Friday evening update: It looks like MVS will be out for at least three weeks. The Packers have placed him on short-term injured reserve late Friday evening.
Packers are expected to place Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) on short-term IR, per source. The thought is a speed option downfield could re-aggravate the injury so they want to give him time.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 1, 2021
Friday update: Valdes-Scantling is out for Week 4, per Stacey Dales. We should see a bit more work for Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Robert Tonyan, as Davante Adams gets all the work humanly possible to give.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling missed practice on Friday with a hamstring injury, putting serious question marks surrounding his status for the team’s Week 4 home matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.
Same players as yesterday still missing from #Packers practice Friday: CB Kevin King (concussion), OL Elgton Jenkins (ankle) & WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring). Injury report with game statuses later this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/ch3Qnu72fJ— Mike Spofford (@mikespofford) October 1, 2021
The veteran receiver previously missed both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice as well, leaving his status for Sunday in doubt. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur indicated a few days ago that they’d use the week to determine if he’d be ready to go against the Steelers.
MVS played his part in the team’s 30-28 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday night. He ended up catching three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
Fantasy football implications
Marquez Valdes-Scantling was already a fringe flex option when healthy but with a nagging hamstring injury that might sideline him for Sunday, he’s an obvious scratch from the lineup for any fantasy manager who has him on their roster.