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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Darius Slayton

WR NYG

College: Auburn | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 198 lbs
Birth Date: 1997-01-12
2024 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 106
Avg Pts: 6.24
Rank: 48 WR

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Slayton was the top receiver for the Giants most of last season and had his best season as a pro. He had 50 receptions for 770 yards and four touchdowns, finishing 47th in fantasy receiver scoring. He had six games with double-digit fantasy points, including four straight to end his season. And Slayton did this with erratic quarterback play much of the season. Slayton has 700-plus yards four of five seasons. He should continue to get a chance to start for the Giants this year and play a role in their passing game. Slayton is a speed burner that does great on deep routes or turning a short pass into a big play. He has elite speed for the position. He lacks some polish with his route running, though, and will struggle with drops.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Slayton has never been a huge help to fantasy teams but could be worth a spot play along the way. He is capable of the big game ad could improve on his numbers from last year. He can get around 60 catches for 900 yards and four touchdowns.

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Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 13Darius Slayton 3 receptions (3 pts)
Week 26Darius Slayton 3 receptions (3 pts)
Darius Slayton 62 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 34Darius Slayton 3 receptions (3 pts)
Darius Slayton 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 43Darius Slayton 2 receptions (2 pts)
Darius Slayton 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 53Darius Slayton 2 receptions (2 pts)
Darius Slayton 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 67Darius Slayton 4 receptions (4 pts)
Darius Slayton 69 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 72Darius Slayton 1 reception (1 pts)
Darius Slayton 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 81Darius Slayton 1 reception (1 pts)
Week 96Darius Slayton 4 receptions (4 pts)
Darius Slayton 59 receiving yds (2 pts)
Week 104Darius Slayton 3 receptions (3 pts)
Darius Slayton 21 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 1114Darius Slayton 40 yd TD reception (6 pts)
Darius Slayton 4 receptions (4 pts)
Darius Slayton 82 receiving yds (4 pts)
Week 122Darius Slayton 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 13
Week 142Darius Slayton 2 receptions (2 pts)
Playoff Week 17Darius Slayton 4 receptions (4 pts)
Darius Slayton 63 receiving yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 213Darius Slayton 69 yd TD reception (6 pts)
Darius Slayton 3 receptions (3 pts)
Darius Slayton 90 receiving yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 315Darius Slayton 80 yd TD reception (6 pts)
Darius Slayton 4 receptions (4 pts)
Darius Slayton 106 receiving yds (5 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 12 12:00pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (undisclosed) suffered an apparent injury during practice on Tuesday. According to Ralph Vacchiano of FOX Sports, Slayton appeared to collide with at least one teammate. Slayton walked off under his own power while Chase Cota was carted off the field. Slayton's injury is a major concern for New York given that he was expected to have a substantial role on offense in 2024. He figures to draw the bulk of the snaps alongside first-round rookie Malik Nabers, but this injury could limit his reps in training camp while simultaneously giving other players extra opportunities to push for a starting job. Regardless of how camp competition breaks down, Slayton is worth considering with a late-round pick in fantasy drafts as long as he's healthy.

From RotoBaller

May 30 3:10pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton was back at organized team activities on Thursday after saying that the team added incentives to his contract to appease him. Slayton was staying away from voluntary OTAs this offseason as he angled for a new contract extension from the team, but the 27-year-old former fifth-round pick in 2019 out of Auburn is now back with the team. Despite the addition of rookie pass-catcher Malik Nabers in the first round of this year's NFL draft, Slayton still figures to be in line for a starting role in New York's offense in 2024 after recording a career-high 770 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 50 receptions in 17 games (13 starts) a year ago. However, Slayton's fantasy ceiling and floor will be volatile, especially since both Jalin Hyatt and Wan'Dale Robinson figure to be asked to take on more in 2024.

From RotoBaller

May 28 5:50pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton was present for Tuesday's OTAs. The wideout is coming off the best year of his career, catching 50 of his 79 targets for 770 yards and four touchdowns. As a result, he wants a new deal. While there's still time for both sides to work things out, there's also room for the situation to go in the wrong direction, especially as the offseason inches closer to training camp. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old wasn't a reliable fantasy producer throughout the 2023-24 campaign despite his increase in production. That isn't expected to change, considering the Giants added Malik Nabers out of LSU. The team also still has Daniel Jones (knee) under center, who hasn't been the most consistent fantasy signal-caller over the years.

From RotoBaller

May 23 2:50pm ET

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll said that wide receiver Darius Slayton, who wants a new contract, hasn't been attending voluntary organized team activities this week. There has been no word on when Slayton is expected to rejoin the team. As long as Slayton doesn't stage a lengthy and damaging holdout this summer, the 27-year-old is likely to remain a starter in 2024, even after the club selected Malik Nabers sixth overall in the first round of this year's NFL draft. Slayton is entering the final year of his two-year contract and is seeking an extension. Even though he's likely to remain a starter, he's going to lose valuable targets to Nabers and last year's third-round pick, Jalin Hyatt. And it's not like Daniel Jones at quarterback gives fantasy managers tons of confidence. Slayton had a career-high 770 yards and four touchdowns on 50 receptions in 17 games (13 starts) last year.

From RotoBaller

May 2 12:00am ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is expected to remain a starter despite the addition of first-round pick Malik Nabers, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. Duggan notes that while Slayton has expressed frustration about his current contract status, the pass-catcher is expected to open the 2024 campaign as New York's No. 2 receiver behind Nabers. Such an alignment would push Jalin Hyatt into the No. 3 role, at least to start the year. Isaiah Hodgins, Isaiah McKenzie, and Gunner Olszewski would round out the depth chart. With uncertainty at quarterback and increased competition in the passing game, Slayton isn't a very enticing name for the 2024 fantasy football season. In all likelihood, he'll open the year on the fringe of rosters and waiver wires in most 12-team redraft formats.

From RotoBaller

Apr 17 4:40pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton has not yet reported to voluntary offseason workouts this week, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. The 27-year-old is seeking a contract extension after posting 50 receptions for 770 yards and four touchdowns last season. He led the team in receiving yards last year, and he has done so in four of the last five campaigns. He's due to make $6.2 million in 2024. Although Slayton is far from a fantasy football superstar, he's been productive at times -- making this a situation worth monitoring. He should be a top wideout target in New York's offense once again, though they might take a wideout in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, and second-year receiver Jalin Hyatt could take on a larger role.

From RotoBaller

Feb 10 1:10pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (thumb) had surgery on his right thumb after the season but should be fine and ready to go for training camp, the preseason and the start of the 2024 campaign this fall. Slayton also said he's glad the offensive staff is staying mostly intact heading into next season. "It'll help all of us to have one less learning curve," Slayton said. The 27-year-old pass-catcher didn't miss a single game in 2023 and finished with a career-high-tying 50 catches on a team-high 79 targets for a career-high 770 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games. Quarterback Daniel Jones only played in six games due to injuries, too, so there could be some more upside for Slayton as the team's No. 1 receiver in 2024 if he can stay healthy.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 9:10pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton continued his impressive run at the end of the 2023 season, adding five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown to his season-long totals. It's the third straight game in which Slayton has found paydirt. All those touchdowns came from the arm of veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor. With Taylor under center, Slayton became a consistent, dependable fantasy football wide receiver. He finishes the season as the team leader for receiving yards. It's abundantly clear to anyone who has watched a Giants game this season that there's a big need for elite wide receivers. Slayton should be back for Big Blue next season, but he may not maintain his alpha role.

From RotoBaller

Jan 6 11:10am ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton has posted back-to-back performances of at least 90 yards and one touchdown. The veteran looks to take advantage of another favorable matchup. Two weeks ago against this same Philadelphia secondary, Slayton hit the 90-yard mark on three catches. In both of the last two contests, he's snagged a catch of at least 69 yards on his scoring play. Outside of those plays, production for Slayton has been minimal. He's the most trustworthy receiving option on the Giants, as he leads the team in receiving yards, but he could easily bust without another long catch.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 5:20pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton used an 80-yard touchdown bomb to cross triple-digit receiving yards in the team's 26-25 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Once again, Slayton led the team in receiving and widened the gap between him and the other receiving options on the season. The Rams entered the game frequently allowing big plays to wide receivers and Slayton took advantage. The veteran is playing well against weak pass defenses as of late and Tyrod Taylor provides more consistency at the quarterback position. Slayton has another soft secondary in town next week when the Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles in their season finale.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 4:30pm ET

Giants' WR Darius Slayton had 4 receptions for 106 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's loss against the Rams.

Dec 30 11:00am ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton, fresh off one of his best games of the 2023 campaign, draws the Los Angeles Rams at home in Week 17. The matchup isn't anything to worry about, but the inconsistent play is. Despite being the Giants' leading receiver this season, the veteran has logged double-digit PPR points in just four games. Quarterback play has been largely to blame and the Giants don't score enough (14.3 points per game) to support a noteworthy wide receiver. Slayton has taken advantage of soft secondaries (Washington and Philadelphia) in recent weeks, but depending on a long touchdown that rarely comes isn't a smart strategy for the fantasy playoffs.

From RotoBaller

Dec 25 10:30pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton took advantage of a soft Philadelphia secondary en route to three catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. The veteran only saw three targets on the day from the combination of Tommy Devito and Tyrod Taylor. The highlight came on a 69-yard pitch and catch from Taylor in the fourth quarter as the Giants attempted a comeback. With a tougher matchup against the Rams on the horizon and consistently inconsistent quarterback play, Slayton isn't worthy of a roster spot for fantasy championship weekend.

From RotoBaller

Dec 23 11:10am ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton leads the team in receiving yards this season and now draws the best matchup for wide receivers in fantasy football, the Philadelphia Eagles. That would imply the veteran is a smash play, but there are more factors involved. When including tight ends into the equation, Slayton's 512 yards ranks 69th in the NFL, behind guys like Jonnu Smith and Tyler Conklin. His total is low due to inconsistent quarterback play in New York. In his last time out against a positive matchup (Week 11 at Washington), Slayton logged 82 yards and a touchdown. It's not out of the realm of possibilities this week, and he's the most trustworthy receiver on the Giants, but Slayton should not be depended upon in the fantasy playoffs.

From RotoBaller

Dec 17 8:20pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson caught all four of his targets for 25 yards in the team's blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints. The second-year wideout tied for the team lead in receptions with Darius Slayton and Darren Waller but fell behind the pair in the yards department. The Giants used Robinson downfield last week in their victory over Green Bay but reverted to using the slot receiver near the line of scrimmage. With a fairly consistent lack of yardage, Robinson offers little value for fantasy managers. He can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues other than dynasty formats.

From RotoBaller

Dec 17 8:10pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton secured half of his eight targets for 63 yards in the team's 24-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The veteran wideout tied with Darren Waller and Wan'Dale Robinson for the team lead in receptions, while he outright topped the box score in targets and yards. Slayton continues to do enough to maintain his season-long lead as the best receiver on the Giants, but when compared to the rest of the league, he's well below average. The 26-year-old can remain on waiver wires across all formats.

From RotoBaller

Dec 16 10:30am ET

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton continues to play the majority of the snaps as an outside receiver in this New York offense but is not a favorite target for quarterback Tommy Devito. The veteran hasn't secured more than three catches in three of the last four games. DeVito doesn't put the ball in the air enough to consistently support any wideout. It doesn't help that the Giants' Week 15 opponent, the New Orleans Saints, own the third-best defense against fantasy wideouts in the past four weeks. Slayton can remain on waiver wires across all formats.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 16-Mar-2023: Darius Slayton - RSGN - The New York Giants re-signed WR Darius Slayton.
  • 13-Mar-2023: Darius Slayton - FA - WR Darius Slayton declared free agency.
  • 05-Jan-2022: NYG Darius Slayton - Reinstated
  • 30-Dec-2021: NYG Darius Slayton - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 02-May-2019: NYG - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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