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What to do with Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate ahead of the Giants Week 12 matchup against the Bengals.

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) makes a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at MetLife Stadium.  Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants still have one of the worst passing attacks in the NFL this season. Only three teams — the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Jets — have fewer passing yards in 2020. Predicting what Giants wideouts are quality fantasy plays can be difficult because of New York’s inconsistency, but Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard are the biggest threats through the air. Let’s go over which wideout has the best chance to produce against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.

Fantasy Football analysis: Giants WRs Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate

Slayton has been hit-or-miss all year but had his best game in a while in Week 11. The second-year wideout tallied five receptions for 96 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles but his consistency pales in comparison to Shepard’s. Shepard has caught at least six passes in every game but one and leads New York in receiving yards. Tate hasn’t tallied more than two catches in four weeks and shouldn’t receive much consideration. If he doesn’t score a touchdown he’s a letdown.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Shepard but bench Slayton and Tate for lack of consistency in season-long fantasy. Slayton could return value as a flex punt play in DFS.