WR Kenny Stills - Houston Texans
|6-1, 194||Born: 4-22-1992||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2013|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 15 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 35 / 2 rec)
There were only three receptions on the day for Stills but two went for touchdowns. Stills caught two touchdowns that singled him. Up against Titans DB Logan Ryan. Stills in both plays was able to run to voids in the defense to allow Watson to throw easy passes for him to run under.
2019 Week 16 vs TB (9 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)
Leading the Texans in receiving against the Bucs, Stills was able to at least give Deshaun Watson some looks in the passing game. Watson did miss Stills after beating his defender to the middle of the field, but the ball was left behind him and picked off. Stills did most of his work on intermediate routes on the outside with his longest reception for 21 yards.
2019 Week 18 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills played a steady part in the Texans offense, and he picked his spots to make his presence felt. Stills was working underneath the majority of the game, but then he sprung loose for a 20-yard reception off the arm of Watson. Stills ran a nice corner route to the left sideline where Watson hit him in stride to get the Texans offense moving.
2019 Week 19 vs KC (6 / 3 / 80 / 1 rec)
Stills ended up getting the Texans offense going to start the game with a 54-yard touchdown reception from Watson. On a third-down play, Stills was able to break free after the Chiefs coverage busted and left him wide open for an easy throw from Watson. Outside of his touchdown reception, Stills was kept quiet. Only catching two more passes along the way for 26 yards for the remainder of the game.
2018 Week 1 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 106 / 2 rec)
The entire offense seemed to run through Stills this week even though it was only two big plays. He had 5 total targets but surpassed 100 yards and two touchdowns. The first touchdown came when Tannehill noticed the defender jumping an inside route that left Stills breaking the outside wide open. The two receivers crossed in front of one another, giving just enough time for Stills to cut the corner and dive at the pylon for a 10-yard touchdown. The second touchdown was a beautiful bomb right down the middle of the field. Stills split the safeties and ran untouched for 75-yards and into the end zone. With Davante Parker out of commission with a broken finger, Stills stepped up to lead the team. The run game did just enough to open things up for Stills. It will be tougher for Stills to duplicate this performance due to the skewed number put up with the one big play. He serves best running routes underneath and in traffic. Look for his numbers to regress significantly next week.
2018 Week 2 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
After breaking out in week one, Stills was largely held in check this week. The Dolphins seemed content with short passes and letting the receivers run, but Stills was unable to break free. His longest reception of the day was for 13 yards and accounted for all but 4 of his total on the day. Tannehill did not look comfortable in the pocket and did not take any shots down the field to Stills. No receiver had more than 5 targets on the day and Stills had no luck creating separation underneath. Unfortunately for Stills, his skill set is too close to many of the other receivers for the Dolphins and he is going to be a huge boom or bust candidate every week. The Jets tackled very well this week and Stills had one of his bust games.
2018 Week 3 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 61 / 1 rec)
It continues to be a boom or bust type of season for Stills. After a monster game in week 1, Stills then proceeded to lay an egg in week 2. This week all of the big plays were working for the Dolphins and Stills was able to get in on the action. In week 1 he relied on breaking underneath passes for long touchdowns. This week he ran straight past his coverage for a 34-yard touchdown. Stills beat his man in a one on one situation on the outside and the safety was too late getting over to give any help. Tannehill fired a perfect strike down the field that hit Stills just over his outside shoulder, in stride, and in the back of the end zone. The ball could not have been thrown any better as Stills was the only one who could make a play. This one play accounted for a little over half of his yards and played a major factor in the overall outcome of the game. With the return of Davante Parker and the emergence of Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant in the offense, it will be interesting to see if Stills loses any playing time.
2018 Week 4 vs NE (6 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
It was a very promising start for Stills as he hauled in the first play of the game for 22 yards down the right sideline. He looked to have a step on his defender and could possibly take it to the house, but the safety managed to get over and push him out of bounds. From there it was errant passes sandwiched by short gains across the middle. Despite playing from behind, the Dolphins did not take many shots down field and Stills could not break free from his man. Stills has always been a boom or bust type of player and this game was definitely a bust for him.
2018 Week 5 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
The passing game was not effective for the Dolphins at all this week. They still managed to build a 14-point lead, but Stills did not play a big role in that. He caught 2 of his 5 targets and failed to surpass 20 yards this week. He was targeted deep down the field at the end of the game, but another poor throw by Tannehill resulted in an interception rather than garbage time yards. Stills had a catch of 13 yards and then was held to 4 yards on his only other catch. The boom or bust trend for Stills has moved towards the bust side after his breakout game in week 1. Facing an elite pass rush against Chicago next week, Stills may have some opportunity on quick passes, but Tannehill will have to play much better to make that happen.
2018 Week 6 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 35 / 0 rec)
It was a very quiet game for Stills until the 4th quarter and overtime. Even then, it almost seemed like he was not even on the field. In the 4th quarter it was Stills that caught the 2-pt conversion to tie the game and then it was his 35-yard reception that helped give them a chance at the 1 before the ball was fumbled away by Drake. Osweiler got Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola involved more than anyone else this week and that really cut into Stills number of targets. He continues to trend downward after a big game in week 1.
2018 Week 7 vs DET (3 / 1 / 5 / 1 rec)
With DaVante Parker ruled out again and Albert Wilson hurt in the first half, it would make sense that Stills would see more targets. However, that was not the case and he continues to struggle to find a role in the offense. He did pull in a 5-yard fade to the corner of the end zone for his only catch of the game. Osweiler led him so far that he could not stop and ended up running over a security guard. He gave her the ball after checking to make sure she was ok. Stills has not lived up to his production from week 1 and seems to be the odd man out with Osweiler under center.
2018 Week 9 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
It has been tough going for Stills after Tannehill left with an injury. He does not seem to click with Osweiler and that was evident again this week. Stills hauled in his lone target for 19 yards and played almost no role on offense for the rest of the game. He has lost some looks with Parker finally returning but he is a shell of the player who scored 2 touchdowns in week 1.
2018 Week 10 vs GB (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Another week and another dud by Stills. His value has all but diminished with the quarterback change, but the return of Parker has made it even more difficult for him. Stills saw the same number of targets as Gore did out of the back field and a mere 1/3 of the targets that Amendola or Parker saw. He managed to snare 2 of his 3 targets with 18 of his 26 total yards coming on a single play. The Dolphins are not using Stills to his strengths right now and he is quietly fading back to irrelevance. He has the potential to break a long play, but they would have to actually start throwing him the ball to make that happen.
2018 Week 12 vs IND (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
The regression for Stills continues this season with another subpar performance. With the return of Tannehill, there was a chance he would see a bump in production. No one was expecting a line like the first game of the season, but rather some more respectable numbers. That did not happen again today as Stills only managed to catch 1 of his 4 targets. The 4 targets were good for 2nd on the team this week, but he failed to connect with Tannehill, much like the rest of the offense. Stills now has 2 or fewer receptions in his last 6 games and has not eclipsed 40 yards since the end of September.
2018 Week 13 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)
It has been very down season for Stills. He exploded in week 1 and then has faded in the offense. He may be the only receiver who has played better with Tannehill under center. He caught 4 of his 6 targets and was second on the team in receiving yards. His biggest play ended up being the game winning touchdown. Stills ran a deep drag and found himself in the back of the end zone trying to track down the Tannehill pass. His quarterback felt the pressure and fell backwards as he threw rather than stepping up in the pocket. Stills tracked the ball in the air and caught it in the corner of the end zone for the score. The 13-yard score was also his longest play of the game.
2018 Week 14 vs NE (9 / 8 / 135 / 1 rec)
It has been a dreadful season for Still outside of week one and now this week against the Patriots. He surpassed 100 yards and had a touchdown for only the second time this season and has not come close any other week. His longest play of the game was a 43-yard reception down the sideline where he got pushed out of bounds before he could get into the end zone. He added a 7-yard reception for a touchdown after a 36-yard Frank Gore run. Stills ran a quick out and a rolling Tannehill led him far enough to bet his man to the pylon for the score. Stills was the initial receiver on the final play that went for the game winning touchdown. He caught a 14-yard comeback route and lateraled to Parker as he was being tackled. It would have been easy to let the game end there, but he alertly got the ball to a teammate who had some room to run and it was the difference in the game.
2018 Week 15 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
The frustrating season for Kenny Stills continues. After finally breaking free against the Patriots again last week, he was shut down again this week against the Vikings. Stills caught 1 of his 3 targets for 17 yards. It came too little too late in the game as the Dolphins had already gone down 21-0. Stills has been an enigma all season. He will have a big game with over 100 yards and a touchdown and then games where he only manages a single reception. A tough matchup against Jacksonville next week will most likely continue the frustration for Stills.
2018 Week 16 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Another disappointing game for Stills as the season winds down. He caught 1 of his 2 targets for 5 yards and has not played a big role in the offense for quite some time. Despite losing 2 of their wide receivers to injury for the season, Stills has not stepped up and filled the void. HE has 2 good games this season and the rest have been duds. If they revamp the offense in the off season, Stills may be the odd man out with the way that he has played.
2018 Week 17 vs BUF (7 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
The Dolphins just cannot seem to decide what they want to do with Stills. Some weeks he is a big part of the offense and then other weeks he totally disappears. This week they really tried to feature him with his 7 targets and a trick play. Stills led the team in targets with 7, but only caught 3 of them with a long of 12 yards. He had just over half the yards of the team lead, but they continued to try and force the ball his way. Stills best play came on his passing touchdown to Tannehill. Ballage took the ball on a jet sweep, he pitched the ball to Stills on the end around, and Stills lobbed a pass to a falling down Tannehill for the score. It was not the most athletic looking play, but it got the job done. Stills finishes the year with 34 catches for 526 yards and 6 touchdowns through the air.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2016 Week 1 vs SEA (5 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Sort of a good news/bad news day for Stills. On one hand, he proved that he is an excellent deep threat. But on the other, unfortunately the threat of catching the ball isn't enough; and he was not very good at catching anything today. He made a horrendous drop, that would have given the Dolphins an early lead. He was wide open down the field and Tannehill threw him the perfect pass, but he bobbled and then dropped it. The rest weren't as bad, but clearly 1-for-5 is not going to cut it.
2016 Week 2 vs NE (4 / 2 / 39 / 1 rec)
Stills was signed by Miami for one reason and one reason only, to provide the speed on the outside to take pressure off of Jarvis Landry, Davante Parker and the Miami ground game. To that end, he has provided exactly the skills Miami thought he would, it is just the catching part of his job that has eluded him at times. Stills finished with two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. He managed to make up for a week 1 gaff where he was wide open and flat out dropped what should have gone down as a long touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill. Stills did so by shaking a Patriots cornerback out of his boots and getting downfield in a hurry where Tannehill put a perfectly placed ball on Stills outside shoulder several yards deep in the end zone. Only this time, Stills did what he is paid to do and caught the pass for an easy touchdown. He will frustrate Miami coaches with the occasional boneheaded drop, but Stills has the speed to stretch defenses and give the offense the firepower it needs to compete in a division with superior teams.
2016 Week 3 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 76 / 0 rec)
Stills overall numbers look solid for the day, five catches for 76 yards, but on closer inspection, he did not have as good a day as his statistics would lead on. Both of Ryan Tannehill's interceptions came on Still's targets, and his overall yardage was padded by a 32 yard gain on the final play of the 1st half, where Cleveland was in prevent coverage. Stills is a burner, but he does not show the requisite "my-ball" mentality of fellow wideouts Landry and Parker. This was true on Tannehill's first interceptions. Stills ran a shallow crossing route but did not sell a fake to the outside, allowing his defender to get inside position, which predictably got picked off and ended the first Miami possession after only two plays. The second interception was not Still's fault, as Tannehill's arm was hit in motion and the ball just sailed right into waiting arms of a Browns defender. Stills can make a big impact on the outside when he is focused and running crisp routes, but his performance on Sunday left a lot to be desired.
2016 Week 4 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 74 / 1 rec)
Stills gets the game ball for the Miami offense despite catching only one pass all night. That will happen when your offense only generates one touchdown. Stills did his damage on the first Miami possession of the game, running a deep crossing route where Tannehill froze the safety with a pump fake before leading Stills deep down the field for what went down as a 74 yard touchdown. It is the type of play that Stills was brought to Miami to make, although he has dropped two other balls just like it already this year. It went down as the only ball caught by Stills all night, and also highlighted how little he is involved if he is not targeted down the field by Ryan Tannehill.
2016 Week 5 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
A week after catching a long touchdown pass on Thursday Night Football, Stills was completely taken out of the game on Sunday. He only saw one target from Ryan Tannehill and was unable to convert on it, leaving him with a blank stat line for the game. Stills is a boom or bust fantasy option from week to week, but it seems as though there is going to be way more bust than boom. It is risky to play him in any formats, although if you are forced into using him as a flex option on bye weeks, he does have a somewhat high ceiling considering his sole use as a deep option in Adam Gase's offense.
2016 Week 6 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
With the Miami running backs dominating the offense for the Dolphins, Stills was not rarely involved on a day where Ryan Tannehill only threw 32 passes. Stills was not targeted down the field, as his longest look came a mere seven yards from the line of scrimmage. Still's production is very much feast or famine, and it looks as though most weeks it will be famine. His speed makes him an above average receiver in the deep passing game, but other than that he does not have much to offer. With that said, it is somewhat telling that as well as Miami ran the ball, they did not look to set up play action and get Stills in one on one coverage down the field. He remains the fourth option in the Miami passing game, and the only way that is changing is with an injury to either Landry or Davante Parker.
2016 Week 7 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 100 / 1 rec)
Stills enjoyed his best game of the season against Buffalo in Week 7. Stills had a team-high eight targets with many coming in the first quarter. Stills created separation easily from Buffalo defensive backs, including a deep sideline which Ryan Tannehill underthrew and turned into an incompletion. Late in the game, Stills made the highlight play of Miami's passing game this week, adjusting well to a deep 50/50 ball. After undercutting the defensive back for the long reception, both Buffalo defenders ran into each other and Stills sprinted for the long touchdown. As DeVante Parker continues to be up-and-down each week, Stills is the more consistent deep threat of the two within the construct of Miami's pass game. The schedule is ideal for Stills out of the Dolphins Week 8 bye with questionable pass defenses of the Jets and Chargers.
2016 Week 9 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
On paper, it looked like Stills had a great chance of producing solid numbers against a Jets secondary that had been repeatedly burned by speedy receivers this season. That was not the case on Sunday though, but it was hardly Stills fault. He was targeted only once on a wide receiver screen that went for 11 yards. Stills has the speed to get behind opposing secondary's, and with Jay Ajayi commanding attention from opposing defensive coordinators, it seems like play action deep throws would be right in Stills wheelhouse. Unfortunately for him, Ryan Tannehill has chosen not to take chances down the field, which absolutely kills Stills value as a fantasy asset. He is as inconsistent as they come right now.
2016 Week 10 vs SD (3 / 2 / 47 / 1 rec)
Stills did not receive many targets (3) in Sunday's game, but he made the one's he saw count. Stills caught two passes on three targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. Still's touchdown reception came on a play action fake to Ajayi, that saw Ryan Tannehill stay in the pocket long enough for Stills to create separation on a deep crossing route. Tannehill threw a perfect 60 yard rope that settled into Still's hands just as he was approaching the back of the end zone. Still's, whose hands have been suspect for much of the year, made a great catch in stride while dragging his back foot to get two feet down in the end zone.
2016 Week 11 vs LA (9 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Stills saw more targets than he does on a normal basis, but was only able to convert four of his eight targets for 33 yards. Despite the healthy number of targets, Stills was did not see one chance down the field, with all of his receptions coming on short slants, out-routes and screens. He remains the deep threat on an offense that should see their fair share of play action opportunities, but Stills remains an inconsistent play from week to week, as his targets are highly dependent on how the offense is flowing.
2016 Week 12 vs SF (6 / 3 / 72 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills had another effective game for the Dolphins, catching three passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Stills has been primarily used as a deep threat for much of his time in Miami, but over the last several weeks has been involved more in the intermediate passing game and the results have been very good. Stills caught a 43 yard touchdown, making up for the many times where he has dropped catchable balls by showing good concentration to snag the pass along the left sideline. An overaggressive 49ers secondary tried to intercept the ball but was a second too late, allowing Stills to turn the ball up the sideline and run in unchallenged for a long touchdown.
2016 Week 13 vs BAL (5 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills had a very quiet day, catching two passes for 21 yards on four targets. Ryan Tannehill looked for Stills down the field on two occasions, one where Stills was unable to run the ball down, a rarity when you consider his speed and Tannehill's arm strength. The second target down the field for Stills resulted in defensive pass interference, and would have gone for a 40+ yard gain if Stills was not dragged down from behind by a Ravens defender. On a day when the Dolphins could have used a quick strike touchdown, Stills was unable to get open and deliver on his ability to make plays down the field.
2016 Week 14 vs ARI (7 / 6 / 97 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills was busy on Sunday, catching six passes on eight targets for 97 yards and a touchdown. Stills 28 yard touchdown catch was a good example of his progression as a receiver, as he is known more for his speed than he is for his route running and catching ability. Stills lined up on the left side with the Dolphins running a play action fake to Jay Ajayi. Stills ran a deep slant route and Ryan Tannehill delivered a perfect strike where only Stills could catch it. Stills secured the easy catch for a 28 yard touchdown, his sixth touchdown reception on the season which is a career high for the fourth year receiver. Stills also made the play of the game by catching a 29 yard pass with 37 seconds left on the clock which set up the game winning field goal for the Dolphins. Matt Moore, in for an injured Ryan Tannehill had to take the snap and release a deep shot to Stills within a second from taking the snap. An all-out Arizona blitz put immediate pressure on Moore, but for his part, he threw a solid ball to Stills down the left sideline. Despite being interfered with (the Dolphins declined the penalty), Stills managed to make the tough catch running backwards for his last three steps. It was not the type of play that we are used to seeing from Stills, but perhaps he is maturing as a receiver and is definitely improving on his concentration.
2016 Week 15 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 52 / 1 rec)
As the Dolphins offensive attack becomes more and more diverse, Stills is seeing less opportunities, but when he does see a target, the quality is very high and it usually means he is streaking down the field uncovered. This was the case against the Jets on Thursday, as Stills caught one pass for 52 yards and a touchdown on three targets. Stills ran a straight go-route and beat his defender down the field, and Matt Moore delivered a perfect ball that took advantage of Stills' speed by leading him out in front and toward the middle of the field. Stills ran underneath the ball perfectly in stride and scored on what went down as a 52 yard touchdown reception.
2016 Week 16 vs BUF (8 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills had a solid game for the Dolphins, catching three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. While Stills has regularly seen deep targets, he has also become more involved in the intermediate passing game with Matt Moore at quarterback. Stills is not known for his hands, but he did a good job in making several tough catches against the Bills. Stills scored on a rather easy six yard touchdown reception that saw him gain separation quickly from his defender before Matt Moore found him uncovered in the endzone.
2016 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)
After starting the season off in suspect fashion by dropping several easy deep balls, Stills has bounced back and become an integral part of the Dolphins offense. Against the Patriots, Stills caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was Stills ninth on the season, which easily leads the Dolphins receivers in that category. On third and three from the Patriots 25 yard line, Moore took the snap out of shotgun formation. It didn't take long for Moore to see Stills streaking down the middle of the field, and he delivered a perfect ball for what went down as an easy 25 yard touchdown reception for Stills. Stills was wide open on the play, something that has become a common occurrence since Jay Ajayi's breakout has forced defenses to stack the box.
2016 Week 18 vs PIT (5 / 5 / 82 / 0 rec)
Stills played one of his best games of the year, regardless of whether his stats match up to some of his other big games. Stills caught five passes for 82 yards, but what impressed me most was how Stills was able to corral several tough catches. Stills is known for his speed, and at times this year his hands have been suspect, as he's dropped easy balls that could have gone for touchdowns. In this game, however, Stills came back to the ball and fought for control with the Pittsburgh secondary, coming out on top with both 50/50 balls thrown his way. He wasn't able to get deep on the Pittsburgh secondary, but Stills certainly did his part by snagging five of seven targets thrown his way.
2015 Week 1 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Stills' poor preseason carried over to Week 1 as he was the fourth WR in the pecking order, playing on 40% of Miami's offensive snaps and catching just the one pass on three targets. Owners who started Stills were almost rewarded, as Tannehill almost hooked up with him on a sideline throw, which may have resulted in a 30-yard score for Stills, but Tannehill air-mailed the throw as he was scrambling toward the sideline. While Stills certainly has the talent to become an intermediate and deep threat for this Dolphins team, he'll have to prove himself. When Parker is up to speed, it's possible Stills is 5th on the depth chart.
2015 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Stills had another poor day at the office on Sunday against the Jaguars. Still sitting fourth on the depth chart at WR, Still saw a little more of a role after Jennings made an early drop, but with Landry, Matthews, Cameron and the RBs gobbling up targets, it will be tough for him to carve out much of a role, barring injury. And that's without #1 pick DeVante Parker making an impact so far. Stills belongs on the waiver wire until further notice.
2015 Week 4 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 81 / 1 rec)
After going through the preseason and the first 3 weeks as an afterthought, Kenny Stills finally flashed some of his play-making ability for the Dolphins in London. Although most of the damage came in the second half, and may have been due to Rishard Matthews getting benched, but it may be a sign that Stills could be commanding more playing time going forward. With Antonio Cromartie playing severe off coverage, Stills ran a smart out route and caught the on-time Tannehill pass for Miami's second TD. He also got loose down the left sideline on a broken play for a 40+ yard play in the 4th quarter. With Rishard Matthews breaking out over the first 3 weeks of the season, it was impossible to see this game coming. With an interim coach taking over, it's really difficult to forecast which Miami WR, besides Landry, will have the most fantasy value going forward. Landry is the only startable WR at this moment, and if the coaching staff continues to rotate bodies, it's anyone's guess as to which one becomes Tannehill's second favorite target.
2015 Week 6 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec)
Stills played a fairly minor role (28 of 67 snaps), but still managed an impact on the field, catching both of his targets. His meaningful contribution came in the 4th quarter, catching a 38-yard deep ball from Tannehill to drag the Dolphins out from the shadow of their end zone and effectively put the game on ice. The ball was dropped right into Stills' bucket, so no adjustment was needed, but with Dion Sims back and Dan Campbell definitely giving off the vibe that he wants his team to be a physical, pound the football club, this may be Stills' role going forward. Obviously the flow of the game limited his total snaps, but those expecting Stills to breakout following the bye after his promotion to the #3 WR job, may be waiting a while.
2015 Week 8 vs NE (7 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
Stills is now locked in as the #3 receiver in Miami, fully taking over duties from Greg Jennings and holding off DeVante Parker. He is playing the majority of the snaps as the third wideout and even saw 7 targets with the Dolphins playing catch-up for most of the day. However, despite losing the entire game, Stills is still only utilized as mostly a deep threat. He did make a few plays in the second half, first dropping a potential big play from Tannehill on the opening drive of the half, before turning around and making play on the very next play to help set up the Dolphins for their only score. Unfortunately, the 7 targets he saw may be a season high as Landry and Matthews are locked in as the top targets in the passing game. When the Dolphins are playing from in front, Stills is likely to be a non-factor, and when playing from behind, he will not get enough high percentage targets to matter.
2015 Week 9 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 74 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills continued to emerge as a big-play threat for Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins for the second consecutive week. He's now seen 12 targets in the last two weeks, and although he's reeled in just 6 of those targets, he's recorded 132 yards. He now has catches of 38, 42, and 46 yards on the season, and is building chemistry with his quarterback. While Tannehill never had deep-ball chemistry with Mike Wallace, it's very evident that he and Stills have that chemistry. Stills' role will still be somewhat up in the air on a week-to-week basis, as the Dolphins favor two-tight end sets when they are in a competitive game. Just two weeks ago, when Miami waxed Houston, Stills didn't record a catch or even a target. He's flashed playmaking ability, but will likely need the Dolphins to be in catch-up mode to consistently receive targets. However, with the Cameron Wake injury looking disastrous for the Miami defense initially, he may find more of those situations going forward.
2015 Week 10 vs PHI (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills dropped his lone target on a deep-ball on Sunday vs. the Eagles. It's clear that Tannehill and Stills have better chemistry going deep than Tannehill and Wallace ever had. However, Stills is a situational player who is only seeing targets when the Dolphins are really playing from behind. Dropping targets will not help him see the field. Additionally, at some point down the stretch, DeVante Parker has to become an on-the-field factor, right? That will torpedo an value that Stills can carve out before that time. He is droppable in just about every fantasy league.
2015 Week 11 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 52 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills finally caught a perfectly thrown deep-ball from Ryan Tannehill on Sunday, this one going for a touchdown against the Cowboys. Stills has struggled with a few drops on deep passes in recent weeks, but continues to show better chemistry with Tannehill than Mike Wallace ever did. One play after a botched snap forced the Dolphins into a 3rd and long situation down 7 in Dallas territory, Tannehill threw a perfectly lobbed ball that Stills ran under in the end zone for the game-tying score at that point. While he only saw one other target on the day, that was more out of lack of plays for the Dolphins as an offense. Stills looks to have finally monopolized the #3 WR job for the Dolphins, playing about 75% of the offensive snaps on Sunday. While it a tenuous hold on the job, at best, and his snap percentage is subject to change every week based on game flow, if Stills continues to make some plays downfield, Tannehill may start looking to him more. As it is, Stills is only the radar in the deepest of leagues now that the bye weeks have passed.
2015 Week 12 vs NYJ (10 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
It was another lost day for Kenny Stills on Sunday against the Jets. Despite Rishard Matthews leaving the game early, and the Dolphins falling in a major hole, Stills did not have efficient day. He did see 10 targets, but the majority of those ended up being throwaways by Ryan Tannehill from poor snaps. He did make an acrobatic catch on the sideline in the second half, but he was out of bounds when he caught it. On the final drive for the game, Tannehill threw an accurate deep-ball to Stills, but he let it hit off his hands in the end zone. With the impending ascension of DeVante Parker, even if Matthews misses extended time, Stills will likely remain just the #3 receiver, and with Landry, the RBs, and Parker/Matthews likely to dominate targets, there usually will not be 10 targets for him.
2015 Week 13 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stills was a surprise active on Sunday after being unlikely to suit up for the game. However, in a run-heavy game-plan, Stills was rarely used and did not register a single target. Even with Rishard Matthew ailing from a rib injury, Stills and Greg Jennings rarely saw the field, as Zac Taylor's game-plan featured plenty of two TE sets, and even some 3 TE looks as well. With some more difficult matchups for the Miami defense coming down the stretch, Stills probably won't be target-less in any of the last 4 games. However, he hasn't been a fantasy option all season.
2015 Week 14 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 49 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills came out of the woodwork for a big play in Monday night's game against the Giants. Stills did see a slight bump in snaps with Jarvis Landry ailing and coming out for a few plays here and there during the game. However, besides his 47-yard touchdown, he only saw two other targets and remains an afterthought outside of being a deep threat. The touchdown was very beautiful though, as Stills ran past the coverage of Prince Amukamara on a corner route and then outran Craig Dahl to the pylon after catching a perfect pass from Tannehill. The Dolphins will consistently look for 1-2 deep balls to Stills per game, but he remains off the fantasy radar.
2015 Week 15 vs SD (6 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills saw 6 targets on Sunday vs. the Chargers, but continues to struggle as a Dolphin. He didn't see his customary deep target, as Ryan Tannehill didn't really have much time to throw, and most of the rest of his targets came when his quarterback was under pressure and he was looking to throw the ball away. In retrospect, the Dolphins may be regretting swapping a 3rd round pick for the wide receiver. However, he is signed extremely cheaply in 2016, the final year of his rookie year. Tannehill has found him a few times deep and Stills has misplayed or dropped a few other passes. He should be expected to return and compete as the #3 WR/deep-ball specialist.
2015 Week 16 vs IND (3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Stills continued his role as deep threat and sparingly used #3 WR on Sunday against the Colts. He wasn't able to haul in his customary deep shot from Ryan Tannehill, despite a well thrown ball. There's likely no chance Stills gets cut in the offseason, as his 2016 salary is too team-friendly not to keep him around as a #3 WR. Could the Dolphins flip Stills to a WR-needy team to recoup some of the draft pick capital they gave up to acquire him? Maybe, but they'll more than likely just hold onto him and let him play out the final year of his contract. If the Dolphins can find a competent head coach/offensive coordinator combination, there's an outside shot Stills may find himself back on the fantasy WR map in 2016.
2015 Week 17 vs NE (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Stills closed out his disappointing 2015 by getting injured and leaving the game after making one catch. Stills received multiple targets downfield on Sunday, but looked like he pulled up on one, not finishing the play. The other play, in the end zone, was slightly underthrown and he did well to help break up the play. Stills was repeatedly passed over, first by Rishard Matthews, later by DeVante Parker on the depth chart during the season. However, he'll likely be back in Miami due to a cheap final year to his rookie deal. He'll battle for snaps behind Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker.
2014 Week 2 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Stills made a couple nice plays on his limited snaps as he and Meachem tied for 3rd amongst the Saints WRs with 29 snaps each. Just before the two-minute warning, Stills ran a great comeback route against Haden getting great separation for an easy 14-yard completion. Stills came up just short of the end zone as he caught a quick out from Brees and dove for the pylon with the ball outstretched but was ruled out at the one as Browns Safety Donte Whitner made a nice play to force him out of bounds.
2014 Week 3 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Stills played quite a few more snaps in Week 3 than he did in Week 2 and seems to be putting distance between himself and Robert Meachem as the #3 WR. He played fast and was able to get good separation from the Vikings DBs on multiple occasions.
2014 Week 4 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 62 / 0 rec)
Stills did not play much, but was the best Saints WR when given opportunities. Stills finally got involved in the offense on the first drive of the 2nd half with nice back-to-back plays in which he showed off his elite speed. First, Stills made a pretty diving catch for 16 yards on a deep out route near the right sideline. The next play, Stills used a smooth double move on a stop and go route to get behind the defense. Brees hit him in stride and Stills easily pulled it in before being tracked down at the Cowboys 12 yard line. Stills got wide open on an out route late in the game, but Brees missed him badly.
2014 Week 5 vs TB (3 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Stills was able to haul in only one of his three targets for a 16-yard gain on an out route down the right sideline.
2014 Week 7 vs DET (5 / 5 / 103 / 1 rec)
Stills had a very nice game despite battling injury throughout and heading to the locker room to get checked out early in the 3rd quarter. Stills did all of his damage in just under three quarters, converting each of his five targets into 10+ yard gains. The biggest play was a 46-yard TD pass on a go route. The Saints snapped the ball quickly and Stills showed off his 4.3 speed to fly past the CB, creating a couple yards of separation and hauling in the perfectly thrown bomb from Brees in the end zone.
2014 Week 8 vs GB (4 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Stills had another very impressive performance and seems to be growing into Brees' go-to target for deep balls. Stills beat the Packers defense over the top early in the game and hauled in a deep pass from Brees for a 45-yard gain. His best catch came later. It was only a seven-yard reception on a simple slant route early in the 2nd quarter, but the diving hands catch out away from his body in traffic was one of Stills' best catches of the season and was further proof that Stills has the talent to be an all-around WR and not just a deep threat.
2014 Week 9 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 72 / 0 rec)
Despite his strong play in recent weeks, Stills played only 26 snaps in Week 9. This was likely due to a combination of his being a bit banged up from a big hit last week and the run-heavy game script. Stills was targeted just short of the end zone on the first drive of the game but a nice defensive play with the defender getting his arm in front of the ball caused the pass to bounce off of Stills chest high up into the air for an easy Panthers INT. Stills did much of his damage in the two-minute offense before halftime as he made a couple big catches down the right sideline. Overall, Stills and the rest of the Saints WRs had a quiet game.
2014 Week 10 vs SF (6 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Robert Meachem was out with injury, which led a nice opportunity for Stills to get a lot of playing time. Unfortunately, he was unable to make any impact despite playing 77% of the snaps. Stills had a terrible drop on the very first play of the game and Brees mostly ignored him the rest of regulation. Stills ran a deep slant on which he turned on the jets and beat his defender pretty badly for what could have been a 65-yard touchdown, but Brees' throw was well off target and fell incomplete. Stills was finally included in the game plan in overtime and made all three of his receptions in extra time.
2014 Week 11 vs CIN (4 / 4 / 32 / 1 rec)
Stills had a nice back shoulder grab against tight coverage on the first drive that netted a 16-yard-gain. He ran a wheel route up the left sideline and Brees purposely underthrew it and placed it to the outside, giving Stills the chance to make a nice play on the ball. Stills scored the Saints only TD of the day on a blown coverage that left Bengals defenders arguing on the field. The Saints went to the line and snapped it quickly. Stills lined up in the slot on the left and ran a quick out towards the sideline. Brees hit him in stride and Stills accelerated down the sideline and dove with the ball held out clipping the pylon for the 9-yard-TD. With Brandin Cooks sidelined for the next month, Stills should see his role in the offense increase as he will now be the #1 outside WR with Colston manning the slot.
2014 Week 12 vs BAL (9 / 8 / 98 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Stills has seen his snaps nearly double (to 70%) with the absence of Cooks and looks to be the primary beneficiary in terms of targets as he and Cooks are used pretty similarly in the Saints offense. Stills was used in some unique ways that he hasn't been in the past. He caught a ball in the first quarter after going into motion across the formation in a jet sweep type of motion and then drifting back to catch a quick screen on the run. He took the play for a 7-yard gain. Stills had a few more opportunities on quick screens that he normally would not get with Cooks in the lineup. He is likely to be a nice PPR option for the duration of Cooks' absence. Stills also remained a real deep threat as well. He made the best catch of the game on a 33-yard gain in which the Ravens' CB Gorrer had tremendous coverage. In fact, Gorrer went up and looked to intercept the ball but Stills leaped over his back and was able to rip the ball out of Gorrer's hands for the catch as the two went to the ground. Overall, it was a very strong performance from Stills and he is poised to be quite productive as the 2A option in the Saints passing offense behind Graham but slightly ahead of Colston.
2014 Week 13 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 162 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills confirmed with another fantastic performance that he is emerging as the Saints clear #1 WR. Early in the game, Stills was wide open for what would have been a 65 yard TD catch, 5 yards past the deepest Steelers defender, but Brees could not get him the ball due to pressure as the pass sailed high over Stills' head. Later in the 1st, Stills made a huge 44-yard grab on 3rd down despite tight coverage. He used his 4.3-speed to gain just a bit of separation deep down the middle of the field and once again made a difficult, contested catch to keep the chains moving. Stills made the biggest play of the game on a 3rd-and-10 late in the 3rd quarter. He ran an out and up and Steelers CB Ike Taylor bit hard on the double move which left Stills running wide-open down the right sideline. Brees hit Stills in stride and he jogged it in for a 69-yard-touchdown. Stills made yet another incredible catch in the 4th quarter as he slid down to the turf to scoop the low throw up just before it hit the ground. The play was initially ruled an incomplete pass, but upon review was reversed for an 18-yard reception. With the Saints leading nearly the entire game, Stills did not get a huge number of targets but he absolutely made the most of his six opportunities with a number of big plays. The way he is playing in recent weeks, expect the Saints to keep looking for Stills as a go-to option in the passing game.
2014 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Stills made a couple nice plays on short gains early and, unlike many of the other Saints WRs, did not have any drops. He simply was not a big part of the offense this week though the Saints game plan probably went out the window after falling into a deep hole early. For whatever reason, Joe Morgan was the target of most of the deep shots instead of Stills.
2014 Week 15 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
Defenders have to respect Stills' deep speed and he uses that to his advantage, consistently getting plenty of separation on comeback routes down the field. He had a couple of solid gains down the right sideline as he faked the deep route and then threw on the brakes to provide an easy target for Brees. Stills had an end-zone- target on a deep ball. He was able to create some modest separation, but the pass rush caused an errant throw from Brees. It was another strong performance from Stills, but with Brees spreading the ball around to each of his top three WRs, his TEs and his RBs, there just weren't enough opportunities for Stills to have a big game.
2014 Week 16 vs ATL (8 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Stills made some nice 3rd down catches early to keep drives alive. His most impressive was a leaping 22-yard-reception on 3rd-and-15 as he was able to pick the ball out of the air despite being surrounded by a trio of defenders. Stills also had a key grab on a 4th-and-2 from midfield. He used his speed to create plenty of separation on a quick slant and showed soft hands hauling in a Brees fastball. It was another solid game for Stills who has established himself as one of Brees' favorite targets.
2014 Week 17 vs TB (7 / 5 / 82 / 0 rec)
Stills had another strong game and was Brees' preferred target for much of the afternoon. Brees looked to Stills multiple times in the 3rd quarter trying to hit deep passes. The first attempt, Stills ran a post route toward the middle of the end zone and Brees tried to fit it in forty yards downfield through double coverage. He overthrew him by about five yards though and Stills had no chance to make a play on the ball, resulting in an easy interception for the Buccaneers. The next drive, Stills ran the same route and this time Brees was able to thread it in and Stills made a great leaping grab to come up with a 44-yard gain down to the Bucs 16 yard line. Stills left the game for a short period during the second half and went to the locker room for treatment, but was able to later return.
2013 Week 1 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 86 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills had a nice day. His first two targets were deep throws that fell incomplete as he was well covered on both. The news though is that he was on the field most of the game and targeted almost as frequently as Colston and Graham. He made two receptions and really made a great move on his first reception, which was well thrown by Brees down the left hash. He made a cross over move and ran 43 yards after the catch totaling 67 yards on that play. He later added another catch for 19 yards. His heavy usage in the first game of the season may answer the question of whether the Saints have an effective third receiver in the rotation.
2013 Week 2 vs TB (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills only had one catch for 10 yards on the night, but he drew a critical pass interference penalty early in the fourth quarter deep into Bucs territory. Stills showed great speed and a nice adjustment back to an underthrown Brees pass that caught S Mark Barron off balance.
2013 Week 3 vs ARI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
WR Kenny Stills was targeted on a deep crossing pattern across the middle in the second quarter and despite easily beating the coverage, he was unable to catch the slightly underthrown pass which would have come back due to a holding call regardless. Stills had a red zone target but the fade route pass attempt flew out of bounds.
2013 Week 4 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Stills was targeted across the middle in the first drive. He was wide open releasing from the far left, after lining up immediately behind Colston. He ran a sharp pattern and continued with a nice run after the catch for a 16-yard gain to give the Saints a first and goal to go. Stills was again targeted on the Saints' third possession breaking off his route right at the sticks, converting the first down. He caught another pass right on the sideline for a 6-yard gain and was targeted on the next play on a quick cross, but was well defended by Nolan Carroll.
2013 Week 5 vs CHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills was targeted once in the end zone where he was well covered and the ball fell incomplete. His next opportunity came late in the 4th quarter. He ran a nice route and was wide open, but flat out dropped the pass.
2013 Week 6 vs NE (3 / 3 / 64 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills was targeted on the Saints' final drive of the first half, running a solid route catching the pass for a gain of 16 yards converting the 3rd and 10. Stills caught the first pass of the second half on a crossing pattern for a gain of 14 yards. He again was able to elude the coverage. His biggest conversion came on 3rd and 20 and resulted in a 34-yard reception for the TD. He was the Saints' most productive receiver for the game, with three catches on his three targets for 64 yards and a TD.
2013 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 129 / 2 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Kenny Stills made the first big play of the game on his initial target. He went in motion and wound up being covered by a linebacker. He was able to easily run by the coverage and turned the play into a 69-yard TD reception. Stills next target fell incomplete, but drew an illegal contact penalty. Stills was targeted next in the Saints' first scoring drive of the second half, running a nice crossing route in the middle of the field for a gain of 18 yards. Stills also had a rushing opportunity on an end around that was well defended and only gained 4 yards. Kenny Stills again made a great catch in the end zone after Brees scrambled to avoid the rush. This play went for 42 yards and Stills second TD of the game, Brees 5th passing TD.
2013 Week 9 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
With Colston inactive and Stills coming off of a two TD game, expectations were high for his production against the Jets. He caught his first target on the Saints first possession for a gain of 4 yards. His next target came late in the third quarter and fell harmlessly incomplete as Brees was under a heavy rush and the pass was tipped almost right out of his hand. Stills was targeted twice more as the Saints drove for a field goal to pull within six points. He was first open deep down the middle making the catch for a gain of 19 yards. On the very next play, he ran a drag route across the field gaining 12 more yards. His final target came on their final possession and the pass was far off the mark and almost intercepted.
2013 Week 10 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 75 / 1 rec)
Stills was targeted twice in the Saints second scoring drive and made two catches. The first was on a drag route across the field and he was wide open for a gain of 19 yards, converting a long third down. He also caught a quick out for a gain of 4 yards. He had only one reception in the second half, but it went for a 52-yard TD. He made a nice move to the ball and easily avoided defenders to get into the end zone.
2013 Week 11 vs SF (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills had a catch in the 3rd quarter on a crossing pattern over the middle for a gain of 10 yards and a first down. Stills was targeted deep in the end zone late in the 4th quarter, but was unable to slide back to where the pass was thrown away from coverage.
2013 Week 12 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
The rookie receiver didn't catch his first pass until the second half and only saw two targets in this game. The first was a 1st and 10 on a play action boot where Brees underthrew the comeback and Stills had to make a diving grab to get under the ball for 16 yards. The second was a six-yard play in the left flat to set up a 3rd and one. The Saints used more two-tight end sets and targeted Robert Meachem more often in this game than I have seen in recent weeks.
2013 Week 13 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills caught one short pass that gained only 3 yards. He was targeted again late in the game and attempted a sliding catch, but the ball bounced off the turf.
2013 Week 14 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Kenny Stills made a nice catch as he had to pull away from a defensive hold and dive for the completion. The play went for 14 yards and a first down. Stills made a very nice catch on a quick in that gained 8 yards and a first down. He was held on the play, but fought through the hold to make the catch.
2013 Week 15 vs STL (4 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Kenny Stills caught a quick in route and turned a sharp180-degreess to avoid the tackler and turn the short throw into a 20-yard gain and a first down. He also had a rush opportunity, with an end around but the play was well defended and gained only 3 yards. Stills caught a come-back as Brees was hit and the pass fluttered short, but Stills showed experience coming sharply back and easily made the catch on a ball that could have been picked off. Stills caught another quick in for a gain of 4 yards late in the game. He ran a deep out route later in that same drive and worked wide open for a gain of 14 yards and a first down.
2013 Week 16 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Stills made his first catch on the first play after the onsides kick recovery, but gained only 3 yards. Stills was targeted again late in the first half, but Brees did not see the linebacker dropping into coverage and threw an interception. Stills caught a pass on a crossing pattern late in the first half for a gain of 4 yards. He was targeted on the Saints last offensive snap of the first half on a deep throw down the middle. Stills was open, but the pass was a little behind him and overthrown. It looked like if Brees had led Stills more toward the sideline, it could have been a huge play. Stills caught a deep cross for a gain of 19 yards in the 3rd quarter, leaping high to make the catch.
2013 Week 17 vs TB (1 / 1 / 76 / 1 rec)
Kenny Stills didn't see many snaps against the Buccaneers, but he made the most of the ones he did. Stills hauled in a 76 yard streak route from Brees and raced into the end zone from about midfield. He completely burned the secondary with his straight line speed, made the catch and coasted into the end zone untouched. The Bucs completely blew the coverage on the play and couldn't recover to catch Stills on the deep ball.
2013 Week 18 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Kenny Stills caught his first pass on a crossing route for a gain of 8 yards on the Saints initial possession, but fell short of a first down forcing a punt. His next target came on the Saints third possession and was a deep sideline route. At the last moment, Stills attempted to cut underneath the excellent coverage and the ball went over his head for an easy interception. Stills had one more target in the first half and got open down the sideline for a 14 yard gain and a first down. The ball was thrown low and Stills had to fall down to make the catch and was unable to get out of bounds. He made his next catch on a deep out pattern to gain 14 yards and another first down early in the third quarter. Stills also had a carry on an end around in the 4th quarter, but the play was well defended and he gained only 1 yard.
2013 Week 19 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stills caught a deep pass down the sideline that would have gained 30 yards, but offensive holding was called. He had another target later in the game that fell incomplete, but the Saints got a first down because the Seahawks had twelve men on the field.