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Basic StatsDarius Slayton's Basic Stats

Darius Slayton
ADP: 40.7
Bye: 9
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25.7
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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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
1.2 15.4 0 1.5

Darius Slayton's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#105 Wide Receiver

50.4 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
40.7 25.3 374.1 2.2 0.9 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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Darius Slayton, WR NYG

8:15am EDT 9/7/22

Slayton takes pay cut to stay

The Giants and WR Darius Slayton have negotiated a pay cut that will keep the wideout on the team, according to Newsboy's Tom Rock. Slayton agreed to drop his salary from $2.54 million to the league minimum of $965,000, with incentives that could rebound the number. The move saves the Giants $1.6 million in cap space. Although the agreement keeps Slayton on the team, it clearly doesn't bode well for his role in the offense.

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Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News noted Friday that WR Darius Slayton was running with the 3rd team. That's a notable fall for a guy who has exceeded 80 targets twice in 3 NFL seasons. We already expected Slayton to be brushed aside in this year's offense, with Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay entering their 2nd Giants seasons and Wan'Dale Robinson arriving in Round 2 of the NFL Draft. Consider this a signal to not even look Slayton's way much as an end-of-draft flyer in best-ball tournaments. Slayton could be in danger of missing the Giants' regular-season roster.

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According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the Giants have had discussions about moving on from WR Darius Slayton. Raanan actually wrote that such discussions started last year — before New York overhauled its coaching staff and front office, of course. Slayton reportedly struggled with drops in offseason practices and routinely worked with backups. The 25-year-old is off the redraft radar.

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Giants WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s finale vs. Washington. The rookie flashed when on the field but ultimately missed 6 games and parts of a few more with a variety of injuries. WR Darius Slayton is off the COVID list and figures to start alongside WR Kenny Golladay on Sunday.

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Giants WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. WRs Darius Slayton, John Ross and Collin Johnson are also out, leaving Pharoh Cooper, David Sills and Alex Bachman behind Kenny Golladay on the WR depth chart. Golladay still isn’t a bankable fantasy play with Jake Fromm or Mike Glennon under center.

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Darius Slayton, WR NYG
Dynasty MVP 32.1
Position Rank #143 WR
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