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How to handle Kenny Stills’ injury in Week 5 fantasy football

The Texans receiver is a game-time decision. Plan accordingly.

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills catches a pass during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Ah, the dreaded game-time decision. Is there anything more frustrating for the fantasy decision-making process? That will be the case with Kenny Stills this week. Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said the veteran wide receiver’s status will not be decided until Sunday, 90 minutes before their game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Stills hurt his hamstring last week against the Panthers, going off the locker room in the second quarter and did not return to the game. He’s been limited in practice this week, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday.

Houston’s primary slot receiver is second on the team in receiving yards, trailing Nuk Hopkins. He’s got 188 yards and a touchdown through four games, since coming over from the Dolphins before the season.

Fantasy football analysis, Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills

If he does play, there’s a question of just how healthy he’ll actually be. A bum hamstring could limit his effectiveness. It’s too bad for fantasy owners, because the Falcons bleed yards. Keke Coutee will be the next man up if Stills does not play, and might be worth a flyer in your DFS lineups this week.