NFL Future Bets
In terms of value, there is no better time to get in on NFL future bets than before the season starts. Nobody knows which teams will thrive, and future odds are set based on offseason acquisitions and the previous year’s team record. But of course, injuries happen, and for a team like the New York Jets, their season was quickly derailed after Aaron Rodgers’s season-ending injury in his first game.
However, after five weeks in the NFL, the public has a far better grasp on which teams look competitive and which players are on pace for a great season.
While not exactly the same, it reminds me of playing live casino games like Blackjack. If you didn’t already know, Blackjack has one of the best players odds of all casino games versus the house, since the player has full control of their hand and can use cards they’ve already seen to help make judgment calls in tough situations.
NFL MVP Odds
- Patrick Mahomes +350
- Tua Tagovailoa +450
- Jalen Hurts +600
- Lamar Jackson +1800
- Brock Purdy +700
- Christian McCaffrey +1800
Adrian Peterson was the last RB to win the MVP award back in 2012, every year since has been a quarterback. But the pace that Christian McCaffrey is on is MVP-worthy. After five weeks, he is on set to hit 2300+ total yards. At +1800 to win the award, the only thing really holding him back is his health. I feel McCaffrey’s odds to win will inch forward and become the season favorite by December.
You could argue that the QB’s above him will overshadow his chances, but I think it’s a gamble worth taking.
Worst Regular Season Record
- Carolina Panthers +275
- Arizona Cardinals +45-
- Chicago Bears +500
- NY Giants +650
- Denver Broncos +850
- New England Patriots +1000
- Washinton Commanders +2200
- Minnesota Vikings +2500
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson suffered a hamstring injury late in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday and was unable to return to the game. Following yesterday’s MRI, which was performed to establish the extent of the injury, the Vikings want to place the stud receiver on Injured Reserve by the end of this week. Jefferson will be out of commission for the next month and a half, although the specifics of his comeback schedule are not yet known. It is a significant setback for the Vikings and fantasy managers overall. Over the next thirty days, receivers Jordan Addison, a rookie, and K.J. Osborn, a veteran, should each see an uptick in the percentage of targets they receive. In addition, tight end T.J. Hockenson could see a significant increase in playing time as the Vikings work to recover from their 1-4 start to the season.
However, with Kirk Cousins set to become a free agent soon, the team might see if they can unload their gunslinging veteran to a team like the jets for a draft pick. This is just a theory, but with Caleb Williams entering next year’s NFL draft and possibly getting to play with Justin Jefferson, it’s not crazy to see the Vikings tank.
I like the Vikings at +2500 to end the season with the worst record.
Most Sacks in the Regular Season
- TJ Watt +275
- Myles Garrett +500
- Maxx Crosby +1000
- Danielle Hunter +1400
- Micah Parsons +1400
Currently, TJ Watt is in the lead with eight sacks, but something about Maxx Crosby has my interest. Strength of schedule or other defensive statistics may point you into a different direction, but I like Crosby’s chances to win the sack race. Raiders DC, Patrick Graham enters his second season as defensive coordinator with the Silver and Black. Under Graham’s guidance, DE Maxx Crosby was named to his second career Pro Bowl after registering career highs in tackles (88), tackles for loss (22), and sacks (12.5). Crosby’s 88 tackles are the most in a single season by a Raiders defensive lineman, and he became only the second defensive lineman in franchise history to record 20+ tackles for loss in a single season.
Crosby has five sacks after five games, but the Raiders schedule faces off against some middle-of-the-pack to poor offensive lines the rest of the season.
James is a diehard fantasy football fan who has been playing for over 20 years. He doesn’t have a favorite team, mainly from moving around a lot when he was a kid. This has to lead to many fantasy championships as James drafts with his head, not with his heart. James also plays heavily in Dynasty Football and loves DFS and Picking games. He’s excited to see where he can go writing for Gridiron Experts