The NY Jets are set to square off with the Detroit Lions in Week 15 in what many see as a must-win game for the organization. Fresh off consecutive losses, the Jets are desperately in need of a bounce-back win.
They won't have the same quarterback under center, however, as Zach Wilson will return to the starting lineup in place of the injured Mike White.
This will be Wilson's first start since Week 11 and he'll have a golden opportunity to prove his worth against an inconsistent Lions defense. The Jets certainly need him to play well with their playoff hopes on the line.
Let's take a look at three of the best bets you could make for this week's Jets game. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Best NY Jets Bets Week 15
Zonovan Knight OVER 62.5 rushing yards (-113)
What do you get when you combine a dynamic running back with one of the worst run defenses in football? For Zonovan Knight and the Jets' sake, you should get some much-needed rushing production.
The Lions rank third-worst in the NFL with 5.0 yards per carry allowed and second-worst with 19 rushing scores allowed. Meanwhile, Knight has been one of the most productive and efficient running backs in the NFL over the last three weeks.
Knight has rushed for at least 69 yards in each of his three games this season. There's no reason to think he won't do so against a bad Lions run defense.
The Jets should lean heavily o the ground game with Wilson back under center which is yet another reason to smash the over on this projection this week.
Garrett Wilson 40+ alt receiving yards (-280)
It's hard to fully trust Garrett Wilson this week given who will be throwing him the ball. Wilson has found his groove once again with Mike White starting, but Zach Wilson's return is concerning for those betting on the rookie wideout to continue his production.
That's why I'd steer clear of Wilson's 54.5 receiving yards prop. The last time Wilson was catching passes from Zach Wilson, the rookie 10th overall pick finished with just two catches for 12 yards.
Still, I feel confident enough to hedge a bet on him hitting an alternative prop of 40+ receiving yards. Wilson is explosive enough to turn short gains into large pickups which could work in his favor if he's unable to haul in a ton of catches.
This is a risky wager, but for me, it's safe enough to trust it.
Detroit Lions moneyline (-104)
I don't want this to happen for obvious reasons, and perhaps this is a little bit of an attempt at a reverse jinx. But that doesn't change the fact that it's very surprising that the Jets are favored in this game.
The Jets opened the week as 1.5-point underdogs against the Lions but that line shifted once it was revealed that Zach Wilson would start at quarterback. That seems almost impossible, but it's the truth. The Jets are now 1.0-point home favorites.
This wager ultimately comes down to Zach Wilson. If Wilson comes out and looks like a completely different quarterback, the Jets should be able to win this game.
Unfortunately, it's hard to believe the issues he had were fixed in three weeks. Give me the Lions' moneyline in this game while I hope for the opposite.