3 best prop bets for Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Commanders in Week 9

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson /

What are the best Minnesota Vikings prop bets to make when they take on the Washington Commanders in a Week 9 contest on Sunday?

We literally haven’t seen a start from the Minnesota Vikings like the one this season in more than a decade. With last week’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, the Vikings are 6-1, and they’ll be looking to improve to 7-1 for the first time since 2009 when they go up against a 4-4 Washington Commanders team on Sunday.

A 7-1 start has led to great success for Minnesota in the past, as they’ve made it to the NFC Championship each of the last three times they’ve begun a season with a 7-1 record (2009, 2000, and 1998).

When it comes to placing bets on how the Vikings will perform this weekend, which player props are the best to make a wager on?

Best Minnesota Vikings prop bets for Week 9 vs. the Washington Commanders

T.J. Hockenson Prop Bet:

  • UNDER 32.5 receiving yards (-115)

After landing with the Vikings in a trade with the Detroit Lions earlier this week, tight end T.J. Hockenson is expected to make his debut in purple and gold this weekend in Washington.

However, we shouldn’t expect a monster game from Hockenson in his Minnesota debut. Not only has he barely had a chance to look at the Vikings’ playbook, but the Commanders are allowing opposing tight ends to gain an average of just 28 receiving yards per game this season, the second-lowest average in the NFL heading into Week 9.

Dalvin Cook Prop Bet:

  • OVER 74.5 rushing yards (-115)

Against the Cardinals last week, Dalvin Cook looked like a rejuvenated running back. Cook finished with 111 yards on the ground on 20 carries (5.55 average) against an Arizona defense that had been very solid against the run in their previous games this season.

The Minnesota running back has gained more than 74.5 rushing yards in each of his last five games this year, so we should assume that this will happen again on Sunday in Washington.

Justin Jefferson Prop Bet:

  • OVER 86.5 receiving yards (-115)

Justin Jefferson hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since Week 1, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been able to make an impact in other ways out on the field.

Jefferson has averaged 126.5 receiving yards in his last four games, and this week, he’ll be going up against a Commanders defense that has allowed an opposing wide receiver to gain at least 80 receiving yards in five of their eight matchups this season.

(All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)

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