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Darius Slayton

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128 FPTS

RANK: 52


116 FPTS

RANK: 88


26 yrs


6'1'' / 194 lbs



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Likely to remain starter

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-01

Slayton is expected to open the season as a starting wideout opposite rookie first-rounder Malik Nabers, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Slayton refused to report to voluntary offseason workouts, as he's entering the final year of a two-year deal and is seeking an extension. The Giants, however, haven't budged, and the team used the sixth overall pick in last week's NFL Draft to take Nabers after using a third-rounder on Jalin Hyatt in 2023. While Slayton is the favorite to open the summer as a starter, the team likely hopes Hyatt can push the veteran for snaps and targets. Nabers should easily pace this team in targets as a rookie.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2 CAR Outdoor 77° 0.0 146th 0.001.543.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
3 DAL Outdoor 70° 0.0 147th 0.00-1.539.500000.0000%0000%7%0%93%
4 CHI Outdoor 59° 2.1 89th 2.10-3.039.52111011.0560%10013%3%3%95%
5 @GB Outdoor 64° 13.9 22nd 2.329.541.57679013.2940%51027%24%3%73%
6 BAL Outdoor 61° 2.8 73rd 2.805.545.53118018.017150%10012%27%0%73%
7 @JAC Outdoor 74° 14.8 19th 4.933.542.56358119.317225%31021%18%0%82%
8 @SEA Outdoor 54° 11.6 36th 2.323.545.56566013.21220%31019%21%0%79%
10 HOU Outdoor 50° 18.5 15th 6.17-5.040.54395131.76250%22124%46%4%51%
11 DET Outdoor 35° 13.6 21st 2.72-3.045.510586017.211629%42025%45%0%55%
12 @DAL Dome 57° 9.3 54th 3.1010.044.56363021.017425%21021%32%0%67%
13 WAS Outdoor 40° 15.0 22nd 2.502.540.58690015.09614%31129%36%0%64%
14 PHI Outdoor 37° 6.2 62nd
15 @WAS Outdoor 35° 7.3 56th 1.464.039.5752304.6400%00023%15%3%81%
16 @MIN Dome 2° 11.9 33rd 2.984.547.56479019.89110%32015%15%0%85%
17 IND Outdoor 52° 1.4 97th 0.70-5.538.5321407.0620%00013%40%0%60%
18 @PHI Outdoor 43° 0.0 148th 0.0016.042.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 24 150.31.67144th4.92.8440.
Away Outdoor 18 130.31.19197th4.72.3270.
Away Dome 1 111.91.9820th6.04.0790.
Away Retractable Dome 2 27.61.7830th8.55.5960.017.512.74.715%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2019 22 NYG 14 9 170 36th8448740815.41244%2812114%6%2%92%
2020 23 NYG 16 15 141 107th9650751315.012311%3710019%17%0%83%
2021 24 NYG 13 5 69 103rd5826339213.011319%134010%16%1%83%
2022 25 NYG 16 11 128 52nd7146724215.710613%2812215%28%1%71%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Seeking new deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-17

Slayton (thumb) -- who is reportedly seeking a contract extension -- hasn't reported to the Giants' voluntary workouts, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

The report notes that Slayton, who led the team with 770 receiving yards (on 50 catches) in 17-regular season 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 with New York this coming season, but evidently Slayton is looking to amend those terms. At this stage, the 2019 fifth-rounder -- who is bouncing back from an offseason procedure on his right thumb -- is poised to retain a key role in a Giants' WR corps that also currently includes Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt, with further depth likely to arrive via the upcoming NFL draft.

Undergoes thumb surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-09

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.

Hauls in TD against Philly

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

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.

Catches 80-yard TD in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

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.

Posts best line of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-25

Slayton recorded three receptions on three targets for 90 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 33-25 loss to the Eagles.

Slayton posted his highest yardage total of the season and continued his upward tick in production since Week 11. The majority of his 90 yards came on a 69-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter on a deep throw down the left sideline from Tyrod Taylor. Overall, Slayton has topped 60 receiving yards in three of his last five games and has shown the ability to produce with both Taylor and Tommy DeVito under center.

Leading receiver for losing side

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

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 receivier 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.

Quiet performance in Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Slayton finished Monday's 24-22 win against Green Bay with two catches on two targets for 14 yards.

Slayton had his second straight subpar performance as a pass catcher, equaling the number of receptions he hauled in Week 12 against New England and finishing with two fewer yards. The veteran wideout appeared to have a breakout with four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown Week 11 versus Washington, but he hasn't been able to follow that up with significant production. Slayton has been plagued by inconsistency throughout the campaign, so it's hard to trust him in fantasy lineups.

Suits up but held in check Week 12

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

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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