News: 4 days agoSlayton caught three of six targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Cardinals.
Spin: He tied Parris Campbell for the lead in targets among the Giants' wideouts, but rookie Jalin Hyatt produced more receiving yards and Isaiah Hodgins caught more passes, including a TD. Slayton's the only one of that crew who caught multiple passes in New York's opener as well, but the team's crowded depth chart could prevent any one WR from truly breaking out. Slayton and the others will take on a 49ers secondary Thursday night that just got torched for 15 catches and 147 yards by Rams rookie Puka Nacua.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Slayton re-signed with the Giants and will compete for snaps with the likes of Parris Campbell, Isaiah Hodgins, Jalin Hyatt, Sterling Shepard and Wan'Dale Robinson, the latter two of whom are recovering from torn ACLs. Slayton didn't have a role out of the gate last season, but injuries quickly forced him into every-down snaps. The 2019 fifth-round pick was efficient (top 10 in YPT and RAC) but lacked fantasy upside (only one top-20 week). The 26-year-old has never posted a top-35 fantasy campaign and has a total of seven TDs over the past three seasons. Even if Shepard and Robinson's rehab lands Slayton a big early-season role, he's unlikely to find himself on the flex radar. He's worth no more than a late flier.