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Russell Wilson Emerges as Favorite to Win NFL MVP After Week 2 Win Over Patriots

By David Hayes
Russell Wilson's MVP odds have continued to rise after back-to-back incredible performances this season.
Russell Wilson's MVP odds have continued to rise after back-to-back incredible performances this season. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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For a talent that's never somehow never received a single NFL MVP vote in his impressive career, Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson is already steamrolling down a warpath to win this year's award for most valuable player in the NFL.

Wilson and his Seahawks defeated Bill Belichick's new-look New England Patriots and Cam Newton in exciting fashion with a goal-line stop on the final play, 35-30. That final was largely thanks to Wilson's work in particular as well, as he went 21-for-28 for 288 yards and five touchdowns with one interception.

Russell Wilson MVP Odds

After opening the 2020 NFL season tied with Lamar Jackson +700 for the second-best odds to win MVP, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, Wilson has climbed into sole possession of the best odds to win it at +250 after his Week 2 performance.

Jackson has also improved his own odds, but only up +500, which has now left him in a second-place tie for the best odds to win MVP with Patrick Mahomes. Behind that duo, Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray have also improved to a tie for the fourth-best odds at +1000 each.

Through just two weeks, Wilson has combined for nine TD passes (No. 1 in the NFL), 610 passing yards (No. 5 in NFL) and an insane .825 completion percentage on 52-of-63 passing (No. 1 in the NFL among passers with at least two attempts).


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. 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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