5. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Time is running out for Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Thought to be a player to who would break through this season, MVS has fallen right back into the same old, same old with his play.
The story with him goes, make a big play and have a good game, then disappear for weeks at a time. That hasn’t changed with him this season, even when he was the de facto number one when the team was short Davante Adams and Allen Lazard.
With the trade deadline looming and receivers potentially available, could this be one of the last games we see MVS involved heavily in the rotation? Also, Lazard’s return my not be that far off into the future.
If Valdes-Scantling doesn’t start making the most of his opportunities, we could see him head back to the end of the line.
The good news for him? The Texans don’t really have the speed in the secondary to keep up with him. If the line can give Rodgers some time, the Packers will have opportunities to send MVS deep and get behind the secondary.
This game has the feel of another 100-plus yards and a touchdown for him.
The Packers need to rebound and come away with a win. The Texans are beaten down but not out. They could easily put together a game plan and performance capable of beating the Packers.
After sitting alone first place for the first six weeks, the Packers are now behind the Bears in the NFC North and need to get back to their winning ways.
The first step in that equation is to go down to Texas and come home with a win.