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Darren Waller

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RANK: 31


168 FPTS



30 yrs


6'6'' / 255 lbs


Georgia Tech

3yr Ave142133th119841002511.93

Quiet night in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-21

Waller secured three of six targets for 20 yards in the Giants' 30-12 loss to the 49ers on Thursday night.

Waller co-led the team in targets but finished with his lowest yardage total in the first three games of the season. The veteran tight end was also the intended target on Daniel Jones' final pass of the night, one that resulted in an interception by the 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga with 3:48 remaining. Waller's production will naturally be inexorably tied to Jones moving forward, particularly concerning when considering how poorly the quarterback has played for all but the second half of the Week 2 comeback win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @LAC Outdoor 85° 11.9 8th 2.983.552.56479019.813.06.80%42017%55%19%26%
2 ARZ Dome 90° 17.0 2nd 2.83-5.551.5865018.36.32.00%20021%54%24%19%
3 @TEN Outdoor 78° 5.2 29th 1.73-2.545.5532207.35.71.725%10012%68%8%24%
4 DEN Dome 91° 5.4 29th 1.80-3.045.5532408.07.01.025%10017%55%38%5%
5 @KC Outdoor 77° 0.0 76th
15 NE Dome 53° 13.8 8th 4.60-2.544.53348116.013.32.70%2209%58%21%21%
16 @PIT Outdoor 9° 9.8 11th 2.452.539.55458014.513.51.00%21017%48%38%14%
17 SF Dome 59° 16.2 5th 5.4010.043.55372124.021.32.725%33016%51%44%5%
18 KC Dome 55° 5.5 30th 2.758.051.56235017.511.06.50%21018%49%23%26%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Dome 19 170.81.766th8.55.6680.412.17.64.67%
Away Outdoor 15 130.91.8523rd7.25.1600.411.67.24.75%
Away Retractable Dome 2 22.90.9731st6.03.0280.

Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2015 23 BAL 6 1 4 100th621809.0570%1001%42%0%56%
2016 24 BAL 12 3 31 57th17108528.55417%4003%28%63%9%
2018 26 LV 4 0 16 81st6675012.5390%2101%14%57%26%
2019 27 LV 16 16 221 3rd117901,145312.7765%4514124%21%59%20%
2020 28 LV 16 15 279 2nd1451071,196911.2654%4416028%16%65%19%
2021 29 LV 11 11 134 16th9355665212.1848%2713015%21%60%19%
2022 30 LV 9 6 85 31st4328388313.911310%17908%55%27%17%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Productive in win over Cards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Waller caught six of eight targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 31-28 win over Arizona.

He doubled his catch total from his Giants debut the week before, as the passing game finally sprung to life in the second half Sunday while overcoming a 20-0 deficit. Waller tied Saquon Barkley (ankle) for the team lead in receptions, and Daniel Jones could look the tight end's way frequently again Thursday night against a 49ers defense that just gave up over 300 passing yards to Matthew Stafford without allowing a reception longer than 20 yards.

Cleared from injury report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Waller (hamstring/rest) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Arizona, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Things were trending in this direction after Waller made it through Week 1 without aggravating the hamstring and had 'rest' added to his Week 2 injury report. He caught three passes for 36 yards in the first half of a 40-0 loss to the Cowboys last week but then barely played after halftime. Waller did play 89 percent of snaps in the first half, most among New York's skill-position players, with the offense centering on him and RB Saquon Barkley until things got out of hand. A matchup with the lowly Cardinals should provide those two and the rest of the offense with better opportunities to score fantasy points, even if standout left tackle Andrew Thomas (questionable - hamstring) doesn't end up playing.

Looking good for Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Coach Brian Daboll told reporters Friday that Waller (hamstring/rest) "moved around good" during Thursday's practice, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Waller was listed as questionable last week and looked perfectly healthy, playing 89 percent of snaps in the first half while accounting for 36 of the Giants' receiving yards before the break. He didn't play much after halftime with the Cowboys up big on the Giants, but the addition of the word 'rest' on the Week 2 injury report suggests he came out of the opener without aggravating his hamstring. Waller is on track to play this Sunday at Arizona and probably won't have to worry about his team getting blown out this week.

Back in limited fashion

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-14

Waller (hamstring/rest) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

After getting Wednesday off to rest his balky hamstring, Waller returned to the practice field one day later, albeit in a limited capacity like was when he showed up on the Week 1 injury report last Friday. He told Jordan Raanan of on Thursday "I'm playing" Sunday at Arizona, and the tight end doesn't expect his hamstring to be a long-term issue. In the end, Friday's practice report will reveal whether or not Waller goes into the weekend with a designation.

No practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-13

Waller (hamstring/rest) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Waller's lack of activity to kick off Week 2 preparations may be a combination veteran's rest day and also to avoid any sort of setback with the hamstring injury that left him questionable for the season opener. In this past Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Cowboys, he shared TE duties with Daniel Bellinger, logging 38 (of 70) offensive snaps to the latter's 44 while Lawrence Cager received 25 himself. And Waller paced all Giants in receiving yards with 36 on his three catches. In any case, his status bears watching as the week goes on.

Leading receiver in ugly loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Waller caught three of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Cowboys.

Waller's 36 receiving yards wound up being the top total any Giants player could muster, highlighting just how poorly the entire team played to open the season on Sunday Night Football. While the results weren't great, the vertical threat's usage bodes well for his prospects this season with little competition at the tight end position. Waller -- who was dealing with a tight hamstring prior starting Sunday's loss -- will have to stay healthy in order to deliver on the potential he possesses as a fantasy option.

Suiting up Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Waller (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Cowboys, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

After making a sudden appearance on the Giants' injury report Friday, Waller took a questionable designation into the weekend due to a hamstring injury. Initially, he was considered 50/50 to be able to suit up for the season opener, but the tide turned Sunday morning, when Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that there was an expectation the tight end would be active. Indeed, that has come to pass, but the breakdown of TE reps between Waller, Daniel Bellinger and Lawrence Cager remains to be seen.

Expected to play Sunday night

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Waller (hamstring) is expected to suit up for Sunday night's divisional matchup against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Waller popped up on New York's injury report with a hamstring issue Friday, and while he initially looked to be truly 50/50 for Sunday Night Football, the expectation now is that the veteran tight end will take the field. That bodes well for Daniel Jones and the passing game, given that Waller could well be slated to operate as the Giants' go-to receiver as he works to bounce back from a couple injury-plagued campaigns. Official word on Waller's status will come prior to Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.

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