2022 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Picks

  • Kenny Pickett (+650) opened as the favorite to be named 2022 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Breece Hall (+900) and Kenneth Walker III (+1400) could run away with the award if they seize starting roles
  • Chris Olave, Skyy Moore and Treylon Burks (+1000) lead a crowded first-year receiver class

While NFL MVP betting odds are historically dominated by quarterbacks, the Offensive Rookie of the Year is still anyone’s game. Over the past decade, four signal callers and four running backs have won the award. And, last year, Ja’Marr Chase joined Odell Beckham Jr. as the second freshman wide receiver to claim the honor in the past 10 seasons.

Before we look at this year’s leading OROY contenders, here’s where you can check out the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022.

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Kenny Pickett+650+500
Breece Hall+900+800
Chris Olave+900+1000
James Cook+900+1400
Skyy Moore+900+1000
Treylon Burks+1000+800
Christian Watson+1200+800
Drake London+1200+800
Jalen Tolbert+1200+2000
Garrett Wilson+1400+1000
Kenneth Walker III+1400+1200
Jameson Williams+1600+1400
Desmond Ridder+1800+1400
Dameon Pierce+2000+2000
Malik Willis+2000+2500
Matt Corral+2000+1800
David Bell+3300+2800
George Pickens+3300+4000
Rachaad White+3300+3000
Sam Howell+3300+4000

Kenny Pickett leads weak QB class

Pittsburgh beat reporters believe Mitch Trubisky will win the QB competition over Kenny Pickett (+650). However, if the No. 20 overall pick impresses in training camp, he could rack up wins on a Steelers squad that has never finished under .500 in Mike Tomlin’s 15-year-tenure as head coach.

History tell us that Pickett’s first-round pedigree gives him a much better chance to start games this season than third-round signal-callers such as Desmond Ridder (+1800), Malik Willis (+2500) or Matt Corral (+2000). That said, Ridder only has journeyman Marcus Mariota ahead of him, and Corral could be competing with Sam Darnold if the Panthers don’t bring in Baker Mayfield.

Boatload of receivers

Six pass catchers were taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, including the Saints’ Chris Olave (+1000), Tennessee’s Treylon Burks (+1000), Atlanta’s Drake London (+1200), the Jets’ Garrett Wilson (+1400), the Lions’ Jameson Williams (+1600) and Washington’s Jahan Dotson (+4000).

Second rounders Skyy Moore (+1000) and Christian Watson (+1200) also have similar odds due to having Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers throwing them the ball. But, we’re fading this crowded field given that only four receivers have won Offensive Rookie of the Year in the past 20 campaigns.

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Bet on the rookie backs

It’s strange to see consensus No. 1 overall rookie dynasty pick Breece Hall at +900. Oddsmakers are dinging the 21-year-old because he plays on a New York Jets franchise that could have a putrid offense if sophomore QB Zach Wilson continues to struggle. But, anyone who plays fantasy football knows about the athletic comparisons to Jonathan Taylor. And with only second-year back Michael Carter in his way, Hall has a clear path to heavy touches.

Taken just five picks after Hall in the second round at No. 41 overall, Kenneth Walker III (+1400) will pair with injury-prone Rashaad Penny in the Seahawks backfield. While Seattle’s offense could be ugly with Drew Lock and Geno Smith at the controls, Pete Carroll will pound the rock at every opportunity.

If an injury befalls 27-year-old Leonard Fournette, Rachaad White (+3300) would likely take over as lead back in Tom Brady’s explosive Buccaneers offense. The former Arizona State rusher is the premier handcuff in fantasy football this season and an excellent longshot OROY bet if he takes the reins in Tampa.

Best Bet: Breece Hall (+900)

Best Longshot: Rachaad White (+3300)

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