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XFL – D.C. Defenders odds, roster and projected starting lineup

The D.C. Defenders will host the Seattle Dragons in the 2020 XFL season opener Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on ABC. Below, we’ll preview the Defenders’ 2020 season, with a look at their roster and 2020 XFL Championship odds.

Head coach and general manager Pep Hamilton, formerly an assistant at the University of Michigan, also worked with XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck’s son Andrew in Indianapolis in the NFL. Tanner Engstrand will serve in the dual role as offensive coordinator and running backs coach with former NFL players Bob Saunders in the role of receivers coach and Kurt Gouveia coaching the linebackers in the team’s initial campaign.

D.C. Defenders 2020 XFL Championship odds

Odds via BetMGM, last updated February 6 at 6:35 a.m.

Outright Winner: +600

The Defenders have rather moderate odds to win the title in the 2020 season at +600. This means a $10 XFL futures bet on the Defenders would earn a profit of $60 if they were to win the championship game April 26.

The best odds belong to the Dallas Renegades at +300, with the Tampa Bay Vipers +400 as the second-best odds for the title, followed by the New York Guardians at +450. Next is D.C.

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D.C. Defenders 2020 roster

QB: Tyree Jackson, Cardale Jones

RB: Khalid Abdullah, Nick Brossette, Jhurrell Pressley, Donnel Pumphrey

WR: Simmie Cobbs Jr., Malachi Dupre, Tyler Palka, Eli Rogers, Rashad Ross, Jalen Rowell, DeAndre Thompkins

TE: Donnie Ernsberger, Derrick Hayward, Khari Lee

OL: T Cole Boozer, G Chris Brown, T Malcolm Bunche, G Rishard Cooke, G Dorian Johnson, C James O’Hagan, C Jon Toth, T Logan Tuley-Tillman, T De’Ondre Wesley

DL: DT Siupeli Anau, DE Tavaris Barnes, DT Kenny Bigelow, DT Jay Bromley, DE KeShun Freeman, DE/LS Brian Khoury, DE Sam Montgomery, DT Elijah Qualls, DT Tracy Sprinkle, DT Kalani Vakameilalo

LB: Jonathan Celestin, Jonathan Massaquoi, A.J. Tarpley, Jameer Thurman, Antwione Williams, Scooby Wright

CB: Elijah Campbell, Doran Grant, Desmond Lawrence, Bradley Sylve

S: Matt Elam, Tyree Kinnel, Carlos Merritt, Rahim Moore, Shamarko Thomas

P: Hunter Niswander

K: Tyler Rausa

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D.C. Defenders 2020 projected offensive starters

QB: Cardale Jones

RB: Jhurell Presley/Donnel Pumphrey

WR1: Eli Rogers

WR2: Rashas Ross

TE: Khari Lee

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