WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Green Bay Packers
|6-4, 206||Born: 10-10-1994||College: South Florida||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Valdes-Scantling was a full time player for the Packers and he hauled in the best Aaron Rodgers pass of the season opener. Against easier defenses, he'll have a high ceiling and merit WR3/Flex consideration, although that might not be the Vikings this week.
General News (Fri Sep 13): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Sep 12): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Sep 11): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 2: vs Minnesota Vikings
FBG says: Tough matchup. Aaron Rodgers passed for just 203 yards and one touchdown in a very tough season opener against the Bears. That Bears defense can make even the best of quarterbacks look silly. Rodgers faced consistent pressure, was hit 11 times with five sacks, and had nine passes defended--a truly difficult day at the office. Rodgers did miss the entire preseason, so he very well may have been shaking off some rust as he flashed at times, but was unimpressive on the whole. Davante Adams was kept in check during the opener but was still the top target for Rodgers. Marquez Valdes-Scantling led the team in receiving on the heels of a 47-yard bomb that made up all but five of his total receiving yards from four receptions. Jimmy Graham also found the end zone and is already halfway to matching his 2018 touchdown total. He still has a size advantage over almost any defensive back and certainly used it to make that touchdown catch last week. The Vikings secondary did a solid job against the Falcons receiving group as they limited big plays while holding top receiver Julio Jones to just 31 yards as he hauled in only six of 11 targets. Xavier Rhodes can be to blame for that impressive performance that should put a damper on the upside of Davonte Adams this week as he can expect to see a ton of Rhodes on shadow coverage. Slot cornerback Mackenzie Alexander suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 1 and is expected to miss this game, leading to Geronimo Allison squaring off against backup cornerback Jayron Kearse. Kearse is a big, physical defensive back who played well in relief of Alexander last week and matches up size-wise against Allison, so don't be quick to assume Allison has an advantage here. If coverage from these cornerbacks was not enough, the Vikings also have a couple of the league's top safeties over the top along with strong pass rush that should content pretty evenly with the Packers offensive line. There are no matchup advantages to be found for the Packers as they face another very difficult test this week.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Marquez Valdes-Scantling's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 1 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught four passes for 52 yards on six targets, while also rushing one time for zero yards. Valdes-Scantling led the Packers in both receptions and yards and if you had to award an offensive MVP in this game, he would most certainly be it. His total statistics were not anything to write home about, but Valdes-Scantling made what would go down as the play of the night, a 47 yard reception that set up the Packers only touchdown of the game, and coincidently the only score they would need to beat the Bears. With the Packers trailing 3-0 to start the 2nd quarter and facing a first and 10 from their own 26 yard line, Rodgers took the snap under center and faked the handoff to Aaron Jones before also faking a reverse to Davante Adams. Rodgers then set his feet and unleashed a frozen rope down the center of the field to Valdes-Scantling who had two steps on his man. The throw was just slightly behind Valdes-Scantling, but he made a very nice adjustment and came back to the ball, securing the 47 yard catch, which was the longest play of the day by a mile for a both teams. It was this type of catch that has set up Valdes-Scantling to be a major contributor for the Packers this year, as well as Rodgers preferred deep threat.
Latest NewsPackers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling will play (Fri Sep 13, 06:51 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 2. link to story Packers | Green Bay's injury report for Week 2 (Fri Sep 13, 03:09 PM) - Green Bay Packers LB Oren Burks (chest) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2 versus the Minnesota Vikings. WR Darrius Shepherd (hamstring) was upgraded to limited participation Friday, Sept. 13, but has also been ruled out. OT David Bakhtiari (back) and CB Ka'dar Hollman (neck) were also limited in practice Friday but are listed as questionable. TE Jimmy Graham (finger) was limited in practice as well but has been removed from the injury report. OT Bryan Bulaga (rest), CB Josh Jackson (Achilles), CB Kevin King (hamstring, chest), C Corey Linsley (elbow), OG Cole Madison (ankle), LB Blake Martinez (shoulder), S Will Redmond (ankle), WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (shoulder), RB Jamaal Williams (shoulder), CB Tramon Williams (rest) and CB Jaire Alexander (knee) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. Our View: Bakhtiari coming back to practice was great news for a team about to face the Vikings defense.
link to story Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling practicing in full (Thu Sep 12, 06:07 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 12. link to story Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling practices (Wed Sep 11, 06:54 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11. link to story Packers | Four grabs for Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Thu Sep 5, 11:44 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (cramps) caught four of his six targets for a team-high 52 yards in a 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5. Our View: Valdes-Scantling had the biggest play of the night and was otherwise centrally involved in the pass offense. He looks like a WR3/Flex heading into the matchup with Minnesota next week.
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