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Week 7 Outlook
Darren Waller caught five passes for 48 yards and a score in Sunday's 40-32 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Waller earned seven targets against the Chiefs, leading the Raiders once again and turning it into 48 yards and a touchdown. Waller is a top-3 TE and has collected 34 catches for 295 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season. Fantasy managers that spent a mid-round pick on Waller are reaping the rewards as he rolls into a Week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Darren Waller hauled in 8-of-12 targets and totaled 88 scoreless yards with one fumble in a 30-23 loss to the Bills in Week 4.
Waller continues to be Derek Carr's favorite target and is currently second among tight ends in the NFL with 20 receptions while ranking 8th in receiving yards for a TE with 159 yards. Waller is a bonafide TE1 and will be competing for top-3 status this season behind only the likes of Travis Kelce and George Kittle. Waller will face the Chiefs in Week 5 who are a middle-of-the-pack defense against TE's this season.
Darren Waller had two receptions for nine yards on four targets in the Raiders' 36-20 loss to the Patriots Sunday.
Waller put up a clunker Sunday versus the Patriots. He will look to bounce back against the Bills in Week 4.
Raiders' TE Darren Waller is officially active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Waller popped up on the injury report with a knee issue following his career-night against the Saints' on Monday. He was able to log a limited practice on Friday and was listed as questionable. There has been chatter that both he and Josh Jacobs (hip) may be limited as they are both less than 100 percent, but fantasy managers are starting Waller based on volume alone.
Raiders' TE Darren Waller is expected to play on Sunday against the Patriots.
Coming off of his impressive 12-catch, 100-yard effort in Week 2, Waller popped up on the injury report with a knee injury. He registered back-to-back DNP's on Wednesday and Thursday as a result but was able to get in a limited session on Friday. It's unclear how severe his knee issue is but it's also entirely possible that the Raiders' were giving him some time to recover after his busy Week 2 on a short week. As the focal point of the Raiders' passing game, it's apparent Bill Belichick will look to limit Waller's impact, thus lowering his ceiling a bit. You're starting him if you have him, but fantasy managers may want to manage expectations heading into a tough matchup.