Looking at NFL MVP odds for 2020 and identifying five great sleeper bets.
In August as the 2019 regular season approached, Lamar Jackson was listed at +5000 in terms of his NFL MVP odds, which was actually improved as he opened at +10000, per CBS Sports. Anyone who bet on that obviously made a big chunk of change as the Baltimore Ravens quarterback went on a record-setting tear and captured the league’s top honors.
As you’d expect, Jackson is no longer a dark horse sleeper to win NFL MVP after that, although he actually isn’t the favorite. He’s currently sitting behind Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who also won the award in his second season in the league back in 2018. But while we expect those players to again be heavily in the mix, it’s interesting to look for another dark horse who could surge into that conversation.
One trendy NFL MVP sleeper after the goings-on of the 2020 offseason was Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. With a functional and proven head coach and a host of elite offensive weapons, his case is as good as anyone’s. However, given that he has the fourth-best odds according to some, it’s hard to truly call him a dark horse.
Even with Prescott removed from the equation, though, there are still some players that are intriguing in terms of what they could do in the MVP race. Yes, there is some bias in terms of players I particularly believe in but, at the end of the day, there is enough evidence to believe these players could be good bets.
So as we look at the NFL MVP odds on the DraftKings Sportsbook, via The Action Network, in mid-June, let’s take a look at some dark horse candidates who could be great sleeper bets. Put simply, given their talent, situation and potential narrative, there is a path for these players to be named MVP.