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September 15, 2020 07:52 AM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Bright spot in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught six of nine targets for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 26-16 loss to the Steelers.

Slayton offered a silver lining to an otherwise underwhelming performance from the Giants, as he continued to show great chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones. The second-year duo first connected on a 41-yard touchdown to start the second quarter, then finished the game with a seven-yard score in the fourth. Overall, Slayton led New York in all major receiving categories and looked like the team's best perimeter option. After nearly 50 catches, 750 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, big-play Slayton is certainly one to watch as he grows with Jones in Year 2.

August 25, 2020 06:08 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Back at practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Slayton didn't participate in Monday's session, after which coach Joe Judge said that "trainers are dealing with him," per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger. Now back in action, Slayton can continue building toward his second season after putting up a 48-740-8 line on 84 targets as a rookie in 2019.

August 24, 2020 12:52 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Doesn't practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Though Slayton (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday, he was spotted working with trainers toward the end of the session, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

When asked about Slayton, coach Joe Judge replied that "trainers are dealing with him" and that more information regarding the wideout's status will be made available at a later time. Until further details are provided, we'll consider Slayton day-to-day.

June 18, 2020 09:24 AM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Enjoying healthy offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton said he feels healthy this offseason, after battling a nagging hamstring injury during his rookie campaign,'s Zack Rosenblatt reports.

The hamstring ailment sidelined Slayton for Weeks 1 and 2 but didn't seem to affect him thereafter. He quickly emerged as a downfield weapon in a part-time role, earning a starting job and heavy snap counts by mid-October. The fifth-round pick ultimately averaged 50.1 snaps and 6.0 targets over 14 games, despite making an early exit from Week 16 with a minor knee injury. Slayton rejoined the lineup Week 17 and finished the year as Big Blue's leader in receiving yards (740) and touchdowns (eight). He's met with Daniel Jones on multiple occasions this offseason, hoping to improve the chemistry as both players prepare for their second pro season.

January 3, 2020 01:08 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Strong rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton finished his rookie season with 48 catches on 84 targets for 740 yards in 14 games, with eight touchdowns (T-9th), 15.4 YPC (12th) and 8.8 YPT (23rd.)

It was a monster year for a fifth-round rookie, and Slayton should at least reprise his role as the team's downfield playmaker in Year 2 and could emerge as its clear No. 1 wideout.

December 27, 2019 01:16 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Ready for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation and should be ready for his normal workload Sunday against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Slayton was limited to two targets and 29 percent of offensive snaps in last week's 41-35 win over Washington, missing a large chunk of the game after he hurt his knee in the first half. He did make sporadic appearances thereafter, and he was able to practice on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday. While it's possible the Giants monitor Slayton's workload, it sounds like he'll open the game with his usual spot in three-wide sets alongside Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate. The rookie enjoyed his best game of the season Week 14 at Philadelphia, catching five of eight targets for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

December 26, 2019 02:00 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Limited again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Slayton missed some action this past Sunday at Washington, resulting in a season-low 29-percent share of the offensive snaps. Held without a catch on his two targets for the first time in his brief career, he's so far logged limited showings on both Week 17 practice reports due to a knee injury. Friday's report will give a sense of his availability for Sunday's season finale against the Eagles.

December 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Limited on estimated report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton was listed as a limited participant Wednesday on the Giants' estimated practice report with a knee injury, Jordan Raanan of reports.

The Giants didn't hold a practice Christmas Day, but Slayton's inclusion on the injury report implies that he may be banged up coming out of the Week 16 overtime win over the Redskins. He'll have two more days to upgrade to full participation in advance of the Giants' season finale Sunday versus the Eagles.

December 23, 2019 01:36 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Goes quiet Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton had zero catches on two targets during Sunday's 41-35 overtime win over the Redskins.

The 22-year-old had 27 receptions for 417 yards and five touchdowns over the previous five games, but he lost playing time to Cody Latimer on Sunday. Slayton played more than 69 percent of offensive snaps in those five games but played his lowest snap share of the season (29 percent) versus Washington compared to Latimer's 59-percent share. The rookie fifth-round pick is trending down for Week 17 with Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate healthy.

December 15, 2019 05:32 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: TDs keep coming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught two of three targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.

Slayton failed to notch his fourth multi-score effort of 2019, but the impressive rookie is up to eight touchdowns, seven of which have come in his past seven games played. His visit to the end zone in this one came from five yards out in the third quarter. Regardless of whether he's catching balls from Eli Manning for a third straight game or from Daniel Jones (ankle), Slayton will remain a threat to find the end zone in Washington in Week 16.

December 10, 2019 12:08 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Big performance in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught five of eight targets for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles.

Slayton showed no slippage despite the Giants' change at quarterback, as he opened the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown from Eli Manning, then finished the first half with a 55-yard scoring bomb. In doing so, the rookie set a new career high in receiving yards -- topping 100 yards for the second time and scoring for the fourth time in his last four outings -- and led New York in all major pass-catching categories. That came despite both Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard suiting up, offering resounding reassurance of Slayton's stock ahead of a tasty Week 15 matchup against Miami.

December 7, 2019 08:44 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Could see decline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wide receiver coach Tyke Tolbert suggested Slayton would still be a featured part of the offense following the return of Golden Tate (concussion) to the starting lineup, Jordan Raanan of reports. "He's going to be the same factor he's always been."

There's a lot working against the narrative Tolbert suggested, starting first and foremost with the return of both Tate and Sterling Shepard, the latter of whom made his first appearance last Sunday against the Packers after a multi-week absence due to ongoing concussion symptoms. While Slayton was still able to record at least seven targets for the third consecutive game even with Shepard around, those opportunities could vanish with the news that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) will miss Monday's contest, forcing the previously benched Eli Manning to make his unheralded return to the starting lineup. Slayton is very clearly the Giants' most explosive player, particularly with Evan Engram (foot) sidelined for another game, but with a bevy of mouths to feed and little to no connection with the newly minted starting signal caller, fantasy owners may be playing a dicey game relying on the normally consistent wideout.

December 2, 2019 12:20 AM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Nabs six passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught six of nine passes for 44 yards during Sunday's 31-13 loss to Green Bay.

Slayton, getting the start for Golden Tate (concussion), enjoyed his third consecutive game with at least seven targets. He and rookie Daniel Jones seem to have a strong rapport, and Jones looked the fellow rookie's way early in the first quarter to convert a key fourth down. Slayton had seven targets in Week 12 even with the Giants healthy at receiver, so he should get some opportunities irrespective of Tate's health in Week 14 against the Eagles.

November 24, 2019 06:48 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Leading receiver as Shepard returns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught four of seven targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears.

Fellow wide receiver Sterling Shepard returned from a concussion and led the Giants with nine targets, but Slayton led the team in receiving yards and tied with Golden Tate for second in targets with seven. While Shepard is another mouth to feed, it appears Slayton has emerged as a legitimate weapon for the Giants. The rookie fifth-rounder should remain on the fantasy radar in deeper formats when his team hosts the Packers in Week 13.

November 10, 2019 05:36 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Second two-TD game in three weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught 10 of 14 targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.

Slayton scored touchdowns of five and 39 yards in the second quarter, delivering his second two-score performance in the past three weeks. Sandwiched in between those performances is a one-catch, six-yard dud, as the 22-year-old wide receiver is still striving to find week-to-week consistency. Slayton makes for an intriguing pickup moving forward given the upside he's displayed recently, but his role could shrink dramatically if Sterling Shepard (concussion) is ready to make his return following the Giants' Week 11 bye.

November 6, 2019 10:08 AM
Giants' Darius Slayton: High snap count, minimal production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught one of four targets for six yards in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys.

Slayton started the contest and played 67 of 72 offensive snaps (93 percent), but he saw his fewest receptions and yards of the season. This dud comes after the rookie fifth-round pick posted two touchdowns in Week 8 against the Lions. Slayton didn't draw much attention despite Daniel Jones heaving 41 passes, but he has a good chance to turn it around against the Jets' suspect secondary in Week 10.

November 5, 2019 12:16 AM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Getting another start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton will start Monday versus the Cowboys, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Sterling Shepard seemed to be closing in on getting through the concussion protocol for the second time this season, only to have a recurrence of symptoms over the weekend. His absence has allowed Slayton to retain an increased role, which he's utilized to put up 16 catches (on 27 targets) for 267 yards and three touchdowns over the last six games. Slayton may have a difficult time producing against a Cowboys defense that has yielded 7.7 yards per target and just three TDs to wide receivers in seven contests this season.

October 27, 2019 11:36 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Catches two TD passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught two of five targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Lions.

Slayton made the most of his two grabs, which capped off back-to-back touchdown drives in the second quarter. He had totaled five catches for 60 yards over the previous two games, so this efficient effort was likely a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners who rolled the dice on him this week. Despite Slayton's performance in this one, the Giants have several other options ahead of him on offense, which far from guarantees him similar results in next Monday's home matchup against the Cowboys.

October 21, 2019 01:48 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Catches two passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slayton caught both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Daniel Jones didn't have much time to throw, and when he did it was mostly short balls to Golden Tate. Sterling Shepard could be back soon, too, but Slayton should retain a small role as a deep threat.

October 20, 2019 12:08 PM
Giants' Darius Slayton: Getting second straight start
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Slayton will start alongside Golden Tate at wide receiver in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The rookie will crack the lineup for the second straight contest with Sterling Shepard inactive again after having yet to clear the concussion protocol. In the Giants' 35-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 6, Slayton was on the field for all but one of New York's offensive snaps, finishing with three catches for 32 yards on eight targets.

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