|Team:||Green Bay Packers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 206 lb.|
|Born:||October 10, 1994|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 5 (174)|
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.
Valdes-Scantling caught four of eight targets for 45 yards in Monday night's 30-16 win over the Falcons.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling spearheaded Green Bay's receiving corps on a night when top options Davante Adams (hamstring) and Allen Lazard (abdomen) were both sidelined. While their absences enabled Valdes-Scantling to garner a season high in targets, it was tight end Robert Tonyan and tailback Jamaal Williams who paced the Packers in yards, as both came close to 100. Although Valdes-Scantling helped move the sticks here and there, his final output wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Nonetheless, his experience Monday should help as he prepares to start alongside Adams once Green Bay returns from its Week 5 bye.
Valdes-Scantling caught just one of four targets for five yards in Sunday's 37-30 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Davante Adams (hamstring) was unable to suit up for this primetime matchup, opening the door for either Valdes-Scantling or Allen Lazard to grasp the No. 1 wideout role. The latter was able to seize the opportunity, posting a monstrous 6-146-1 line. Aaron Rodgers is looking like his former MVP self again, so there should be enough balls to go around for all three of the Packers' top three receivers in most matchups. That said, it has become clear that Valdes-Scantling is third in the pecking order when all three starters are healthy. The 25-year-old's fantasy prospects would rise in a favorable matchup if Adams is forced to miss next Monday's matchup against the Falcons.
Valdes-Scantling caught three of seven targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling was one target and four yards short of Aaron Jones' team-leading totals as No. 1 wide receiver Davante Adams left the game with a hamstring injury. If Adams can't go in Week 3 against the Saints, Valdes-Scantling would be an enticing fantasy option as Aaron Rodgers' top target on the outside.
Valdes-Scantling secured four of six targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 43-34 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Analysis: The oft-maligned third-year wideout, who disappeared for long stretches last season, was a somewhat surprising beneficiary of a prolific passing day by Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. Valdes-Scantling was a distant second to Davante Adams in both receptions and receiving yards on the Packers, but he locked in a productive fantasy day courtesy of a pretty 45-yard scoring grab with 14 seconds remaining in the first half. The strong start to the season is certainly a welcome sight for Green Bay's third receiver, and he'll look to carry over the momentum into a Week 2 home battle versus the Lions next Sunday.
The Packers list Valdes-Scantling as their No. 3 receiver on their first unofficial depth chart heading into Sunday's season opener at Minnesota, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Though his chances of cracking a regular role in the Packers' three-receiver formations increased greatly after Devin Funchess opted out of the 2020 season, Valdes-Scantling still had to earn a starting role in training camp. He appears to have done just that, beating out Equanimeous and Malik Taylor for the No. 3 job. Even if Valdes-Scantling resumes handling the 60-plus-percent snap shares he routinely enjoyed in the first half of the 2019 season, he'll still likely be a tertiary option in the passing game behind top wideouts Davante Adams and Allen Lazard and running back Aaron Jones.
According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, the Packers are "counting on Valdes-Scantling rediscovering his health and confidence" and filling the No. 3 receiver spot on the depth chart.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling got off to a fine start in 2019, tallying 21 receptions, 416 receiving yards and two scores over his first seven games. However, he went dormant after that, tallying just 36 yards the rest of the way while battling lower-leg injuries and losing his spot in the offense. Despite the poor finish, Valdes-Scantling has shown flashes both years he has played in the league, and the Packers are banking on him bouncing back from last season's quiet second half. He will have to earn his spot, though, with a host of other players competing for the No. 3 job behind Davante Adams and Allen Lazard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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