2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Betting Odds & Picks

2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Betting Odds & Picks

Tyler Vaysman
4 months ago
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For all of the offense flying around the NFL, there is no shortage of defensive talent to make point-scoring a more difficult task.

Over the last decade, a small handful of players have won Defensive Player of the Year. Some of those players have won the top award for defensive players multiple times. This season, there will be another name added to this elite club.

Here are the latest betting odds for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, along with a few of our favorite picks.

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NFL Defensive Player of the Year Betting Odds

Note: No players with +10000 odds or greater are listed.

Myles Garrett +650

Aaron Donald +700

T.J. Watt +700

Micah Parsons +900

Nick Bosa +1200

Joey Bosa +2000

Khalil Mack +2500

Chase Young +2500

Darius Leonard +3000

Maxx Crosby +3300

Bradley Chubb +3500

Danielle Hunter +4000

Von Miller +4000

Rashan Gary +5000

Derwin James +5000

Chandler Jones +6000

Jalen Ramsey +6000

Jaire Alexander +6600

Shaquil Barrett +6600

Brian Burns +6600

Trevon Diggs +6600

Trey Hendrickson +6600

Matthew Judon +6600

Robert Quinn +6600

Roquan Smith +6600

Fred Warner +6600

Devin White +6600

Randy Gregory +6600

Bobby Wagner +6600

Xavien Howard +8000

Chris Jones +8000

Za’Darius Smith +8000

Myles Garrett (+650)

While no one would ever label him as a bust, Garrett’s 2021 season finally delivered on the hype that made him the first-overall pick in 2017.

Last year, Garrett had 16.5 sacks while also setting career highs in QB hits and total tackles. While he received some benefits from Jadaveon Clowney lining up on the other side of the line, the 26-year-old also had to overcome the Cleveland Browns’ inconsistent offense that forced him to be on the field for long stretches.

Garrett is fully removed from the injury and COVID issues that plagued him previously. By all accounts, the best of him is only beginning.

Micah Parsons (+900)

It’s no secret that Associated Press voters favor first-time winners over the same two or three guys. It’s why Garrett is favored over Donald and Watt, but also why Parsons is a good pick to win DPOY in 2022.

If it wasn’t for Watt tying Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record, there’s a chance Parsons would’ve become the second rookie to win Defensive Player of the Year after Lawrence Taylor. In 16 games, the 23-year-old registered 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, and 84 combined tackles while transforming the Dallas Cowboys’ previously lackluster defense.

Parsons isn’t a natural edge rusher, so the fact the inside linebacker still racked up 13 sacks is a testament to his talent. If he progresses even more in year two, look for him to have a strong case for the award.

Chase Young (+2500)

When Young entered the draft in 2020, many saw a future DPOY who would disrupt opposing quarterbacks for years to come. That hasn’t happene yet, but the hope for a big year is certainly present.

Young had 7.5 sacks for the Washington Commanders en route to winning Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2020. However, he disappointed to the tune of 1.5 sacks in nine starts before tearing his ACL last year. The 23-year-old is starting the year on the PUP list, but should be healthy once the season gets underway.

While there is risk in betting Young off of an ACL tear, there is a buy-low opportunity as well. If he’s fully healthy, there’s enough raw talent to lead the league in sacks and secure some additional hardware.

Other Notable Mentions

With Khalil Mack now in Los Angeles, Roquan Smith (+6600) has become the face of the Chicago Bears’ defense. Smith has earned Second Team All-Pro honors in the last two years and, with a defensive-minded head coach in Matt Eberflus now calling the shots, can put up a big season in the final year of his rookie contract.

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are defined by Tom Brady, fourth-year linebacker Devin White (+6600) has quietly become a star on the defensive end. Although he’s not a big name, the 2020 Second Team All-Pro can give you double-digit sacks, over 120 tackles, and some impressive plays in pass coverage that some may consider award-worthy.

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