Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 11 vs. Colts

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Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
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2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

For two straight weeks, Marquez Valdes-Scantling put together solid games for the Packers offense, showing signs of breaking through the inconsistency and looking like the prospect the team expected.

Now he’ll have to do it again. Davante Adams is good to go but might not be 100 percent after injuring his ankle last week against the Jaguars. The offense might need another playmaker to step up against the top-ranked Colts defense.

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MVS will need to be more than the one-trick pony who catches deep passes. He will need to be a chain-mover and fearless over the middle.

The question is never about his talent, the questions come more with his focus as he tends to drop easy passes he should catch in his sleep.

This could be the week Allen Lazard returns from his core injury, but if he does return, there’s no telling how the team uses him or how much he can handle. That leaves Valdes-Scantling as the main man on the outside next to Adams.

Putting together a good game against a top-flight defense can show us all that he is no longer a tease but a bonafide threat on offense.