Ranking the Eagles wide receiver corps versus their NFC East rivals

: A.J. Brown #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /

Darius Slayton, Giants. 4. player. 31. . .

Daniel Jones has looked to Darius Slayton to push the ball down the field for the Giants as of late.

It hasn’t been the greatest two-week stretch for the New York Giants. They lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in Week 12. They battled the Washington Commanders to a tie ten days later.

During that time, the Giants have gained 392 receiving yards through the air, an average of 196 yards per contest. That isn’t very good, and it doesn’t figure to get better for a team that’s starving for receiving talent.

New York gave up on last year’s 20th overall selection, Kadarius Toney. He was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on October 27th. As a result, Daniel Jones has looked to Darius Slayton when he’s needed a big play as of late.

He has 14 targets in the last two games. He has 566 yards on the season. He’s second on the team in receptions behind Saquon Barkley. He ranks first in yards receiving. Winning is tough when your leading receiver averages 51.5 yards per contest.

The Giants have won a lot this season. Last week, Slayton racked up six catches for 90 yards. 55 came on one play in the early minutes of the second quarter. He also drops the ball a lot of passes. Slayton has two TD receptions on the season. He hasn’t reached the endzone since Week 10. Richie James and Isaiah Hodgins have both scored these past two weeks, but neither of those guys strikes consistent fear in anyone.

New York isn’t just home to the NFC East’s most challenged receiving corps. They’re home to one of the worst league-wide. The G-Men will host the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Let’s hope this one doesn’t end in a tie.