Posted: 2/17/2021 7:53 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller has recorded 1,188 yards after the catch over the last two seasons, which ranks first among tight ends in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Waller is one of the focal points in the passing game for the Raiders and is one of the few consistent tight ends for fantasy players. He should be a weekly starting option in 2021.
Posted: 2/16/2021 7:32 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller leads all tight ends with 27 contested catches and 1,188 yards after the catch since the start of 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Perhaps George Kittle would have led the position group in both categories had he been able to stay healthy this season, but it doesn't diminish how impressive it is that a former wide receiver in a college option offense has ascended to such great heights. Waller and Kittle figure to battle for the right to be the second tight end off the board after Travis Kelce in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 2/14/2021 2:51 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller led all tight ends with 43 receptions and 55 targets over the final five weeks, and his 654 receiving yards in that span were 216 more than any other player at the position.
Huddle Up: Travis Kelce remained the No. 1 tight end in fantasy, but Waller was the clear No. 2 option last season. George Kittle, Kelce and Waller will be in a class by themselves entering 2021.
Posted: 2/10/2021 7:01 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller's $6.02 million salary for 2021 became fully guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Huddle Up: Waller is a focal point the passing game for the Raiders and is one of the top tight ends in the NFL. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/18/2020 7:11 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller caught nine passes (on 12 targets) for 150 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Waller was by far the top option in Vegas' passing attack on Thursday night as his 150 yards were more than half of the team's 279. He worked effectively all over the field and was a favorite of Mariota once he checked into the game. No matter who is under center next Sunday Waller is a high-end TE1.
Posted: 12/14/2020 6:54 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 75 yards in Week 14 versus the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Waller has an outside shot of reaching 100 catches in 2020 (84 through 13 games), but his season may end up being little more than a footnote at the tight end position because Travis Kelce (90-1,250-9) is having one for the ages. With that said, Waller has firmly entrenched himself as the second-best tight end in the game - pending the potential return of George Kittle - and should be started in fantasy regardless of the matchup. He tagged his Week 15 opponent - the Los Angeles Chargers - for five catches and a touchdown in Week 9.
Posted: 12/06/2020 9:43 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller caught 13 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 13. He was targeted 17 times during the game.
Huddle Up: The Jets were not able to stop Waller, so he received over a third of the targets in the passing game. He will continue to be a main target in the passing game and should be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/29/2020 11:24 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller registered four receptions for 23 yards on seven targets in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Waller has three or more receptions in eight straight outings, and two or more in all 11 games this season. However, he has 37 or fewer yards in four of his past five games. He is more of a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues right now, as the Raiders offense is just so inconsistent. The Raiders travel to meet the Jets in Week 13.
Posted: 11/28/2020 3:47 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller averaged 12.3 yards per catch in Week 10 and 12.6 yards per catch in Week 11, his two highest averages of the season.
Huddle Up: Waller is on pace to top 90 catches, and if he continues add some more explosive plays to his stable catch rate, he could be the best fantasy tight end not named Travis Kelce for the remainder of the season.
Posted: 11/23/2020 7:06 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller pulled in all seven of his targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Waller needs to average five catches per game over the last six contests to match last year's total of 90. He has enjoyed positive touchdown regression this season, scoring for the fifth time this year in this one after posting three during last season's breakout. With George Kittle out indefinitely and players like Mark Andrews disappointing more often than not, Waller has emerged as the clear TE2 in fantasy behind Travis Kelce. He needs to remain in lineups in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.