions at L.A. Rams: Week 7 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, 34 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. So this bet is essentially a loss.
Jamaal Williams over 725.5 rushing yards AND T.J. Hockenson over 5.5 receiving touchdowns, +225
Williams, 255 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, 3 touchdowns; Hockenson, 311 yards.
Romeo Okwara over 8.5 sacks AND Amon-Ra St. Brown over 500.5 receiving yards, +275
Okwara, 1 sack; St. Brown, 204 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, 1,505 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. And Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera is sticking with Taylor Heinicke under center for now.
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)
Swift, 214 yards; Davis, 204 yards.
More rushing touchdowns: D’Andre Swift (-130) vs. David Montgomery (+100)
Montgomery, 3 touchdowns; Swift, 3 touchdowns.
Of note: Montgomery is on injured reserve because of a sprained knee and must be sidelined for at least one more week.
Select Detroit Lions 2021 NFL player prop bets
Jared Goff NFL props
Passing yards (1,505 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)
Of note: Lions coach Dan Campbell has challenged Goff to “step up” in future weeks, so you’re likely to see a development for good or ill coming soon. Especially with Goff facing his old team this weekend.
T.J. Hockenson NFL props
Receiving yards (311)
- 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)
Of note: Hockenson is trending slightly ahead of pace on the big counting stats through six games.
D’Andre Swift NFL props
Rushing yards (214)
- FanDuel: 875.5 (over -102, under -126)
- DraftKings: 900.5 (over -110, under -120)
- BetMGM: 900.5 (over/under, each -110)
Rushing touchdowns (3)
- DraftKings: 8.5 (over +110, under -140)
- DraftKings: 52.5 (over/under, each -110)
Of note: Receptions mark? Looking great. Rushing yards? Looking grim. Rushing touchdowns? Stay tuned.
Romeo Okwara NFL props
- DraftKings: 7.5 (over +110, under -140)
Of note: The Achilles tendon tear ripples into this bet, too.