Week 2 NFL Futures Report

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How have odds changed for Week 2 NFL futures? Welcome back to Sports Hub’s weekly NFL futures report where I will be evaluating the ever-changing odds of some of the NFL’s top futures markets. 

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to dominate the markets, with Patrick Mahomes leading the charge for MVP. However, we have seen some big movers after the poor start by the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Bijan Robinson looks set to win Offensive Rookie of the Year but Puka Nacua is hot on his tail after a record-breaking start to the season. Defensively, Jalen Carter is gonna be hard to stop after his magnificent opening. Let’s get into my Week 2 NFL futures report. 

Week 2 NFL Futures – Top Markets 

As established in my Week 1 NFL Futures Report, I will be focusing on six of the top NFL futures markets over the course of the season. 

Here are the markets that will be the focus of Week 2 NFL futures:

  • Super Bowl Winner 
  • AFC Champions 
  • NFC Champions
  • MVP 
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year

We have already seen plenty of movers within each market after just two weeks of the 2023 NFL season. Injuries, surprise wins and losses have all affected the futures markets already. Let’s check out which Week 2 NFL futures have changed the most. 

Super Bowl Winner

The first market in my Week 2 NFL Futures Report will take a look at the odds for the Super Bowl winner. Let’s see the odds of the top ten candidates from Week 1: 

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+600)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+650)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+750)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+900)
  • Buffalo Bills (+1000)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+1300)
  • Miami Dolphins (+1500)
  • Detroit Lions (+1700)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+1800)
  • Cleveland Browns (+1900)

The Chiefs are still the favorites to win the Super Bowl after Week 2 and they found their first win of the season as they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-7. The Browns have dropped outside of the top ten after their Monday Night Football defeat at the Pittsburgh Steelers and the subsequent injury to Nick Chubb. 

Here are the updated odds for the top ten candidates after Week 2: 

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+600)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+650)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+750)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+750)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+1000)
  • Buffalo Bills (+1000)
  • Miami Dolphins (+1300)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+1900)
  • Detroit Lions (+2200)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+2500)

The Cowboys have shortened after their strong 2-0 start, as well as the Dolphins who have beaten the Los Angeles Chargers and the New England Patriots. There is still faith in the Bengals, despite them starting the season 0-2, but their odds have lengthened from +1300 to +1900. If you still have faith in Cincinnati, now is the time to get them at a good price. The Jaguars have crept into the top ten with longshot odds of +2500. 

AFC Champions

Next up I will take a look at the market shifts for the AFC champion. Here’s a look at the odds after Week 1: 

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+375)
  • Buffalo Bills (+550)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+650)
  • Miami Dolphins (+850)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+850)

As expected, the Chiefs are the favorites to win the AFC and that hasn’t changed after Week 2. Their price to win the conference has gotten shorter. The Bills are still the same price as last week as they got back on track with a victory against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Bengals continue to be backed less but let’s not forget they started 0-2 last season and went on to win the AFC North. 

Below are the updated odds for AFC champions: 

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+325)
  • Buffalo Bills (+550)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+600)
  • Miami Dolphins (+700)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+950)

As you can see, the top five candidates remain the same but with some price changes. The Ravens have shortened in both the Super Bowl winner and AFC champions markets after their 2-0 beginning, especially after they defeated the Bengals in Week 2. Back them whilst they’re still at value odds. 

NFC Champions 

We move onto the NFC now in our Week 2 NFL Futures Report. Below are the odds for the NFC Champions from Week 1: 

  • San Francisco 49ers (+320)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+320)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+500)
  • Detroit Lions (+800)
  • New Orleans Saints (+1300)

The 49ers continue to lead the pack as frontrunners to win the NFC. Their price has gotten ever shorter after Week 2 following their 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams. The Cowboys have looked excellent in their victories over both of the New York teams and they are now at the same price as last year’s NFC champions the Eagles. 

Here are the updated odds for the NFC Champions: 

  • San Francisco 49ers (+300)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+350)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+350)
  • Detroit Lions (+1000)
  • New Orleans Saints (+1500)

The Lions and the Saints remain in the top five but their odds have gotten longer due to the quality that the three favorites have displayed. The Saints could be a decent longshot pick after starting the season 2-0. 

MVP

Our first players’ Week 2 NFL futures market will take a look at MVP. Here’s a reminder of the odds from Week 1: 

  • Patrick Mahomes (+650) QB Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tua Tagovailoa (+650) QB Miami Dolphins
  • Joe Burrow (+900) QB Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jalen Hurts (+900) QB Philadelphia Eagles
  • Justin Herbert (+1000) QB Los Angeles Chargers
  • Trevor Lawrence (+1000) QB Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Josh Allen (+1100) QB Buffalo Bills
  • Dak Prescott (+1400) QB Dallas Cowboys
  • Lamar Jackson (+1400) QB Baltimore Ravens
  • Brock Purdy (+2500) QB San Francisco 49ers

Mahomes is now the number one favorite to win MVP and has moved ahead of Tua. However, the Dolphins QB is still considered second favorite and his price has gotten shorter. Joe Burrow is the big market mover, as expected. 

Check out the updated odds for MVP after Week 2: 

  • Patrick Mahomes (+500) QB Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tua Tagovailoa (+600) QB Miami Dolphins
  • Jalen Hurts (+850) QB Philadelphia Eagles
  • Josh Allen (+900) QB Buffalo Bills
  • Trevor Lawrence (+1200) QB Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Lamar Jackson (+1200) QB Baltimore Ravens
  • Justin Herbert (+1400) QB Los Angeles Chargers
  • Joe Burrow (+1500) QB Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Dak Prescott (+1500) QB Dallas Cowboys
  • Brock Purdy (+2000) QB San Francisco 49ers

Allen, Jackson and Purdy have all gotten shorter due to the Bengals’ slow start. Jackson and Purdy have also been helped with the Ravens and the 49ers strong starts. However, Lawrence’s price is longer now after his mediocre display against the Chiefs, whilst Herbert is now at +1400 since the Chargers are 0-2. 

Offensive Rookie of the Year 

Now that we’re a couple of weeks into the season, we have a better picture of which rookies will succeed in their maiden NFL campaigns. First, let’s check out the odds for the top five candidates after Week 1: 

  • Bijan Robinson (+250) RB Atlanta Falcons 
  • Anthony Richardson (+600) QB Indianapolis Colts 
  • Bryce Young (+850) QB Carolina Panthers 
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (+900) RB Detroit Lions
  • Zay Flowers (+1100) WR Baltimore Ravens 

The consensus favorite to win OROY prior to the start of the season was Bijan Robinson. He is living up to the hype and is even more likely to win the award after he rushed for 124 yards off 19 carries in Week 2. He also made four catches for 48 yards. 

Below are the updated OROY for the top five contenders odds: 

  • Bijan Robinson (+175) RB Atlanta Falcons 
  • Anthony Richardson (+300) QB Indianapolis Colts 
  • Puka Nacua (+650) WR Los Angeles Rams 
  • Zay Flowers (+1300) WR Baltimore Ravens
  • C.J. Stroud (+1300) QB Houston Texans

Richardson’s price has halved after he had another strong performance for the Colts. He rushed for two touchdowns before having to be replaced by Garnder Minshew due to a concussion. The 21-year-old remains in concussion protocol. 

Puka Nacua has taken the NFL by storm and has risen drastically as an OROY contender. He was priced at +2100, even after his 119 receiving yard game in Week 1. Nacua had 15 receptions for 147 yards in Week 2 and is deservedly now priced at +650. 

Defensive Rookie of the Year 

Like last week, the final market I will be analyzing for Week 2 NFL futures is DROY. Check out the odds for the top five after Week 1: 

  • Jalen Carter (+350) DT Philadelphia Eagles
  • Will Anderson Jr. (+450) DE Houston Texans
  • Christian Gonzalez (+1200) CB New England Patriots 
  • Lukas Van Ness (+1400) OLB Green Bay Packers
  • Jack Campbell (+1500) LB Detroit Lions 

Carter is still the favorite to win DROY after Week 2 and his price is shorter now as well. Although he didn’t record a sack against the Minnesota Vikings last Thursday, he still managed to complete two tackles and is proving to be a monster on the Eagles’ defensive line. He has a total of 11 QB pressures this season which is more than any other interior defensive lineman in the league. 

Here are the current odds for DROY: 

  • Jalen Carter (+225) DT Philadelphia Eagles
  • Will Anderson Jr. (+500) DE Houston Texans
  • Christian Gonzalez (+850) CB New England Patriots 
  • Lukas Van Ness (+2000) OLB Green Bay Packers
  • Tyree Wilson (+2000) DE Las Vegas Raiders 

Anderson Jr. has gotten slightly longer due to Carter’s superiority. However, Gonzalez continues to have a fine start to his Pats career and racked up six tackles and an interception against the Dolphins.