Smith-Schuster will make his return for this game after missing last week with a concussion. He had a lot of momentum before getting injured and shouldn’t have any trouble getting right back in the mix. He’s a must-start.
Valdes-Scantling continued his boom-or-bust production last week, falling into the bust category with just one catch. Even with Mecole Hardman and Kadarius Toney out, Valdes-Scantling doesn’t have a consistent enough track record to be in any lineups.
It’s definitely worth noting that Justin Watson led all Chiefs’ receivers in snaps and routes run last week, but he still hasn’t produced enough to be considered for any lineups. His snap count will reduce with Smith-Schuster back, but Watson is always an injury away from having a big role in the Chiefs’ offense.
Lastly, there’s Skyy Moore, who finally got some real work in with the Chiefs’ offense last week, catching five passes for 63 yards. Mahomes showed some trust in the rookie by looking his way for a couple of key third-down conversions. Just like with Watson, Moore isn’t ready for any lineups yet, but keep an eye on him.