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Marquez Valdes-Scantling officially doubtful for Divisional round

We break down the news that Marquez Valdes-Scantling is dealing with a back injury, and what it means for the Divisional round of the 2022 NFL Playoffs.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) in action against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday PM update: Valdes-Scantling is listed as doubtful with a back injury.

Thursday update: Valdes-Scantling was once again not spotted at practice on Thursday. With a Saturday game, we will get the final injury report later today and should have a better idea of his game status.

Wednesday PM update: Valdes-Scantling officially did not practice on Wednesday.

Wednesday update: Valdes-Scantling was not spotted at practice on Wednesday. It’s unclear if there’s been a setback with his injury or if he’s just getting some rest. Thursday will give us an indicator for his status for Saturday’s matchup.

Tuesday update: Valdes-Scantling logged a limited session Tuesday per the team’s injury report, so it looks like he’s going to take a slow approach ahead of the divisional round game.

Green Bay Packers veteran wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling returned to practice on Tuesday ahead of the team’s Divisional round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, per Rob Demovsky.

Fantasy football implications

Valdes-Scantling suffered a back injury a couple of weeks ago against the Detroit Lions in the regular season finale. The veteran wide receiver picked up the injury in the first half and did not return to finish the rest of the game.

The Packers will be looking to get Valdes-Scantling back into the starting lineup, alongside Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. This season, the 27-year-old receiver had 26 receptions (55 targets) for 430 yards and three touchdowns. His best game this season came against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11, where he had four receptions (10 targets) for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Green Bay will try to get MVS going against a Niners’ secondary that held their own against the Dallas Cowboys’ trio of wide receivers last week.