- Texans running back Dameon Pierce (+400) is favored to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
- Breece Hall (+500) of the Jets put up 197 total yards and a touchdown in Week 5 versus the Dolphins
- Kenneth Walker (+5000), Alec Pierce (+5000) and Khalil Shakir (+10000) are all excellent longshot bets to capture the award
Just over a month into the NFL season, the 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year race is wide open with a couple of running backs leading the way. Preseason award favorite, Kenny Pickett, has seen his odds lengthen despite taking over as the Steelers’ starting quarterback. And a quartet of freshman receivers are still heavily in the mix for the honor.
Before we check out the latest OROY futures and provide our best longshot picks, here’s where you can find the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022 as well as the Best NFL Prop Bets on players and teams.
Offensive Rookie of the Year
|Kenneth Walker III||+1200||+5000|
Pierce or Hall?
Dameon Pierce (+400) is the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year frontrunner after being a 20-1 longshot before the season. The big, bruising Texans back currently tops all rookies in rushing yards (412) and touchdowns (three). He’s also averaging 20 carries per game over the past three contests. But, while the fourth-round pick out of Florida will continue to get volume, his upside will be limited by a moribund Houston offense.
For that reason, we prefer Breece Hall at +500. Coming off a monster performance (97 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, TD) against Miami in Week 5, the Jets’ second-round pick already has 488 yards from scrimmage through five games. With polished pass-catching skills and rising touch totals, the sky’s the limit for the Iowa State product.
Breece Hall has officially broken out 😤
✈️ 197 Total Yds
✈️ 1 TD
✈️ 27.7 PPR Points pic.twitter.com/02KolRS2oE
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) October 9, 2022
Pickett falls down the board
Kenny Pickett’s OROY odds have lengthened from +650 before the year to +1400 today. After tossing three interceptions in a relief appearance for Mitch Trubisky in Week 4, the Steelers QB threw for 327 yards, with no TDs and a pick, in a blowout loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Other than Bailey Zappe (+5000) and a brief cameo by Malik Willis (+10000), no other first-year signal callers have hit the field. Although, that time should be coming soon for Falcons rookie Desmond Ridder (+4000) and Sam Howell (+9000) of the Commanders.
The 2022 rookie WR class is already living up to the hype. Over his past three games, Chris Olave (+600) has 268 receiving yards and two scores for the Saints. Atlanta’s Drake London (+800) has also snagged a pair of touchdowns this year. The Jets’ Garrett Wilson (+1100) went for 102 yards and 2 TDs in Week 2. And Pittsburgh’s George Pickens (+1200) has come to life over the past two games, hauling in 12 receptions for 185 yards.
Factoring in quarterback play, coaching and the quality of teams they play for, Olave is probably the best bet of all the pass catchers. However, keep in mind that Ja’Marr Chase was only the second rookie receiver to capture the award in the past decade.
Chris Olave has 389 rec yds this season.
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 13, 2022
Best longshots on the board
Kenneth Walker III is somehow still +5000 on Bovada. The Seahawks rookie rushed for 88 yards and a TD on eight carries in Week 5 and his volume is set to spike with Rashaad Penny lost for the season. For the same reason, keep a close eye on Isiah Pacheco (+3300) and Rashaad White (+5000) in case the starting running backs for the Chiefs or Buccaneers are befallen with an injury.
Alec Pierce (+5000) has put up 222 yards over the past three weeks. But, the Colts second-round pick will obviously need better quarterback play out of Matt Ryan to contend for the award. Finally, Khalll Shakir is 100-1 on Bovada. Josh Allen and the Bills could have more in store for the rookie slot receiver after he put up 75 yards and a TD against the Steelers in Week 5.
See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you: