May 16, 2021

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Giants’ Darius Slayton makes Touchdown Wire’s…

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Giants’ Darius Slayton makes Touchdown Wire’s...


The New York Giants have quite a number of young players who can “break out” this season, mostly on the defensive side of ball. There is one player however, on offense who has been climbing up the rankings on fantasy cheat sheets — second-year wide receiver Darius Slayton.

Slayton led the Giants in receiving yards (740) and touchdown catches (8) last year as a rookie and he’s been identified by many pundits to take the next step. Slayton created an on-field rapport with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, another player many project will become a top NFL quarterback.

Mark Schofield of USA TODAY’s Touchdown Wire had the following to say about Slayton in his latest article predicting this year’s breakout stars.

That offense, guided by Jason Garrett, is expected to be a more downfield, vertical-based attack. That plays to the skill-set of Darius Slayton, a second-year receiver out of Auburn who was drafted in the fifth round by the Giants in 2019. Slayton began the year buried a bit on the Giants’ depth chart, but due to injuries his snaps increased as the season progressed, and he showed an ability to get vertical and be a downfield threat in the passing game. Because both he and Jones were running with the second team during training camp last year, he developed a good relationship with his fellow rookie, and now Jones trusts Slayton in critical situations. That fact, coupled with the scheme fit, makes Slayton a breakout candidate in 2020.

Slayton is the closest thing the Giants have to a vertical threat. Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard are considered possession receivers who move the sticks. Slayton and another Giant, Corey Coleman, are expected to handle the deep stuff.

Giants’ Darius Slayton makes Touchdown Wire’s All-Breakout Team



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