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The AP has handed out a Defensive Player of the Year award every year since 1971. We’ve been tracking the 2023-24 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

Four players opened in a tier of their own when it comes to NFL DPOY odds: Myles Garrett, arguably the best athlete in the league; Micah Parsons, the NFL DROY two years ago and heavy favorite for NFL DPOY most of last season; Nick Bosa, who was last year’s NFL DPOY; and TJ Watt, the NFL DPOY two seasons ago. Bosa has fallen back into a second tier.

Micah Parsons had been the lone favorite since June, but after Week 10, Myles Garrett took over as the new favorite. Garrett only remained the favorite for a couple weeks before Parsons took back over. After Week 16, Garrett is back atop the board, though.

Myles Garrett, Micah Parsons, TJ Watt, Maxx Crosby, and DaRon Bland have been named the finalists for the NFL DPOY.

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Odds to Win NFL DPOY

Player
Best Odds
DraftKings
Bet365
Fanatics Sportsbook
BetMGM
Parsons, Micah
Watt, Trent Jordan
Bosa, Nick
Crosby, Maxx
Garrett, Myles
Hutchinson, Aidan
BetMGM
+1100
+1100
Allen, Josh (1997)
BetMGM
+1800
+1800
Jones, Chris
BetMGM
+2500
+2500
Anderson, Will
BetMGM
+3000
+3000
Hamilton, Kyle
BetMGM
+3000
+3000
Sweat, Montez
BetMGM
+3000
+3000
Warner, Fred
BetMGM
+3500
+3500
Hunter, Danielle
BetMGM
+4000
+4000
Reddick, Haason
BetMGM
+4000
+4000
Burns, Brian
BetMGM
+4000
+4000
Gary, Rashan
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Chubb, Bradley
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Hendrickson, Trey
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Johnson, Jaylon
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Thibodeaux, Kayvon
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Gardner, Ahmad
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Carter, Jalen
BetMGM
+5000
+5000
Madubuike, Justin
BetMGM
+6600
+6600
Mack, Khalil
BetMGM
+6600
+6600
Donald, Aaron
BetMGM
+6600
+6600

**No sportsbooks have reopened their NFL DPOY odds since the conclusion of the NFL regular season. We might see odds reopen closer to the awards show.

Myles Garrett currently has the best odds to win NFL DPOY at -200. If you bet $50 on Garrett to win, you would stand to win $25 and return $75. Based on those odds, Garrett has a 66.7% chance to win the award.

Rounding out the top five contenders are: Micah Parsons (+350), TJ Watt (+450), Maxx Crosby (+6000), and Josh Allen (+10000). Roquan Smith has the best odds among non-pass-rushers at +15000.

*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:

  • [January 25] There were no major surprises in the NFL DPOY finalists announced today, as Myles Garrett, Micah Parsons, TJ Watt, Maxx Crosby, and DaRon Bland were selected from the group.
  • [December 26] Myles Garrett has taken back over as the favorite at the majority of online sportsbooks after Week 16. Some betting apps do still list Parsons as the favorite, though.
  • [December 3] Micah Parsons has taken back over as the DPOY favorite after Week 13. This isn’t the result of Parsons or the Cowboys defense doing anything spectacular, rather Myles Garrett and the Browns defense giving up 65 points to over the last two weeks – making matters worse, neither of the Broncos or Rams offenses were really seen as powerhouses entering their games with Cleveland either.
  • [November 28] DaRon Bland set a new NFL record with his fifth pick-six of the season in Week 12. Bland’s NFL DPOY odds were +7500 entering the week, making him a distant afterthought, but he has emerged with +1600 odds, the fourth-best on the board.
  • [November 21] In a game where Cleveland started a rookie quarterback who they clearly did not trust to throw the ball downfield, the Browns were basically asking their defense to beat the Steelers in Week 11. Myles Garrett showed up with two sacks and led the Browns to another win. Garrett’s DPOY odds improved from +140 to +110 as he nears even money to win the award.
  • [November 12] Myles Garrett recorded another 1.5 sacks in Week 10, helping the Browns upset the Ravens. Garrett’s dominance led to him taking over as the new favorite to win NFL DPOY. It’s the first time this season where Micah Parsons has not at least been tied for the best odds.
  • [October 9] Micah Parsons remains the DPOY favorite in spite of his Cowboys defense getting torched by the 49ers in Week 5. TJ Watt and Myles Garrett are close behind and the three defenders have really separated themselves from the pack at this point.
  • [September 18] Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner has seen his NFL DPOY odds start to fade alongside the Jets’ Super Bowl hopes. Gardner had the fifth-best odds entering Week 2, but has come out of it at a distant +3500. Fellow Jet Quinnen Williams is also seeing his odds start to fade.
  • [September 5] Ahead of NFL kickoff, Micah Parsons has seen his odds continue to improve, now landing at +450 as the clear favorite to win NFL DPOY. Brian Burns, whose Week 1 status is up in the air at this time due to a contract dispute he is engaged in with the Panthers, has seen his odds fade a little from +3000 to +3500.
  • [June 2] Micah Parsons has broken away as the lone favorite to win NFL DPOY, as his odds shortened from +750 to +650.
  • [March 6] Micah Parsons and Myles Garrett opened as the favorites to win the 2023-24 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Both players opened with +750 odds. Last year’s NFL DPOY, Nick Bosa, opened with +1000 odds, good for fourth-best on the board.

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Top Contenders by Position

Despite seeing so many edge players listed with short odds to win the award, only four true edge players have won DPOY in the last 14 years: 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 3 19
Inside Linebacker 1 9
Interior DL 5 13

Odds for Past Winners

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

Past DPOY Winners

Season DPOY Winner Pos
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
2013 Luke Kuechly ILB

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 ten 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 2020 as well, but did not win DPOY for it. 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: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.