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What to do with Darren Waller in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Darren Waller ahead of the Raiders Week 17 matchup against the Broncos.

Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders makes a catch against free safety Eric Rowe #21 of the Miami Dolphins in the first half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 26-25. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Darren Waller of the Las Vegas Raiders has been one of the best tight ends in the NFL this season. He’s been a constant must-start in fantasy football and has had major performances in the second half of the regular season. Can he do it one more time to end the regular season? Let’s break it down below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Raiders TE Darren Waller

Waller has been the second-best tight end in the NFL, both on the field and in fantasy football. With George Kittle missing a significant part of the season due to injury and Mark Andrews not producing like he did last season, Waller has risen up the rank, going head to head most weeks with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

In the Raiders’ last four games, Waller has recorded 34 receptions (45 targets) for 537 yards and three touchdowns. For some tight ends in the NFL, that is a season’s worth of status in those four weeks alone.

Last week against the Dolphins, Waller posted his second-straight 100-yard receiving performance. He had five receptions (six targets) for 112 yards. Despite not scoring a touchdown, Waller still managed to produce 11.2 fantasy points, which is good for a TE1.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

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