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Darius Slay

26-Year-Old Cornerback – Detroit Lions

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Lions spent a second-round pick on another cornerback in this year's draft, but Slay remains atop the depth chart. Coming off a third straight season with at least two picks and 13 passes defensed...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 1/1/1991  College: Mississippi State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Darius Slay Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $50.2 million contract extension with the Lions in July of 2016.

September 25, 2017  –  Darius Slay News

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Slay recorded five tackles, three passes defensed and two interceptions during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Falcons.

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Darius Slay NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 20 CFB 9 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 - - - - 5 1 - - - - - -
2013 22 DET 13 34 27 7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 DET 16 61 48 13 0 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 DET 16 59 48 11 0 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 DET 13 44 43 1 1 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 DET 6 24 21 3 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darius Slay – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Cornerback
  1. Darius Slay
  2. D.J. Hayden
  3. Jamal Agnew
Detroit Lions

Snap Count Stats

389

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Darius Slay was on the field for 389 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

34

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Darius Slay was on the field for 34 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 998 48
2016 731 46
2017 389 34
Darius Slay 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Ari 75 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NYG 56 2 8 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 67 6 5 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Min 56 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Car 66 6 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NO 69 10 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit
9 @GB
10 Cle
11 @Chi
12 Min
13 @Bal
14 @TB
15 Chi
16 @Cin
17 GB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Darius Slay  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Cornerbacks
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   190 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.36 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   124 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   14 reps
WEAK
Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
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Joe Dahl  IR
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Taylor Decker  PUP-R
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Mike James  IR
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Zac Kerin  IR
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Sam Martin  NFI
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Darius Slay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Slay (hamstring) is active for Sunday night's regular season finale against Green Bay.

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Slay (hamstring) is questionable to play in Week 17 versus the Packers.

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Slay (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

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Head coach Jim Caldwell was noncommittal at his press conference Wednesday regarding Slay's (hamstring) status heading into Week 17, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

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Slay (hamstring) is listed as inactive Monday at Dallas.

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Slay (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game in Dallas.

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Slay (hamstring) is not expected to play in Monday's game against the Cowboys, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Slay is scheduled to have an MRI on his hamstring and is in danger of missing time because of the injury, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Slay has averaged 60 tackles, 15 passes defensed and a pair of interceptions during his two healthy seasons in Detroit. Last season, those numbers were just enough to finish as the 81st-ranked defensive back in IDP scoring. Barring an uptick in production, Slay will remain a better real-life cornerback than fantasy player, and is best left on the waiver wire.

2015

The 2013 second-round pick took a big step forward in 2014, where he emerged as the team's top corner. While he picked off just two passes on the season, he got his hands on plenty more, ranking in the top 10 in the league with 17 passes defensed. He also chipped in 61 tackles. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin made his rise in the league as a defensive-back guru and so Slay could see his stock continue to rise, especially if he is able to turn a few of his passes defensed into interceptions

2014

Slay will backup the Lions' corners this season, but there will be some competition in camp after the Lions were mediocre against the pass last season.

2013

Slay is one of the draft's elite athletes at any position, not to mention cornerback. Slay, however, was not especially polished at Mississippi State and wasn't as effective as several of the corners he was selected ahead of. He will likely compete with Bill Bentley to start opposite Chris Houston.