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Slayton played 17 games last year and led the Giants in targets, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He also finished as WR45. With Malik Nabers moving into the clear WR1 role for New York, we don't see much of a reason to draft Slayton in most leagues. He'll be at best the No. 2 option for the Giants, and he may have competition for that role. His best format would be deeper Best Ball leagues where you don't have to choose the few weeks you should start him. Slayton is a free agent after this season so it's possible he lands in a better landing spot in 2025, which makes him a fine bench receiver in very deep Dynasty leagues.

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2023 50 770 15.40 4 0.00 955.6
2022 46 724 15.74 2 0.00 764.8
3y Avg. 41 611 14.90 3 -4 0.00 694.6
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: On track for training camp

    Coach Brian Daboll said Wednesday he expects Slayton (undisclosed) to be ready for the start of training camp late July, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Slayton suffered an undisclosed injury at Tuesday's minicamp practice, but it doesn't appear the Giants are overly concerned about his health. Slayton is positioned for a starting gig in New York's wide receiver corps, alongside rookie first-round addition Malik Nabers, plus incumbent Wan'Dale Robinson, who should be more effective now that he's another year removed from his ACL tear.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Leaves practice with injury

    Slayton (undisclosed) departed Tuesday's practice at mandatory minicamp early due to an apparent injury, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports. Slayton appeared to sustain an injury after colliding with a teammate, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power. The 27-year-old remains in position to handle a starting role for the Giants, though rookie phenom Malik Nabers is likely the clear No. 1, so the Giants' offense can ill afford to have Slayton miss any time. With tight end Darren Waller having now officially retired, New York is lacking for depth behind Nabers, Slayton and third-year pro Wan'Dale Robinson. If Slayton is sidelined, more reps will open up for Jalin Hyatt, Allen Robinson and Isaiah McKenzie.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Gets incentives added to contract

    Slayton showed up to OTAs this week after the Giants added $650,000 of incentives to his contract, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports. The 27-year-old is entering the second season of a two-year, $12 million contract, and while he might have been hoping for an extension or additional guaranteed money, it seems he'll settle for the boosted incentives. Slayton has led the Giants in receiving yards in four of his five NFL seasons, topping 700 yards each time without ever getting to 800. He'll likely be one of the team's top three WRs in 2024, along with sixth overall pick Malik Nabers and slot man Wan'Dale Robinson. Of the three, Slayton is least likely to draw a large number of targets, as he's never seen passes on a large percentage of his routes even when playing a lot of snaps in offenses with subpar receiving alternatives.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Participating in OTAs

    Slayton (thumb) participated in Tuesday's OTAs practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Slayton is working toward a hopeful contract extension with the Giants, but he's on the field for voluntary workouts at OTAs. The 2019 fifth-round pick still appears slated for a starting gig, though rookie first-rounder Malik Nabers should be the top man in this wide receiver corps, with Jalin Hyatt and Wan'Dale Robinson also in the mix. Slayton appears fully healthy after having dealt with a thumb injury down the stretch in 2023.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Likely to remain starter

    Slayton (thumb) is expected to open the season as a starting wideout opposite rookie first-round pick Malik Nabers, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Slayton refused to report to voluntary offseason workouts, as he's entering the final season of a two-year contract and is seeking an extension. The Giants, however, haven't budged, and the team used the sixth overall pick in last week's draft to take Nabers after using a third-round pick on Jalin Hyatt in 2023. While Slayton is the favorite to open the summer as a starter on the outside, the team likely hopes Hyatt can push the veteran for snaps and targets in his second season. Nabers is the most talented receiver of the lot and could quickly prove to be the No. 1 option in the passing game.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Seeking new deal

    Slayton (thumb) hasn't reported to the Giants' voluntary workouts while he seeks a contract extension, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Slayton, who led the team with 770 receiving yards in 17 games in 2023, has attended the Giants' voluntary offseason program in the past. The 27-year-old wideout is in line to earn $6.2 million in the final year of his contract in 2024, but Slayton is evidently looking to amend those terms. At this stage, Slayton -- who is recovering from an offseason procedure on his right thumb -- is poised to retain a key role in a Giants wideout corps that currently includes Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Undergoes thumb surgery

    Slayton said Thursday that he had surgery on his right thumb after the conclusion of the regular season but should be ready to play "by the time it matters," Tom Rock of Newsday reports. Slayton posted to his personal X account Jan. 10 implying that he dealt with a right hand injury throughout the campaign, and it appears that his thumb was the source of the issue. Despite the injury, the fifth-year wideout played in every game for the Giants this season, leading the club with 79 targets (of which he caught 60) and 770 receiving yards while hauling in four touchdowns. If his thumb heals as expected, and depending on what changes the Giants make in the offseason, Slayton could head into the 2024 campaign as the team's No. 1 wideout.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Hauls in TD against Philly

    Slayton caught five of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Eagles. The wideout tied Wan'Dale Robinson and Darren Waller for the team lead with five grabs each, but Slayton was the only Giants receiver to get into the end zone, connecting with Tyrod Taylor on a 19-yard score late in the second quarter. Slayton tied his career high with 50 catches in 2023 and set a new personal best with 770 receiving yards, but the Giants could do a lot of housecleaning on the roster in the offseason, and it's not clear if the 26-year-old is part of their future plans.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Sleeper WRs

    There are two Giants receivers worth using as No. 3 Fantasy receivers in Week 18 against the Eagles in Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson. Slayton has done well with Tyrod Taylor in the past two games with seven catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets over that span, and Slayton had a 69-yard touchdown from Taylor in Week 16 at Philadelphia. Robinson's two best games this season have come with Taylor in Week 8 at Buffalo (14.2 PPR points) and Week 17 against the Rams (19.9 PPR points). The Eagles enter Week 18 as the No. 1 team in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and Slayton and Robinson could be great with Taylor under center.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    There are two Giants receivers worth using as No. 3 Fantasy receivers in Week 18 against the Eagles in Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson. Slayton has done well with Tyrod Taylor in the past two games with seven catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets over that span, and Slayton had a 69-yard touchdown from Taylor in Week 16 at Philadelphia. Robinson's two best games this season have come with Taylor in Week 8 at Buffalo (14.2 PPR points) and Week 17 against the Rams (19.9 PPR points). The Eagles enter Week 18 as the No. 1 team in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and Slayton and Robinson could be great with Taylor under center.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Week 18 Waiver Priority List

    There are two Giants receivers to add this week in Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson (20 percent rostered), and both could be useful No. 3 Fantasy receivers in Week 18 against the Eagles. Slayton has done well with Tyrod Taylor in the past two games with seven catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets over that span, and Slayton had a 69-yard touchdown from Taylor in Week 16 at Philadelphia. Robinson's two best games this season have come with Taylor in Week 8 at Buffalo (14.2 PPR points) and Week 17 against the Rams (19.9 PPR points). The Eagles enter Week 18 as the No. 1 team in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Catches 80-yard TD in loss

    Slayton caught four of six targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-25 loss to the Rams. Slayton got free for his second long touchdown reception in the last two games, and this one was even longer than his 69-yard score against the Eagles in Week 16. The big-play threat had only one touchdown all season prior to this hot stretch, but Slayton will have a nice opportunity to keep the late-season surge going in Week 18 when the Giants face the struggling Eagles defense again.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Week 17 Waiver Priority List

    Slayton had three catches for 90 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 16 at Philadelphia and now has scored at least 10.3 PPR points in consecutive games. He caught a 69-yard touchdown from Tyrod Taylor against the Eagles, and hopefully Taylor starts again in Week 17 against the Rams. Slayton can be used as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues for that matchup.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Leading receiver for losing side

    Slayton had four receptions on eight targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 24-6 loss to New Orleans. Slayton finished as the Giants' leading receiver on a low-volume passing day, producing modest fantasy results in the process. The 63 yards represented the No. 1 wideout's third-highest yardage total through 14 games this season, highlighting how anemic the Giants' offense has been in 2023. Slayton should continue to operate as New York's top receiver against Philadelphia next Monday, but his fantasy appeal remains limited to those in deeper formats.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Suits up but held in check Week 12

    Slayton (neck) caught two of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Patriots. Slayton surprisingly suited up after being listed as doubtful heading into the game, but his lack of productivity may have been related to the injury that forced him to exit halfway through last week's win over Washington. Slayton scored his first touchdown of the season last week to go with a season-high 82 receiving yards, and he'll look to rekindle his chemistry with quarterback Tommy DeVito in Week 14 against the Packers after getting a chance to heal further during a Week 13 bye.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Surprisingly active Sunday

    Slayton (neck) is active for Sunday's game versus the Patriots, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. A neck injury contained Slayton to a pair of limited practices during Week 12 prep, and the writing seemed to be on the wall for him after coach Brian Daboll said Friday that he didn't expect the wide receiver to play Sunday. A subsequent doubtful designation forecast as much, but Slayton bucked all trends and will be available to the Giants offense this weekend. Through 11 games to date, Slayton has put together a 30-419-1 line on 50 targets while working with three different quarterbacks.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Listed as doubtful

    Slayton (neck) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Slayton returned to practice Thursday after an early exit from Sunday's win over Washington, but it appears he isn't quite healthy enough to play. His likely absence could free up snaps for a number of different wide receivers, including Sterling Shepard, Isaiah Hodgins and Jalin Hyatt. The Giants have a Week 13 bye after Sunday's matchup with New England.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Practicing Friday

    Slayton (neck) is now practicing Friday, after coach Brian Daboll said the wideout wouldn't participate, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Slayton may thus have a chance to play, despite Daboll's previous comments that suggested it was unlikely. Slayton may end up listed as 'questionable' rather than 'doubtful' when the Giants release their final injury report Friday afternoon.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Not expected to play

    Coach Brian Daboll suggested Friday that Slayton (neck) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Patriots, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Slayton returned to a limited practice Thursday but now isn't participating Friday. Daboll expects the wideout to be listed as doubtful on the Giants' final injury report.
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  • Giants' Darius Slayton: Bumps up to limited Thursday

    Slayton (neck) is listed as limited on Thursday's injury report, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. After leaving this past Sunday's win at Washington due to an arm injury, Slayton was listed as a non-participant Wednesday due to a neck issue. Fortunately for the wide receiver, he upped his estimated activity level one day later and has one more chance to get back to full before the end of the week, when the Giants may give him a designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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