WR Kenny Stills - Houston Texans

6-1, 194Born: 4-22-1992College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 5, pick 2013

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Stills left the Week 4 game with a hamstring injury. He practiced in a limited fashion all week and is a Week 5 game time decision

He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 7): Stills was unable to go in Week 5 because of his hamstring injury, which makes it more difficult to trust him in Week 6 in a good matchup against Kansas City.

General News (Fri Oct 11): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Fri Oct 11): will be a game-time decision in Week 6, head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday, Oct. 11.

General News (Thu Oct 10): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Oct 9): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 6: at Kansas City Chiefs

All WR vs KC

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson had one of the best games of his career last week as he completed 28 of 33 pass attempts for 426 yards and five touchdowns. When the game script has called for it, Watson has stepped up to the game this season as he has passed for at least 268 yards and three touchdowns during all three games in which the Texans opponent has scored at least 20 points. His offensive line looked much better last week as well. Left tackle Laremy Tunsil, in particular, finally stepped up in a big way as he was impressive in pass protection last week and played a key part in keeping Watson sack-free for just the second time in his NFL career and the first time since Week 8 of 2018. another bright spot for this passing offense last week was easily the play of Will Fuller, who broke loose for 217 yards and three touchdowns from 14 receptions. Fuller came out of nowhere with double the targets of anyone else on this offense. Fuller had been sputtering to start the season, so it is tough to expect a repeat of last week--but he certainly looked in sync with Watson and was constantly where he needed to be when he needed to be there. DeAndre Hopkins continues to disappoint, however, as he has gone four straight games without scoring while averaging just 58 receiving yards per game over that span. Keke Coutee finally had his first respectable game of the season last week with Kenny Stills sidelined, and he could repeat a decent game this week if Stills remains sidelined. The Chiefs passing defense has put up decent numbers considering the game scripts they have faced this year. Part of this success is due to how terrible their rushing defense has been, but this inconsistent secondary actually has played pretty well in coverage since Week 1. In the last four games, they have actually prevented any single wide receiver from exceeding five receptions and 77 yards since Week 1. Defensive back Charvarius Ward has been their best cornerback, actually playing so well that he held off losing too many snaps to Morris Claiborne last week. The veteran Claiborne returned from a four-game suspension and played just 24 snaps compared to 57 from Ward. Bashaud Breeland, on the other side, remains an exploitable matchup and is may even shadow DeAndre Hopkins this week--making for what will be a very attractive matchup for Hopkins to bounce back and find the end zone. The pass rush remains a weakness as well for this group, especially now that they are down two starting defensive linemen with Chris Jones and Xavier Williams sidelined. Frank Clark simply has not made the impact expected yet, and this group should struggle against an improving Texans offensive line. All in all, this Texans passing offense should have a clear advantage in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

2 vs JAX 25 0 0 0 3 2.0 38 0 0 3.8
3 at LAC 32 0 0 0 6 4.0 89 0 0 8.9
4 vs CAR 11 0 0 0 2 2.0 24 0 0 2.4
5 vs ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 at KC 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 at KC PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
6 at KC PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
6 at KC PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Kenny Stills's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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 News

Texans | Week 6 Houston Texans inactives (Sun Oct 13, 11:39 AM) - The Houston Texans have declared QB Alex McGough, WR Kenny Stills, RB Taiwan Jones, CB Johnathan Joseph, TE Logan Paulsen, LB Tyrell Adams and OL Greg Mancz inactive for Week 6.

Our View: The Texans secondary is already a bottom half of the league unit and they will be without one of their better corners now that Joseph is inactive.
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Texans | Kenny Stills won't play in Week 6 (Sun Oct 13, 11:06 AM) - Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) will not play in Week 6's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a source.

Our View: Keke Coutee is a more viable desperation play today with Stills out.
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Texans | Will Fuller has staying power (Sat Oct 12, 09:11 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller will remain the 'favorite touchdown target' of QB Deshaun Watson even after WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) returns, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com.

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Texans | Kenny Stills listed as questionable (Fri Oct 11, 04:53 PM) - Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

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Texans | Kenny Stills to be game-time decision (Fri Oct 11, 01:09 PM) - Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) will be a game-time decision in Week 6, head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday, Oct. 11.

Our View: Keke Coutee is a what the heck flex if Stills is out. If Stills is active both lose luster and become desperation plays despite the good matchup against Kansas City.
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