Week 14 continues out west with the Minnesota Vikings and Las Vegas Raiders squaring off against each other at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings are coming off a tough loss to the Bears two weeks ago.
However, help is on the way for Minnesota as star wideout Justin Jefferson is on track to play this week after missing the last seven games with a hamstring injury. Heading into Sunday's game, I found two Vikings anytime touchdown props and a Raiders prop that bettors might want to put a couple of units on.
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Best anytime touchdown scorer picks for Vikings vs. Raiders
- Justin Jefferson (+175)
- Alexander Mattison (+105)
- Jakobi Meyers (+270)
Justin Jefferson anytime touchdown scorer (+175)
Jefferson is scheduled to make his long-awaited return on Sunday against the Raiders after missing the last seven games with a hamstring injury. The star wide receiver only has three touchdowns this season.
He will face a Raiders’ defense that has allowed 10 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season but is ranked 19th in DVOA-WR1, per ftnfantasy.com. Las Vegas has allowed a wide receiver to score a TD in three out of their last four games, and they have the seventh-highest catch rate (67.1%) against opposing wide receivers this season.
Vikings QB Josh Dobbs struggled in the team’s last game against the Bears, but I don’t see it happening on Sunday with a healthy Jefferson ready to play.
Alexander Mattison anytime touchdown scorer (+105)
Mattison has yet to score a rushing touchdown this season, but the oddsmakers believe he could snap his streak against the Raiders. This season, the Raiders’ defense has allowed 10 rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs.
Las Vegas allowed two rushing touchdowns to Isaih Pacheco in their last game before the bye week and has given up a touchdown to running backs in three out of their past five games.
Based on those trends, it’s hard to not like Mattison’s chances to score his first rushing TD on Sunday. The Raiders will take away Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson in the passing game, which could lead to a big day on the ground for Mattison.
Jakobi Meyers anytime touchdown scorer (+270)
Meyers scored his sixth touchdown of the season a couple of weeks ago against Kansas City. In that game, the veteran wide receiver recorded six receptions (seven targets) for 79 yards.
Meyers has been a solid No. 2 receiver alongside Davante Adams and is someone that rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell can depend on. The former Patriots wideout will look to score his second straight touchdown against the Vikings on Sunday.
Minnesota’s defense has allowed 10 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season. But the Vikings are ranked 26th in DVOA-WR2, per ftnfantasy.com. With Adams commanding a lot of attention on the outside, Meyers will have a few opportunities to capitalize on one-on-one opportunities.
The 28-year-old will play a huge role in Sunday’s game as the Broncos try to keep their winning streak alive. The Texans’ defense doesn’t give up a ton of touchdowns to opposing WRs (9), but they’ve allowed a wide receiver to score a touchdown in three straight games.
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