Darius Slayton
Darius Slayton
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.75 million contract with the Giants in May of 2019.
Modest Year 2
WRNew York Giants
January 11, 2021
After a promising rookie season, Slayton put up a modest 96-50-751-3 line in 16 games.
ANALYSIS
Slayton's yards per target dropped from 8.8 in 2019 to 7.8 in 2020, and he made fewer big plays despite an extra 12 targets. He also dropped five passes after not dropping a single one as a rookie. Slayton is still the Giants' best deep threat, and he should be more productive if the offensive line gives Daniel Jones -- or whoever is under center in 2021 -- more time to look down the field.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darius Slayton's 2020 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
81.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.48
 
% Team Air Yards
33.3%
 
% Team Targets
19.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
51.5%
 
Drop Rate
5.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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87787%
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14114%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Darius Slayton Split Stats
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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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2019 Fantasy Outlook
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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Inefficient with eight targets
WRNew York Giants
December 28, 2020
Slayton caught two of eight targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.
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Leads team in receiving
WRNew York Giants
December 20, 2020
Slayton had four receptions (nine targets) for 74 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Browns.
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Team-high eight targets in Week 14
WRNew York Giants
December 13, 2020
Slayton caught three of eight targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Cardinals.
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Dismal production against Seattle
WRNew York Giants
December 7, 2020
Slayton caught his lone target for 14 yards in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Seahawks.
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Cleared for Week 13
WRNew York Giants
December 4, 2020
Slayton (shoulder/foot) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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