The Minnesota Vikings suffered a tough loss last week to the Cincinnati Bengals but will look to get back into the win column on Christmas Eve against the Detroit Lions.
The Vikings still have a shot to get into the playoffs, but they need to win every game the rest of the season. Meanwhile, the Lions picked up their 10th win of the season last week as the offense scored 42 points on the Broncos' defense.
I found two Vikings anytime touchdown props and a Lions prop that are all at plus-money value for Sunday.
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Best anytime touchdown scorer picks for Lions vs. Vikings
- Justin Jefferson (+120)
- T.J. Hockenson (+145)
- Amon-Ra St. Brown (+130)
Justin Jefferson anytime touchdown scorer (+120)
The star wide receiver had seven receptions (10 targets) for 84 yards in his second game back from injury against the Bengals. Starting QB Nick Mullens had no issues getting the ball to Jefferson, who led the team in targets.
Jefferson hasn’t scored a touchdown since Oct. 1 against the Panthers but will hope to change that on Christmas Eve against the Detroit Lions. This season, Detroit’s defense has allowed 16 touchdowns to opposing receivers and is ranked 22nd in the DVOA-WR1, per ftnfantasy.com.
The Vikings are still competing for a playoff spot, so they must find a way to get Jefferson into the end zone.
T.J. Hockenson anytime touchdown scorer (+145)
The veteran tight end hasn’t scored a touchdown in two consecutive games. However, he’s coming off another solid performance against the Bengals, where he had six receptions (seven targets) for 63 yards.
Hockenson has scored five touchdowns this season and is second on the team in red-zone receiving targets (14) behind rookie Jordan Addison. This season, the Lions’ defense has allowed six touchdowns to opposing tight ends. Detroit hasn’t allowed a tight end to score a touchdown since Week 13 against New Orleans.
With so much attention being given to Jefferson and Addison on the outside, Hockenson could make some noise in the middle of the field and red zone against his former team.
Amon-Ra St. Brown anytime touchdown scorer (+130)
St. Brown scored his fourth touchdown in the past six weeks against the Broncos last week. The former second-round pick had a tremendous outing, recording seven receptions (12 targets) for 119 yards.
The 24-year-old wide receiver will try to add to his total on Sunday against the Vikings’ defense, which allowed Bengals WR Tee Higgins to score two touchdowns last week.
Minnesota has given up 12 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season. Meanwhile, St. Brown has received 11 red zone targets in his past five games, including four against Denver.
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