NFL Futures – Tips for betting on 2022’s end-of-season award winners

The NFL's 2022 offseason is over. The league has rebuilt its rosters through free agency and the draft. Most teams are now set.

Our betting experts will help you find out the winning percentages of each team as well as how they compare to each other.

Futures week schedule

Monday: NFL win totals
Tuesday: Playoff yes/no
Wednesday: League leaders
Thursday: Award-winners
Friday: Super Bowl, Conference and Division odds

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Josh Allen is the early favourite to win the NFL MVP award. Is this where your money going? Or is there another person you should bet on?

Joe Fortenbaugh (ESPN betting analyst): Russell Wilson at 16/1. He is playing in the most competitive division, with an arsenal and a coach Nathanial Hackett, who will do everything possible to maximize Wilson’s skills, which is quite different from what Seattle did over the past decade. Russ has not received one vote for the MVP award. He'll be able to impress the voters with all eyes on Denver this year.

Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders editor-in-chief: The best bet to win MVP is always the quarterback on the best team. This year, that's Allen. If I had to place money on someone else, however, I would do so on Allen. Justin Herbert +1200. Herbert was fifth in Football Outsiders' DYAR last season, but was actually very unlucky when he came to interceptions. With so much talent within the AFC West it is possible that voters will reward the quarterback that gets their team to the top of that division. Right now, we believe Herbert has the best shot at that.

Eric Moody is an ESPN betting analyst Fortenbaugh is 100% correct. Wilson is someone I feel comfortable betting on to win the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Denver had to improve their quarterback situation. In the six seasons since their Super Bowl 50 win, the Broncos missed the playoffs in five of their last six seasons. Denver has had 11 different starting QBs since Peyton Manning left before the 2016 season. This is the most in the NFL. In that span, only three other teams have had worse QBR. Wilson will be the Broncos' offensive partner, and the Broncos will make it a success in 2022.

Aaron Rodgers is at 10-1 to win his 3rd straight MVP award. This is something that hasn’t been done since Brett Favre (whom he replaced) won 3 straight from 1995-1997. Will it be voter fatigue, or will Rodgers prevail?

Erin Dolan is an ESPN betting analyst and Daily Wager contributor. It's simple to me – he won't. Voter fatigue will be the narrative, and I believe that the loss of Davante Adams This could be disastrous. There are other great players on the Packers team. It's possible, but it is difficult to break the chemistry between these two. You should read this stat twice. Adams is leading the NFL in receiving yards, receptions, and touchdowns. Adams had 232 receptions by Rodgers over the past two seasons. The next closest player to Adams is Aaron Jones With 99. Enough said.

Are there any other awards you are interested in?

Seth Walder, ESPN Sports Analytics writer: I'm looking for the defensive rookie-of-the-year and a long shot that can score double-digit sacks. And I've found it: Nik Bonnito, Broncos pass rushing player at 60-1. His path to playing isn't easy. Randy Gregory Bradley Chubb He was ahead of him. If he is able to play, it will be the player who led the FBS in pressure rate — better than anyone else. Kayvon Thibodeaux Will Anderson Jr. and Will Anderson — on a great team (which means there will be sack opportunities).

Aaron Donald's recently signed contract has an impact on how you view the Defensive Play of the Year market. Donald remains the favourite with TJWat at 7/1.

Tyler Fulghum, ESPN bet analyst It doesn't. After a Super Bowl win in which he won, I don't think it is surprising that Donald will be better in 2022. I wouldn't bet on him. Donald (LB) will join Donald in the Rams defense. Bobby Wagner CB Jalen RamseyIt is a highly-regarded unit. Donald and the Rams defense are able to create positive game scripts that allow them to attack the QB with their powerful offense. 7/1 is my value for the greatest football player in the world.

What are your options for handicapping Offensive rookie of the Year, with one quarterback being selected in the 2022 NFL Draft's first round and no Week 1 rookie quarterbacks beginning?

Schatz: While I realize that quarterbacks often win Offensive rookie of the year, there is still a good possibility that no rookie quarterback will be in the starting lineup for more than half of the season. Because there aren't any other options, I would recommend another strong rookie wide receiver class. It doesn't matter which. Treylon Burks (+800), where the main competition for targets are Robert Woods Getting back from injury or Drake London (+700), because Falcons cannot throw every pass. Kyle PittsThey can't, they can't!

Walder: Although it's monotonous, I am probably leaning towards the future. Kenny Pickett (+600). You can see the bias toward QBs in this award by looking at when Justin Herbert Beating out Justin Jefferson 2020. I think this is unjustifiable. Pickett won't be starting games immediately, but Mitchell Trubisky is unlikely to keep him there. Pickett could win some games with the Steelers' strong defense.

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