The Giants took Kadarius Toney with the 20th overall pick Thursday night, making for a more crowded receiving corps. Slayton was already getting squeezed by the Kenny Golladay signing, and now he has another ostensibly prominent receiver with whom to compete. Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram are around, too, and tailback Saquon Barkley will see looks out of the backfield, making it hard to see Slayton increasing his target share this year.
After a promising rookie season, Slayton put up a modest 96-50-751-3 line in 16 games. Slayton's yards per target dropped from 8.8 in 2019 to 7.8 in 2020, and he made fewer big plays despite an extra 12 targets. He also dropped five passes after not dropping a single one as a rookie. Slayton is still the Giants' best deep threat, and he should be more productive if the offensive line gives Daniel Jones -- or whoever is under center in 2021 -- more time to look down the field.
Slayton caught two of eight targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens. Slayton finished with at least seven targets for the ninth time this season, but he recorded a measly 3.25 yards per target in this contest as he and Daniel Jones failed to connect on a consistent basis. He'll look to finish the season strong next week against the Cowboys, whom he put up an 8-129-0 line against in Week 5.
Slayton had four receptions (nine targets) for 74 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Browns. Slayton continues to lead the Giants in targets despite the recent return of Sterling Shepard. The 2019 fifth-round pick has seen his production come to a screeching halt after a solid start to his sophomore campaign due to the recent drop-off in quarterback play. Colt McCoy is a decent veteran backup, but he lacks physical skills and is not going to light up the stat sheet. Despite generating his first relevant fantasy line in recent weeks, Slayton is going to need Daniel Jones (hamstring) to return in order to boost his fantasy stock next week against the Ravens.
Slayton caught three of eight targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Cardinals. Slayton was the most frequent target for quarterback Daniel Jones, as no other Giant had more than five passes thrown his way. Despite all that volume, Slayton finished third on the team in receiving yards. This was a step in the right direction after Slayton caught just one pass for 14 yards over the previous two games, and the explosive receiver will look to build on this effort in Week 15 against the Browns.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|4||10/03||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|9||11/07||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|11||11/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|14||12/12||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|18||01/09||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||90||49||746||6||36||15.22||110|