Marquez Valdes-Scantling Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 10, 1994 (29)
- 6th Season
- 2018 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 174 (GB)
- South Florida
Marquez Valdes-Scantling News
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is yet to mesh with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2023, administering four catches (five targets) for 61 yards across Weeks 1 and 2. The 24-year-old at least hopes in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears to run into the coverage of struggling 2023 second-rounder Tyrique Stevenson, who was dwarfed by Mike Evans and company in Week 2 for a 5/140/1 receiving line against him. Stevenson also had trouble defending a short-handed Green Bay Packers receiving corps in the season opener for a 3/42/1 line opposing him. Valdes-Scantling could draw a few extra looks if Kadarius Toney (toe) is missing or limited on Sunday, considering the latter has commanded 10 targets on a mere 28 routes despite his well-known struggles. MVS participated in 87% of K.C.'s offensive snaps a week ago, but he would only be Hail Mary WR4 recourse whether Toney is active or not.
Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling managed to lead the Kansas City Chiefs in receiving with 48 yards on two receptions during Week 1 versus the Detroit Lions. The 28-year-old only earned two targets over his 33 routes run, however, and hasn't been able to regularly command quarterback Patrick Mahomes' attention in his Chiefs career. With Travis Kelce (knee) looking ready to rock for Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Valdes-Scantling is a boom-or-bust WR4 without a ton of pop after eclipsing 70 yards only three times in 17 regular-season games last season. MVS seems to be a more a valuable real-life presence at this point as a space creator for Kelce in the short and intermediate levels of the field.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling could draw some extra targets in the season opener versus the Detroit Lions if Travis Kelce (knee) is inactive or limited in any way. After attaining the eighth-highest receiving yards per reception (16.4) last year, however, the inconsistent 28-year-old wideout's role as KC's primary deep threat may be mostly unaffected regardless of Kelce's status. Valdes-Scantling should see a few looks on deep balls against a leaky Detroit defense that oozed the second-most receiving yards to WRs (3238), but his weekly prospects hinge upon his ability to come down with lower-percentage targets. This role leaves MVS as nothing more than a WR4/5 dart throw on Thursday, even in a game that could see plenty of points scored.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has failed to become a consistent fantasy producer despite playing with Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, so it's fair to say it's not likely to happen. However, the 28-year-old has ranked inside the top 10 wideouts in yards per reception (minimum 25 catches) in each of the last four seasons, so his best ball league upside is tantalizing attached to one of the best deep ball passers the NFL has ever seen. Last season, he only posted...