Best Detroit Lions prop bets for Week 16 at Minnesota Vikings

Here's a look at our top Detroit Lions player props for Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings

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As usual, before diving into Week 16 Detroit Lions' prop bets let's see how Week 15's prop bets did.

TE Sam LaPorta, 50-plus receiving yards (+100, DraftKings): 56 receiving yards
RB David Montgomery, Over 65.5 rushing yards (-115, DraftKings): 85 rushing yards
DE Aidan Hutchinson, Over 0.75 sacks (-125, DraftKings): 0 sacks

Three touchdowns was the Week 15 headline for LaPorta, but he hit alt line of 50-plus yards. Montgomery easily hit the over on 85.5 rushing yards. The bet on Hutchinson getting a sack was a little of the grid, and it didn't hit.

So it's on to Week 16, as the Lions travel to take on the Minnesota Vikings for the first of two matchups in the final three weeks of the regular season. The Lions can clinch the NFC North with a win, and they are three-point favorites (via FanDuel and DraftKings sportsbooks).

With the sportsbook you can find them on noted, here are our top Lions player props for Week 16.

Best Detroit Lions prop bets: Week 16 at Minnesota Vikings

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Over 7.5 receptions (+120, Draft Kings)

St. Brown had a rebound game against the Broncos in Week 15 (seven catches for 112 yards and a touchdown). Against a blitz-heavy Vikings' defense on Sunday, he is sure to be heavily-targeted again by Jared Goff.

As a residual of that aggressiveness, Minnesota is also allowing the highest completion percentage in the league this season (69.6 percent, tied with the Arizona Cardinals. So St. Brown could also find a lot of room to run after the catch too, making yardage bets appealing and putting parlays in play.

But I'll stretch a little and go to the over 7.5 catches for St. Brown at plus-money on DraftKings sportsbook.

RB Jahmyr Gibbs Prop Bets
Over 3.5 Receptions (+104, FanDuel; +120, DraftKings)
Over 19.5 receiving yards (-114, FanDuel)

Gibbs' role in the passing game has fallen off a little lately, with eight targets over the last three games. But if there's a game to get that back going, it's Sunday against the Vikings and their aforementioned blitz-heavy defensive scheme.

The Vikings have allowed 77 receptions to running backs this season (tied for fifth-most in the league), on 82 targets. That's a 93.9 percent completion rate, although they have allowed just 5.8 yards per catch to running backs (third-best in the league). It's also fair to say the Vikings have not faced a receiving threat out of the backfield quite like Gibbs.

Over 3.5 catches for Gibbs at plus-money is impossible to ignore, and taking the follow-up over on 19.5 receiving yards is automatic. That parlay is at +124 on FanDuel sportsbook as of this writing.

Note: Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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