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The Rise of Darius Slayton & His Dynasty Value Long Term

The Rise of Darius Slayton & His Dynasty Value Long Term

New York Giants rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton has taken the NFL by storm this season, while still keeping it under the radar. The 5th round pick out of Auburn has logged good, consistent performances throughout the season but has recently exploded with a 10 reception, 121 yard, 2 touchdown game line against the Jets and a huge 5 reception, 154 yard game with 2 touchdowns with an average yard per catch of 30.8, Monday night versus the Eagles.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – OCTOBER 27: Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants celebrates his second quarter touchdown with teammates while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 27, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

He’s built incredible chemistry and rapport with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and slowly become the Giants primary receiving option. While Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton have been targeted similarly while healthy, Shepard has missed 5 games this season with lingering wrist and ankle injuries and Slayton has taken advantage, not only scoring more (7 TDS) but attaining more yardage (659) and more targets (70). Combined with Evan Engram’s recent foot woes Slayton has been the only viable weapon for Jones and Manning on Monday night. But its not only a matter of opportunity for Slayton, its a matter of skills and talent as well. Although he ran a pretty average 40 time at the combine for receivers (4.39) it does not deter from the fact that he has a good blend of burning speed and disciplined route running. Slayton’s feet are very light, he can go over the top just as easily as he can cut back around or inside and that’s very important in a top tier wide receiver, which is what Giants fans and the franchise hope he can become. As for his upper body skills, he has solid reach and ball control, but brings it all together with consistent, soft hands that a quarterback can trust. If Slayton can mold his raw skills to a more developed point he can easily be an elite NFL wide receiver.

Finally, let’s dive into some fantasy implications for Slayton. Since the 2019 fantasy season is already coming to a close I wanna fast forward to 2020 and beyond. For dynasty, Slayton shall be a force to be reckoned with. When the 2019 campaign wraps up, grab all the shares you can of the Giants wide-out and flip even a 1st/2nd rd selection. In the case you already own him, stash him and you will get a huge return on the value. He has all the physical tools, is young and will continue to develop and great chemistry with Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, as we’ve discussed.

The Rise of Darius Slayton & His Dynasty Value Long Term

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