The New York Giants meet the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night to conclude Week 8, with the road team severely hampered by injuries. The Giants will still have some skill players available and fantasy managers may be thinking of playing them against a vulnerable Chiefs defense.
Fantasy Football analysis: Giants WR Darius Slayton
Slayton recorded five catches for 63 yards in New York’s win over the Panthers in Week 7. With Kenny Golladay out, Slayton is likely to headline the receiving group against the Chiefs. He’s likely to get good volume with the Giants needing to keep pace in what should be a high-scoring game.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Slayton projects as a flex option with some fringe WR2 potential in Week 8. For managers in deeper leagues or leagues with multiple flex spots, Slayton is a strong play given the matchup and likely game script. The flip side of this is Kansas City’s defense might key in on Slayton as the top receiver, opening things up for other players instead. There’s some risk in the matchup, but Slayton is a solid start in Week 8.