The Jets are coming off a 24-17 loss to the lowly Miami Dolphins in Week 11 while their opponents are fresh off their most exciting game of the season — a 22-13 victory over the No. 1 seed Tennessee Titans.
Despite both teams entering with just two wins, each of these squads has beaten the current top team in the AFC. Football is weird sometimes.
Nonetheless, both teams will be looking to score their third victory of the season with a golden opportunity against an equally lackluster opponent.
Given the uncertainty at quarterback for the Jets and the injury to Michael Carter, there weren't a ton of prop bet options to bet on this week. But here are two that could be intriguing.
As always, all odds are courtesy of WynnBet.
NY Jets running back Ty Johnson's prop for rushing yards this week is 28.5 (o/u)
Ty Johnson's role could increase significantly in Week 12 with Michael Carter sidelined for a couple of weeks with an ankle injury. But just how much will the Jets trust him to run the ball?
The Jets figure to primarily use Johnson and Tevin Coleman this week, and the former has a prop bet for rushing yards set at a measly 28.5 yards. Surely most would assume he tops that.
But not so fast.
Despite being a regular part of the running-back rotation, Johnson has topped that figure just once in 10 games this season. That's primarily because Carter and Coleman have been the top two rushing options for the Jets.
Johnson has provided more value as a receiver (more on that in a moment) and that could be his role again this week. He should get more carries than usual and his speed gives him the chance to break a long one on any given play.
It's a risky bet, but I'd bet the under here.
Best Bet: UNDER
NY Jets running back Ty Johnson's prop for receiving yards this week is 23.5 (o/u)
On the other hand, Johnson could have a significant impact as a receiving option out of the backfield. His prop bet for receiving yards is set at just 23.5 which is puzzlingly low given how effective he's been in that area in recent weeks.
Johnson has finished with 22 or more receiving yards in five of the last six weeks including games of 65 and 71 yards. One would think his target share would only increase with Carter out.
Now, the caveat here is the return of Zach Wilson. In Wilson's absence, the likes of Mike White, Josh Johnson, and even Joe Flacco utilized their check-down options more than the rookie QB did.
But the Jets' offense has changed while Wilson's been out. There's more of an emphasis on the short stuff and the hope is that Wilson can pick up right where the others quarterbacks left off.
If he does, expect Ty Johnson to have a big day in the air on Sunday. At least bigger than his minuscule receiving yards prop bet would indicate.
Best Bet: OVER