The Kansas City Chiefs have released WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling after winning back to back Superbowls with the team
The Kansas City Chiefs have released WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling after winning back to back Superbowls with the team. This is not a surprising move for the Chiefs who will be saving 12 million dollars in cap money with his release. This move by the Chiefs is a clear indicator that they are making an aggressive push at re-signing two of their integral parts of their dominant defense in Chris Jones and L’Jarius Sneed.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling played 33 regular season games with the Chiefs in the 2 seasons with the club, tallying 63 receptions for 1002 yards and 3 touchdowns. MVS has struggled with drops most of his time in the NFL. With all this said, MVS could still garner some interest in the open market as a complimentary player, due his steady performance in this year’s playoffs, however, with this move his fantasy value just took a big hit.
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Marquez Valdes-Scantling is eager to show his heroics versus the Baltimore Ravens last week were no fluke.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (MVS) had 3.5 fantasy points per game with only 1 touchdown to show for his 2023 regular season effort. This was his lowest output on both fronts in his 6 year career. MVS has valuable experience playing with 2 MVP and Hall of Fame caliber quarterbacks.
MVS has been a boom-bust player all his career. The home run ball is always lurking from his 70.7% route participation on low target volume. His 2023 average target distance was number 2 in the league at 17.7 yards. There are a handful of plays in a game be it from play-action passing or trying to catch a defense off guard where Valdes-Scantling is called upon, with football fans vivid memories for late game targets.
The low point of the season for MVS came when he dropped what looked to be a game-winning touchdown from Patrick Mahomes in a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Patrick Mahomes plays the long game and made mention after the Eagles game that he should have thrown a better pass to MVS. This is the sort of thing that makes players want to play for their teammates.
Being loyal to his teammate, Patrick Mahomes went to MVS in a pivotal 3rd and 9 versus the Baltimore Ravens to ice the AFC Championship game for a 32 yard reception, punching the Chiefs ticket to Super Bowl LVIII. With Patrick Mahomes showing unwavering faith in his wideout, expect every MVS target to come with dramatic flare to match the intensity of the Super Bowl.