Kylen Granson Among Best Bargains at Tight End in NFL

Kylen Granson Among Best Bargains at Tight End in NFL
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As you look at the final 2023 NFL regular season receiving statistics, the first tight ends listed in the top 30 are San Francisco’s George Kittle (24th) and Kansas City’s Travis Kelce (29th).

Both will be playing in Las Vegas for Super Bowl 58 on Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. (CBS), proving the point the tight end position helps in the success of a team — you can check out Super Bowl odds here.

With that said, BetKentucky.com utilized ProFootballReference.com to find the cap hit and receiving yards of every NFL tight end during the 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 Kentucky 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

Kentucky 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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Neighboring NFL Teams Well Represented

Obviously, there is no professional football team in the Bluegrass State, but four players from neighboring states placed in the top 10 ranking.

Third-year Indianapolis Colts tight end Kylen Granson has his most productive season of his career, placing ninth on the list with 368 yards at $3,034 per yard with a salary cap hit of $1,116,592 (third highest).

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). Tennessee Titans’ Chig Okonkwo completed his second season and placed fourth on the list with 528 yards (fourth) at $1,887 per yard with a salary cap hit of $996,085 (tied for second lowest).

Kansas City third-year tight end Noah Grey has provided a nice second option at the position for quarterback Patrick Mahomes over the last two seasons and finished at No. 10 in the rankings. He posted 305 yards (28 catches) for $3,339 per yard with a salary cap hit of $1,018,444 (sixth). You might even be able to find Grey in the lengthy list of Super Bowl prop bets available in the week-plus leading up to the game.

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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Lou Monaco is a contributing writer for BetKentucky.com. Lou 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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