Kenny Stills

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #10
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #10
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Meager production over 13 games

Stills caught six of 23 targets for 68 yards and one touchdown over 13 games in 2021.

Analysis: Stills found his way back to New Orleans in 2021, but he struggled to produce despite there being plenty of available opportunity at receiver. He was ultimately waived at one point in December before re-signing and being made a healthy scratch in the second-to-last outing. With each of Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway, Deonte Harris and Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Stills seems unlikely to be offered another contract with the Saints, especially if the team adds more talent through the draft or free agency.

Jan 16, 2022 2:19 PM EST


Healthy scratch Sunday

Stills (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Stills was held without a catch in each of the last five games, and he won't suit up for Sunday's primetime matchup. Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Easop Winston could see a slight uptick in playing time against Tampa Bay.

Dec 19, 2021 4:10 PM EST



No targets despite plenty of snaps

Stills was not targeted with a pass during Sunday's win over the Jets.

Analysis: Despite seeing the third-most snaps amongst Saints receivers in the absence of both Deonte Harris (suspension) and Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring), Stills wasn't targeted with a pass. However, no Saints receivers should be expected to produce much as long as the offense revolves around the legs of Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill.

Dec 13, 2021 10:21 AM EST


Back in Big Easy

The Saints re-signed Stills on Friday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: New Orleans' receiving corps is at less than 100 percent at the moment, with Deonte Harris suspended three games, Ty Montgomery (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's road game versus the Jets. If Humphrey is able to suit up, Taysom Hill (finger) will have Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, Humphrey and Stills available at wide receiver. Despite seeing time in 10 contests this season, Stills has been incredibly inefficient with his 22 targets, accumulating a sparse 5-64-1 line.

Dec 10, 2021 4:21 PM EST


Time over in NOLA

The Saints released Stills on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though the Saints will be without one of their top three wideouts in Deonte Harris for the next three games after his suspension was upheld by the NFL, Stills won't be given the opportunity to try and replace him. The 29-year-old already seemed to fall behind Ty Montgomery and Lil'Jordan Humphrey in the pecking order behind the Saints' starting receivers (Harris, Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway), as Stills ranked sixth among the position group in snaps in last week's 27-17 loss to the Cowboys. Stills concludes his second stint in New Orleans with five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets over 10 appearances.

Dec 7, 2021 2:01 PM EST



No targets again

Stills was not targeted during Sunday's 40-29 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: This is the third time in three games when Stills hasn't seen a single target. Neither the loss of Jameis Winston (knee) or the return of Tre'Quan Smith has done him any favors, and he's also firmly behind Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris in the pecking order as well. The 29-year-old won't even be worth a dart throw in Week 12 against Buffalo.

Nov 21, 2021 5:37 PM EST


No targets against Titans

Stills was not targeted with a pass during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: With Tre'Quan Smith healthy, it seems like he, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris are settling in as the top three receivers on the depth chart. Meanwhile, Stills and Kevin White have been rotating in as occasional deep threats. Unless something suddenly changes in Stills' favor, he's hardly an afterthought in most fantasy formats.

Nov 14, 2021 7:52 PM EST


First TD of season

Stills caught two of five targets for 30 yards with one touchdown during Sunday's 27-25 win over Atlanta.

Analysis: Clearly working behind both Marquez Callaway and Tre'Quan Smith, Stills entered the final minutes of the game with just one catch on four targets before grabbing a go-ahead touchdown with just over a minute left in regulation. As this was easily the 29-year-old's most productive game of the year since reuniting with New Orleans in late September, there's still nothing to see here from a fantasy standpoint.

Nov 8, 2021 1:46 PM EST


No targets against Tampa Bay

Stills wasn't targeted with a pass during Sunday's 36-27 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: With Tre'Quan Smith back in the fold, Stills' role has shrunk. Couple with the likely absence of Jameis Winston (knee) and the negative implications that has on the Saints' passing game, Stills is hardly even a GPP flier despite a welcoming Week 9 matchup with Atlanta.

Oct 31, 2021 6:11 PM EST


Catchless in win

Stills failed to haul in all three of his targets in Monday's 13-10 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Stills was targeted on multiple deep shots, but the wideout failed to connect with quarterback Jameis Winston. The Saints struggled to move the ball through the air outside of mostly short and intermediate passes. The veteran played the third most offensive snaps by a wide receiver in the contest, finishing at 43 percent. Despite the Saints' high passing volume, Stills remains a tough player to trust for fantasy.

Oct 27, 2021 5:25 AM EST


Does little with five targets

Stills caught two of five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 33-22 win over Washington. He also gained one yard on his lone carry.

Analysis: Finally signed to the 53-man roster this weekend after bouncing on and off the practice squad the prior two weeks, Stills saw a season high in looks from Jameis Winston but wasn't able to do much with the volume. He has three catches for 34 yards through three games, but his spot on the depth chart could be tenuous with both Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) eligible to rejoin the lineup after the Saints' Week 6 bye.

Oct 10, 2021 3:34 PM EST


Signed to active roster

Stills was signed to the Saints' 53-man roster Saturday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Stills was elevated from the practice squad for each of the last two games, but he'll join the active roster on a more permanent basis ahead of Sunday's game against Washington. The 29-year-old has secured one of four targets for 17 yards across his first two appearances of the year.

Oct 9, 2021 2:50 PM EST


Sent back to practice squad

Stills reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Stills had to revert to the practice squad after having been elevated to the active roster for Sunday's overtime loss to the Giants, but his play may have earned him another shot at seeing the field for New Orleans this season. The veteran played just 16 offensive snaps, and while he didn't catch his only official target, Stills did ] have a 46-yard touchdown called back due to penalty.

Oct 5, 2021 5:21 AM EST


TD called back due to penalty

Stills was targeted with one pass but he did not record a catch during Sunday's 27-21 overtime loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The results may not show it yet, but it's clear that Sean Payton likes having Stills back in New Orleans. Even though the 29-year-old is only playing in his second game with the team this year, Stills is already logging half of the offensive snaps and has gotten multiple shots down the field per game. He would have had a 46-yard touchdown Sunday but it was called back due to penalty. While his upside is capped by the Saints' low-volume passing attack, Stills' could be someone to keep an eye on in deeper formats given his ability to post a solid fantasy total on a single play.

Oct 3, 2021 4:54 PM EST


Back up on roster

Stills was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Stills got the call up in Week 3, catching one of his three targets for 17 yards despite playing the second-most snaps (29) of any wide receiver. The veteran wideout could see an increase in targets against a vulnerable Giants defense, although the lack of volume in the Saints passing game might be too much to overcome from a fantasy perspective.

Oct 2, 2021 1:50 PM EST


Goes back to practice squad

Stills reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: In his second stint with the Saints, Stills earned the second-most offensive snaps (29 of 62, 47 percent) among the team's wide receivers, playing behind Marquez Callaway (38) and ahead of Deonte Harris (19), Chris Hogan (16), Ty Montgomery (13) and Lil'Jordan Humphrey (inactive). Considering his usage, Stills likely will be elevated again ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants.

Sep 27, 2021 5:42 PM EST


Three targets in 2021 debut

Stills caught one of three targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 28-13 win over New England.

Analysis: In his first game with New Orleans since 2014, Stills (47 percent) finished second among Saints receivers in snaps behind only Marquez Callaway (61). While it may be a challenge to overtake Callaway for the top spot on the depth chart, it seems as if Stills may already be ahead of Deonte Harris, Chris Hogan and Ty Montgomery. The 29-year-old deep threat will look to build on this outing in Week 4 against an underwhelming Giants defense.

Sep 27, 2021 10:46 AM EST


Back on New Orleans' active roster

Stills was elevated from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Stills officially returns to the team that drafted him back in 2013. Woefully hurting at wide receiver, the Saints are hoping they can turn back the clock on Stills' career. Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football expects the veteran wideout to be a big factor in Sunday's gameplan, although it remains to be seen to what extent that might be. Expect Stills to trail nominal starters Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris in snaps at the very least

Sep 25, 2021 1:59 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Stills reverted to the Bills' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: 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.

Jan 25, 2021 10:04 PM EST


Inactive for Sunday's game

Stills (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Stills was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, but he won't make his Bills debut. The 28-year-old receiver posted an 11-144-1 line over 10 games with the Texans before being cut in November.

Jan 24, 2021 2:23 PM EST


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