Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Kansas City Chiefs
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The Chiefs' plan to replace Tyreek Hill -- so much as that's a thing -- seemingly hinges on a committee rather than any expectation of a true No. 1 receiver. They shopped middle of the market in free agency, landing JuJu Smith-Schuster and Valdes-Scantling, before using a second-round pick on Skyy Moore. Combining those three with Mecole Hardman, the Chiefs have a diverse receiving corps, with JuJu the slot/possession target, Hardman the YAC/screen/rushing guy and Valdes-Scantling the deep threat. Moore could eventually offer elements of each skill set, just as Hill did, but that's a lot to ask of a rookie right out of the gate. Valdes-Scantling, on the other hand, has plenty of experience, with 39 starts in 59 games across four seasons with the Packers. He never did better than 690 yards or six TDs in a season (2020) and still hasn't shown much sign of effectively using his 4.37 speed in the short passing game, but MVS did average at least 15.3 yards per catch each year in Green Bay. He now joins Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on a three-year, $30 million contract, though the team can get out of it after one season and $9 million. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#186.52
ADP
$Signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2022.
Inks three-year deal
WRKansas City Chiefs
March 24, 2022
The Chiefs have signed Valdes-Scantling to a three-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Per the report, the speedster's three-year pact is worth up to $36 million. Following the trade of Tyreek Hill, it was clear that the Chiefs needed to fortify their wideout corps, and adding Valdes-Scantling to the mix is a step in the right direction. The 27-year-old, who caught 26 of his 55 targets for 430 yards and three TDs in 11 games with Green Bay last season, will bring a field-stretching element to a Kansas City wide receiver depth chart that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman, with further depth likely to arrive via free agency and/or the 2022 NFL Draft.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Marquez Valdes-Scantling's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
85.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.20
 
% Team Air Yards
22.3%
 
% Team Targets
9.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
17.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
47.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.2
 
% Targeted On Route
19.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.50
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2018
2021 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2020 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2019 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2018 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

99170%
77755%
69249%
68548%
21215%
816%
50%
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Marquez Valdes-Scantling lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
2021 Marquez Valdes-Scantling Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Marquez Valdes-Scantling's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
206 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.37 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Marquez Valdes-Scantling
NFL Draft: Day 3 Fantasy Fallout
20 days ago
Isaiah Spiller may not be thrilled with waiting until the fourth round, but he's still one of the rookie running backs with a chance to have a fantasy impact early on.
NFL Draft: Day 2 Fantasy Fallout
24 days ago
After a chaotic Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft, Joe Bartel breaks down the prospects of every skill player drafted in Rounds 2 and 3, including new Packers wideout Christian Watson.
NFL Draft: 12 Draft Props
28 days ago
Malik Willis might not be Detroit's pick at second overall, but the Lions could and would be smart to target him later in the first round even if so.
ADP Analysis: Fallout From a Wild March
45 days ago
Things couldn't have gone better for Leonard Fournette, while 2021 breakout star Hunter Renfrow takes a hit.
Payne's Perspective: Another Crazy Week In The NFL
51 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the latest moves in the NFL, including the news that Taysom Hill's QB days could be over.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
2018
Valdes-Scantling, known more for drops than performance, turned the corner a bit in 2020, with massive per-play averages of 20.9 YPC (1st among 60-target wideouts) and 11.0 YPT (4th). He also tied for the league lead with six catches of 40-plus yards on only 63 targets. Of course, he still dropped seven of those 63 targets, for a higher drop rate than even Diontae Johnson. At 6-4, 206, and with 4.37 40 speed, MVS is built for downfield routes. His slight build, shaky hands and average route-running skills probably preclude him from seeing much more than that, as does the presence of target magnet Davante Adams. Furthermore, the Packers bring back Allen Lazard and added Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers, so there's no assurance of Valdes-Scantling keeping his top-three role.
Early last season, it appeared Valdes-Scantling was making the second-year leap, earning a starting spot and tallying 416 yards and two scores over the first seven weeks. After that, though, his snap count and production fell off a cliff, and he totaled just 36 receiving yards the rest of the way. Valdes-Scantling's combination of size and speed makes him an intriguing prospect, but he won't help fantasy players if he's not on the field. Every wide receiver spot on the depth chart behind Davante Adams is up for grabs, so Valdes-Scantling still could find himself in a prominent role. However, given where he finished in 2019, Valdes-Scantling is going to have to surpass several players to even have a shot at fantasy relevance.
A fifth-round pick in 2018, Valdes-Scantling had a decent rookie season with 15.3 YPC, 8.0 YPT and four catches of 40-plus yards on 73 targets. Inconsistent usage, a low catch rate and an occasional lack of focus (four drops) prevented it from being better, but he did enough to be in the mix for a bigger role. Davante Adams is the constant in the team's receiving corps and should again see a large share of the targets, but beyond him, nothing is set. Geronimo Allison returns from a groin injury, and fellow 2018 draftee Equanimeous St. Brown (36 targets) will also vie for looks, but at 6-4, 206, and with 4.37 40 speed, Valdes-Scantling is probably the Packers' best option for stretching the field. Moreover, with Aaron Rodgers finally free of Mike McCarthy and his outdated scheme, there should be more production to go around under new coach Matt LaFleur.
Valdes-Scantling was the second of three receivers selected by the Packers in April's draft. He and a host of other receivers are competing for several reserve spots on the Week 1 roster, and he is going to have to stand out in preseason action to make the cut. If he does not, Valdes-Scantling would be an option for Green Bay's practice squad.
More Fantasy News
Inactive versus 49ers
WRGreen Bay Packers
Back
January 22, 2022
Valdes-Scantling (back) is listed as inactive for Saturday's wild-card game against the 49ers, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Likely out for divisional round
WRGreen Bay Packers
Back
January 20, 2022
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday that Valdes-Scantling (back) will be listed as doubtful for Saturday's divisional-round game versus the 49ers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
No activity Wednesday
WRGreen Bay Packers
Back
January 19, 2022
Valdes-Scantling (back) was held out of practice Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Limited in return to practice
WRGreen Bay Packers
Back
January 18, 2022
Valdes-Scantling (back) was limited at Tuesday's practice.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Practicing Tuesday
WRGreen Bay Packers
Back
January 18, 2022
Valdes-Scantling (back) took part in practice Tuesday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.