Darius Slayton

Darius Slayton

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
Questionable
Injury Hamstring
Est. Return 10/17/2021
Fri Practice: Limited
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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#207.84
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $2.75 million contract with the Giants in May of 2019.
Appears truly questionable
WRNew York Giants
Hamstring
October 15, 2021
Slayton (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Duggan suggests Slayton, LT Andrew Thomas (foot) and LG Ben Bredeson (hand) are truly questionable, whereas WR Kadarius Toney (ankle, questionable) has the official designation but is expected to play. Slayton missed the past two games with hamstring injuries, in which time Kenny Golladay hyperextended his knee and Toney nearly had a 200-yard game. It makes for an interesting situation moving forward, but Toney and Sterling Shepard are safer bets than Slayton to see targets this week, especially now that the Giants also have John Ross as a deep threat outside the numbers.
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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
67.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.38
 
% Team Air Yards
12.8%
 
% Team Targets
7.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
14.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.1
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
New York GiantsGiants 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

22622%
12351%
14715%
12552%
13814%
2310%
858%
83%
687%
5623%
667%
6628%
626%
6226%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Rams
Sunday, Oct 17th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
79.2
 
Cornerbacks
73.3
 
Safeties
102.2
 
Linebackers
62.2
 
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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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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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Another limited practice
WRNew York Giants
Hamstring
October 14, 2021
Slayton (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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Back to limited practice
WRNew York Giants
Hamstring
October 13, 2021
Slayton (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
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Out again
WRNew York Giants
Hamstring
October 8, 2021
Slayton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Takes no practice reps Thursday
WRNew York Giants
Hamstring
October 7, 2021
New York listed Slayton (hamstring) as a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Misses practice, but progressing
WRNew York Giants
Hamstring
October 6, 2021
Slayton (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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