Darius Slayton Injury Update Boosts Week 6 Fantasy Outlook

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Darius Slayton suffered a concussion in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, but the New York Giants' No. 1 wide receiver won't be missing any time. He's going to be active for his team's Week 6 tilt with the Washington Football Team.

Coming off arguably his best game of the season, fantasy managers should feel free to use Slayton as they normally would.

Darius Slayton Fantasy Outlook

Slayton draws a pretty tough matchup in Week 6, however. Washington is currently the league's fifth-best pass defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. It's unlikely to expect a repeat of last week's performance, when Slayton finished with 8 catches for 129 yards against the Dallas Cowboys (No. 20 in pass defense DVOA).

He's always going to be fantasy relevant because of the volume he's seeing, though. Slayton saw 11 targets last week, and the 40 he has on the season is a team-high. For reference, Evan Engram has the second-most (32).

Clearly the No. 1 option (especially while Sterling Shepard is sidelined), Slayton is a solid WR2/WR3 this week, even in a tough matchup with Washington.

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