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The Top NFL Players Best for Betting on This season

Written by JordynPSE

As the NFL season grinds on, now is the time to make wagers on NFL award predictions.  As the league’s highest individual honor, the Most Valuable Player award in the NFL is a popular betting prop.  The NFL MVP futures market is a lot of fun to play in. 

We’ll help you sift through the numbers if you are okay with putting a little time and money on the line. A team’s quarterback should be your primary criterion for deciding where to bet. There have been nine quarterbacks in the last ten MVP awards and fourteen in the last fifteen. 

Several sportsbooks already have odds listed in their sportsbook software for some of the potential MVP NFL players. Check out our rundown of the best NFL players to bet on this season.

Josh Allen

The Bills are favored to win the Super Bowl because Allen has pretty much the best cornerback corps in the AFC at his discretion. Now that they drafted James Cook, they have three viable options at running back. With eight catches for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a heartbreaking playoff defeat to the Chiefs, receiver Gabriel Davis appears ready for a breakout role.

Allen recovered from some November miscues by throwing for nine touchdowns and zero picks in the team’s two postseason wins. Only time will tell how the former Wyoming quarterback performs under new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who was previously Buffalo’s quarterbacks’ coach for three years before Daboll’s departure.

Tom Brady

It’s unthinkable that Tom Brady, an NFL quarterback, will soon be 45. However, all of us have learned that TB12 is not to be underestimated. Since Brady’s wide receiver Chris Godwin will be out for at least two months, the signing of Julio Jones is an excellent pickup. We know the NFC South is laughable, but it is the main reason Brady is riding high.

The Bucs will repeat as NFC South champions, winning at least 11 games. If Brady wins a fourth MVP award, he will tie Aaron Rodgers for second-most all-time behind only Peyton Manning.

Patrick Mahomes

Few quarterbacks can compare to Mahomes in terms of their player profiles, physical abilities, and team victories. The 27-year-old is a legitimate franchise quarterback and will almost certainly go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks ever.

Through Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season, Mahomes had already had another outstanding year, leading the league in passing 3,265 yards and 28 touchdowns. Throwing touchdowns and team victories are two of the most important requirements for a chalk status, and Mahomes meets them.

Joe Burrow

Joe Cool’s second season was one of the best in NFL history, as he led the Cincinnati Bengals to the Playoffs while completing 70% of his throws. However, he also took a league-high 51 sacks, so the Bengals wisely bolstered their offensive line over the winter.

With his arsenal restored, Burrow should be higher on the priority list. The Bengals, though, play the league’s most challenging schedule in the season’s final weeks. After their bye week, they’ll have to travel twice before hosting the Chiefs and Browns at home. The remaining three games of the season are on the road: against the Buccaneers, the Patriots, the Bills, and the Ravens.

Six victories would put Burrow in an excellent position to win MVP honors. He has a better chance of going even in those games, which hurts his MVP candidacy.

Terry McLaurin

Now that Taylor Heinicke is the starting quarterback, McLaurin is once again a viable option. A couple of games ago, Heinicke replaced Carson Wentz. McLaurin has averaged six catches, 92.5 yards, and 0.3 TDs on nine targets for each of the four games he has started at quarterback.

The most important fact here is that in all four games McLaurin has played with Heinicke, he has seen eight or more targets. In three of those games, he tallied over 63 yards, including a career-high 56 against the Chicago Bears.

In week 11, the Houston Texans present an intriguing opponent for McLaurin. The Texans’ pass defense has allowed just over 200 yards per game this season. Despite the reduced spread, most opponents will likely run the ball late in this game.

McLaurin’s target share should increase this week, and I don’t fear for him against any member of the Houston secondary.

Final Thoughts

All of this season’s featured players are young, promising quarterbacks who are long shots to make an impact. But before you put any money on those guys, you need to ask yourself whether the 49ers, Jets, or Jaguars will be playoff favorites. In the end, predicting which teams will make the playoffs is difficult unless you think they will be among the top seeds in their respective conferences.

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