Tanner Hudson One of Top Value Tight Ends in NFL

Tanner Hudson One of Top Value Tight Ends in NFL
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Tight ends are a quarterback’s best friend. They provide a safety valve for their quarterback and are reliable in key spots when they need yardage for a first down or want to extend drives for the team to be successful.

BetOhio.com utilized Pro-Football-Reference.com to find the cap hit and receiving yards of every NFL tight end during the 2023-24 NFL regular season. After doing the math of the dollar per point share for each player in the league, we were able to determine the 10 most value driven TEs from this season. Salary and yards were included for all teams the player was on during the 2023-24 season.

Although you can find Ohio sports betting odds on tight end receiving yards in the Super Bowl, the blocking skills of tight ends are a little harder to track. Because of that, blocking wasn’t represented in this chart. Here are the numbers:

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Best Value NFL Tight Ends of 2023-24 Season

Rank, Player, Team Cap Hit (2023-24) Receiving Yards (2023-24) $ Per Yard
1. Jake Ferguson, DAL $1,046,221 761 $1,375
2. Tanner Hudson, CIN $522,220 352 $1,484
3. Trey McBride, ARI $1,431,741 925 $1,548
4. Chig Okonkwo, TEN $996,085 528 $1,887
5. Sam LaPorta, DET $1,721,089 889 $1,936
6. Isaiah Likely, BAL $996,085 411 $2,424
7. Cade Otton, TB $1,108,486 455 $2,436
8. Tucker Kraft, GB $1,006,897 355 $2,836
9. Kylen Granson, IND $1,116,592 368 $3,034
10. Noah Gray, KC $1,018,444 305 $3,339

Ohio sports betting apps list San Francisco as a 1.5-point favorite in the Super Bowl with a moneyline of -125. The Chiefs'  moneyline is +105, while the game’s over/under is 47.5.

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Hudson Provides Value for Bengals

Cincinnati tight end Tanner Hudson placed second with 352 yards (second lowest on list) at $1,484 per yard with a salary cap hit of $522,220 (lowest among top 10).

The five-year veteran (first with AFC team) completed his first season in the Queen City with 39 receptions for the aforementioned 352 yards (9.03 avg.) with his first career touchdown coming in a 34-14 home win against Indianapolis in Week 14. He played in 12 games. In his career, he has played in 45 games with 54 receptions for 551 yards (10.2 avg.) with one score.

Dallas second-year tight end Jake Ferguson topped the list with 761 yards (third highest) at $1,375 per yard and a salary cap hit of $1,046,221 (fourth highest).

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Super Bowl Tight Ends

Two of the best tight ends in the league battle each other in less than two weeks at Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas with the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and the San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle.

Kelce is the second-leading receiver in the postseason with 23 catches (27 targets) for 262 yards (11.4 avg.) with three TDs, while Kittle has only been targeted 10 times with six receptions for 108 yards (18.0 avg.) with one score.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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