Jamaal Williams, T.J. Hockenson Could Be Valuable Pieces To Detroit Lions

  • There are +225 odds for Jamaal Williams to have Over 725.5 total yards as well as T.J. Hockenson to have Over 5.5 touchdowns.
  • Williams had 741 total yards in 2020 while T.J. Hockenson scored six touchdowns last season.

DETROIT — There aren’t many high expectations coming out of the Detroit Lions ahead of the 2021-22 season. However, there are still some key pieces on this team that still present money-making opportunities.

Two of those notable key players include running back, Jamaal Williams, and tight end, T.J. Hockenson. - both of who are going to play significant roles in the Lions offense. With that, online sportsbooks have prop bets parlaying two of their season totals.

Williams 726+ Rush/Rec Yards AND Hockenson 6+ Touchdowns

  • Yes +225

Why Jamaal Williams Over Will Hit

Being that his normal season total NFL odds are set at 750.5 rushing and receiving yards, Williams should not have a problem putting up more than half of 725.5 as he has rushed for 460 yards or more in four straight seasons.

He is also in a more significant role in Detroit than he was last year with the Green Bay Packers where he split backup carries with an emerging A.J. Dillon. With the Lions, he will be the only reliable backup which is sure to lead to more rushing attempts.

As for the receiving side of things, Williams is set to thrive.

Jared Goff is no stranger to check-downs having targeted his running backs a total of 71 times last season for 444 receiving yards. Williams has played significant receiving roles in his career thus far with over 200 yards in four seasons and has gone over 250 twice.

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Why The T.J. Hockenson Over Will Hit

Many are expecting a big leap for Hockenson this season being that the Lions receiving core is at one of their lowest points. Both Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman are far from consistent options and have not served as the number one or number two options at all in previous years.

Knowing this, Hockenson is set to take in the bulk of the redzone duties as he is easily the biggest target at 6’5, 248 LBS.

Last season, Hockenson was second on the team in redzone targets with 10 and is sure to see an uptick this season as the leading receiving option.

Lions Free Agency Affect

The offseason did not treat the Lions well as they lost their two top receiving option in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. Both who served as the top two options when healthy for the Lions. With them now gone, it certainly leaves more room for both Williams and Hockenson to bring in more receiving yards.

All in all, it is worth noting that their odds were set accordingly at +225 as Williams regular-season rushing and receiving total is set higher than 225.5 and Hockenson’s touchdown total is set at 5 rather than the 5.5 on this bet. With the modified value present, we find these are great odds to support a decent payout.