Dolphins-Bills main matchup: WR Kenny Stills vs. CB Ronald Darby

Kenny Stills went from Week 1 goat to arguably the team's best deep threat. (Getty Images)

Kenny Stills went from Week 1 goat to arguably the team’s best deep threat. (Getty Images)

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Kenny Stills has emerged as a dangerous downfield weapon for the Dolphins, and he’s the franchise’s first player in 30 years to have three touchdown catches of 50 yards or more in the same season.

If DeVante Parker is healthy and Stills is that kind of threat, the Dolphins’ receiver corps looks pretty good led by Jarvis Landry. Stills has 650 yards on 35 catches this year, and containing him will be a high priority Saturday for Ronald Darby and the other Bills cornerbacks. Here’s the matchup:

Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills
6-foot-1, 194 pounds
Oklahoma, fourth season
Scouting notes: Stills had a brutal drop at the beginning of the season, but has been highly effective since. He’s averaged 60.5 yards with three touchdown catches over the past four games, which is a fine contribution from a guy expected to be this team’s third receiver. Stills has been killing secondaries with his speed, and Matt Moore has no aversion to trying to hit him on deep shots.

Buffalo Bills CB Ronald Darby
5-foot-11, 195 pounds
Florida State, second season
Scouting notes: Buffalo tends to keep its corners on the same side of the field for the game as opposed to having them track one specific receiver the entire time, so Darby might not always be matched up with Stills but will see him a lot. Darby faces a tough decision every time he lines up against Stills. He can jam him at the line at the risk of Stills blowing past him, or he can play back and possibly allow Stills to go where he pleases and maintain his rhythm with Matt Moore. Darby has fallen off a bit from his rookie season and has no interceptions this year.

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