Stills caught eight of nine targets for 135 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Patriots.
Stills came alive with his highest catch and yardage totals of the season and now has touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. The 26-year-old was the lone Dolphins' receiver to catch more than a single pass, as he was clearly Ryan Tannehill's favorite target Sunday. Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in the contest, and his status for next week at Minnesota will have a major impact on Stills' outlook heading into the game.
Stills saved his fantasy day with a red zone grab, his first touchdown since Week 7. It appears that coach Adam Gase's talk about getting Stills more involved in the passing game was more than just coach speak, as the 26-year-old wideout tied his highest target share of the season Sunday. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has posted a 5:1 TD:INT in the two games since his return from a shoulder injury, and Stills should remain his go-to downfield target as the season continues. However, Stills' increase in targets was fueled in part by Danny Amendola's (knee) absence.
Coach Adam Gase said Thursday that he's placing more of an emphasis on trying to get the ball to Stills ahead of the Dolphins' Week 13 matchup with the Bills, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Stills' 106-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 1 against the Titans didn't prove to be a harbinger of what was to come for the wideout, who has seen his involvement in the passing attack wilt. Over the Dolphins' last seven games, Stills has managed just eight receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown, though he missed one of those contests due to injury. Much of that downturn in production came with Brock Osweiler under center, but the Dolphins are hopeful Stills can deliver a late-season surge after Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) returned from a five-game absence last week to take back the starting quarterback gig. Stills could draw ample looks both downfield and near the line of scrimmage Sunday with Albert Wilson (hip) and Jakeem Grant (Achilles) done for the season and slot man Danny Amendola (knee) uncertain to play.
Stills brought in one of four targets for six yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.
Stills had a disappointing performance against Indianapolis' lackluster defense, even with quarterback Ryan Tannehill back under center. The 26-year-old has yet to recreate the success of his Week 1 outing, in which he reeled in four passes for 106 yards and two TDs. On the plus side, Stills led the Dolphins wideouts in targets Week 12, but he'll need to turn those targets into fantasy production to warrant fantasy consideration down the stretch.
With DeVante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (Achilles) both expected to miss time after the bye, Stills and Danny Amendola could be awfully busy when the Dolphins travel to Indianapolis in Week 12. Stills already handled a 96 percent snap share in Sunday's 31-12 loss to Green Bay, but he once again failed to get anything going with Brock Osweiler under center, catching two of three targets for 26 yards. While he'll likely draw some extra targets in an offense that may need to use Leonte Carroo as its No. 3 receiver, Stills won't be an easy sell for fantasy lineups unless Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) makes it back for Week 12. Even then, Stills has proven to be a boom-or-bust option over the years, rarely drawing enough targets to produce a useful outing without the help of a touchdown or huge gain.
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||10||32||641||20.0||76||5||7||5||24|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||7||63||931||14.8||69||3||10||6||47|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||10||3||10||3.3||4||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||7||1||-2||-2.0||-2||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|