NFL Rookie of the Year Odds: Who Are The Offensive, Defensive Favorites?

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We’re two weeks into the NFL season, and we’ve seen multiple rookies flash star potential on both sides of the ball. Drake London has overtaken Jahan Dotson atop of the Offensive Rookie of the Year board, while Aiden Hutchinson has cemented himself as the heavy favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Anything can happen in the next 16 weeks, though, so read on to find value on these awards.

NFL Rookie of the Year odds

Here are NFL Rookie of the Year odds for best offensive and best defensive player for the 2022 – 2023 regular season. Click on the price(s) you like to bet now.

Here are some of the favorites for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Drake London (): For the second straight week, Drake London led the Falcons in targets (12), receptions (8), and receiving yards (86). This time, though, he also added his first NFL touchdown. Those numbers were all up from a week ago as well, when London caught five of seven targets for 74 yards. No other offensive player has London’s combination of talent and opportunity, and this number is only going to drop further as the season goes on.

Jahan Dotson (): Jahan Dotson is the clear third option on Washington in the early going, but despite a lack of volume, Dotson continues to be targeted in the red zone. His overall numbers were up this week, catching four of five targets for 59 yards and adding his third touchdown of the year. If Wentz continues to target Dotson in the endzone, there’s a chance he could overtake London despite not having the same reception and yardage totals.

Garrett Wilson (): Garrett Wilson followed up a solid first game with a spectacular showing in Week 2. Wilson led the team in targets by a wide margin with a whopping 14 and caught eight of them for 102 yards and 2 TD. Compared to Corey Davis with two catches on four targets, and Elijah Moore with three catches on five targets, Wilson could be forcing his way to WR1 status.

Chris Olave (): After catching all three of his targets in Week 1 and adding a clutch two-point conversion, Chris Olave became Jameis Winston’s most targeted player in Week 2. Olave caught five of his 13 targets for 80 yards, which led the team and was 15 more than Michael Thomas, who caught six balls on nine targets.

Breece Hall (): Both Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson have clear factors working both for and against them. The factor in their favor is playing in New York. But what’s working against them is they may ultimately cannibalize the vote, leaving neither with a favorable chance of winning. Hall remains more projection than on-field results for now as he tied Michael Carter in carries with seven in Week 2 but more than doubled Carter’s yardage with 50 on the ground.

George Pickens (): For the second straight week, George Pickens caught just one ball on three targets. He is currently the fifth option on a team with a bad quarterback, so the odds are currently stacked against Pickens making a push for OROY.

Kenny Pickett (): Pickett entered the offseason as the OROY favorite. But his odds took a tumble after Mitchell Trubisky was named the starting QB in Pittsburgh. Trubisky has not looked sharp through two weeks, but word out of Pittsburgh is that they’d ideally like Pickett to sit the year out. Pickett will likely get in at some point, but this play is all about speculation.

Dameon Pierce (): The Texans committed to Pierce in Week 2, giving him 15 carries, which he turned into 69 yards. No other Texans RB ran the ball against the Broncos, and if Pierce continues to see this kind of commitment, it’s possible that he puts up enough numbers to contend for this award.

Treylon Burks (): Treylon Burks continues to be one of the most targeted Titans in the passing game, and led the team in targets Week 2 with six. However, his four receptions for 47 yards aren’t going to win him any awards.

Here are a few of the favorites for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Aidan Hutchinson (): After a three-sack performance in Week 2, the market pounded Hutchinson down to +250, making him the far-and-away favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year. A few days later and he’s down to +200. There’s zero value on taking Hutchinson at this point, because as soon as he has a game without a sack this number should float back up above +300 and could settle around +500 unless he continues to terrorize quarterbacks, which is always a possibility.

George Karlaftis (): George Karlaftis leads all rookies with nine QB pressures, and getting after the quarterback is the best way to win this award. He’s also vaulted up the odds board, now the second favorite behind Hutchinson after overtaking Travon Walker.

Travon Walker (): Travon Walker has looked every bit the part of the #1 overall pick through two weeks. After a sack and an interception in his first NFL game, Walker didn’t flash in Week 2 but showed his strength against the run and helped to create chaos for his teammates.

Kayvon Thibodeaux (): Kayvon Thibodeaux was ahead of Aidan Hutchinson on most big boards throughout the college football regular season, but was surpassed during the post-season draft process. Thibodeaux is expected to make his season debut on Monday night, hosting the Cowboys.

Ahmad Gardner (): Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner gets the New York bump if he can put up some numbers, but to this point he hasn’t flashed enough. To win this award as a corner, he’ll need interceptions and touchdowns on his resume.

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How NFL Offensive ROY odds are changing

Below we will dish out updates throughout the season on how NFL Offensive ROY odds are changing.

PlayerNFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds Sept. 6NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds Sept. 15NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds Sept. 20
Drake London+1400+1000+600
Jahan Dotson+700+800
Garrett Wilson+1600+1600+800
Brian Robinson+1500+1100+1000
Breece Hall+1000+1700+1200
Chris Olave+1000+1000+1200
Kenny Pickett+850+1300+1300
Treylon Burks+1800+1400+1400
George Pickens+900+850+1400
Dameon Pierce+900+1000+1400
Romeo Doubs+1100+1100+1600
Christian Watson+1600+1600+2000
Skyy Moore+1200+1200+2500
James Cook+1800+3500+3500

How NFL Defensive ROY odds are changing

And here are how NFL Defensive ROY odds are changing.

PlayerNFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds Sept. 6NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds Sept. 15NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds Sept. 20
Aidan Hutchinson+450+600+250
Travon Walker+800+700+1000
George Karlaftis+750+1000
Kayvon Thibodeaux+600+900+1000
Ahmad Gardner+1000+1000+1400
Jordan Davis+1400+1800
Trent McDuffie+2000
Quay Walker+1000+1500+2000
Nakobe Dean+1200+1200+2000
Jermaine Johnson II+1200+1200+2000
Kaiir Elam+2000
Devin Loyd+1500+2000
Kyle Hamilton+800+1200+2500
Derek Stingley Jr.+1200+1200+2500
Jaquan Brisker+8000+2500+2500

Offensive ROY odds: What happened last year?

Last year’s NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year race was a wild one as Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was a big favorite as late as Dec. 22. Jones, who was navigating New England back to the postseason after a one year absence, was -700 at DraftKings Sportsbook just prior to Christmas. Enter Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase, who posted two phenomenal receiving weeks around the holidays. Chase had 10 catches for 125 yards in a 41-21 Bengals win over the Ravens on Dec. 26, and then followed that up with an ungodly 266 yards receiving with 3 TDs in a 34-31 victory over the Chiefs.

Jones, meanwhile, was mediocre down the stretch of the regular season – allowing Chase to ultimately come away with the award. The former LSU star received 42 of 50 votes while Jones grabbed five votes.

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Defensive Rookie of the year odds: What happened last year?

The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year race was far different than that of the offensive side. Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons was at the top of odds boards for the majority of the 2021 – 2022 season.

Parsons, the No. 12 overall pick in last year’s Draft, racked up 84 tackles and posted 13 sacks. The sack total was just two shy of the NFL rookie record. Parsons earned all 50 votes for DROY.