Darren Waller

TE · New York Giants

Height 6'6" Weight 255
DOB 1992-09-13 Age 31.0
College Georgia Tech

2023 Fantasy Rankings

TE # 3 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 4.11, 47th

Position Rankings

Tier 1
1Travis Kelce, KC1033.91.0615.3
2Mark Andrews, BAL1328.03.0710.1
3Darren Waller, NYG1331.04.117.9
Tier 2
4Kyle Pitts, ATL1122.97.026.2
5T.J. Hockenson, MIN1326.24.1010.0
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Darren Waller Catches Less Than Half Of His Targets In Loss

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller caught just three of his seven targets for 20 yards in the team's 30-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants' game plan was to get the ball out of Jones' hands quickly, and he rarely took the chance downfield to the veteran tight end. Jones' lone interception came on a target to Waller late in the fourth quarter. The former Pro Bowler will have another chance to prove himself as a top tight end option in fantasy football next Monday against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Sep 22 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller A Safe Tight End Option In Week 3

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller is a top-five option at the tight end position in Week 3, despite a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants' offense will have to lean on their veteran due to the absence of running back Saquon Barkley (ankle). Through two games, the ex-Raider has caught nine of 13 targets for 112 yards but is still searching for the endzone. That's tied for TE4 in PPR formats heading into Week 3. The 49ers have been solid everywhere on the defensive of the ball so far this season. Expect a solid, but maybe not spectacular, stat line from Waller on Thursday Night Football.

    Sep 20 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Pieces Together Solid Performance In Week 2

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller caught six of his eight targets for 76 yards in the team's 31-28 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Waller, like other members of the Giants' offense, was on his way to another subpar fantasy performance in the first half. Then, New York came out in the second half looking like a different team, scoring on every possession in the final 30 minutes. The 31-year-old will look for his first score as a member of the Giants on Thursday Night Football when they visit the San Francisco 49ers. Despite the tough matchup, Waller will be considered a must-start tight end in Week 3.

    Sep 17 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Has No Injury Status Heading Into Week 2

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday but was removed from the final injury report heading into Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on the road. Waller is dealing with a hamstring injury to the same leg that caused him to miss time with the Las Vegas Raiders last year, but the 31-year-old insists it's nothing remotely as serious as what he dealt with in 2022. His missed practice this week was mostly for rest purposes, and Waller vowed to be ready to go this Sunday. Waller played 89% of the offensive snaps in the Week 1 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys and led the team with three catches for 36 yards. For now, his hamstring injury shouldn't worry fantasy managers too much. He'll be a top-five TE1 play as the G-Men look to bounce back from an embarrassing season opener.

    Sep 15 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Doesn't Expect To Be Limited

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) doesn't expect to be limited by his hamstring injury in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. "Nah, I'm playing," Waller said. Waller also said his hamstring injury shouldn't be a concern moving forward after he didn't take part in practice on Wednesday. His hamstring injury in 2022 with the Las Vegas Raiders was much different, and he said what he experienced in the Week 1 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys wasn't even comparable. The 31-year-old is definitely a bit of an injury risk for his fantasy managers, but as long as he can stay on the field, he's expected to lead the Giants pass-catchers in targets in 2023. If Waller is active this Sunday, keep him in your starting lineups after he led the team in catches in the season opener.

    Sep 14 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Dealing With Lingering Hamstring Issue

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (hamstring), who isn't practicing on Wednesday, revealed that his hamstring injury is the "same" right hamstring that landed him on Injured Reserve with the Las Vegas Raiders last year, although it's a slightly different issue. Waller got through the Week 1 beatdown at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys and had three catches for a team-high 36 yards, but it's a lingering issue that hopefully won't last much longer. The 31-year-old said it's a nerve issue, but head coach Brian Daboll said he'd be OK and will receiver a veteran rest day once a week. Waller doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he should remain in all starting lineups as quarterback Daniel Jones' preferred target in the passing attack.

    Sep 13 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Struggles In Debut With Giants

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller was the only receiving option that did much of anything in the team's 40-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but his stat line was still nothing to write home about. The veteran's three catches tied for the team lead with Darius Slayton and Saquon Barkley and his 36 yards topped the box score. Despite the lackluster performance, it's clear that Waller will be a focal point of the Giants' offense moving forward. Expect a better showing from the tight end in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Sep 11 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Active For Sunday Night Football

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) will play on Sunday night against the Cowboys. The veteran, who was traded to the Giants early in the offseason, was riding a questionable tag heading into this because of a nagging hamstring issue. But he's good to go, meaning fantasy managers in all formats should be starting him.

    Sep 10 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Expected To Play In Week 1

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) is expected to suit up versus the Dallas Cowboys despite being listed as questionable, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Waller was a late addition to the injury report this past week but is still expected to be active for the season opener as he makes his Giants debut. The 30-year-old should be viewed as a mid-range TE1 option and the primary pass-catcher in New York's offense.

    Sep 10 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Questionable For Giants Debut

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 1 versus the Dallas Cowboys. He popped up on the injury report Friday after practicing in a limited capacity. Fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on his status heading into Sunday's games, but the Giants' 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff time puts fantasy managers in a difficult situation. In the event that Waller can't play, Daniel Bellinger would step into his role, ranking as a mid-to-low TE2 for fantasy purposes.

    Sep 8 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Looking For A Strong Start To The Season

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    Fantasy managers have been victimized by tight end Darren Waller in the last two seasons. Since posting back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons in 2019 and 2020 as a member of the Raiders, the tight end has only played in 20 out of 34 possible games. With a change of scenery, fantasy managers hope Waller stays healthy and becomes the focal point of the New York Giants offense. If the preseason is any indication, Daniel Jones will look the way of Waller early and often. The veteran is a top-5 fantasy option at the position for Week 1.

    Sep 8 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Expected To Be Busy In 2023

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    ESPN's Dan Graziano writes that we shouldn't be surprised if New York Giants tight end Darren Waller leads the team in catches in his first year in the Big Apple. The Giants have an intriguing receiver room this year, but no one in it has established themselves as a true No. 1 target. Waller can create mismatches in the middle of the field and get open for quarterback Daniel Jones. He had more than 1,000 receiving yards in 2019 and 2020 before missing time each of the last two years due to injuries. Jones has been looking at Waller often during the summer, and if he can stay healthy, Graziano thinks he's the strongest candidate on this roster to emerge as the leading receiver. The 30-year-old will be a risk/reward top-five fantasy wideout in 2023.

    Sep 2 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Shows Immediate Rapport With Daniel Jones

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller recorded three catches for 30 yards on the Giants' opening drive against Carolina. New York went on to win the game 21 to 19. The team wasted no time getting their new receiving weapon involved. Daniel Jones targeted Waller four times on the drive, including his first three attempts. The only ball Waller didn't catch was a pass over the middle when a hit by a defender jarred the ball free. Jones and Waller only played the opening drive before calling it a day. The ex-Raider is coming off of an injury-plagued season, but signs point to the tight end being a target hog in his first season in the Big Apple. Consider the 30-year-old a top-five option for the position in 2023.

    Aug 18 · Source via Giants Darren Waller Daniel Jones
  • Daniel Jones, Darren Waller Not Likely To Play Friday

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    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and tight end Darren Waller are unlikely to suit up for the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Jones is entrenched as the starter. Tyrod Taylor is the clear backup and doesn't need many repetitions in an exhibition game, so third-stringer Tommy Devito should see a ton of action against Detroit. The Giants also have little reason to play backup tight end Daniel Bellinger, who has built on a solid rookie year with a strong training camp. Lawrence Cager has the inside track on the No. 3 TE role. In fantasy, Jones is on the QB1/2 borderline, mainly for his rushing abilities. Big things are expected of Waller in his first year in the Big Apple. As a likely target hog in this offense, he has top-five potential at the position.

    Aug 11 · Source via Giants Darren Waller Daniel Jones
  • Giants Considering Starting Role For WR Jalin Hyatt; Sterling Shepard On Roster Bubble?

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    When the Giants look to repeat their success from last season in 2023, all eyes will understandably be on quarterback Daniel Jones given his sizeable extension signed in March. The team’s new-look receiving corps will be a key determining factor in their offensive improvement, though, meaning training camp developments amongst their pass-catchers are worth watching closely. […]

    Aug 7 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Cole Beasley Parris Campbell Jalin Hyatt Daniel Jones Sterling Shepard Darius Slayton Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller Impressing In Camp

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller has reportedly been impressing the coaching staff early during training camp. It appears Waller has quickly turned into a favorite target of quarterback Daniel Jones. It sounds like Waller has been able to get open over the middle, which is where Jones likes to make most of his throws. The 30-year-old tight end was limited to nine games with the Las Vegas Raiders last season. However, Waller has also posted back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons during his career. It's not hard to imagine him having a bounce back campaign, assuming he can stay healthy next season. Waller should be considered a mid-range TE1 heading into fantasy drafts.

    Aug 4 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Offseason In Review: New York Giants

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    The Joe Schoen regime’s first offseason did not feature splash moves, with cap issues limiting the GM last year. After a surprise voyage to the NFC’s divisional round, the Giants became far more active this year in making moves that will shape their long-term future. For the most part, the team’s core players are now […]

    Jul 30 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Giants Deonte Banks Saquon Barkley Cole Beasley Dane Belton Matt Breida Parris Campbell Landon Collins Jamison Crowder Jarrad Davis Kenny Golladay Eric Gray Isaiah Hodgins Jalin Hyatt Daniel Jones Dexter Lawrence Bobby McCain Nick McCloud Xavier McKinney Rakeem Nunez-Roches Bobby Okereke Amani Oruwariye Gervarrius Owens Jason Pinnock Jordon Riley Aaron Robinson James Robinson John Michael Schmitz Sterling Shepard Darius Slayton Tyrod Taylor Kayvon Thibodeaux Andrew Thomas Darren Waller Jihad Ward Leonard Williams Oshane Ximines
  • Chiefs TE Travis Kelce Discusses Contract

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    Tight end Travis Kelce outperformed most wide receivers in 2022, finishing with the third-most receptions (110) in the NFL. However, thanks to a four-year extension he signed with the Chiefs in 2020, he’s making an average of $14.3MM a year…a far cry from what some of the league’s top receivers are earning. In a long […]

    Jun 30 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs Travis Kelce George Kittle Darren Waller
  • Darren Waller A Difference-Maker For Giants Offense

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    ESPN New York's Jordan Raanan writes that it took all of one play this offseason to see the difference that tight end Darren Waller can make for the New York Giants offense this year. On the first play of organized team activities with the media in attendance, Waller blew by the nickel cornerback and caught a deep ball down the right sideline. Waller stood out with his size and explosiveness, and he looked healthy after two injury-plagued seasons. If the 30-year-old can stay on the field, he should easily lead this team in targets, making him a bounce-back candidate and fine midrange TE1 target in fantasy drafts this fall. After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Raiders in 2019 and 2020, Waller combined for 1,053 yards and five TDs in the last two seasons over 20 games.

    Jun 29 · Source via Giants Darren Waller
  • Giants WR Wan'Dale Robinson Could Miss Regular Season Time

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    Wan’Dale Robinson figures to play a signficant role in the Giants’ passing game in 2023, but doubts remain with respect to his availability come September. The former second-round wideout continues to rehab the ACL tear which ended his rookie campaign. That injury occurred in November, limiting the 22-year-old to just six games played. Over that span, […]

    Jun 27 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Wan'Dale Robinson Parris Campbell Isaiah Hodgins Jalin Hyatt Sterling Shepard Darius Slayton Darren Waller
  • TE Darren Waller Not Surprised By Raiders Trade

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    Darren Waller struggled to find his footing with new head coach Josh McDaniels leading the way in Las Vegas. Even after the tight end inked a three-year, $51MM extension last offseason, there were rumblings that he had become a source of frustration within the organization during the 2022 season. [RELATED: Raiders To Trade Darren Waller […]

    Jun 24 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Daniel Bellinger Darren Waller
  • Tight End Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1DALL 0-405.1183854.37.15533612.0000-00
    2@ARIW 31-2810.646189.711.88867612.7000-00
    3@SFL 12-303.5----773206.7000-00


    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@LACL 19-249.984984.510.36647919.8000-00
    2ARIL 23-2914.023755.211.9886508.3100-00
    3@TENL 22-243.7315172.97.1553227.3000-00
    4DENW 32-233.9286080.06.7553248.0000-00
    5@KCL 29-300.0-812.50.00000-000-00
    7HOUW 38-200.0---------------
    8@NOL 0-240.0---------------
    9@JACL 20-270.0---------------
    15NEW 30-2412.363348.54.43334816.0100-00
    16@PITL 10-137.8142139.69.45545814.5000-00
    17SFL 34-3714.744057.17.15537224.0100-00
    18KCL 13-314.5284767.18.66623517.5000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 3, 25, 24


    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1BALW 33-2721.538194.222.119191010510.5100-00
    2@PITW 26-179.096192.410.67756513.0000-00
    3MIAW 31-287.9166679.58.47755410.8000-00
    4@LACL 14-2813.0115393.012.37745012.5100-00
    5CHIL 9-206.5196495.511.98844511.3000-00
    6@DENW 34-248.4164682.18.95555911.8000-00
    7PHIW 33-220.0---------------
    9@NYGL 16-2312.746188.415.9111179213.1000-00
    10KCL 14-414.4244990.713.0774246.0000-00
    11CINL 13-3215.134493.617.088711616.6000-00
    12@DALW 36-334.3242124.15.75523316.5000-00
    13WASL 15-170.0---------------
    14@KCL 9-480.0---------------
    15@CLEW 16-140.0---------------
    16DENW 17-130.0---------------
    17@INDW 23-200.0---------------
    18LACW 35-323.2266277.511.39922211.0000-00
    WC@CINL 19-2611.1-7192.215.6121277610.9000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 10, 3


    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CARW 34-307.5165688.912.7886457.5000-00
    2NOW 34-2422.347492.520.01616121038.6100-00
    3@NEL 20-361.9475694.96.844294.5000-00
    4BUFL 23-3013.377094.616.212129889.8000-01
    5@KCW 40-3213.346491.410.0775489.6100-00
    7TBL 20-4514.045990.813.8996508.3100-00
    8@CLEW 16-65.3185779.28.3665285.6000-00
    9@LACW 31-2610.774488.020.010105224.4100-00
    10DENW 37-125.2166488.96.95533712.3000-00
    11KCL 31-3518.335593.211.97778812.6100-00
    12@ATLL 6-434.3256196.811.1774235.8000-00
    13@NYJW 31-2838.517494.921.817171320015.4200-00
    14INDL 27-4411.096697.114.7101077510.7000-00
    15LACL 27-3025.516990.815.81212915016.7100-00
    16MIAL 25-2613.756398.49.466511222.4000-00
    17@DENW 32-3122.216087.014.51010911713.0100-01

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 1, 5, 1, 2, 3, 9, 38, 35, 28

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