4 sneaky threats the Panthers must contain at the Giants in Week 7

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Darius Slayton – WR

The New York Giants are going through it with key injuries to some outstanding playmakers. Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, and Kadarius Toney have already been ruled out for the game, with Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard also listed as questionable on the final injury report.

However, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Giants are hoping to get Darius Slayton back into the lineup following a hamstring injury. This is a solace of encouragement for New York’s beleaguered fanbase, with the wide receiver developing nice chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones before he was forced to the sidelines.

Slayton has been a solid if not spectacular performer for the Giants since they drafted him No. 171 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Auburn. He went over 700 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons in a professional environment and looked set for similar stats before going out of the game early in Week 3.

Fortunately for the Carolina Panthers, their cornerback unit has been the least of their problems this season. Something that couldn’t be said in 2020.

Donte Jackson and A.J. Bouye are both at the top of their game and Keith Taylor Jr. showed enormous promise with extended reps in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. C.J. Henderson is also returning from injury this week, although All-Pro Stephon Gilmore won’t play any part after the Panthers felt he needed some additional time before coming off the physically unable to perform list.