NFL Futures To Bet Now: Why Our Expert Is Backing These Way-Too-Early Bengals, Chargers Futures
Getty Images. Pictured: Chargers QB Justin Herbert and Bengals QB Joe Burrow
The Cincinnati Bengals are hot off a Cinderella Super Bowl run that ended before they could get Joe Burrow his glass slipper, while the Los Angeles Chargers just missed the playoffs last season.
With Russell Wilson joining the AFC via a trade to the Denver Broncos, the futures market has been shaken up and is worth a look if you’re ready to back a few hot teams with the cap space and rosters to make big waves in 2022.
Find my way-too-early futures plays for the Bengals and Chargers below.
Bet Bengals to Win Super Bowl and AFC
The Bengals have already been active in free agency, shoring up their interior line with guards Alex Cappa and Ted Karras, who both earned top-20 grades from PFF last season. For a team with its franchise quarterback on a rookie deal that made it to the Super Bowl despite its porous offensive line and entered free agency with the sixth-most cap space, the Bengals are being short-changed on the futures market. I see value on their futures to win both the Super Bowl (+2200 at DraftKings) and AFC (+1000).
Bet Chargers to Win Super Bowl, AFC and AFC West
Like the Bengals, the Chargers are a team with its franchise quarterback on a rookie deal, a strong roster and a decent amount of cap space. There’s value on the Chargers to win the Super Bowl (+2000 at DraftKings), AFC (+1000) and AFC West (+300). In fact, one of the best ways to react to the Broncos acquisition of Russell Wilson is to invest in the Chargers, whose odds became way longer with Denver becoming the shiny new toy AFC contender.