Okay BetUS gridiron betting enthusiasts … with the start of the 2020 NFL regular season days away, now is a perfect time to look at the value-packed NFL betting odds. This season’s potentials for Offensive Rookie of the Year winner have been announced. Whether you like one of the top favorites on the board, a middle-of-the-pack contender, or a certifiable long shot, you’re going to have a great idea of what to expect. Just read on to gather some expert insight. Let’s get started. Here is a look at the latest Super Bowl Odds
Offensive Rookie of the Year Contenders
No. 5 CeeDee Lamb +1800
I don’t know what the front offices in Las Vegas and Denver were thinking when they both passed on former Oklahoma star CeeDee Lamb with the 12th and 15th picks in the draft, respectively. I believe both franchises made a big mistake. Now, the Dallas Cowboys will reap the benefits of nabbing the gifted wideout from Oklahoma with the 17th overall pick.
The 6-2, 189-pound Lamb caught 62 passes for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior for the Sooners last season. This was after recording 65 receptions for 1,158 yards and 11 scores two years ago as a sophomore. Lamb routinely made highlight-reel catches and jaw-dropping runs after receptions. Lamb had become what was universally accepted as the top wide receiver in this year’s draft. Despite being taken as the third wideout on the board, Lamb joins a great situation in Dallas. He’ll play opposite Pro Bowl veteran receiver Amari Cooper and alongside quarterback Dak Prescott and superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott. While it’s true that Lamb will be sharing the ball with a pair of other proven skill-position stars, I also expect him to shine as a rookie because of the attention paid to both, Elliott and Cooper.
No. 4 D’Andre Swift +1600
Swift was widely expected to be the first running back taken in the draft, but although Kansas City passed on the former Georgia star, he’s entering a good situation with the Detroit Lions. The speedy and elusive back is a legitimate dual-threat out of the backfield. He ran for 1,218 yards and seven scores at Georgia last season. Swift also adding 24 catches for 216 yards and another score. Sure, the Lions might not exactly be Super Bowl contenders but Swift should see plenty of playing time. The Loins have been searching for a quality star at the running back position since the legendary Barry Sanders hung up his cleats. Recent acquisition Adrian Peterson only has so many carries left in those incredible legs.
Veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford is back under center after missing the majority of the 2019 campaign. Opponents will have to respect the Lions’ passing attack. That alone will make Swift more dangerous as both a runner and pass-catcher. Swift could put up some monster numbers. He could leap-frog everyone else en route to the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
No. 3 Clyde Edwards-Helaire +300
Andy Reid surprised everyone by passing on Swift. However, no one is questioning his selection of former LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the final pick in the first round. Particularly seeing as how he passed on Deshaun Watson a few years back in favor of Patrick Mahomes. That has worked out spectacularly. While Edwards-Helaire was expected to be a consistent contributor as a backup, he’s now the featured starter with veteran back and Super Bowl star Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 campaign. Now, Edwards-Helaire and his dual-threat skill-set will almost certainly be a major part of Kansas City’s high-powered offense.
Edwards-Helaire has exceptional elusiveness. He is a legitimate three-down back that rushed for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior at LSU last season. Edwards-Helaire did this while adding 55 receptions for an additional 453 yards and another score. Edwards-Helaire joins a Kansas City offense that already has a ton of talent at the skill positions. This includes Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill and Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce. No team can afford to key in on Edwards-Helaire. That alone makes him a worthy candidate to win the NFL Offensive ROY award.
No. 2 Jonathan Taylor +800
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I fully believe Jonathan Taylor was the best running back in this year’s NFL Draft. He could end up being a superstar of the highest order. Taylor had a phenomenal career at the University of Wisconsin by rushing for at least 1,977 yards in each of his three seasons at the perennial Big Ten powerhouse. Taylor finished his career with 6,174 yards and 50 TDs and showed last season that he could be a good receiver out of the backfield by hauling in 26 passes for 252 yards and five scores.
More importantly, I love the fact that Taylor will be suiting up for an Indianapolis Colts team. The Colts have one of the best offensive minds in the game today in head coach Frank Reich. Taylor might open the season as the backup to starter Marlon Mack. However, it won’t be long before his vast talent moves him up the depth chart and into the starting unit. I won’t be surprised if Taylor cashes in on the NFL betting odds to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. You shouldn’t be either.
No. 1 Joe Burrow +275
I’m not completely sold on Joe Burrow. However, he is my top pick for Offensive Rookie of the Year betting for several reasons. First, the former LSU star will start right off the bat in Cincinnati – and more importantly – he’ll be given every chance to learn and grow. Just as important is the fact that Burrow inherits an offense that has talent at the skill positions. This includes; perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, the still-blossoming running back Joe Mixon, wideout Tyler Boyd and former Clemson star and fellow rookie Tee Higgins.
Burrow will start. Unless he stinks up the joint or is injured, the Bengals will live and die with him as he goes through the inevitable growing pains that all rookie quarterbacks go through. That is what makes him the top pick to win the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.