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Seahawks vs. Chiefs preseason: Stock up, stock down

After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Seattle Seahawks in their second preseason game, here's who is trending up and down for the Chiefs.

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Stock up

QB Chase Daniel: His second straight solid performance. Actually, third straight if you include his Week 17 performance against San Diego. Chase seems to do really well in the preseason, and it's not just this year. Four of his last five preseason games have ended with a QB rating over 100. He came through in his last two starts as well. Chase will be valuable to the Chiefs backing up Alex Smith this year.

TE James O'Shaughnessy: He only had two catches but one of those went for a touchdown. Shag was out there as the second tight end when Travis Kelce was in there. By my count, the Chiefs have had two or more tight ends on the field for 33 plays in the last two games. If Shag can be competent as the second tight end, it will help this Chiefs offense.

WR / PR Frankie Hammond: With De'Anthony Thomas out, Hammond took over the Chiefs punt return duties. That's notable because I think Hammond and Fred Williams are in contention for the final receiver spot. Having the ability to return punts in addition to play receiver could be the edge he needs to beat out Williams. Leading all receivers with three catches and 36 yards doesn't hurt either.

DE Mike Catapano: He had the most defensive snaps on the team. The Chiefs wanted to see more of him after he didn't play last week nor all of 2014 and there were a few plays they had to have liked what they saw. Catapano came in on subpackages and showed off his ability to penetrate. I think he can contribute this year.

Stock down

RT Paul Fanaika / RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: I don't want to dwell on this too much because Fanaika is not going to be the starting tackle on this team barring multiple injuries but things were rough out there on Friday for both he and LDT. I don't want to think too much about this because the Chiefs were down their top two tackles and that will obviously affect the line.

WR Chris Conley: Not a "bad" game. I just wanted to see more. He had the most snaps out of any receiver on the team but didn't record a catch. He didn't even receive a target actually. There's obviously two players involved here and one of them needs to throw the ball but that's gotta be frustrating to not even see a target. Conley missed a couple weeks of camp so he's already behind. I hope he's able to find some sort of role before the season gets rolling (there is plenty of time). He is also the one who brought that punt out of the end zone with all those defenders around. I didn't talk to Conley after the game but I am sure Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub told him to take it out no matter what.

Stock ???

DL David Irving and Vaughn Martin: You will find both of these defensive linemen on various Chiefs 53-man roster projections out there. However, neither player had a snap on defense in the Seahawks game. Why not?

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