NFL Odds: Edwards-Helaire Now Favorite For OROTY
Ever since Clyde Edwards-Helaire was drafted at the end of the first-round by the Kansas City Chiefs he has been amongst the front-runners for the NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year award.
Damien Williams opting out of the season only boosted hoops, with a clear route to starting reps for the player than fans are now calling 'CEH'. Just weeks before the season you could get +500 on the former-LSU running back winning the award.
That price has now disappeared, after that incredible debut performance on Thursday Night Football. Edwards-Helaire rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown, averaging an incredible 5.5 yards per carry.
His performance was so impressive that with one sportsbook he is now the favorite to win the award at +200, although you can still get +400 if you shop around. Since Sunday's games ended we can reveal that 35.23% of bets on the award have been backing Edwards-Helaire.
The Bengals' Joe Burrow is also in the running and still favorite with some books, and is available at a best price of +250. He's been popular with bettors too after an assured first outing, and has been the third most popular bet since Sunday, raking in 16.67% of bets.
The second most popular bet has been on the Colts' Jonathan Taylor, who at 32.94% is only marginally behind Edwards-Helaire for bettors. He's available for a best price +1200, with his odds actually marginally longer than they were pre-season. He had a poor start for the Colts, rushing for only 22 yards on 9 attempts in their loss against the Jaguars. Although a season ending injury to starter Marlon Mack has ensured that he will have plenty of opportunities going forward. Now he's locked in as the starter it's understandable that bettors have been keen to back the former Wisconsin man.
Offensive Rookie Of The Year Odds (Best Price)
Joe Burrow +250
Cylde Edwards-Helaire +400
Jonathan Taylor +1200
Tua Tagovailoa +1500
DeAndre Swift +1600