Darren Waller
Darren Waller
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There are big shoes to fill at tight end in Oakland following the departure of Jared Cook in free agency as the 2018 Pro Bowler racked up a combined 122 catches for 1,584 yards and eight touchdowns on 187 targets over his two seasons with the Raiders. Waller, an athletic former-receiver type, has been picking up steam as the likely replacement for Cook with plenty of upside and sleeper value given the potential volume available and lack of overall competition at tight end. The Georgia Tech product has a history of reliability concerns and off-the-field issues, but Waller provided a brief spark throughout the Raiders' final four contests last season when he caught all six of his targets for 75 yards, including a 44-yard pickup against the Bengals in Week 15. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year contract with the Raiders in October of 2019.
Leads team in receiving yards
TEOakland Raiders
December 8, 2019
Waller caught all six of his targets for 73 yards during Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans. He also lost a fumble.
ANALYSIS
Waller finished second on the team in targets while tying for the team lead in receptions. He has now topped 70 receiving yards in three of the last four games to approach 900 yards for the season. Waller should continue to serve as Derek Carr's top target next Sunday against the Jaguars.
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How do Darren Waller's 2019 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
51.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.88
 
% Team Air Yards
25.3%
 
% Team Targets
23.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.4%
 
Drop Rate
4.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.1
 
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% of Team Snaps

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378
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How often does Darren Waller run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Darren Waller and the other tight ends for the Raiders are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Darren Waller
365 routes   93 targets
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86%
68 routes   13 targets
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120 routes   25 targets
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10 routes   0 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jaguars pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
78.5
 
Cornerbacks
78.2
 
Safeties
86.5
 
Linebackers
49.8
 
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2019 Darren Waller Split Stats
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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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Big day in loss to Chiefs
TEOakland Raiders
December 1, 2019
Waller caught seven of nine targets for 100 yards in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
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Tops 40 yards in blowout loss
TEOakland Raiders
November 24, 2019
Waller caught three of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.
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Records 78 receiving yards
TEOakland Raiders
November 17, 2019
Waller caught five of seven targets for 78 yards during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.
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Modest production yet again
TEOakland Raiders
November 7, 2019
Waller secured three of five targets for 40 yards in the Raiders' 26-24 win over the Chargers on Thursday.
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Held in check vs. Lions
TEOakland Raiders
November 3, 2019
Waller caught both his targets for 52 yards during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Lions.
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