Posted: 9/13/2020 9:44 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller hauled in a team-high six reception for 45 yards in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers and he also led the team with eight targets.
Huddle Up: Waller will have the eye of his quarterback frequently, especially since his top receivers are still a little on the green side and yet to build rapport with Derek Carr. Waller remains a strong TE1 in most fantasy leagues. The Raiders host the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.
Posted: 6/25/2020 2:12 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller said he believes offseason workouts with QB Derek Carr and other teammates will have the offense ready ready to go to start the 2020 season. 'I feel like that can pay dividends for us in the season, knowing that we can go into any kind of environment,' Waller said.
Posted: 6/06/2020 5:56 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller ranked second among tight ends (minimum 100 targets) in 2019 with a 23.8-percent team target share.
Huddle Up: Waller was one of fantasy's breakout stars last season, leading the Raiders and finishing third among all tight ends in targets. The Raiders did add first-round WR Henry Ruggs and veteran TE Jason Witten this offseason, but still expect Waller to finish as a TE1.
Posted: 5/16/2020 6:40 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller is picking up tips this offseason from TE Jason Witten, his new veteran teammate. 'He is great getting off the ball right at the snap, he will be ahead of receivers. So I'm thinking, 'I didn't know jason Witten was that fast,' but there are a lot of small details to his game that are just incredible.'
Huddle Up: Waller is coming off a breakout season, finishing fourth among fantasy tight ends in standard-scoring formats and second in PPR. Even with the addition of Witten, Waller is still arguably a top-five fantasy tight end for 2020.
Posted: 5/13/2020 12:51 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller last season joined new teammate Jason Witten (2009, 2012) as the only tight ends in NFL history to catch at least 90 passes in a season and score three or fewer touchdowns.
Huddle Up: It didn't take long for opponents to figure out Waller was the one pass-catcher that defenses had to account for inside the 20, which helped contribute to 11 total touchdowns by Tyrell Williams and Foster Moreau. Waller scored all three of his TDs over a two-game span - two of which came in a blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders addressed the receiver position in a big way this spring, potentially paving the way for Waller to become an even better fantasy TE1 in 2020.
Posted: 4/18/2020 1:48 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller was sixth in the NFL and second among tight ends with 597 yards after reception in 2019.
Huddle Up: Waller broke out in a big way with a 90-1,145-3 season after totaling 18 grabs in three years combined previously. There will be some skepticism if he can repeat it, but there are questions about a lot of his peers in the tier just below the elite at tight end. He's still a top-five option.
Posted: 4/08/2020 1:47 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller was credited with eight broken tackles on his 90 catches in 2019 - tied with George Kittle for the second-highest total among tight ends.
Posted: 2/06/2020 12:34 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller's $7.28 million base salary for 2020 became fully guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Huddle Up: Waller was a breakout fantasy player this season and should be a main option in the passing game again next season. He can be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues in 2020.
Posted: 12/30/2019 10:52 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (thumb) underwent thumb surgery Monday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Waller finished the season with 90 receptions, 1,145 yards and three touchdowns. He may miss some offseason workouts because of the surgery but should be ready for training camp. He will be a solid No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues next season.
Posted: 12/23/2019 3:16 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller caught all four of his targets for 37 yards in a 24-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was the second-lowest receiving total of the season for Waller, and it came at a horrible time for fantasy owners playing for titles. Still, it is tough to complain too much about a season that saw Waller top 1,000 yards.