Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Valdes-Scantling led the Packers in receiving in Week 17, albeit with fellow wideouts Davante Adams (knee) and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) inactive. Valdes-Scantling finished third on the Packers with 581 receiving yards and tied for third with 38 receptions in his rookie season, better numbers than are typically expected from a fifth-round draft pick. He had an up-and-down campaign, but he also showed some upside and brings a nice size/speed combination to the table. Valdes-Scantling will have a shot to play a prominent role with the Packers again in 2019, but it remains to be seen exactly where he will slot in on the depth chart; as other than Adams remaining the team's top wideout and St. Brown and Geronimo Allison likely being part of the mix, the rest of the team's receiving corps heads into the offseason in flux.
Valdes-Scantling caught five of nine targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 44-38 overtime win over the Jets. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied his season high with 442 passing yards, and he was able to get Valdes-Scantling involved in the offense following an extended cold spell. The 24-year-old wide receiver preceded this effort with five consecutive games featuring fewer than 20 receiving yards in each, so we'd still exercise caution before plugging him in when the Lions come to town in Week 17.
Valdes-Scantling caught one pass for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears. Valdes-Scantling remained a non-factor for both the Packers and fantasy players, finishing with fewer than 50 yards from scrimmage for the sixth week in a row. He had a shot at a far bigger day, but was overthrown by quarterback Aaron Rodgers after beating his defender deep early in the fourth quarter. There's a chance he could get more involved the next two weeks with the Packers eliminated from playoff contention, but that seems a bit of a long shot at this point, given his production and the fact he was on the field for just 30.9 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's contest.
Valdes-Scantling caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's victory over the Falcons. It was another quiet day on the scoresheet for Valdes-Scantling, who has totaled just 93 receiving yards over five games since topping the century mark in Week 9. Not helping his case was a notable drop in playing time, as he was on the field for just 46 percent of the Packers' plays, by far his lowest mark since Week 3. Valdes-Scantling had fantasy utility for a while earlier this season, but his value has steadily declined, and those still setting lineups in Week 15 have little reason not to look in a different direction, particularly with the Packers facing the stingy Bears defense.
Valdes-Scantling caught two passes for 19 yards and had two carries for 29 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. The rushing yardage boosted Valdes-Scantling's overall production, but he still finished with fewer than 20 receiving yards for the third straight week. Changes could be coming in the Packers' offense in the wake of the firing of head coach Mike McCarthy, but Valdes-Scantling's recent output, coupled with the return of fellow receiver Randall Cobb, makes him tough to trust in Week 14.
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