WR Kenny Stills - Miami Dolphins
|6-1, 194||Born: 4-22-1992||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 5|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 16 vs KC (6 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught four passes for 54 yards on six targets against the Chiefs. Stills statistics don't look too bad, but he played very poorly in this game. He lost a fumble, committed an offensive pass interference penalty on a long gain and had a bad drop. He lost snaps to Jakeem Grant late in the game, which Grant used to his advantage, creating several big plays while outplaying Stills. We will see what week 17 holds, but don't be surprised if Stills continues to lose snaps to Grant.
2017 Week 15 vs BUF (6 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught only one pass for eight yards on six targets against the Bills on Sunday. Still's lack of production came at the expense of DeVante Parker being more involved in the game plan, as one of the two of these receivers will suffer from week to week with Jarvis Landry seeing the lion's share of targets from Jay Cutler. Stills has outplayed Parker for most of the season, but with the Dolphins now out of the playoffs, it will make sense for Adam Gase to get Parker more involved so that he can see whether they have a true #1 wide receiver on their team for the future.
2017 Week 14 vs NE (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught two of his four targets for 18 yards against the Patriots on Monday night. This was Stills lowest yardage total in his last nine games, and his two catches were his lowest reception total over the same span. The Dolphins dominated this game from the very start, so Jay Cutler was playing with the lead and did not have the same urgency to throw the ball downfield as he would normally have. Stills weekly production is almost always going to come down to whether he is able to generate or two big plays, and despite Cutler favoring Stills over Parker in the passing game, Parker is still the preferred option in two wide receiver sets as he is the superior blocker.
2017 Week 13 vs DEN (13 / 5 / 98 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills caught five of 13 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos on Sunday. The 13 targets was a season high for Stills, and he just missed out on his second 100+ yard game of the season. Stills made a fantastic catch on a broken play where was he was wide open but Jay Cutler didn't have the angle to get enough on the ball. Stills slipped as he was turning back to catch the ball, but was able to extend and get his under the ball to keep it from hitting the ground. He then bobbled it twice but converted the catch for 22 yards. Stills had four catches of 20+ yards, including his 23 yard touchdown catch where he just blew past his defender in the red zone when Jay Cutler broke the pocket. It was not all good though, as Stills was targeted on one of Jay Cutler's interceptions, and also fumbled after making a catch and run in the red zone. Stills brings a big play element to the Dolphins passing game, and has established himself as the #2 option for Jay Cutler.
2017 Week 12 vs NE (6 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught three passes for 47 yards on six targets against the Patriots. Stills was coming off a career game where he caught seven passes for 180 yards and a touchdown, and had shown great chemistry with Matt Moore. Unfortunately for Stills, he drew Malcolm Butler in coverage for much of the game and Butler dominated the matchup. Stills did generate the longest play of the game for the Dolphins, a 28 yard catch where he came ran a deep crossing route and a nice catch on the left sideline. Despite being the third option in the passing game, Stills has continued to see more targets on average, but is a volatile play from week to week.
2017 Week 11 vs TB (8 / 7 / 180 / 1 rec)
Stills had a red zone catch from Jay Cutler, but was otherwise quiet in the first half. The well-established connection between him and Matt Moore was revived in the second half. He was immediately targeted downfield, but it was broken up by a good defensive play. Stills converted multiple third and longs, including a long bomb from Moore than tied up the game with only a few minutes left. As long as Matt Moore is in, Stills will be a high ceiling WR2/WR3 for fantasy.
2017 Week 10 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught five of his eight targets for 67 yards, which led the Dolphins pass catchers in receiving yards on the night. While Stills is the #3 option in the passing game, his eight targets were more of a function of the Dolphins having to throw nearly the entire second half, as opposed to a consistent number to rely on each week. Stills is often used as a deep threat in the Miami offense, but with the Panthers secondary slacking off the Dolphins receivers to keep them from making big plays, Stills had to settle for intermediate routes 10-15 yards down the field. His two catches of 17+ yards made him the only Miami receiver to eclipse that mark on Monday night, however it should be said that both of those catches came on play-action where Stills was wide open and he was quickly tackled after making both catches.
2017 Week 8 vs BAL (10 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught five passes for 65 yards on 10 targets against the Ravens. Stills has stepped up and become the Dolphins #2 receiver while DeVante Parker has been sidelined with an injury. The 65 yards were his second highest of the season, although he did snap a two game touchdown streak in week 8. Stills route-running has improved since his days with the Saints, but he still has a ways to go, as we saw in the 4th quarter. Stills was targeted deep down the field by Matt Moore and to his credit, Moore's throw was on the money. Unfortunately Stills messed up breaking off his route at the last second, and had he continued, he would have been wide open for a touchdown. Stills has the speed to get behind defenses almost at will, and his ability to make tough catches has also improved. If he wants to take the next step though, he has to be more precise with his routes and he can't make mistakes like he made against the Ravens. DeVante Parker is on schedule to return in week 9, so Stills will most likely see his target volume drop, although Jay Cutler has been willing to take deep shots down the field which plays right into Stills strengths.
2017 Week 7 vs NYJ (9 / 6 / 85 / 2 rec)
Stills had his best game of the year, and it started with a deep target that he got his hands on, only to have it tipped around and then fall into his body for a long gain. He was a constant deep target and drew multiple penalties from an unsure Jets secondary. After Matt Moore came in, Stills beat Buster Skrine badly and got a long score when he used his body to shield Skrine from the ball in flight. He had a second score taken off of the board because of a pass interference penalty, but then got it back with a nice route in the front of the end zone to convert the game-tying score. Even with Devante Parker due back, Stills has value with Matt Moore in now that the Dolphins are throwing deep a lot more often.
2017 Week 6 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown on four targets against the Falcons. With Parker on the sideline, Stills saw his target volume increase slightly, as did the routes he ran in the middle of the field. Despite being mainly a deep threat, Stills has shown some versatility the last few weeks and his touchdown grab was a great example of his increased efficiency catching the ball. Jay Cutler managed to evade a heavy Falcons pass rush and stepped up in the pocket like he was going to tuck the ball and run. At the line of scrimmage Cutler saw Stills running his crossing route to the left side of the end zone. Cutler threw a nice ball that was a little high and away from Stills, but to his credit, Stills made a tough grab in the back of the end zone. It was his second touchdown of the season, which is tied with Jarvis Landry for the team lead.
2017 Week 5 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught one pass for 13 yards on two targets against the Titans on Sunday. While DeVante Parker was forced out of action early in the contest due to an ankle injury, Stills was not targeted more frequently due to the fact that the Miami passing game was largely ineffective. Stills continues to be a deep target for Jay Cutler, but the Miami quarterback was not given enough time to go through his progressions, and Stills was unable to create separation on his intermediate routes in time to be targeted.
2017 Week 4 vs NO (3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught three passes for 13 yards against the Saints on Sunday. He was unable to generate any big plays down the field, and even worse, he cost his team quite a bit when he didn't have the ball. Stills lost a fumble on one of his three catches, was called for offensive pass interference on a Jarvis Landry reception and was called for an illegal formation penalty on a Jay Ajayi run. Stills has the speed to beat defenders down the field, but if the Miami run game is not effective, it makes it very difficult to run play-action and give Jay Cutler the time to let his deep routes develop. Stills is always going to be a feast or famine type play, but that is assuming the offense is sustaining long drives, as Stills is not the type of player who is going to generate big plays on his own.
2017 Week 3 vs NYJ (10 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught four passes for 51 yards on nine targets against the Jets. While Stills is somewhat of a forgotten man in this offense, Jay Cutler has shown a propensity for targeting him down the field. His nine targets were still the third most behind Parker and Landry, but Stills certainly has an important role for the Dolphins. Of his 10 targets, six of them came at least 20+ yards down the field, which explains why he was so inefficient. Without Jay Ajayi rolling, the Dolphins have no way of creating play-action, which is a direct hit to Stills value. Stills had one 17 yard receptions, which was the second longest play of the game for the Dolphins.
2017 Week 2 vs LAC (5 / 2 / 37 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers on Sunday. Stills was one of only five receivers targeted on the day by Jay Cutler, but it is clear that he will have to make the most of his limited opportunities, as Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker are clearly ahead of him in the pecking order. Stills speed should give him a defined role in the Dolphins offense though, as Cutler has the arm strength to take advantage of the speedy veteran. On his touchdown catch, Stills also showed some savvy, breaking all the way across the field and giving Cutler an opening on what was a broken play.
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