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Darius Slayton
Bye: 9
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 26.0
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
40 Time: 4.39
Speed Score: 102.30
SPARQx (Rank): 114.70 (80%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.15 (61%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.37 (95%)

Darius Slayton's Weekly Outlook

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Darius Slayton's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#77 Wide Receiver

86.8 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 25.3 594.1 4.6 1.5 0.1

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Basic StatsDarius Slayton's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Slayton played the 2nd most snaps among Giants WRs in 2021 (48.7% of the team’s offensive total), trailing only Kenny Golladay. He led the position in 2020 (at 86.6%) and as a 2019 rookie (65.8%).
  • He trailed Golladay and TE Evan Engram in targets, edging Saquon Barkley and Kadarius Toney by 1 each in that category.
  • Slayton’s catch rate and yards per target have declined each of the past 2 years. His 44.8% catch rate ranked dead last among 212 qualifying pass-catchers last season – 3 spots behind Golladay (48.7%).
  • His Pro Football Focus receiving grade and passer rating on balls thrown his way have also declined each of the past 2 years.
  • Slayton has spent just 13.6% of his career pass snaps in the slot, topping out at 19.6% in 2020. That could work in his favor this year. The rest of the Giants’ top 4 WRs includes Kenny Golladay (almost exclusively outside), Kadarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson. The latter 2 have each played the slot much more than outside thus far in their young careers (including college).
  • New HC Brian Daboll has publicly encouraged QB Daniel Jones to take more shots downfield, especially in practices. Jones’ average depth of target and rate of deep passes have each dipped for 2 straight years.
  • Slayton’s ADOT has also inched downward over the same span.
  • His 15.4 yards per catch as a 2019 rookie ranked 17th in the league, among 155 qualifiers.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

We’re pretty much all assuming that the Giants hit the season with Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson as the top 3 at WR. But it’s possible that Slayton starts opposite Golladay, with Toney in the slot. Even if he checks in 4th, Slayton would stand behind a pair of guys in Golladay and Toney who each dealt with multiple injuries in 2021. Slayton has spent this best-ball season going largely undrafted. From that low level, his path to fantasy relevance is not difficult to see. And his downfield style requires less target volume than shorter-range WRs need. Slayton’s still a ways from being startable in lineup-setting formats, even if he opens the year among the Giants’ top 3. But he carries upside as an end-of-draft best-ball stash, especially on Daniel Jones rosters.

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Isaiah Hodgins, WR NYG

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Hodgins goes over 100 vs. the Vikings

Giants WR Isaiah Hodgins led all pass-catchers in receiving with 8 receptions on 9 targets with 105 yards and 1 TD in Sunday's Wild Card win vs. the Vikings. Fellow WR Darius Slayton hauled in 4 of his 8 targets for 88 yards. This duo of WRs performed admirably for fantasy purposes but will face a considerably stricter matchup next week vs. the Eagles. The Eagles rank as the 10th-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs this season.

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Giants QB Davis Webb is expected to start Sunday's game vs. the Eagles, according to insider Ryan Dunleavy. It's confirmation that the Giants will be resting starters in a game that means nothing to them. Don't expect QB Daniel Jones or RB Saquon Barkley to play. WRs Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins and Richie James also figure to be held out or limited.

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The New York Post's Ryan Dunleavy reports that the Giants are expected to sit "key starters" in Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Eagles. New York is locked into the NFC's #6 seed and has nothing to play for. We've been projecting QB Daniel Jones and RB Saquon Barkley to sit all week. Look for QB Tyrod Taylor to get the start and for RBs Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell to handle backfield duties. WRs Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins and Richie James could also be held out or be pulled early in Sunday's game.

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The Giants WRs are nothing to write home about in the aftermath of Sunday's win vs. the Commanders. Giants WR Richie James led all pass-catchers with 42 yards, hauling in 4 of 5 targets. Isaiah Hodgins was not far behind with 4 receptions and 37 yards. Darius Slayton also participated in the game and hauled in 5 of his 7 targets for 23 yards. Even with a plus-matchup on the horizon against a Vikings defense that presents the 2nd-best matchup for WRs this season, fantasy managers should not be champing at the bit to roll out any of these WRs in Week 16 lineups. James, Slayton, and Hodgins are nothing more than deep-league flex/WR4 options.

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WR Richie James led the Giants in targets (9), receptions (7) and receiving yards (61) in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He capped it off with 2 catches on the final drive from QB Tyrod Taylor after New York pulled QB Daniel Jones -- including the Giants' final TD. WR Isaiah Hodgins checked in 2nd with 6 targets and 4 catches. His 38 yards ranked 3rd behind WR Darius Slayton (2-42 on 3 targets). Hodgins also caught Jones' lone TD pass, marking the young wideout's 2nd straight game with a TD. TE Daniel Bellinger managed just 3-19 receiving on 3 targets in his 2nd game back from an eye injury.

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Darius Slayton, WR NYG
Dynasty MVP 76.7
Position Rank #85 WR
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