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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stills (thigh) caught three passes on six targets for 26 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

The first pass of the game, which was promptly dropped, was intended for Stills and he didn't see another pass in his direction until the fourth quarter, when Drew Brees overthrew him on an open deep pass. He managed to make a few plays in overtime to avoid posting an ugly goose egg, but it was a significant step back statistically for Stills, who had posted three straight games of at least four catches and 57 yards receiving. With Jimmy Graham and Brandin Cooks Brees' top targets in the passing game, Stills remains a boom-or-bust option in the Saints' spread-the-wealth attack, even in a favorable Week 11 matchup against a Bengals' defense that ranks 19th against the pass.

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Stills (thigh) is listed as active Sunday versus the 49ers, the Saints' official site reports.

Stills' offensive snap count has fallen between 26 and 47 this season, but he's made far greater use of his limited usage in the past three games, recording 14 receptions (on 17 targets) for 232 yards and one touchdown. He'll attempt to keep it up in Week 10 against a San Francisco defense that has given up 13.3 YPC and five touchdowns to wideouts in the last four contests.

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Stills (thigh) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

Despite once again posting excellent per-target numbers this year, Stills' usage in the New Orleans offense remains frustratingly low. With that said, he has been more prominent in recent weeks, turning 17 targets into 14 catches for 232 yards and a touchdown in his last three games.