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Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Wide Receiver #83
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 206 lb.
Born:October 10, 1994
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 5 (174)
Draft Team:GB

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Falls well short of expectations

Valdes-Scantling finished with 26 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns over 16 regular-season games in 2019.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling started the season as the inherent No. 2 wide receiver behind Davante Adams, and the team expected big things out of the second-year pro after showing flashes of a deep threat in his rookie campaign. The 25-year-old was still good for a few deep balls, recording 17.4 yards per catch, but he slowly saw his playing time drop as the season went on until he logged just six offensive snaps between two playoff games. He ceded duties to Allen Lazard, Geronimo Allison and Jake Kumerow -- all undrafted free agents. Valdes-Scantling -- a 2018 fifth-round pick -- has two years remaining on his rookie contract, but he'll struggle to carve out a role in 2020. The Packers will likely have Equanimeous St. Brown (ankle) back in the fold, and they'll surely re-sign Lazard while Allison and Kumerow could be options as well. That's not to mention the likelihood they pick a receiver or two in the draft. MVS has the raw talent to retain a roster spot with a 4.37-second 40, but he'll need to show improvement this offseason.

January 20, 2020 9:09 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Catches one pass in victory

Valdes-Scantling was targeted once and had one reception for eight yards in Sunday's divisional round win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling appeared to sit fourth on the depth chart at the wide receiver position heading into the playoffs, but he operated as the fifth receiver Sunday, taking the field for just five offensive plays.

January 13, 2020 10:22 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Targeted seven times in Week 17

Valdes-Scantling was targeted seven times and caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling did not do much in the box score in the season finale, but he did rack up his most receiving yards in a game since Week 7 and was targeted as many times as he was in the previous four games combined. His showing in the regular-season finale slots him into the fourth spot on the depth chart at his postseason heading into the postseason.

December 31, 2019 10:18 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: First reception since Week 12

Valdes-Scantling was targeted once and caught one pas for six yards in Monday's victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling caught his first pass since Week 12, but it went for minimal yardage and he was still on the field for just 11 offensive snaps. As has been the case, he remains only a depth option for the Packers at this time.

December 24, 2019 11:05 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Snap count declines again

Valdes-Scantling was targeted once but did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling played a season-low 10 snaps in Week 14, but he played even fewer in Week 15, taking the field just five more times after failing to haul in a long pass on the Packers' first offensive play that likely would have resulted in a touchdown. Valdes-Scantling still has just two receptions for 11 yards since Week 7, and with him barely seeing the field the last two weeks, there's little reason to expect much of anything from him in the Packers' Week 16 matchup with the Vikings.

December 16, 2019 9:38 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Plays season-low 10 snaps

Valdes-Scantling played just 10 snaps and was not targeted in Sunday's victory over Washington.

Analysis: The Packers used their tight ends more often than usual and mainly played three wide receivers Sunday, which resulted in Valdes-Scantling seeing the field less than he had in any other game this season. Valdes-Scantling has now totaled just two receptions for 11 yards since Week 7, which all but eliminates him as a fantasy option in Week 15, even against a Bears defense that has been regularly beaten by opposing wide receivers of late.

December 9, 2019 10:25 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Held without catch again

Valdes-Scantling was targeted twice but did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over the Giants.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling finished a distant fourth among Packers receivers in snaps and was held without a reception for the third time in four games. Simply put, there is little reason to expect any help from him in fantasy lineups these days.

December 2, 2019 10:20 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Sliding down depth chart

Valdes-Scantling caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling and quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearly connected on a long touchdown in the fourth quarter, but Valdes-Scantling caught the ball out of bounds, and ultimately finished Sunday's contest with just one reception. Injuries may have helped explain Valdes-Scantling going two straight games without a catch heading into the Packers' Week 11 bye, but it now seems he has simply fallen down the depth chart, as he finished a distant fourth in snaps among Packers wide receivers coming out of the week off. Valdes-Scantling's big Week 7 still stands out in his game log, but he seems to be an afterthought at this point -- both for the Packers and fantasy players -- after catching just two passes for 11 yards over his last four games.

November 25, 2019 9:57 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Listed as questionable for Week 7

Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Davante Adams (toe) is ruled out and Geronimo Allison (chest/concussion) is listed as doubtful. Valdes-Scantling is left as the team's only starting wide receiver with a decent shot to play, but he acknowledged earlier Friday that he still needs more medical treatment before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff. He's shaping up as a true game-time decision, after missing practice each day this week.

October 18, 2019 1:12 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Hints at game-time call

Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) hinted at being a game-time decision, hoping additional treatment will allow him to play in Sunday's matchup with Oakland, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: This supports recent comments from coach Matt LaFleur, who ruled out Davante Adams (toe) but noted that the Packers still have two more days to evaluate Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison (chest/concussion). None of the three was able to practice in any capacity this week, but it sounds like Valdes-Scantling and Allison at least have some shot to play. MVS mentioned that his ankle and knee injuries are equally troublesome, noting that he made it through Monday's loss to the Lions on adrenaline. The Packers will release their final Week 7 injury report Friday afternoon.

October 18, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Unable to return to practice

Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee) isn't practicing Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The same goes for Davante Adams (toe) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest), potentially leaving the Packers without their top three wide receivers for Sunday's game against Oakland. The final injury report will be released Friday afternoon.

October 18, 2019 9:22 AM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Doesn't practice Thursday

Valdez-Scantling (ankle/knee) didn't practice Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Valdez-Scantling suffered undisclosed ankle and knee injuries when he was rolled up on during Monday's last-second victory against the Lions. While he was compromised, health-wise, he still played 77 percent of the snaps on offense en route to two receptions (on two targets) for 48 yards. The Packers' receiving corps is littered by injuries this week -- also, Davante Adams (toe), Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest), Jimmy Graham (ankle) and Robert Tonyan (hip) -- so whoever suits up could have plenty of opportunity to produce against the Raiders' 22nd-ranked pass defense.

October 17, 2019 2:56 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: DNP on Wednesday

Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling had his legs rolled up on during Monday's win against the Lions, but he toughed it out and still logged 77 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps by the end of the game. His production left something to be desired with Davante Adams out for a second consecutive contest -- two catches (on two targets) for 48 yards -- and Valdes-Scantling's own health now is a question mark. At the moment, the team's top three wide receivers (Geronimo Allison has a concussion) are dealing with injuries, which spurred the Packers to sign Ryan Grant on Wednesday.

October 16, 2019 4:30 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Catches another deep ball

Valdes-Scantling caught both his targets for 48 yards and also rushed once for nine yards in Monday night's 23-22 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling was forced into a brief exit after getting his legs rolled up on during the first half, but emerged from halftime to reclaim his place in the lineup. The speedster's most notable contribution came on an impressive 46-yard, contested catch to start the fourth quarter, now giving MVS three receptions of at least 40 yards this season. Although he hasn't emerged as a high-volume target since Davante Adams (toe) has been sidelined, Valdes-Scantling at least made the most of his looks Monday and avoided a health scare that probably won't impact him ahead of Week 7's meeting with the Raiders.

October 14, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Practices in full

Valdes-Scantling (calf/hamstring) upgraded to full practice participation Friday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Davante Adams (toe) sounded pessimistic Thursday and missed another practice Friday. It appears Valdes-Scantling is headed for another game as the Packers' No. 1 wide receiver when they play host to the Lions on Monday.

October 11, 2019 1:46 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Dealing with a few injuries

Valdes-Scantling was limited in Thursday's practice by hamstring and calf injuries, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Since he was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 draft, Valdes-Scantling has been active in all 21 possible games. The fact he fit in some reps is a good sign that he'll be available again Monday versus the Lions. Assuming he avoids the Packers' list of inactives, Valdes-Scantling is expected to serve as the team's No. 1 wide receiver with Davante Adams (toe) trending toward another absence.

October 10, 2019 1:58 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Fails to make impact in win

Valdes-Scantling caught one of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: The Packers' passing game didn't have much to do with Aaron Jones dominating the offense, but MVS still failed to do much with the volume he did get. He's now had two poor performances in a row since Davante Adams (toe) was injured, and Valdes-Scantling may not have earned enough trust from Aaron Rodgers yet to simply step into the team's No. 1 receiving role.

October 6, 2019 9:45 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Unfortunate role in loss

Valdes-Scantling secured three of seven targets for 47 yards in the Packers' 34-27 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling had a modest stat line overall, and he was the intended target on Aaron Rodgers' ill-fated final pass of the night. The second-year receiver saw the Eagles' Craig James get his hand on the ball and tip it, sending it into the arms of Nigel Bradham for a game-clinching interception. It was an underwhelming night overall for Valdes-Scantling, who had put together a season-high 6-99-1 line in Week 3. The 24-year-old will look to bounce back in a Week 5 showdown against the Cowboys a week from Sunday.

September 26, 2019 10:10 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Goes deep on Denver

Valdes-Scantling caught six of 10 targets for 99 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-16 win over Denver.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling's biggest moment came during the game's opening drive when a Denver offsides gifted Aaron Rodgers a free play. Rodgers cranked one deep into the waiting arms of Valdes-Scantling for a 40-yard score. The play capped the Packers' best drive of the game as the team's two other touchdowns came on short fields caused by turnovers. The Packers continue to struggle to keep things going in the second half, though Valdes-Scantling's big-play ability, which led him to finishing 16th in the league with 15.3 yards per reception in 2018, remains valuable as he doesn't necessarily need sustained drives to produce results.

September 22, 2019 3:34 PM EST

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Quiet in Week 2

Valdes-Scantling had three receptions for 19 yards in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling led all Packers receivers in receiving yards in Week 1, but he did not do much in Week 2 despite seeing the same six targets he received in the opener. While Valdes-Scantling had a quiet day and fellow receiver Geronimo Allison scored a touchdown, the snap counts from Sunday signal that Valdes-Scantling is clearly the Packers' No. 2 option at the wide receiver position: he was on the field for 65 of the 75 offensive plays the Packers ran in Week 2, Allison was on the field for 34 of them, and the fourth and fifth receivers -- Jake Kumerow and Travor Davis -- combined to play just 10 snaps.

September 16, 2019 8:33 AM EST

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