News: 1 day agoChiefs tight end Travis Kelce told NFL Films that Waller is "knocking at the door," adding that he can "feel [Waller] on my heels."
Spin: Kelce remains widely acknowledged as the cream of the crop at his position, but he knows Waller and 49ers tight end George Kittle aren't far behind. Waller even reached a new level over the final five weeks of last season, averaging 8.6 catches for 130.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns on 11.0 targets per game. He'll again be the top receiving threat in Las Vegas, where John Brown, Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow top the depth chart at wide receiver.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Waller burst onto the fantasy scene with an impressive third-place showing in 2019. Instead of returning to earth in 2020, he added 60 points to his total. His 11 top-10 fantasy weeks trailed only Travis Kelce (14) and were three more than the next-closest TE. Waller improved in every key fantasy category, but the biggest boost was in the TD department. After scoring three times in 2019 (3.7 OTD), he jumped to nine last season (7.8 OTD). Waller has finished no lower than fifth at TE in snaps, routes, targets, receptions and yardage each of the past two seasons. He'll be in the same system (Jon Gruden) with the same QB (Derek Carr) and with another unproven WR room. The 28-year-old is a top-three fantasy TE.