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We tracked the odds to win the 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award from the time they opened right until the honor was handed out. The graphs below were created by taking the average odds from several of our most trusted online sports betting sites.

Top NFL DROY Contenders

  • [February 2] As expected, Nick Bosa was named 2019 NFL DROY
  • [January 29] Odds to win NFL DROY have finally reopened, and Nick Bosa is listed as a heavy -5000 favorite
  • [December 25] We’ve yet to see DROY odds open at any sportsbook since December 11
  • [December 11] Bosa got even shorter after Week 14, improving from -350 to -450. His new odds give him an 81.8% chance to win DROY.
  • [November 27] Nick Bosa’s DROY odds have hit a new season-best at -350 after tallying his eighth sack of the season against the Packers in Week 12
  • [November 20] Week 11 resulted in no movement to DROY odds
  • [November 13] Clelin Ferrell, coming off a 2.5-sack performance against the Chargers in Week 10, is the only player who saw any significant movement, as his odds improved from +5000 to +3000
  • [November 6] Bosa continues to become a heavier favorite to win NFL DROY after Week 9
  • [October 30] Nick Bosa has become the odds-on favorite to win DROY after recording 3.0 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown against the Panthers in Week 8
  • [October 23] Bosa is nearing even money to win 2019 NFL DROY after recording another sack in Week 7
  • [October 16] Nick Bosa remains the favorite, but Devin Bush saw his odds shorten from +450 to +275 after an interception and fumble recovery in Week 6
  • [October 9] With a dominant performance on MNF against the Browns in Week 5, including 2.0 sacks, Nick Bosa  is back to being a heavy favorite to win DROY, sporting his shortest odds of the season
  • [October 2] Chase Winovich has seen his DROY odds improve from +3300 to +1400 after Week 4, when he recorded his third sack in as many games
  • [September 25] After opening with average odds of +3000, Darnell Savage is now the favorite to win DROY
  • [September 19] For the first time since July, Nick Bosa is the favorite to win the 2019 DROY award
  • [September 11] After a strong performance in Week 1, Ed Oliver has jumped into the top four contenders for DROY
  • [September 5] Josh Allen’s odds improved from +1380 to +853 thanks to an impressive preseason
  • [August 16] Nick Bosa is no longer the favorite to win DROY, as he’s seen both Devin White and Devin Bush surpass him in average odds
  • [July 10] Devin Bush’s odds got a lot shorter, moving from an average of +1276 to +751, and he’s now a top three contender for DROY
  • [May 7] Devin White and Devin Bush, the top two ILBs selected in the draft, have both seen their odds get significantly shorter, while Ed Oliver saw his odds plummet from an average of +800 to +1150
  • [May 1] 31 players have now been given odds to win 2019 NFL DROY, which is already more than last year
  • [April 29] Nick Bosa has opened as the 2019 DROY favorite after being selected second overall by the San Francisco 49ers

Closing 2019 NFL DROY Odds

Player Team Pos Drafted Odds
Nick Bosa SF EDGE 2nd Overall -5000
Devin Bush PIT ILB 10th Overall +1000
Josh Allen JAX EDGE 7th Overall +1000

*Odds taken January 29; Follow the link in the table to see all available options

Seven of the first ten picks in the 2019 NFL Draft were defensive players, and 18 of the 32 players selected in the first round were defenders.

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.