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The Chiefs are signing WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a 3-year, $30 million deal, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The pact reportedly includes $18 million in guarantees over the first 2 years and a max value of $36 million. Compare that with the mere 1-year, $3.25 million contract WR JuJu Smith-Schuster got from K.C. earlier this offseason, and it sure seems like the Chiefs plan for the former Packer to take on a larger passing-game role. We'll see whether the Chiefs are done adding significant pieces to this group, with wideouts still on the open market plus a strong incoming rookie class at the position.

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Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride says that his "way too early" picks to lead the Chiefs in receiving yardage this year are TE Travis Kelce and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling. This is likely based primarily on watching minicamp practices to date. It's worth noting that Skyy Moore and Mecole Hardman have missed some time with hamstring issues, though both have been on the field this week for mandatory minicamp. We'll keep watching for reports on expected target distribution within Kansas City's rebuilt WR corps. Sweeney also said last week that "no new Chiefs pass-catcher looks more comfortable with Mahomes" than MVS.

According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, there is an "already strong connection that is growing between [Patrick] Mahomes and [Marquez] Valdes-Scantling." The wideout, of course, signed a 3-year deal with Kansas City this offseason that's basically a 2-year pact with an option for Year 3. He's competing with fellow free-agent addition JuJu Smith-Schuster and rookie Skyy Moore for roles in the wake of Tyreek Hill's trade to Miami. HC Andy Reid seems to like what he's seeing so far: “He’s a big kid, but he’s got really good flexibility. He can change directions and he’s got that speed, which we all knew he had. He’s able to work some of the primary underneath routes that he maybe didn’t do quite as much in Green Bay because of who they had there. I’ve been pleased with how he goes about his business. He’s doing a nice job.” The shorter routes could be key. MVS was almost strictly a downfield operator in Green Bay, consistently ranking among the league leaders in average depth of target. If he can add more short-to-mid range looks, though, Valdes-Scantling could draw more consistent targets and become easier to insert into weekly fantasy lineups. We'll keep watching this situation. He's at least intriguing as the 3rd Kansas City WR in ADP on both Underdog and FFPC.

Matt Schneidman of The Athletic believes free agent WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling will “probably” be “too expensive” for Green Bay to re-sign. Schneidman calls MVS’s production “too sporadic” for the anticipated cost. In 2021, the 27-year-old popped for games with 22 and 21 PPR points. But he remained unreliable on a weekly basis and missed time with back and hamstring injuries. Spotrac expects Valdes-Scantling’s free agent deal to be roughly $24 million over 3 years.

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (back) is doubtful for this weekend’s game against San Francisco. MVS was a limited participant in Tuesday’s practice but missed the next 2 sessions. Current projections have Davante Adams for nearly 11 targets; Allen Lazard #2 on the team with nearly 6.

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (back) did not practice on Wednesday. That follows a limited practice on Tuesday and puts MVS' status for Saturday's Divisional Round game vs. the 49ers in question. We'll get another update on Thursday.

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