Best Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers touchdown scorer bets: Travis Kelce may not be the only star TE on Sunday

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This Week 4 installment of Sunday Night Football should not disappoint. Chiefs-Buccaneers was a recent Super Bowl matchup and it could be again – even though neither team is favored to win its respective conference at the moment. Both teams come in with 2-1 records, so the loser will be saddled with an even record and the winner will be 2 games over .500. Even though it’s still very early in the season, this is most definitely a big one.

With kickoff set for 8:20 pm ET on NBC, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made for this rematch of Super Bowl LV.

Kansas City Chiefs touchdown scorer best bet: Travis Kelce, TE (+100)

If I can get Travis Kelce at plus-money, I’m taking it – even if it’s right on the number at +100. The best tight end in the business (or T1 with Baltimore’s Mark Andrews) has found the end zone in 2 of Kansas City’s first 3 games. It is also worth noting that Kelce has been targeted 24 times through 3 weeks, turning those chances into 17 receptions for 230 yards. That is no surprise, especially considering the fact that Patrick Mahomes no longer has Tyreek Hill at his disposal. Mahomes has basically no choice but to target Kelce early and often. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is questionable, too, which would put even more on Kelce’s shoulders. The Bucs are 5th in the NFL in rushing defense and have not allowed a TD on the ground, so the Chiefs will surely be taking to the air. Tampa Bay was mediocre at defending tight ends last season and has been the same so far in 2022, so there is no reason to think that Kelce will be kept under wraps.

Be sure to check out our full Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers predictions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers touchdown scorer best bet: Cameron Brate, TE (+390)

Yes, it’s a tight end kind of a night. We are staying on that position’s bandwagon and going with a longer shot in the form of Brate. If Kansas City’s wide receiver situation is less than ideal these days, it’s even worse for Tampa Bay. Chris Godwin, Julio Jones and Russell Gage are all questionable. Rob Gronkowski ain’t walkin’ through that door. Brate will likely have to play a big role in the offense, which is exactly what he did last weekend (5 receptions on 6 targets for 52 yards during a loss to Green Bay). The Chiefs are 9th in the NFL against the run and have surrendered just 1 score on the ground, so Tom Brady has to step up his game. Brate found the end zone in 4 of the final 9 regular-season games in 2021, so he certainly has a decent chance – a better chance than +390 – to do just that again on Sunday night.

Anytime Touchdown Scorer FAQs

What does “anytime touchdown scorer” mean?

Anytime touchdown scorer is a popular player prop bet that NFL bettors can wager on throughout the season. But what is it, and how do you win?

As the name suggests, placing a wager on the anytime touchdown scorer market is when you tip a particular player to score a touchdown during a game. This can be a rushing or receiving touchdown for an offensive player, or you can wager on a team’s defense/special teams to score a touchdown by interception return and fumble return or kickoff and punt returns.

If your player or defense scores a touchdown, you win! The odds will differ from player-to-player depending on the sportsbooks’ calculated probability of that player scoring.

Does anytime touchdown scorer include passing touchdowns?

Not for a quarterback, no. A player must get into the endzone, himself, in order to qualify as an anytime touchdown scorer. If a quarterback throws a touchdown pass, only the player who caught it counts as the scorer. If Joe Burrow throws a touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase, wagers placed on Evans as an anytime touchdown scorer will cash. However, those placed on Rodgers as an anytime touchdown scorer will not (unless he also runs for a TD). See below for more on what the anytime touchdown scorer market means for quarterbacks.

What does anytime touchdown scorer mean for a QB?

For a wager on a QB to be an anytime touchdown scorer to cash, he must follow the same rules as a running back, tight end, or receiver. He must get into the end zone himself, either as a runner or a pass-catcher.

In the age of the mobile quarterback, QBs such as Mahomes, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray are often seen rushing in for a touchdown on any given Sunday. And don’t forget the occasional Philly Special, either. QBs can sometimes catch passes for TDs, too.

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