Marquez Valdes-Scantling Fantasy Football News 2019

ESPN's Rob Demovsky says minicamp revealed that 2nd-year Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling "is a starter" and "probably is the No. 2 receiver behind [Davante Adams]." MVS has reportedly been in constantly for 2- and 3-WR sets, with Geronimo Allison looking likely to play the slot in 3-wide sets. Adams said, "I think this offense is really catered for a guy like [MVS]." Valdes-Scantling already delivered 6 weeks of top-36 PPR production as a rookie. He could carry upside into WR2 range in 2019.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers likes what he's seen from WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling this offseason. “I think Marquez has had a fantastic spring and really stepped up as a guy who can be an every-down player," Rodgers said. It's particularly noteworthy after a story from Bleacher Report earlier this offseason mentioned that Rodgers didn't trust MVS last year. Even so, Valdes-Scantling flashed with 15.3 yards per catch as a rookie. He's reportedly been running with the 1st-team offense this offseason and is in the mix to finish 2nd on the 2019 Packers in targets.

The Packers have hired Matt LaFleur as their new HC. The 39-year-old was a hot name as an OC candidate around this time last year after working under Sean McVay in Los Angeles in 2017. LaFleur's 1 season in Tennessee was underwhelming on paper, with the Titans finishing 25th in total yards and 27th in points. But he was dealt a bad hand at QB between an injured Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert. That likely also played a part in Tennessee being the 2nd run-heaviest offense in the league and 10th slowest in situation-neutral pace. Hopefully LaFleur brings a more aggressive, up-tempo attack to Green Bay. Consider the hire a risk/reward proposition for Aaron Rodgers and Co.

11:12am EST 12/30/18

Packers WR Davante Adams (knee) is inactive for today’s finale against the Lions. WR Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) is also inactive. That leaves Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jake Kumerow as Green Bay’s outside receivers, with Randall Cobb in the slot.

11:12am EST 12/23/18

Packers WR Randall Cobb (concussion) is inactive for today’s game against the Jets. Look for Marquez Valdes-Scantling to step into Cobb’s slot role, with Equanimeous St. Brown remaining on the outside opposite Davante Adams. The rookies are just DFS fliers.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 16. He didn’t practice all week and won’t play against the Jets on Sunday. That’ll leave Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown as Green Bay’s #2 and #3 WRs. The rookies are both just fantasy fliers.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. He now looks like a long shot to get cleared in time for this weekend's game. That'd move Marquez Valdes-Scantling back inside for a plus matchup against a Jets defense that's allowed the 2nd most PPR points to slot receivers. MVS is still tough to trust, though, with 5 straight games under 20 yards.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He still has multiple stages of the protocol to pass through. If Cobb isn't cleared by Sunday, Marquez Valdes-Scantling will step in as Green Bay's slot receiver with Equanimeous St. Brown playing on the outside along with Davante Adams.

The Packers expect WR Randall Cobb to return today from the hamstring injury that cost him the past 3 games, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cobb's return would mean more time outside than in the slot for WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, which means more potential matchups with lead Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. That again leaves Marquez Valdes-Scantling as the clear #2 WR and an upside WR3 in fantasy lineups. Fellow rookie Equanimeous St. Brown will serve as the #3 WR.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday and will not travel with the team to Seattle, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. The team hasn't yet ruled Cobb out for Thursday night's game, but he's looking like a long shot. Marquez Valdes-Scantling should again serve as Green Bay's #2 WR with Equanimeous St. Brown as the #3.

2:11pm EST 11/11/18

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Dolphins. With WR Geronimo Allison on IR, Green Bay is down to Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown.

The Packers have placed WR Geronimo Allison on IR with his core muscle injury. He's not eligible to return until the postseason and can be dropped from all redraft rosters. Green Bay will move forward with Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Randall Cobb and Equanimeous St. Brown as its top 4 WRs. Adams will continue to dominate targets, while Valdes-Scantling and Cobb are WR3 options.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that WR Geronimo Allison has a "significant" core injury. Insider Tom Silverstein writes that it "sounds like" Allison will need surgery. We'll look for more details on the situation, but expect Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Randall Cobb to serve as Green Bay's top 3 WRs for the foreseeable future.

The Packers have downgraded WR Geronimo Allison (groin) to out for Sunday night's game against the Patriots. That leaves Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Randall Cobb as the #2 and #3 WRs. Both are viable fantasy plays in what should be a shootout, but we prefer Valdes-Scantling, who has out-played Cobb this season.

Packers WR Geronimo Allison (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night’s game against the Patriots. He injured his groin on Thursday and didn’t practice on Friday. Expect Allison to be inactive for this one. His absence makes Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Randall Cobb safer fantasy plays.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Friday that WR Geronimo Allison injured his groin in Thursday's practice. "We'll see where he is tomorrow," McCarthy added. We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation, but the fact that Packers-Patriots is the Sunday nighter makes this a tricky situation for fantasy owners. Allison should be on benches for now. His absence would make WRs Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Randall Cobb much safer fantasy plays.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) is expected to play against the Rams today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cobb is listed as questionable but got in a full practice on Friday. We're expecting him to step back in as Green Bay's slot receiver, although it's possible he loses some snaps to rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Packers WR Randall Cobb is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. We're expecting Cobb to play but will look for an update on his status Sunday morning. Packers-Rams doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET. Cobb will be a risk/reward fantasy play if active. If not, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling will handle slot duties.

Packers WRs Geronimo Allison (hamstring) and Randall Cobb (hamstring) were limited in Wednesday's practice. Both guys should be ready to return for this weekend's game against the Rams. It's unclear how snaps will be doled out, though, after Marquez Valdes-Scantling played well over the past couple of games.


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