Darius Slayton
Darius Slayton
23-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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#102.15
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $2.75 million contract with the Giants in May of 2019.
Enjoying healthy offseason
WRNew York Giants
June 18, 2020
Slayton said he feels healthy this offseason, after battling a nagging hamstring injury during his rookie campaign, NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darius Slayton's 2019 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
79.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.58
 
% Team Air Yards
23.8%
 
% Team Targets
14.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 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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15 days ago
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19 days ago
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Dynasty Watch: Second-Year WRs Pt. 3
49 days ago
Darius Slayton was overlooked as a late fifth-round pick from Auburn, but there's a realistic chance he could establish himself as the No. 1 WR with the Giants.
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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Strong rookie season
WRNew York Giants
January 3, 2020
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.)
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Ready for Week 17
WRNew York Giants
December 27, 2019
Slayton (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation and should be ready to handle a normal workload Sunday against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited again Thursday
WRNew York Giants
Knee
December 26, 2019
Slayton (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Limited on estimated report
WRNew York Giants
Knee
December 25, 2019
Slayton was listed as a limited participant Wednesday on the Giants' estimated practice report with a knee injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Goes quiet Week 16
WRNew York Giants
December 23, 2019
Slayton had zero catches on two targets during Sunday's 41-35 overtime win over the Redskins.
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