Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Sun 1/9/22 7:32 PM

Slayton brought in two of three targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 22-7 loss to Washington on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Slayton returned from a shoulder injury and was at least able to record his first touchdown grab since Week 2 -- small consolation for an utterly forgettable season for the third-year speedster. Slayton scuffled with both injury and poor quarterback play to post an ugly 26-339-2 line across 13 games, a significant downturn after a solid first pair of pro seasons. Slayton will hope the return to health of Daniel Jones (IR-neck) and a potential new coaching staff will help lead to a much more productive offensive environment in 2022.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Fri 1/7/22 3:24 PM

Slayton (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Giants' lack of a passing game remains more of an issue than Slayton's shoulder injury or recent stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, though it is possible his playing time is affected. The Giants are starting Jake Fromm at quarterback to close out the season.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Thu 1/6/22 2:34 PM

Slayton (shoulder/ramp up) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Giants placed Slayton (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list last Thursday, which caused him to be unavailable for a Week 17 game in Chicago. Upon his activation Wednesday, he was listed with both a shoulder injury and also the COVID-19 ramp up that has been customary of players returning to the active roster. Ultimately, Friday's practice report may clear up Slayton's status ahead of Sunday's game against Washington.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Wed 1/5/22 4:23 PM

Slayton (illness, shoulder) was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and listed as a limited participant on the Giants' estimated practice report, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
EDGE Analysis
It sets the stage for Slayton to play Sunday against Washington after missing the Week 17 blowout loss at Chicago. He'll likely be a starter and get plenty of snaps if his conditioning is okay, but there's not much upside for the New York passing game with Jake Fromm likely starting at QB.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Sun 1/2/22 9:56 AM

Slayton (illness) won't be available for Sunday's game in Chicago after the Giants didn't activate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Saturday's deadline for week 17 roster moves, Patricia Traina of SI.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Giants elevated wide receiver Alex Bachman from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement for Slayton, who tested positive for the virus Wednesday. In addition to Slayton, New York will be without Kadarius Toney (shoulder), Sterling Shepard (Achilles), John Ross (knee) and Collin Johnson (hamstring), leaving the team woefully thin at receiver beyond No. 1 option Kenny Golladay. Bachman, Pharoh Cooper and David Sills will be called upon to fill snaps alongside Golladay.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Thu 12/30/21 11:17 AM

New York placed Slayton on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
According to Ryan Morik of SNY.tv, Slayton's placement on the list was the result of a positive test. Slayton will still have an outside chance of clearing the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocols before Sunday's game against the Bears, though he seems unlikely to do so, given how late in the week he tested positive. On a brighter note, the Giants restored John Ross (knee) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, so he could be a candidate to replace Slayton in three-receiver sets alongside Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney (shoulder).

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Mon 12/27/21 2:45 PM

Slayton caught one of five targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
Slayton's struggles continued Sunday despite playing on 80 percent of the team's offensive snaps. The Giants offense is downright horrible at the moment, tanking the fantasy value of all New York skill position players. Slayton will look to get back on track against the Bears in Week 17, but fantasy managers should look elsewhere.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Wed 12/22/21 10:56 AM

Slayton secured two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Even with the Giants trailing for most of the day and missing multiple key pass-catching weapons, Slayton didn't see much involvement while playing 62 percent of the offensive snaps. Slayton should at least be locked into a regular role in three-receiver sets for the Giants' final three games after Sterling Shepard suffered a season-ending torn Achilles' tendon in Sunday's loss.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Tue 12/14/21 6:46 AM

Slayton failed to haul in any of his three targets Sunday against the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
Slayton is one of several receivers vying for scraps in a terrible Giants passing offense. It's been a lost year for him.

Darius Slayton
WR NYG (9)
Wed 12/8/21 2:37 PM

Slayton caught two of his seven targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Dolphins.
EDGE Analysis
Slayton saw his second-largest snap share (80 percent) of the season with fellow wideouts Kadarius Toney (quadriceps/oblique) and Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) sidelined, but he was unable to forge much of a connection with quarterback Mike Glennon, who picked up his first start of the season under center with Daniel Jones (neck) sidelined. Glennon was diagnosed with a concussion Monday, while Jones has yet to be cleared for contact, leaving the statuses of both players in flux for a Week 14 game against the Chargers. Jake Fromm would be in line to make his NFL debut if neither Jones nor Glennon is cleared, and that unsettled situation coupled with the potential returns of Toney and Shepard renders Slayton a rather unappealing fantasy option this week.