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  • Micah Parsons has opened as the favorite to win NFL DPOY
  • Track how the DPOY odds change throughout the 2024-25 NFL season

The AP has handed out a Defensive Player of the Year award every year since 1971. We’ve been tracking the 2024-25 NFL DPOY odds since they opened and will continue to do so all season. We average the odds from multiple sportsbooks and track the movement, removing the influence of money and providing you with each defender’s true odds of winning the award.

NFL DPOY Odds for Top Contenders

Five players have opened in a tier of their own when it comes to NFL DPOY odds: Myles Garrett, arguably the best athlete in the league and last year’s NFL DPOY; Micah Parsons, the NFL DROY three years ago and favorite for NFL DPOY most of last season; Nick Bosa, who was the NFL DPOY two years ago; TJ Watt, the NFL DPOY three seasons ago; and Maxx Crosby, who has led the NFL in tackles for losses each of the last two seasons.

Crosby is a new addition to this upper tier, as the other four opened in a group of their own last year as well. Sportsbooks are obviously optimistic about Antonio Pierce’s influence on the Raiders’ defense, as well as the addition of Christian Wilkins protecting Crosby from being double-teamed too often.

Odds to Win NFL DPOY

Player
Best Odds
DraftKings
FanDuel
BetMGM
Bet365
Parsons, Micah
Watt, Trent Jordan
Garrett, Myles
Bosa, Nick
Crosby, Maxx
FanDuel
+1000
+1000
Hutchinson, Aidan
FanDuel
+1600
+1000
+1600
+1500
Hines-Allen, Josh
DraftKings
+2500
+2500
+2500
+2500
Jones, Chris
DraftKings
+3000
+3000
+2500
+2500
Hunter, Danielle
BetMGM
+3500
+2500
+3200
+3500
Anderson, Will
FanDuel
+4000
+2000
+4000
+3000
Hamilton, Kyle
DraftKings
+4000
+4000
+3000
+4000
Gary, Rashan
DraftKings
+5000
+5000
+4000
+5000
Hendrickson, Trey
DraftKings
+5000
+5000
+5000
+5000
Sweat, Montez
FanDuel
+6000
+3000
+6000
+3000
Burns, Brian
DraftKings
+6000
+6000
+6000
+6000
Reddick, Haason
FanDuel
+6000
+5000
+6000
+6000
Gardner, Ahmad
DraftKings
+6000
+6000
+6000
+6000
Donald, Aaron
BetMGM
+6600
+6600
Carter, Jalen
FanDuel
+7500
+5500
+7500
+6600
Smith, Roquan
BetMGM
+8000
+7500
+7500
+8000
Bosa, Joey
BetMGM
+8000
+5000
+7500
+8000
Williams, Quinnen
DraftKings
+8000
+8000
+6000
+6600
Warner, Fred
FanDuel
+10000
+4000
+10000
+4000
Surtain II, Patrick
DraftKings
+10000
+10000
+7500
+10000
Lawrence, Dexter
DraftKings
+10000
+10000
+10000
+10000

Micah Parsons currently has the best odds to win NFL DPOY at +550. If you bet $20 on Parsons to take home the award, you would stand to win $110 and return $130. Based on those odds, Parsons has a 15.4% chance to win the award.

After Parsons we have Myles Garrett (+700), TJ Watt (+800), Nick Bosa (+800), and Maxx Crosby (+1000) rounding out the top five contenders.

*The NFL DPOY odds in the table above are updated every 1-2 hours from the best sportsbooks in the US, including DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and Caesars. If you’re not already signed up with DraftKings, be sure you claim the best DraftKings Sportsbook promo before registering.

Here are some notes on the NFL DPOY odds movement:

  • [March 15] Aaron Donald, who opened with +5000 odds to win NFL DPOY this season, has announced his retirement.
  • [March 4] Micah Parsons has opened as the favorite to win NFL DPOY. The Cowboys utility defender will be playing his first season in the league without DC Dan Quinn, who is now the Commanders’ head coach. Mike Zimmer will run the defense in Dallas this year.

Looking for the latest NFL odds? – Get current spreads, totals, and moneyline odds for all upcoming games this week here.

Top Contenders by Position

Despite seeing so many edge players listed with short odds to win the award, only five true edge players have won DPOY in the last 15 years: Myles Garrett (2023), Nick Bosa (2022), TJ Watt (2021), Khalil Mack (2016), and Terrell Suggs (2011).

 DPOY Winners by Position

Position DPOY Awards in Last 10 Years Total DPOY Awards Won
Defensive Back 1 11
Edge Rusher 4 20
Inside Linebacker 0 9
Interior DL 5 13

Odds for Past Winners

Five different players have won NFL DPOY over the last five seasons. This is notable since Aaron Donald and JJ Watt were so dominant prior.

Past DPOY Winners

Season DPOY Winner Pos
2023 Myles Garrett EDGE
2022 Nick Bosa EDGE
2021 TJ Watt EDGE
2020 Aaron Donald DL
2019 Stephon Gilmore CB
2018 Aaron Donald DT
2017 Aaron Donald DT
2016 Khalil Mack EDGE
2015 JJ Watt DL
2014 JJ Watt DL

The idea that the Defensive Player of the Year is generally the league-leader in sacks is a common misconception. Sacks are certainly seen as a sexy stat and play a role in the voting. But the sack king has only won the award four times in the last 11 seasons: Nick Bosa in 2022, TJ Watt in 2021, Aaron Donald in 2018, and JJ Watt in 2015.

TJ Watt racked up the most sacks in 2023 and 2020 as well, but did not win DPOY for either. Shaquil Barrett led the NFL in sacks in 2019, Chandler Jones led the way in 2017, Vic Beasley Jr in 2016, Justin Houston in 2014, and Robert Mathis in 2013. Yet, none of them took home DPOY honors.


Archived DPOY odds: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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With nearly a decade working in the industry, Matt is a seasoned sports betting veteran. He got his start with SBD in 2016 and worked his way up the ladder to become the Editor-in-Chief. Along the way he has done everything from reviewing sportsbooks to creating proprietary sports betting tools.