Previewing the NY Giants’ wide receivers position group

Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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The NY Giants seem set at receiver with their three biggest contributors back for 2020. Can they use more?

The NY Giants need more consistency and big plays on offense this year. This can’t happen without good play from all of the receivers in 2020.

The Giants are bringing back their three starting receivers from last year. The good news is they are interchangeable and there isn’t a true #1 receiver out of the three. The bad news is that sometimes this leads to none of the three stepping up and becoming the alpha dog.

New York will need big plays and consistency to keep moving the chains this year. The Giants must utilize Darius Slayton’s speed, Golden Tate’s yards-after-catch ability, and Sterling Shepard’s route running and savviness to their benefit.

However, all three players missed time last season with injuries or suspension. Every good team has good depth behind their starters that can fill in and rise to the occasion when needed. The NY Giants didn’t have that last year.

Far too often, we saw our receivers get blanketed by cornerbacks, and NY’s receivers struggled with creating separation and making contested catches.

These things must change this year. The NY Giants have as solid a three-receiver trio as any in the league right now. Let’s get into the unit and what to expect for the new decade.