Who Should I Start? Darren Waller or Irv Smith Jr.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
12.3 0.0 0.0 4.7 54.6 0.4

Darren Waller News

Continues to miss practice

Monday, August 8, 10:36 AM

Waller (undisclosed) remained sidelined at Monday's practice, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
9.6 0.0 0.0 3.7 37.8 0.4

Irv Smith Jr. News

Week 1 return plausible

Tuesday, August 2, 3:11 PM

The Vikings are hopeful that Smith -- who underwent thumb surgery Tuesday -- will be ready in time to play in Week 1, Kevin Seifert of ESPN reports. "We still feel very strongly about our process to get him back," coach Kevin O'Connell noted of the team's top tight end, "and hopefully have him -- barring any setbacks -- available for that opener."

Darren Waller vs. Irv Smith Jr.

Still trying to decide between Waller and Smith Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Darren Waller is projected to score 12.3 points this week while Irv Smith Jr. is projected to score 9.6 points.

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