If you’ve been following your NFL prop bets this season as a Detroit Lions fan, that’s often the impetus you need to get you through each grueling game week.
We don’t have to hammer home the reality: Dan Campbell, Jared Goff and the rest of the Lions are no2 0-7. Detroit has been the last remaining winless team for the 2021 NFL season for multiple weeks now, and markets for 0-17 for the Lions have been live at multiple sportsbooks.
And so on, and so on. Ugh, it’s been tough.
But through the struggles, sports betting in Michigan has been there this NFL season for season-long player prop markets.
We’ve previously checked in on some of the long-shot 2021 NFL prop bets you could have placed. And we’ll get back to those again next week, when the Lions mercifully reach their bye.
But we peek at the player-based progress after every game. The next update will come after the Lions take on another struggling franchise in the Philadelphia Eagles, one where a win doesn’t seem so unrealistic.
Remember, too, that each week in a 17-game season now accounts for 5.9% of your season total. So we’re at the 41.2% mark through the campaign after Week 7.
Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Week 8 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, 42 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, 312 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, 8 touchdowns; Swift, 3 touchdowns; Hockenson, 359 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, 1,773 yards, Fitzpatrick, 13 yards.
Of note: Fitzpatrick’s injured hip is taking longer than expected to heal, and another MRI is coming in two weeks, according to national reports. So Goff would appear to be a safe winner here, no matter how the rest of the season unfolds.
More passing touchdowns: Jared Goff (-110) vs. Zach Wilson (-120)
Goff, 8 touchdowns; Wilson, 4 touchdowns.
Of note: The injury bug is favoring Goff here, too, as Wilson is expected to miss multiple weeks with a sprained PCL in his right knee.
More rushing yards: D’Andre Swift (-165) vs. Mike Davis (+120)
Swift, 262 yards; Davis, 214 yards.
More rushing touchdowns: D’Andre Swift (-130) vs. David Montgomery (+100)
Montgomery, 3 touchdowns; Swift, 3 touchdowns.
Of note: Montgomery could come off of injured reserve as soon as this week. Swift’s ground game usage has paled in comparison with his efforts in the passing game, so this bet still feels shaky.
Select Detroit Lions 2021 NFL player prop bets
Jared Goff NFL props
Passing yards (1,773 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 (8)
- DraftKings: 20.5 (over -110, under -120)
- BetMGM: 20.5 (over -115, under -110)
- DraftKings: 13.5 (over/under, each -115)
Of note: One touchdown added this past week, and two interceptions added. Kind of treading water. Next week will offer a little more clarity, per the percentages.
T.J. Hockenson NFL props
Receiving yards (359)
- 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 seven games, although it’s surprising that his last touchdown came in Week 2.
D’Andre Swift NFL props
Rushing yards (262)
- 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? In need of a score.
Romeo Okwara NFL props
- DraftKings: 7.5 (over +110, under -140)
Of note: The Achilles tendon tear ripples into this bet, too.