If you have a little extra money lying around ahead of training camps getting underway you might want to think about putting some down on Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Najee Harris winning the 2021 Rookie of the Year award.
Draft Kings recently released their updated odds on players to win the 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year award. They now have Harris ranked fifth overall at +800, which is essentially 8 to 1 odds. Ahead of Harris with lower odds currently sit four quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence (+300), Justin Fields (+600) Trey Lance (+600) and Zach Wilson (+700).
As I posted recently, Harris should stand a great chance at carrying the football at least 250 times during his 2021 rookie season and registering a total of 300 total touches or more. If he hits those numbers, he could very well hit 1,600 total yards of scrimmage in 2021. Posting 1,500 total yards or more along with eight or more total touchdowns should easily put Harris in the running for the award.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley was the last at his position to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, in 2018. Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the last member of the franchise to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. That happened way back in 2004. Ten total running backs have won the award dating back to 1999.
Odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, per @DKSportsbook
1. Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars +300
2. Justin Fields, Bears +600
3. Trey Lance, 49ers +600
4. Zach Wilson, Jets + 700
5. Najee Harris, Steelers +800 pic.twitter.com/ZzQms5OOr9
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