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Basic StatsDarius Slayton's Basic Stats

Darius Slayton
ADP: 21.1
Bye: 11
Experience: 5
Age: 27.5
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 198
40 Time: 4.39
Speed Score: 102.30

SPARQx (Rank): 114.70 (81%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.15 (62%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.33 (95%)

Darius Slayton's Weekly Outlook

Week 1 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.8 42.3 0.18 5.4
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.4 50.3 0.3 6.6

Darius Slayton's 2024 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#72 Wide Receiver

113.5 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
21.1 39.2 592.2 2.52 0 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsDarius Slayton's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Slayton’s tallied between 724 and 770 yards in four of the past five seasons.

His upside takes a hit this year with the arrival of Malik Nabers. Plus, QB play remains a question with Daniel Jones returning from an ACL tear.

We’re not eager to draft Slayton in the later rounds.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Slayton led the Giants in targets (79) and receiving yards (770). He tied for the team lead in TDs (4).
    • He benefited from a barren WR corps and several missed games from Darren Waller.
    • But Slayton also endured horrible QB play. New York QBs combined for 15 passing TDs and 197 passing yards per game.
  • Slayton hit 50 yards in eight of 17 games.
    • He simply wasn’t consistent enough to use in standard-size fantasy leagues. Slayton finished worse than WR36 in 10 weeks.
  • Slayton set a career-high in catch rate (65.8%) while tallying a healthy 15.4 yards per catch.
    • His 1.38 yards per route run fell in line with his career average.

What to Expect in 2024

  • Slayton stayed away from the team’s offseason program… until agreeing to a restructured contract.
    • His new deal calls for an extra $650K in incentives, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
    • "I'm satisfied,” Slayton said this spring. “We got done what we needed to get done and just looking forward to playing ball," Slayton said. "We just adjusted my contract this year a little bit. Just tried to make it a little bit more lucrative. Business is business and I'm here."
  • He’s set to play more of a secondary role this fall.
    • The Giants added dynamic WR Malik Nabers with a top-10 pick. He projects for a healthy target share right away.
    • Darren Waller retired. His absence removes 74 targets (12 games).
    • The Giants return Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt. Robinson’s locked into a slot role. Hyatt’s a wildcard as a vertical, outside WR.
  • Daniel Jones returns for year three alongside HC Brian Daboll and OC Mike Kafka.
    • Coming off a November ACL tear, Jones is expected to return for Week 1.

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Darius Slayton, WR NYG
Dynasty MVP 58.5
Position Rank #153 WR
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
189
298
528
Dynasty Write-up
Once the subject of trade rumors, Slayton re-emerged in 2022. The Giants rewarded him with a 2-year deal (~$5 million guaranteed) in 2023. We expect him to return in 2024 as a starter on the outside, but QB concerns remain.
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