Chiefs Stock Watch, Week 8: George Karlaftis provides bright light during a dark week

The defense provided the opportunities, but the offense could not get out of their own way.

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Stock Down: Marques Valdez-Scanting

I don't know what MVS is still doing out here. His final stat line was 2 catches for 27 yards and a lost fumble in Broncos territory. There was also a play where Mahomes was trying to hit MVS on the sideline, and MVS drifted away from the ball, allowing it to be knocked away instead of breaking toward it. This is something that you may understand if he was a rookie or second-year guy, but MVS is in his sixth year, so there should be no excuses.

It feels like every snap that Valdes-Scantling is involved in feels like a waste. He has broken the 3-catch and 50-yard barrier only once this year, which is now the MO for what the Chiefs will be getting from him. Sure, MVS will give a good game occasionally, but he will provide you with games like this more often than you will get games like last week.

As the most expensive wide receiver on the team, Valdes-Scantling is the poster child for why the Chiefs need to make a move at the deadline for a wide receiver if they want to realize their goal of defending their Super Bowl Title. There does not appear to be a depth answer on the roster so that boost will have to come from somewhere else.