Valdes-Scantling finished with 26 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns over 16 regular-season games in 2019. Valdes-Scantling started the season as the inherent No. 2 wide receiver behind Davante Adams, and the team expected big things out of the second-year pro after showing flashes of a deep threat in his rookie campaign. The 25-year-old was still good for a few deep balls, recording 17.4 yards per catch, but he slowly saw his playing time drop as the season went on. He posted just four catches for 32 yards over the final eight regular-season games, and he logged just six offensive snaps between two playoff contests. He ceded duties to Allen Lazard, Geronimo Allison and Jake Kumerow -- all undrafted free agents. Valdes-Scantling -- a 2018 fifth-round pick -- has two years remaining on his rookie contract, but he'll struggle to carve out a role in 2020. The Packers will likely have Equanimeous St. Brown (ankle) back in the fold, and they'll surely re-sign Lazard while Allison and Kumerow could be options as well. That's not to mention the likelihood they pick a receiver or two in the draft. MVS has the raw talent to retain a roster spot with a 4.37-second 40, but he'll need to show improvement this offseason.
Valdes-Scantling was targeted once and had one reception for eight yards in Sunday's divisional round win over the Seahawks. Valdes-Scantling appeared to sit fourth on the depth chart at the wide receiver position heading into the playoffs, but he operated as the fifth receiver Sunday and took the field for just five offensive plays.
Valdes-Scantling was targeted seven times and caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions. Valdes-Scantling did not do much in the box score in the season finale, but he did rack up his most receiving yards in a game since Week 7 and was targeted as many times as he was in the previous four games combined. His showing in the regular-season finale slots him into the No. 4 WR spot heading into the postseason.
Valdes-Scantling caught his only target for six yards in Monday's victory over the Vikings. Valdes-Scantling caught his first pass since Week 12, but it went for minimal yardage and he was still on the field for just 11 offensive snaps. As has been the case, he remains only a depth option for the Packers at this time.
Valdes-Scantling was targeted once but did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over the Bears. Valdes-Scantling played a season-low 10 snaps Week 14 but logged even fewer Week 15, taking the field just five more times after failing to haul in a long pass on the Packers' first offensive play that likely would have resulted in a touchdown. Valdes-Scantling has only two receptions for 11 yards since Week 7, and with him barely seeing the field the last two weeks, there's little reason to expect much of anything from him in the Packers' Week 16 matchup with the Vikings.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/28||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|6||10/18||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|9||11/06||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|3 Year Avg||64||32||516||2||18||16.12||64|