DraftKings Teams With NextGen Stats To Offer Fastest NFL Player Betting Markets

NFL NextGen stats bets are live in Pennsylvania at DraftKings Sportsbook where you can bet on the fastest offense and defensive player.

Pennsylvanians have been able to bet on NFL futures for statistical leaders over the course of a season. DraftKings Sportsbook is taking that a step further, however, with NFL NextGen Stats bets.

Among the available wagers based on Amazon Web Services‘ and Genius Sports‘ tracking of NFL players are the fastest offensive ballcarrier and the player to record the fastest sack over the course of the 2021 regular season.

What are NFL NextGen Stats bets?

Integrating AWS technology, Genius Sports provides its customers with data covering every movement every player on the field makes during every game. Earlier this month, DraftKings became the first PA sportsbook to close a deal for access to that data.

Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports, commented:

“Genius is proud and delighted to partner exclusively with the NFL to establish a new era of digital fan engagement for professional sports leagues everywhere. Our technology leads the world in the convergence of official data, betting, streaming, and digital media and we are excited to bring our unique capabilities to the world’s preeminent sports league.”

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Betting on fastest ball carrier and fastest sack

DraftKings has wasted no time in coming up with a way to recoup some of its investment. Bettors in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey can bet on players in two NextGen markets right now.

In the DraftKings Sportsbook app, click on “NFL,” “Player Futures” then scroll to “Regular Season Fastest Offensive Player” or “Regular Season Fastest Defensive Player.”

For offensive players, the betting market is for “Regular Season Fastest Offensive Ball Carrier.” Which offensive player hits the top speed in the league while carrying the ball throughout all 544 regular-season games in the upcoming season will determine wagers in this market.

Regular Season Fastest Offensive Ball Carrier odds: 

  • Tyreek Hill: +500
  • Raheem Mostert: +650
  • Jonathan Taylor: +1200
  • Full odds listed on app

Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers DeVonta Smith and  Greg Ward are both listed at +6500. Running Back Boston Scott is +8000.

Pittsburgh Steelers include Chase Claypool (+10000)Anthony McFarland (+10000), Diontae Johnson (+25000), and JuJu Smith-Schuster (+25000)

On the defensive side, the market is “Regular Season Fastest Individual Recorded Sack.” The relevant measurement here is which defensive player gets the opposing quarterback to the ground after a snap over the same games.

Regular Season Fastest Individual Recorded Sack odds

  • Montez Sweat: +750
  • Chase Young: +900
  • Myles Garrett: +900
  • Full odds listed on app

Philadelphia Eagles with odds to record fastest sack are Brandon Graham (+3500) and Alex Singleton (+5000),

Pittsburgh Steelers odds include TJ Watt (+1200), Devin Bush (+1600),  Steph0n Tuitt (+7500), Cameron Heyward (+10000), and Joe Schobert (+10000).

NFL NextGen stats data

The NFL makes some of this data available to the public online. For example, the fastest offensive ballcarrier table for regular-season games will be updated weekly.

Mostert recorded both of the fastest two speeds last season. The top recorded pace was 23.09 miles per hour. Hill came in at number five on that list at 21.19 mph.

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard took just two seconds flat to record a sack last season. As this is the first time regulated sportsbooks are offering betting markets of this type, handicapping data isn’t available on the same level as more traditional wagers.

What might be easier to do is weed out data that isn’t relevant. Conventional wisdom might point bettors to which teams blitz on defense the most for players recording fastest sack times.

However, that actually might be fools’ gold. For example, Indianapolis ranked 31st in the NFL last season in terms of blitz frequency. Despite that, Leonard still recorded the fastest sack.

These season-highs can be as much the result of opponents badly missing an assignment as a clever play design or any tendencies. Still, these bets provide another way to wager on NFL games on DraftKings PA.

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DraftKings Sportsbook Introduces New Same-Game Parlay Feature In Pennsylvania

DraftKings’ same-game parlays have made their debut on the sportsbook app. What are they and how can bettors in Pennsylvania take advantage?

If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then DraftKings Sportsbook has just paid FanDuel Sportsbook a compliment of the highest degree. A new DraftKings same-game parlay feature is available in the app and on the Pennsylvania sports betting website.

It’s a move that will make it easy for bettors to diversify their wagers. However, it’s important to note that these are still parlay bets and carry extra risk despite the same-game element.

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What are DraftKings same-game parlays?

They are essentially what the name suggests. It’s a parlay wager in which all the legs come from the same sporting event. An example using a Philadelphia Eagles game demonstrates the concept easily enough.

Say you want to put money down on Philadelphia’s regular-season opener in Atlanta on Sept. 12. You could just bet the Eagles spread or moneyline. However, there are so many more options with a same-game parlay. You could instead form a parlay using the following bets as legs:

  • Jalen Hurts Over 200 passing yards
  • Eagles +3.5
  • Will the Eagles score a rushing touchdown in the first half? Yes

This differs from traditional parlays because all the legs come from the same event. Traditional parlays involve legs from multiple sporting events. Until recently, those were the only type DraftKings allowed.

How do I use this new feature on DraftKings?

DraftKings has loaded a new feature on its app allowing bettors to easily create custom parlay wagers on select sporting events. While browsing the betting markets, look for the new “SGP” symbol.

Tapping on that will open a new dialogue box, with a “switch” you can “flip” to activate same-game parlay mode for the event you’ve chosen. At that point, you’ll need to decide what legs will compose your parlay and how much you want to wager.

Once you’re satisfied with your legs and the odds, add the wager to your betting slip. From there’s it’s a matter of finalizing your bet just like any other wager. While this provides a new way to enjoy betting on sporting events, it’s important to remember why this option exists and what it means for you as a gambler.

DraftKings plans to come out ahead

In the process of creating these same-game parlays, you’re likely to discover the potential payout if you win these wagers is far better than traditional bets. That’s the case as compared to if you bet each leg on its own, too.

The important thing to remember is that you have to give something to get something whenever you gamble. The better your payout gets, the longer your odds are. DraftKings didn’t make this change because it felt like giving bettors more money.

In fact, the exact opposite is the case. DraftKings likely saw how FanDuel has been reaping the rewards of offering same-game parlays.  In Illinois, for example, FanDuel’s win percentage was more than the next two operators’ (including DraftKings) win combined for June. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board does not break down monthly sports betting numbers by bet types.

A lot of that revenue came from bettors who placed same-game parlays and lost. It’s crucial to not forget about responsible gambling rules when enjoying the option to place a parlay wager on a single sporting event. DraftKings now enables you to do that.

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