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Let's look at which Chiefs players are moving up and down after a close win over the Minnesota Vikings.
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Stock Down: Skyy Moore

Skyy Moore's inconsistent play has been nothing short of maddening for Chiefs Kingdom. After putting up his second goose egg of the year in the receptions department last week, Moore only had 2 catches for 11 yards against a Vikings secondary ranked in the bottom third of the league in most pass-defense statistics. Moore caught a pass on the first drive to get him involved in the game but was nowhere to be found for the rest.

Despite having every opportunity to take hold of a top spot in the Kansas City wide receiver hierarchy, Moore has been a ghost. In 3 out of his 5 games this year, Moore has caught 2 passes or less and has broken the 50-yard barrier only once.

It is not like Moore is just sitting on the bench. He is still running routes, but he is not getting open, and Mahomes and the coaching staff are losing faith in their second-year wideout. If Moore's paltry production keeps up, he will cede even more playing time to other guys who have been stepping up in his absence.

Stock Down: Clyde Edwards-Helaire

I do not, for the life of me, know why Clyde Edwards-Helaire continues to get snaps in the offense. I have seen much better running backs than him get thrown in the Andy Reid doghouse for lack of production, so it boggles the mind whenever I see him run into the offensive line for a one-yard gain or get caught from behind on a sweep. Edwards-Helaire ended the day with 3 carries for 4 yards and zero receptions. Luckily, the coaching staff saw the writing on the wall and did not give him a touch the rest of the game, but even 3 touches are too many.

Deneric Prince and La'Mical Perine easily have more juice, but because CEH is a first-rounder, he remains dead weight on the 53-man roster. CEH has seen his snap count drop steadily throughout the early part of this season, and it might be time to cut bait altogether and find someone else to take over his snaps. Prince and Perine are sitting patiently on the Chiefs' practice squad, and either can provide more of a spark than we are getting. If CEH's play, or lack thereof, continues, look for one of these two practice squad backs to take his spot and provide a much-needed jolt.