Before getting into Week 3's Detroit Lions' best bets let's see how Week's 2 bets did.
DE Aidan Hutchinson, Over 0.75 sacks (-110, DraftKings): Zero sacks
WR Josh Reynolds, Anytime touchdown (+290, FanDuel; +185, DraftKings): 2 touchdowns
RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Anytime touchdown (+130, FanDuel, +110, DraftKings): Zero touchdowns
Hopefully you put some meaningful money on Reynolds scoring a touchdown. Anyway, back to it this week as the Lions welcome the 2-0 Atlanta Falcons for Week 3. The Lions are dealing with a lengthy list of injuries after last week's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but they are sticking as 3-point favorites on FanDuel and DraftKings sportsbooks.
Here are our best Lions bets for Week 3 against the Falcons.
Detroit Lions best bets for Week 3 vs. Falcons
TE Sam LaPorta, Over 3.5 Receptions (-102, FanDuel)
LaPorta has five receptions in each of his first two career games, and the Falcons have allowed precisely five receptions per game to the position thus far. Add in wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown (toe) and Josh Reynolds (groin) being a little banged up, and the Lions' rookie tight end is lined up for a substantial role. Over on 3.5 catches is an easy bet.
RB Jahmyr Gibbs Bets
Over 11.5 Rush Attempts (-130, DraftKings)
Over 49.5 Rushing Yards (-110, DraftKings)
Over 77.5 Rushing and Receiving Yards (-115, DraftKings)
With David Montgomery (thigh) listed as doubtful for the game against Atlanta, and a possible Saturday downgrade to out as of this writing, Gibbs is in line for a sizeable role on Sunday. Double-digit carries is a stone-cold lead pipe lock, barring injury. Getting to a dozen and the over here should be no problem.
The over on 49.5 rushing yards and 77.5 rushing-plus-receiving yards feel like easy bets too, for a three-leg parlay on DraftKings for those who want to go all-in with Gibbs this week. Note: On FanDuel sportsbook, the Gibbs rush attempt and rushing yards props are 9.5 and 41.5 respectively as of early evening Friday-easy bets.
Note: Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.