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Darius Slayton
NYG

WR NYG

#85 Wide Receiver

69 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
40 Time: 4.39

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Low Floor

3.9

DS Projection

6.8

Consensus

38 other sites
6

Med Ceiling

9.7

Rest of
Season

6.9

Week 8 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.8 56.3 0.2 6.8
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.6 51 0.3 6.9
Week 7
Slayton returned to action to lead the team with 63 receiving yards on 5 receptions in the big win over Carolina. He had missed the previous 3 games with a tight hamstring, but he looked good in this one. He also led the team with 9 targets.
Slayton is a welcomed sight for a Giants offense heavily banged up with WRs Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney and RB Saquon Barkley all missing in action. If those guys continue to miss time, Slayton could have himself a big game against a Chiefs on Monday night.
Week 2
Slayton provided the fireworks and the “what could’ve been” part of the Giants offense in the Week 2 loss, finishing with a 3-54-1 stat line on 6 targets. He came down with a gorgeous pass from QB Daniel Jones—keeping both feet in bounds—to give the Giants their first lead in a 2nd half this year. He had a chance to put the game on ice… but dropped a surefire TD that would’ve put the G-Men up by two scores in the 4th quarter. It’s a decent fantasy day from Slayton, but it could’ve been so much more. Drops were his bugaboo coming out of college, but he has been pretty good since. He owned it earlier this week saying he expects to catch those types of balls “100% of the time.” The Giants get a couple extra days to prepare for Atlanta this week. Slayton is just a deep league option.
Week 1
Slayton tallied 65 yards on 3 receptions in the Week 1 loss to Denver. He was 2nd on the team in targets behind WR Sterling Shepard, but he seemed to have a hard time gaining any traction in the offense. He added a nice 42-yard reception on the opening drive but did very little beyond that.
Slayton has been QB Daniel Jones’ #1 option since the two joined forces a couple years ago, but the lack of consistency has been a bugaboo for Slayton’s progress. There just isn’t enough there to be able to trust him on a weekly basis until he proves he can put it together for multiple weeks. At this point he might serve as the last man on the roster, or better yet, on the waiver wire.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Slayton ranked 2nd among Giants in targets last season, behind only Evan Engram.
  • He fell well behind Sterling Shepard in target share over Shepard’s 11 healthy games, though. Shepard garnered 24.1% over that span, with Engram 2nd at 22.7% and Slayton solidly behind at 17.1%.
  • The bigger issue facing Slayton for 2021, of course, is that the Giants gave Kenny Golladay the biggest WR contract in free agency. He profiles very similarly to Slayton in terms of role and strengths: 80%+ snaps out wide, good speed, downfield threat.
  • Whereas Golladay has improved his advanced metrics over the past few seasons, Slayton declined in drop rate (5.9% to 10.7%, according to Pro Football Focus) and contested catch rate (48% to 31.8%) in his 2nd season.
  • Drops were a weak point in college for Slayton, who never led his Auburn teams in catches and only led the group in receiving yards as a senior.
  • The Giants also drafted Kadarius Toney in Round 1.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Slayton should feel the greatest negative impact from the Kenny Golladay signing. The former Lion looks like an upgrade on what the Giants had hoped to get from Slayton. There’s still room for Slayton to remain among the top 3 wideouts for this season if Kadarius Toney doesn’t prove ready for that level of playing time as a rookie. Slayton could fit well opposite Golladay, with Sterling Shepard in the slot in 3-WR sets. Even that would likely land him as just the 4th or 5th receiving option, with Saquon Barkley back and Evan Engram still around. We’re not betting on fantasy impact from Slayton this season.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. If he's able to return for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers, he'd likely be the Giants' #2 WR with Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney expected to miss.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday. So did WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring), who said he plans on playing vs. the Rams this weekend. Slayton also seems on track to play in that one. Look for those 2 -- plus rookie Kadarius Toney -- to operate as New York's top 3 WRs.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons with a hamstring injury. That comes just a few minutes after WR Sterling Shepard was ruled out with his own hamstring injury. New York is down to WRs Kenny Golladay, Collin Johnson, C.J. Board and Kadarius Toney.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton left Sunday's preseason finale against the Patriots with an ankle/foot injury. The team deemed him questionable to return. We wouldn't expect him to return to the contest, but that designation makes the outlook seem better than if the team had labeled him otherwise. We'll see about the official diagnosis. Slayton is no more than a late consideration in deeper formats, so he's probably not worth drafting in most fantasy football leagues.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Eagles. He headed back to the locker room with trainers and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Slayton returned in the 2nd quarter.

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