|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 3|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 206 lb.|
|Born:||October 10, 1994|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 5 (174)|
Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling led the Packers in receiving in Week 17, albeit with fellow wideouts Davante Adams (knee) and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) inactive. Valdes-Scantling finished third on the Packers with 581 receiving yards and tied for third with 38 receptions in his rookie season, better numbers than are typically expected from a fifth-round draft pick. He had an up-and-down campaign, but he also showed some upside and brings a nice size/speed combination to the table. Valdes-Scantling will have a shot to play a prominent role with the Packers again in 2019, but it remains to be seen exactly where he will slot in on the depth chart; as other than Adams remaining the team's top wideout and St. Brown and Geronimo Allison likely being part of the mix, the rest of the team's receiving corps heads into the offseason in flux.
Valdes-Scantling caught five of nine targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 44-38 overtime win over the Jets.
Analysis: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied his season high with 442 passing yards, and he was able to get Valdes-Scantling involved in the offense following an extended cold spell. The 24-year-old wide receiver preceded this effort with five consecutive games featuring fewer than 20 receiving yards in each, so we'd still exercise caution before plugging him in when the Lions come to town in Week 17.
Valdes-Scantling caught one pass for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling remained a non-factor for both the Packers and fantasy players, finishing with fewer than 50 yards from scrimmage for the sixth week in a row. There's a chance he could get more involved the next two weeks with the Packers eliminated from playoff contention, but that seems a bit of a long shot at this point, given his production and the fact he was on the field for just 30.9 percent of the snaps in Sunday's contest.
Valdes-Scantling caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's victory over the Falcons.
Analysis: It was another quiet day on the score sheet for Valdes-Scantling, who has totaled just 93 receiving yards over five games since topping the century mark in Week 9. Not helping his case was a notable drop in playing time, as he was on the field for just 46 percent of the Packers' plays, by far his lowest mark since Week 3. Valdes-Scantling had fantasy utility for a while earlier this season, but his value has steadily declined, and those still setting lineups in Week 15 have little reason not to look in a different direction, particularly with the Packers facing the stingy Bears defense.
Valdes-Scantling caught two passes for 19 yards and had two carries for 29 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: The rushing yardage boosted Valdes-Scantling's overall production, but he still finished with fewer than 20 receiving yards for the third straight week. Changes could be coming in the Packers' offense in the wake of the firing of head coach Mike McCarthy, but Valdes-Scantling's recent output, coupled with the return of fellow receiver Randall Cobb, makes him tough to trust in Week 14.
Valdes-Scantling caught one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Vikings.
Analysis: After recording seven receptions of 20-plus yards and three gains of more than 40 yards during a five-game stretch, Valdes-Scantling has fallen off the radar the last three weeks. Despite injuries to Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (groin) continuing to open up a prominent role in the offense, the rookie has only hauled in eight of 12 targets for 55 yards over the past three weeks, including only one reception apiece in the most recent two contests. He could be at risk of losing some snaps to Cobb and/or fellow first-year wideout Equanimeous St. Brown (three receptions for 53 yards in Week 12) in future games.
Valdes-Scantling brought in one of three targets for eight yards in the Packers' 27-24 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.
Analysis: Considering Randall Cobb missed the contest with a hamstring injury, MVS' final line was considerably disappointing. That includes the target share, which ranked ahead of only Robert Tonyan, Lance Kendricks and Jimmy Graham, the latter which exited the game for good in the first half. Valdes-Scantling had been emerging in the offense over the prior five contests, so Thursday's downturn could simply be a one-game outlier. He'll look to bounce back in a key divisional battle versus the Vikings in Week 12, but with 10 days before that contest, it's also possible Cobb is ready to return by that point.
Valdes-Scantling caught six of seven targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 21-12 win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling led the team in receptions while finishing tied with Davante Adams for the most targets. His long gain went for just 11 yards, however, and he finished with an underwhelming average of 7.3 yards per catch. Only three other targets went to wide receivers on the day as Randall Cobb was sidelined, so it's a shame Valdes-Scantling didn't do more with his featured role. There is still plenty to like about a wideout who has the attention of Aaron Rodgers each week, and he'll look to bounce back Thursday against the Seahawks.
Valdes-Scantling should continue to maintain a prominent role within the Green Bay offense with Geronimo Allison expected to miss several weeks following surgery to address a core-muscle injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Allison's recovery from the procedure is estimated at six weeks, making the wideout a candidate for injured reserve. Even if Allison's surgery doesn't prove to be a season-ending one, Valdes-Scantling looks like a good bet to maintain a regular role in three-receiver sets the rest of the way in light of his stellar outings the last few games. While either one or both of Allison or Randall Cobb has been sidelined for four of the past five contests, Valdes-Scantling has emerged as a downfield threat for Aaron Rodgers, hauling in 16 receptions on 31 targets for 355 yards (22.2 per-catch average) and two scores. The rookie's combination of speed and size makes him a challenging matchup for opposing corners, especially when he's reeling in passes from a two-time MVP at quarterback. Valdes-Scantling's production to date and the clear path to heavy snaps he'll have moving forward makes him a worthy roster option in all but the shallowest of season-long leagues.
Valdes-Scantling caught three passes (six targets) for 101 yards in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling got the start with Geronimo Allison (hamstring/groin) sidelined, parlaying the opportunity into his second 100-yard game over the last three weeks. Randall Cobb was able to return from injury (six targets), and his presence could cut into Valdes-Scantling's recent run of production. That said, the 2018 fifth-round pick is clearly ahead of fellow rookie Equanimeous St. Brown on the depth chart, and he is making a strong case to stick ahead of both Cobb and Allison even after the receiving corps returns to full health. MVS's big-play ability (21.1 yards per catch) and rising trust with Aaron Rodgers makes him an appealing deep-league option Sunday against the Dolphins, but those in standard and PPR formats should be wary of the potential drop in targets if Allison returns to action.
Valdes-Scantling will start for the inactive Geronimo Allison (hamstring/groin) during Sunday's game in New England, the Packers' official site reports.
Analysis: Injuries to Randall Cobb and Allison have allowed Valdes-Scantling to burst onto the scene over the last four games. During that stretch, Valdes-Scantling has hauled in 13 of 25 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns. The rookie's big-play ability has been on display as well, with four receptions of 20-plus yards and two of 40 or more yards en route to 19.5 YPC. On Sunday, Valdes-Scantling will be working in three-wide receiver sets with Davante Adams and Cobb against a Patriots defense that has given up 7.4 YPT and nine touchdowns to wideouts in eight contests this season.
Valdes-Scantling's teammate Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at New England, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling maintained a surprisingly large role when Allison and Randall Cobb returned from hamstring injuries for last week's 29-27 loss to the Rams, catching two of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown while ranking second among the Green Bay wideouts in snap share (60 percent). The Packers now figure to roll out Valdes-Scantling, Cobb and Davante Adams as the regular three-wide alignment, with Equanimeous St. Brown also in the mix for snaps. Adams is the only safe option among the bunch, but Valdes-Scantling and Cobb also bring some upside to the table.
Valdes-Scantling was on the field for 30 of the Packers' 52 offensive snaps (60 percent) in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Rams. That snap count outpaced starting wideouts Geronimo Allison (30) and Randall Cobb (24).
Analysis: There had been some thought that Valdes-Scantling's usage would decline considerably in Week 8 with Allison and Cobb returning from multi-game absences due to injury, but coach Mike McCarthy essentially opted for a four-man rotation at receiver that also included No. 1 target Davante Adams (40 snaps). While it's possible that Allison and Cobb were deliberately restricted to some degree coming off injury, Valdes-Scantling certainly proved worthy of maintaining a regular role on offense, as he cashed in on his five targets with two receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown. At 6-foot-4 and 206 pounds with impressive wheels (4.37 40-yard dash time), Valdes-Scantling gives the offense a size/speed element the other three established wideouts don't offer, so the Packers may be motivated to find ways to keep him on the field in the weeks to come.
Valdes-Scantling caught two of five targets for 45 receiving yards, including a 40-yard touchdown catch during Sunday's 29-27 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: An athletic "freak", even in comparison to other world-class athletes from across the NFL, Valdes-Scantling has accounted for 100 receiving yards or a touchdown in each of Green Bay's past three games. With Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison being forced to cope with injuries over the past month, Valdes-Scantling has garnered 22 combined targets in games against the 49ers, Lions and Rams. The rookie out of South Florida aims to continue his hot streak on Sunday night against New England, opposing a Patriots secondary that entered Week 8 allowed the 10th-fewest receiving yards to opposing wideouts.
Valdes-Scantling is expected to shift back to a reserve role Sunday against the Rams with both Geronimo Allison (hamstring) and Randall Cobb (hamstring) active for the contest, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling has started each of the past three games while at least one of Cobb and Allison has been sidelined, registering 11 receptions for 209 yards and a touchdown on 20 targets in that span. Despite that productive run, it appears Valdes-Scantling will be in store for a dramatic downturn in usage, as neither Cobb nor Allison is expected to face restrictions in their respective returns to action. As a result, it may be difficult for fantasy owners to justify holding the rookie, though Valdes-Scantling remains an intriguing option in dynasty leagues with Cobb bound for free agency this spring and not a lock to be retained.
Valdes-Scantling caught three of six targets for 103 yards in Monday night's 33-30 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling has seemingly gained trust from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, racking up 16 targets over the past two weeks. Of course, those outings came while superior wideouts Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison were sidelined, but Valdes-Scantling still flashed good play-making ability with them out, including a 60-yard gain Monday. While the statuses of his fellow wideouts will need to be considered following Green Bay's upcoming bye week, Valdes-Scantling has done enough to place himself on waiver radars should he continue to have an unexpected starting role going forward.
Valdes-Scantling will start for an absent Geronimo Allison (hamstring) on Monday against the 49ers, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Analysis: The start will mark Valdes-Scantling's third in a row due to the injuries that have decimated the Packers' receiving corps of late. In the previous two, he combined for eight catches for 106 yards and one touchdown, including a 7-68-1 line on 10 targets at Detroit in Week 5. A similar volume likely can be expected against the 49ers' 15th-ranked pass defense (253.8 yards per game).
Valdes-Scantling is expected to serve as starting receiver for the Packers in Monday's game against the 49ers with Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) on track for inactive statuses, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: The absences of Cobb and Allison won't be confirmed until approximately 90 minutes before the 8:15 p.m. EDT kickoff, but fantasy owners counting on either player in Week 6 lineups would be advised to look elsewhere at this juncture. Valdes-Scantling probably represents the best of the replacement options among the Green Bay and San Francisco rosters that might be available on the waiver wire, as he came through with seven receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets while Allison and Cobb sat out the Week 5 loss to the Lions. Equanimeous St. Brown will likely join Valdes-Scantling and Davante Adams in most three-wideout formations, while rookie J'Mon Moore lingers as the fourth option on the depth chart.
Valdes-Scantling brought in seven of 10 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 31-23 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Analysis: The rookie had been unable to do anything with extended playing time over the prior two games, but that changed in a contest with a script that greatly benefited the rookie's production. The Packers were down both Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring) on Sunday, and they then fell behind by a 24-0 score relatively early. Those conditions set up perfectly for the passing game, leading to a career day for Valdes-Scantling. With his first productive game under his belt, Valdes-Scantling will look to remain productive against the 49ers in a Week 6 Monday night battle, although his target share would naturally suffer if either or both of his aforementioned injured teammates made it back for that contest.
Valdes-Scantling will earn a second consecutive start Sunday at Detroit with both Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring) inactive.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling has notched 66 snaps on offense the last two games, but the elevated workload has translated to only one catch (on four targets) for 38 yards and no touchdowns during that stretch. He'll be the clear No. 2 option Sunday, though, which should increase his exposure behind top wideout Davante Adams.
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