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Hudson will compete to be the No. 2 tight end in Cincinnati this season behind Mike Gesicki, but Hudson has minimal Fantasy value in that role. He's not worth drafting in most leagues. Hudson, Drew Sample and a pair of rookies in Erick All and Tanner McLachlan will all compete for playing time with Gesicki, but Gesicki will likely lead Bengals tight ends in playing time and production. If Gesicki gets hurt then Hudson could be Fantasy relevant, but then you can just add him off the waiver wire in that scenario.

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Year rec
Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 39 352 9.03 1 0.00 352.9
2022 10 132 13.20 0.00 111
3y Avg. 16 161 10.06 0 0.00 91.1
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Sticking with Cincinnati

    Hudson is re-signing with the Bengals, Jeremy Fowler of reports. Hudson spent much of last season on Cincinnati's practice squad but eventually emerged as the top pass catcher at tight end amidst a disappointing season for free-agent acquisition Irv Smith (who has since moved on to Kansas City). The Bengals signed Mike Gesicki and re-signed Drew Sample earlier this week, ensuring Hudson will again have to fight for his playing time. Sample figures to do a lot of the blocking, likely leaving Hudson and Gesicki to compete for slot work and playing time in obvious passing situations.
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Records career-best season

    Hudson finished with 39 catches for 352 yards and one touchdown in 12 games for the Bengals in 2023. All those numbers were career highs as Hudson finished the season as Cincinnati's top tight end. The fifth-year pro will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. The Bengals do not yet have any tight ends under contract for 2024.
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Held to three catches

    Hudson recorded three catches on seven targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chiefs. Hudson tied for the team lead in targets with Ja'Marr Chase, matching his season high. However, that didn't lead to a big performance, as the Bengals' offense struggled to move the ball for much of the game. Despite seeing at least four targets in seven of his last nine games, Hudson has failed to surpass 50 receiving yards in that span.
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Five catches in overtime win

    Hudson had five catches for 49 yards on five targets in Saturday's overtime win over the Vikings. Hudson had 25 offensive snaps in the win, equaling his total from the two previous weeks. He's become the primary pass-catching tight end option for the Bengals.
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Week 12 Waiver Priority List

    Hudson heads into Week 12 against Pittsburgh with three games in a row with at least 8.5 PPR points. He has 16 targets over that span for 14 catches and 127 yards, and he seems like the best tight end in Cincinnati, ahead of Irv Smith. However, with Joe Burrow (wrist) out, it's hard to feel good about Hudson, so he's only worth adding in deeper leagues for one percent of your FAB.
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Surprise contributions

    Hudson had four catches for 45 yards on five targets in Sunday night's win over the Bills. This production came completely out of the blue from Hudson, as he had been inactive the three previous games and only signed from the practice squad on Wednesday. But the Bengals got production from all three tight ends in the passing game, seeing an opening against the Bills.
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  • Bengals' Tanner Hudson: Joins Cincy's 53-man roster

    The Bengals signed Hudson off their practice squad Wednesday. Hudson was elevated from the practice squad in Weeks 3 and 4 while Irv Smith dealt with a hamstring injury, and the 6-foot-5 tight end held his own with four catches for 48 yards on six targets between those two games. The 30 receiving yards Hudson compiled Week 3 are more than Smith has had in any game this season. Smith also lost a fumble in this past Sunday's win over the 49ers, so perhaps Hudson can carve out a sizable pass-catching role if the Cincinnati coaching staff is unhappy with Smith's production.
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  • Tanner Hudson: Brought back by Bengals

    The Bengals signed Hudson to their practice squad Wednesday. Hudson has bounced around the league in four professional seasons, though he's coming off his best year in 2022 when he posted 10 receptions for 132 yards with the Giants. The Bengals have a deep skill-position group overall but are thin at tight end, so Hudson could see time with the team at some point in 2023.
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  • Tanner Hudson: Off to waivers

    The Giants waived Hudson on Saturday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. In a corresponding move, Nick Vannett was signed to the active roster. Hudson was in the midst of a season during which he posted career highs in targets, receptions and receiving yards, but he'll now become an unrestricted free agent, assuming he isn't claimed by another team during the current waiver period.
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  • Giants' Tanner Hudson: Gets one target in Week 12

    Hudson turned his lone target into a 10-yard reception in Thursday's 28-20 loss to the Cowboys. Hudson played 12 of the Giants' 59 snaps on offense while working as part of a three-man rotation at tight end that included Lawrence Cager and Chris Myarick. All three players are candidates to see their roles reduced in the Giants' Week 13 contest against the Commanders, as head coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday that he's optimistic Daniel Bellinger (eye) will be able to return to the lineup, according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record. Prior to missing the Giants' last four games with a fractured eye socket, Bellinger had been serving as the team's top tight end.
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  • Giants' Tanner Hudson: Top option at tight end Sunday

    Hudson caught three of five targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Seahawks. With Daniel Bellinger sidelined due to a fractured eye socket, Hudson stepped up as the Giants' top receiving option at tight end, while Chris Myarick caught the only pass thrown his way for 10 yards. With the Giants on bye next week, Bellinger might have enough time to recover and return to action, but if he remains out Hudson could have some deep-league appeal in Week 10 against the Texans.
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  • Giants' Tanner Hudson: Active Sunday

    Hudson is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Hudson landed on the injury report Thursday as a non-participant due to an illness and didn't practice Friday. However, he appears to have cleared the aliment and will be good to go Sunday. The reserve tight end has caught three of five targets for 40 yards across 130 offensive snaps during the first five games of the campaign.
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  • Giants' Tanner Hudson: Dealing with illness

    Hudson did not practice Thursday due to a non-COVID related illness, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Hudson was not listed with any issues on the Giants' practice report Wednesday, and the exact nature and severity of this illness are still unknown. The backup tight end has caught three of his five targets for 40 yards through the first five games of the season, though he's played an increased percentage of the Giants' offensive snaps over the past two weeks, with 61 percent against Chicago and 45 percent against Green Bay. Hudson will have two more days to overcome this illness before Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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  • Giants' Tanner Hudson: Joins Giants

    Hudson was signed by the Giants following a workout Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Tanner was cut by the 49ers on Tuesday, and he quickly found a new home in New York. He spent his first two seasons with the Buccaneers and recorded 67 yards on five receptions across 20 games. In 2021 he suited up for just two games with the 49ers. He is now competing for a roster spot in New York.
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  • 49ers' Tanner Hudson: Receives future deal

    Hudson signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Monday, Aaron Wilson of reports. Hudson played two games for the 49ers this season in Weeks 5 and 7, after suiting up 20 times for Tampa Bay between 2019 and 2020. The 26-year-old has five catches on 12 targets for 67 yards in his career. He'll now work to carve out a bigger role in 2022.
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  • Tanner Hudson: Returns to practice squad

    Hudson reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Hudson was called up for Sunday's loss to the Cardinals but played just one offensive snap. He's a candidate to return to the active roster while George Kittle (calf) is on injured reserve.
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  • 49ers' Tanner Hudson: Elevated from practice squad

    Hudson was elevated from the 49ers' practice squad Saturday. Hudson was unable to land a spot on the Buccaneers' 53-man roster to begin the regular season, but he'll serve as depth at tight end Sunday after George Kittle (calf) was placed on injured reserve. The 26-year-old Hudson appeared in 11 games for Tampa Bay last year and brought in three of his seven targets for 41 yards.
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  • Tanner Hudson: Let go by Tampa Bay

    The Buccaneers cut Hudson on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hudson has looked good as a receiver this preseason, so he could be a candidate to resurface on Tampa Bay's practice squad or land a role elsewhere in the league. Last season Hudson appeared in 10 games with the Buccaneers, in which span he secured three of seven targets for 41 yards.
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  • Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Shines as receiver again

    Hudson secured six of seven targets for 74 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 34-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night. Hudson once again paced the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yards, and brought in a particularly impressive 25-yard pass from rookie Kyle Trask in the fourth quarter. Despite his impressive work as a receiver this preseason, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports Hudson is being given no assurances by head coach Bruce Arians, who noted after Saturday's game, "there's more to it than just catching the ball" with respect to the tight end's bid for a roster spot. Hudson's blocking continues to be spotty, but he should ample chances to once again impress in Saturday's preseason finale against the Texans.
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  • Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: 'Inside track' to fourth TE job

    Hudson is considered the favorite to secure the fourth tight end job heading into the 2021 season, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old is expected to hold off the likes of Codey McElroy and journeyman Jerell Adams for the job barring any training camp/preseason surprises. Hudson has cobbled together a 5-67 line on 12 targets over the last two seasons, and even though he's displayed some impressive athleticism down the seam in limited action, it would presumably take an injury to the top trio of Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard (Achilles) and Cameron Brate (undisclosed) for him to have any chance at a consistent weekly role that would afford him even modest fantasy value.
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