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Darren Waller

Darren Waller

TE - New York Giants

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 238 lbsAge: 31College: Georgia TechDrafted: 2015 #204 (6th Rd. by BAL)

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 5th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #246
Best / Worst #127 / #340
ADP #193

Roster %

Darren Waller still mulling over retirement

New York Giants TE Darren Waller has not yet come to a decision in regards to his potential retirement this offseason, according to the Athletic. The 8-year veteran has dealt with a number of injuries that have caused him to miss a total of 19 games over the past 3 seasons. Waller also stated that he hopes to make a decision prior to the start of the NFL draft on April 25th.

Fantasy Impact

Waller's potential departure would result in an increased target share for the other pass-catching options on this roster, most notably Jalin Hyatt and Wan'Dale Robinson. Both of these players have shown flashes throughout their young careers. With more targets being thrown their way, Hyatt and/or Robinson may become very productive for fantasy if Waller decides to hang up the cleats. On the other hand, the move would negatively impact Daniel jones' fantasy outlook. This is a team that is bereft of offensive weapons and Jones can ill-afford to lose his most reliable pass-catching option.

Nino Lombardi6 weeks ago
Darren Waller not yet decided on future

New York Giants TE Darren Waller reportedly mulled over a potential retirement in 2023 amid the Giants' six-win season and his injury battles, and he remains "still undecided" on his future status.

Fantasy Impact

Initial reporting stated that the Giants met with Waller's team and felt confident that the 31-year-old TE would return for Year 2 with the Blue. However, Waller followed up, saying that he has "not made a decision either way." The Giants were reportedly not aware following the season of his considerations, but they do not plan on making Waller a cap casualty.

Darren Waller grabs five passes in Week 17

Darren Waller caught 5 of 6 targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 26-25 loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact

This was Waller's best game over the last three weeks since returning from IR. The veteran TE finished with five-plus receptions for the fifth time in 11 games this season, but he remains at just one touchdown for the campaign. His 46.1 receiving yards per game is well below what many fantasy managers had anticipated this year too. The Giants' offensive woes, particularly in the passing game, have certainly not helped matters.

Darren Waller (knee) limited at practice Wednesday

Darren Waller was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Waller has combined to see 11 targets in his first two games back from injury. He'll be a low-end TE1 play this week.

Ari Koslow21 weeks ago
Darren Waller goes for 32 yards in Week 16

Darren Waller caught two of his five targets for 32 yards in a 33-25 loss to the Eagles in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact

Waller was held without a catch until New York's final drive in the fourth quarter. The veteran tight end now has six catches for 72 yards in his two games since being activated from injured reserve. He will be a low-end TE1 in Week 17 against the Rams.

Matthew Adam21 weeks ago