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, 2023 9:33 PM EST
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, 2023 10:44 PM EST
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, 2023 7:23 PM EST
New York Giants tight end Darren Waller was the team's leading receiver in Week 1 but it still wasn't enough to give fantasy managers a performance worth celebrating. The entire Giants' offense only had 110 passing yards (63 yards when you subtract for sacks). So, Waller's 36 yards was actually a good piece of the pie. Even better, Waller gets to face the Arizona Cardinals, who surrendered the second-most points to tight ends in 2022. The defense allowed Logan Thomas to garner eight targets (4 catches for 43 yards) in Week 1. Trust Waller to rebound and view him as a top-3 tight end for Week 2.
Sep 14, 2023 6:49 PM EST
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, 2023 3:23 PM EST
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, 2023 1:10 PM EST
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, 2023 12:20 AM EST
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, 2023 7:28 PM EST
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, 2023 8:19 AM EST
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, 2023 3:26 PM EST
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, 2023 9:27 AM EST
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, 2023 12:25 AM EST
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, 2023 10:17 PM EST
Waller has drawn rave reviews for his performance in training camp with the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.
Aug 4, 2023 12:08 PM EST
Waller recorded two receptions on six targets for 35 yards in Saturday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs.
Jan 7, 2023 7:00 PM EST
Waller corralled three of five targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the 49ers.
Jan 1, 2023 7:00 PM EST
Waller gathered in four of five targets for 58 yards during Saturday's 13-10 defeat in Pittsburgh.
Dec 24, 2022 9:13 PM EST
Waller caught all three of his targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Patriots.
Dec 18, 2022 6:28 PM EST
Waller (hamstring) has been activated from IR in advance of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Dec 17, 2022 1:34 PM EST
Coach Josh McDaniels wouldn't commit either way on potentially activating Waller (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports.
Dec 16, 2022 10:31 AM EST