The 0-4 Detroit Lions will be playing the 1-3 Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis this Sunday. The Lions are coming off a 24-14 loss to their division-rival Chicago Bear, while the Vikings are coming off a 14-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Both of these teams do not have much talent to offer, so it should actually be a close game with some good prop bets.
Detroit Lions Vs. Minnesota Vikings Player Prop Search Tool
Jared Goff Over 254.5 Passing Yards
Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff has been talked about a lot less since he was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Lions this offseason. Even though the Lions are still winless, Goff has played alright. With limited offensive weapons, Goff has thrown 1,100 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. He will be facing a Vikings defense this week that gives up an average of 253.5 passing yards per game. It looks like the stars are aligning for Goff to get his first win as a Detroit Lion and throw for over 254.5 passing yards. Do not count Goff out this week.
Amon-Ra St. Brown Over 28.5 Recieving Yards
I would be lying if I said that Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Bron has been having a great season. The 2021 fourth-round pick only has 12 receptions, 113 receiving yards, and he has not scored his first career touchdown. Luckily, player props do not have much to do with if a player is great or not. They use past performances as part of the way to create their odds. St. Brown is averaging 28.3 receiving yards per game. 28.3 is awfully close to 28.5. After having a 70-yard game against the Bears last week, I think he will have a good enough game to have more than 28.5 receiving yards against the Vikings.
Greg Joseph Over 7.5 Kicking Points
This is the riskiest player prop that I am going to suggest. Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph is competent at his job. He has made six of seven field goals attempted and has made 10 of 11 extra points attempted. He is not one of the best kickers in the NFL, but he can hold his ground. He has kicked for 28 total points this season, an average of seven points per game. I believe he will top his average of seven points this week because he will be given more kicking opportunities. He also has a strong leg and has kicked three 50+ yard field goals this season.
Adam Thielen Over 62.5 Recieving Yards
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has one of the best stories in the NFL. After basically walking on the Division II Minnesota State Mavericks football team, he managed to make the Vikings roster as an undrafted free agent in 2013. The rest, as they say, is history. The two-time Pro Bowler has 227 receiving yards and has caught four touchdowns this year. He is averaging 56.8 yards per game and will be facing a bottom-tier Viking defense that gives up a lot of yards (with the exception of Week 4 against the Browns). That is why he will have over 62.5 receiving yards.