Seattle Dragons XFL Betting Preview: Odds, Picks, Predictions, Depth Chart, More
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Seattle Dragons Odds, Picks, Predictions & Depth Chart
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Below you’ll find odds, depth charts and more analysis for the Seattle Dragons.
Seattle Dragons XFL Championship Odds
- Championship Odds: +1200
Odds as of Thursday and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.
Seattle Dragons Offensive Depth Chart & Analysis
- QB: Brandon Silvers, B.J. Daniels
- RB: Ja’Quan Gardner, Kenneth Farrow, Trey Williams
- WR: Kasen Williams, Austin Proehl, Keenan Reynolds, Dontez Byrd, John Santiago, Sergio Bailey, Alonzo Moore
- TE: Colin Jeter, Ben Johnson, Evan Rodriguez, Connor Hamlett, Cameron Clear
- LT: Isaiah Battle
- LG: Cyril Richardson, William Campbell
- C: Dillon Day, Kirk Barron
- RG: Michael Dunn, Venzell Boulware,
- RT: Quinterrius Eatmon
The Dragons might have the league’s least impressive passing game. Silvers has been named the starter after a solid college career at Troy and an impressive finish to the AAF season in 2019. In his final three games with the Memphis Express, he averaged over 250 yards with four passing touchdowns to a single interception. The Dragons would be delighted to see that level of production from a player who has spent just six weeks total on an NFL roster.
The problem for Silvers may come with his lack of proven quality at the receiver position. The most exciting player of the group is perhaps Byrd, who averaged 13.1 yards per catch in the AAF, but he had just seven targets. Unfortunately, the Dragons are also lacking recognized playmakers at tight end.
The team’s offensive strength lies at running back, where the Dragons are loaded with players who proved themselves in the collegiate ranks and the AAF. But it’s hard to win via the ground game in today’s football environment, and their success may depend on whether their offensive line can dominate the line of scrimmage.
Seattle Dragons Defensive Depth Chart & Analysis
- DE: Jacquies Smith, Stansly Maponga, Praise Martin-Oguike, Marcell Frazier
- DT: Will Sutton, Anthony Moten, Anthony Johnson, Jordan Thompson, Pasoni Tasini, Taniela Tupou
- LB: Steven Johnson, Nick Temple, Kyle Quiero, Nyles Morgan, Miles Durrant
- CB: Channing Stribling, Jeremy Clark, Steve Williams, Johnathan Alston, Mohammed Seisay, Marko Myers
- S: Jordan Martin, Godwin Igwebuike, Tyson Graham, Santos Ramirez
The defensive side of this roster is a real concern and is perhaps why the Dragons have such long odds to win the XFL championship. They lack difference makers and depth at all three levels of the defense.
Smith has bounced around the NFL and has four forced fumbles, while Maponga has forced two fumbles despite registering just eight NFL tackles. They also have Johnson at linebacker and Williams at corner, both of whom have created turnovers in the NFL.
But outside of those four, the Dragons lack defensive playmakers.
Seattle Dragons Pick
Pick: Stay Away
The futures market accurately represents the team’s talent. Even if Silvers plays well, it is not clear who will be a reliable target for him, and the run game will likely take the Dragons only so far. Defensively, they have some pieces but they lack the upside or the depth of other rosters.
Perhaps they will outperform their talent, but 3-4 wins looks fairly spot on for this roster, and they rightly have the longest odds to win the championship. They offer no value right now, but in the regular season, the Dragons might be an ideal team to bet against, and they also might drive game totals to the under thanks to their run-focused offense.