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Haskins’ 2019 OROY Odds Fading Entering Week 2 of Preseason; Is there Value?

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Dwayne Haskins' OROY odds have fallen from second shortest to fourth shortest. Photo from @NBCSRedskins (Twitter).
  • Dwayne Haskins’ OROY odds have fallen from second shortest to fourth shortest
  • Haskins has committed three turnovers and been sacked five times in two preseason appearances
  • Is Haskins worth a wager at this price?

Dwayne Haskins is not only an underdog to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, but also to win the Redskins’ starting job. The 15th overall pick has performed below expectations so far this preseason and as a result he’s plummeted down the OROY odds board.

2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds

Team Odds
Kyler Murray +120
Josh Jacobs +402
David Montgomery +1137
Dwayne Haskins +1214
Darrell Henderson +1830
Miles Sanders +1998
Marquise Brown +2248
Deebo Samuel +2248
TJ Hockenson +2248
Daniel Jones +3081
Drew Lock +3081

*Odds taken 08/16/19
His 2019 NFL OROY odds have fallen from the second shortest just a month ago to the fourth shortest, behind overwhelming favorite Kyler Murray, as well as Josh Jacobs and David Montgomery. His price is surprisingly still quite short at (+700) at some books, but with beat writers speculating that Case Keenum has the inside track to start the season opener, it could be a while before Haskins gets a taste of the regular season.

The NFL Moves Fast

Haskins’ preseason debut was a nightmare, and his second appearance didn’t go much smoother. His first two series ended in turnovers against the Browns, including a 40-yard interception that was returned to the house.

He did throw his first and only touchdown pass Thursday against the Bengals, but it doesn’t make up for the disappointing totals he’s produced so far. Through two appearances, he’s completed just 54% of his passes and has been sacked five times.

He’s committed three turnovers and just three of the 12 series he’s been on the field for have lasted longer than four plays. He doesn’t look ready to compete at the NFL level on a full-time basis just yet, and while he’s struggling another rookie pivot is turning heads in New York.

QB Controversy Brewing With the Giants?

The Giants were mocked for drafting Daniel Jones in the first round, but the early returns are quite positive. The number six pick has completed 16 of his 19 passes this preseason for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

He looks calm and cool under center, and if you’re going wager on a long shot quarterback who projects to start this season on the bench, wouldn’t you prefer Jones at nearly three times the odds of Haskins? The competition for Jones will be arguably easier to supplant than Haskins, and with 38-year-old Eli Manning hanging on by a thread, it won’t be long before everyone in New York is calling for quarterback change.

His ceiling is just as high as any other rookie QB not named Kyler Murray, and if you’re looking for a long shot pivot to back, Jones is certainly a more appealing bet right now than Haskins.

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