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Darius Slayton - Fantasy Points Outlook

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Darius Slayton
NYG

WR NYG

#108 Wide Receiver

44 Projected Points

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

2021 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#108 Wide Receiver

44 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 22 329 2 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

3d Projection

High Floor

35.2

DS Projection

44

Consensus

38 other sites
120.2

High Ceiling

132

Ceiling Likelihood

Medium
How likely they will reach their ceiling projection

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 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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Giants WR Darius Slayton (foot) was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Eagles. Slayton played through this injury last week, but we saw him limping a couple of times. Don't expect him to be at 100% vs. Philly.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton (foot) is active for today’s game against Washington. He was limited in practice all week, adding some risk to his Week 6 fantasy profile.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton (foot) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Washington. We’ve heard nothing to suggest that he’s in real danger of missing this one, but the foot issue adds risk to his profile.

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Giants WR Darius Slayton (knee) isn't listed on the final injury report. He got banged up last week and only ended up playing just 29% of the offensive snaps. But he should be back in a full-time role this Sunday and is an upside WR3 in a plus matchup vs. the Eagles.

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