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NFL Week 15 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

Cincinnati Bengals free safety Jessie Bates (30) tackles Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (33) in the second half of the NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Empower Field in Denver. Cincinnati defeated the Broncos 15-10. Cincinnati Bengals At Denver Broncos 397

It’s time for our final look at Rookie of the Year odds before the award is actually handed out. While things are all but wrapped up on the defensive side of the ball — something we’ve been saying for some time now — the offensive accolade is a little more up in the air.

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Offensive Rookie of the Year
Rookie Week 7 Week 11 Week 15
Mac Jones +400 -105 -700
Ja'Marr Chase +110 +125 +400
Jaylen Waddle N/A N/A +6500
Najee Harris +800 +1200 +10000
Javonte Williams N/A N/A +10000

*Odds from DraftKings

Ja'Marr Chase had the award almost entirely wrapped up by midseason, but like too many of his targets this season, he let it slip through his hands. Since his 201-yard bonanza against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7 that had many crowning him, Chase has averaged 40.6 receiving yards per game and dropped six of his 32 catchable passes. The talent is obviously still there, and if he goes for 363 yards over his final three games, he’ll have the rookie receiving record.

Unless he does that, though, it’s Mac Jones’ to lose. Jones has been efficient, but his volume stats are nothing to write home about. He ranks 14th in passing yards and 15th in touchdowns. Still, his 81.5 overall grade slots him in at 10th among quarterbacks this season.

Defensive Rookie of the Year
Rookie Week 7 Week 11 Week 15
Micah Parsons +225 -400 -10000
Patrick Surtain II +1000 +1000 +800
Odafe Oweh +750 +1600 +5000

*Odds from DraftKings

It's surprising that sportsbooks are even still taking bets on this one because it’s all but over. Micah Parsons and his absurd 92.7 pass-rushing grade are your Defensive Rookie of the Year. He ranks eighth among all players in sacks (13) despite primarily playing off-ball linebacker and fifth in the NFL in defensive stops (46). Oh, and he’s gone three straight games without allowing a catch despite being targeted five times over that span. This race isn’t close.

Week 15 Rookie Snaps and PFF Grades

Kansas City Chiefs (34) at Los Angeles Chargers (28)

Player Team Position Snaps Grade
Nick Bolton Chiefs LB 78 90.7
Creed Humphrey Chiefs C 71 70.4
Trey Smith Chiefs G 71 57.1
Noah Gray Chiefs TE 20 50.0
Player Team Position Snaps Grade
Tre' McKitty Chargers TE 41 51.1
Josh Palmer Chargers WR 32 58.6
Chris Rumph II Chargers ED 8 74.0

New England Patriots (17) at Indianapolis Colts (27)


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