Week 9 vs. Dallas Cowboys
Darius Slayton only caught two of the five passes thrown his way last week against the Lions, but both of them were touchdown receptions as the Giants made a game of it after falling behind by 14 in the first quarter. Slayton seems to be all-or-nothing, but his snap count suggests upside in good matchups. He’s been on the field for at least 84% of the team’s offensive snaps in each of the past three games with Sterling Shepard out and has shown the ability to stretch the field.
This week, Slayton faces a Cowboys defense that has been very up-and-down this year, but ranks 13th overall in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. Slayton is a little boom-or-bust, but he stands a reasonable chance of finding the end zone again, so fantasy owners in desperation mode could take a flyer on him as a low-end WR3. Outside of that, however, he’s probably best viewed as a long-term stash option.