PFT’s 2021 MVP watch, Week Seven

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Kyler Murray is back on top.

Like every Wednesday, here are our current leading candidates, with odds from the PointsBet sportsbook. And there’s another new favorite again.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (+350, last week +650): Arizona is the last unbeaten team, and Kyler Murray would win the award if it were awarded today.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen (+500, last week +500): Holding firm in the odds, Allen continues to be a serious contender — especially with a soft schedule on the horizon.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (+1000, last week +1200): The Ravens hold the No. 1 seed in the AFC, one of the keys to getting serious consideration.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (+600, last week +500): If the Bucs finish with the No. 1 in the NFC, he’ll likely win it.

Titans running back Derrick Henry (+2500; last week +5000): We pegged Henry as a major value at +8000. Given that he’s on pace to shatter the single-season rushing record, +2500 is still a good value.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (+1100, last week +1000): There’s no reason for his odds to have dropped, making him an even better value.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (+500, last week +700): That calf injury makes him a risky bet, until we know whether he’ll miss time because of it.

Others to watch: Patrick Mahomes (+1600), Justin Herbert (+1200), Matthew Stafford (+800), Joe Burrow (+10000).

Oddity: Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs, at +15000, has better odds than his older brother, Bills WR Stefon Diggs, at +20000.

16 responses to “PFT’s 2021 MVP watch, Week Seven

  1. Way too early to keep talking about MVP. With 11 games to go, none of the players discussed, may not be able to finish the season, because of injury. Start talkiing about it after say game 15.

  2. Wouldn’t it make more sense to list these in order? Why do you discuss Jackson, ahead of Brady and Prescott?

  3. My vote today would be Derrick Henry. I’m not sure how guys like Joe Burrow and Stafford are on this list while Derek Carr isn’t. I think Carr is super clutch and elite.

  4. The most valuable players for their teams are clearly Derrick Henry and Lamar Jackson. They are both carrying their teams. Lamar should get the award since he plays both QB and sometimes a RB.

  5. I mean it’s Lamar Jackson and no one else – he’s the most valuable player to his team that has a league leading 17 on IR. I know it drives the haters wild but he’s the only answer. Cheers!

  6. Lame is due to be sidelined the way he continues to play. Kyler is one blanket away from a return to mediocrity – once Hopkins is injured, Kyler’s career is over.

  7. Derek Carr not only lost his coach, he lost his play caller. If he goes out and gets this Raiders team into the playoff he is the league MVP.

  8. I think it will be Lamar or Dak. They will have the best records and the best story when the season ends

  9. Eventually, you Lamar haters will be right and he will get hurt. He sure looks healthy now though. Im not a Ravens fan, but I dont get how people dont appreciate Lamar, he throws well from the pocket, makes plays, is a fantastic runner, he really does it all. Plus, all the people here complain about greedy athletes, Lamar isnt whining for an extension and he obviously has worked extremely hard at becoming more capable in the pocket. There really isnt anything not to like about him.

    lesepi says:
    October 20, 2021 at 4:49 pm
    Lame is due to be sidelined the way he continues to play. Kyler is one blanket away from a return to mediocrity – once Hopkins is injured, Kyler’s career is over.

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