Updated NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds

Updated NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds 5

Sportsbooks can sometimes be extremely accurate at projecting game outcomes and player odds. Which is why a lot of fantasy football and daily fantasy players are starting to turn to oddsmakers as a tool in their research. Using sports betting odds can be helpful for those looking to figure out who to start in fantasy leagues in-season and offer a fresh take on the fantasy football landscape as a whole.

NFL Rookie of the Year Odds

These NFL rookies of the year odds looked a lot different in early June. Outside of Saquon Barkley, the rookie landscape has definitely changed.

Remember when everyone thought this was a solid running back class? All of a sudden guys like Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, and Ronald Jones look more like long-term projects and less like first-year impact players. Colts Nyheim Hines had another fumble in the Monday Night Preseason game against the Ravens, and Kerryon Johnson has looked lackluster at times in Detroit. To be fair, this running back class may have been a lot stronger if Darius Guice wasn’t lost for the season. But as it stands, you have Saquon Barkley way out in front and Royce Freeman surging as a potential workhorse in Denver.

To be honest, over the course of training camp and NFL preseason, it’s been the wide receiver group that has really emerged with showcasing their talent. Anthony Miller has made a number of specular catches at Bears camp, along with strong preseason performances from Michael Gallup for the Cowboys and Courtland Sutton for the Broncos. While D.J. Moore and Calvin Ridley were strong out the gate in Dynasty leagues as top talent amongst their rookie class, there has been a number of other young prospects that have joined them to look equally as impressive in the WR group. Right now, I could honestly see the wide receiver class having a better season than the RB class as a whole, which is a bold statement considering how amazing Saquon Barkley looks.

  • Saquon Barkley +180
  • Sam Darnold +330
  • Josh Allen +600
  • Baker Mayfield +800
  • Josh Rosen +1200
  • Royce Freeman +1600
  • Kerryon Johnson +1600
  • Anthony Miller +2000
  • Lamar Jackson +2000
  • Michael Gallup +2500
  • Rashaad Penny+2500
  • Nick Chubb +2500
  • Sony Michel +2500
  • Ronald Jones II+3000
  • Courtland Sutton +3300
  • D.J. Moore +3300
  • Calvin Ridley +3300
  • Dallas Goedert +4000
  • James Washington+6000
  • Nyheim Hines +6000
  • Antonio Callaway +6500
  • Christian Kirk+8000
  • Dante Pettis +8000
  • DJ Chark +8000
  • Jordan Wilkins +8000
  • Mason Rudolph +8000
  • Chase Edmonds +10000
  • Kalen Ballage +10000

The quarterback group is always front an center in these type of Rookie Betting odds. History tends to favor the quarterback, or at least it used to. Last year Alvin Kamara took the award, but you may be interested to know four quarterbacks in the last seven years have won the ROTY award.

If you’re thinking about placing a few wagers this year’s ROTY odds, my advice would be to avoid the long shots and place your money on Saquon Barkley. I feel Barkley is above and beyond better than the rookies this year’s draft class and he has a great opportunity to succeed for the Giants. While I do believe there will be some gems that emerge from this draft class that will be stars for years in the league, I think most rookies will have ups and downs throughout their first season. Barkley seems like the only player that can produce on a weekly basis.


If you love the long shots and have to pick one, Michael Gallup is nice at +2500. He will see a ton of targets in 2018 and will have every opportunity shine.

Thanks for reading


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Mike Rigz

Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 25 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had an outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike has three kids and lives on the West Coast. He's happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.

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