Kenny Stills WR MIA 2 months ago

Stills was traded to the Dolphins on Friday in exchange for linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and a third-round draft pick.

As expected, the Dolphins and Saints were able to finalize a trade, with Miami adding Stills to a receiving corps that already includes Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry and Jordan Cameron. There have also been rumors that the Dolphins still want to keep Charles Clay, but such a move would be hard to justify at this stage. Stills will no longer get to play with Drew Brees, but he figures to start on the outside and have a key role in Miami's offense. It is still possible the Dolphins could release Wallace, in which case there would be plenty of targets for both Landry and Stills to keep owners happy.

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The Saints and Dolphins are in the process of working out a trade for Stills, Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Stills will turn 23 in April, after posting an impressive 53-931-3 receiving line on just 85 targets in his second NFL season. He should fetch a pick that's at least a few rounds higher than the fifth-rounder he was originally selected with, assuming the trade is centered around draft picks. Stills would start across from Mike Wallace in Miami, providing an upgrade over the departed Brian Hartline. The Dolphins recently added tight end Jordan Cameron, while fellow tight end Charles Clay received the transition tag but now seems likely to sign elsewhere.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 5 months ago

Stills, who had five catches on seven targets for 82 yards, left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury, ESPN.com reports.

Stills quietly had a very solid season, catching 63 passes on 83 targets for 931 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. He started off the season slowly, but picked up it after Brandin Cooks went down with a season-ending thumb injury in November. Stills still has two years left on his rookie contract, so he will most likely be back next season as part of a very deep wide receiver corps.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 5 months ago

Stills had six catches on eight targets for 68 yards during Sunday's loss to the Falcons, which eliminated the Saints from playoff contention.

Stills nearly matched his production from Week 15 (five catches on seven targets for 67 yards), though neither games were overly productive for fantasy owners, particularly in non-PPR formats. Stills continues to get a decent number of targets, though he's broken the 100-yard mark just twice this season and has only three touchdowns. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Bucs, against whom Stills had one catch on three targets for 16 yards against back in Week 5.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 5 months ago

Stills caught 5-of-7 targets for 57 yards in Monday's 31-15 win over the Bears.

Stills bounced back from a lousy Week 14, along with the rest of the New Orleans offense. According to Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus, Stills finished second among Saints wideouts with 43 snaps, nestled between Marques Colston (52) and Nick Toon (37). Stills has now logged more snaps than Toon in two straight games, after surprisingly recording just 25 snaps in a Week 13 win over the Steelers. Consistency may be hard to come by in the Saints' spread-the-wealth attack, but Stills should get his fair share of opportunities in Week 16, facing a porous Atlanta defense.

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Stills was on the field for 25 of the Saints' 56 offensive snaps, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Stills' outburst was arguably the biggest fantasy story from the Saints' Week 12 win, as he gained 162 yards on five receptions. Yet, his snap count was curiously low, as he participated in only 45 percent of the team's offensive plays, even being out-snapped by backup receiver Nick Toon. It's hard to argue with his recent performances and there's no question the Saints' remaining schedule is extremely favorable, but there is still some risk for fantasy owners starting Stills if he continues to have his playing time somewhat curtailed.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 6 months ago

Stills had five catches on a team-high six targets for 162 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Steelers.

Take away his 69-yard touchdown in the third quarter and Stills still finished with four catches for 93 yards. It was his third straight game with at least 90 yards or a touchdown, as he has clearly rediscovered the chemistry he had with quarterback Drew Brees. Things figure to stay positive for the Saints, as they will face off against a Panthers defense in Week 14 that has allowed the fifth-most receiving touchdowns this season.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 6 months ago

Stills caught 8-of-9 targets for 98 yards in Monday's 34-27 loss to the Ravens.

Stills wrestled a ball away from Ravens cornerback Danny Gorrer for an impressive 33-yard catch, and he otherwise caught a slew of short and intermediate passes. The second-year wideout set season-high marks for targets and receptions, though not quite for yardage. Stills' first game since Brandin Cooks (thumb) got hurt was encouraging, but the matchup encouraged Drew Brees to target his wideouts. While not lacking for upside in Cooks' absence, Stills should still be viewed as a fairly unreliable option for Week 13 in Pittsburgh.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 6 months ago

Stills figures to see added looks in the coming weeks, with Brandin Cooks possibly out as long as a month after breaking his thumb, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

With Cooks (who is second on the team to TE Jimmy Graham in receiving yards) now out, Marques Colston and Stills slot in as the Saints' top two wideout targets for QB Drew Brees, with Stills -- who caught all four of his targets Sunday for 32 yards and a TD -- a prime candidate to absorb some of the looks that Cooks has been seeing.

Kenny Stills WR MIA 6 months ago

Stills had four catches on four targets for 32 and a touchdown Sunday against the Bengals.

Five players finished with at least as many targets as Stills, though he was the only one to catch a touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees. He has failed to reach 60 yards in three of the last four games, and with the number of weapons available to Brees, it's tough to see Stills breaking out in a big way.