• Marquez Valdes-Scantling

  • WR
  • , Kansas City Chiefs
  • 28
  • 206 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Marquez Valdes-Scantling was added to the Chiefs less than a day after trading away Tyreek Hill. MVS gives Kansas City a solid home run threat as he’s ranked inside the top five in yards per reception over the last two seasons, including a phenomenal 20.9 ypr in 2020. It’s a nice pairing with the strong-armed Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs also provided MVS with a solid 3-year deal worth up to $36 million.

2022 Fantasy Downside
MVS will need to see a lot more work in Kansas City if he’s going to be a reliable fantasy option. In his four-year career at Green Bay, MVS had just eight games with eight targets or more. And MVS wasn’t very efficient with those targets, with a career catch percentage of 49.8%. His 47.3% catch percentage last season ranked 211th out of 212 eligible receivers.

2022 Bottom Line
Unless the Chiefs have different plans for MVS, this WR is essentially a one trick pony. He can help replace some of what this offense is lacking after the departure of Hill, but not all of it. Still, he’s in a good situation at Kansas City and we have him projected to hit career highs in receptions and receiving yards. MVS will likely be a sub 1,000-yard receiver, but he still carries enough value to warrant a selection in the later rounds. He should be a viable WR4 option heading into 2022.

by Joe Redemann

GB WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Minnesota Vikings
In a divisional matchup with the Minnesota Vikings – who allow the second-most schedule-adjusted fantasy points (aFPA) to wide receivers – Green Bay Packers deep threat receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling should have decent upside this week. Despite returning from the COVID list this week, MVS still has plenty of potential, considering he posted 123 yards and a score on 10 targets the last time he faced the Vikings. Our models project Valdes-Scantling as a low-end WR3/upside WR4, but Green Bay could take his return slowly if he was exposed to illness prior to the last game.

by Joe Redemann

GB WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Baltimore Ravens
Though Marquez Valdes-Scantling has at points been an absolute fantasy unit this season, the Green Bay Packers' deep threat projects to be a lower-end WR4/5 in Week 15. This offense runs through Davante Adams in the air, but the secondary receiving roles shift to fit the situations at hand. A few weeks ago, MVS saw 19 targets across two games. Last week, he was limited to just five targets and saw his red-zone work go to Allen Lazard. Unless you're in a deeper format or just desperate, MVS is probably a bench option despite the Baltimore Ravens allowing the ninth-most schedule-adjusted fantasy points (aFPA) to opposing wide receivers.

by Joe Redemann

GB WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Chicago Bears

Marquez Valdes-Scantling has tended to play a low-volume, high depth-of-target role as a field-stretching wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. In 2021, however, he holds a meaningful 16.6% team target share when healthy that ranks second on the team. Over their last two games, MVS has compiled a whopping 19 targets, turning them into eight catches for 173 yards and a score.

In Week 14, it's not likely Valdes-Scantling will exactly repeat his recent performances, but our models project him as a top-30 wide receiver option. He faces a Chicago Bears defense allowing a middle-of-the-road 16th-most schedule-adjusted fantasy points (aFPA) to wide receivers.

by Joe Redemann

GB WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams of 2021 are not the Rams of old, with an insanely productive pass-rush and stifling secondary. No, this year they are playing more with a "bend-don't-break" mentality, which is good for fantasy options in opposing passing games. The Rams' defense ranks 10th-highest by schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to wide receivers, which is why Green Bay Packers deep threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a feasible fantasy option in Week 12.

MVS has the second-highest target share on the Packers at 15.7%, in spite of seeing just four combined targets in his first two games back from IR (Weeks 9 and 10). Week 11 sent 10 targets his way, the highest volume of looks since Week 1's eight-target outburst. In a game that appears likely to shoot out in Week 12, there's a decent chance for MVS to outplay his WR3/4 projection in our models.

by Joe Redemann

GB WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Minnesota Vikings

With fewer running back mouths to feed this week, some additional volume in the passing game may trickle down to wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. MVS is primarily a better NFL player than a fantasy one, but our models still project him as a near-top-50 option at wide receiver.

by Joe Redemann

GB WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Arizona Cardinals

There's a chance for Marques Valdes-Scantling to come off injured reserve (hamstring) this week and step into a major target share right away, but the Packers have been cautious with injuries in the past. We currently don't expect him to suit up on a short week of practice in Week 8.

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