MVP and DPOY odds for the 2020 NFL Season

The NFL season is here, and the return of football means that the futures market is already lively.

Today we are taking a look at the odds for Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year. Read on to find out who the likeliest candidates are to lift the trophies this year!

2020 NFL season MVP odds

Here’s what the bookmakers are currently giving for the odds to win the Most Valuable Player trophy in 2020:

2020 NFL MVP Odds

Patrick Mahomes +450

Lamar Jackson +800

Dak Prescott +1200

Kyler Murray +1200

Russell Wilson +1200

Tom Brady +1200

Josh Allen (QB) +2000

Aaron Rodgers +2200

Cam Newton +2500

Carson Wentz +2500

Deshaun Watson +2500

Drew Brees +2500

Baker Mayfield +3300

Ben Roethlisberger +3300

Christian McCaffrey +3300

Drew Lock +3300

Matt Ryan +3300

Jimmy Garoppolo +4000

Philip Rivers +4000

Derrick Henry +5000

Fresh off of winning the Super Bowl and securing a juicy contract extension, Patrick Mahomes is by far the favorite for the MVP trophy this season. The 2018 MVP is a solid candidate for securing another trophy in his cabinet in 2021.

Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson comes in second at +800. The 23-year-old Ravens QB started last year with +4100 odds for the trophy. His season ended with 36 touchdowns, 3,127 passing yards and 1,206 rushing yards – a new single season record for a quarterback. 

Tom Brady stands at +1200 to go for another MVP at Tampa and shares the third spot with Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson.

2020 NFL season Defensive Player of the Year odds

This is what the landscape for DPOY currently looks like:

2020 NFL Defensive Player Of The Year Award Odds

Player

Odds

Aaron Donald

+700

Nick Bosa

+1000

Khalil Mack

+1100

TJ Watt

+1200

JJ Watt

+1200

Myles Garrett

+1200

Joey Bosa

+2000

Chandler Jones

+2000

Von Miller

+2000

Derwin James

+2000

Stephon Gilmore

+2000

Danielle Hunter

+2500

Jadeveon Clowney

+2500

Jamal Adams

+3000

Shaquil Barrett

+3300

DeMarcus Lawrence

+3300

Bobby Wagner

+3300

Tre’Davious White

+3300

Darius Leonard

+3300

Tyrann Mathieu

+4000

Jalen Ramsey

+4000

Minkah Fitzpatrick

+4000

DeForest Buckner

+4000

Cameron Jordan

+4000

Bradley Chubb

+4000

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the favorite again for Defensive Player of the Year. Having lifted the trophy in 2017 and 2018, he started last year at +200 but saw the DPOY honors go to Stephon Gilmore – perhaps voter fatigue and the overall poor defense of the Rams contributed. 

49ers defensive end Nick Bosa is deemed to be the likeliest candidate to challenge Donald. The 22-year-old should be in a pivotal role this year after San Francisco traded DeForest Buckner.

Conclusion

The futures market for player specific trophies is definitely interesting, and there is money to be made in prop bets like this. Just look at the NFL Draft system that resulted in 65% ROI that our head trader, John Todora, gave out for free. 

But the market is also difficult to model because of all the variables and unknowns that are involved, from injuries and trades to cold streaks, chemistry issues, incredible leaps in performance from the previous year, etc.

That’s why it’s often sensible to diversify futures investments and to build a portfolio of trades for a trophy winner. And with the odds for MVP and DPOY heavily on the plus side, it’s quite easy to construct portfolios that bring in a solid return if one of the trades ends up winning.

Being able to construct such packages is, of course, not a good reason to make the investment. Taking advantage of the market requires plenty of research and risk assessment. 

And while the futures market sometimes gives us good investment opportunities, it’s important to remember not to tie down too much capital in long-term investments like this. You should have more firepower in your arsenal for sports trading systems that are active throughout the season.

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