Commanders vs Lions Props – Best Player Props to Bet

  • The 1-0 Washington Commanders visit the 0-1 Detroit Lions Sunday in Week 2 action
  • Week 1 record: 2-3; Overall: 2-3, -0.3 units
  • A look at the best passing yards, longest reception and touchdown scorer Commanders vs Lions props can be found below

It wasn’t exactly the greatest betting start to a season, but we were just a Joe Mixon or Pat Freiermuth TD away from being very profitable.

So the focus is getting out of the red and into the black, and why not make it a historic one — considering the Detroit Lions are betting favorites Sunday against the Washington Commanders.

It’s the first time in 24 games oddsmakers have tabbed them a favorite.

Kickoff goes Sunday at 1pm ET from Ford Field, a game that can be seen live on FOX.

Weather won’t be a factor as it’s inside a dome, so let’s run down the available NFL player props and a few of our favorite picks.

Commanders vs Lions Player Props

Passer Completions Passing Yards Passing TDs
Carson Wentz (WAS) 22.5 (O +105 | U -135) 247.5 (O -115 | U -115) 1.5 (O -115 | U -115)
Jared Goff (DET) 23.5 (O -110 | U -110) 242.5 (O -115) | U -115) 1.5 (O -130 | U -105)
Rusher Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Rushing + Receiving Yards
Antonio Gibson (WAS) 13.5 (O -120 | U -110) 57.5 (O -120 | U -110) 82.5 (O -115) | U -115)
Carson Wentz (WAS) OFF 13.5 (O -115) | U -115) OFF
D’Andre Swift (DET) OFF 61.5 (O -115) | U -115) 92.5 (O -115) | U -115)
JD McKissic (WAS) OFF 14.5 (O -115) | U -115) 39.5 (O -115) | U -115)
Jared Goff (DET) OFF 2.5 (O -110 | U -120) OFF
Receiver Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Amon-Ra St Brown (DET) 6.5 (O +100 | U -130) 63.5 (O -115 | U -115) 20.5 (O -120 | U -110)
Antonio Gibson (WAS) 2.5 (O -180 | U +135) 20.5 (O -115 | U -115) 11.5 (O -105 | U -125)
Curtis Samuel (WAS) 3.5 (O -145 | U +110) 40.5 (O -115 | U -115) 18.5 (O -115 | U -115)
D’Andre Swift (DET) 3.5 (O -150 | U +110) 26.5 (O -115 | U -115) 13.5 (O -110 | U -120)
DJ Chark Jr (DET) 3.5 (O -125 | U -105) 47.5 (O -115 | U -115) 21.5 (O -110 | U -120)
JD McKissic (WAS) 3.5 (O +125 | U -165) 21.5 (O -120 | U -110) 11.5 (O -115 | U -115)
Jahan Dotson (WAS) 3.5 (O +125 | U -165) 36.5 (O -115 | U -115) 17.5 (O -125 | U -105)
Josh Reynolds (DET) 2.5 (O +140 | U -195) 23.5 (O -110 | U -120) 14.5 (O -110 | U -120)
Logan Thomas (WAS) 3.5 (O +130 | U -175) 31.5 (O -115 | U -115) 15.5 (O -120 | U -110)
TJ Hockenson (DET) 4.5 (O -110 | U -120) 44.5 (O -115 | U -115) 17.5 (O -115 | U -115)
Terry McLaurin (WAS) 4.5 (O +125 | U -165) 59.5 (O -115 | U -115) 25.5 (O -120 | U -110)

Odds as of September 10th at DraftKings Sportsbook

In the odds above, Carson Wentz is favored to go under 22.5 completions, while Jared Goff is favored to go Under 1.5 TD passes. The highest rushing total is given to D’Andre Swift at 61.5, and the highest receiving total is Amon-Ra St Brown at 63.5 yards.

Prop #1: Antonio Gibson Rushing Yards

It was a nice start to the year for the Commanders’ back, who did everything but find the end zone in Washington’s 28-22 Week 1 win over the Jaguars. Gibson rushed 14 times for 58 yards (just enough to get by this week’s total), while adding another 72 yards in the air on seven receptions.

The Eagles ran all over the Lions in Week 1, with Miles Sanders totaling 96 yards on 13 carries, while Jalen Hurts had 90 yards on 17 totes. In all, Philly rushed for over 200 yards.

Detroit hasn’t exactly been a run-stopping club in the Dan Campbell era. Since taking over last year, Detroit has allowed at least one running back to go over the 57.5 yard rushing mark 13 times in 18 games.

Look for the Commanders to establish the run, and for Gibson to have a good one on the ground.

  • Pick: Gibson OVER 57.5 yards rushing (-120); 1.5 units to win 1.25 units

Prop #2: Jared Goff Passing and Rushing Yards

The Lions have an above average unit of pass catchers, with Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark, Josh Reynolds and TJ Hockenson among Jared Goff’s top targets.

But the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft hasn’t been racking up passing totals like he did in his Rams’ heyday.

His line in Week 1: 21-for-37 for 215 yards, with two TD’s and an interception, has been about par for the course during his time in Motown.

Dating back to last season, that’s now 10 times in 15 games he’s failed to cross this week’s 242.5 yard total. With the Lions’ success in running the ball with D’Andre Swift, look for Goff to stay game manager vs game breaker.

There’s another bet you know I have to make: his rushing total. In his first 10 games as a Lion, Goff crossed 2.5 yards rushing twice, while not recording a single rush in six games.

However, including last week’s 9-yard rushing performance, he’s now gone five straight games with at least three yards rushing.

Let’s work smarter, not harder for our dough.

  • Pick: Goff UNDER 242.5 yards passing (-115); 0.5 units to win 0.44 units
  • Pick: Goff OVER 2.5 yards rushing (-110); 1 unit to win 0.91 units

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Commanders vs Lions Scoring Props

Player Odds to Score 1st TD Odds to Score Any TD
Antonio Gibson (WAS) +700 -110
Jamaal Williams (DET) +750 +105
D’Andre Swift (DET) +750 +105
Terry McLaurin (WAS) +900 +130
Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET) +950 +140
TJ Hockenson (DET) +1000 +150
Curtis Samuel (WAS) +1100 +165
DJ Chark Jr (DET) +1300 +210
Jahan Dotson (WAS) +1400 +215
Logan Thomas (WAS) +1400 +215
Craig Reynolds (DET) +1800 +295

Antonio Gibson is the only player favored at odds-on to score an anytime touchdown on Sunday.

Commanders vs Lions Touchdown Scorer Odds

Nothing fancy here: Jamaal Williams tallied two touchdowns last week against the Eagles, and he’s the featured short yardage back in the red zone. He’s a good wager at plus odds.

On the Washington side, Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson all found paydirt against the Jags, so why not take a chance on veteran Logan Thomas (+215)?

He wasn’t featured heavily in Week 1, but he did have three catches on six targets, with two of those going for first downs.

  • Pick: Williams anytime TD scorer (+105); 1 units to win 1.05 units

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Author: Renee Castillo