Packers WRs Geronimo Allison (concussion, chest) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee, ankle) are active for today’s game against the Raiders. It’s a plus matchup, but both guys figure to be operating at less than 100%. Their availability is obviously good news for QB Aaron Rodgers, though.
Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee, ankle) is "hopeful" to play against the Raiders today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. MVS was able to play through these injuries last week but only got in a limited practice on Friday. He won't be at 100% if he suits up, leaving him as a risky WR3.
Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling left in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Lions after apparently hurting his left knee. MVS was blocking and had a defensive player roll into the back of his leg. We'll keep an eye on his status.
Update: MVS returned to the field for the start of the 2nd half.
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.