Ranking Rashid Shaheed Among Best Value NFL WRs In 2023-24

Ranking Rashid Shaheed Among Best Value NFL WRs In 2023-24
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Rashid Shaheed just completed his second year in the NFL and earned his Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors as a punt returner. Shaheed, an undrafted free agent signee out of Weber State, finished third in the league with 339 punt return yards and fourth with 723 punt and kick return yards. Those are impressive numbers, especially considering he missed two games due to a thigh injury. His prop bets were certainly worth a look across Louisiana sports betting

But Shaheed's value to the New Orleans Saints went well beyond his special teams play.

While Shaheed is a talented returner, he also earned a top 10 ranking for his work with and value for the Saints offense, too.

LouisianaBets.com, your source for the latest news on Louisiana betting apps, used ProFootball-Reference.com to find the salary cap hit, then combined receiving and rushing production (no return yards) of every NFL wide receiver this regular season. Then we calculated dollars per yard for each player to determine the 10 most value driven WRs this season. Salary and yards were included for all teams the player was on during the 2023-24 season. The dollar per yard was rounded to the nearest whole number.

Best Value Wide Receivers In 2023-24 Season

Rank, Player, Team Cap Hit (2023-24) Rec & Rush Yards (2023-24) $ Per Yard
1. Puka Nacua, LAR $811,244 1,575 $515
2. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET $1,136,313 1,539 $738
3. Nico Collins, HOU $1,328,595 1,304 $1,019
4. Rashid Shaheed, NO $870,000 756 $1,151
5. Tank Dell, HOU $951,049 760 $1,251
6. Rashee Rice, KC $1,180,947 935 $1,263
7. Demario Douglas, NE $783,333 602 $1,301
8. Josh Downs, IND $1,003,720 771 $1,302
9. George Pickens, PIT $1,534,586 1,158 $1,325
10. Dontayvion Wicks, GB $825,637 582 $1,419

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Shaheed A Legitimate Deep Threat

The bulk of Shaheed’s offensive production came from the air, as he pulled in 46 catches for 719 yards and five touchdowns. He also was one of the best big-play receivers in the league, helping to keep the Saints playoff chances alive to the last game of the regular season. He finished the season with seven receptions that went for 40 or more yards. Only Tyreek Hill and Amari Cooper had more this past season. Three of those came in the Saints’ 38-27 win at the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 29, when he caught three passes for 153 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr.

Shaheed’s emergence as a deep threat gives New Orleans one of the best young receiving duos in the league with Chris Olave, who has racked up 1,000-yard campaigns in his first two NFL seasons.

New Orleans finished the year at 9-8 and stayed in contention for the postseason until the final week of the regular season. Considering that they play in the NFC South – one of the weaker divisions in the league – they should be in the running for the division title again next season.

That does not translate, though, into oddsmakers considering them a Super Bowl contender. Oddsmakers at DraftKings Louisiana Sportsbook list the Saints chances to win next year’s Super Bowl at +10000.

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