2022 NFL Offensive Player Of The Year Odds: Jefferson Rising

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NFL preseason games are over and done with, allowing us to witness the good, the bad, and the ugly. As the focus now shifts to Week 1 of the regular season, bettors are continuing to place NFL futures wagers, including on regular-season awards.

The Offensive Player of the Year (OPOY) award is among these betting markets. While the opening odds began in favor of Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams at +800 on DraftKings and PointsBet, the odds have shifted in favor of Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, offered at +1000.

NFL OPOY Oddsboard

Here are the top candidates to win 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, according to odds from two sportsbooks around the betting marketplace.

2022/23 NFL Offensive Player of the Year OddsDraftKingsPoints (Code BONUSDAY)PointsBet (Code BONUSDAY)
Jonathan Taylor+1000+1000
Deebo Samuel+1000+2000
Cooper Kupp+1200+1400
Derrick Henry+1400+1500
Justin Jefferson +1500+1200
Josh Allen +1800+2200
Davante Adams +1800+1500
Patrick Mahomes+2000+2000
Nick Chubb+2000+2000
Justin Herbert+2000+2500
Lamar Jackson+2200+1800
Joe Burrow+2500+3000
Christian McCaffrey+2500+2200
Kyler Murray+2800+2800
Aaron Rodgers+2800+4000
Ja'Marr Chase+3000+3000
Jalen Hurts +3000+4000
Dalvin Cook+3000+4000
Trey Lance+4000+5000
Travis Kelce+4000+5000

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Voters tend to favor running backs and quarterbacks for OPOY, with the exception of three winning wide receivers in the history of the award: Jerry Rice, Michael Thomas, and most recently Kupp. Kupp and Thomas, though, have accounted for two of the three most recent OPOY awards. Rice earned the honor twice (’87, ’93).

This page will help bettors stay updated on the Offensive Player of the Year odds, along with providing analysis for a handful of showstoppers.

Betting Favorites

Jonathan Taylor (+1000, PointsBet)

Jaws were dropping week after week throughout the 2021 season in awe of Taylor. The running back led the NFL with 1,811 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. With one of the best offensive lines in the league and the addition of veteran quarterback Matt Ryan, Taylor’s production has the potential to reach new heights.

Cooper Kupp (+1200, DraftKings)

Reigning OPOY Kupp was originally favored to win the award again in 2022, although no player has repeated as the honoree since Marshall Faulk took home the hardware three straight years, from 1999-2001. Kupp’s odds have shifted from +800 to +1200.

Kupp led the league in three major receiving categories last season, with 145 receptions for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns, nearly becoming the first receiver to finish with 2,000 yards in a season. He did all this in his first season with quarterback Matthew Stafford. Year two will be intriguing.

Derrick Henry (+1400, DraftKings)

After his 2021 season being cut short due to injury, Derrick Henry is back this season with a vengeance. The monstrous running back led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 2020 and received OPOY honors in 2020.

Rising Up NFL Offensive Player of Year Oddsboards

Justin Jefferson (+1500, DraftKings)

Justin Jefferson’s stock is going up with his odds opening at +2500, now shortening to +1500.

nfl offensive player of the year odds, justin jefferson
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is getting attention in the NFL OPOY odds market . (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

In his first season with the Minnesota Vikings, the receiver had 88 catches for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. In year two, 108 catches for 1,616 and 10 touchdowns. Jefferson has posted these numbers with an unreliable quarterback and an injury-prone running back. It will be interesting to see how new head coach Kevin O’Connell utilizes his WR1.

No Love for Tight Ends

While a tight end has never won Offensive Player of the Year in the history of the award, there are a few worthy longshots heading into the 2023 season.

Travis Kelce (+4000, DraftKings)

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. That’s how it goes for Travis Kelce. Despite having 1,000+ yard seasons for the past six years, Travis Kelce is not in OPOY conversation nearly enough. No tight ends are, for that matter.

This past season, Kelce was named ‘AFC Offensive Player of the Week’ after an electrifying performance vs. the Chargers on Thursday night of Week 15, recording 10 receptions for 191 receiving yards and two touchdowns. That was the first time a tight end received the accolade since Rob Gronkowski in 2017, as the recognition is few and far between.

George Kittle (+6600, PointsBet)

Kittle is one of San Fransisco’s biggest weapons, destroying opponents as a run blocker and scrambling the minds of defenders as a receiver. Unfortunately for him, you don’t get votes for stellar blocking.

OPOY Winner History

Here are the Offensive Player of the Year winners from the past 20 seasons:

2021Cooper KuppWide ReceiverLos Angeles Rams
2020Derrick HenryRunning BackTennessee Titans
2019Michael ThomasWide ReceiverNew Orleans Saints
2018Patrick MahomesQuarterbackKansas City Chiefs
2017Todd GurleyRunning Back Los Angeles Rams
2016Matt RyanQuarterbackAtlanta Falcons
2015Cam NewtonQuarterbackCarolina Panthers
2014DeMarco MurrayRunning BackDallas Cowboys
2013Peyton ManningQuarterbackDenver Broncos
2012Adrian PetersonRunning BackMinnesota Vikings
2011Drew BreesQuarterbackNew Orleans Saints
2010Tom BradyQuarterbackNew England Patriots
2009Chris JohnsonRunning BackTennessee Titans
2008Drew BreesQuarterbackNew Orleans Saints
2007Tom BradyQuarterbackNew England Patriots
2006LaDainian TomlinsonRunning BackSan Diego Chargers
2005Shaun AlexanderRunning BackSeattle Seahawks
2004Peyton ManningQuarterbackIndianapolis Colts
2003Jamal LewisRunning BackBaltimore Ravens
2002Priest HolmesRunning BackKansas City Chiefs


How to Read NFL Offensive Player of the Year Odds?

Before you place your bet on the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year, here’s a primer on how to read the odds and what they mean.

Odds at US sportsbooks are typically expressed in the American format. Kupp, for example, is +800, which is just a different expression of 8-to-1 odds. This means that for every $1 you wager, you can win $8. The American odds format is expressed in terms of a $100 bet, and the payout is prorated for the amount of your wager. In other words, a winning $100 wager on Kupp would pay $800 (in addition to your original $100 bet), and a winning $50 wager would pay $400 (plus your $50 investment).

As another example, let’s take a look at Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrows, who bettors can snatch for +2500 on DraftKings. A $100 wager on Burrows would net backers $2,500 profit plus their initial $100 bet, a $50 bet would net $1,250, and so on.

Odds translate into an implied winning percentage. ‘+800’ (or 8-1) translates into an 11.11% chance of winning. If you believe Kupp has a greater than 11.11% chance to repeat at OPOY, then it’s a good bet to make.

Check out our odds converter for help in translating one form of odds to another or to calculate implied win percentage.

When Will 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Be Voted on And Announced?

The award will be voted on shortly after the regular season ends, which means that postseason play won’t be taken into account when voters submit their ballots. The winner will be announced at the NFL Honors ceremony on Thursday, February 9, 2023 – three days before Super Bowl Sunday.

Who Picks Offensive Player of the Year?

The award is voted on by a panel of 50 members of the Associated Press, who cover the NFL.

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