With the NFL Draft starting Thursday, April 23, now is a great time to take a look at prop bets being offered by both DraftKings and FanDuel. Both sportsbooks will soon be debuting in the state of Colorado.
Available Broncos props
Neither site has much to offer Broncos fans, but there are a couple opportunities out there. Both sportsbooks have ‘position of team’s first drafted player’ props and both list Denver selecting an offensive player first at -250. DraftKings has the longer odds of Denver going defense first at +200, while FanDuel lists it at +190.
While not draft related, DraftKings has “next team” specials available for quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston. The Broncos are among the favorites in both. Denver has the fifth best odds (+1200) to be Dalton’s next team. Those listed ahead of Denver: Jacksonville (+250), Cincinnati (+300), New England (+500) and the L.A. Chargers (+1000).
As for Winston, the Broncos have the fourth best odds (+1000), with only Jacksonville (+250), the Chargers (+500) and Pittsburgh (+800) ahead of them.
Top of the draft
Back to the Draft, former LSU QB Joe Burrow is the runaway favorite to be the No. 1 overall selection. DraftKings has him at -10000, while FanDuel is at -7000. Both books have Ohio State defensive end Chase Young (+2000 DraftKings and +1500 FanDuel) as the next most likely top pick. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (+2500 and +2000) and Oregon signal-caller Justin Herbert (+2500 and +3500) are next in line with the best odds.
Both books also are offering props for the exact outcome of the first three overall picks. Not surprisingly the best odds can be found with Burrow going first, Young going second and then various players rounding out the top three.
DraftKings has the longest odds available for the bet at +50000 for both the order of Tagovailoa, Young and Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, and Tagovailoa, Young and Herbert.
Quarterback specific props
At DraftKings you can wager on which QB will be picked first (favorite: Burrow -10000, long-shot: Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts +25000), second (Tagovailoa -286, Hurts +15000) and third (Herbert -200, Anthony Gordon/James Morgan/Nate Stanley +50000).
At FanDuel you can take the over/under on the signal callers’ draft position. They do not have odds on Burrow, but Tagovailoa is listed at 3.5, Herbert 5.5 and Utah State’s Jordan Love at 19.5. Hurts and Georgia’s Jake Fromm have the highest over/under number at 62.5.
Shenault and other wide receivers
The Broncos are rumored to be interested in a receiver with the 15th overall pick and Colorado’s Laviska Shenault is among the pass catchers the sportsbooks are taking action on.
Both sites list Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy (-121 and -120) as the favorite to be the first WR off the board.
Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb (+175 and +155) and Alabama’s Henry Ruggs (+250 and +300) are next up before the odds jump up significantly.
As for Shenault, DraftKings lists him at +15000 to be the first receiver selected and FanDuel does not have him listed. However, FanDuel does have a prop on whether he’ll be selected in the first round. Yes is +300 and no is -435.
Here’s a quick look at some of the unique props each site is offering.
- The position of Mr. Irrelevant (the last player selected): offense (-121), defense (+100) or kicker/punter/long snapper (+1400).
- The round Hurts will be selected: second (+100), third (+110), fourth (+800), first (+1100) and fifth-seventh (+2000).
- Who will have more players selected in the first round: the SEC (-137) or all the other conferences combined (+112).
- Rounds the first kicker and punter are selected: first round has the longest odds for both at +10000, while fifth (+150) is the favorite for kickers and sixth (-110) for punters.
- Over/unders for all Power Five conferences on the number of players each will have selected in the first round. The over/under for the SEC is 15.5, whereas the Pac-12 is 2.5.