Is Darren Waller Playing Today? (Latest Injury Update for Raiders vs. Saints in NFL Week 8)

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller.
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Darren Waller is OUT after testing his hamstring in pre-game warm ups.

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller has been banged up since training camp, but he looks like he could return to the lineup in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.

Waller last played in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but played just eight offensive snaps before leaving with the hamstring injury. Since the Raiders had a Week 6 bye, Waller missed just one game so far with the ailment.

After tallying 10 catches and a touchdown in the first two weeks of the season, Waller cooled off substantially for the Raiders in Weeks 3 and 4.

Las Vegas is favored in this game against the Saints, who are banged up in the secondary without star corner Marshon Lattimore.

Best Darren Waller Prop Bets vs. Saints in NFL Week 8

Since Waller's status is still up in the air, most sportsbooks only have props for him to score a touchdown in Week 8.

Personally, I'd stay away from betting on Waller until we can see him get through a full game, especially since he saw just 10 targets, making six catches in Weeks 3 and 4 combined.

The Raiders are clearly going to run their passing offense through Davante Adams, and Waller's hamstring issue could certainly flare up again as well. Until we see him get back to his old self, I'll stay away from betting on Waller props.

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