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NY Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Best Bets for Week 5

NY Jets, Elijah Moore
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The NY Jets will return home in Week 5 to take on a Miami Dolphins team still reeling after the loss of their starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, over a week ago. As for the Jets, they have momentum on their side.

Gang Green is fresh off another come-from-behind victory in Week 4, this time over the Pittsburgh Steelers. All of a sudden, the Jets enter this game with a chance to climb to 3-2 and put themselves squarely in the early-season playoff picture.

It won't be an easy matchup, of course, as the Dolphins have more than enough firepower on both sides of the ball to take control of this game, even without Tagovailoa.

The Jets will need to be at their best if they're to score the upset at home over their arch-rivals. Speaking of best, let's take a look at some of the best bets you could make for this game. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Best NY Jets Bets Week 5

Elijah Moore OVER 42.5 receiving yards (-114)

Elijah Moore has gotten off to somewhat of a slow start in 2022, but all signs point to the second-year wideout breaking out in the very near future. Now that Zach Wilson is back under center, expect Moore's target share to increase.

We saw glimpses of that last week as Moore was Wilson's preferred target in the first half. He finished with just three catches but still managed to record a season-high 53 yards.

Moore's over/under this week is set at a measly 42.5 yards which feels low given that he's recorded at least 41 yards in every game this season. On top of that, the Dolphins are beat up in the secondary, and star cornerback Xavien Howard is questionable to play with a groin injury.

Even if Howard does play, he won't be at 100 percent. Combine that with the return of Wilson and Moore should be able to surpass this low prop in Week 5.

Corey Davis OVER 38.5 receiving yards (-114)

Another player who should (and already has) benefit from the return of Zach Wilson is Corey Davis. Davis was Wilson's favorite target last season and the chemistry they have was on full display last Sunday.

Davis finished the game with a team-leading five catches for 74 yards and made a number of crucial grabs in crunch time. That goes a long way when it comes to a quarterback trusting his receiver.

Despite this, Davis' receiving yards prop is set at just 38.5 yards. The 27-year-old wideout has topped 70 yards in all but one game this season and should only benefit from the return of Wilson.

Given that and how much Miami's secondary has struggled, this feels like a no-brainer. Smash the over on Corey Davis this week.

Tyreek Hill OVER 71.5 receiving yards (-114)

I'm sensing a common theme with our bets this week. The Jets aren't the only ones who could find success in the air in Week 5. Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill could be set for a big day provided he's healthy enough to play.

Hill is listed as questionable to play on Sunday with a groin injury, but Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is "hopeful" that his star wideout will be able to play. If he does, it feels inevitable that he'll break at least one long play.

The Dolphins' passing attack relies on yards after the catch. To limit their explosiveness, teams need to be disciplined and avoid missed tackles. That could prove troublesome for a Jets safety duo that has struggled mightily in that area for most of 2022.

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The Jets' cornerbacks have been phenomenal so far this season, but that won't matter if the safeties can't serve as the last line of defense. Don't be surprised if Hill turns at least one 5-yard gain into a 50-yard gain. That's just what he does.

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