Daniel Jones' chemistry with Giants' wide receiver Darius Slayton is becoming a lethal combination.
Slayton, New York's fifth round pick in 2019, capitalized on his connection with the Giants' rookie quarterback and scored two touchdowns in the first half against the Detroit Lions. It's the first multi-touchdown game of his budding career for the former Clemson University standout.
The 22-year-old tallied 50 yards in the Giants' 31-26 loss Sunday afternoon. Slayton's two catches made a significant impact in the Giants' offense as he developed into Jones' top target. After Jones handed Detroit its first touchdown and the Giants trailed 14-0 in the second quarter, Slayton and company mounted their comeback.
Shepard missed Sunday's contest, his third straight game, as he recovers from a concussion and Slayton emerged as a reliable option for Jones in the Giants' passing game. He ranks second on the Giants with 267 yards on 16 receptions.