WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Green Bay Packers

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

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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 - 74, 60, 62, 63, 67, 69, 73, 76, 77
WR Redraft PPR - 68, 51, 56, 58, 58, 59, 61, 66, 67, 69, 76, 79
WR Dynasty - 70, 62, 62, 71, 78

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 GB 16 2 29 0 72 38 581 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 3.0 * * 39.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 5.0 * * 44.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 36.0 * * *
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: 175
WR: 65
Overall-PPR: 175
WR-PPR: 65

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