WR Darius Slayton - New York Giants
|6-1, 190||Born: 1-12-1997||College: Auburn||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2019|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Darius Slayton's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs NYJ (14 / 10 / 121 / 2 rec)
Darius Slayton had another big game for the Giants and he is turning into a legitimate weapon in this offense for defenses to consider. Slayton demonstrated an excellent rapport with Jones and the two were connecting throughout the entire game for first downs. He moved the chains on many occasions and really was a useful tool for Jones. Slayton kept the play alive the Giants were in the redzone and eventually hauled in a short ball in traffic just over the goal line for the score. Slayton had another impressive touchdown on a post route where the defender lost his footing at the break of the route. Slayton secured the ball and outran the defense to the pylon to secure the score. Slayton looked fast and has very impressive hands that catch everything. His chemistry with Jones cannot be denied and the rookie duo should be producing for the rest of the season. Slayton can move the chains on curl routes and comeback patterns on the outside but also double up as a deep threat. He has the speed to make plays after the catch, a very versatile receiver that the Giants need in this offense.
2019 Week 9 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Darius Slayton had a very quiet game on Monday night as the Giants struggled to move the ball and could not get into the endzone for the most part. Slayton was largely ignored by Jones, who felt the Dallas pass rush for most of the evening. He did have a drop on a short route outside but this wouldn't have gone for many yards anyway. Slayton is a big play receiver who is heavily reliant on the performance of Daniel Jones. There were very few passes thrown downfield and therefore the passing game was kept short. This isn't ideal for Slayton who has proven to be a threat downfield. He is a risky play as Jones struggles in most games, especially against good defenses.
2019 Week 8 vs DET (5 / 2 / 50 / 2 rec)
Darius Slayton had only two grabs against the Lions but he made the count. The chemistry with Jones was clearly evident on these plays and he is becoming known as a big play receiver down the field. Jones floated a high ball deep for Slayton early in the game. Slayton fought hard and won the ball by having better positioning than the cornerback and timing his jump to secure the score. He scored again on another big play on a go route. Jones led his target by just enough and Slayton did an excellent job to haul in the ball in traffic and secure it for another impressive score. Both of his scores were made with tight coverage, though he does possess the speed to burn defenders deep on his own. Worth owning in most fantasy leagues as a big play threat. He rarely gets a lot of targets however, so there is boom/bust risk potential with this play.
2019 Week 7 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Darius Slayton always has big play potential but playing him will result in a lot of quiet games, like the game on Sunday against the Cardinals. Jones struggled to connect with anyone down the field and Slayton was invisible for most of this game. He will not get the targets or looks to be fantasy relevant and belongs on the bench, especially as Jones is struggling with turnovers.
2019 Week 6 vs NE (8 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Darius Slayton looked dangerous at times but was never able to make the big play on Thursday night. Slayton caught short balls on curls and in patterns. Jones targeted him several times down the field but the two could not connect. Slayton was open down the sideline on a go route but the pass was way off target. Jones hit Slayton with another deep ball down the sideline later in the game but the defender broke it up quickly. Slayton has excellent speed and poses a danger to secondaries but the connection with Jones isn't always there. As his production is heavily tied to a rookie quarterback, he is unreliable but always has the potential for a big touchdown catch due to his talent.
2019 Week 5 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 62 / 1 rec)
Darius Slayton was the leading receiver for the Giants but most of it came on one play, though it was spectacular. Slayton beat two men deep down the field on a go pattern and hauled in a perfectly placed ball in the back of the endzone. He worked well with Jones at times, working back to his rookie quarterback and showing his numbers when he was under pressure. Slayton will find it tough to compete with guys like Engram/Shepard. He does have play making potential however as a deep threat, as we saw on Sunday. Predicting these plays and games would prove very difficult however.
2019 Week 4 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Slayton wasn't a frequent target and didn't get any play in the deep passing game.
2019 Week 3 vs TB (5 / 3 / 82 / 0 rec)
Darius Slayton managed only three grabs on Sunday but he made them count. He got great separation deep down the field on a corner route and hooked up with Jones for a big play that setup the Giants near the goal line. Slayton then made a terrific grab on a comeback, leaping at the right moment to secure the ball in bounds for a big first down before taking a hit. Jones targeted other players for most of the game which kept Slayton's production from becoming great but you saw a lot of potential as a deep threat play maker with speed against Tampa Bay. With Tate still out for one more week, Slayton could figure to build on his rapport with Jones. The duo may be able to connect down the field throughout the season.
Latest NewsGiants | Darius Slayton has monster game (Sun Nov 10, 05:46 PM) - New York Giants WR Darius Slayton caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 10. He was targeted 14 times during the game. Our View: Slayton had his second two touchdown game of his rookie year in a sign of big things to come. He and Daniel Jones have excellent chemistry and Slayton should be lines after his bye next week.
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