3 best prop bets for NY Jets vs. Lions in Week 15

Justin Fried
NY Jets, Zonovan Knight
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The NY Jets will return home to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 15, and they'll do so with a new quarterback under center as Zach Wilson is set to replace the injured Mike White.

Wilson will make his first start since his embarrassing Week 11 performance against the New England Patriots around a month ago. And he'll return in what is essentially a must-win game for Gang Green.

The Jets have lost two in a row and are in desperate need of a win in this one with their playoff hopes potentially on the line. Their opponents, however, are arguably the hottest team in football.

Let's take a look at three of the best prop bets you could make for this week's game. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Zonovan Knight OVER 62.5 rushing yards (-113)

Zonovan Knight has been a revelation for the Jets since being given a chance in Week 12. The undrafted rookie has rushed for 69 or more yards in each of his three games this season.

He'll be facing a Lions team in Week 15 that has allowed a whopping 5.0 yards per carry in 2022 — third-worst in the NFL. Their 19 rushing touchdowns allowed rank second worst in the league.

Knight has a golden opportunity to continue this hot start to his career, especially if the Jets are relying on the ground game. Smash the over here with confidence.

Zach Wilson OVER 13.5 rushing yards (-113)

This is a bit of an odd prop, but it's worth taking a shot given the very low total set. Zach Wilson began to utilize his legs a bit more prior to being benched in Week 11.

In three of his previous four games, Wilson rushed for over 20 yards as he took advantage of what the defense was giving him. Expect to see more of the same from Wilson on Sunday.

This is a Lions' defense that's very susceptible to QB scrambles as evidenced by the 32 yards they gave up to Trevor Lawrence or the 78 yards they surrendered to Josh Allen the week prior.

14 rushing yards is very doable for Wilson.

Amon-Ra St. Brown UNDER 74.5 receiving yards (-113)

Amon-Ra St. Brown has developed into one of the better wide receivers in football and has been an integral part of the offensive success the Lions have enjoyed over the last couple of months.

However, he's up against a Jets secondary that is likely the best in football this week. The Jets held Stefon Diggs to three catches for 37 yards last week and Justin Jefferson to just 45 yards the week before.

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Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed are likely the best cornerback duo in the NFL, and even against a powerhouse Lions offense, St. Brown could struggle to hit the over this week.

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