3 Player Props for Packers vs. Lions on Monday Night Football

Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones are looking to get the Packers back on track.
Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones are looking to get the Packers back on track. / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be at home on Monday Night Football, and they are seeking a bounce-back performance after getting embarrassed in Week 1 by the New Orleans Saints. 

Rodgers was especially bad, throwing two interceptions and totaling just 133 passing yards in the 38-3 loss. However, Green Bay has a fantastic get-right matchup against the lowly Detroit Lions on Monday. 

Detroit was able to cover the spread against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1, but it will have a tough test at Lambeau Field on Monday as 12-point underdogs at WynnBET

With Rodgers and company looking to show that they still have one of the league's best offenses and the Lions likely playing from behind, here are three player props that I like heading into the final game of Week 2: 

D’Andre Swift OVER 72.5 Rushing and Receiving Yards (-112)

D’Andre Swift had 19 touches in the Lions’ Week 1 loss despite coming into the game with a groin injury. The second-year back was the Lions’ preferred option in the passing game, as he caught eight of his 11 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown as Jared Goff and company tried to mount a comeback. 

Swift out-snapped Jamaal Williams by hefty margin, and with the odds suggesting a similar game script in Week 2, I wouldn’t be surprised if the former second-round pick has big game in terms of yardage tonight. 

The Lions will be without one of their top wideouts in Tyrell Williams due to a concussion, so Goff will already be limited in his options to throw in what is already an underwhelming receiving corps. 

After Swift put up 104 total yards in Week 1, I think it is a steal to get him at -112 (the under is priced at -116) to hit the over on 72.5 rushing and receiving yards. 

Aaron Rodgers OVER 2.5 Passing Touchdowns (+120)

If you’re looking for some value at plus odds, Rodgers’ touchdown prop is certainly worth considering against a Lions team that allowed Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance to throw for 319 yards and two scores in Week 1. 

Rodgers was horrible last week, but he and head coach Matt LaFleur are 6-0 off of a loss since 2019, and I think this is the perfect bounce-back game for Rodgers. 

The rainy conditions in Green Bay may seem scary, but we’ve seen Rodgers sling the ball in freezing temperatures at Lambeau with no issue. 

After losses last year, Rodgers was nearly perfect, tossing four touchdowns in each of the three following games. I expect him to prove all of the doubters wrong tonight. 

Aaron Jones OVER 16.5 Receiving Yards (-115) 

Aaron Jones couldn’t get going on the ground in Week 1, mustering just nine yards on his five carries against a stout New Orleans front seven. 

With David Bahktiari out of the lineup for Green Bay at left tackle, I wouldn’t be surprised if LaFleur gets creative with Jones’ touches in Week 2 to try and jumpstart the offense. 

Even in a horrible offensive game, Jones had two catches for 13 yards in Week 1, and last season he had 17 or more receiving yards in nine of the 14 games he appeared in. He may not have a huge receiving game, but the 16.5 projection is low enough for me to take a shot on Jones as a pass catcher in Week 2. 

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