Posted: 7/25/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 'really jumped out' since spring practices, according to QB Aaron Rodgers.
'There's a big difference between a guy who can time fast and play fast. And playing fast is where the confidence comes,' Rodgers told James Jones of NFL Network.
Huddle Up: Praise for the receiving corps has been flowing out of Green Bay camp most of the spring and summer, although it is always a bit more notable when it's coming from the quarterback. Valdes-Scantling seemed to get ignored by Rodgers late in the season after making an impact following the season-ending injury to Geronimo Allison, so it's definitely a good sign the second-year wideout is making strides in Rodgers' eyes. There is potential WR3 upside with Valdes-Scantling in 2019.
Posted: 7/15/2019 2:07 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling said he has been working out with retired WR Randy Moss four days a week to prepare of the upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Valdes-Scantling is in the mix to to be the No. 2 receiver in Green Bay, and if he ends up starting across from Davante Adams, he will immediately become a WR4 with upside.
Posted: 6/14/2019 1:06 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been lining up across from WR Davante Adams in all packages during minicamp.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Valdes-Scantling has the inside track to the No. 2 receiver job. It remains to be seen if he will take the role and run with it, but the upside that comes with being one of Aaron Rodgers' top targets makes him a WR4 candidate.
Posted: 6/13/2019 1:06 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling feels confident he'll flourish in the team's new offense. 'It's built for my kind of player. I'm a vertical guy, I can stretch the field,' Valdes-Scantling said.
Huddle Up: Davante Adams is the go-to receiver, but there is plenty of opportunity for Valdes-Scantling to shine with Randall Cobb having moved on. His biggest challenger for targets will be Geronimo Allison, Equanimeous St. Brown and Trevor Davis. Whomever starts opposite Adams will be worth of WR4 or flex fantasy status.
Posted: 12/24/2018 1:12 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught five of his nine targets for 75 yards in a 44-38 win over the New York Jets in Week 16.
Huddle Up: After failing to reach 20 yards in each of the last five games, Valdes-Scantling showed some signs of life. Of course, Green Bay had to throw the ball a ton as the Packers rallied from a big deficit, so you won't want to bank of a repeat performance from him in the finale.
Posted: 12/16/2018 10:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling finished with one catch for 12 yards on two targets in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown could see more targets in Week 16 if Randall Cobb (concussion) is forced to miss time. The Packers travel to meet the Jets.
Posted: 12/09/2018 11:12 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling posted just two grabs for 19 yards on two targets in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Valdes-Scantling was playing third fiddle to Davante Adams and Randall Cobb in this one, and as long as that pair is healthy MVS has limited fantasy appeal. The Packers travel to meet the Bears in Week 15.
Posted: 12/03/2018 1:12 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling posted two catches for 19 yards on seven targets in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Aaron Rodgers was trying to get it into MVS, but the two just weren't able to get onto the same page. Valdes-Scantling should be treated as a WR4 or flex option heading into Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Posted: 11/16/2018 4:11 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught one pass for eight yards during the team's Week 11 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: After averaging more than 70 yards receiving over his previous five games, MVS was a no-show on Thursday night. To be fair, Aaron Rodgers rarely looked his way, and one of Valdes-Scantling's three targets was a terrible short-hopped pass on a three-yard out that proved to be Green Bay's final offensive play of the game. While his future still appears bright, MVS could be in for another tough week when the Packers play in Minnesota on Sunday, Nov. 25.
Posted: 11/12/2018 5:11 am UTC
Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught six passes (on seven targets) for 44 yards during the team's win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: MVS matched Davante Adams for the team lead in targets, and his six grabs paced the club. The rookie did all his work near the line of scrimmage this week, though, resulting in just 7.3 yards per catch (well below his season average of 21.1). Despite a relatively quiet afternoon, MVS is playable as a WR3 this Thursday in Seattle.