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Darren Waller upgraded on Friday, removed from injury report [UPDATE]

Raiders tight end Darren Waller comes out of the bye with a foot injury. We break down the fantasy implications of the team’s Week 7 report heading into their game against the Packers.

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Darren Waller injury status update 4:13 p.m.

The Oakland Raiders released their final Week 7 injury report Friday afternoon, and tight end Darren Waller is good to go. Waller had been downgraded from full to limited on Thursday due to a foot injury. However, on Friday he was upgraded back up to full participation and removed from the final injury report. Waller is good to go and has a solid matchup against Green Bay with Tyrell Williams not playing. He will likely see a huge volume of targets in the game.

The Oakland Raiders are back from their bye week, and it appears tight end Darren Waller has hurt his foot. Waller was listed as a full participant on Wednesday, and then was downgraded to limited on Thursday. The fact that he was listed on Wednesday suggests something from the team’s London game, and the downgrade is not an ideal move on the second day of Week 7 practice.

Fantasy football analysis, Raiders TE Darren Waller

The Raiders have one more day of practice, at which point we’ll have a better handle on Waller’s status. If he is limited on Friday, there’s a good chance he would be designated as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers and the dreaded game-time decision. The upside is that Raiders-Packers is set for 1:00 p.m. ET, so you’d know by 11:30 if Waller was active or inactive.

The Packers have given up the fifth fewest fantasy points to the tight end position. That being said, with Tyrell Williams likely to miss Sunday’s game with plantar fasciitis, Derek Carr will likely be forced to throw even more to Waller. Even if the Packers contain him, the sheer volume of his performance should be enough for a solid performance in traditional fantasy.

Waller is currently the fifth highest salaried tight end at DraftKings. While he’s a must start in traditional fantasy, it might make more sense to look cheaper in DFS.