Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos Player Props (12/12/21)

The Lions are coming off their first win of the season against the Vikings, but they’ll be hard-pressed to repeat that impressive feat against the Broncos this week. D’Andre Swift will likely be out again, while it sounds unlikely that T.J. Hockenson and Jamaal Williams will be able to play. Denver is the healthier team right now on both sides of the ball despite a handful of injuries of their own. This game has some intriguing betting angles, and in this article, I’ll analyze the highest-value player props available. You can use the player prop search tool to scan your betting market for the best odds for whichever player you would like to bet on.

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Jared Goff Under 207.5 Passing Yards

Goff threw for 296 yards last week and has averaged 234.2 passing yards this season, but this will be a tough spot for him. Denver has allowed just 220.3 passing yards per game this year, the tenth-fewest in the NFL. Last week, the Broncos’ defense held Patrick Mahomes to 184 yards, and Goff is not nearly as talented. Goff will likely be without his top three receiving weapons this week as Swift, Williams, and Hockenson are likely to miss this game. Detroit targets its wide receivers at just a 49.1% clip, the fourth-lowest in the NFL, but it will need to do that more this week. I have a hard time seeing him having much success doing it.

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Courtland Sutton Under 4.5 Receptions and Under 36.5 Receiving Yards

The Lions are allowing just 249.8 passing yards per game, the eleventh-fewest in the NFL, and they rank just 28th in pass-defense DVOA. Over his past five games, Courtland Sutton is averaging just 1.8 receptions per game as he’s taken a back-seat to Jerry Jeudy, who is now healthy. Sutton is competing for targets with Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Noah Fant, and the team’s running backs, and in a game where the Broncos likely won’t need to throw the ball all that much to win, it’s hard to imagine Sutton breaking his recent cold streak despite his obvious talent.

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Josh Reynolds Over 43.5 Receiving Yards

I already included Jared Goff’s under on passing yards in this matchup, and I’m not parlaying these two props together. However, somebody has to catch passes for Goff with the team’s injuries playing a significant role, and Josh Reynolds is the most likely candidate. Reynolds has become a substantial part of the Detroit offense since landing with the team after being released by the Titans, and he has 69.5 receiving yards per game over his last two games. Reynolds has long receptions of 39 and 28 yards in those games, and he’s capable of breaking off a couple of extended plays despite the Denver secondary being very solid.

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Javonte Williams Anytime TD Scorer

The odds have been significantly juiced on this prop, but I like Javonte Williams’s chances of finding the end zone in this game. Detroit’s run defense is very vulnerable, and while Melvin Gordon is likely to play this week, Williams can score on the ground or through the air. I’d play this prop at anything below 2-to-1 odds, or you can play Williams as the first touchdown scorer at around +400. The Broncos’ rookie running back is starting to flash the elite talent that made him a top draft pick, and he should take advantage of an excellent matchup with another big game.

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