Darius Slayton’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

Darius Slayton has led the Giants in receiving yards for two straight years. Should dynasty managers take advantage of this sell-high window entering 2024?

The New York Giants have accumulatively invested a first, second, and third-round draft pick at the wide receiver position over the last three years, yet the leading receiver over that span has been Darius Slayton.

Despite leading the team in receiving yards each of the last two years, Slayton doesn’t carry a ton of value in dynasty fantasy football leagues heading into the 2024 season.

Is he a quality buy-low or sell-high option in dynasty leagues heading into the final year of his contract with the Giants?

Darius Slayton’s Dynasty Outlook

Over the last three years, the Giants have drafted Kadarius Toney, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Jalin Hyatt in hopes of finding a big-play threat to help the development of QB Daniel Jones.

Despite all of the draft capital the Giants have invested in the position, Slayton continues to be the top producer from the collection of New York pass catchers over the last two seasons. The issue lies with his inability to take his game to the next level.

Many could argue that his lack of development stems from the inconsistent play the Giants have seen from the QB position during Slayton’s tenure in the NFL, but his fantasy ceiling has remained capped around the WR4 range throughout the majority of his career.

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The younger receivers on this roster — namely Robinson and Hyatt — could certainly see an expanded role in 2024, but unless the Giants invest more high draft capital in the position or bring in a top-flight veteran receiver via free agency, then Slayton should have a reliable role in this New York offense heading into his sixth year.

He has seen 70+ targets, caught 45+ passes, and produced 700+ receiving yards in four of his five seasons in the NFL.

Slayton turned 27 earlier this year, which means he is still in his prime years of production, but the limitations of the Giants’ passing game and other younger pass catchers potentially getting more involved this upcoming year likely prevents Slayton from entering the WR2 conversation in 2024.

Slayton’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does Slayton land in the dynasty WR landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Tate’s latest rankings, featuring where Slayton lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

Derek Tate’s Top 100 Dynasty WR Rankings

1) Justin Jefferson | MIN
2) CeeDee Lamb | DAL
3) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN
4) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET
5) A.J. Brown | PHI
6) Garrett Wilson | NYJ
7) Tyreek Hill | MIA
8) Puka Nacua | LAR
9) Chris Olave | NO
10) Rashee Rice | KC
11) Jaylen Waddle | MIA
12) DeVonta Smith | PHI
13) DJ Moore | CHI
14) Zay Flowers | BAL
15) Drake London | ATL
16) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA
17) Tank Dell | HOU
18) Nico Collins | HOU
19) DK Metcalf | SEA
20) Brandon Aiyuk | SF

21) Deebo Samuel | SF
22) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND
23) Tee Higgins | CIN
24) Jordan Addison | MIN
25) Jayden Reed | GB
26) Amari Cooper | CLE
27) Davante Adams | LV
28) Keenan Allen | LAC
29) Stefon Diggs | BUF
30) Mike Evans | TB
31) Cooper Kupp | LAR
32) George Pickens | PIT
33) Terry McLaurin | WAS
34) Diontae Johnson | PIT
35) Josh Downs | IND
36) Christian Kirk | JAX
37) Calvin Ridley | JAX
38) Chris Godwin | TB
39) Courtland Sutton | DEN
40) Romeo Doubs | GB

41) Jakobi Meyers | LV
42) Treylon Burks | TEN
43) Jahan Dotson | WAS
44) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG
45) DeMario Douglas | NE
46) Marquise Brown | ARI
47) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN
48) Jerry Jeudy | DEN
49) Mike Williams | LAC
50) Khalil Shakir | BUF
51) Michael Wilson | ARI
52) Jameson Williams | DET
53) Christian Watson | GB
54) Rashod Bateman | BAL
55) Dontayvion Wicks | GB
56) Jalin Hyatt | NYG
57) Rashid Shaheed | NO
58) Gabe Davis | BUF
59) Tyler Lockett | SEA
60) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN

61) Elijah Moore | CLE
62) Trey Palmer | TB
63) Jonathan Mingo | CAR
64) Quentin Johnston | LAC
65) Brandin Cooks | DAL
66) Curtis Samuel | WAS
67) A.T. Perry | NO
68) Darnell Mooney | CHI
69) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL
70) Zay Jones | JAX
71) Rondale Moore | ARI
72) Adam Thielen | CAR
73) JuJu Smith-Schuster | NE
74) Alec Pierce | IND
75) Noah Brown | HOU
76) Joshua Palmer | LAC
77) Michael Thomas | NO
78) Tutu Atwell | LAR
79) Donovan Peoples-Jones | DET
80) Kadarius Toney | KC

81) Calvin Austin III | PIT
82) Cedric Tillman | CLE
83) Andrei Iosivas | CIN
84) Charlie Jones | CIN
85) Tre Tucker | LV
86) Bo Melton | GB
87) Xavier Hutchinson | HOU
88) DJ Chark | CAR
89) Allen Lazard | NYJ
90) John Metchie III | HOU
91) Parker Washington | JAX
92) Michael Gallup | DAL
93) Jake Bobo | SEA
94) Skyy Moore | KC
95) Isaiah Hodgins | NYG
96) Hunter Renfrow | LV
97) K.J. Osborn | MIN
98) Terrace Marshall Jr. | CAR
99) Darius Slayton | NYG
100) Tyquan Thornton | NE

Should You Trade Slayton in Dynasty?

Are you considering trading Slayton? Our free PFN Trade Analyzer allows you to find the best trade offer to make in seconds!

Slayton’s baseline of production does give him some dynasty value to fantasy managers interested in adding some depth at the WR position, but his absence of a truly breakout year and lack of upside in this Giants offense makes it difficult to garner a worthwhile haul when attempting to trade him off your fantasy roster.

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If you are in the midst of a rebuild in your dynasty league, getting a third- or fourth-round rookie pick feels like a quality return for Slayton.

You could also attempt to target young players who have failed to make any sort of significant impact through their first year or two — names like Isaiah Spiller, Andrei Iosivas, and Skyy Moore come to mind — in an attempt to get a younger prospect in exchange for Slayton.

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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