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Kenny Stills

Kenny Stills

Wide Receiver #10
Team: Houston Texans
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 194 lb.
College:Oklahoma
Age:28
Born:April 22, 1992
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 5 (144)
Draft Team:NO

Kenny Stills: Charges dropped

Felony charges against Stills, who was arrested Tuesday at a protest in Louisville, have been dropped, ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Stills, one of 87 protesters who gathered at the Louisville home of Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday, was subsequently charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process. On Friday, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell relayed in a statement that "in the interest of justice and the promotion of the free exchange of ideas, we will dismiss that charge" for each of the protesters.

July 17, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Arrested at protest

Stills was arrested Tuesday at a protest in Louisville, Lucas Aulbach of the Louisville Courier Journal reports.

Analysis: Stills is facing a felony charge for intimidating a participant in the legal process, along with misdemeanor charges for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. The Texans have said they're aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more information, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

July 15, 2020 8:16 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Facing snap competition

Stills is part of a receiving corps that also includes Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller (sports hernia) and Randall Cobb, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The DeAndre Hopkins trade temporarily freed up about 10 targets per game, but the Texans were quick to sign Cobb and later traded for Cooks. While the absence of a clear No. 1 receiver might hint at a degree of opportunity, Stills now faces tough competition for snaps, assuming all four receivers are still on the roster come Week 1. Stills and Fuller both are in contract seasons, while Cooks and Fuller have medical records that hint at the importance of having depth behind them.

April 10, 2020 5:34 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Larger role expected in 2020

The Texans will rely on Stills more this coming season after the team traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Stills moves up to second on the depth chart, while Will Fuller becomes the team's No. 1 wideout. Trading Hopkins leaves a huge void in the passing game, one which head coach Bill O'Brien hopes to be filled by Stills and Fuller. Hopkins accounted for 29.3 percent of Houston's catches in 2019, the third highest share by any player in the NFL last season. The only player with a larger target share than Hopkins (28.8 percent) was New Orleans' Michael Thomas (33 percent). When factoring in Fuller's injury history -- he averages 5.5 games missed per season -- Stills could eventually move up higher than second on the depth chart.

April 5, 2020 4:52 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Flashes with 54-yard TD in playoffs

Stills caught three of six targets for 80 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 51-31 divisional round loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Stills came down with a 54-yard TD catch on Houston's opening drive, and finished Sunday's contest with his third-best receiving output of the entire 2019 campaign. The former Saint and Dolphin pitched in a promising debut showing during his first year with the Texans, finishing tied for third on the team in both receiving yards (561) and TD catches (four) during the regular season despite sitting out three games with a combination of hamstring, ankle and knee injuries. Both he and Will Fuller enter the final year of their current deals in 2020, and each carries potential for a breakout fantasy campaign while operating within the high-flying Texans passing attack.

January 12, 2020 7:42 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Listed as active Sunday

Stills (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: As is fellow wideout Will Fuller (groin) and while it's unclear how heavy of a workload he'll be handed following a two-game absence, Fuller's presence figures to impact Stills, who was on the field for all but one offensive snap in last weekend's wild-card win over the Bills. In any case, even with Fuller available, Stills can still do some damage in three-wideout sets, especially if the Chiefs defense elects to key on top option DeAndre Hopkins.

January 12, 2020 10:43 AM EST

Kenny Stills: On track for divisional-round game

Stills (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chiefs but is expected to play, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Houston is expected to be back to full strength at receiver for the first time since Week 16, as Will Fuller (groin) is on track to join Stills in the lineup after a two-week absence. Stills caught four of five targets for 46 yards while playing all but one offensive snap in last week's wild-card win over the Bills, but his snap share has fallen below 70 percent in each of the nine games this season Fuller has played without exiting early due to injury.

January 12, 2020 6:27 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Listed as questionable this week

Stills (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs after being limited at practice this week.

Analysis: Stills was on the field for all but one of the Texans' 69 snaps on offense in last weekend's wild-card win over the Bills, and with no reported setbacks since then, we'll operate under the assumption that his practice limitations were maintenance-related and the wideout will be good to go against Kansas City. Whether his snap share remains as high, however, hinges in part on the status of fellow wideout Will Fuller (groin), who is viewed as a game-time decision for Sunday afternoon's 3:05 ET kickoff.

January 10, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Limited Thursday

Stills (knee) was listed as a limited participant for Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Stills practiced in a limited fashion both Wednesday and Thursday, as the Texans prepare for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Chiefs. He played nearly all of last week's win over Buffalo, when starter Will Fuller V (groin) was inactive, but his playing time this week depends on Fuller's status. Fuller is also practicing in a limited fashion, and his status is uncertain.

January 10, 2020 4:49 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Listed as limited Wednesday

Stills (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Stills was limited to start last week as well, so we'll operate under the assumption that his Wednesday limitations were maintenance-related. His fantasy upside in Sunday's upcoming playoff game against the Chiefs is tied in part to the status of fellow wideout Will Fuller (groin), who is making progress, but not yet considered a lock to play this weekend.

January 8, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Solid effort in OT win

Stills caught four of five targets for 46 yards in Saturday's 22-19 overtime win over the Bills.

Analysis: With Will Fuller V (groin) sidelined once again, Stills worked as the Texans' No. 2 WR, and after the team was held scoreless in the first half he was able to connect with Deshaun Watson on some key grabs in the fourth quarter as Houston made its comeback. Fuller could be back in the lineup next Sunday against the Chiefs in the AFC divisional round, but even if Stills retains his more prominent role on the depth chart, he'd likely take a back seat to DeAndre Hopkins and the running game.

January 5, 2020 7:12 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Stepping up as No. 2 WR

Stills (knee) will operate as the No. 2 receiver after Will Fuller (groin) was officially ruled out ahead of Sunday's playoff matchup against the Bills,James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This could be a critical contest for Stills with usual stalwart DeAndre Hopkins expected to face a significant adversary in first-team All Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White. Stills has at least three catches in all but one of the last four contests, but he's topped 100 yards just once all season and has rarely been force fed the ball ala Hopkins. That could change Saturday, although DeAndre Carter and Keke Coutee could also factor in if the Texans were forced to pass early in an effort to catch up from a possible slow start.

January 4, 2020 9:40 AM EST

Kenny Stills: Good to go for playoff opener

Stills (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills after logging a full practice Thursday.

Analysis: While Stills has been cleared to play after being inactive in Week 17, James Palmer of NFL Network indicates that Will Fuller (groin) looks like a long-shot to suit up this weekend. If he's out Saturday, Stills would be in line to start opposite DeAndre Hopkins and thus in line to see his share of targets from QB Deshaun Watson in Houston's postseason opener.

January 2, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Limited again Wednesday

Stills (knee) remained limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Unless Stills practices fully Thursday, he figures to approach Saturday's playoff opener against the Bills listed as questionable, but we suspect that he'll return to action this weekend after sitting out the Texans' regular-season finale, along with several other key players.

January 1, 2020 1:50 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Practices Tuesday

Stills (knee) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Still was limited all last week and did not play, but at least part of the reason for that was the Texans resting their key players. As long as Stills makes it throughout the week without suffering a setback it seems likely he will play in Saturday's playoff matchup with the Bills.

December 31, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Inactive Sunday

Stills (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: As is Will Fuller (groin). Meanwhile, DeAndre Hopkins (illness) is not among the team's inactives, but per ESPN.com, he isn't expected to play much, if at all Sunday, a scenario that would leave DeAndre Carter, Keke Coutee and Steven Mitchell to handle handle the bulk of the Texans' Week 17 wideout duties.

December 29, 2019 12:07 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Listed as questionable

Stills (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's 4:25 ET game against the Titans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Stills was able to practice in a limited fashion this week, but assuming he's listed as active Sunday, how much work me might see is hard to peg, considering that the Texans' playoff seeding would be locked in if the Chiefs defeat the Chargers during the first wave of Week 17 NFL kickoffs.

December 27, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Logs limited practice Thursday

Stills (knee) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: We'll circle back on Stills' status Friday to see if he's listed as questionable or minus an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans. Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, if the Chiefs, who kick off at 1:00 ET, beat the Chargers on Sunday, the result of the Texans' regular-season finale (which starts at 4:25 ET) wouldn't affect the team's playoff seeding. That's a context that will be worth monitoring as it pertains to any of Houston's banged up players, like Stills.

December 26, 2019 2:07 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Knee issue

Stills (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate.

Analysis: We'll revisit Stills' status Thursday when the Texans return to the practice field, but the wideout's profile in the team's offense could increase in the coming weeks, with Will Fuller dealing with a groin injury that seems likely to sideline him this coming weekend, at a minimum.

December 25, 2019 1:56 PM EST

Kenny Stills: Briefly leaves win

Stills dealt with muscle cramps that briefly sidelined during Saturday's 23-20 win over the Buccaneers in Week 16, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Stills became a big factor in the game when Will Fuller (groin) was forced to leave. With Keke Coutee inactive, Stills' return from injury was needed. He finished with five catches on nine targets for a team-high 57 yards.

December 22, 2019 5:43 AM EST

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