Player Outlook
Slayton saw both his involvement in the offense and his production wane in 2021, and there's little hope he'll bounce back. If Sterling Shepard starts the year on the PUP list and Wan'Dale Robinson struggles in camp, Slayton is probably the No. 3 receiver for the Giants, and even then he'd only be worth a very late draft pick. Slayton is a fine stash in deeper Dynasty leagues, but he can likely be ignored in redraft barring a surprising camp.

Fantasy Stats

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Year rec
Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 26 339 13.04 2 -13 -13.00 433.3
2020 50 751 15.02 3 -1 -0.50 915.7
3y Avg. 41 610 14.88 4 -5 -5.00 835.9
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Working with backups

    Slayton has mostly been running with the second-team offense through the first few days of training cap, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. The report does note that Slayton has been getting some reps with the starters this summer, after largely working with the backups this spring. Still, it sounds like Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and second-round pick Wan'Dale Robinson all have been more involved alongside Daniel Jones, not to mention veteran slot man Sterling Shepard (Achilles) is hoping to come back from the active/PUP list at some point. Slayton may be resigned to a depth role or trade in the final year of his rookie contract.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Scores TD in season-ending loss

    Slayton brought in two of three targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 22-7 loss to Washington on Sunday. Slayton returned from a shoulder injury and was at least able to record his first touchdown grab since Week 2 -- small consolation for an utterly forgettable season for the third-year speedster. Slayton scuffled with both injury and poor quarterback play to post an ugly 26-339-2 line across 13 games, a significant downturn after a solid first pair of pro seasons. Slayton will hope the return to health of Daniel Jones (IR-neck) and a potential new coaching staff will help lead to a much more productive offensive environment in 2022.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Cleared for Sunday

    Slayton (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. The Giants' lack of a passing game remains more of an issue than Slayton's shoulder injury or recent stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, though it is possible his playing time is affected. The Giants are starting Jake Fromm at quarterback to close out the season.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Logs limited practice Thursday

    Slayton (shoulder/ramp up) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. The Giants placed Slayton (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list last Thursday, which caused him to be unavailable for a Week 17 game in Chicago. Upon his activation Wednesday, he was listed with both a shoulder injury and also the COVID-19 ramp up that has been customary of players returning to the active roster. Ultimately, Friday's practice report may clear up Slayton's status ahead of Sunday's game against Washington.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Removed from COVID-19 list

    New York activated Slayton (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, MIchael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports. Slayton was then listed as a limited participant on the Giants' estimated practice report due to a shoulder injury, according to Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger. Slayton's return from the list and participation in practice -- albeit in a limited capacity -- sets the stage for him to play Sunday against Washington after missing the Week 17 blowout loss at Chicago. He'll likely be a starter and get plenty of snaps if his conditioning is OK, but there's not much upside for the New York passing game with Jake Fromm likely starting at quarterback.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Not cleared for Week 17

    Slayton (illness) won't be available for Sunday's game in Chicago after the Giants didn't activate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Saturday's deadline for week 17 roster moves, Patricia Traina of reports. The Giants elevated wide receiver Alex Bachman from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement for Slayton, who tested positive for the virus Wednesday. In addition to Slayton, New York will be without Kadarius Toney (shoulder), Sterling Shepard (Achilles), John Ross (knee) and Collin Johnson (hamstring), leaving the team woefully thin at receiver beyond No. 1 option Kenny Golladay. Bachman, Pharoh Cooper and David Sills will be called upon to fill snaps alongside Golladay.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Headed for COVID-19 list

    New York placed Slayton on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. According to Ryan Morik of, Slayton's placement on the list was the result of a positive test. Slayton will still have an outside chance of clearing the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocols before Sunday's game against the Bears, though he seems unlikely to do so, given how late in the week he tested positive. On a brighter note, the Giants restored John Ross (knee) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, so he could be a candidate to replace Slayton in three-receiver sets alongside Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney (shoulder).
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Catches one pass in loss

    Slayton caught one of five targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Eagles. Slayton's struggles continued Sunday despite playing on 80 percent of the team's offensive snaps. The Giants offense is downright horrible at the moment, hampering the fantasy value of all the team's skill position players. Slayton will look to get back on track against the Bears in Week 17, but fantasy managers should look elsewhere.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Quiet in loss

    Slayton secured two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 21-6 loss to the Cowboys. Even with the Giants trailing for most of the day and missing multiple key pass-catching weapons, Slayton didn't see much involvement while playing 62 percent of the offensive snaps. Slayton should at least be locked into a regular role in three-receiver sets for the Giants' final three games after Sterling Shepard suffered a season-ending torn Achilles' tendon in Sunday's loss.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: No catches

    Slayton failed to haul in any of his three targets Sunday against the Chargers. Slayton is one of several receivers vying for scraps in a terrible Giants passing offense. It's been a lost year for him.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Draws seven targets in Week 13 loss

    Slayton caught two of his seven targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Dolphins. Slayton saw his second-largest snap share (80 percent) of the season with fellow wideouts Kadarius Toney (quadriceps/oblique) and Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) sidelined, but he was unable to forge much of a connection with quarterback Mike Glennon, who picked up his first start of the season under center with Daniel Jones (neck) sidelined. Glennon was diagnosed with a concussion Monday, while Jones has yet to be cleared for contact, leaving the statuses of both players in flux for a Week 14 game against the Chargers. Jake Fromm would be in line to make his NFL debut if neither Jones nor Glennon is cleared, and that unsettled situation coupled with the potential returns of Toney and Shepard renders Slayton a rather unappealing fantasy option this week.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Loses fumble in loss

    Slayton caught four of seven targets for 37 yards but lost a fumble in Monday night's 30-10 loss to the Buccaneers. Slayton's long gain of 21 yards helped him rank second on the Giants in receiving, even though his fumble on the last play of the first half cancelled some of his production out. The third-year pro has been a frustrating figure this season, and with rookie Kadarius Toney hauling in seven of 12 targets to go with Saquon Barkley's six grabs Monday, Slayton has stiff competition for looks within an inconsistent New York offense.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: No catches

    Slayton failed to catch his only target Sunday against the Raiders. The Giants attempted only 20 passes Sunday, and most were short throws to the running backs and tight ends. Slayton will be in the mix after the team's Week 10 bye, but with Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Evan Engram healthy, and Sterling Shepard potentially coming back, Slayton's ceiling is modest.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Set to retain starting role

    Slayton is expected to remain in a top-three role at receiver Sunday against the Raiders, joining Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. No. 1 receiver Golladay is back in action after a three-game absence due to a hyperextended knee, but the absence of Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) should create room in the starting lineup for both Toney and Slayton. Though Slayton entered the season ahead of Toney in the pecking order, that may have changed with the rookie having flashed big-play potential in recent weeks. Slayton could thus be a candidate to lose out on some reps if Shepard is ready to go following a Week 10 bye.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Held catchless in loss

    Slayton failed to reel in either of his targets in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Chiefs. Slayton was a major disappointment for fantasy managers who kept the wideout active in what was expected to be a plus matchup against Kansas City's porous defense. The 24-year-old played the most snaps (52) of any New York pass catcher, but it didn't translate to meaningful target volume. Slayton will look to get back on track Week 9 against the Raiders, especially if Kenny Golladay (knee) remains out and Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) can't go.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Racks up 63 yards

    Slayton recorded five receptions on nine targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers. Slayton led the team in both targets and receiving yards in the absence of Kadarius Toney (ankle), Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Kenny Golladay (knee). Given the game script, the Giants didn't need to push the ball much through the air, which in turn limited the potential for him to turn in a big game. Nevertheless, he recorded four receptions of 15 or more yards to serve as the team's primary threat down the field. Slayton's potential to produce moving forward likely depends on the rest of the Giants' receiving corps heading into a Week 8 matchup against Kansas City.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Back in action Sunday

    Slayton (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Panthers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Sidelined since Week 3 due to a hamstring issue, Slayton is back in the lineup at an opportune time, with all of Saquon Barkley (ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee), Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) out of commission. With that quartet in street clothes, Slayton will be the Giants' top wide receiver, while Dante Pettis, John Ross (hamstring), Collin Johnson and David Sills fill in behind him.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Expects to play Sunday

    Slayton (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, expects to play, Jordan Ranaan of reports. Though he's missed the Giants' last three games and will take a designation into the weekend, Slayton told Ranaan that he felt good after practicing on a limited basis Friday for the third consecutive day. Citing a source, Jeremy Fowler of also relays that the Giants are planning on having Slayton back for the Week 7 contest, and he could immediately find himself filling a high-volume role in the New York passing attack if he suits up. New York will be without three key pass catchers in Kenny Golladay (knee), Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Kadarius Toney (ankle), while three more in Sterling Shepard (hamstring), John Ross (hamstring) and Evan Engram (calf) are listed as questionable.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Remains limited in practice

    Slayton (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Slayton has now been limited in five consecutive practices, but since he's missed each of the Giants' last three games he may need to log a full session Friday to avoid carrying a designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers. Despite having not played Week 3, Slayton may be one of the Giants' healthier pass catchers at the moment. Sterling Shepard (hamstring), John Ross (hamstring) and Kaden Smith (knee) joined Slayton as limited participants at Thursday's practice, while Kenny Golladay (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle), Evan Engram (calf) and Saquon Barkley (ankle) were non-participants.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Logs limited showing Wednesday

    Slayton (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Slayton has missed three straight games due to a hamstring injury, but getting back on the field was something a few of his fellow wide receivers were unable to do Wednesday. In particular, Kenny Golladay (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle) and even John Ross (hamstring) didn't practice, leaving Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Dante Pettis and Collin Johnson as the healthy wideouts on the Giants roster.
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