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Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Date of Birth:  10/10/1994
Age:  27
Height  6'4"
Weight:   206
College:  South Florida
Drafted:  2018 | Round 5 | Pick 174
Depth Chart:  Starter

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR


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Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

The Chiefs are signing Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

It's a nice three-year, $30 million deal according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, so the Chiefs anticipate the former Packer being a key part of their offense post-Tyreek Hill. MVS averages 17.5 yards per reception for his career, and he has done quite well in the quarterback category throughout his career, as he'll go from Aaron Rodgers to Patrick Mahomes.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

This is unfortunate following a great game against the Ravens, and Valdes-Scantling will now almost certainly miss the Christmas Day matchup versus Cleveland. The good news for Green Bay is that Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams already having COVID-19 keeps them out of danger from missed time at this point if the positive tests spread throughout the roster. MVS should be stashed ahead of a hopeful Week 17 return against a Minnesota defense he stung for a 4/123/1 line last month.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) has officially been activated from injured reserve.

MVS is back and will play tomorrow against the Chiefs after missing the past five games with his hamstring injury. The Packers are getting healthier all around on offense, but Aaron Rodgers (COVID-19 list) will miss tomorrow's Week 9 matchup.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

The Packers are expected to place Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) on injured reserve.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says the Packers are making the move so the fast receiver doesn’t rush back from his hamstring injury. Short-term IR will force Valdes-Scantling to miss three weeks, and the Packers will miss his speed while he’s out of the lineup.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 4.

MVS injured his hamstring last Sunday night, and he’s being held out for this week versus the Steelers. Hopefully the deep threat doesn’t miss much more time after a strong summer and pretty good start to the season.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) is officially active for Week 12.

Valdes-Scantling popped up on the injury report during the week, which put his status in doubt for tonight against the Bears. However, MVS will play as the Packers look to take complete control in the NFC North.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marqez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) is officially listed as questionable for Week 12.

Valdes-Scantling hurt his Achilles during yesterday's practice, but it's a good sign that he's being listed as questionable, indicating that it's not too serious. MVS will likely be a game-time call, and Green Bay plays in the Sunday night game, so his status might not be known until after all the other Sunday games kick off.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle) is officially active for the Packers.

Valdes-Scantling was a game-time decision, and it looked like he’d have a legit shot to play after he was able to practice on a limited basis to end the week. MVS is a boost for Green Bay’s receiving corps in real life, but he has some risk in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 7.

The Packers are undoubtedly hoping that Valdes-Scantling can get on the field Sunday against the Raiders with Davante Adams (toe) out and Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest) doubtful. MVS says he won't play if he knows he won't be able to help his team, and he's looking like a legit game-time decision. If active, MVS would be in the FLEX mix despite being at less than 100%.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee) officially did not practice today.

Valdes-Scantling played through the injury and finished the game a couple of nights ago, but it might be tough for him to suit up with a potential high-ankle sprain this Sunday now that the adrenaline has died down. For now, expect Valdes-Scantling to remain out of practice the next two days.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling has worked as a clear starter during Packers offseason training.

ESPN Packers writer Rob Demovsky says that Valdes-Scantling was lined up opposite Davante Adams as the No. 2 receiver for both minicamp practices, and that he was on the field whether the team was in base personnel or three-receiver sets, with Geronimo Allison coming in as the slot receiver. Demovsky even went as far as to declare: "If the mandatory minicamp revealed anything about the Packers' new offense, it's that [Valdes-Scantling] is a starter." Adams says he thinks new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense "is really catered" to MVS, and that the second-year receiver looks good and is taking the offseason "real serious right now." As a rookie last season, Valdes-Scantling had a couple of monster games of 100+ yards, and he averaged over 15 yards per reception on the season. In Year 2, he could become a real force on the outside if he becomes more consistent. Aaron Rodgers says that while MVS has always been very fast, he's now also playing up to that speed, while also adding that he thinks the young receiver has been watching Adams and learning from him—it's obviously good to get praise like that from the star quarterback. A lot can change before the start of the regular season, but Valdes-Scantling looks to be clearly ahead of fellow second-year receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, and he might be the best Packers wide receiver to roster in fantasy leagues behind the elite WR1 Adams.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling leads the Packers in Week 17 receiving.

Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for 43 yards against the Lions, though it didn't help that Aaron Rodgers was forced to leave the game with a concussion. The rookie receiver's season ends with 38 receptions for 581 yards and two touchdowns, as he showed a lot of promise and flashed his big-play ability throughout the year. The situation for Green Bay is interesting heading into 2019, as roles are likely up in the air including at receiver behind Davante Adams.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling catches five passes against the Jets.

Valdes-Scantling gained 75 yards on his five receptions in the Packers' Week 16 overtime win. This was Valdes-Scantling's highest receiving total since Week 9, so it's good to see the rookie build some momentum heading into the season finale next week against the Lions.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling catches one pass against the Bears.

Valdes-Scantling gained 12 yards on his lone reception in the Packers' Week 15 loss. The rookie receiver hasn't had more than two receptions in a game since Week 10, so he's obviously difficult to trust in fantasy championship lineups.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling catches two passes in Week 14.

Valdes-Scantling gained 19 yards on his two receptions against the Falcons. The rookie receiver is difficult to trust in the second week of the fantasy playoffs next week versus Chicago.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling gets four touches in Week 13.

Valdes-Scantling caught two passes (on seven targets) for 19 yards and carried twice for 29 yards against the Cardinals. The rookie receiver remains inconsistent, and he's difficult to trust in Week 14 fantasy lineups despite his upside.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling catches one pass in Week 12.

Valdes-Scantling gained three yards one his one reception against the Vikings. The Packers surprisingly haven’t gone his way much after a great four-game stretch earlier this season, so MVS isn’t a highly-recommended FLEX option at the moment. Next week against a bad Cardinals defense isn’t a bad matchup, though.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marques Valdes-Scantling held to one reception in Thursday Night Football loss.

Valdes-Scantling was targeted just three times, and he didn't make a catch until he took a short pass for eight yards on the team's final offensive drive. It was a disappointment on a night that Jimmy Graham (thumb) left the game early, especially with Randall Cobb (hamstring) out of the lineup, as MVS simply didn't appear to be a priority against a young Seattle secondary. We'll see if the rookie can bounce back next week, but he will be a risky, low-floor FLEX option in Minnesota.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling catches six passes in Week 10.

Valdes-Scantling gained 44 yards on his six receptions, coming behind just Davante Adams in both categories for Packers players against the Dolphins. Valdes-Scantling's seven targets also tied Adams for the team-high. Valdes-Scantling will probably be a stronger FLEX option this Thursday against the Seahawks if Randall Cobb (hamstring) remains out.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling goes over 100 yards in Week 9 loss.

Valdes-Scantling caught three passes (on six targets) for 101 yards, as he made a couple highlight-worthy grabs in one-on-one coverage that forced Bill Belichick to change up the defense late and double Davante Adams while putting Stephon Gilmore of the lengthy rookie. MVS looks to have taken over as the team's No. 2 receiver, so he's worth picking up in all leagues heading into a matchup with the Dolphins. That said, we aren't sure how the playing time will be distributed at wideout when Geronimo Allison is back in the lineup, making Valdes-Scantling a somewhat risky FLEX option.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling scores in Week 8.

Valdes-Scantling immediately beat a press attempt and got open deep for a 40-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers. Overall, the rookie receiver caught two passes for 45 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. Valdes-Scantling has obvious upside against the Patriots next week, but Davante Adams is the only Packers receiver you can have extreme confidence with in fantasy lineups right now.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling goes for first career 100-yard game in win over the 49ers.

Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for 103 yards in a 33-30 victory. The highlight came on the game's opening drive with a 60-yard reception to set up a two-yard touchdown by Ty Montgomery, but the rookie is still clearly learning the intricacies of playing receiver in the NFL. And while Valdes-Scantling has shown promise, he is unlikely to have a significant role after the Week 7 bye with Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) both expected to return.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling scored first career touchdown in Week 5.

A coverage bust allowed Valdes-Scantling to get free for a short touchdown—Green Bay's first of the day and Valdes-Scantling's first of his career. Overall, Valdes-Scantling caught seven passes (on ten targets) for 68 yards and a touchdown. The rookie receiver will be a FLEX option for Week 6 if Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) both remain out.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marques Valdes-Scantling catches one pass in Packers' win.

Valdes-Scantling's lone reception went for 38 yards. It's the second reception of the rookie's career, so he's not yet a recommended fantasy option.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

Marques Valdes-Scantling makes first career catch in Week 2 tie.

It went for three yards. The rookie isn't a recommended fantasy option behind Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Geronimo Allison, but an injury could give him value with Aaron Rodgers under center.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling | Chiefs WR

The Packers have selected South Florida wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling with the 174th pick (fifth round) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Valdes-Scantling has great size (six-foot-four) and speed (4.37 40-yard dash) as a quality developmental prospect for Green Bay. He is likely too raw to see much playing time as a rookie, but perhaps Valdes-Scantling will surprise and earn a part-time role. Still, he can be ignored in redraft leagues and is just an upside flier in dynasty formats.