Super Bowl Champion: Philadelphia Eagles (+1200)
Yes, it’s very possible I have a biased point of view, but I see a team with no holes in Philadelphia this season. They have a legitimate franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz and more importantly the weapons around him. The Eagles have one of the top offensive lines in the league anchored by all pro’s Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson. The addition of Desean Jackson to an already elite array of skill players is the icing on the cake. Jackson’s ability to score anytime he touches the ball is an asset even the 2017 Super Bowl champion Eagles lacked. On the other side of the ball the Eagles boast a fierce pass rush along side above average linebacker and secondary play. It’s looking to be another super season in Philadelphia.
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— Jason Lisk (@JasonLisk) August 31, 2019
NFL MVP: Le’Veon Bell (+6000)
This is defiantly a long shot value play, but no one can dispute that Bell is talented enough to be the league’s MVP. A lot of people are all aboard the Jets hype train because of Sam Darnold, but if the Jets are going to contend in 2019 Le’Veon Bell is going to have to have a special season. Bell’s usage rate should be extremely high in 2019. His ability to run the ball is well documented, but I think people forget Bell has 80 to 100 catch potential out of the backfield. The Jets offensive line isn’t great so expect his catch total to be through the roof. Bottom line is Bell needs to be special if the Jets want to be special.
.@LeVeonBell mic’d up.
You already know this video has the juice. pic.twitter.com/R1KICjJIMq
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 28, 2019
Defensive Player of the Year: Myles Garrett (+1000)
Since being selected first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft Garrett has recorded a very respectable 7 and 13.5 sacks in his first two seasons. Garrett is a physical specimen and features one of the best spin moves in the game in terms of pass rush. If the Browns indeed have Super Bowl aspirations, Garrett will have to lead the pass rush and defensive effort.
Los Angeles Rams: Under 10.5 Wins (-140)
The line tells me everything I need to know here with the under being the overwhelming favorite when it comes to the Rams win total. Star running back Todd Gurley is healthy now, but how long until his arthritic knees cost him game reps? I also feel it’s possible that “mastermind” Sean McVay and star quarterback Jared Geoff were exposed in last year’s Super Bowl. These factors along with an improved NFC West could spell trouble for the Rams this season.
Houston Texans: Over 8.5 Wins (-125)
The AFC South is setting up to be a cake walk for Houston after the surprise retirement of Andrew Luck. I also don’t have much respect for Tennessee or Jacksonville. If the Texans go 4-2 in their division, they will be well on their way to double digit wins. The Texans also did well Saturday trading with the Miami Dolphins for Larmey Tunsil. The price of two first rounders was quite steep but protecting franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson in both the long and short term makes the deal a no brainer.