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21 Bold Bets For the 2021 NFL Season

by Corey Parson
Updated On: August 23, 2021, 4:16 pm ET

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As we countdown the days to the NFL season it's time to get our NFL Futures together. Not every NFL Future is made the same, some are just for spits and giggles. So I present to you 21 Bold Bets for the 2021 NFL season. Bold Bets odds via PointsBet. 


1. New Orleans Saints to Win the Super Bowl +4000 

Drew Brees has called it a career and no one believes in the Saints anymore. What if I told you Brees was the person holding the team back? Here's to Jameis Winston leading the Saints to a Super Bowl title. 


2. New England Patriots to Win the AFC +1700

Bill Belichick just saw Tom Brady move to Tampa and win another chip while the Pats didn't even make the playoffs. Mac Jones is here to restore the Patriot way. 


3. Washington Football Team to Win the NFC +2200 

Ron Rivera is a capable head coach and Ryan Fitzpatrick is not afraid to let it all hang out. Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson are talented young playmakers. Chase Young is a scary good defender. Hail to the Football Team. 


4. NFL Title Matchup Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Rams +5000

This bet is legit. The Rams and Ravens are both loaded and ready to make deep playoff runs. 


5. Cleveland Browns to Miss the Playoffs +200 

The Browns are the Cinderella darlings of the 2021 season. It would be a shame if Baker Mayfield did not lead them to the playoffs. 


6. Panthers to Win NFC South +1000 

The NFC South is a division that always shakes it up. My colleague Warren Sharp likes Panthers head coach Matt Rhule to win the NFL Coach of the Year award. If he likes it, I love it. 


7. Best Regular Season Record - Los Angeles Rams +1600 

I'm really into the Rams this year. Yes, they play in the toughest division in the league, but I think they have the best team in the league. The Rams are expected to be the favorites in 13 of their 17 games this season. 


8. Worst Regular Season Record - Philadelphia Eagles +1300  

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off an unexpected 4-win season. The Eagles roster is depleted, their head coach seems in over his head. Philadelphia is projected to be an underdog in at least 14 games this season. 


9. Highest Scoring Team - Dallas Cowboys +1600 

With Dak Prescott back in the lineup, moving the ball up and down the field at will should not be a problem for the Dallas Cowboys. The defense being pitiful should keep the Cowboys in shootouts. 


10. MVP Winner Jameis Winston +8000 

Jameis Winston should get the chance to lead what I think is an underrated Saints team this season. If they can win the NFC South, which is possible, Jameis will be in the running. 

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11. Defensive Player of the Year Chase Young +1200 

It would probably be a good idea to hit on this bet ASAP because his number won't be around for long. Young will be a headache for opposing offenses this season. 


12. Offensive Player of the Year Tyreek Hill +2500 

This is a tremendous value play for the player who could very well be the best skill-position player in the league. 


13. Offensive Rookie of the Year Mac Jones +900

Mac Jones will be the Patriots' starting quarterback before the halfway point of the season. He will lead the Pats to the playoffs. That will give him an advantage in the race for offensive rookie of the year. It's just that simple. 


14. Comeback Player of the Year Dak Prescott +185 

I would not consider this a bold prediction, but sometimes the best bet is the easy bet. Dak should cruise, and this is the best of the number. 


15. Coach of the Year Urban Meyer +2800 

Shoutout to my guy Drew Dinsick on this one. He thinks the Jaguars have a puncher's chance to win the AFC South. If that does happen, Urban Meyer will win this award going away. 

16. Passing Yard Leader Dak Prescott +500 

This is starting to look like the year of Dak Prescott. That's it.


17. Regular Season Rushing Touchdowns Leader Ezekiel Elliott +2000

Elliott has 56 career touchdowns. If the Cowboys' offense lives up to expectation Zeke at +2000 is a steal. 


18. Regular Season Passing Yards Leader Trevor Lawrence +3300 

 A rookie quarterback with nice weapons in the passing game. Lawrence could have over 600 passing attempts this season. Especially if the Jaguars are constantly playing from behind. 


19. Regular Season Receiving Yards Leader CeeDee Lamb +2500 

Since we are riding the Cowboys' offense, let's get the latest 88 involved. Lamb could go crazy with a healthy Prescott this season. Look out for WR1. 

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20. Most Regular Season Interceptions Thrown Daniel Jones +2000 

The dime in Danny Dimes stands for 10 cents on the dollar. Jones has 22 career interceptions in 27 games played. 


21. Most Regular Season Individual Sacks Chase Young +1000 

Young had 7.5 sacks in his rookie season. The former Buckeye has said the game is in slow motion for him. That could be an issue for opposing quarterbacks.


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Corey Parson

Corey Parson is an award-winning, multi-sport fantasy and sports betting expert who has worked for SiriusXM, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and more. He is from Harlem, NY, yet is somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow him on Twitter @thefantasyexec.