C.J. Stroud and Patrick Mahomes Impact Awards Markets
In Week 9, C.J. Stroud’s historic performance and Patrick Mahomes outdueling Tua Tagovailoa created significant shifts in the awards markets. Here’s a look at how each market stands entering Week 10 at ESPN BET.
After the Chiefs-Dolphins game, Mahomes is once again the solo favorite for MVP. Tagovailoa’s odds slipped to +750, the longest odds he has had all season. Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson are close behind, but with many favorites on bye this week, the market is expected to be fairly stagnant at the top.
Offensive Player of the Year
Tyreek Hill had a chance to take the lead in this market, but his performance against his former team was not enough. Despite this, Hill has passed Christian McCaffrey in the odds. However, with Hill on bye this week, it’s not a good entry point.
Defensive Player of the Year
Micah Parsons, Myles Garrett, and T.J. Watt continue to lead this market. Parsons is the favorite, but Garrett and Watt have better statistical profiles. Parsons faces the Giants this week, offering him an opportunity to solidify his position.
Coach of the Year
Besides Dan Campbell, there are few clear candidates for this award. Campbell’s chances will be pivotal this week, as the Lions face their second-toughest remaining game. Mike McDaniel, DeMeco Ryans, and Robert Saleh are also contenders, with potential for a surprise playoff team to make a move if the Lions lose.
Offensive Rookie of the Year
C.J. Stroud had a record-breaking performance, establishing himself as the dominant favorite in this market. His remarkable performance creates a significant gap between him and other rookie quarterbacks.
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Jalen Carter is the favorite in this market after a strong performance. However, other rookies, such as Tuli Tuipulotu and Byron Young, are also worth watching. The upcoming Lions-Chargers game could affect this market significantly.
Odds are provided by ESPN BET.