There is now a new betting favorite to win Super Bowl LV.
The Ravens have surpassed the Chiefs as the favorite to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February, Pete Watt of Oddschecker tells Pro Football Action.
The current odds for Baltimore are +500 while Kansas City sits at +550. The oddsmakers made the change after Week 2, where the Ravens handled the Texans with ease and the Chiefs needed overtime to defeat the Chargers, who started rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.
Kansas City has been the favorites since the market opened in February, until now.
The odds could change next Monday when the two Super Bowl front runners square off in one of two matchups featuring both teams at 2-0. These two teams will be neck-and-neck all season long and it very well could come down to another MVP run for Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes.
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Running Back Fantasy Analysis
Baltimore is utilizing a three-headed running back committee. So far, it has panned out well with no signs of it slowing down. Mark Ingram II, Gus Edwards, and rookie J.K. Dobbins have combined for 244 yards on 42 carries.
This is a great situation for the Ravens to be in. Opposing teams won’t know how to gameplan based on the first two weeks. In Week 1, Dobbins was on the field for 40% of the snaps, leading the way for the backs. He also found the endzone twice. Ingram led the way in Week 2 with 42% and a touchdown.
Add this to Jackson’s mobility and it spells long days for opposing defenses. Jackson has rushed 23 times for 99 yards, leading the team in both categories.
If you play fantasy football, it would be wise to stay away from the Ravens running backs. If you have Ingram or Dobbins, maybe look to trade them away should you need to improve your roster. Both backs have the capability of explosive games, but their current fantasy value isn’t very high. Only Dobbins is in the top-30 fantasy running backs and that due in large part to his two touchdown performance in Week 1.