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NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds by Player for the 2020 NFL Season

Jason Schandl
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds by player for 2020, led by Washington's Chase Young.
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds by player for 2020, led by Washington's Chase Young. / Norm Hall/Getty Images
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The 2020 NFL Draft is all wrapped up, and after months of speculation, we have official landing spots for all of the year's top rookies. We've already looked at the favorites to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, but now let's turn our attention to the other side of the ball.

This was a strong class on the defensive side, with two of the top three picks in the draft being defenders, and 30 defensive players drafted in the first two rounds. Chase Young is the early favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2020, but he has plenty of competition.

With that in mind, here's a list of players with the best Defensive Rookie of the Year odds for 2020, from FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Chase Young, EDGE, Washington Redskins

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +350

2. Isaiah Simmons, LB, Arizona Cardinals

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +850

3. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Buffalo Bills

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +1300

4. Patrick Queen, LB, Baltimore Ravens

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +1700

5. Jeff Okudah, CB, Detroit Lions

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2100

6. Kenneth Murray, LB, Los Angeles Chargers

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2100

7. Grant Delpit, S, Cleveland Browns

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2300

8. Xavier McKinney, S, New York Giants

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2300

9. Akeem Davis-Gaither, EDGE, Cincinnati Bengals

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2500

10. Derrick Brown, DT, Carolina Panthers

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2500

11. Troy Dye, LB, Minnesota Vikings

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2500

12. Ashtyn Davis, S, New York Jets

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

13. C.J. Henderson, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

14. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Miami Dolphins

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

15. Javon Kinlaw, DT, San Francisco 49ers

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

16. Jordan Elliott, DT, Cleveland Browns

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

17. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Detroit Lions

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

18. Kristian Fulton, CB, Tennessee Titans

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

19. Trevon Diggs, CB, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600

20. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Kansas City Chiefs

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds: +2600


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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