To cap off this exciting NFL Week 2, we have the Detroit Lions facing the Green Bay Packers. With the Packers projected to beat the brakes off of the Lions, betting on this game could get a bit dicey. Instead, it may be smarter to profit from some of these fantasy football performances by playing some NFL DFS props over at PrizePicks.
PrizePicks is a daily fantasy sports (DFS) site that presents you with player props across a variety of sports. Stringing together a few picks can payout up to 10 times the entry fee. Users are even able to combine picks across the different sports, but we will stick to NFL for this article. The only rule is you must make picks for players on at least two different teams.
Here are four great NFL DFS fantasy football picks for tonight’s Lions vs Packers MNF matchup!
Fantasy Football PrizePicks NFL DFS Props | Lions vs Packers
Aaron Jones: Over 0.5 Rushing TDs
The Packers’ offensive line was terrible in Week 1 against the Saints. The best way to get the line into a rhythm and boost their confidence is to run the football early and often. This is twice as true when you face the Lions, since their run defense is softer than Wes Welker’s brain matter at his point.
In other words, look for them to run the ball often with Aaron Jones. The last time Jones played the Lions in Lambeau he totaled 236 yards and three touchdowns, with two coming on the ground. Jones has totaled 29 touchdowns rushing in the 35 wins he has played in. In his 20 losses, he has only eight touchdowns. With the Packers favored by so much tonight, things are pointing to Jones scoring at least once.
To be fully transparent, I have more riding on Jones finding the end zone than just my PrizePicks NFL DFS parlay. I have a touchdown parlay that will cash as soon as he touches pay dirt.
Aaron Rodgers: Over 7.5 Rushing Yards
I bet you didn’t think to see an Aaron Rodgers fantasy football prop for his rushing total, but this is worth picking the over for. A total of 7.5 is low enough where he can pick it up with one scramble. As stated above, the Packers’ offensive line was terrible last week. The Lions know this and they will run stunts and bring extra rushers to test them. Rodgers is mobile enough to move the chains with his legs.
Rodgers totaled over 7.5 rushing yards in nine of his 16 regular season games last season, including both games against Detroit. We have seen Rodgers face the Lions 22 times in his career. He has totaled eight or more rushing yards in 14 of these games.
Jamaal Williams: Over 19.5 Receiving Yards
Jamaal Williams makes his return to Lambeau Field tonight, but he will be in the visiting locker room for the first time. Williams is one of the more underrated running backs in the NFL, as he is arguably the best in the league in pass protection, he runs routes better than most receivers and he is a downhill runner. With the Lions having the worst wide receiver corps in the league, he will be active in the passing game.
Last week, Williams saw nine targets, which was nearly 16% of the Lions’ target share. This led to him totaling 56 receiving yards. Even if most come in the fourth quarter when the game is out of hand, Williams will go over this total.
D’Andre Swift: Over 27.5 Receiving Yards
D’Andre Swift is another running back that will be extremely active in the receiving game, due to the lack of wide receiver weapons. Last week, Swift led the team with 11 targets, which was 19% of the Lions’ target share. This resulted in 65 receiving yards. He did plenty of damage as a receiver against the Packers last season, and it should easily continue tonight. The Packers don’t have the personnel to defend him.
Locking in these four fantasy football NFL DFS picks earns you 10 times your entry fee! If you’re feeling less bullish, you can select to lock them in using “Flex Play,” which means you only need to get two of the four picks correct to cash. Of course, this pays out less. Getting three picks correct pays 1.5x, while predicting them all correctly would payout 5x the entry fee.
2.25x if all three are correct or 1.25x if two hit. Personally, I will hedge by locking in these four picks for both the Power Play and Flex Play, giving myself a safety net in case of an injury.
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