Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 4 vs. Falcons

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

If Adams is unavailable to go, the Packers would will be down their top two wide receivers. Even if Adams can go, someone is going to have to take advantage of all the attention that will be paid to him.

That person has to be Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Equanimeous St. Brown is on injured reserve and is out at least till after the bye. Lazard’s status I’ve already mentioned. After that, the Packers have Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor. That’s not a lot of experience at a premium position.

The decision to ignore receivers in the draft and surprising cut of Jake Kumerow could come back to haunt the team. MVS stepping up in a big way could make that argument moot.

So far, this season has played out like the previous two; MVS is too reliant on the big play and was nowhere to be found Sunday night. After a big game in Week 1 (four catches for 96 yards and one TD), he was a little quieter against the Lions (three catches for 64 yards) and almost nonexistent this past Sunday (one catch for five yards).

So by recent trends and the fact the teams needs him, MVS should be primed for a big game.

If Adams can’t go, the team will need him even more. Now is the time for MVS to show everyone why the coaches and his quarterback were bragging about him this offseason.