Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling managed to lead the Kansas City Chiefs in receiving with 48 yards on two receptions during Week 1 versus the Detroit Lions. The 28-year-old only earned two targets over his 33 routes run, however, and hasn't been able to regularly command quarterback Patrick Mahomes' attention in his Chiefs career. With Travis Kelce (knee) looking ready to rock for Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Valdes-Scantling is a boom-or-bust WR4 without a ton of pop after eclipsing 70 yards only three times in 17 regular-season games last season. MVS seems to be a more a valuable real-life presence at this point as a space creator for Kelce in the short and intermediate levels of the field.
Sep 15, 2023 7:28 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling could draw some extra targets in the season opener versus the Detroit Lions if Travis Kelce (knee) is inactive or limited in any way. After attaining the eighth-highest receiving yards per reception (16.4) last year, however, the inconsistent 28-year-old wideout's role as KC's primary deep threat may be mostly unaffected regardless of Kelce's status. Valdes-Scantling should see a few looks on deep balls against a leaky Detroit defense that oozed the second-most receiving yards to WRs (3238), but his weekly prospects hinge upon his ability to come down with lower-percentage targets. This role leaves MVS as nothing more than a WR4/5 dart throw on Thursday, even in a game that could see plenty of points scored.
Sep 6, 2023 10:41 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling gathered in 3 of 6 targets for 27 yards during Saturday's 31-13 victory against the Raiders.
Jan 10, 2023 9:08 AM EST
Valdes-Scantling caught 2 of 7 targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 27-24 win versus the Broncos.
Jan 3, 2023 10:08 AM EST
Valdes-Scantling failed to catch either of his two targets in Saturday's 24-10 win over the Seahawks.
Dec 26, 2022 4:21 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling secured three of five targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 30-24 overtime win over the Texans on Sunday.
Dec 18, 2022 2:30 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling caught 1 of 3 targets for 20 yards during Sunday's 34-28 victory against the Broncos.
Dec 13, 2022 8:33 AM EST
Valdes-Scantling caught two of six targets for 71 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.
Dec 4, 2022 8:15 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling caught four of five targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.
Nov 27, 2022 7:57 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling (illness) recorded one reception on four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Chargers.
Nov 20, 2022 10:08 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Chargers after practicing fully Friday.
Nov 18, 2022 12:16 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling (illness) returned to a limited practice Thursday.
Nov 17, 2022 2:24 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling (illness) is in line to practice Thursday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Nov 17, 2022 9:59 AM EST
Valdes-Scantling (illness) won't practice Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Nov 16, 2022 10:45 AM EST
Valdes-Scantling brought in three of four targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 27-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Nov 13, 2022 2:41 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling caught his only target for 12 yards during Sunday's 20-17 overtime victory against Tennessee.
Nov 8, 2022 9:11 AM EST
Valdes-Scantling hauled in three of four passes for 111 yards and no touchdowns during Sunday's 44-23 win at San Francisco.
Oct 24, 2022 5:35 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling failed to reel in any of his three targets in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Bills.
Oct 18, 2022 9:51 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling recorded six receptions on eight targets for 90 yards in Monday's 30-29 win over the Raiders.
Oct 10, 2022 9:41 PM EST
Valdes-Scantling (abdomen) caught three of five targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 41-31 win over Tampa Bay.
Oct 2, 2022 11:29 PM EST