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Kenny Golladay Injury Update Solidifies Darius Slayton Week 8 Fantasy Outlook

Devon Platana
The latest injury update on Kenny Golladay has solidified Darius Slayton's Week 8 fantasy outlook.
The latest injury update on Kenny Golladay has solidified Darius Slayton's Week 8 fantasy outlook. / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

After a three-week absence, Darius Slayton returned to the New York Giants lineup last week. He finished the game with five catches on nine targets for 63 yards.

The Giants announced Saturday that fellow wideout Kenny Golladay would not be suiting up for the Week 8 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Keeping that in mind, New York could lean on Slayton again, making him fantasy-relevant for this Monday.

Kenny Golladay Fantasy Outlook

Week 8 will mark the third game that Golladay has missed in a row due to a hyperextended knee injury. There was optimism after he had a light practice on Wednesday, however, he hasn't participated since then.

There still isn't an exact return timetable for Golladay. The hope is that he can build on his limited practice participation from this week and slowly ramp things up in the near future.

Darius Slayton Fantasy Outlook

In addition to Golladay, the Giants were without wideouts Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard in Week 7. Even if that's why Slayton saw nine targets, the third-year pro's 5.75 targets per game are still encouraging.

The one thing that may lower Slayton's ceiling this week is that the Giants seems optimistic that both Toney and Shepard will be back for Monday Night Football. Fortunately, the Chiefs defense has given up the seventh-most passing yards per game (275.7), as well as 29.8 fantasy PPG (18th) to wide receivers,

FanDuel Sportsbook is listing the Giants as 10-point underdogs against the Chiefs, so the game script should benefit Slayton and the other Giants pass-catchers.

Whether Toney and/or Shepard suit up for MNF will give fantasy managers a better idea of what Slayton's Week 8 ceiling will look like.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.