Welcome, Bruno Boys Nation to the Week 14 of the 2022 NFL Season! Along with the variety of fantasy football formats, we cover Player Prop bets. So in case you just want some quick action for the weekend, Ernie Estrella is tackling Player Prop betting during the season. He will break down the wiser bets for five players (2 in-depth, 3 quick) at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, based on how he sees the game script going.
Week 14 Quarterbacks
Jared Goff will throw OVER 265.5 yards (-120 PointsBet) against the Vikings
Start Time: Sunday, December 11, Ford Field 1:00pm ET
Broadcast: FOX Sports / NFL+
In Month 1 of the NFL season, we would say that throwing over 265 yards was expected. The team was rolling offensively, everyone was healthy and the matchups were perfect for high scoring affairs. Goff finished as a top 10 QB twice in that time span. Then the injuries came to D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown, D.J. Chark and Josh Reynolds.
The Lions just don’t have the depth to absorb that amount of injuries to so many key skill players. The affect on the Lions was tangible. They traded T.J. Hockenson, perhaps prematurely and left the cupboards empty for Goff. From Weeks 5 through 11, Goff finished out of the top 20 five times and no higher than QB14.
But the time spent in old fashioned Lions football showed that the Lions have a bell cow they can rely on in Jamaal Williams. They could use Swift in spots as he got healthy and still maximize his talent. They started to string some wins together. St. Brown got healthy. Then Chark, and now rookie Jameson Williams. This is the best offense Jared Goff has ever had and their favorites, at home, against their 10-2 division leader. Detroit has had one helluva Month 3.
As for the Vikings, their average passing yards allowed has creeped up to 299.6 yards per game after Mike White nearly threw for 370 yards. Everything is set for Goff to deliver a great performance. Bet the OVER on his passing yards.