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Darius Slayton

#3 WR,


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128 FPTS

RANK: 52


113 FPTS

RANK: 90


26 yrs


6'1'' / 194 lbs



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Staying with Giants

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-16

Slayton is re-signing with the Giants on a two-year deal, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports.

The deal was announced Thursday evening a few hours after the Giants signed former Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell to a one-year contract. The team lacks a clear standout at the position but has decent depth on paper, though perhaps not so much in practice with both Wan'Dale Robinson and Sterling Shepard recovering from ACL tears and Isaiah Hodgins needing to prove he's not a one-year wonder. Slayton could be in the mix for a Week 1 starting job -- depending on the Giants' transactions throughout the rest of the offseason -- following a 2022 campaign in which he posted a 46-724-2 receiving line on 71 targets. Slayton has finished between 724 and 751 receiving yards in three of his four NFL seasons, with 2021 being the exception when he was benched for much of the year and managed only 339 yards.

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.

Nearly blanked in playoff loss

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-21

Slayton brought in one of five targets for four yards in the Giants' 38-7 divisional-round loss to the Eagles on Saturday.

A week after posting an impressive 88 receiving yards in a wild-card win over the Vikings, Slayton was nearly shut out altogether versus the suffocating Eagles defense. The quiet finish aside, Slayton appeared to be a good fit in coach Brian Daboll's offense, posting a solid 46-724-2 line on 71 targets across 16 games in the regular season while averaging a career-best 15.7 yards per reception. Slayton's speed and the fact he just turned 26 certainly could make him very viable on the open market, which he's slated to hit at the start of the new league year unless the Giants opt to secure his services prior to that.

Big day in wild-card win

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-15

Slayton caught four of eight targets for 88 yards in Sunday's 31-24 wild-card win over the Vikings.

While it wasn't an efficient performance, Slayton provided the Giants with some big plays, including a 47-yard reception late in the first quarter that helped set up New York's second TD of the game. The 26-year-old wideout emerged as one of Daniel Jones' most trusted targets after barely playing to begin the year, but Slayton faces a tough matchup in the divisional round against an Eagles secondary that held him to two catches in their first meeting during the regular season.

Plays just three snaps in finale

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-10

Slayton was on the field for just three snaps and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Eagles.

Because the Giants were locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs heading into Sunday regardless of how other games around the league played out, head coach Brian Daboll elected to rest several key players. Slayton appeared to be among that group, as the Giants didn't reveal that an injury was behind his minimal playing time. Expect Slayton to reclaim a full-time starting role in the Giants' wild-card matchup with the Vikings this Sunday.

Held in check Week 17

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-01

Slayton caught two of three targets for 14 yards and lost a fumble Sunday in a 38-10 win over the Colts.

Slayton entered Week 17 having averaged 68.3 receiving yards in seven contests since New York's Week 9 bye, but he couldn't get much going against Indianapolis. His final catch and target came on the first play of the third quarter, when he hauled in a short pass but coughed up the football to the dismay of a clearly frustrated head coach Brian Daboll. The Giants nonetheless went on to win the game to clinch a playoff berth, and with nothing to gain against Philadelphia in Week 18, it remains to be seen how long (if at all) they'll deploy Slayton and their other starters.