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Oddsmakers like Derek Carr’s MVP chances

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The fantasy guys may not like Derek Carr this season, but the oddsmakers seem to. The Raiders QB landed among the shorter odds for NFL MVP this season, coming in at +2000 (20 to 1) according to

Those odds are good for 13th in the league, tied with Jimmy Garoppolo and Deshaun Watson.

Carr was in the MVP conversation late in the 2016 season, but fell out of the running with one of his many dismal performances in Kansas City. He then broke his fibula in week 16. Matt Ryan would go on to win it.

Last season, Carr dropped off considerably from his heroic 2016 campaign. The odds are banking on Jon Gruden being able to get Carr to shake off last season and return to the progress he had been making. Having a revamped wide receiving corps should help too.

Aaron Rodgers leads odds (6 to 1) followed closely by Tom Brady. The top 22 best odds are all quarterbacks. The first non-QB is Cardinals RB David Johnson at +4000 (40 to 1).

Here are all the MVP odds.

Aaron Rodgers 600

Tom Brady 750

Carson Wentz 1100

Drew Brees 1100

Russell Wilson 1200

Ben Roethlisberger 1600

Jared Goff 1600

Matt Ryan 1800

Philip Rivers 1800

Kirk Cousins 1800

Dak Prescott 1800

Cam Newton 1800

Derek Carr 2000

Deshaun Watson 2000

Jimmy Garoppolo 2000

Matthew Stafford 2500

Andrew Luck 2500

Alex Smith 3300

Jameis Winston 3300

Eli Manning 3300

Marcus Mariota 4000

Case Keenum 4000

David Johnson 4000

Blake Bortles 5000

Joe Flacco 5000

Ezekiel Elliott 5000

Todd Gurley 5000

Le’Veon Bell 5000

Kareem Hunt 5000

Leonard Fournette 5000

LeSean McCoy 5000

Antonio Brown 5000

Saquon Barkley 5000

Julio Jones 6600

Patrick Mahomes 6600

Andy Dalton 10000

Mitch Trubisky 10000

DeAndre Hopkins 10000

AJ Green 10000

Rob Gronkowski 10000

JJ Watt 10000

Tyrod Taylor 10000