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Giants TE Darren Waller (groin) is expected to play against the Bills tonight, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The general state of New York's offense is a bigger concern for Waller than the groin. See where he sits in the Week 6 TE Rankings.

Giants TE Darren Waller (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game vs. the Bills. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday after sitting out on Wednesday, which Waller described as a maintenance day. He should play vs. Buffalo. But between the groin issue, New York’s offensive line problems, and QB Tyrod Taylor being at the helm, Waller is an uncomfortable Week 6 fantasy play.

Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game vs. the Bills. He didn't practice all week, so it's certainly possible that he misses more time. QB Tyrod Taylor will start on Sunday night for the first time since December 2021. Taylor is a serviceable backup but has little chance behind New York's leaky offensive line. We're considering Taylor just a slight downgrade from Jones for New York's pass-catchers.

Giants TE Darren Waller (groin) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He told the media that Wednesday's day off was part of his maintenance plan. It sounds like Waller will be available for Sunday night's game vs. the Bills.

Giants Darren Waller is sitting out Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. It's too early to tell what his outlook for Sunday's game against the Bills will be, but this obviously doesn't help a guy who has disappointed fantasy managers already. And it comes at the same time his QB is dealing with a neck issue (which is keeping Daniel Jones out of Wednesday's practice as well). Avoiding Giants in Week 6 as much as you reasonably can seems like a good idea.

Giants TE Darren Waller woke up with 8 grabs for 86 yards in a blowout loss to Miami. Waller set a season-high with 11 targets. Game flow always projected favorably for the veteran, and sure enough, New York quickly faced a double-digit deficit. Now, we’ll need to check on the health of QB Daniel Jones, who left in the 4th quarter with a neck injury. If he’s unable to go for Week 6 (at Buffalo), Tyrod Taylor will start.

Giants QB Daniel Jones wants to get TE Darren Waller the ball more going forward. “I think it’s important [he’s a bigger part of offense],” Jones said, via ESPN's Jordan Raanan. “He’s a talented player and poses a big threat for defenses. I have to do a better job of finding him and getting him the ball. I think there are just some opportunities that I have to get him the ball and give him a chance to make plays.” Jones was strangely invisible in the passing game for most of Monday night's loss to the Seahawks. Part of that was due to the Giants needing him to help out in pass protection. We'll see what HC Brian Daboll comes up with for a game plan vs. the Dolphins this weekend, but we'd expect more volume for Waller. He totaled a solid 20 targets over the first three games of the season.

Giants RB Matt Breida tallied 14 carries for 30 yards in Week 4’s loss vs. the Seahawks. He also added 5 catches for a team-leading 48 receiving yards in the contest. TE Darren Waller posted meager numbers again, catching all 3 of his targets for just 21 yards. Though he ranks t-ninth among TEs in targets (23), Waller has only one game with over 3 receptions. This Giants team is simply lost. They’ve now played three primetime games this season, and they’ve been outscored 94-15. Yikes. We might feel comfortable starting RB Saquon Barkley if he’s able to return from injury in Week 5 vs. the Dolphins, but he’d be the only one.

Giants TE Darren Waller mustered just three catches for 20 scoreless yards in Thursday night's loss to the 49ers. He led the team with seven targets for a 21.2% share. But Waller struggled creating separation against a strong 49ers defense and committed two bad drops, including one that ended up as a Talanoa Hufanga INT. The good news is that Waller won't face a tougher matchup than this the rest of the season. And he's drawn a 20.0% target share through three games. As long as that type of volume keeps coming, Waller remains a must-start.

Giants TE Darren Waller logged 6 catches on a team-leading 8 targets for 76 yards in Week 2’s win vs. the Cardinals. Veteran wideouts Darius Slayton and Parris Campbell received 6 targets in this contest, marking the second week in a row where the pair saw more involvement than their positional counterparts. The concentration of targets in New York is becoming more apparent as fantasy managers look ahead to Thursday night’s Week 3 game vs. the 49ers. Starting a Giants pass-catcher besides Waller in lineups would be bold outside of deeper leagues, though both Slayton and Campbell warrant further monitoring.

Giants TE Darren Waller (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 2 injury report. He got in just limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so it's safe to assume that he's still not at 100%. But Waller will be out there in Sunday's game vs. the Cardinals and is a strong fantasy play relative to the other options at TE.

Giants TE Darren Waller (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He told reporters afterward that he'll play vs. the Cardinals this weekend. It's safe to assume that Waller won't be at 100% for that one, but he remains a strong fantasy option at a shaky TE position.

Giants TE Darren Waller (hamstring) will not practice on Wednesday, HC Brian Daboll said. Daboll added that Waller is "OK" and is just getting a veteran's day off. He's on track to play vs. the Cardinals this weekend, but it's safe to assume that Waller isn't yet at 100%.

Giants TE Darren Waller led the team in receiving with 3 catches on 5 targets for 36 yards in Sunday night’s loss vs. the Cowboys. By halftime, this game was essentially over. There was little that QB Daniel Jones and company could do to kick the offense into gear. WR Darius Slayton matched Waller’s target total throughout the clobbering and tallied 3 catches for 15 yards for himself. There’s not much to draw from this loss. Fantasy managers should have a short memory and hope for a greater showing vs. the Cardinals in Week 2.

Giants TE Darren Waller (hamstring) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Cowboys. He was limited in Friday’s practice and listed as questionable with hamstring tightness. That obviously adds risk to Waller’s fantasy profile. But if you waited on him, get him in your starting lineup.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirms that Giants TE Darren Waller (hamstring) will play vs. the Cowboys tonight. "They will keep an eye on [the hamstring] during the game, but the expectation is that he will be a big part of their offense right away," Garafolo adds. Waller is safe to get into Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Giants TE Darren Waller (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Cowboys tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Waller is officially listed as questionable after reportedly experiencing hamstring tightness late in the week. That obviously adds risk to his fantasy profile. But, barring a conflicting report on his status for tonight, Waller can stay in fantasy lineups.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler confirms that Giants TE Darren Waller's hamstring injury is not believed to be serious. "The Giants are hopeful he can play Sunday night vs. Dallas," Fowler adds. "No firm determination yet. Team will likely monitor through the weekend." ESPN's Jordan Raanan, meanwhile, reports that Waller experienced "hamstring tightness" late in the week but "seemed to be moving relatively well at the open portion of Friday’s practice." We'll continue to look for updates on Waller's status for Sunday night's opener.

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