As the rookie class attempts to make their respective cases for Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year, the race tightens over the offensive side, while there appears to be a clear winner on the defensive side.
Honorable Mentions: Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (94 rush yards, 1 TD, 3 rec, 10 yards, 1 TD), Houston Texans, QB Davis Mills (331 passing yards, 1 TD), Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman (7 rec, 103 yards)
3. RB Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos
Williams had another great game on Sunday at home against the Detroit Lions. He rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown while adding a 10-yard receiving touchdown. Williams is beginning to make a late season push at the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
2. WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
After a slow few weeks, Chase has come back into his own, finishing with five receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s loss against the San Francisco 49ers. Just as some thought, Chase was getting outshined for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but proved this past weekend that he is still the favorite.
1. DE/LB Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys
The frontrunner in the Defensive Rookie of the Year race furthered his case with a big game on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. Parsons compiled three tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. Parsons has not only gotten DROTY buzz, but also some Defensive Player of the Year aspirations.