WR Kenny Stills - Houston Texans
|6-1, 194||Born: 4-22-1992||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2013|
Week 14: vs Denver Broncos
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson has shown the ability to carry this Texans team on multiple occasions this season, including last week in what was a stellar performance despite only putting up 234 passing yards. Watson was accurate all over the field, throwing for three touchdowns while actually completing four of his six pass attempts when targeting receivers 10 or more yards downfield. Deandre Hopkins finished with a nice game last week, but he actually saw a dip in playing time with just 84 percent of the snaps compared to playing at least 93 percent of offensive snaps in all previous weeks. This is nothing to be concerned about at this point though, as Hopkins continues to lead this team in targets while offering a strong fantasy scoring floor and ceiling alike. Both Will Fuller and Kenny Stills remain more boom or bust options, while Darren Fells simply continues to amaze with his seventh touchdown of the season last week. Fells has seen three or fewer targets in all but three games this season and has exceeded 50 yards in just two games, but his size makes him an impeccable red zone target who will continue to be in sight for Watson. Denver's passing defense has played fairly well this season, ranking fifth in passing yards allowed (210.6) while giving up the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to both quarterbacks and wide receivers. The past three weeks have been a slight regression though, as opposing quarterbacks have passed for multiple touchdowns in all three games while two wide receivers have exceeded 115 receiving yards--the only two to exceed that mark all season against Denver. Chris Harris is their lock-down cornerback and should see most snaps shadowing DeAndre Hopkins, but these other two cornerbacks are very beatable in coverage, leading to plus matchups for Will Fuller and Kenny Stills. Play from the Denver safeties has been stellar though, which has led to a limitation of big plays by opposing passing offenses. The Broncos pass rush has been inconsistent all season, especially after their dreadful start. While they have improved as the season progressed, this team still has generated two or fewer sacks in three of their last six games with a below-average 10 percent pressure rate. Von Miller is banged up and at risk of missing this week after he was sidelined for last week's game. In addition, the team's sack leader Derek Wolfe was placed on injured reserve this week and will miss the remainder of the season. Limited pressure on Deshaun Watson plus a healthy Will Fuller could lead to more big plays in this game than the Defense has been accustomed to dealing with.
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 Texans | Kenny Stills relegated to afterthought (Fri Nov 22, 02:26 AM) - Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills caught one pass for six yards in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts. Our View: Stills is droppable, but with Tennessee and Tampa Bay up in Weeks 15 and 16, he'll be a quick add if Will Fuller's hamstring issue acts up.
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