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Darren Waller


College: Georgia Tech | 7 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 238 lbs
Birth Date: 1992-09-13
2024 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE

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Player Notes
Jun 10 5:03pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Monday, June 10.

From TheHuddle

Jun 10 11:40am ET

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller announced his retirement on Sunday. There was talk about this, so the news isn't surprising to many. The 2015 sixth-round pick spent his first two seasons in Baltimore before spending five seasons with Oakland/Las Vegas. It was with the Raiders where he made a name for himself, posting back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns and becoming widely known as one of the NFL's top tight ends. Unfortunately, Waller battled injuries over the years, and he finished his final season in the league with the Giants by amassing only 552 yards and a touchdown off 52 catches. But with Waller now out of the equation, Daniel Bellinger and rookie Theo Johnson are the favorites to fill the void at the position moving ahead, with both men likely battling throughout training camp for the right to sit atop the depth chart.

From RotoBaller

Jun 9 3:53pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller informed the team of his retirement from the NFL, according to sources Sunday, June 9.

Fantasy Spin: A move that was widely expected, the Giants will save $11.6 million against the salary cap. This opens up a chance for Daniel Bellinger and rookie Theo Johnson to take the starting role in the offense. For now, they can be considered potential streaming options in the right matchup.

From TheHuddle

Jun 3 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | Giants tight end Darren Waller is expected to soon announce his retirement. Dynasty Analysis: Nothing is official as of yet but it certainly sounds like an announcement is imminent. The longer this mystery lasted, the more likely this was going to be the outcome. Waller has battled myriad injuries over the past few years and was only able to post a 52/552/1 season last year, his first (and likely only) with the Giants. Now 31, Waller's career will be remembered for two back-to-back monster seasons with little at the beginning or the end. Dynasty managers hoping for a late career resurgence will likely need to look elsewhere here soon.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 3 10:10am ET

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller is expected to make a decision on his 2024 playing status by next week's mini-camp, and people in and around the organization expect he will announce his retirement, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN. Waller has had a tough time staying healthy lately, as he's missed 19 games over the last three years with lingering lower-body injuries. The 31-year-old posted consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders in 2019 and 2020, but he hasn't reached 700 yards since. If Waller decides to call it a career, target competition for No. 6 overall pick Malik Nabers will be even further reduced. Meanwhile, Daniel Bellinger and rookie Theo Johnson will likely compete for TE1 duties. Either player will have limited upside in Daniel Jones' offense. Whether Waller continues to play or not, his career exceeded expectations considering he was a converted wide receiver and had fewer than 200 receiving yards to his name in the three years before his 2019 breakout season.

From RotoBaller

Jun 3 9:13am ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller is expected to announce his retirement before mandatory minicamp next week.

Fantasy Spin: Daniel Bellinger would receive a boost up the TE2 ladder. He had 25 catches for 255 yards and no scores last season.

From TheHuddle

May 23 2:40pm ET

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller, who has been contemplating retirement this offseason, has not been in attendance for the team's voluntary organized team activities this week, and there is no word on when he expects to join the team. All signs are pointing toward Waller hanging up his cleats after posting a disappointing 52 receptions for 552 yards and one touchdown on 74 targets in 12 starts in his first year in the Big Apple last year. The 31-year-old doesn't have any guarantees left on his contract, and the Giants could free up $11.625 million in salary cap space if he's a post-June 1 cut. He has missed at least five games due to injuries in each of the last three seasons. If Waller officially calls it quits, Daniel Bellinger figures to serve as the team's primary pass-catching tight end in 2024.

From RotoBaller

May 23 11:13am ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller remains absent from voluntary OTAs as he continues to consider retirement, according to sources Thursday, May 23.

Fantasy Spin: Waller hasn't been consistent enough to truly make a difference for fantasy, but the landscape is so thin that managers will still want to monitor the situation. He's a borderline TE1 if he returns.

From TheHuddle

Apr 28 2:33pm ET

New York Giants TE Theo Johnson was drafted with Darren Waller's potential retirement in mind, according to general manager Joe Schoen on Saturday, April 27. 'We had to take that into account for sure,' Schoen said.

Fantasy Spin: Waller has been largely frustrating for fantasy due to constant injuries. His future in the NFL is still unclear. Johnson is an intriguing flier for dynasty purposes, but it may be a while before he carves out a role big enough to be usable for fantasy managers.

From TheHuddle

Apr 22 8:33am ET

Dynasty | Giants tight end Darren Waller is still mulling retirement. Dynasty Analysis: Waller has dealt with a lot of injuries over his career and it seems as if he's really considering calling it quits. The Giants are reportedly giving him a lot of time to consider his options and not forcing a decision, though it's quite certain they'd like to know prior to next week's NFL Draft as his loss could actually make Brock Bowers a consideration with their pick in the top ten. Regardless, it looks like Waller is certainly towards the end of his career and dynasty managers need to start making plans to be without him in the near future, possibly as soon as this year.

Apr 18 10:00pm ET

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen said on Thursday that he hasn't given tight end Darren Waller a deadline on his retirement decision this offseason. "Hopefully he's going to make a decision in the short term, but we're giving him time and space to make a decision on what he wants to do," Schoen said. Waller said in early March that he'd have a decision soon, but that hasn't come to fruition for the 31-year-old. A hamstring injury limited him to 12 games in 2023, and he finished with 52 catches for 552 yards and one touchdown. Waller is no longer in the prime of his career like he was with the Las Vegas Raiders and will be a pretty big injury risk as a low-end TE1 in fantasy if he decides to return for another season in 2024.

From RotoBaller

Apr 18 4:13pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller has yet to decide on retiring, and general manager Joe Schoen has no intention of setting a deadline for Waller to make his decision. 'Hopefully he's going to make a decision in the short term, but we're giving him time and space to make a decision on what he wants to do,' Schoen told reporters on Thursday, April 18.

Fantasy Spin: As much sense as it would make up for the Giants to draft Georgia's Brock Bowers with the sixth overall pick next week, New York has too many other needs to find Waller's eventual replacement. While it is pure guesswork at best, Waller would probably not prefer to end his career with the sour taste in his mouth that last year likely left. In the likely event Waller returns, he should be treated as little more than a TE2 with low-end TE1 upside at this point.

From TheHuddle

Apr 6 11:43am ET

Updating previous reports, New York Giants TE Darren Waller remains undecided as to whether he'll continue playing football, but the team may be running out of patience waiting for him to finalize his plans. 'I haven't made a decision yet,' Waller said during a recent interview with Forbes. 'It's just a matter of respecting the process. There's so much that goes into the process of going from April through February of an NFL season. The commitment that it requires. I'm a guy who's evolving, who's growing, who's played a lot of football and been through a lot. I'm at the point now where I'm like, 'OK, how much am I willing to give to the process,'' he added. 'If it's not 100%, it's a disservice to the teammates and the organization that I have. I'm still trying to make a decision on that and it's tough to make one or the other out of emotion.'

From TheHuddle

Mar 25 4:43pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller still has not decided if he will retire this offseason, according to general manager Joe Schoen.

Fantasy Spin: Waller has struggled with injuries over the last few seasons but can still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end when healthy. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation to see if he will be available for 2024.

From TheHuddle

Mar 2 2:50pm ET

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller said on Friday that he is "still undecided" on if he is going to continue his playing career in 2024. A previous report on Friday suggested that while Waller had considered retirement after last season, he was expected to return this year. The 31-year-old dealt with more hamstring issues in his first year in the Big Apple and finished with a disappointing 52 catches on 74 targets for 552 yards and only one touchdown in 12 games played. He's due to make $10.5 million in base salary in 2024 and count $14 million against the salary cap. The Giants have no intention of making him a cap casualty. The only other tight end on the roster with substantial playing time is Daniel Bellinger, who is set to enter his third season in 2024. At this point in his career, Waller is an extreme injury risk as a TE1 in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Mar 1 11:13pm ET

Dynasty | Giants tight end Darren Waller reportedly contemplated retiring after last season. Dynasty Analysis: Waller has dropped all the way down to our TE19 after an injury-filled season and he apparently thought hard about hanging it up this off-season. While he's committed to being back for the 2024 season, this isn't going to help things in regards to his dynasty value. Perhaps a bounce-back campaign will extend his career but the 31-year old Waller is obviously starting to look towards the future. If you believe he has some magic left in him, he makes for a relatively low-cost buy this off-season who could still have some big games left in him.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Mar 1 6:13pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller said he has not decided if he will continue his playing career.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation over the next few weeks to see if Waller will play in 2024. He is usually a No. 1 fantasy tight end when healthy but has struggled with injuries over the last few seasons.

From TheHuddle

Mar 1 2:10pm ET

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller reportedly considered retirement after a disappointing first season in New York in 2023, according to sources. Waller was injured again last year and had just one touchdown in 12 games played in the Big Apple. The 31-year-old veteran will not walk away, though, and has chosen to return in 2024. He's due to make $10.5 million in base salary this year and count $14 million on the salary cap. Waller will not be an offseason cap casualty, according to a source. In 2019 and 2020, Waller had 197 catches, 2,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. But hamstring injuries caused him to miss 14 games in 2021 and 22 with the Raiders, and hamstring issues resurfaced again in 2023. He'll be a massive TE1 injury risk in fantasy this fall.

From RotoBaller

Mar 1 12:43pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller, who was considering retirement, is returning for the 2024 season and the team is expected to keep him on the roster despite his potential of being a salary-cap casualty, according to sources Friday, March 1.

Fantasy Spin: Waller hasn't played more than 12 games in any of the last three seasons. He's a risky, back-end TE1 if he indeed stays with the Giants.

From TheHuddle

Jan 7 9:43pm ET

New York Giants TE Darren Waller caught five of his six targets for 45 yards in a 27-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 18.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 09-Jun-2024: Darren Waller - RET - TE Darren Waller retired from the NFL.
  • 16-Dec-2023: Darren Waller - ACT - The New York Giants activated TE Darren Waller from the IR.
  • 14-Dec-2023: Darren Waller - IRDR - The New York Giants placed TE Darren Waller on IRD.
  • 04-Nov-2023: Darren Waller - IR - The New York Giants placed TE Darren Waller on the IR.
  • 14-Mar-2023: Darren Waller - TRD - The Las Vegas Raiders traded TE Darren Waller to the New York Giants.
  • 17-Dec-2022: Darren Waller - ACT - The Las Vegas Raiders activated TE Darren Waller off IRD.
  • 14-Dec-2022: Darren Waller - IRDR - The Las Vegas Raiders placed TE Darren Waller on IRD.
  • 10-Nov-2022: Darren Waller - IR - The Las Vegas Raiders placed TE Darren Waller on IR.
  • 10-Sep-2022: LV Darren Waller - Re-signed - Three-year extension (through 2026)
  • 05-Jan-2022: LV Darren Waller - Reinstated
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