3 best prop bets during the Carolina Panthers 2022 bye week

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Justin Jefferson prop bets

  • Over 85.5 receiving yards and anytime TD at +224 (FanDuel Sportsbook)

Two of the league’s biggest surprise packages lock horns in Week 13 when the Minnesota Vikings welcome the New York Jets to U.S. Bank Stadium. This also sees Justin Jefferson go up against stud rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash.

Jefferson is now widely perceived to be the NFL’s best wide receiver after another exceptional campaign to date. He is the total package and looks well on course for a record-breaking contract extension this offseason if things continue on their current path.

The impact made by Gardner considering his lack of experience cannot be understated. His shutdown capabilities are there for all to see and it would be another significant feather in the Cincinnati product’s cap if he could restrict Jefferson’s influence on the road.

Having players that can shadow elite wideouts and shut off one side of the field is a major asset to call upon. Something the Carolina Panthers are also blessed with judging by how consistent Jaycee Horn has been in coverage this season.

Chase Claypool gave Gardner a tough time last weekend despite the Jets emerging as comfortable winners over the Chicago Bears. The first-year-pro also tends to be a little too grabby, which won’t have gone unnoticed by Jefferson in preparation for this encounter.

This could be Gardner’s welcome to the NFL moment. If that proves true, backing Jefferson to go over 85.5 receiving yards and score anytime at +224 with FanDuel Sportsbook (bet $100 to win $224) looks like a decent wager all things considered.

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