WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Green Bay Packers

6-4, 206Born: 10-10-1994College: South FloridaDrafted: Round 5, pick 0

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The most promising of the Packers trio of athletic, second-year receivers, Valdes-Scantling has the size, ball-tracking, and speed to become a productive starter and top-25 fantasy producer. He was also the best performer of the three rookies on the depth chart in 2018. The receiver picture beyond Davante Adams is cloudy at this time, but Valdes-Scantling and fellow High Upside option Jake Kumerow are the ones to watch.

Summary

Coming into the 2018 season, expectations were low for rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He was the second of three consecutive wide receivers drafted by the Packers in 2018, and was considered a talented but raw prospect. He didn't have prolific stats in college, but a closer look shows a very productive player who took advantage when given an opportunity. In his senior season, Valdes-Scantling had six (+) receptions in four games and averaged 130 yards per game in those contests. I make the point because his rookie season shows a similar pattern. Valdes-Scantling finished second on the team in receptions (38) and yards (581) while averaging 15.3 yards per catch. Rodgers targeted Valdes-Scantling six or more times in seven games, with the rookie averaging four catches for 65 yards in those contests. He had a three game run against the 49ers, Patriots and Rams where he caught eight passes for 249 yards and a touchdown, with two of them being 100+ yard games. With a quarterback as precise and demanding as Rodgers, especially outside the pocket, it is not easy for a rookie to come in gain his trust. That is what Valdes-Scantling accomplished though, as he used a professional approach to practicing and film study and Rodgers took notice. At 6'4 with 4.37 40 yard speed, Valdes-Scantling is the deep threat that the Packers have been looking for the last three years. Valdes-Scantling is battling Geranimo Allison and fellow sophomore Equanimeous St. Brown for the #2 and #3 receiver job, but it looks like he has the inside track heading into training camp. The #2 receiver in a Rodgers lead offense has fantasy value, especially with Adams commanding so much attention from opposing secondaries. While Valdes-Scantling may come with some risk, he also has considerable upside as the Packers primary deep threat and the ceiling of a #2 fantasy receiver. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 57, 37, 43, 48, 58, 62, 62, 67, 69, 76
WR Redraft PPR - 55, 35, 37, 43, 44, 49, 56, 63, 67, 68, 76
WR Dynasty - 69, 46, 65, 69, 78

Stats and Projections

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2018 GB 16 2 29 0 72 38 581 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 3.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.5 6.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 1.0 * * 54.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 2.0 * * 36.6 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Marquez Valdes-Scantling's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 180
WR: 61
Overall-PPR: 154
WR-PPR: 56

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Latest News

Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling got open in 2018 (Thu Jun 20, 02:46 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling created at least one step of separation on 70.3 percent of his targets (excluding screens), ranking third among the 72 receivers with at least 50 targets in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

Our View: Valdes-Scantling is big (6'4" 206 pounds) and has blazing speed. Behind Davante Adams, the Packers are looking for playmakers at the WR position. That just might be Valdes-Scantling this season. He's looking to take what he showed in a four-game stretch last year (Week 6 through Week 10) and produce that way for a whole season. He could be a value pick at his current ADP of WR50 (11.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Packers | Green Bay to carry seven WRs? (Thu Jun 20, 02:53 AM) - Green Bay Packers WRs Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, Jake Kumerow, J'Mon Moore and Trevor Davis could all make the 53-man roster, in the opinion of Packers Wire's Zach Kruse, with Adams, Allison, Valdes-Scantling and St. Brown viewed as locks.

Our View: Seven is a big number for the wide receiver position. Most teams keep around five or six wide receivers depending on the makeup of the rest of the roster. We've heard good things this offseason about Valdes-Scantling and Kumerow, so Fantasy GMs should watch their progress closely in training camp and the preseason. Behind Adams and Allison, those two seem the most likely to make the 53-man roster.
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Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling the No. 2 option? (Thu Jun 13, 09:41 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been lining up across from WR Davante Adams in all packages during minicamp.

Our View: Aaron Rodgers can support the fantasy value of a second wide receiver behind Davante Adams, but it's unclear who it will be. Valdes-Scantling and possible starter Geronimo Allison both got there for a stretch last year, and Jake Kumerow could also have something to say about the outcome here.
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Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling comfortable in offense (Wed Jun 12, 09:29 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling feels confident he'll flourish in the team's new offense. 'It's built for my kind of player. I'm a vertical guy, I can stretch the field,' Valdes-Scantling said.

Our View: Another offseason drumbeat on Valdes-Scantling here. He's the WR to monitor behind Davante Adams. Even better, just scoop him up in your fantasy draft because the potential for him to be a top-25 fantasy WR is there. His current ADP shows plenty are sleeping on the second-year pro. Valdes-Scantling is going off the board at WR58 (13.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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