Kenny Stills re-injured the quad he has struggled with all preseason during Saturday's preseason game. (Source: Katherine Terell on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is bad news for Stills. With the regular season quickly approaching, the injury is something he will likely deal with a year long. Stills was poised for a breakout year. If he misses time, the door will likely open for Brandin Cooks to get some extra snaps. Stills currently has an ADP of 167.
CBS broadcasters said he injured the same quad that made him miss the previous two preseason games and he will not return to the game.
Fantasy Impact: Stills started ahead of rookie Brandin Cooks who also missed some practice time this week with a stomach virus. It will be interesting to see which of these two players will get the most weeks one snaps.
Fantasy Impact: Stills, by all accounts, was in line for a very strong fantasy season. In his 2nd year, Stills was slotted to be the number 2 WR. His momentum was derailed by a quad injury a few weeks ago. He is back at practice and the injury appears to be a problem of the past. Stills is now a solid value pick after plummeting down the ADP charts to 166.
Kenny Stills sat out of Saturdays's practice after suffering a quad injury on Friday. There is no timetable for his return. The injury appears to be minor although Coach Sean Payton said Stills had a similar leg issue a few weeks ago. (Source: Larry Holder on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Stills is a fantasy name to monitor in camp. He has talent, speed, Drew Brees throwing him the ball, and now has opportunity this season. Stills is believed to be the Saints No. 2 WR following Lance Moore's departure.
I thought Stills was going to be the receiver to own in New Orleans, but he has been battling a quad injury and has opened the door for Cooks. WR Marques Colston appears to be in decline at this point in his career. Expect all three players to have similar numbers with Cooks having the most upside and Stills settling into a viable role once he is healthy..
Many people expect a breakout season from Kenny Stills but no one needs it more than Drew Brees. With Lance Moore and Darren Sproles gone and Marques Colston slowing down, Stills is vital to the success of the passing game in New Orleans. He wasnt a consistent stat producer last season, delivering four games with 10-plus points and 11 with four points or fewer. To put it simply, he only helped Fantasy owners when he was able to score, he never had enough work to get by on his receptions and yardage alone. That has to change, and according to many observers in New Orleans it will, even with the addition of rookie Brandin Cooks.
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) There appears to be a lot of wide receivers with significant upside available late in your fantasy drafts this season. Who are the names we are targeting most? Let’s take a look: Kenny Stills – New Orleans Saints