Marquez Valdes-Scantling Fantasy Outlook Improves With Touchdown on Packers' First Drive in Week 3
Marquez Valdes-Scantling is unlikely to emerge as a top fantasy football wide receiver while sitting behind Davante Adams on the Green Bay Packers' depth chart at WR, but an Aaron Rodgers-led offense has the potential to support more than one fantasy-viable receiver.
MVS headed into Week 3 second on the team (behind Adams) in targets with 11, while no other Packers' WR had more than four. Valdes-Scantling helped solidify his role in the very first drive against the Denver Broncos, scoring the first touchdown of the game and his first TD of the season.
Valdes-Scantling scored no more than 9.2 PPR fantasy points in either of his first two games of the season, but that catch alone gave him 11 points and he led the team in targets through the first quarter.
He has a proven track record of big-play potential, too. As a rookie in 2018, he caught an underwhelming 38 of his 73 targets, but gained an impressive 15.3 yards per catch and scored twice.
Don't expect Valdes-Scantling to overtake Adams and work his way into the WR1 or WR2 range in Green Bay. He continues to rack up solid volume though, and now that he's starting to convert those looks into fantasy production, he's still well worth considering in a FLEX or WR3 role on a weekly basis.
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