Hopefully, the bye week gave you some time to recoup your losses as we’re back at in Week 14 with the Las Vegas Raiders taking on the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams are currently on two-game losing streaks so the pressure is on for each side to get back on the winning track.
Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m. PT on Sunday and the game will air on Fox. Below is a look at Silver and Black Pride’s best prop bets for the matchup and all odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Raiders vs. Vikings Best Prop Bets
Hunter Renfrow, over 22.5 receiving yards (-115)
After Josh McDaniels got fired and Aidan O’Connell took over as starting quarterback, Hunter Renfrow started to look like his old self again and has been more productive. While he isn’t lighting up the stat sheet, he has logged over 30 receiving yards in three out of the last four games, so 23 on Sunday seems pretty reasonable. The only time he’s been under that mark was against a very good Jets defense.
Also, Minnesota has struggled to cover the slot this season. According to Pro Football Focus, safety Josh Metellus has the most coverage snaps in the slot for Minnesota this season and is giving up the most yards per coverage snap (2.18) on the inside in the NFL. Not far behind him is cornerback Byron Murphy, who is allowing the 12th-most at 1.57, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Renfrow to eat.
Justin Jefferson, over 5.5 receptions (-125)
This will be Justin Jefferson’s first game back in two months and the Vikings’ playoff hopes are dangling in the balance after struggling offensively in their last two games, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get peppered with targets. Jefferson has hauled in more than six passes in four out of five games this season and the one time he didn’t was the game where he was injured.
Plus, the Raiders are expected to be starting Amik Robertson and Jack Jones as their outside cornerbacks and both were backups not too long ago. So, the opportunities for the reigning Offensive Player of the Year to rack up catches should be there.
Granted, Jefferson and Joshua Dobbs haven’t played a game together yet, but those two have been practicing together and just had a bye week to build some chemistry. And even a rocket scientist like Dobbs can figure out that throwing to one of the best receivers in the game is a good idea.
Joshua Dobbs, over 0.5 interceptions (-110)
On a similar note, Dobbs has been pretty turnover-prone lately with five interceptions in the last two games, four coming against the Bears a couple of weeks ago. He followed a similar trend toward the end of his tenure in Arizona earlier this year with five picks in his last four contests as a Cardinal. Meanwhile, the Raiders' defense has been solid at getting interceptions this year with 10 on the campaign and five in their last five outings.