Darren Waller
Darren Waller
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Oakland Raiders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Darren Waller in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $705,000 contract with the Raiders in October of 2018.
Three catches in season finale
TEOakland Raiders
January 2, 2019
Waller hauled in all three of his targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Waller logged a season-high 15 offensive snaps during the Raiders' season finale behind starter Jared Cook, as the former totaled 75 yards on six catches in four contests with the silver and black in 2018. Waller would be inexpensive to keep on the roster in 2019, though he'll likely need to earn his spot with the Raiders expected to make an effort to re-sign Cook.
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How do Darren Waller's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
4.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.40
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.7
 
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How often does Darren Waller run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Darren Waller
30 routes   6 targets
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92 routes   11 targets
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darren Waller's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Waller's athletic upside coupled with Baltimore's attrition at the tight end position made him a trendy deep sleeper early in the summer; however, a year-long suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy throws cold water on his fantasy relevance until 2018.
Waller shifted from wide receiver to tight end during the offseason, which makes sense given his 6-foot-6, 245 pound frame. As a rookie in 2015, he saw action in just six games and only hauled in two catches. Suspended the first four games of 2016 and in his first year at tight end, it seems unlikely he has much fantasy value, though some improvement from last year should be expected.
At 6-6, 238 pounds, Waller recorded a 4.46 40-yard dash and 37.5-inch vertical leap at the NFL Combine. He still lasted until the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, after catching just 51 passes during his three years at Georgia Tech. He may have to compete for a roster spot, but the Ravens will likely look for a way to keep him around, even if he isn't expected to contribute in 2015.
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Hauls in two passes
TEOakland Raiders
December 25, 2018
Waller notched two receptions for eight yards Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.
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Totals 65 yards in loss
TEOakland Raiders
December 17, 2018
Waller caught his lone target for 44 yards and rushed for 21 yards on one carry during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Bengals.
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Signs with Oakland
TEOakland Raiders
November 26, 2018
Waller signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Officially back at practice
TEBaltimore Ravens
August 11, 2018
Waller participated in Saturday's practice.
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Reinstated by league
TEBaltimore Ravens
August 7, 2018
Waller (suspension) has been reinstated following a one-year suspension and he watched practice Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.
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