Najee Harris Rookie of the Year Odds Already On the Move And Vary By PA Sportsbook

Written By Katie Kohler on July 9, 2021 - Last Updated on July 12, 2021

NFL Training Camp 2021 begins for almost every NFL team on July 27. But the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys start on July 21 since they open the NFL preseason on Aug. 5.

Training camp and the (reduced-by-one-game) NFL-preseason gives bettors a first real look at the 2021 crop of rookies. Right after the first round of the NFL Draft, Pennsylvania online sportsbooks posted Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year odds.

It’s no surprise Jacksonville Jaguars No. 1 draft pick Trevor Lawrence is the favorite for Offensive ROY. However, after Lawrence, rookie odds at sports betting apps vary especially when it comes to the Steelers’ first round pick Najee Harris.

Najee Harris in the running for Rookie of the Year

In the first round with the 24th pick, the Steelers selected Alabama running back Harris who was their projected pick in many mock drafts. The Steelers first four picks in the 2021 all play offense. The emphasis on offense was likely due to the fact that 39-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who is nearing the end of his career.

Najee Harris Rookie of the Year odds

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds

Harris has the second-lowest odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year at DraftKings and BetMGM. However, at FanDuel and FOX Bet, rookie quarterbacks Justin Fields, Trey Lance, and Zach Wilson are listed ahead of Harris.

DraftKings

  • Lawrence: +300
  • Harris: +500
  • Lance: +600
  • Fields: +700
  • Pitts: +800
  • Wilson: +800
  • Jones: +1100
  • Chase: +1200
  • Smith: 1300

BetMGM

  • Lawrence: +300
  • Harris: +600
  • Lance: +700
  • Fields: +800
  • Pitts: +800
  • Wilson: +900
  • Jones: +1200
  • Chase: +1400
  • DeVonta Smith: +1600

FanDuel

  • Lawrence: +270
  • Fields: +550
  • Wilson: +700
  • Lance: +750
  • Mac Jones: +1000
  • Najee Harris: +1000
  • Kyle Pitts: +1100
  • Devonta Smith:+1700
  • Chase: +1700

FOX Bet

  • Lawrence: +275
  • Fields: +500
  • Lance:+550
  • Wilson: +700
  • Harris:+850
  • Pitts:+900
  • Jones:+1000
  • Chase: +1300
  • DeVonta Smith: +1400

2021 NFL Rookie of the Year early betting money

At FanDuel, the top three players by handle in late June in the Offensive ROY market were:

  • 23%: Najee Harris (+1300)
  • 13%: Justin Fields (+500)
  • 13%: Kyle Pitts (+1100)

OROY handle percentage at DraftKings

  • 20%: Lawrence (+300)
  • 16%: Fields (+700)
  • 13%: Harris (+500)

Offensive ROY winners

Since 2015, three running backs have won Offensive ROY. Roethlisberger was the last Steeler to win Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004.

Offensive ROY winners since 2015

  • 2020: Justin Herbert (QB)
  • 2019: Kyler Murray (QB)
  • 2018: Saquon Barkley (RB)
  • 2017: Dak Prescott (QB)
  • 2016: Alvin Kamara (RB)
  • 2015: Todd Gurley (RB)

Najee Harris 2021 rushing props

Regular Season Rushing Yards

  • FOX Bet: Over 915.5 (-110)/Under 915.5 (-110)
  • BetMGM: Over 949.5 (-110)/Under 949.5
  • DraftKings: Over 1000.5 (-112)/Under 1000.5 (-112)

Rushing and receiving TDs

  • FOX Bet: Over 9.5 (-110)/Under 9.5 (-110)
  • BetMGM: Over 8.5 (-110)/Under 8.5 (-110)

Steelers rushing attempts since 2018

Will Harris get the touches to put up ROY-like numbers?

Pittsburgh Steelers total rush attempts

  • 2020: 373 (fifth least in the league)
  • 2019: 395
  • 2018: 345 (second least in the league)

Lead photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP.

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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