Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling

  • WR
  • , Buffalo Bills
  • 30
  • 206 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Marquez Valdes-Scantling saw seven targets last week, which was just one behind the team lead. He put up a season-high of 48 receiving yards on four receptions. MVS is averaging 35 yards per game with no touchdowns, giving him little overall appeal in fantasy. Add on a tough Week 4 matchup against the Bucs, and there isn't much to like about MVS this week. He's not much more than a desperation WR5.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Indianapolis Colts

Marquez Valdes-Scantling tied Travis Kelce for the most targets on the team last week (7), but he wasn't very productive, finishing 2-13. MVS has now finished below 50 receiving yards in each of the first two games, and that's likely what his production will be most weeks moving forward. He's always a threat for a big play, but he's a boom-or-bust player who will have more busts than boom. He gets an OK matchup vs. the Colts this week where he should be viewed as a low-end WR4 play.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Patrick Mahomes put up 360 yards and five touchdowns in Week 1, but Marquez Valdes-Scantling only finished 4-44 on four targets. He also had a carry that went backwards for three yards. With the way the Chiefs are spreading the ball around, some players are bound to have some not-so-great performances. This week MVS didn't catch a touchdown, but he easily could in any given week. MVS gets a decent matchup in Week 2 against the Chargers in what should be a high-scoring game between two powerful offenses. MVS should be viewed as a WR4 for Week 2.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Arizona Cardinals

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is projected to be the No. 2 receiving threat in this high-powered Chiefs offense. While he won't fully take over Tyreek Hill's role, MVS does offer a nice deep threat option for Patrick Mahomes. On 123 career receptions, MVS has averaged 17.5 yards per catch, which ranks 1st among receivers with 100+ receptions since MVS joined the league in 2018. That's pretty much a fancy way of saying MVS is a boom-or-bust type of player. He may catch a long TD, or he may just have a couple receptions. He does draw a favorable matchup in Week 1 against a Cardinals defense that gave up the 5th-most average fantasy points to WRs last year. MVS should be viewed as a WR4 for Week 1.

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.

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