Stills had two receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown in Miami's 19-17 victory over San Diego on Sunday.
Stills was the clear third choice for Jay Cutler as he only garnered five targets compared to 15 for Jarvis Landry and nine for DeVante Parker. He did however make the most of his two catches by reeling in a 29-yard strike for a score.
The two teams are scheduled to make up the contest Nov. 19 in Week 11 of the regular season, meaning both the Dolphins and Buccaneers will play 16 consecutive weeks to conclude the campaign. Assuming health permits for the receiver over the next week, Stills will make his season debut Sept. 17 against the Chargers.
Stills logged 31 snaps en route to hauling in two of his four targets for 18 yards in Thursday's 38-31 preseason loss to the Eagles.
DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry and Stills led the way in terms of wideout playing time in Thursday's dress rehearsal, a trend that should carry into the regular season. With Stills, who logged 42 catches for 726 yards and nine TDs in 2016, competing with Parker and Landry for looks in the passing games, as well as new tight end Julius Thomas, he could could be a hit-or-miss fantasy option, though Stills' field-stretching ability could pair well with QB Jay Cutler, who in the past typically hasn't been shy about taking shots deep downfield.
Stills caught his only target for a six-yard gain in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.
DeVante Parker dominated Jay Cutler's attention, drawing three targets on the veteran quarterback's six pass attempts. Stills got his lone target from backup Matt Moore as the Dolphins kept some of their starters in the game after Cutler was removed. Stills seems to have made a full recovery from the minor hamstring injury he dealt with earlier in training camp.
Stills (hamstring) was on the field for Monday's practice, but didn't take part in 11-on-11 scrimmaging, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
While Stills seems to be making progress in his recovering from a tight hamstring, it appears the Dolphins aren't quite comfortable exposing him to full contact just yet. There's nothing to suggest that the hamstring issue is anything more than a minor setback, however, so Stills seems like a good bet to open the season as the Dolphins' No. 3 wideout.
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