In the late window on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they play the Las Vegas Raiders. The last time we saw the Vikings in action, Josh Dobbs had four interceptions as Minnesota lost by two points to the Bears.
The Vikings will hope for better luck on Sunday as they will welcome back star wide receiver Justin Jefferson to the starting lineup. I found a couple of Vikings props that are directly impacted by the return of Jefferson.
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Best NFL Prop Bets for Vikings vs. Raiders in Week 14
- T.J. Hockenson OVER 46.5 receiving yards (-105)
- Jordan Addison OVER 33.5 receiving yards (-115)
- Josh Jacobs OVER 18.5 rushing attempts (-120)
T.J. Hockenson OVER 46.5 receiving yards (-105)
With Justin Jefferson expected to make his long-awaited return on Sunday, there could be a drop in production for the other pass catchers in the Vikings’ offense.
However, I don’t think that will be the case for Hockenson – who is one of the better tight ends in the league. In four games with Josh Dobbs at quarterback, the veteran tight end is averaging 6.8 receptions and 77 receiving yards per game.
This season, Hockenson has gone OVER 46.5 receiving yards in 10 out of 12 games and has an exploitable matchup against the Raiders’ defense. Las Vegas has had issues defending tight ends this season, allowing 51.3 receiving yards per game, per ftnfantasy.com.
Jordan Addison OVER 33.5 receiving yards (-115)
The rookie wide receiver could benefit the most by having Jefferson back on the field Sunday. Addison has played well over the last seven games for Minnesota, recording 35 receptions (53 targets) for 437 yards and four touchdowns.
In the Vikings’ last game against the Bears, Addison racked up six receptions (10 targets) for 39 yards. He might not have 10 targets against the Raiders, but he should have some one-on-one matchups as Las Vegas focuses on Hockenson and Jefferson. Addison has gone OVER 33.5 receiving yards in 10 out of 12 games this season.
Josh Jacobs OVER 18.5 rushing attempts (-120)
Since Antonio Pierce took over as the Raiders head coach in November, the Raiders have made a concerted effort to run the ball with Jacobs. In the first eight games of the season, he averaged 16.6 carries per game. However, that has increased over the last four games to 21.8 carries, leading to better performances from Jacobs.
The veteran running back has a tough matchup in front of him, as the Vikings only allow 96 rushing yards per game and 3.7 yards per carry. However, the Raiders will not put rookie QB Aidan O’Connell in harm’s way against this Brian Flores-led defense. Therefore, I think we’ll see at least 20 carries for Jacobs.
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