WR - GB - IR
Week 7 Outlook
The Green Bay Packers are expected to place wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) on the short-term injured reserve.
The Packers want to give Valdes-Scantling time to recover from a hamstring injury and are expected to place him on the short-term-injured reserve. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the thought is a speed option downfield could re-aggravate the injury. He will be eligible to return in Week 7 against the Washington Football Team. The 26-year-old hauled in 6-of-16 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown over three games in 2021. Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Amari Rodgers will see an uptick in snaps while MVS is sidelined.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling not practicing Thursday, per Matt LaFleur.
Fantasy managers should prepare to be without Valdes-Scantling this week, and possibly more. He was already a risky flex play, reliant on big shots down field and touchdowns more so than volume. We will continue to monitor.
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught three of four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-28 comeback win against the San Francisco 49ers.
Valdes-Scantling finally managed to connect with Aaron Rodgers on a few targets during Sunday's win, including a clutch fourth-quarter touchdown to give the Packers a 10 point lead. However, Valdes-Scantling appears to be a wide receiver reliant on touchdowns or hitting a big chunk play or two, making him a fringe WR3/WR4 and a Flex play if necessary moving forward.
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling could not haul in any of his four targets during Monday's 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions.
Valdes-Scantling had numerous opportunities to return value in fantasy lineups against Detroit on Monday. Unfortunately, Aaron Rodgers overthrew the fourth-year wide receiver on several attempts downfield, preventing a huge chunk play or even a touchdown. Continue rostering Valdes-Scantling moving forward, as he has 12 targets through two games and is the clear second option within the Packers' offense.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught three of eight passes for 17 yards during Sunday's 38-3 blowout loss against the New Orleans Saints.
Valdes-Scantling drew praise from beat reporters and even Aaron Rodgers throughout training camp and preseason, which translated into a team-high eight targets on Sunday. This is an encouraging sign for Valdes-Scantling's involvement moving forward, as he is presented with a very favorable matchup against the Detroit Lions secondary in Week 2. As a result, MVS is a particularly intriguing play in DFS contests in Week 2, especially if he leads the Packers in targets again. He remains a low-end Flex play in PPR leagues.