Where to draft him
Despite the encouraging offseason reports, MVS continues to slip under the radar in fantasy football. However, that’s changing. According to Fantasy Football Calculator, his average draft position has been steadily rising throughout the summer, and his current ADP is in the ninth round for 12-team, PPR leagues. He’s the WR42.
MVS is worth taking in the ninth. Around that part of the draft, the top wide receivers available could be Corey Davis, Marvin Jones or rookies N’Keal Harry and D.K. Metcalf. Even Allison is currently being selected ahead of MVS as many still expect Allison to be the number two receiver for the Packers.
But if Valdes-Scantling wins the job at training camp and is available somewhere between the seventh and ninth rounds, it’d be a high-upside pick worth the gamble. You know what to expect with a player like Marvin Jones, but with Valdes-Scantling, he could be an excellent late-round pick.
Of course, it won’t necessarily work out that way.
But a good draft strategy is to target high-upside players in the late rounds of the draft. If one or two turn out to be home-run picks, it could turn a good fantasy roster into a championship winner.
With Valdes-Scantling, you’d be selecting a talented player with an elite quarterback and a potentially great offense. And if MVS is a starter, the opportunity will be there for a big season.