Is the hamstring any concern long-term or moving forward?
“No, not really.”
Waller said last year’s hamstring injury was much different. What he experienced last week wasn’t even comparable.
Even with the hamstring flare-up, Waller led the Giants in targets (5) in an absolutely moribund performance from the offense, and, particularly the offensive line. Waller should be trusted as a TE1 in lineups moving forward.
The Giants' under team total is looking pretty enticing right about now. Presumably, the slot role will be pretty well locked down by Parris Campbell while Robinson is on the mend and offers a reasonable floor for very desperate fantasy managers. This is Waller's first stint on the injury report this week, so hopefully, that is more of a precaution.
Campbell, who was signed this offseason as a free agent, is destined for a significant role regardless. The Giants think he can do more than be the 68-catch player he was with the Indianapolis Colts last season if he’s healthy in this offense. This spring only validated what they thought they could be getting.
This usage has sent a clear message about third-round rookie Jalin Hyatt, who is "coming along slowly and working primarily with the third-team offense."
Foster Moreau has filled in admirably for Waller over the years, so this could make him a feasible back-end TE1 if the move goes through and the team re-signs him. Bellinger's fantasy value clearly takes a nosedive.