- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 10, 1994 (24)
- 2018 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 174 (GB)
- South Florida
Green Bay rookie wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for 103 yards on six targets in a win against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. Most of those yards came on a single pass early in the game that went for 60 yards where he was seemingly uncovered. Valdes-Scantling was on the field for much of the game filling in for injured wide receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison. Valdes-Scantling has separated himself from the other rookie wide receivers and was the clear number two option at wide receiver in the game. Despite some nice plays over the last few weeks, there has still been some moments of miscommunication between him and Rodgers. This will likely relegate him back to the bench when Allison and Cobb return, which is likely to happen after the Week 7 bye. Since their return is imminent, Valdes-Scantling should only be owned in deeper leagues and dynasty leagues.
Green Bay rookie wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has clearly earned more trust from quarterback Aaron Rodgers than his fellow rookie wide receivers have. He has established himself as fourth on the depth chart and garnered 10 targets last week against Detroit. Those targets largely came as the result of injuries that kept Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) out of the game. However, both players are limited in practice and may miss time again in Week 6 when Green Bay takes on the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. Valdes-Scantling will have value if either player misses time but will largely be relegated to bench if both are active. Normally in this situation Valdes-Scantling would be a player to keep an eye on as a bye week or injury fill-in. However, since it will be hard to know his usage until Monday night you should avoid relying on him for Week 6.
Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was in a position to get plenty of playing time with Randall Cobb(hamstring) and Geronimo Allison(concussion, hamstring) both inactive for the Week 5 contest against the Detroit Lions. He looked to be nervous to start the game, but he quickly shook it off and had a nice day. He caught seven of his 10 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown. It's also worth noting that he was down only a few inches short of having a second touchdown. Unfortunately for him Cobb and Allison could both return this week and cost him most of his fantasy value. If one of those two doesn't play next week then he still has some fantasy value, but if not he'll be overshadowed. Keep an eye on the injury report before Week 6 when the Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys.