Darius Slayton
Darius Slayton
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After a stellar rookie year, Slayton had a disappointing second season, in part because the Giants could not generate big plays as an offense. He still managed 15.0 YPC (8th among the league’s 90-target wideouts), but only 7.8 YPT, as he caught only 50 of his 96 targets. At 6-1, 190, Slayton has only average size, but he ran a 4.39 40 and showed explosiveness and route-running skills in his first two seasons. The problem for Slayton in 2021, however, is the arrival from Detroit of Kenny Golladay, who is also a downfield threat and was paid to be the team’s top target. The arrival of 20th overall draft pick Kadarius Toney and the presence of slot man Sterling Shepard also crowd the wide receiver field, and even unreliable tight end Evan Engram should siphon targets. Add star tailback Saquon Barkley returning to health following last year’s season-ending ACL injury, and it’s hard to see where Slayton gets enough volume to be a difference-maker this year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.75 million contract with the Giants in May of 2019.
Finds end zone in loss
WRNew York Giants
September 16, 2021
Slayton secured three of six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 30-29 loss to Washington on Thursday night.
ANALYSIS
While his reception and receiving yardage tallies were nothing to write home about, Slayton turned a pedestrian fantasy effort into a solid one with a 33-yard scoring grab in the latter portion of the third quarter. The third-year speedster has been used frequently downfield through the first two games, as his 19.8 yards per reception thus far will attest to. He'll look to continue adding to his collection of chunk gains in a favorable Week 3 home matchup against the Falcons a week from Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darius Slayton's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
83.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.05
 
% Team Air Yards
28.0%
 
% Team Targets
19.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
23.1%
 
Drop Rate
7.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Overall QB Rating Against
70.7
 
Cornerbacks
70.5
 
Safeties
46.9
 
Linebackers
101.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darius Slayton's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
135 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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4 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Slayton vastly outperformed his fifth-round draft slot last year, posting 15.4 YPC and 8.8 YPT and scoring eight touchdowns despite not seeing heavy snaps until Week 6. At 6-1, 190, he has average size but legitimate deep speed (4.39 40), and he caught three passes of 40-plus yards on only 84 targets. Slayton also posted elite athletic marks at the 2019 NFL Combine with a 40.5-inch vertical and a 135-inch broad jump, and he was far more polished as a route runner than the league realized on draft day. He'll have to share Daniel Jones' passes with Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram, but Tate turned 32 in August, Shepard has struggled with concussions and Engram has been injured frequently in his young career, i.e., Slayton has a good chance to emerge as the team's most reliable pass catcher. It's unclear how offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will run the Giants offense - he was mostly run-oriented in Dallas but threw more often after Amari Cooper arrived in the second half of 2018 and all last year. The Giants' run-pass split likely will depend in large part on Jones' development and, of course, game flow.
Taken with the 171st overall pick in the 2019 draft, Slayton is an athletic prospect that could work his way into the No. 3 receiver role. At 6-2, 190, Slayton has decent size and 4.39 40 speed. He's also athletic -- his 40.5-inch vertical and 135-inch broad jump are both elite -- but journeymen Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler also are in the mix. Even if Slayton were eventually to win the role, he'd still be fifth in the passing-game pecking order behind Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate (suspension), tight end Evan Engram and tailback Saquon Barkley.
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Shows chops as deep threat Sunday
WRNew York Giants
September 12, 2021
Slayton caught three of seven targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Broncos.
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To be No. 3 WR on Sunday
WRNew York Giants
September 10, 2021
Slayton will serve as the Giants' No. 3 wide receiver Sunday versus the Broncos with Kenny Golladay (hamstring) cleared to play.
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Avoids injury report
WRNew York Giants
September 8, 2021
Slayton (ankle) wasn't listed on the Giants' injury report Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
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Should do some work this week
WRNew York Giants
Ankle
August 30, 2021
Slayton (ankle) will do some work on the field this week, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Checkup scheduled for Monday
WRNew York Giants
Ankle
August 29, 2021
Coach Joe Judge said Slayton (ankle/foot) will be evaluated by the Giants' medical staff Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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