Week 8 NFL Futures Report

Updated:

We’re almost at the halfway point of the 2023 NFL season, so let’s see how Week 8 NFL futures are looking. 

The NFL saw some interesting results during Week 8, including losses for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Those games are bound to have a say in Week 8 NFL futures. 

The Cincinnati Bengals are trending up after their resurgence over the past three weeks. NFL futures markets are evolving week in and week out. Take a look at my Week 8 NFL Futures Report below for all the details!

Week 8 NFL Futures – Top Markets 

As usual, I will begin my Week 8 NFL Futures Report by naming the top six futures markets that I have been investigating each week: 

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

We have seen plenty of big movers within the NFL futures markets after Week 8. That’s exactly why we are providing weekly updates on the odds here at Sports Hub. 

The weekly futures reports will allow bettors to know when the right time is to make their futures bets. It allows our users to see when prices are getting longer and shorter. That way, it should identify when it is best to place your bets. 

Super Bowl Winner

Defeats for the top two candidates to win the Super Bowl in Week 8 mean that the NFL futures markets have been shaken up! What a great way to introduce my Week 8 NFL Futures Report. Firstly, let’s see how the odds were looking for the Super Bowl winner after Week 7: 

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+450)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+475)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+600)
  • Miami Dolphins (+1000)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+1000)
  • Buffalo Bills (+1200)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+1200)
  • Detroit Lions (+1500)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+2400)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+2500)

A surprise defeat for the Chiefs on the road to the Denver Broncos has seen their price get longer. The Philadelphia Eagles are now joint favorites to lift the Lombardi Trophy in February alongside the Chiefs. Philly currently has the best record in football in 2023, sitting at 7-1. 

Check out the updated odds after the results from Week 8: 

  • Philadelphia Eagles (+500)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (+500)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+600)
  • Miami Dolphins (+950)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+1000)
  • Buffalo Bills (+1200)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+1200)
  • Detroit Lions (+1400)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+1600)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+2000)

Back in my Week 5 NFL Futures Report, I stated that that was the time to back the Cincinnati Bengals to win the Super Bowl. They were priced as long as +2800 after Week 4, with their record at 1-3. They even dropped out of the top ten after Week 5. 

Nevertheless, the Bengals have bounced back and are now 4-3, winning their last three straight games. That includes a Week 8 triumph over the 49ers. Their price has come in massively now in Week 8 NFL futures and their season looks back on track. 

AFC Champions

How were the odds for the AFC champion looking after Week 7? Check out the top five contenders below:

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+210)
  • Buffalo Bills (+500)
  • Miami Dolphins (+600)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+700)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+1100)

There are not many more teams trending up quite as rapidly as the Ravens right now. Their price has come in from +700 to +550, and they are now 6-2 following their 31-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals. 

Let’s see how the odds have changed after Week 8: 

  • Kansas City Chiefs (+240)
  • Miami Dolphins (+490)
  • Baltimore Ravens (+550)
  • Buffalo Bills (+650)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (+900)

The Miami Dolphins have moved to second favorite after they responded to their defeat to the Eagles with a 31-17 victory over AFC East rivals the New England Patriots. NFL Germany has a monumental AFC clash on Sunday between the Chiefs and the Fins. That will have a huge say in NFL futures for Week 9. 

NFC Champions 

The NFC has a number of high-quality teams in its conference. It is set to be extremely competitive in 2023. Here’s how the odds for the NFC champion looked after Week 7: 

  • San Francisco 49ers (+210)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (+245)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+500)
  • Detroit Lions (+600)
  • Seattle Seahawks (+1600)

The top five haven’t changed from Week 7 to Week 8, but we have seen a few changes in prices. The Eagles are now the most likely to go on and win the conference after their 38-31 victory against the Washington Commanders. We have a mammoth NFC East clash on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys head to Pennsylvania. 

Below, you can see the updated odds for the NFC winner for Week 8 NFL futures: 

  • Philadelphia Eagles (+230)
  • San Francisco 49ers (+250)
  • Dallas Cowboys (+480)
  • Detroit Lions (+500)
  • Seattle Seahawks (+1500)

The Niners will look to use their Week 9 bye to regroup after suffering three successive defeats. However, when healthy, they are still considered to be one of the best teams in the NFL.

MVP

The first players’ market I will analyze in my Week 8 NFL Futures Report will be MVP. I have been examining the odds for the top ten candidates every week. Here are the odds after Week 7: 

  • Patrick Mahomes (+200) QB Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tua Tagovailoa (+400) QB Miami Dolphins
  • Jalen Hurts (+450) QB Philadelphia Eagles
  • Lamar Jackson (+700) QB Baltimore Ravens
  • Josh Allen (+1200) QB Buffalo Bills
  • Brock Purdy (+2000) QB San Francisco 49ers
  • Trevor Lawrence (+2000) QB Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Christian McCaffrey (+3000) RB San Francisco 49ers
  • Jared Goff (+3500) QB Detroit Lions
  • Justin Herbert (+4000) QB Los Angeles Chargers

Patrick Mahomes remains the favorite to win MVP despite throwing zero touchdowns and two interceptions against the Broncos. His price has gotten longer, though, and his passer rating of 95.8 this season is currently the lowest of his career so far. 

Here are the latest odds to win MVP after Week 8: 

  • Patrick Mahomes (+270) QB Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jalen Hurts (+350) QB Philadelphia Eagles
  • Tua Tagovailoa (+370) QB Miami Dolphins
  • Lamar Jackson (+600) QB Baltimore Ravens
  • Josh Allen (+1300) QB Buffalo Bills
  • Trevor Lawrence (+1800) QB Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Joe Burrow (+2000) QB Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Christian McCaffrey (+2500) RB San Francisco 49ers
  • Brock Purdy (+3000) QB San Francisco 49ers
  • Dak Prescott (+3300) QB Dallas Cowboys

Jalen Hurts had a monster game against the Commanders, completing 76.3% of his 38 pass attempts for 319 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He is now the second favorite to win MVP, and his price has come in from +450 to +350. 

Bengals signal caller Joe Burrow is back on the scene. He has been outside of the top ten since Week 3. The 2020 first-overall pick has certainly improved of late, throwing eight touchdowns and just two interceptions over the past three weeks. 

Offensive Rookie of the Year 

Ready to head on over to rookie futures now? My Week 8 NFL Futures Report will now investigate the odds for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Below are the odds for the top five candidates after Week 7: 

  • C.J. Stroud (-210) QB Houston Texans 
  • Puka Nacua (+300) WR Los Angeles Rams 
  • Jordan Addison (+1500) WR Minnesota Vikings 
  • Bijan Robinson (+1600) RB Atlanta Falcons 
  • Zay Flowers (+2000) WR Baltimore Ravens

It has been an interesting week for offensive rookies. Tennessee Titans QB Will Levis finally made his debut in Week 8 and had a dream start. Levis threw four touchdowns on his debut, and he has now entered the mix to win OROY. 

How have the odds changed? Let’s take a look at the prices after Week 8: 

  • C.J. Stroud (-150) QB Houston Texans 
  • Puka Nacua (+330) WR Los Angeles Rams 
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (+1200) RB Detroit Lions
  • Will Levis (+1400) QB Tennessee Titans 
  • Bijan Robinson (+1400) RB Atlanta Falcons 

However, Levis was brought back down to reality on Thursday Night Football as the Titans lost 20-16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 2023 second-round pick completed just 56.4% of his passes to open Week 9, throwing zero touchdowns and an interception. It’s going to be hard to beat out C.J. Stroud. 

Defensive Rookie of the Year 

Week 8 NFL futures will conclude by taking a look at the Defensive Rookie of the Year market. You can find the odds for the top five after Week 7 here: 

  • Jalen Carter (-175) DT Philadelphia Eagles
  • Devon Witherspoon (+200) CB Seattle Seahawks 
  • Will Anderson Jr. (+1100) DE Houston Texans
  • Brian Branch (+1100) S Detroit Lions
  • Christian Gonzalez (+3300) CB New England Patriots 

There haven’t been any new candidates entering the top five after Week 8. Jalen Carter remains the clear favorite to win the award. He ranks second out of all interior defenders across the NFL, based on PFF grades. 

Let’s see how the prices have changed for DROY after Week 8: 

  • Jalen Carter (-125) DT Philadelphia Eagles
  • Devon Witherspoon (+140) CB Seattle Seahawks 
  • Brian Branch (+1000) S Detroit Lions
  • Will Anderson Jr. (+1300) DE Houston Texans
  • Christian Gonzalez (+3300) CB New England Patriots 

Devon Witherspoon’s price has come in from +200 to +140 after Week 8. However, he was disappointing against the Cleveland Browns last week, registering his second-lowest coverage grade of the season, per PFF.