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2023 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Odds to Win
Who is the current favorite to win Defensive Player of the Year?
Myles Garrett is currently the favorite to win the 2023 Defensive Player of the Year at +175 odds, followed by Micah Parsons (+200), and T.J. Watt (+225).
Best Bet to win Defensive Player of the Year
Watt has already logged 10.5 sacks through nine games and has been a key factor in the Steelers’ wins this season.
Given the struggles on offense for the Steelers, Watt should get a lot of award attention if Pittsburgh is able to make a playoff push.
Given how close the top three are, Watt offers the best value bet at +225.
Who won AP Defensive Player of the Year last year?
Nick Bosa (49ers) won DPOY last year, receiving 46 first place votes for 237 points, beating Micah Parsons (Cowboys) who had 101 points, but no first place votes.
Past AP Defensive Player of the Year Winners:
|2022||Nick Bosa||San Francisco 49ers||EDGE|
|2021||T.J. Watt||Pittsburgh Steelers||OLB|
|2020||Aaron Donald||Los Angeles Rams||DT|
|2019||Stephon Gilmore||New England Patriots||CB|
|2018||Aaron Donald||Los Angeles Rams||DT|
|2017||Aaron Donald||Los Angeles Rams||DT|
|2016||Khalil Mack||Oakland Raiders||OLB|
|2015||J.J. Watt||Houston Texans||DE|
|2014||J.J. Watt||Houston Texans||DE|
|2013||Luke Kuechly||Carolina Panthers||ILB|
|2012||J.J. Watt||Houston Texans||DE|
|2011||Terrell Suggs||Baltimore Ravens||OLB|
|2010||Troy Polamalu||Pittsburgh Steelers||SS|
When Should you bet on the Defensive Player of the Year?
If you’re betting on Defensive Player of the Year favorites, you should place bets closer to the start of the season — that way you’ll keep funds in your account for an extra couple of months.
When placing a future bet an important concept to understand is the time value of money. The concept that money is worth more now than the same sum will be worth in the future due to its earning potential in the interim.
Wagering now comes at an opportunity cost as the 2023 Defensive Player of the Year bet will not be graded until February 2024 tying up funds wagered for many months.
Does this concept insinuate that no future bet should be made until closer to the season? No, the offseason is a great time to identify mispriced higher-odds players that could have their odds shift significantly with roster changes, also the players with higher odds reduce the time value effect as the potential payout is higher.