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83 Darren Waller TE

Las Vegas Raiders

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

January 4, 2021 12:20 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Caps season with another big effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller caught nine of 10 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Broncos. He also caught the game-winning two-point conversion.

The tight end was nearly unstoppable over the final five weeks of the season, piling up a 43-654-4 line on 55 targets, and Waller wraps up 2020 with career highs in catches (107), yards (1,196) and TDs (10). The 28-year-old has emerged the last two years as Derek Carr's favorite option in the Raiders passing game, and while the team's crop of young wideouts could take a big step forward next year, Waller still figures to be the team's most dangerous receiver.

December 26, 2020 11:44 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Dominates as downfield receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller secured five of six targets for 112 yards during Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.

Had Miami not been able to pull out an improbable win in the final 20 seconds, Dolphins cornerback Eric Rowe would have endured even worse nightmares regarding Waller's Week 16 performance. The first-time Pro Bowl tight end logged four separate gains of 19-plus yards on the night, including a marvelous one-handed grab over Rowe in the third quarter. With Las Vegas eliminated from playoff contention given a Week 16 loss, Waller heads into the Raiders' 2020 finale needing just 21 yards against Denver to establish a second consecutive 1,100-yard season. The 28-year-old's eight touchdowns, meanwhile, have already more than doubled his previous career best of three.

December 18, 2020 01:08 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Excels in primetime loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller brought in nine of 12 targets for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 30-27 overtime loss to the Chargers on Thursday night.

Derek Carr's late first-quarter exit did nothing to dampen the Pro Bowl tight end's production, as Waller led all pass catchers in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night. The 28-year-old notched Las Vegas' first touchdown of the contest with a 35-yard grab early in the second quarter on a pass from Marcus Mariota, and he continued to connect frequently with the veteran backup throughout the game. Waller now has at least Thursday's nine-catch tally in four games, certainly an impressive feat for a player at his position. His remarkable effort against the Chargers also put Waller within 33 yards of a second straight 1,000-yard season, a benchmark he'll look to reach in a Week 16 Saturday night battle versus the Dolphins on Dec. 26.

December 13, 2020 08:40 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Makes seven catches vs. Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller caught seven of 10 targets for 75 yards during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Colts.

Waller led the team in targets and catches while finishing second in yards despite receiving special attention from an elite Indianapolis defense. He averaged just 10.7 yards per catch after his epic 200-yard performance a week ago, but it was still a strong showing from one of the NFL's most productive tight ends. Waller has posted at least 75 yards in three of his last four games, scoring three touchdowns in that span, and he'll look to add to his numbers Thursday against a Chargers defense that has been vulnerable to opposing tight ends this season.

December 6, 2020 11:56 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Posts 200 yards, two TDs vs. Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller caught 13 of 17 targets for 200 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

Waller was uncoverable for the porous Jets defense, scoring touchdowns of nine and 38 yards among his eight catches for 123 yards in the first half. He didn't slow down much after halftime, including a 15-yard catch on Vegas' final drive to get the team close enough for Henry Ruggs' game-winning 46-yard touchdown with five seconds left. This was Waller's second game with over 100 yards this season, and he's up to seven touchdowns heading into a Week 14 matchup with a Colts team that has defended tight ends well this season.

December 1, 2020 01:36 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Draws seven targets in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller caught four of seven targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons.

Not even a pass-friendly game script saved Waller from a disappointing fantasy effort by his standards Sunday as the Raiders fell behind by 20 points early in the third quarter, but were ultimately kept out of the end zone all day. He's still seen at least one red-zone target in all 11 contests this season, but Waller has caught four passes or less in two of Las Vegas' last three tilts. On a more positive note, another favorable matchup awaits for him in Week 13 against the Jets, who just ceded a pair of touchdowns to Dolphins tight ends Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen on Sunday.

November 23, 2020 11:28 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Hits pay dirt in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller hauled in all seven of his targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-31 loss to Kansas City.

Waller turned in one of his better performances of the season to date after failing to top 50 yards over his previous five contests. Luckily for fantasy GMs with shares in him, the athletic tight end has been finding his way into the end zone on a semi-regular basis (five scores through 10 games). Derek Carr also appeared to break out of his mid-season slump in this one, which can only benefit a dangerous weapon like Waller. A favorable matchup against the Falcons awaits Las Vegas in Week 12.

November 16, 2020 12:08 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Team's top target on low-volume day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller secured three of his five targets for 37 receiving yards during Sunday's 37-12 win against the Broncos.

Derek Carr ended up completing only 16 passes on the afternoon as the Raiders instead leaned upon a second-half lead and a ground attack that averaged 5.0 yards per carry on 41 attempts. Waller paced Las Vegas in both targets and receiving yards during Sunday's divisional win, though he's now been held to 50 or fewer receiving yards in five consecutive outings. The touchdown production has been consistent for Waller, however, as he has compiled three over his past five games heading into a Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs' sixth-ranked pass defense.

November 8, 2020 10:20 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Hauls in fourth TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller caught five of 10 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-26 win over the Chargers.

While it wasn't the most efficient performance, Waller did set a new career high with his fourth TD of the season. The tight end has seen double-digit targets three times in eight games as Derek Carr's top option heading into Week 10's clash with a Broncos defense that has only given up two touchdowns to opposition TEs so far this year.

November 1, 2020 08:08 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Top target on sluggish passing day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller reeled in five of his six targets for 28 receiving yards during Sunday's 16-6 win against the Browns.

Las Vegas managed just 112 yards and one touchdown through the air during Week 8 as the Raiders took charge on the ground, pounding the rock 45 times for 208 yards. Waller at least still garnered a team high in targets, though his receiving yardage total was his lowest of the year other than a two-catch, nine-yard day against New England in Week 3. An upcoming matchup against the Chargers isn't especially encouraging, as Los Angeles entered its Sunday matchup against Denver allowing the sixth-lowest reception total (26) to opposing tight ends.

October 25, 2020 09:24 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Makes TD grab in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller brought in six of nine targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Waller was unsurprisingly heavily involved on a day when Derek Carr put up 36 attempts, with the big tight end drawing nine of those looks to co-lead the team with Nelson Agholor in that category. The 28-year-old's catch total set the pace for the Raiders as well, while his one-yard scoring grab late in the third quarter marked his third touchdown in the last five games. Waller's elevated role in the offense should certainly continue in a Week 8 road battle against the Browns.

October 11, 2020 06:40 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Five catches in Week 5 upset
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller brought in five of seven targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 40-32 win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Waller led the Raiders in receptions and targets, and his five-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter began a comeback from a 21-10 deficit. Waller has just two scores on the campaign, but he's already boasting a 34-295 line on 47 targets through five games. The veteran tight end will look to continue surging in Week 7 against the Buccaneers following a Week 6 bye.

October 9, 2020 05:52 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Avoids Week 5 injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Despite having his reps capped in practice all week due to the knee issue, Waller showed enough in his limited session for the Raiders to clear him for the Week 5 divisional matchup. The tight end already has two double-digit target games under his belt this season and should remain Las Vegas' top option in the passing game Sunday, even with rookie wideout Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring) potentially returning from a two-game absence.

October 8, 2020 05:40 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Another limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

We haven't heard anything to suggest that the Raiders' pass-catching leader is in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Chiefs, with Friday's final injury report destined to reveal if Waller heads into the weekend listed as questionable, or minus a Week 5 injury designation.

October 8, 2020 03:44 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Listed as limited at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Waller played 70 of the Raiders' 74 offensive snaps in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills, hauling in nine of his 12 targets for 88 yards. The tight end isn't believed to have suffered any setbacks coming out of that contest, so his limitations Wednesday were likely maintenance-related.

October 4, 2020 09:00 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Nine grabs in loss to Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller caught nine of 12 targets for 88 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.

He was once again Derek Carr's favorite target, and no other Raider caught more than five passes on the afternoon. Waller appears over the knee issue that may have hampered him last week, and the tight end could see high volume in Week 5 against a Kansas City defense that's allowed two touchdowns to TEs through its first three games.

September 27, 2020 04:32 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Non-factor in Week 3 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) caught two of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

While Waller was able to suit up, he seemed to be operating at far less than 100 percent after catching 18 balls over Las Vegas' first two games. If the tight end can get healthier, he should be more involved in Week 4 against the Bills.

September 27, 2020 11:40 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Listed as active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Waller missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, before returning to a limited session Friday, but assuming no in-game issues, look for the tight end -- who logged a 12/105/1 stat line while being targeted 16 times in this past Monday's win over the Saints -- to continue to be a focal point of the Raiders' offense in Week 3.

September 27, 2020 12:24 AM
Raiders' Darren Waller: On track to play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) is expected to play Sunday at New England, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Waller sat out the first two practices of the week before working as a limited participant Friday to earn the questionable tag, and he's likely to suit up against the Patriots. RB Josh Jacobs (hip) is also expected to play, which would provide the Raiders with their top two offensive weapons.

September 25, 2020 04:40 PM
Raiders' Darren Waller: Listed as questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Waller (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

The tight end missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, before returning to a limited session Friday. The same applies to starting running back Josh Jacobs (hip). It's possible that the Raiders were simply exercising caution with a pair of key playmakers, but either way the duo's Week 3 availability will be clarified in advance of the first wave of Sunday's kickoffs, thanks to the team's 1:00 p.m. ET starting time.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Sun 09/13@ CARW 34-306457.580
2Mon 09/21vs NOW 34-24121058.8181
3Sun 09/27@ NEL 20-36294.580
4Sun 10/04vs BUFL 23-309889.8220
5Sun 10/11@ KCW 40-325489.6231
7Sun 10/25vs TBL 20-456508.3141
8Sun 11/01@ CLEW 16-65275.470
9Sun 11/08@ LACW 31-265224.481
10Sun 11/15vs DENW 37-1233712.3240
11Sun 11/22vs KCL 31-3578812.6261
12Sun 11/29@ ATLL 6-434235.8110
13Sun 12/06@ NYJW 31-281320015.4382
14Sun 12/13vs INDL 27-4477510.7290
15Thu 12/17vs LACL 27-30915016.7351
16Sat 12/26vs MIAL 25-26511222.4330
17Sun 01/03@ DENW 32-31911713.0281
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020LV1615107119611.238916069
2019OAK161690114512.775314253
2018OAK4067512.5440114
2017BAL00000.0-0000
2016BAL12310858.5152007
2015BAL612189.0170001
Total5435215251911.77514313134
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020LV1615000.00000
2019OAK1616252.57000
2018OAK4012121.021011
2017BAL00000.0-000
2016BAL123000.00000
2015BAL61000.00000
Total54353268.721011
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/255
Birthdate:
09/13/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Landover, MD
School:
Georgia Tech
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: