Stills caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.
Stills played a season-low eight snaps but had a season-high four targets in the loss. It's hard to see how Stills can raise his profile with three proven NFL commodities ahead of him on the depth chart. A Will Fuller injury -- not unheard of -- or disappointing production out of Brandin Cooks could benefit Stills, but until then, he likely won't be much of a fantasy asset in any given week.
Stills (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Given that Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb are also in the Texans' wide receiver mix, Stills can't be counted on to receive a steady share of targets, but he's a candidate to capably step into a larger role if any of the team's other key options at the position are forced to miss any time.
Stills (illness) is expected to be available Sunday against the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Stills was added to the Texans' Week 3 injury report after being limited in Friday's practice. With Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb also in Houston's wide receiver mix, steady volume remains an issue for Stills, but he's capable of stepping into a larger role if any of the team's other key options are forced to miss any time.
Stills was limited in Friday's practice due to an illness and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Stills wasn't listed on the injury report until Friday, an indication that his illness is a new development. It's at least encouraging that the 28-year-old was able to practice on a limited basis, but a final decision on his status may not come until around 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Aaron Reiss of The Athletic confirms that Stills' illness is not related to COVID-19.
Stills caught two of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 33-16 loss to Baltimore.
Stills made his first grabs of the season after being shut out on two targets in Week 1. His playing time increased from 22 to 28 snaps, the result of a Will Fuller hamstring injury in the first half. Fuller returned to the game and is expected to be ready to go for Week 3 in Pittsburgh. With five targets through two games, Stills is on pace for the fewest of his career.
Stills played 22 snaps and had two targets in Thursday's 34-20 loss to the Chiefs in Week 1.
Stills' fate was tied to the availability of Brandin Cooks, who showed up on the injury report with a quadriceps issue leading up to Week 1. Cooks was available, which put a cap on Stills' opportunities.
Stills could be in line for a heightened role in Thursday's season opener against the Chiefs if Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) is unable to play, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cooks sat out a second straight practice Tuesday, leaving his status on shaky ground as the Week 1 matchup nears. If Cooks is inactive, Stills should get the start out wide opposite Will Fuller, while Randall Cobb mans the slot.
Stills participated in his first training-camp practice Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Stills was activated from the non-football illness list Sunday and showed little rust Monday, catching passes from quarterback Deshaun Watson. The 28-year-old caught 40 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns in his first year in Houston last season, but he faces a crowd at wideout in 2020. He currently sits fourth on the depth chart behind Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb.
The Texans activated Stills from the active/non-football illness list Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
After slightly more than a week on the NFI list, Stills is past his illness and able to practice, as intimated by coach Bill O'Brien on Friday, per Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com. Now healthy, Stills will enter a competition with Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb for reps in the Texans' receiving corps.
Coach Bill O'Brien said it shouldn't be "too much longer" before Stills (illness) is available to practice, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
The Texans placed Stills on the non-football illness list, which is separate from the recently created reserve/COVID-19 list. Whatever the issue might be, it sounds like the wide receiver is expected to rejoin his teammates soon, competing for snaps in a position group that also includes Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb.
Stills has been placed on the Texans' non-football illness list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It remains to be seen how long Stills' unspecified illness keeps him sidelined, but once he's available, he'll compete for wide receiver snaps with Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb. For now, there doesn't seem to be a clear path to steady targets for Stills, but that's a conclusion based on the aforementioned trio all being healthy enough to play.
Felony charges against Stills, who was arrested Tuesday at a protest in Louisville, have been dropped, ESPN.com reports.
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.
Stills was arrested Tuesday at a protest in Louisville, Lucas Aulbach of the Louisville Courier Journal reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 stands a decent chance of moving up even higher than second on the depth chart.
Stills caught three of six targets for 80 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 51-31 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs.
Stills came down with a 54-yard TD catch on Houston's opening drive, and he finished Sunday's contest with his third-best receiving output of the entire 2019 campaign. The former Saint and Dolphin enjoyed 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.
Stills (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chiefs.
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.
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.
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.
Stills (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs after being limited at practice this week.
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 p.m. ET kickoff.
Stills (knee) was listed as a limited participant for Thursday's practice.
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 (groin) was inactive. Stills' playing time Sunday largely depends on Fuller's status, which is uncertain after two limited practices this week.
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