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Johnny Covers previews the Washington Commanders vs. Detroit Lions Week 2 matchup. Here are three player props that you can look at for this game if you're looking for a play.

Washington Commanders vs. Detroit Lions Best Player Prop Picks

Two NFC teams very much in search of identities will square off Sunday afternoon in Detroit, as the Washington Commanders head to Motown to take on the Lions. While the duo went 1-1 in week one, both teams managed to cover the spread despite playing poorly early on in both games.

Let’s take a closer look at how things might shake out this week in Detroit with three player prop bets I’m keyed in on. 

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Anytime Touchdown Scorer - D’Andre Swift (+105) (Bet $100 to win $105)

One of the biggest surprises in week one in terms of fantasy production was Lions running back D’Andre Swift, who rushed for 144 yards and just under 10 yards per carry. The Georgia product also added 31 yards through the air and picked up a touchdown on the day. 

An already weak defensive line for the Commanders will once again be without All-Pro end Chase Young again for this one, and I expect another big day for Swift. While his yardage props look about right, I love the idea of him finding the end zone plus money here.

Anytime Touchdown Scorer - Antonio Gibson (-110) (Bet $110 to win $100)

Speaking of production, Commander’s running back Antonio Gibson led the way through the air last week with seven receptions for 72 yards; failing to find the end zone. With four touchdowns thrown last week by Carson Wentz, however, I think that changes this week and Gibson finds pay dirt. 

The Lions also faced a quarterback last week in Jalen Hurts who is once again very one-dimensional this season, as the Eagles largely relied on their rush attack to move the ball downfield. Given that it’s just a matter of time before Gibson finds the end zone, this week seems as good as any.

Total Receiving Yards - Jahan Dotson UNDER 39.5 (-115) (Bet $115 to win $100)

Commanders’ rookie wide receiver Jahan Dotson had himself a debut last week, catching two touchdowns for four catches and 48 years in his first game in the league. While he may have been flying under the radar on defensive game plans, I think we see that end this week and for the Lions to pay extra attention to the rookie. 

It’s also worth noting how stroud the Lions' secondary looked last week, albeit against a run-first QB in hurts. Outside of AJ Brown, who went off for 155 yards, no other Eagles WR eclipsed the 12-yard mark, and I think we see similar containment here. Also, following in the Eagles’ success of running the ball last week, I think we see a run-first approach from Washington as Gibson pounds the ball and Wentz looks for him out of the backfield as well.

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.


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