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Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver #83
Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver #83
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Marquez Valdes-Scantling News

Goose egg in Week 2

Valdes-Scantling was targeted four times but did not make a catch in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling had a frustrating outing, but not really by any fault of his own. His first target was a broken up pass along the sideline, then quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed him with a would-be one-yard touchdown later on. Valdes-Scantling subsequently was overthrown by Rodgers on two attempted deep shots in the second half when he had a step on his man, overall making for a goose egg from the wideout even though he got open for some decent opportunities. He and Rodgers will hope to get their timing down ahead of Week 3's matchup versus the 49ers.

Sep 20, 2021 9:08 PM EST

Contained in Week 1

Valdes-Scantling was targeted seven times and caught three passes for 17 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling led the NFL in yards per reception a season ago, but the Saints prevented him from getting loose for even one big play down the field. On the positive side, Valdes-Scantling did tie Davante Adams for the team lead in targets and was on the field for just four fewer snaps than the Packers' top wideout, so there is reason to believe he can get going in Week 2 against the Lions.

Sep 13, 2021 9:20 AM EST

Will be held out Saturday

Valdes-Scantling will not play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling is currently listed as a starter on the Packers' depth chart, so it should come as little surprise that he will sit out alongside starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Aug 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

Facing challenge for starting job?

Valdes-Scantling will compete with Allen Lazard, Amari Rodgers and Devin Funchess for complementary roles in the Green Bay offense, Wes Hodkiewicz of reports.

Analysis: Last year, Valdes-Scantling tied for second on the team with 63 targets, less than half as many as Davante Adams. This year, the speedy wideout could see even fewer looks, as the Packers' improved depth at wide receiver will make it tough for Valdes-Scantling to match last year's snap count (793, 76.3 percent). On the other hand, MVS finished last season strong with a 4-115-1 receiving line in the playoff loss to Tampa, and his 4.37 speed sets him apart from Lazard, Rodgers and Funchess. Any hope for one of the bunch to emerge as a fantasy asset probably requires QB Aaron Rodgers staying in Green Bay.

Jul 26, 2021 9:55 AM EST

Hauls in long touchdown

Valdes-Scantling recorded four receptions on six targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in a loss in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling opened the scoring for the Packers with a 50-yard touchdown reception early in the second quarter. He also connected with Aaron Rodgers for a number of other big gains, including receptions of 29 and 24 yards. The performance marked only the second time that he surpassed 100 yards in either a regular season or postseason contest during the 2020 campaign. Valdes-Scantling will enter the 2021 season in the final year of his rookie contract.

Jan 24, 2021 4:27 PM EST

Mixed performance in win

Valdes-Scantling caught two of three targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-16 win over the Bears. He also rushed once for four yards.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling broke the game open with a 72-yard touchdown catch on a third down midway through the second quarter. Following halftime, the speedster again got wide open deep downfield, but Valdes-Scantling dropped what would've been a 53-yard touchdown, shifting momentum back for a stretch during the second half. Despite his inconsistency throughout the campaign, Valdes-Scantling has been a dynamic vertical threat, leading the league with nearly 21 yards per reception while scoring six times. He'll now aim to minimize his mistakes as Green Bay embarks on the playoffs.

Jan 3, 2021 5:04 PM EST

Fourth goose egg in five games

Valdes-Scantling was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the Titans.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling played just as many snaps (41) as Allen Lazard and just six fewer than Davante Adams, but he was limited to decoy duty in Week 16. Valdes-Scantling has had his moments this season, and he racked up 85 yards and a score as recently as Week 14. However, he also finished without a reception in four of the Packers' last five contests, including the team's Week 12 victory over the Bears. Valdes-Scantling and the Packers will face the same Chicago team in their regular-season finale next weekend.

Dec 28, 2020 7:29 AM EST

Shut out in Week 15

Valdes-Scantling was targeted once but did not record a touch in Saturday's victory over the Panthers.

Analysis: Both Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard started alongside Davante Adams on Saturday night, and while Lazard had his most yards in a game since Week 3, Valdes-Scantling was held without a catch for the third time in four games. Lazard also played more snaps than Valdes-Scantling for the first time since that same Week 3 contest. The Packers will face a below-average Titans pass defense in Week 16, but with three goose eggs in his last four games and his snap count in decline, Valdes-Scantling will have minimal appeal to those competing in or trying to reach the championship game in their leagues.

Dec 20, 2020 8:04 AM EST

Bounces back with strong Week 15

Valdes-Scantling secured all six of his targets for 85 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Lions.

Analysis: After being held scoreless for a second consecutive outing last Sunday afternoon against the Eagles, Valdes-Scantling provided his third-greatest receiving total of the 2020 campaign during a road trip to Detroit. Also notable, Valdes-Scantling doubled the target share of Allen Lazard during Week 14, a change of events after Lazard out-targeted the South Florida product 14-8 over the Packers' preceding three games. Given an array of huge fantasy weeks contrasted by three zero-catch performances this season, Valdes-Scantling represents a high-risk, high-reward proposition as the Packers prepare to host the Panthers in Week 15.

Dec 13, 2020 6:09 PM EST

Held catchless in second straight

Valdes-Scantling did not haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's victory over the Eagles and finished the contest with one carry for negative-4 yards.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling would have had a better day had he hauled in a long pass downfield, but he was ultimately held without a reception for the second week in a row. Valdes-Scantling was on the field for 75 percent of the plays the Packers ran Sunday, but that number declined for the third week in a row. Valdes-Scantling will have some big-play potential in Week 14 against a porous Lions secondary, but with his snap count and production both trending in the wrong direction, he's going to be tough to trust in playoff lineups.

Dec 7, 2020 6:46 AM EST

Not targeted in Week 12 win

Valdes-Scantling was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling was on the field for a shade under 80 percent of the plays the Packers ran in Week 12, but he was limited solely to blocking and decoy duties and was held without a catch for the second time this season. Valdes-Scantling's production has declined since Allen Lazard returned to action in Week 11, and with the Packers' offense just about at full speed, Valdes-Scantling figures to continue playing a complementary role.

Nov 30, 2020 8:01 AM EST

Suiting up Week 12

Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bears.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling appeared on the injury report as a limited participant Thursday and didn't practice at all Friday, the result of an Achilles concern. Despite the lack of reps to end the week, he'll be available to the Packers offense, but his workload remains to be seen. Davante Adams and Allen Lazard should serve as the team's top two wide receivers, with Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor on hand for any reps that linger.

Nov 29, 2020 3:53 PM EST

Questionable after missed practice

Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) was held out of Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: He was a midweek addition to the injury report, listed as limited in Thursday's practice. If Valdes-Scantling were to miss Sunday's game, Allen Lazard likely would take over as the No. 2 receiver, with Darrius Shepherd, Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) and Malik Taylor providing depth. The Packers don't play until Sunday night, so it could be a tricky situation for anyone planning to start MVS in a fantasy lineups.

Nov 27, 2020 1:34 PM EST

Picks up Achilles injury

Valdes-Scantling was limited in practice Thursday due to an Achilles injury, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Making a sudden appearance on the Packers' injury report midweek isn't a great sign for Valdes-Scantling's status, especially considering the nature of the injury. Still, he was one of three Packers receivers -- also, Allen Lazard (core) and Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) -- to be limited Thursday, while Davante Adams (ankle) didn't practice at all. Friday's injury could be telling for the breakdown of Green Bay's receiving corps for Sunday's contest versus the Bears.

Nov 26, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Key fumble in defeat

Valdes-Scantling recorded three receptions on six targets for 55 yards in Week 11 against the Colts.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling continued with his deep threat role, as the majority of his production came on a 47-yard reception late in the fourth quarter to set up a game-tying field goal. However, he also had the game-deciding error, fumbling after a short gain in overtime that put the Colts in field-goal position. Overall, Valdes-Scantling held onto his role as Aaron Rodgers' second receiver, though that could change in Week 12 against the Bears as Allen Lazard will be another game removed from his core injury.

Nov 22, 2020 8:47 PM EST

Twists and turns for 78-yard TD

Valdes-Scantling corralled four of six targets for 149 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-20 win against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling hauled in a deep Aaron Rodgers pass down the right sideline, swinging all the way across the field left to out-maneuver three Jaguar defenders after the catch, even deploying one referee as a convoy en route to a breakthrough score for the Packers at the 14:47 mark of the second quarter. By virtue of the game-breaking play, Valdes-Scantling concluded the contest with more than double the receiving production of Davante Adams. Valdes-Scantling has now compiled three touchdowns over his past two outings heading into a Week 11 matchup against Indianapolis.

Nov 15, 2020 3:59 PM EST

Maximizes both catches

Valdes-Scantling secured two of four targets for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 34-17 win over the 49ers on Thursday night.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling was once again in the highly familiar role of playing clear second fiddle to Davante Adams, but he still managed to reward fantasy managers with a productive showing with his touchdown grabs of 52 and one yard in the second and third quarter, respectively. The pair of scores were MVS's first visits to the end zone since Week 1, however, and with Allen Lazard (abdomen) projected to return for a Week 10 matchup against the Jaguars in 10 days, the former's fantasy glory may well be short-lived.

Nov 5, 2020 9:09 PM EST

Quiet again in Week 8

Valdes-Scantling caught one pass for 19 yards and had one carry for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling got a chance to run the ball for the second straight week, but he was again quiet in the passing game despite being on the field for all but 13 of the 75 plays run by the Packers' offense. Valdes-Scantling has ran as the Packers' No. 2 receiver since Allen Lazard (abdomen) landed on injured reserve, but he has not run with the opportunity, totaling just 96 receiving yards and 13 rushing yards in the four games Lazard has missed. Valdes-Scantling could hold onto that spot for another game with the Packers on a short week, but with him producing minimally and likely to lose snaps when Lazard returns in the near future, there is not much reason to be optimistic about Valdes-Scantling's fantasy prospects moving forward.

Nov 2, 2020 2:35 PM EST

No receptions in Week 7

Valdes-Scantling did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over the Texans but did have one carry for nine yards.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling played by far the second-most snaps among Packers wideouts and was targeted four times, but he ultimately only ended up with the lone touch on the ground. Valdes-Scantling should continue seeing the field plenty until Allen Lazard (abdomen) returns, and his next matchup will come against a Vikings team he recorded 96 yards and a score against in Week 1. However, with just 91 yards from scrimmage over his last four games it's tough to trust Valdes-Scantling in fantasy lineups right now.

Oct 26, 2020 9:43 AM EST

Bottled up by Buccaneers

Valdes-Scantling was targeted five times and caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Valdes-Scantling wound up playing the most snaps among Packers receivers in Week 6, but he was held in check by a Tampa team that allowed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to complete just 16 passes before coming out of the game. It's encouraging for Valdes-Scantling's fantasy prospects that he played 84 percent of the snaps for the third straight game, but what isn't so promising are his averages of 2.8 receptions and 36.5 yards per contest -- not to mention his zero touchdowns -- since his outstanding work in Week 1.

Oct 19, 2020 10:31 AM EST

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