Midseason Awards and League Leader Updates

Midseason Awards and League Leader Updates

MVP

PlayerTeam12/27 (Bovada)12/18 (Bovada)12/13 (Bovada)12/5 (Bovada)11/27 (Bovada)11/21 (Bovada)11/13 (Bovada)11/7 (Bovada)11/1 (Bovada)10/18 (Bovada)10/11 (Bovada)10/4 (Bovada)9/26 (Bovada)9/20 (Bovada)9/13 (Bovada)9/7 (BetOnline)7/24 (BetOnline)6/27 (Bovada)
Tom BradyNE-300-1000-175-175-175-160+110+210+200+400+500+500+400+500+500+350+400+450
Todd GurleyLAR+200+2000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+7500+3300N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Drew BreesNON/A+900+1200+1400+1600+800+2500+1400+2000+2000+2500+1800+6600+15000+5000+2500+2500+2500
Russell WilsonSEAN/A+2000+600+600+1600+2000+2000+1400+900+1200+1200+1000+4000+2000+1600+1000+1000+1200
Carson WentzPHIN/A+2000+750+200+125+170EvenEven+210+175+700+1600+3300+3300+2000+10000+3300+10000
Antonio BrownPITN/AN/A+750+5000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+5000+3300+6600+3300+5000
Philip RiversLACN/AN/A+1200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+6600+5000N/AN/A+5000
Ben RoethlisbergerPITN/AN/A+1200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+15000+15000+6600+6600+3300+2000+1400+1200+1000
Le'Veon BellPITN/AN/A+5000+2500N/AN/A+5000+2800+3300+2500+7500+3300+10000+3300+2500+2500+2500+3300
Case KeenumMINN/AN/AN/A+3300N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jared GoffLARN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+5000+900+3300N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Matt RyanATLN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+5000N/AN/AN/A+2500+1200+1000+400+1000+1600+1600+1400+1600
Cam NewtonCARN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+5000N/AN/AN/A+2500+1200+1800+6600+5000+2500+2500+2200+2500
Matt StaffordDETN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+1600+3300+3300N/A+2500+1600+500+1000+500+1000N/AN/A+5000
Alex SmithKCN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+2500+1400+800+450+200+600+1600+1400+2000+3300N/AN/A+6600
Dak PrescottDALN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+2800+3300+3300+5000+3300+2000+3300+1200+1400+1200+1200
Kirk CousinsWASN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000N/A+1600+5000+3300+2000+10000+10000+6600N/A+5000
Kareem HuntKCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+3300+3300+3300+1600+1400+2500+3300N/AN/AN/A
DeShaun WatsonHOUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1000+1000+5000+1600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jameis WinstonTBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+7500+3300+2000+1000+2000+3300+6600+5000
Ezekiel ElliottDALN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+6600+6600+5000+3300+1600+2000+2000
Aaron RodgersGBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+150+300+400+500+300+600+650+700
LeSean McCoyBUFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+15000+10000+10000+6600+6600+10000
Von MillerDENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000N/AN/A+10000
J.J. WattHOUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000N/AN/A+6600
Julio JonesATLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+3300+3300+5000
Rob GronkowskiNEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+7500+10000N/AN/A+6600
Marcus MariotaTENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1600+3300+3300+3300+5000+3300
Derek CarrOAKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1400+900+1000+1600+1600+900
Marshawn LynchOAKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+6600N/AN/A+10000
Joe FlaccoBALN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+7500N/AN/A+10000
Eli ManningNYGN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+10000+5000+3300+5000
Khalil MackOAKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/A+6600
Blake BortlesJAXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/A+10000
Dalvin CookMINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/A
Leonard FournetteJAXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/A
Odell Beckham Jr.NYGN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/A+6600
Sam BradfordMINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+4000+3300+5000
Trevor SiemianDENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+12500N/AN/A
AJ GreenCINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+12500N/AN/A
Paxton LynchDENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+15000+10000N/A
Andy DaltonCINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+5000+10000
Carson PalmerARIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+4000+5000+5000
Andrew LuckINDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+2500+2500
David JohnsonARIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+3300+3300
Adrian PetersonNON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000
Ryan TannehillMIAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600
T.Y. HiltonINDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000
DeMarco MurrayPHIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000

In the MVP race, Tom Brady and Carson Wentz are in a tight battle at the top of the list. Brady continues to defy logic and be the best despite his old age, while Wentz and the Eagles have been the biggest surprise of the season. If the season were to end today, I think voters would probably lean towards Wentz just because he’s doing something unexpected, whereas the Patriots have had an underwhelming season by their standards.

I wouldn’t sleep on Russell Wilson, though. We’re just halfway through the season and the three names above him all have potential downfalls. Brady is 40 and could easily deteriorate in the latter half of the season. Wentz is still young and although he appears to be developing into a franchise QB, he has no track record that we can rely on. And Alex Smith…well, he’s Alex freaking Smith. He’s never played this well before so why should we expect him to keep it up down the stretch?

Wilson and the Seahawks started the year off slow, but have been on a roll for the past month. Since the Seahawks lack a rushing game, Wilson will need to carry the team on his back à la Greg Jennings and I believe he can.

OROY

PlayerTeam11/27 (Bovada)11/21 (Bovada)11/13 (Bovada)11/1 (Bovada)10/4 (Bovada)9/27 (Bovada)9/13 (Bovada)9/7 (Bovada)5/4 (Bovada)
Alvin Kamara NO-500-125+200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Leonard FournetteJAX+400+175+750N/AN/A+1000+500+500+350
Kareem HuntKC+900+275-300+500+110-200+350+650+2000
Christian McCaffreyCAR+2000+2000N/AN/AN/A+1600+1000+450+500
Dalvin CookMINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+500+400+500+800
Deshaun WatsonHOUN/AN/AN/A-1000-150+750+1000+1200+600
Tarik CohenCHIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1000+1000N/AN/A
Corey DavisTENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+1000+750+800
Joe MixonCINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+2000+1200+1200
Kenny GolladayDETN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+1000+1600N/A
DeShone KizerCLEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+1600+1000+1200
Evan EngramNYGN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+3300+3300+2500
Zay JonesBUFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+2500+1800+2500
Mitchell TrubiskyCHIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+2000+1400
OJ HowardTBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+2500+1600
Patrick MahomesKCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+3300+2000
Jamaal WilliamsGBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+1200
John RossCINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500N/A
Curtis SamuelCARN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+2000
Marlon MackINDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300N/A
Mike WilliamsLACN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1200

A two horse race has seemingly become a one horse race in recent weeks, with DeShaun Watson slinging TD passes like it’s his job (which it is.) He’s still a bit rough around the edges, as his eight interceptions are among the most in the league, but there’s no denying his talent. Definitely not a guy the Browns should have drafted or anything…

Passing Yards

PLAYERBovada (11/1)BetOnline (7/13)
Tom Brady -200+450
Drew Brees+700+200
Alex Smith +700+15000
Russell Wilson +1000+4000
Carson Wentz+1000+5000
Philip Rivers+1600+1400
Ben Roethlisberger+1600+1600
Matt Ryan N/A+550
Aaron RodgersN/A+1000
Kirk Cousins N/A+1400
Andrew LuckN/A+1400
Jameis Winston N/A+1600
Eli ManningN/A+1800
Carson PalmerN/A+3300
Matthew StaffordN/A+3300
Derek CarrN/A+4000
Joe Flacco N/A+4000
Andy Dalton N/A+5000
Blake Bortles N/A+6600
Ryan Tannehill N/A+6600
Dak PrescottN/A+6600
Sam BradfordN/A+8000
Marcus Mariota N/A+10000
Cam Newton N/A+10000
Tyrod Taylor N/A+15000
Jared GoffN/A+20000
Deshaun Watson N/A+20000

Rushing Yards 

PLAYER Bovada (11/1)Bookmaker (8/16)BetOnline (7/13)
Le'Veon Bell+100+275+350
Kareem Hunt+110N/AN/A
Jordan Howard+1200+1100+800
LeSean McCoy+1200+1200+1400
Melvin Gordon +2000+1350+1600
Todd Gurley +2000+2200+2000
Leonard Fournette+2000N/A+2500
David Johnson N/A+350+900
Jay AjayiN/A+525+800
DeMarco Murray N/A+2000+1400
Devonta Freeman N/A+3500+4000
Adrian Peterson N/A+3500+5000
Lamar MillerN/A+4000+1800
Marshawn Lynch N/A+4000+3300
FieldN/A+1300N/A
Isaiah CrowellN/AN/A+4000
Eddie Lacy N/AN/A+4000
Ezekiel Elliott N/AN/A+175

Receiving Yards

PLAYERBovada (11/1)Bookmaker (8/16)BetOnline (7/13)
Antonio Brown-500+360+325
DeAndre Hopkins +900+3200+2500
A.J. Green +900+800+1000
Adam Thielen +900N/AN/A
Julio Jones+1600+350+275
T.Y. Hilton N/A+1300+500
Odell Beckham N/A+650+450
Mike EvansN/A+1500+1200
Jordy Nelson N/A+2000+2000
Amari CooperN/A+2200+1800
Michael ThomasN/A+2000+2000
Brandin CooksN/A+3000+2500
Doug BaldwinN/A+3500+3300
Demaryius Thomas N/A+3500+2500
Golden TateN/A+3500N/A
FieldN/A+2000N/A
Dez Bryant N/AN/A+3300
Jarvis Landry N/AN/A+3300
Alshon Jeffery N/AN/A+3300
Allen Robinson N/AN/A+3300
Sammy Watkins N/AN/A+5000

Brady and Antonio Brown both have commanding leads in their respective categories and are understandably odds-on favorites at the halfway mark of the year. The rushing race is certainly much tighter, with Kareem Hunt holding just a three yard lead over Le’Veon Bell. I agree with the oddsmakers’ decision to put Bell ahead of Hunt, though, as Bell gets way more touches per game. Hunt’s 5.2 yards per attempt have allowed him to stay atop the leaderboard, but that should decline down the stretch.

 

Mark Gallant

I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.

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