Along with running back Josh Jacobs, there is no more consistent fantasy football player on the Las Vegas Raiders than tight end Darren Waller. He leads the team in targets (71), receptions (50), and receiving yards (394), making him a must-start option every week at a position where good help is hard to find.
Fantasy Football analysis: Raiders TE Darren Waller
Look no further than last week’s game against the Chargers if you’re curious about Waller’s place in the passing game pecking order. He was targeted 10 times, while the team’s top receivers each had just three. Waller caught five of those passes for 22 yards and a score.
Denver has only surrendered two touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season, both against the Titans back in Week 1. But they have been susceptible. Last week, Hayden Hurst of the Falcons had seven catches for 62 yards. Waller’s central role in the offense means he’ll get the looks this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Darren Waller.