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Aaron Donald Running Away with DPOY Award after a Huge Week 11

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NFL Football

Nov 22, 2018 · 7:28 AM PST

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Aaron Donald has racked up 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his last two games. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire)
  • Aaron Donald is the overwhelming favorite to win Defensive Player of the Year
  • Donald is on pace to have one of the greatest defensive seasons of all-time
  • Donald belongs in the MVP conversation

Aaron Donald is an unstoppable force. I imagine every time an offensive lineman closes his eyes he’s haunted by the image of Donald bull rushing past him en route to another sack.

Fresh off an incredible Week 11 performance that saw him rack up eight QB hurries, two sacks, and two forced fumbles, Donald’s DPOY odds have been shortened once again.

2018 Defensive Player of the Year Odds

Player Odds to Win DPOY
Aaron Donald -400
Khalil Mack +450
Myles Garrett +1200
JJ Watt +1400
Danielle Hunter +3500

*Follow the link in the table to see all betting options

Just a week ago, Donald was a -250 favorite to win the award, but after ballin’ out in prime time, it seems inconceivable that anyone will overtake him.

Donald is historically great

Donald is in the midst of one the greatest defensive seasons of all-time.

He’s disrupting the game like no other interior lineman ever has, and he’s on pace to smash his 2017 stats that earned him the number one grade on Pro Football Focus’ top 50 players list.

He’s been so good in 2018, that he’s now being compared to the greatest defensive player of all-time.

Donald for MVP

Donald is a virtual lock to win Defensive Player of the Year, but he also belongs in the MVP discussion.

He’s revolutionizing the Defensive Tackle position and the gaudy stats he’s putting up are about to get even better.

Of the Rams’ remaining five games, three of them are against bottom 11 offensive lines. The Aaron Donald hype train isn’t slowing down anytime soon, unless of course you quadruple cover him.

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