Chris Olave continues to fall behind in Offensive Rookie of the Year race

Leigh Oleszczak
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There was a time not too long ago when it felt as though New Orleans Saints rookie Chris Olave could potentially be a shoo-in for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Those days appear to be behind us, however.

Last week, Olave's odds to win OROTY were starting to dip but now he's been passed by another player, giving him the fourth-best odds to win the award with +700, per FanDuel. Christian Watson passed him this week with +300 odds but the leaders are Garrett Wilson with +200 odds and Kenneth Walker with +250 odds.

Wilson and Olave were teammates at Ohio State and despite Olave having more receiving yards than Wilson, it appears the odds are more in favor of Wilson being crowned the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Chris Olave is falling out of the OROTY race

Funny enough, Brock Purdy has entered the conversation as well after what he did against the Buccaneers on Sunday but he's a long-shot at +2000. Olave should win the award over Purdy considering he's played in far more games than him but we all know that if a quarterback is somewhat deserving of an award, he usually gets the nod.

If Wilson wins OROTY, it'd give the Jets both that title and DROTY, as Sauce Gardner appears the locked-in odds-on favorite to win at -480 odds. Aidan Hutchinson of the Lions has the second-best odds with +500 so that one isn't even really a contest.

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It'd be fun if Olave could find a way to eke out a win in the Offensive Rookie of the Year race but even if he doesn't win it, the Saints should be excited about their first-round rookie receiver.

Note: Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change

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