Heisman Odds: C.J. Stroud, Caleb Williams Climbing up Market After Strong Performances; Jalon Daniels A Big Liability

Heisman Odds: C.J. Stroud, Caleb Williams Climbing up Market After Strong Performances; Jalon Daniels A Big Liability article feature image

Ben Jackson, Jay Biggerstaff/Getty. Pictured: C.J. Stroud and Jalon Daniels.

We've gotten through five full weeks of college football play, and the Heismanodds board is shaping up with clear contenders separating themselves from the pack.

C.J. Stroud is at the top of the market with +150 odds at BetMGM, and it's easy to understand why the Ohio State quarterback is getting so much respect from oddsmakers.

While Stroud actually tossed one of his two interceptions on the season in Ohio State's win over Rutgers, he's totaled 18 touchdowns and 1,376 yards with a 68.7% completion percentage.

C.J. Stroud to Julian Fleming for the 36 yard TD🔥


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USC quarterback Caleb Williams is next behind Stroud. Williams has led his team to the No. 6 spot in the nation behind his 12 touchdowns and one interception. He's also added some rushing touchdowns to that.

With a current +400 price, Williams is clear of anyone else by a good margin, making Stroud and Williams the two main candidates as it stands to really push for the award.

That's not to say that last year's Heisman winner, Bryce Young, is out of the equation. While Young has been posting solid numbers, to the tune of 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions, he did leave last weekend's game against Arkansas with a shoulder injury.

Young slipped to +900 after opening the season as a +250 favorite, but there is still a ways to go for the defending champion to make a case for himself.

The biggest liability for BetMGM is Jalon Daniels, the Kansas quarterback who has led his team to a 5-0 start.

It's insane that a Kansas quarterback is receiving Heisman attention, but that's the case we have. Daniels accounts for the highest ticket (9.2%) and handle (27.9%) percentage on the board.

He's tossed 12 touchdowns and has one interception to his name while also adding five touchdowns on the ground. He's listed at +4000 and wasn't even on the board at the beginning of the year.

Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy is the second-biggest liability. However, if odds are any indication, McCarthy isn't keeping BetMGM up at night.

He has drifted to +12500 after opening at +6600, and that's despite tracking 7.9% of the handle.

McCarthy has just six passing touchdowns and 848 yards on the year, though he hasn't thrown an interception.

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