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NFL MVP Odds Undergo Massive Shakeup Following Week 1

David Kaestle
Matthew Stafford skyrocketed in NFL MVP Odds.
Matthew Stafford skyrocketed in NFL MVP Odds. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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All but one game of the 2021 NFL season's Week 1 is in the books, and it didn't take long for there to be some massive shakeup in the odds to win the 2021 MVP award. While Patrick Mahomes still remains the favorite after leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a comeback win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, there were some huge moves in the odds behind him.

Matthew Stafford, who entered Week 1 tied for fifth at +1700, jumped all the way up to No. 2 on the list, now at +800 according to FanDuel Sportsbook. He passed both Josh Allen and Tom Brady.

Stafford dazzled in his first start for the Los Angeles Rams, Throwing for 321 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 34-14 victory on Sunday night football.

While Stafford rose, another star QB saw a major fall. Aaron Rodgers had arguably the worst day of any quarterback on Sunday, putting up a mere 133 yards with no touchdowns and 2 interceptions as the Green Bay Packers got trounced by the New Orleans Saints. Rodgers went from +1000 and the second-best odds last week, to now +1500 and tied for the sixth-best odds. In the same game, Jameis Winston jumped from +5000 odds to +3000.

Below is an updated list of the 2021 NFL MVP odds.

2021 NFL MVP Odds

1. Patrick Mahomes (+600)

2. Matthew Stafford (+800)

3. Tom Brady (+900)

4. Kyler Murray (+900)

5. Josh Allen (+1200)

6. Dak Prescott (+1500)

7. Russell Wilson (+1500)

8. Aaron Rodgers (+1500)

9. Justin Herbert (+2000)

10. Lamar Jackson (+2000)

11. Jalen Hurts (+3000)

12. Baker Mayfield (+3000)

13. Jameis Winston (+3000)

14. Kirk Cousins (+5000)

15. Joe Burrow (+5000)


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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