4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Another player who had a big game in Week 1 was Geronimo Allison. Allison had five catches for 69 yards and the first touchdown of the game for the Packers.
Allison is currently on injured reserve and will not be playing in this or any game for the rest of the year.
Davante Adams will be the first person the Bears focus on. I’m pretty sure the Bears know what Cobb does to the Bears, so he will be the secondary focus. That leaves someone to pick up the slack that Allison left behind.
MVS has been quiet since the New England game. He has seen his targets decrease and production drop. Whether that is by design or MVS hitting that “rookie wall”, he hasn’t had the same impact he was making a few weeks ago. This is the week he must rejoin the spotlight.
With the Bears pass rush likely affecting the Packers’ game plan, there may not be many drawn up deep routes, but MVS has the speed to take a shallow route and turn it into something bigger.
Slants and quick hitches will be the preferred route combos on the day. If MVS can catch one and break a tackle, there is a good chance there will be a lot of grass in between him and the next defender. He can then use his speed to outrun anyone in the Bears secondary for a huge gain.