Thursday update: Waller is officially out for Week 9, per Adam Schefter. Daniel Bellinger should take over for him, but doesn’t hold much fantasy appeal. The Giants are underdogs to the Raiders, who just fired their head coach, offensive coordinator and GM on a short week, while switching their starting quarterback.
Wednesday update: Waller is frustrated with yet another hamstring injury. He is trying to take his time with his recovery because he rushed back from a hamstring injury last season, which affected him the rest of the season. Waller is now expected to miss this week and could be sidelined for a few weeks while he recovers.
TE Darren Waller “very frustrating” and “a little bit discouraging” that he’s dealing with another hamstring injury.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 1, 2023
Waller said it’s likely going to be “potentially” weeks. The amount of weeks he’s not quite sure.
“It may take a little bit.“
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New York Giants tight end Darren Waller did not practice on Wednesday ahead of the Giants’ Week 9 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. Waller is dealing with a hamstring injury. He played last week despite being listed as questionable and finished the day with one reception for four yards — oddly enough, leading the team in that regard.
Brian Daboll: No limitations on Daniel Jones. He is good to go.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) November 1, 2023
Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal likely limited today, but they have a chance to play Sunday.
Darren Waller will not practice with hamstring. Wan'Dale Robinson knee maintenance.
Tyrod Taylor meeting with docs.
Fantasy football implications for Week 9
If Waller misses this week’s game against the Raiders, we can expect to see an uptick in action for several wide receivers on the team, including Darius Slayton and Wan’Dale Robinson. Waller’s backup is Daniel Bellinger, who may also see some targets.
However, keep in mind that Daniel Jones is returning to the field as the starter after missing several weeks with a neck injury. Backup Tyrod Taylor was somewhat more effective than Jones when he was starting, so take a look back at the Giants’ receiving stats from September before deciding who to start this week.