Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
Full disclosure: Slayton is a favorite of mine, however oddly. The Giants have a potential easy out of the final year of his contract in 2024, and if they part with him I'll be awaiting where he lands with an eye on him as a potential fantasy sleeper. But moving on...
Slayton had four catches for 106 yards, highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown, against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17. He has a touchdown of over 65 yards in back-to-back games (69 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16), as he has built a big play connection with Tyrod Taylor. He has over 60 yards and double-digit PPR points in three straight games (and in four of his last six), with at least six targets in two of the three.
In Week 18 Slayton will get a rematch against the struggling Eagles’ defense that hasn’t been any better since turning the play-calling over to Matt Patricia. The Giants would also surely love to play spoiler to Philadelphia getting its best possible playoff seed.
Slayton has been sneakily pretty productive lately. Those looking for a WR3 in Week 18, albeit with definite boom-or-bust to him, should have him on their radar against a struggling Eagles' secondary.
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