Vegas Odds Point to Elijah Moore Having Breakout Rookie Season

Elijah Moore is poised for a big rookie season.
Elijah Moore is poised for a big rookie season. / Chris Pedota, via Imagn

New York Jets rookie receiver Elijah Moore has been a popular name all season as a breakout candidate. 

The second-round pick out of Ole Miss established a solid connection with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson during the offseason, and he’s now expected to start alongside Corey Davis in the Jets’ offense. With slot receiver Jamison Crowder being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, Moore’s role could expand more in Week 1 and possibly for the rest of the season if he performs well. 

The oddsmakers at WynnBET Sportsbook have Moore second on the odds list to lead all rookie wideouts in receiving yardage in 2021. Only Ja’Marr Chase, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has better odds than Moore. 

Here’s the full list: 

Rookies: Most Regular Season Receiving Yards Odds

  • Ja’Marr Chase: +220
  • Elijah Moore: +250
  • DeVonta Smith: +500
  • Kyle Pitts: +500
  • Jaylen Waddle: +750
  • Rashod Bateman: +2000
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown: +2000
  • Rondale Moore: +2000
  • Kadarius Toney: +5000

WynnBET has been high on Moore all offseason, as he’s been amongst the leaders for rookies in several props. It’s not a surprise given that the Jets will likely need to throw the ball a lot to stay in games this season, but it also speaks to Moore’s unique talent. 

I’ve been all-in on Moore having a breakout season (I drafted him in fantasy football), and I think that he has the perfect storm to succeed this year. Corey Davis had a great preseason, but he is a much different player than Moore on the outside. 

With Crowder on a one-year deal and already dealing with COVID-19, Moore has an ability to solidify himself as a jack-of-all-trades in the Jets’ offense, playing outside and in the slot. 

The Jets are going to want to see what they have in their second-round pick from this year’s draft, and as long as Moore and Wilson stay on the same page, he seems to be poised to breakout in 2021. 

Last year, Justin Jefferson outplayed several receivers taken before him in the draft, and Moore could be looking at the same fate after Chase, Waddle, Smith, Toney, and Bateman all went before him in this year’s draft class.

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