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Marquez Valdes-Scantling is OUT for Week 4 vs. Steelers, placed on short-term IR

We break down the news that Marquez Valdes-Scantling is out Sunday with a hamstring injury and is headed to IR.

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Friday evening update: It looks like MVS will be out for at least three weeks. The Packers have placed him on short-term injured reserve late Friday evening.

Friday update: Valdes-Scantling is out for Week 4, per Stacey Dales. We should see a bit more work for Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Robert Tonyan, as Davante Adams gets all the work humanly possible to give.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling missed practice on Friday with a hamstring injury, putting serious question marks surrounding his status for the team’s Week 4 home matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.

The veteran receiver previously missed both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice as well, leaving his status for Sunday in doubt. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur indicated a few days ago that they’d use the week to determine if he’d be ready to go against the Steelers.

MVS played his part in the team’s 30-28 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday night. He ended up catching three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Fantasy football implications

Marquez Valdes-Scantling was already a fringe flex option when healthy but with a nagging hamstring injury that might sideline him for Sunday, he’s an obvious scratch from the lineup for any fantasy manager who has him on their roster.