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It's not just the ​Los Angeles Rams high-powered offense that has led the team to a 9-1 record this season. Their defense is also toward the tops in the league, led by NFL Defensive Player of the Year favorite, Aaron Donald.

Donald, at -160 according to ​FanDuel Sportsbook, has 12.5 sacks through 10 games and is one of the NFL's most disruptive interior linemen, along with a league-leading 16 tackles for a loss.


Khalil Mack, despite missing two games this season, is still a close second to win at +400. He's put together seven sacks with four forced fumbles so far in his first season with the Bears. 

Myles Garrett, at +800, didn't quite show up last week against the Atlanta Falcons, but he's recorded at least two sacks in three games this season. A former DPOY winner in J.J. Watt sits at +1300, and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (6.5 sacks, 12 tackles for a loss) sits at almost 20-to-1 along with reammate Jaylon Smith (47.0 tackles, 3.0 sacks) and Von Miller (9.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles).

With seven games still yet to be played, the award could still end up outside of LA by season's end.


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