WR Kenny Stills - Houston Texans
|6-1, 194||Born: 4-22-1992||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2013|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 9): Stills hasn't been able to take advantage of extra opportunity when Will Fuller has been out this year. He's only a desperation play down the stretch regardless of Fuller's status.
Week 15: at Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson attempted a season-high 50 passes while completing below 60 percent of those attempts for just the second time this year in last week's blowout loss to the Broncos. It was a near-complete reversal of fortunes for this Texans passing offense that looked impeccable in their win over the Patriots in Week 13. The injury to Will Fuller certainly leaves a void in this offense as it allowed almost all of the attention to be placed on DeAndre Hopkins, who actually still performed well last week with seven receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins has had some quiet weeks this season, but he has now amassed at least 80 yards in three of his last four games with three touchdowns over that span. Kenny Stills has done nothing when given more opportunities from Will Fuller being absent this season, so it is tough to rely upon him moving forward. Fuller remains questionable, so his status will require monitoring coming into this week's game. Considering the injuries to the Titans secondary, they did a relatively good job in coverage against the Raiders last week. Tye Smith, in particular, has now played well in back-to-back starts in place of the injured Adoree Jackson. Jackson continues to be questionable with a foot injury, so Smith would likely roll back out as the starter if Jackson misses a third straight game. Squaring off against the likes of DeAndre Hopkins will be an entirely different challenge for Smith this week though, as Hopkins should have a clear edge against both Smith and Trumaine Brock, who was recently acquired from the Cardinals and started for Tennessee last week. While Titans safeties and linebackers have put together a solid body of work in coverage, they have been susceptible to tight ends in recent weeks, giving up the third-most fantasy points per game to the position since Week 10. However, all in all, DeAndre Hopkins and this Texans passing offense should have a relatively even matchup against the red hot Titans defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Kenny Stills's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs NE (4 / 3 / 61 / 1 rec)
With the Patriots slowing down Will Fuller, Kenny Stills was able to get one one one matchups majority of the game. He dropped a key 3rd down throw to keep the chains moving but was able to answer back with a 35-yard touchdown reception that saw him beat his defender to the back of the end zone. Stills was able to snag the pass while dragging his back foot to flip momentum to the Texans on a big play score. Stills also had a 20-yard reception to jump-start the offense coming out in the second half across the middle of the field.
2019 Week 11 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Continuing to take the snaps that Will Fuller has vacated due to his hamstring injury, Stills is getting opportunities, but due to the total down day on offense, it was an unproductive day. Stills was open on plenty of plays, but due to breaking down in protection or Watson not seeing him, it lead to missed opportunities. Still did have four receptions, but he is doing enough to get open, it is just up to Watson to find him.
2019 Week 9 vs JAX (4 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills remains the starter with Will Fuller out with a hamstring injury. Stills went in and out of the game with a slight groin issue, and then he had the wind knocked out of him on a 10-yard reception where he landed hard on his back after making the reception. Stills is a first down machine, and all of his receptions went for first downs. His longest catch of the day was on a nice out route that saw him catch and make a defender miss for 18-yards.
2019 Week 7 vs IND (5 / 4 / 105 / 0 rec)
It remains a productive situation for Kenny Stills when he steps on the field. He had an outstanding catch on a 9-route when he was able to stack a cornerback down the sideline and catch a 45-yard reception. Stills was also used on crossing routes early in the game. After Fuller went down, Stills took his place in the offense and was on the field for the remainder of the game.
2019 Week 3 vs LAC (6 / 4 / 89 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills is slowly being integrated into the offense and he is taking snaps away from slot wide receiver Keke Coutee. Stills is a true threat for the Texans offense and now he is rewarding the offense with big plays. Stills had two receptions for 38 and 31 yards getting the offense down field into scoring territory. Stills 31-yard reception came on a flea flicker that saw him make an outstretched catch down the left sideline. Stills was also wide open on a potential 30-plus or more gain wide open but Watson missed him throwing the football shorts. Stills is getting opportunities to make plays and is another weapon for a potentially deadly offense.
2019 Week 1 vs NO (3 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec)
There were three receptions for Kenny Stills in limited work, two jet sweeps and one post route to the middle of the field for a 37-yard touchdown strike. Stills will continue to be worked into the offense and his big play ability is evident.
Latest NewsTexans | Kenny Stills visits the end zone (Mon Dec 2, 02:41 AM) - Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills caught three of his four targets 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 versus the New England Patriots. link to story
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