Slayton caught 10 of 14 targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets. Slayton scored touchdowns of five and 39 yards in the second quarter, delivering his second two-score performance in the past three weeks. Sandwiched in between those performances is a one-catch, six-yard dud, as the 22-year-old wide receiver is still striving to find week-to-week consistency. Slayton makes for an intriguing pickup moving forward given the upside he's displayed recently, but his role could shrink dramatically if Sterling Shepard (concussion) is ready to make his return following the Giants' Week 11 bye.
Slayton caught one of four targets for six yards in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys. Slayton started the contest and played 67 of 72 offensive snaps (93 percent), but he saw his fewest receptions and yards of the season. This dud comes after the rookie fifth-round pick posted two touchdowns in Week 8 against the Lions. Slayton didn't draw much attention despite Daniel Jones heaving 41 passes, but he has a good chance to turn it around against the Jets' suspect secondary in Week 10.
Slayton will start Monday versus the Cowboys, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Sterling Shepard seemed to be closing in on getting through the concussion protocol for the second time this season, only to have a recurrence of symptoms over the weekend. His absence has allowed Slayton to retain an increased role, which he's utilized to put up 16 catches (on 27 targets) for 267 yards and three touchdowns over the last six games. Slayton may have a difficult time producing against a Cowboys defense that has yielded 7.7 yards per target and just three TDs to wide receivers in seven contests this season.
Slayton caught two of five targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Lions. Slayton made the most of his two grabs, which capped off back-to-back touchdown drives in the second quarter. He had totaled five catches for 60 yards over the previous two games, so this efficient effort was likely a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners who rolled the dice on him this week. Despite Slayton's performance in this one, the Giants have several other options ahead of him on offense, which far from guarantees him similar results in next Monday's home matchup against the Cowboys.
Slayton caught both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. Daniel Jones didn't have much time to throw, and when he did it was mostly short balls to Golden Tate. Sterling Shepard could be back soon, too, but Slayton should retain a small role as a deep threat.
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