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How the public is betting 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

The odds for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year are out, and nearly half the money is landing on one player.

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Many of the futures bets options to choose from DraftKings Sportsbook heading into the 2020 NFL season are fairly spread out with bets going in all different directions for most of the major categories. However, the race for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has one clear favorite among the betting public.

Of all the bets placed on the award, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is receiving the most by far. The first overall pick from the LSU Tigers is the favorite according to DraftKings Sportsbook, and 45% of the money is coming in on him to be the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year. He is also receiving 41% of the total bets. He has odds listed at +250.

Coming in second in odds is Burrow’s former LSU teammate Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who will line up at running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. He has +300 odds and is receiving 14% of the handle and 10% of the bets, which both rank second among all rookies.

Behind Burrow and Edwards-Helaire is a bit of a drop off with former Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor at +900 odds with the Indianapolis Colts. He is third with 6% of the handle and total bets.

Former Memphis running back Antonio Gibson is coming in with the fifth best odds with the Washington Football Team, but he is not among the top 10 in percentage of handle. He could have some value following the news of Adrian Peterson being released from Washington.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is receiving a decent amount of attention compared to what the oddsmakers are saying. The former Oklahoma Sooner is tied for the eighth best odds at +2000, but he is tied for fourth in percentage of handle with 4% and in percentage of bets with 5%.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is the biggest longshot bet in the top 10. He checks in at No. 9, receiving 2% of the betting handle and is eighth in percentage of bets at 2%. He is behind Carson Wentz on the depth chart and is listed at +6000, 21st to win the Rookie of the Year award.

2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year splits, Sep 5

Handle Rank Player Odds % of Handle % of Bets
Handle Rank Player Odds % of Handle % of Bets
1 Joe Burrow +250 45% 41%
2 Clyde Edwards-Helaire +300 14% 10%
3 Jonathan Taylor +900 6% 6%
4 CeeDee Lamb +2000 4% 5%
5 Jerry Jeudy +1600 4% 5%
6 Cam Akers +1600 3% 3%
7 Tua Tagovailoa +1000 3% 4%
8 D'Andre Swift +2500 3% 2%
9 Jalen Hurts +6000 2% 2%
10 Jalen Reagor +4000 2% 2%

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