2021 Heisman Trophy Odds Tracker: Bryce Young, Matt Corral Separating From Pack

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2021 Heisman Trophy Odds

Odds via DraftKings, updated October 18. Learn more about reading American odds, or compare Heisman odds at every legal sportsbook.

Player Odds Probability
Bryce Young +175 36.4%
Matt Corral +200 21.9%
C.J. Stroud +900 10.0%
Kenneth Walker III +1800 5.27%
Desmond Ridder +2000 4.78%
Kenny Pickett +2200 4.36%
Caleb Williams +2500 3.86%
TreVeyon Henderson +3500 2.79%
Bijan Robinson +3500 2.79%
Brian Robinson Jr. +4500 2.18%
Jerome Ford +6000 1.64%
Stetson Bennett +8000 1.23%
Brennan Armstrong +8000 1.23%
Breece Hall +10000 0.99%
Cade McNamara +10000 0.99%
Jameson Williams +10000 0.99%
Malik Willis +10000 0.99%
Drake London +10000 0.99%
Devin Leary +10000 0.99%
Blake Corum +13000 0.76%
Jahan Dotson +13000 0.76%
Payton Thorne +13000 0.76%
Kennedy Brooks +13000 0.76%
Jayden Daniels +13000 0.76%
Spencer Sanders +13000 0.76%
Zamir White +13000 0.76%
Sam Hartman +15000 0.66%
John Metchie III +15000 0.66%
Garrett Wilson +15000 0.66%
Isaiah Spiller +15000 0.66%
Chris Olave +15000 0.66%
Tyler Goodson +15000 0.66%
DJ Uiagalalei +15000 0.66%
Sam Howell +15000 0.66%
Spencer Rattler +15000 0.66%
Brock Purdy +15000 0.66%
Casey Thompson +15000 0.66%
Dorian Thompson-Robinson +15000 0.66%
Hendon Hooker +15000 0.66%
Anthony Brown +15000 0.66%
Chris Rodriguez Jr. +15000 0.66%
Grayson McCall +15000 0.66%
Kyren Williams +15000 0.66%
Travis Dye +15000 0.66%
Carson Strong +15000 0.66%
Tyrion Davis-Price +18000 0.55%
KJ Jefferson +20000 0.50%
Will Rogers +20000 0.50%
Spencer Petras +20000 0.50%
Zach Calzada +20000 0.50%
Tanner Mordecai +20000 0.50%
Jordan Addison +20000 0.50%
Jayden Reed +20000 0.50%
Sincere McCormick +25000 0.40%
Tank Bigsby +25000 0.40%
Bo Nix +25000 0.40%
Kedon Slovis +30000 0.33%
Emory Jones +30000 0.33%
Malik Cunningham +30000 0.33%
Jake Haener +30000 0.33%
Jack Coan +30000 0.33%
Bailey Zappe +50000 0.20%
Kyle Hamilton +50000 0.20%
Levi Lewis +50000 0.20%

Although Georgia’s been the team to beat this season, the SEC’s top two gunslingers hail from Alabama and Ole Miss.

Quarterbacks Bryce Young and Matt Corral are still atop the Heisman odds board entering Week 8, and they’ll likely remain there — both signal callers lead programs giving double-digit points to respective opponents this weekend.

Here’s how the full board’s shaping up at the halfway point of the season.

Bryce Young (+175)

  • Team: Alabama
  • Position: QB

Alabama has a loss on its schedule, but Young’s been awesome in his first full season under center.

The Philadelphia native dazzled on Saturday to get the Tide back on track, tossing four touchdowns against zero interceptions in a 40-yard blowout of Mississippi State.

His 24 touchdown passes rank third nationally, while his 87.5 QBR clocks in fifth.

Matt Corral (+200)

  • Team: Ole Miss
  • Position: QB

Corral put on a clinic in a road win against Tennessee, accounting for 231 yards through the air, another 195 on the ground and a couple scores.

He’s a name worth monitoring, after head coach Lane Kiffin declared him questionable for Saturday’s clash against LSU.

CJ Stroud (+900)

  • Team: Ohio State
  • Position: QB

Stroud is off a bye week, but can be had at a better price of +900, compared to his previous tag of +800.

The Buckeyes came up lame at home to Oregon in Week 2, and Stroud has dealt with some injuries. But the offense looks like the unit we thought it would, posting 118 points total over the past two weeks.

Stroud has one of the best receiving corps in the country, with Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson on the outside.

Kenneth Walker III (+1800)

  • Team: Michigan State
  • Position: RB

Michigan State’s undefeated after going just 2-5 last year, with Walker leading the charge.

The Wake Forest transfer’s registered just shy of 1,000 yards on the ground and 10 total scores.

If Sparty continues ripping through the Big Ten, expect Walker’s number to drop.

Desmond Ridder (+2000)

  • Team: Cincinnati
  • Position: QB

Ridder’s en route to a phenomenal season — Cincinnati’s undefeated and his stats are in great shape — but you can’t help but feel the 6-4 senior’s left some meat on the bone.

He completed just 13 of his 23 attempts for 140 yards and one score in a rout of UCF in Week 7. Despite his team rolling, Ridder might not have the numbers once it’s all said and done.

Kenny Pickett (+2200)

  • Team: Pitt
  • Position: QB

Arguably no other player is gaining more traction than Pickett, who’s in the midst of Year 4 in Mark Whipple’s system.

The senior’s racked up 21 passing scores to just one interception, with a chance to boost his stock Saturday against Clemson.

Caleb Williams (+2500)

  • Team: Oklahoma
  • Position: QB

If anyone’s going to compete with Pickett for biggest surprise, it’s Williams.

The star freshman’s skyrocketed up the boards, despite starting just a lone game in 2021. He took over for preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler in the second quarter of Week 6.

Since then, he has more than 650 yards of offense and eight touchdowns. A couple more big games, and he’ll be firmly in the mix.

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TreVeyon Henderson (+3500)

  • Team: Ohio State
  • Position: RB

Stroud’s further up the list, but Henderson may be the team’s MVP through the halfway point.

The star freshman’s been a big-play machine, collecting 8.7 yards per rush and nine rushing touchdowns so far.

Bijan Robinson (+3500)

  • Team: Texas
  • Position: RB

Robinson could potentially be 20-1 or shorter, had Texas not dropped consecutive games.

The do-it-all back is in contention for top player in the entire country, with at least 133 yards on the ground in every game this season. He’s also nabbed multiple touchdowns in four of five.

Brian Robinson Jr. (+4500)

  • Team: Alabama
  • Position: RB

Robinson had to wait his turn to get the lion’s share of reps in the Tide backfield, but he’s running away it.

The redshirt senior’s compiled seven total touchdowns over the last three games, and could go bonkers this Saturday against a Tennessee defense Alabama’s projected to score 45 on.

Jerome Ford (+6000)

  • Team: Cincinnati
  • Position: RB

Ford, a former Alabama running back, is running it up in the AAC.

He took home Offensive Player of the Week honors in the conference for the second straight Saturday, after romping UCF for 189 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Stetson Bennett (+8000)

  • Team: Georgia
  • Position: QB

Bennett wasn’t supposed to see this much time, but he’s filled in well for starter J.T. Daniels.

Bennett’s registered a solid 91.6 QBR, behind the nation’s top defense. As long as he’s under center for the best team in the country, why not have him somewhat in the mix?

Brennan Armstrong

  • Team: Virginia
  • Position: QB

Virginia’s out of the ACC picture. Still, Armstrong’s arm — no pun intended — is keeping him in the thick of things.

The lefty gunslinger’s putting up true video game numbers, accounting for 364 yards and multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season.

Who Can Win the Heisman?

There are a lot of players on this odds board who can’t win the Heisman, or are very unlikely to relative to their odds.

The Heisman Trophy winner:

  • Is almost always a quarterback
  • Wins 10+ games
  • Puts up strong raw stats. Efficiency is less important, and touchdowns matter
  • Plays in a Power 5 conference

How Does Heisman Voting Work?

870 voters across six regions get three total spots on their ballot, with players getting 3, 2 or 1 point for each vote.

The voters are comprised of primarily sports writers, with past Heisman winners also getting votes.

The regions do matter, because voters are more fixated in the southeast, northeast and midwest. The west coast voters cover a large percentage of the country, but don’t make up a large percentage of the vote. So there can be a bit of an east coast/southeast bias in Heisman Trophy betting and voting.

Past Heisman Winners & Odds

Player Player Team Preseason Odds
2020 Devonta Smith Alabama 50/1
2019 Joe Burrow LSU 100/1
2018 Kyler Murray Oklahoma 30/1
2017 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 10/1
2016 Lamar Jackson Louisville 100/1
2015 Derrick Henry Alabama 25/1
2014 Marcus Mariota Oregon 5/1
2013 Jameis Winston Florida State 40/1
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M 12/1
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor 28/1
2010 Cam Newton Auburn 20/1
2009 Mark Ingram Alabama 33/1

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