Kenny Stills
Kenny Stills
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Things were looking good for Stills when the Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins. But after the subsequent trade for Brandin Cooks, not so much. As usual, Stills was efficient on limited targets - 14.0 YPC, 10.2 YPT in 13 games last year. At 6-1, 202, he's got slightly above-average size, and he's fast - 4.38 40 and at least two catches of 40-plus yards every year of his career. But Cooks' presence makes Stills redundant, especially if oft-injured speedster Will Fuller stays healthy. Stills has the advantage over Cooks of knowing the Houston offense, and that might be a factor with less offseason opportunity to get on the same page as Deshaun Watson this year, but Cooks is quicker, shiftier and more explosive at this stage of their respective careers, and he'll probably get more targets. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Texans in November of 2020.
Back to practice squad
WRFree Agent
January 25, 2021
Stills reverted to the Bills' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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Stills was inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. He appeared in 10 games with the Texans during the regular season, catching 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown on 19 targets.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kenny Stills' 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
22.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.35
 
% Team Air Yards
4.8%
 
% Team Targets
3.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.9%
 
Drop Rate
15.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.7
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenny Stills' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The Cone Drill metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.35 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Stills has always been a big-play threat and an efficient per-play receiver, but his usage under coach Adam Gase - like everyone else's - was so erratic you could rarely count on him. Now Gase is in New York, and the Dolphins have former Patriots' assistants Brian Flores (head coach) and Chad O'Shea (offensive coordinator) calling the shots. Neither coach has a track record on which we can rely, so how Stills and the other Dolphins wideouts (notably DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant) split the targets remains to be seen, but there will almost certainly be more role definition than there had been in the Gase era. At 6-1, 202, Stills has decent size and 4.38 40 speed. He's had at least two catches of 40-plus yards every year of his career, including 2018 when he saw only 64 targets in 15 games. He looked like a starter in three-wide sets along with Parker and Wilson, but the Dolphins traded him to the Texans along with offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, netting a pair of first-round draft picks, so Stills will be a competitor for snaps in the slot with the habitually injured Keke Coutee.
Stills has been a nice find for the Dolphins, making big plays and proving more durable than teammate DeVante Parker. Stills managed 8.1 YPT last season - respectable given the substandard QB play and the fact he was playing with a torn finger tendon after Week 3. Stills also scored six times despite minimal red-zone work. At 6-1, 196, Stills has slightly above average height, and he's fast - 4.38 40. He's generated 19 receptions of 40-plus yards in his career and should be the Dolphins' downfield playmaker no matter how the rest of the depth chart shakes out. Parker is healthy again this offseason and slated to be the team's top dog, but Jarvis Landry's 161 targets are gone, and it remains to be seen whether free-agent signees Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola will fill the void. In short, there's opportunity here for Stills, and he should get a slight QB upgrade with the return of Ryan Tannehill.
After a disappointing first season with the Dolphins, Stills rebounded last year under new coach Adam Gase, becoming the team's field stretcher with 17.3 YPC (2nd among the league's 60 80-target WR), 9.0 YPT (11th) and four catches of 40 or more yards. At 6-0, 195, Stills has only average size, but he's actually big for someone who runs a 4.32 40 -- most downfield burners are of the DeSean Jackson/Brandin Cooks build. Stills wasn't used much in the red zone -- only nine targets -- so if he's going to score, it'll be from deep. The Dolphins are deep at receiver, though, with Jarvis Landry locked in as the team's top target and former first round pick DeVante Parker looking more fit this offseason. Moreover, the team added tight end Julius Thomas, who had his best years with Gase in Denver, so Stills' role is unlikely to grow. He might not mind the transition from Ryan Tannehill to Jay Cutler, as the latter typically hasn't been shy about taking shots deep downfield.
Stills was brought to Miami last season to provide the deep presence the team was missing when it traded Mike Wallace. That plan didn't work out all that well as Stills underperformed, catching only 27 balls for 440 yards. However, this season he likely won't feature as prominently on the radar of opposing defenses with Jarvis Landry's star growing and the up-and-coming DeVante Parker keeping defensive coaches up at night. As a result, Stills could rediscover some of his big-play ability thanks to more favorable matchups this season.
A per-play superstar in New Orleans on limited volume his first two years, Stills could get a shot at a bigger role now that he's in Miami. He averaged an impressive 12.8 YPT on 50 targets as a rookie and then 11.1 YPT on 84 last year (keep in mind T.Y. Hilton led the NFL with 10.3 YPT among 100-target WR last year), albeit with Drew Brees under center, rather than the improving but still erratic Ryan Tannehill. At 6-0, 194, Stills has just average size, but runs a blazing 4.38 40 and caught six passes of 40-plus yards a year ago (T-4th) despite the modest volume. While Stills will be used as a field stretcher, the extent of his role beyond that is less clear after the Dolphins used the 14th overall pick on DeVante Parker, who might not be ready for Week 1 because of a foot injury. Jarvis Landry will almost certainly have a significant role as a possession receiver, and tight end Jordan Cameron will also get his looks, meaning Stills will have to battle Parker, when he's healthy, and free-agent signee Greg Jennings
Stills sure made the most of his limited opportunities in his rookie year. Prorate his production on 50 targets to 150, and you’d get 96 catches for 1923 yards and 15 touchdowns. But that’s what happens when you average 20 YPC and 12.8 YPT (1st by a mile among the league’s 90 50-target WR). At 6-0, 190, Stills has only average size, and he’s not likely to be much of a red-zone presence – only two of his 50 targets were from inside the 20 last year, and Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham are far more suited to that work. But Stills can fly – he ran a 4.38 40 – and the Saints will at a minimum use him to stretch the field again like they did last year. While rookie Brandin Cooks is likely to fill the Darren Sproles/Lance Moore role this year, their departure left a 140-target void, and some of those should spill over to Stills.
Taken in the fifth round of this year's draft, Stills is expected to play as the Saints' No. 3 wide receiver receiver. As glamorous as it sounds to be a top-three wideout on the league's No. 1 passing offense, keep in mind how much production goes to the tight ends and backs – so much so that even the No. 1 wideout, Marques Colston is rarely top 10. Still, the 6-0, 190-pound Stills has plenty of speed (4.39 40) and could be used to stretch the field the way former Saint Devery Henderson did the last few years, making him an intriguing sleeper in deeper leagues.
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Inactive for Sunday's game
WRBuffalo Bills
Coach's Decision
January 24, 2021
Stills (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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Bumps to active roster
WRBuffalo Bills
January 23, 2021
The Bills elevated Stills from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday.
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Joins Buffalo's practice squad
WRFree Agent
January 4, 2021
The Bills signed Stills to the practice squad Monday.
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Could join Bills
WRFree Agent
December 30, 2020
Stills is slated to visit the Bills on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Release due to reduced role
WRFree Agent
Quadriceps
December 1, 2020
The Texans' decision to release Stills was a mutual one, because his role was reduced from last season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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