Posted: 11/18/2019 6:52 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller hauled in five of his team-high seven targets for 78 yards in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also lost two yards on an end-around.
Huddle Up: Although it's hard for owners to be too upset with Waller considering the return on investment they've already realized, he had not topped three catches or 52 yards in three straight before this outburst. The breakout star is not exactly the blame, however, as the Raiders typically enjoyed positive game script and become run-heavy over that stretch. With tight end being the black hole it is in fantasy, owners should feel good about continuing to start him moving forward, including Week 12 against the New York Jets.
Posted: 11/08/2019 6:49 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller had three catches for 40 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10.
Huddle Up: That's three straight disappointing efforts from Waller, who has fewer combined yards (103) and TDs (one) in Weeks 8-10 than he did in Week 7 when he posted a 7-126-2 line. There aren't that many fantasy options to replace Waller with, but it's looking like he isn't among the elite producers at the position just yet.
Posted: 11/04/2019 2:27 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller caught both of his targets for 52 yards in a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Waller has been held to just two catches in back-to-back games, but he has been targeted at least seven times in six of the eight games. Don't panic over a couple of lackluster games. Waller has a big enough role in the offense to be used a TE1.
Posted: 10/28/2019 5:35 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller managed to catch only two of his eight targets for 11 yards but was able to score a touchdown in Week 8 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Waller entered the day having caught 44 of his 50 targets, so this qualifies as a rough day by his standards. With that said, none of the six misses were catchable. He also had a 30-yard catch wiped out by a penalty. Fantasy owners have to be thrilled the Raiders are finally targeting him in the red zone after a slow start in that area, and he should be treated as a high-end TE1 again in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Posted: 10/26/2019 5:25 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller leads all tight ends (minimum 110 routes run) with his average of 2.9 yards per route run this season.
Huddle Up: Waller has been targeted at least seven times in five of his six games this season and has joined the elite TE1 ranks -- especially with the lack of other consistent targets in Oakland.
Posted: 10/21/2019 12:34 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller rolled up seven receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Waller liked scoring his first touchdown of the season so much that he decided to do it twice. That's four or more receptions in all six of his games and 126 or more yards in two of the previous four outings. He has emerged as a legit TE1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against Houston.
Posted: 10/18/2019 8:38 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Waller has caught at least six passes in four of the five games this season and has posted at least 60 yards in three of those games. He can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/17/2019 9:40 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Waller was a full participant Wednesday, Oct. 17, so he was downgraded Thursday. Fantasy players should know more about his status in the next day or two. Waller can be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he plays especially with Tyrell Williams still sidelined.
Posted: 10/17/2019 2:51 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller was signed to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season, a source said Wednesday, Oct. 16. He was slated to be a restricted free agent in March 2020. His deal is around $9 million annually.
Huddle Up: Waller has emerged as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues, as he is a legit option in the passing game in Oakland. The Raiders head to Green Bay to tangle with the Packers in Week 7.
Posted: 10/16/2019 10:31 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Waller has been targeted at least seven times in four of the last five games but is still searching for his first touchdown of the season. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end this week against the Green Bay Packers.