Would You Rather: Own Darren Waller or Will Dissly for Rest of Fantasy Football Season
This season has already seen a number of fantasy breakouts at tight end, most notably Evan Engram, who currently leads the position in scoring.
While Engram likely cost you a mid-round pick this summer, there are other emerging tight ends who were taken at the end of drafts, or even plucked off the waiver wire.
Two tight ends who emerged out of nowhere are Darren Waller of the Oakland Raiders and Will Dissly of the Seattle Seahawks.
They are both currently top six in fantasy points at the position in PPR leagues, as Waller leads TEs in catches (33), while Dissly is pacing the position in touchdowns (four).
Darren Waller Fantasy Outlook
Waller was a buzzy name in deeper leagues during draft season, as the Raiders reclamation project was featured prominently on HBO's "Hard Knocks."
At 255 pounds, he's a 6-foot-6-inch athletic freak who posses a combination of size and speed that few players can rival. Waller has also flashed great hands so far, catching 33-of-37 targets, though he has yet to score a TD this season.
Don't expect that TD drought to continue though. Waller leads all tight ends with a 29 percent target share, and with that kind of volume it's only a matter of time before he finds the end zone.
Will Dissly Fantasy Outlook
Dissly, meanwhile, went undrafted and unowned in practically every league before breaking out in Week 2 with five catches for 50 yards and two TDs.
He went on to score in each of the subsequent weeks, establishing himself as a top-three option in the Seahawks' passing game along with wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
Dissly has seen an 18 percent target share since Week 2, which is the seventh-highest mark at the position during that span. He's clearly an integral cog in Seattle's passing attack, and should remain a valuable asset going forward.
Picking between the two is tough, as Dissly has totaled 61.1 fantasy points in PPR leagues, while Waller has racked up 65.7. In fact, the decision likely varies based on your league's scoring settings.
Waller looks like the preferred play in PPR formats, while Dissly gets the edge in standard leagues thanks to his four TDs. Long story short, you can't go wrong with either of these guys as your rest-of-season tight end.
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